24" Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFP-HC? Any Users?

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  1. Hatchet macrumors regular

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    On the top of my list to purchase for monitors is the 24" Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFP-HC.

    However, I read the CNet review and it's only cons listed are:

    It received an overall 8.2 which was better than the previous model.

    -Unintuitive onscreen display navigation; (doesn't bother me)
    -less-than-amazing static image quality. (makes me a bit nervous)

    What makes me scratch my head is that the previous 2407WFP (not HC) was picked as Cnet's top monitors. (8.0 rating compared with the newer 8.2)

    Are there any users here who have this monitor or seen it paired with a mac?


    I do a lot of work with Photoshop so I want to make sure I'm not digging myself into a hole...
     
  2. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    I have the normal 2407WFP and while I feel my 15" 2.4ghz MBP's LED backlit screen is a little clearer, it's an amazing screen. I can only imagine the HC to be better.

    I run my MBP through this monitor and soon will maybe have a new Mac Pro to use this monitor full time with.
     
  3. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Heres a thread about a fairly similar model that I am thinking about purchasing

    and heres the DELL page they are pretty similar and this monitor has been given alot of praise by people on Macrumors!

    Sorry if this doesnt help!
     
  4. Hatchet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you using the full resolution option of 1920 x 1200?
     
  5. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    I too have the non-HC version on my Mac Pro. I've loved it, but sometimes feel it just isn't bright enough. I dunno if it's age or if I just never really noticed it, but sometimes I wish it was cranked up to 11, y'know?

    It's sharp however, and when calibrated has pretty accurate color representation (especially compared to 6-bit panels). I'm certainly happy with it, but now I'm wanting a 30" screen.
     
  6. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    What is the specification brightness in d/cm3 or whatever?

    I know that anything would be an increase over my now faint powerbook! Ha

    Thanks
     
  7. Hatchet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I currently have the Dell 2001FP from 05', so I think anything would be an upgrade from that.

    I'm just wondering if the MBP can adjust to the 1900x1200 when connected to this monitor with no problems because I am looking to improve on my current 1600x1200 resolution that is great but is older technology.
     
  8. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    The MBP can go up to 2560 by 1600 (think 30" ACD; Dual Link!) so handling the 24" screen is no problemo. I've had it hooked up a few times and it looks nice. Now that I have a Pro on it, there's little to no reason to have my MBP hooked up to a display.

    But it certainly will display just fine at native resolution.
     
  9. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Is the screen really that dim? I have the 2405FPW and have to turn the brightness down to the absolute minimum otherwise I feel as if I am being floodlit.
     
  10. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    I hadn't really noticed it before, but it could be it's (semi) new location in a fairly bright office. I previously had the brightness set at 50% and now I have it cranked at near 100%. I sure hope it's not slowly dimming away! :(
     
  11. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Hmm...

    I trying to decide if my room at school is a bright environment or not.

    Are the DELL screens matte or glossy or does it depend on model?

    Thanks
     
  12. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Go out and see the Gateway FHD2400. It has everything and HDMI port. You can find it on sale depending on the week for $500 at CC.
     
  13. ceres macrumors regular

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    The monitor per se is very good. You´ll have to do some calibrating, however as default colors and especially white temperature are rather artificial.

    ceres
     
  14. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    I have the 2407WFP-HC connected to my MBP, and brightness is not a problem, let me tell you. I have the brightness turned down to 1/8th for my low-mid level studio lighting, and working next to a window on a sunny day is okay for InDesign layout work. Not that I'd do that...

    I've had it for a couple months, and haven't yet found the time for a proper calibration, but am planning to spend the money to get a hardware calibrator in the new year. Out of the box the colours are more saturated than on my MBP (early 2006 vintage), particularly in the reds and greens.

    The screen is matte, BTW.

    Perhaps the best thing about this monitor is that I could buy two for the price of one 23" ADC. Depending on the sale, of course.
     
  15. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for that!

    Off topic but do dell do any glossy screens?
    all the ones at my school are matte!
     
  16. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    I have the 05 model and it's very nice bright and crisp well worth the money.
     
  17. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, definately, haha. It's very clear, I just find the LED backlit MBP screen to be better looking. I absolutely love my 2407, though.
     
  18. RojoLeo macrumors 6502

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    Beautiful Spinal Tap reference. ;)
     
  19. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I agree! I picked this up for just $450 over the weekend, and I am loving it.
     

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