Anyplace still selling Dell 2405s?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tuartboy, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. tuartboy macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Dell 2405 fpw and it really is fantastic. I'm looking into purchasing another one and for the sake of cosmetics, I would like to get a 2405 instead of a 2407 (kinda ugly, don't you think?). I haven't searched high and low yet, but I was wondering if anyone knows of a retail outlet that is still selling these suckers.
     
  2. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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  3. tuartboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i generally avoid ebay for larger electronics purchases.

    I looked through amazon, but found that some 2405's there had a "Note: this is actually a 2407" attached to them, so who knows what you're getting. I'll continue to check it out.
     
  4. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    love my 2405. feel sorry for the suckers who got stiffed with the 2407. haha.
     
  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    i think the 05 line in general is kinda ugly, especially compared to the 07's. i love the new stands and the alum.
     
  6. tuartboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    both have their place in the hearts of many, but 1 thing is for sure: they don't look good together.
     
  7. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    that's for sure!
     
  8. drake macrumors 6502a

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    Dell isn't want it used to be. I'd be looking at Samsung first, then LG or HP even if it costs a few bucks more. All the little extras on the Dell can be had for a few bucks (how much is a USB hub...less than $20!). Samsung quality is far superior to that of any Dell. I actually own the 2405, its okay, but not exceptional and I'd be surprised if it lasted much more than the warranty period.
     
  9. tuartboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You kidding? My Dell is as solid as a rock and I'm very pleased with it's performance. I didn't really buy it for the USB hub. I bought it for the black performance and it's backlight consistency. It has a reputation for being better than the ACDs in both areas.
     
  10. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, seriously? My dell is amazing. And I MUCH prefer having the ports right on my monitor.. why spend extra to have more cables and junk on my desk? I like the simplicity.

    Also, from all I've read, Dell and ACDs are considered the highest quality.. the "best of breed" according to anandtech. While the Samsung is probably good quality, I definitely wouldn't consider it better than the Dell.. and certainly not "far superior".

    PS: There's a reason Samsung costs less.
     
  11. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Agreed with the last couple posters. My Dell 2405 is still amazing...I haven't talked to anyone that hasn't liked their 2405...that includes about 13-15 people...
     
  12. RyanSA4 macrumors member

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    I love my 2405 too, it's a great monitor. I do like the 2407's base a bit better, though. Anyone know what happens if you get some dead pixels? Do they replace it with another 2405 or do they give you the 2407? Just wondering, I've had a few but they are all gone now. :)
     
  13. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    I too have a 2405...though I wouldn't mind the 2407 for its sexier base and faster pixel response time. However, be very wary of the revision. Don't accept anything earlier than A02, and check for banding. Some A02's still have it, some don't.

    Of course, if Dell gets to finally fixing banding once and for all, then 2407's would have an outright recommendation, but until then...
     
  14. drake macrumors 6502a

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    Well, okay. Mine is fine too, now, after I sent the first one back. If you head over to Hardforums or other such sites, you'll find lots of people having to send them back one or two times to get a good one. Mine isn't quite as sharp as it was a year ago when I bought it either, not sure why that is, but it is. I dread should anything go wrong, I'm not keen on trying to expain an issue to someone who doesn't speak English well, and actually get a replacement. I'd still spend the extra money and go Samsung next time around.
     

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