This one’s gonna be a quick one.
I got my Dell 2408WPF 24″ monitor today. Got it all nice and set up, now it’s my primary, with my old Samsung 906BW (2ms GTG TN panel). Everything is awesome aboutthe monitor. Sure, there’s that very slight lag that has been reported. But I think that it’s a matter of time ’til I just get used to it. Now on to the good stuff.
The resolution is 1920×1200. The Dell 2408WPF is an S-PVA panel as far as I know. And because of the panel type, image quality is absolutely superb. Movies are awesome on this thing: black levels are nice and deep. I didn’t have to mess with the gamma or brightness and contrast to get the black levels the way I wanted.
The stand is great: I can twist and turn it, move it up and down, anything. It’s very nice and stable, feels like high quality materials.
The only thing I don’t like is the backlight bleeding (not sure if I’m using this term correctly). The top two corners bleed when the screen is pitch black. Other than that, it’s unnoticable.I also have to tone down the graphics settings on my games. Despite having dual GeForce 8800GTS 512MB cards in SLI mode, Far Cry 2 and GTA IV have slowed down noticeably. Team Fortress 2 on the other hand seems just fine, but it’s not a very demanding game to begin with.Now, I’ve got read up on a couple of things to see whether or not I should continue getting my content in 720p or move up to 1080p.
Recommended Viewing Distances
When Resolution Matters
And then there’s this very valuable database you can search:
And finally, a bit about all the different sorts of LCD panels out there:
Oh, and now I have to get a Spyder3Pro to make sure my beautiful new monitor is calibrated properly. Since the Dell 2408WPF is (to my knowledge) a Wide Gamut monitor, I’ll need the 3 series over the older Sypder2Express. Hopefully I can find a good deal on eBay.