Dell S2409W Full HD Monitor = Drool Factory
The Dell S2409W currently retails for $219. For that price, you get a 24″ wide display that features:
- 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)