Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dell 2009W's Finally Arrive

I had previously written about the new Dell 2208WFP 22" Wide Screen LCD's that I had purchased and immediately sent back due to their blinding brightness and poor colour quality.  After nearly a month of waiting, I finally received my 2 Dell 2009W 20" Wide Screen LCD's.  My Dell rep informed me that the delay was due to a warehouse changeover in the USA (whether I believe that or not is unimportant).

Now that I have my new panels, I thought I'd share a few thoughts about them.

First are foremost, they are a significant improvement over the 2208WFP's.  That being said, I don't feel that the colour quality is as good as the Dell 2007WFP's that I have at my office. Also, the colour noticeably changes with the viewing angle, and they look slightly washed out even dead on.  My overall opinion is that Dell is cranking the brightness of their panels to increase the advertised contrast ratio, with colour quality suffering as a result.  But for the price, you can't go too wrong, and the quality is still higher then a lot of panels on the market.

My biggest complaint so far is that the stands don't seem to go high enough.  At my office I have an Ergontron DS100 Dual Monitor Desk Stand that holds the monitors noticeably higher then the highest setting on the height adjustable stands they ship with.  I'm going to need to offset this with a screen platform (aka: phone book).

Overall rating: 3/5

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