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    Member Review: Dell 2405FPW **56k**

    I know this has been done my the excellent writers at Team Hex but thought I'd add my own

    Taken from: Here

    Well after Dell managed to fail three times to find me a replacement 2005FPW without backlight bleed I eventually got sent a Dell 2405FPW.

    Specs

    Diagonal Size: 24"
    Viewable Size: 24"
    Display Type: Flat Panel Display / Active Matrix TFT - Desktop
    Depth: 9"
    Features: 100 mm VESA Mounting, Height Adjustable Stand Included, Detachable Panel mechanism
    Height: Compressed: 22", Extended: 25"
    Weight: 22.1 lbs
    Width: 22"
    Image Max H-View Angle: ±89°
    Image Max V-View Angle: ±89°
    Built-in Devices: 9-in1 Card Reader
    Color Support: 16.7 Million
    Compliant Standards: UL 60950, NOM, CE MarkEN60950, IEC 60950, CCC, TUV-GS, NEMKO, GOST, PSB, TUVS, SASO, FCC Part 15 Class B, CE MarkEN55022:1998, EN55024:1998, EN61000-3-2:2000, EN61000-3-3:1995 A1(2001), VCCI Class B ITE, MIC, BSMI, ICES003, CTick, ENERGY STAR, TUV Ergo, TCO'03/TCO'99
    Connectivity Technology: Cable
    Device Type: Flat Panel LCD Monitor with Height Adjustable Stand
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 22" x 9" x 22" to 25"
    Dimensions (WxDxH) / Weight: 22" x 9" x 22" to 25" / 22.1 lbs
    Dot Pitch: 0.270 mm (Pixel Pitch)
    Enclosure Color: Midnight Gray
    Image Aspect Ratio: 16:10
    Image Brightness: 500 cd/m²(typical)
    Image Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (typical)
    Max Resolution: 1920x1200 (WUXGA)
    Max Sync Rate (V x H): 76 Hz x 81 kHz
    Port(s) Total ( Free ) / Connector Type: 15-Pin D-Sub / 24-Pin DVI-D / S-Video / Composite

    The Monitor Itself:

    The monitor itself is VERY well built with a classy metal stand that does just about anything that you could think of.

    It rotates round 180 degrees:



    This would be very useful for graphics proffessionals of maybe music editing.

    The stand also tilts, turns and angles up and down. It can go down quite low but I tend to have it quite high.

    The picture:

    The picture quality is very high on the 2405FPW with excellent brightness. The black is very black for a TFT and I couldn't be happier with the quality of the colour and sharpness



    Picture in Picture:

    One of the features I like most about this screen is the picture in picture.

    I use this to run the XBox 360 at the same time as my PC:

    The first option is a sort of split screen:



    And the other PiP option is to have it in the corner (you can shoose which corner I think)



    Inputs:

    Another great thing about the 2405FPW is the sheer amount of inputs you get with it.

    It has:

    DVI-D

    D-SUB (VGA)

    Component

    Composite

    S-Video

    And also comes with an optional audio bar (therefore has RCA inputs for that)

    I'm getting the bar soon so I'll add to this review then.

    Another kinda cool featureis that it also has a USB hub and 7in1 card reader. I haven't got round to setting this up but sure as hell I soon will be - pimping the pictures on the card reader




    Pictures:













    Desktop Real Estate:

    This thing has all and more than you actually need as far as desktop real estate.

    It has so much space that I just didn't know what to do with it at first, but I soon got myself using all of it and especially using the picture in picture firsly from buisling my other PC, then using this great feature with my XBox 360

    Click for full size:





    Gaming

    My video card can just about play these games in 1920 x 1200:

    Doom 3
    Quake 4
    Call of Duty
    F.E.A.R.

    It easily handles:

    Day of Defeat:S
    Counter Strike:S
    GoldenEye: Source
    Half Life 2
    Chronicles of Riddick: return to Butcher Bay

    I have not noticed any problems with tearing or any other visual issues associated with TFT's and gaming - the 16ms response time on this monitor is most likely true in this case as I would have noticed (I am very picky).

    Gaming at this high res is very strange, but satisfying and you do get to see more of the game. This is very helpful in games like CS:S and Quake 4 as you can see around you more.

    Gamers: do not be afraid to buy this it is certainly up to the job of displaying the fast and frantic frames of FPS

    Overall

    This is one cracking monitor, even at the price on the shelves. If you really want to throw away your monster CRT but are afraid you'll lose some quality and space, then pick this baby up and you really won't be dissapointed. Its also great for those wanting the space of dual screens but not actually wanting two screens cluttering up their desk.

    My screen had no issues at all with it. No dead pixels, no backlight bleed and no "squeeking" that some people have reported.


    Score

    Build Quality: 9.5/10 - excellent build quality from Dell - very solid. Maybe a bit more aluminium could have been used
    Picture: 10/10: The best picture I've seen on any TFT so far - a very real rival to Apple's Cinema Screens
    Value for money: 7.5/10 - Not in most people's price range but once you've got it you really know where your money has gone
    SX'yness: 9.5/10 - A HUGE screen has gotta look good on that desktop!!

    Overall:: A big up, SX-recommended award: 9.1/10

    Prices 08/01/2006:

    £681.44 from www.overclockers.co.uk

    £680.91 from www.tekheads.co.uk

    £559.00 (no postage listed) from www.ebay.co.uk

    £680.33 from www.aria.co.uk

    £801.53 from www.dell.co.uk (Dell themselves)

    This also comes with a 3year Next business day exchange warranty from Dell, wherever you buy it from
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    nice review

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    Wow nice, what a monitor if you have the money!!! The split screen/xbox thing is neat!

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    i got the Dell 2405FPW in the same way you did, think i might have had 4 2005fpws though.

    the 2405 is an excellent screen and i would recomend it to anyone... although now its been replaced by the 2407FPW which is supposidly just as good!

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    Can you comment on the 'backlight bleeding'? This monitor is supposed to be terrible for this. it's when the backlight used to light the image behind the screen 'bleeds' or seeps through the outline of the monitor onto the front of the screen, between the lcd panel and the plastic surround so-to-speak. should be most noticeable when the monitor is one, but displaying a black screen and turn off all lights in the room to see it. I hope you're one of the lucky ones and it's not tooo bad, but Dell admitted this and fixed it with the more recent 2407wfp which is a hell of a lot better.

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    I have not experienced ANY backlight bleed at all from this monitor. I had a 2005FPW and wasn't keen on the backlight but with the 2405 I cannot see any

    Reminds me: I must update the review on the main site and post it here
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    &#163;681.44 from www.overclockers.co.uk

    &#163;680.91 from www.tekheads.co.uk

    &#163;559.00 (no postage listed) from www.ebay.co.uk

    &#163;680.33 from www.aria.co.uk

    &#163;801.53 from www.dell.co.uk (Dell themselves)
    Just thought I'd add that scan stock the updated 2407WFP for just &#163;628

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=408880

    Ive been looking at the 2405 and 2407 for about 6 months now, but just cant seem to press the buy button! Ive got a 19" now and im trying to resist upgrading when its not really needed

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    Yeah I was about to point out that Scan was not on the list :S
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    This is quite old and at the time SCAN didn't have it in (I dont think)
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    oh ye lol just looked at the date of the original post... how comes it resurfaced?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richie P View Post
    Can you comment on the 'backlight bleeding'? This monitor is supposed to be terrible for this. it's when the backlight used to light the image behind the screen 'bleeds' or seeps through the outline of the monitor onto the front of the screen, between the lcd panel and the plastic surround so-to-speak. should be most noticeable when the monitor is one, but displaying a black screen and turn off all lights in the room to see it. I hope you're one of the lucky ones and it's not tooo bad, but Dell admitted this and fixed it with the more recent 2407wfp which is a hell of a lot better.

    2405 has never suffered any backlight bleed in general, only the 20" model suffered from it really.
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    Thanks for this, awesome.

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    Just mention PC Pro reviewed a bunch of monster monitors this month and the BenQ FP241W beat the Dell for image quality (and it has HDMI). It comes in at 646quid from dabs.

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/displa...een-Monitor/p1
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