Summary: I've been using a 19 inch NEC CRT monitor long after everyone I knew went to flatscreen, because (a) I do photography, and the CRT had more accurate colors than most of the consumer flatscreens, and (b) most flatscreens are HDTV resolution; 1920X1080, and I am used to working on a desktop that is 1200 pixels tall. Around May 2012 the NEC finally croaked, and the search for a replacement. Finding a 1920X1200 monitor that is color accurate on a budget is an adventure.
Summary: I had the bigger version of this monitor and knew I wanted this exact monitor. I was very excited when I found the factory refurbished one offered by this seller. It arrived quickly and well-packaged, and included everything except a manual. Luckily it used the same manual as the monitor I alrdy had. I would buy form them again.
Summary: Just got this monitor, got from Dell this is not the type of monitor you find at a Best Buy. Simply a great monitor, worth the money (not cheap). Make sure to hook it with DVI-D to DVI-D connection for best performance.
Summary: I needed a monitor for my slightly aging MacBook Pro 15" Intel Core 2 Duo with a Radeon X1600 display card. The 27" Apple Cinema Display (with the glossy screen I can't stand anyway) can't work with my laptop for a variety of technical reasons. And it's $999. That's ridiculously overpriced, even for an Apple product. I was skeptical this monitor would work with my MacBook and be as sharp as a regular Apple monitor. Yes. Perfect.
Summary: This is an excellent monitor. As other reviewers have noted, it comes already calibrated nearly perfectly; when I ran my calibration software, the change was very small. It is rather heavy, and deep for a flat panel monitor, but the stand holds it balanced very nicely. Having moved up from a 20" flat panel, this is a major step up. I like the 16:10 ratio, rather than the usual 16:9 in widescreen monitors.
Summary: I have had this monitor for almost 2 years so my opinion is based on long-term use. It was very expensive for a 24" monitor at the time and was even more than Mac's highly regarded Cinema displays. I own an iMac (24") and I can say that Mac monitors are very sharp and look beautiful, however their glossy finish can make them annoying during the day. This NEC sits in the same room right beside my Mac so I can compare them side by side. The NEC is much better.
Summary: The NEC LCD2490WUXi2-BK 24" WIDESREEN LCD MONITOR is a beautiful little monitor. It has "Professional Quality" written all over it. Viewing DVD movies is enjoyable as is surfing the internet, but the key is to couple this unit with a NEC Display Spectraview II Calibration custom Sensor Colorimeter with its included software (software and device are MAC and PC compatible as is the monitor itself).