Is the Dell 22" E228WFP a good monitor? (link)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SandersHokie, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. SandersHokie macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2006
  2. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    It's good for office use and yes it's brand new.
  3. SandersHokie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2006
    i'm a student, i'll be finishing up my masters in a couple years, but i am looking for a good monitor for my macbook pro for right now. this one seems the best so far.
  4. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    This monitor will be great for you.
  5. barijazz macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    Those are both pretty sweet monitors, but I want apple's 30" display. 2560 by 1600 Native Resolution.:D
  6. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
  7. Nick T. macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2006
    I've been using a pair of Dell 2707WFPs for almost a year now. No stuck pixels, no problems, no complaints. Beautiful monitors.

    On other equipment I've dealt with Dell's customer support on hardware failures and they have always been exceptional. After dealing with a lot of computer customer support departments ever since the S-100 and CP/M days, Dell's has been head and shoulders above the runner-ups.

  8. SandersHokie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2006

    eh, too much money for me.
  9. SandersHokie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2006
    when is that expected to come ou?
  10. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Pretty soon because dell released the Manual so maybe February or March.
  11. mintlivedotcom macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2004
    I own this monitor.

    I have been using it for about a year and it was a great deal then as it is now. It's not an Ultrasharp, but I use it for my home business and it serves its purpose. For the price, I highly recommend it.
  12. topgunn macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2004
    Personally, I avoid any Dell monitor that starts with E. I believe it stands for economy but I may be wrong. There "E" series uses cheaper components than what you will find in their other line or in Apple's displays. The E series, last I checked, all used TN panels which offer poor color accuracy and limited viewing angles.

    In short, before you buy this (or pretty much any display) go and look at one first. If you can, look at one under similar lighting as is present in your workspace.
  13. smogsy macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    i have 6 computers and 2 laptops all had dell mointors i switched 1 pc to a samsung mointor the colours look so much better and lot more lifelike

    now all of my pcs have the samsung mointors


    there all self built computers btw.

    a dell mointor review summary found on google first link

    High resolution.
    TN display results in fuzzy images, washed out colors and low viewing angle.
    - No variable monitor stand
    - No USB connections
    - No flash card readers

    - Viewable Area: 24” Widescreen (1920x1200 Resolution)
    - Interface: Analog / Digital
    - Response Time: 5ms
    - 16.7M Colours
    - Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
    - Viewing Angle (H/V): 160°/ 160°
    - Brightness: 400cd/m2
    - Height Adjustable stand with tilt & swivel
    - 3 Years On-Site Warranty with Samsung

    - 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA+) Optimum Resolution
    - 16.7 Million Colours
    - 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
    - 5ms Response Time
    - 400 cd/m2 Brightness
    - One DVI-D Input
    - One Analogue Input
    - High Definition (HD)- Everything looks better in HD.
    - Dell TrueColor Technology- 92% Colour Gamut
    - VESA mounting compatible / Security slot : Yes (100mm) / Yes
    - Warranty : 4 year next business day exchange supplied by Manufacturer (Call Dell on 0870 9080800 and have the work number from the original packaging handy)

    copyed from another thread ask the same thing

    get a samsung far superior or the new lg

    ok ill link you if thats ok?

    on budget

    LG looks good but never seen the new one

    on higher budget
    - Interface: Analog / Digital / HDMI / S-Video / Component
    - First LCD monitor that supports MPA (Motion Picture Acceleration) technology
    - Supports Full-HD (1080p)
    - Contrast Ratio: 1500:1
    - Viewing Angle (H/V): 178°/ 178°
    - Brightness: 300cd/m2
    - Height Adjustable stand with tilt & swivel
    - 4 Port USB Hub
    - Mac Compatible!!

    - VESA (200 x 100mm)
    - Tilt, Swivel and Pivot function
    - 3 Years On-Site Warranty with Samsung

    my job helps me with monitors as i work for sky which is the best provider of sat tv for Europe. i work for another company that is linked to sky, we code the software for sky boxes as well as test the box's on multiple televisions to fix bugs in the software such as screen defects
  14. skye12 macrumors 65816


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
    Whenever possible, avoid Dell. You might get lucky, but if you don't
    numerous friends have had marginal results at best from their "support."
  15. treehorn macrumors 6502


    Aug 21, 2007

    Thanks for the advice. Been obsessing over what monitor to get and looked at the Samsung SyncMaster 245T on your recommendation and it looks like a winner. Actually, tempted by the Samsung SyncMaster 275T.

    Since you work with/at Sky, I assume you've been using these in video do they compare to the Apple ACDs (as they are close to same price)
  16. pna macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2005
  17. macgruder macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2007
    The main thing to look for with monitors is the panel type and manufacturer. If it's a TN panel you are best to avoid it unless you like playing games and don't mind poor color reproduction. Most panel are made by 3 or 4 companies. For example the Dell 30" 2007 for $1000 is the same panel as the ACD 30" monitor for $2000 with 1 year guarantee, compared with Dell's 3 years. For 2 years less and and $1000 more, I wouldn't buy the ACD unless it comes with a lifetime of free dinners at Mrs. Miggin's Pieshop.

    If money is an issue go for a PVA monitor that you can afford but avoid TN monitors.
  18. smogsy macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    i run stress racks that put the boxes through mutiple tests, which link to mutiple tvs/mointors and the computer logs debug codes them via com ports.

    the apple screens are pretty good but i seem to see the samsung being far superior

    list of screens/tv we have
    4 LG
    w sony
    1 poloroid
    3 hannsspree
    6 phillps
    4 samsungs
    2 previews
    4 toshibas
    2 dell
    2 grundig

    its te constrat ratio that really gives it the vang for colours and better looking picture my samsung always makes the picture more 3d and lifelike. i might have picture of my samsung ill look now
  19. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    eep, sucks, I was assuming it used the same panel as the 2007WFP

    Clearly it does not.
  20. djnonsense macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2008
  21. pfleischman macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2008
    It's a TN Panel

    Nuf said. Get a 2007WFP from the dell small business store its like 450 and its a S-IPS. Do a google search for S-IPS and you'll understand.
  22. macgruder macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2007
    Dell cheat with this. Some of the 2007WFP's are S-IPS but some of them are PVA. It's a lottery which you'll actually get.
    Google for 'Dell panel lottery' :)
  23. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    PVA is really good too.

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