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Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP 24" Widescreen LCD

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As their popularity has risen, Dell has split their display models into a high-end/low-end schema for each monitor size. Typically, at each size (17" / 19" / 20" / 22" / 24" / 27" / 30"), Dell has a monitor which is a bare-bones model with just the screen and basic connectivity features, along with a high-end model with integrated USB hubs, memory card readers, multiple inputs for picture-in-picture, and in most cases, higher quality LCD panels. Dell charges a significant price premium for their high-end models (price comparison here), but in most cases, the additional cost ends up being worth it in our opinion.

The Ultrasharp 2408WFP which we're looking at today is one of these higher-end models. Let's see how this new model compares to Dell's prior high-end 24" display (2407WFP-HC), along with their current low-end 24" display model (E248WFP).
 


Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP

  • 24" Display, 22.0" x 8.17" x 19.56"

  • 21.74 Pounds

  • 1920 x 1200 Resolution (WUGXA)

  • 6ms Pixel Refresh Rate (GtG)

  • 400 cd/m2 Brightness Level

  • 3000:1 Constrast Ratio

  • 110% Color Gamut

  • 178º (Horizontal/Vertical) Viewing Area

  • 2 x DVI-D, 1 x HD-15 Connectors

  • 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI 2.1 Connectors

  • Composite, Component, S-Video Connectors

  • 1 x Upstream, 4 x Downstream 2.0 Ports

  • Side Mounted 9-in-2 Memory Card Reader

  • VESA 100mm Support

  • Height Adjustment, Tilt, Swivel


Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFP-HC

  • 24" Display, 22.0" x 7.7" x 15.3"

  • 18.3 Pounds

  • 1920 x 1200 Resolution (WUGXA)

  • 6ms Pixel Refresh Rate (GtG)

  • 400 cd/m2 Brightness Level

  • 1000:1 Constrast Ratio

  • 92% Color Gamut

  • 178º (Horizontal/Vertical) Viewing Area

  • 1 x DVI-D, 1 x HD-15 Connectors

  • No DisplayPort or HDMI Connectors

  • Composite, Component, S-Video Connectors

  • 1 x Upstream, 4 x Downstream 2.0 Ports

  • Side Mounted 9-in-2 Memory Card Reader

  • VESA 100mm Support

  • Height Adjustment, Tilt, Swivel


Dell E248WFP

  • 24" Display, 22.0" x 6.7" x 17.7"

  • 11.46 Pounds

  • 1920 x 1200 Resolution (WUGXA)

  • 5ms Pixel Refresh Rate (GtG)

  • 400 cd/m2 Brightness Level

  • 1000:1 Constrast Ratio

  • 92% Color Gamut

  • 160º (Horizontal/Vertical) Viewing Area

  • 1 x DVI-D, 1 x HD-15 Connectors

  • No DisplayPort or HDMI Connectors

  • No Composite, No Component, No S-Video Connectors

  • No USB 2.0 Ports

  • No Memory Card Reader

  • VESA 100mm Support

  • No Height Adjustment, Tilt, Swivel


As the Ultrasharp 2408WFP is retailing for roughly the same price as the 2407WFP variant, we can see that the 2408WFP looks like a solid upgrade. Dell’s new model sports an enhanced color gamut, three times the available contrast ratio, and support for HDMI and DisplayPort. Beyond these upgrades, the 2408WFP and 2407WFP are virtually identical.

As for comparing the new 2408WFP against the budget-minded E248WFP, well, the difference is quite large. The E248WFP lags in terms of color support, contrast, input connectors, and has no USB ports or integrated card readers. However, the E248WFP has the same base screen as the 2407WFP, but at a much lower price-tag, so we’re certainly seeing progress here.. How much will you save by opting for an E248WFP 24” compared to a 2408WFP 24”? According to market prices, about $150, or about 25%. Whether that difference in money is worth the difference in features is up to you.
 

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Sharpness, contrast, I don't know exactly what I mean.  But using VGA on my CRT and looking at the boldness of colors is not as good as on an Apple LCD, imo.  I don't know how to describe it, but it's better.

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=O if i get some extra money might try this out

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 I cant trust Dell Monitor reviews anymore. They send out their best stuff to review sites and then when you actually order one often you get a different panel than what the review was based off of. Like this monitor for instance has been tested by some users to really high input lag and so there is some ghosting and bluring in games. Yet reviews dont mention this often at all because of course they got the best panels.

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I just bought my Wife a new Dell for her college graduation and I got her the 24 inch Ultrasharp and she absolutely loves it. I ihave a 22 inch HP with a glossy front but hers totally rocks!

 

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