Dell 2209WA - Quality?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by slater77, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. slater77 macrumors newbie

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    I am looking at the Dell 2209WA to use as a display to go with my unibody macbook. I am just wondering if the quality is good. I would be using it mostly for page layout, design and some photo editing. I am not really concerned about gaming or movies but it would be nice if it was OK for these uses as well. I work on an older 23" ACD ( the non-aluminum one ) at work so I would like to know how it compares to this. If anyone has any other suggestion for decent 22-24" inch displays ( without having to shell out big bucks for an ACD ) any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mattyb240 macrumors 6502a

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    http://mroogle.*************/

    Use it, theres already a 5 page thread about this monitor somewhere (cant be bothered to look in which forum).

    But it uses an IPS panel so yes its good for photo editing etc.
     
  3. slater77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. boozabazza macrumors newbie

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    This is a good monitor

    I have been using a Dell 2209WA with my macbook for about a month. I am a graphic designer and did a lot of research before buying this monitor. So far, I have been very happy with it. You'll need a miniDVI cable from apple.
     
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  6. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Yeah, colours are very good, and it's extremely good at native resolution.

    For the price tag, its brilliant. :D
     
  7. huski macrumors newbie

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    True, i got 1 as well. Any idea, where can I find some colour profiles for it? Can't be bothered with calibrating it myself.
     
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    I still cant believe I picked up this monitor for $190 CAD before tax, it has been great and sturdy with no problems since I bought it earlier this year.
     
  10. wally21 macrumors member

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    I have two of them, and the colors are vibrant and quite accurate. It's definitely a high quality monitor for the money.

    If, however, you are talking about build quality, then I've had a few issues with dead pixels and dark spots. I had to send both original monitors back after I noticed these defects, but dell handled the returns very well and I got replacements two days after my initial call. The new ones have no defects, and I'm thoroughly enjoying them.
     

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