"Fantastic IPS 24" panel for the cost!"5.0 starson by canuckchris
Pros: Color reproduction on this monitor is excellent. Viewing angles also excellent. I don't know what the reviewer is complaining about in terms of viewing angles, they are fine.
Neither of the U2410s I received had any tint issues.
Cons: The monitor I have is a replacement, it's predecessor had a pixel issue. Dell's customer service was exceptional however, and hassle free, so I don't really consider it a 'con' but thought I would mention it.
Summary: So, is this monitor 'perfect'? Such a statement is ridiculous. Is there a perfect CCFL backlit 24" IPS monitor? Probably not. You could get close with an Eizo, LaCie or such, but the cost will run well over $1000. You can get a U2410 for $500 or less if you watch for sales. So are the very minor imperfections - which you may not even notice, such as the dithering in RGB modes - worth spending double? I would say no.Update - Now that I have had this monitor longer, I am considering returning it. The dithering IS noticeable in some applications. Comparing this monitor to the Viewsonic VX2025wm it is replacing, the graininess of the anti-glare coating is far more pronounced.
Bottom line is that every monitor will have its flaws when you look very closely. Any review on this site will pull up monitors with cons. None are 'perfect'. The pursuit of such should be left to Lexus, we'll check in on them in a decade or so and see if they're any closer. The real issue is - will those cons hamper my experience? I am running the monitor in Adobe RGB mode and I have yet to notice the dithering in any application - whether desktop or game. I have no tint issues and I am guessing many others do not as well. This review states that the monitor has a 'pink tint issue'. Perhaps a more factually correct statement would be 'some monitor users have reported a pink/green tint issue' as I am guessing there are many - like myself - with no tint issues whatsoever.
For the money, this monitor is likely the best in its class. The picture quality is fantastic! Just thought I would shed some perspective on this review as I feel it is a tad unbalanced.
Updated on Nov 18, 2009
Dell is apparently writing a firmware update for the dithering, but you must send in your monitor to Dell to get it flashed (updated). This means you do not get your own monitor back, you get a refurbished one.
For a monitor of this quality and price range, it seems Dell has indeed dropped the ball on this one. I'm not sure how the dithering got past quality checks for release. If you have a tint-free monitor as I do, you will risk getting one with tint issues when you submit it for a firmware update. Dell is NOT addressing the green/pink tint issue at this time.
If I could change the five stars to three in this review, I would.