Pros This monitor physically looks good, has a nice 16:9 form factor, and is certainly inexpensive.
Cons If feels like staring into a light bulb with poor contrast. If you look at the Outlook 2007 icon in the tray, the orange colors look washed out to yellow (on any settings I tried). Looking at black text on a white background is a bit painful.
Summary If you're looking for an inexpensive monitor and don't mind the washed out colors and poor contrast, this may be a good fit, otherwise look elsewhere. I spent maybe two hours playing with the settings over several days and just could not make this work for me. Most laptop monitors look better and the Dell UltraSharp U2410 has noticeably better coloring (which is what I replaced this with).
Pros Cheapest 24" on the market and okay quality.
Cons Randomly the monitor is dead on system reboot requiring unplugging. Image quality is fair, colors are off, and can't be adjusted to normal (Samsung Synmaster 24" 10x better). Energy stuff just dimms the screen.
Summary I don't know if the guys writing this review got a special version but what they describe isn't what's delivered. Side by side with my 24" Samung Sync master that is over a year old (LCD's dim over time) and the G2410 has dull colors. It is obviously more grainy as well. I tried the energy saving stuff but it only dims the screen making it hard to read except in low light. I ran into a problem where when my system goes to sleep or turns off, sometimes the LCD goes dead when I start back up. I can only fix it by unplugging for 30 seconds and then replugging. Something in the LCD is bad since it has to discharge to lose some wrong setting. This is a known problem on Dell's forums with no posted patch. From this review I thought I was getting a great deal on a good flat panel. Now I think I got an good deal on a poor flat panel. I wouldn't buy it again. If you want something big and really cheap it is okay. If you prefer visual quality don't buy this LCD. It isn't good, its buggy, and probably give you a bad taste for the brand.
Pros - Incredible sharpness and clarity. Text, pictures, and movies display in amazing quality.
- Bright! I keep the setting at 75%.
- Accurate color
- Very light weight compared to older Dell Flat Panels.
Cons - So far none
Summary I've owned two different types of Dells and one Acer. This monitor beats them all hands down. The image quality is on par with the best I've ever seen. Color reproduction is great, and the contrast is superb. I don' t understand the complaints I've seen about lack of features... The DVI connection is standard for monitors with no speakers, and the light weight makes it easy to move around or mount to a wall. I highly recommend it.
Pros Non-glare screen, simple trim, good control buttons, good resolution.
Cons no cons noted
Summary I bought it at a recent Dell sale and could not be happier with this purchase. This is my second Dell monitor, and whether I do photo editing or CGI, I am not at all disappointed. I am happy with the display controls as well, and as with my first Dell Ultrashorp 19", out of the box, very agreeably set up. Viewing angles are just fine, and the foot, simple as it seems, matches the frame well and is quite sturdy.
Pros LED backlight. Low engergy consumption. Nice color and contrast. Comes with DVI cable. Stand is super easy to install and remove. Great price when on sale. No pixel defects.
Cons Not many features in OSD. Viewing angle is pretty narrow.
Summary Going from an old 19" (18" viewing angle) 4:3 CRT to this 24" 16:9 was quite drastic. I previously ran my 19" at 1280 x 1024 resolution, so this monitor's 1" extra height and 56 extra pixels had comparable text size, which was good for my eyes. I've watched some HD content and played some games, and haven't noticed any noticeable lag.