Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP 24" Widescreen LCD
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
Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFP-HC
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.