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Dell 2408WFP or 2407 Monitor - Calling MikeT !

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Hi Guys

As per title really, I just wanted to find the best price for one of those monitors, preferably the newer one unless theres a lot of price difference, I went to someones house and saw a Applecinema display and it just looked awesome, I still remember the glossy photo he had as his background, unfortunately thats out of my range but apparently this is very similar.
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
I think for usability the Dell screens are better. I believe Apple and Dell use the same LCD screens so the actual displays are the same. But the Dell has height adjustments and a few more adjustments that the Apple display has. Oh and it can rotate 90˚ on it's base which can come in handy.
I have the 2007WFP and it's a great display.
#2
would love one myself, my mate has 2 of them, but he still uses his 22" Iiyama crt screens for doing photo work, lcd's dont compare to a crt for photo work why is that ?
#3
Daytrader
would love one myself, my mate has 2 of them, but he still uses his 22" Iiyama crt screens for doing photo work, lcd's dont compare to a crt for photo work why is that ?


It's partly viewing angle, a lot of LCDs have terrible viewing angles so the colours or brightness are distorted at the edges of the screen even when viewed head-on, which is obviously no good if you're trying to get your colours just right. All LCD monitors also have very poor blacks, a well-adjusted CRT will have close to zero light coming from black pixels as it's only the reflectivity of the surface reflecting the odd beam of light that contributes to it. An LCD showing black is essentially attempting to block out the light from the cold cathode light behind the screen which is gives a pixel that's probably several thousand times brighter.

I would imagine the main reason he's using the CRT is that screens for graphic designers are expensive so if your current one is working fine why buy another?

Magic_monkey
I think for usability the Dell screens are better. I believe Apple and Dell use the same LCD screens so the actual displays are the same. But the Dell has height adjustments and a few more adjustments that the Apple display has. Oh and it can rotate 90˚ on it's base which can come in handy.
I have the 2007WFP and it's a great display.


Well, the discontinued 2007WFP uses the same panel as the ACD 20" and the 3007WFP and 3007WFP-HC use the same panel as the ACD 30". The newer 2009WFP uses a cheaper, lower quality TN panel while the 3008WFP uses a newer version of the panel.

The 24" Dell 2408WFP (I believe the others have been discontinued), obviously doesn't use the same panel as the 23" Apple Cinema Display as it's a different size. However, it doesn't even use the same type of panel as it uses an S-PVA panel compared to the S-IPS used by the ACD.

Perhaps the sub-£450 displays closest to the Apple Cnema Dsplay are the Hazro HZ24Wi (£400 this weekend at ocUK) and the HP LP2475w. Both use the same H-IPS panel as the 24" iMac (H-IPS is the more modern version of S-IPS) and the Hazro is glossy like the iMac while the HP is matt like the apple cinema display and most other monitors.

TFT Central has reviews of the HP LP2475w and the older version of the hazro 24" (the non-glossy HZ24W non-i) and the new i version of the Hazro 26" (also H-IPS).

p.s. Both the panel and the electronics have an effect on the image quality so the ACD will probably have a slight advantage in image quality against these cheaper monitors with the same panel technology (it is 50% more expensive after all).

p.p.s Pretty much all the IPS panels currently availible are made by LG.philips, the only exception I can think of is NEC's AS-IPS used in the 20WGX2 pro.
#4
Thanks for the replies :)
I havent even heard of the Hazro hence a bit nervous about considering something which theres not much info about, + this doesnt sound good http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1340707 , will try and look into it though!, still trying to find the Dell at a good price.
I wonder if I really saw the applecinema or another monitor as i'm sure it was glossy
#5
CorpJones
I wonder if I really saw the applecinema or another monitor as i'm sure it was glossy

If you are sure it was an Apple product then maybe it was the 24" iMac? They have glossy screens.
#6
CorpJones
Thanks for the replies :)
I havent even heard of the Hazro hence a bit nervous about considering something which theres not much info about, + this doesnt sound good http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1340707 , will try and look into it though!, still trying to find the Dell at a good price.
I wonder if I really saw the applecinema or another monitor as i'm sure it was glossy


Hazro only started producing home screens this spring and all their models are 23" and above and £400+ so they're not a make you'd hear suggested for the average screen or posted on a hot deals site much (I'd post the current 24" price as it's the lowest it's ever been and the lowest priced 24" IPS but I don't think it'd get much heat here).

The price of Dell Monitors ociliates so you just have to wait until it comes in at a good price, if you can get it for sub-£400 delivered then you've got a great deal.
#7
If you are sure it was an Apple product then maybe it was the 24" iMac? They have glossy screens.

I'm sure it was an apple but I guess I assumed it was an AC because the guy was in graphical arts, do you guys reckon the Dell would have the same contrast and colour vibrance as the apple?
#8
Sorry guys quick question, is the 2709W (http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&sku=170559) of the same calibre as the 2408WFP, its not that much more expensive so am tempted to get that instead, thing is I'm not sure if its as good :s
#9
Yeah, the 2907W is similar to the 2408WFP. It's the same resolution also so whether you go for one or the other is personal preference and viewing distance. They're supposed to be pretty good screens, although if you're going to be playing fast-paced games on them you'll want to read about their input lag.

If you're after colour vibrance and contrast then a glossy panel is probably your best bet. There's the hazro I mentioned above but apart from that you've got cheaper TN screens like the HP w2408h (and maybe the w2448hc?).
#10
Thanks EndlessWaves, i'll have a deeper look into the Hazro, maybe worth waiting around if its just come to the UK market to see if prices drop, Thanks again for the informative replies, appreciate it
#11
I'm looking to buy a 2408WFP myself, any particularly good deals going at the mo?

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