Too soon to say whether I would recommend it or not
6 August 2012
Summary: I purchased the monitor to process photos in Photoshop. I've profiled it twice using the Eye-One system. Both times the contrast has to be set at 100 and the brightness lowered, once to zero then next time to 7. You can adjust the RGB values but it's a little tricky figuring out what menu to use. Both times I've profiled my gamma comes out to 2.3, color temp 6500K, and luminance is okay.
Summary: Color quality important for pre-production photo editing, and the real estate helps with video editing, some of which occasionally goes to broadcast. Better than I had expected it to be from some reviews. Native color really quite good and very close to corrected with X-Rite tools. Very quick warm-up to full brightness, and while I haven't measured actual amp usage the heat generated, indicative of power consumption, seems lower than other 24" monitors I've used.
Summary: This is a great monitor. I use it as an external display with an old macbook. Some of the additional features cannot be used with a mac (that I know of), such as the USB ports on the sides and the SD card reader. Other than that, it's a great monitor once calibrated.
Summary: I purchased this monitor in October 2011. Absolutely no issues with color as some older reviews mentioned. I believe Dell/LG sorted those problems out so purchase in confidence. Picture-wise, this screen is amazing. I'm running it on a 2011 MacBook Pro. Out of the box, the display was *too* vibrant for my tastes, associated to the extra color gamut afforded in the Standard preset mode.
Summary: It's a great monitor for the price I paid. Nice and big and the resolution is great. Lots of video connectivity and built in USB hub. Controls are kind of awkward because if you touch the edge of the monitor, it's easy to accidentally touch the controls. Only one dead pixel and I don't even see it when the screen isn't all black. There's a cool red glow in the center when the screen is dark during POST. Kind of looks like the droid eye. All in all a good monitor.
Summary: The monitor is excellent. The controls are easy and sensible. The display has sharp resolution and the colors are amazing. The reliability - based on previous Dell products - should be good. There are two things that were postive surprises. The stand with which the monitor came was simple to adjust.
Summary: Ok, let me first start by saying if Apple's Cinema Displays had more inputs and flexibility, as a mac user there would be no reason to shop around. But they don't, so I've always had a non-Apple monitor as a second monitor connected to my iMac and laptop to extend the desktop. I was so nervous buying this monitor because of all the complaints if you get one of the lemons (tinting issues).
Pros: Great price for an IPS display, I've had it for almost a year now. I do a lot of terminal based text editing on Linux, contrast and all is better than my old high end CRT.
Cons: Power button, its placement is in the corner, i.e it IS the corner. Its really easy to bump and turn off the display. The extra inputs are nice, but Dell messed this one up, it is not a quick button press to switch between display inputs
Summary: colours stunning natural and crisp, portrait mode rarely used - need to adjust laptop settings to work in correct orientation. because of increased resolution the standard default size compared to more normal size/resolution is smaller so for my old eyes it is noticeable. not all apps particularly non native apple apps make best use of screen real estate.