Is this Dell monitor a good deal? 24" LCD $250 CDN

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by enochpeng, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. enochpeng macrumors regular

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    I would get in a second if i were you.

    I don't know how are the prices over in USA but it looks good for its price. Full HD what else could you want. :D
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    NOOO! This is not a 16:10 ratio monitor, which could wreck havoc with your computer's graphic card. Computers use 16:10 ratio as the industry standard. HDTVs use the 16:9 ratio as industry standard. This monitor is the latter of the two standards. I recommend 1920x1200 resolution for 23"/24" monitors. If you look closely, the resolution is 1920x1080 (which is 16:9) not 1920x1200 (which is 16:10).
     
  4. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    My laptop has a 16:9 ratio screen (the sony vaio fw) so would that monitor wrk for me?
     
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    yes it should. my mac mini and other computers can output 1920x1080 and other 16:9 resolutions with no problem
     
  6. enochpeng thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the inputs guys.

    I just bought it! and my roommate got one as well!

    Seems like the best deal here in Canada at the moment.
     
  7. Lopez.T.H. macrumors regular

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    enochpeng, please post how you like this monitor, I have been looking at the same thing for a while.
     
  8. enochpeng thread starter macrumors regular

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    Please PM me in about 2-3 weeks time if you don't mind so that I don't forget to let you know. Can't wait for Dell to ship it.... too bad it takes long
     
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    Nice looking specs including HDMI but the previous poster is right - that's the difference between the Ultrasharp 24 and the non Ultras - the resolution should be 1920 x 1200. However, can't argue with the price.
     
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    Dang, looks like I went shopping for a monitor a day too late lol.

    That monitor is back to 319 CAD now. Still the cheapest option around it seems.

    Sorry if i steal the thread but I do have a question. I'm in the market for a 24" Monitor that I plan to use mainly for my PS3, and maybe occasionally use my MacBook hooked up to it as well. Does anyone have any recommendations? I do want to keep it as cheap as possible, and I really don't care about what panel type it uses (since I want to keep it cheap), all it needs to have is HDMI, for the PS3.

    Thanks
     
  12. nope7308 macrumors 65816

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    Dell SP2309W... currently on sale ($60 off). If I didn't have to pay rent, it would be mine already.

    FYI, glossy screen.
     
  13. enochpeng thread starter macrumors regular

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    There is a cheap model offered by Acer and it has HDMI as well. Reasonable spec to the price
     
  14. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    I actually seem to like the S2409W better. I don't need all the extra things the 2309 has, and it's $50 more expensive and the 2409. The only advantage the 2309 has is the higher resolution, but if I'm just using it as a screen for my PS3 99% of the time, it wont make a difference.
     
  15. nope7308 macrumors 65816

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    Not exactly:
    Higher resolution, 98% colour gamut, 2ms response time, webcam/mic, HDMI, swivel stand, and glossy screen (I count that as a plus).

    To each their own, but personally, I would pay the extra $50 for the above. Guelphites unite!
     

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