Dell S2409W Full HD Monitor = Drool Factory

July 1, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Displays

The Dell S2409W currently retails for $219. For that price, you get a 24″ wide display that features:

Courtesy Dell

Courtesy Dell

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16:9 dynamic aspect ratio
  • Support for HDMI, DVI, and VGA
  • Compatibility with VESA mounts

As a point of comparison, my HP w2228h cost around $320. It’s a 22″ display that also supports HDMI, DVI, and VGA, with a resolution of 1680 x 1050 and a 16:10 aspect ratio.

The advantages that HP display has over Dell is its built-in cable management system, speakers, and USB hub. The Dell on the other hand is much cheaper, features more visual real-estate, but takes a more no-frills approach.

Display fanatics would probably like to know about the S2409W’s 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m brightness, 5ms response time, and 160° / 170° viewing angle, and 0.276mm pixel pitch (note that these values are manufacture claimed). But that’s them: I personally would like to see this display on my desk, and gape at how wide it is!

Having no review unit to play around with, I can only assume that the relatively thick 8.76 depth of the monitor might be too much for some. And it’s a display, nothing more. In any case, you can buy the Dell S2409W through the link below. For its features and price, it seems like a very good deal.

Dell S2409W 24″ Full HD Widescreen Monitor ($219 after instant savings)

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6 Responses to “Dell S2409W Full HD Monitor = Drool Factory”
  1. DavidB (subscribed) says:

    Isn’t it petty obvious that depth spec is WITH the base? The display itself is OBVIOUSLY not that thick.

    I have two of the “two generations old” Dell 2407’s. They are awesome displays. My laptop won’t drive three displays, so other than upgrading to dual 30’s I don’t think my desktop can get much better!

    • Rico Mossesgeld says:

      Yeah, you’re right. So I guess my last reservation about this display is gone; if I already didn’t have a display, I’d get this in a heartbeat! And you’re saying you use those 2407s in tandem?

  2. DavidB (subscribed) says:

    Yes. The port replicator for my Dell E6500 has two DVI ports. Vista ultimate on a 3840 pixel wide desktop. These older ones have USB hub and SD/CF/MS card reader which is handy, and I have the Dell Sound Bar too.

    • Rico Mossesgeld says:


      Were the displays below or near $219 when you got them? If so, I’d wonder why Dell didn’t include those features with the S2409W. Just a thought.

  3. DavidB (subscribed) says:

    Oh no, they were more like $700-800. Have had them for about 3 years.

    I USED to have money to splurge on gadgets. Now I just read and weep. Since I have a wife and baby boy now my gadget buying days are much reduced.

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