Deal is back! Dell UltraSharp 2709W £439.74
Deal is back!  Dell UltraSharp 2709W  £439.74

Deal is back! Dell UltraSharp 2709W £439.74

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Dell Part : 170559

Panel Size: 27" / 27"
Panel Type: S-PVA - Vertical alignment
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (dynamic) typical
Brightness: 400cd/m2 (typical)
Response Time: 6 ms (gray to gray) typical
Viewing Angle: 178° / 178° (typical)
Colour Support: 1.07 billion colours; 110% colour gamut
Pixel Pitch: 0.303 mm
Height-adjustable stand, tilt, swivel and built-in cable management
Kensington® security port (cable lock sold separately)
* High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI )
* Digital Visual Interface (DVI ) with High Definition Content Protection (HDCP )
* DisplayPort
* Video Graphics Array (VGA ), Composite Video, Component Video

Built-in Devices:
* USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Hub with 1 USB upstream port and 4 USB downstream ports
* 9-in-2 media card reader

Dimensions (W x D x H): 63.21 cm (24.89") x 20.0 cm (7.87") x 45.19 cm (17.79")
Weight: 12.2 kg (26.9 lbs) (8.3 kg (18.3 lbs) without stand)
Colour: Black
AC 100 to 240 VAC / 50 or 60 Hz + 3 Hz / 2.0A (maximum)
Power Consumption Operational:
57 watts (typical); 110 watts (maximum)
Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep:
Less than 2 watts
Compliance and Standards:

* Energy Star 4.0
* EPEAT Silver

Standard Warranty:
This monitor ships with 3-year Premium Panel Exchange service.


seems overpriced to me given you can buy a HD TV for less with pc input.
Can someone tell me if this isn't correct ?


seems overpriced to me given you can buy a HD TV for less with pc … seems overpriced to me given you can buy a HD TV for less with pc input.Can someone tell me if this isn't correct ?

The key is the resolution. This monitor: Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200

Any HDTV at this price would normally have a far lower resolution. You can't really compare the two

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Computer monitors have always been targeting a different sector than HDTVs.
I agree though the 27" 2709W is a bit awkward in standing - it is between a computer monitor and HDTV
27" is between 24" and 32", which is targeting a niche sector
Firstly, You can't buy HDTV with DVI support, their computer input terminal is usually VGA which is inferior. Although you can get DVI to HDMI dongles, or some GFX card supports HDMI output.

Secondly, You cannot buy a full HD (1920*1080) TV in less than 32"
For desktop usage, 32" is usually too big (Of course there's the 3008WFP 30" computer monitor. I am saying that because there is something to do with text readability and pixel pitch as well) . Depending on brand, they may use TN panels which are inferior in all aspects except response time to S-PVA panels. Even Full HD 32" HDTVs (1920*1080), computer texts are worse because of the larger pixel pitch: The 2709W's pixel pitch of 0.303 mm is amongst the highest for computer monitor already, since 1920*1080 screens can be found for 24" computer monitors. Not until the 30" 3008WFP the resolution moves up to 2560 x 1600, and pixel pitch drops down to 0.250mm

Though I hold a grudge against Dell', despite it'ss excellent monitor range, uses S-PVA panels on both 2408WFP and 2709W. Dell should have used S-IPS panels, like they did for 2005FPW, 2007FPW, 2009WFP or the 3008WFP. S-IPS panels are in all aspects superior to S-PVA, except price.

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It's nevertheless cheapest for a 27" full HD monitor, although competition is scarce at this size.
It's currently even cheaper than the 24" cousin 2408WFP.
It's ideal for those who sit a little away from computer screen and still wants the text readability normal computer screens offers over HDTV.

HDTV might be cheaper, but they are not really for close quarter usage.

Don't forget the potential for 4% Quidco here, making it ~£16 (?) cheaper.
Not sure why this has been voted cold - personally I'm abstaining from voting, as I've seen it around this price for a while now, but it's a decent price, for a decent monitor. This is miles better than the Dell Value series (E248xx) etc and any other Digimate/Extra Value brand, but then, you are paying a significant premium for it as well.

If you're not fussed about the type of panel/quality of monitor you're getting, then this probably isn't for you, but for people who do appreciate these qualities, this isn't a bad price!

does anyone know how it compares to the hanspree 28in over at overclockers


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does anyone know how it compares to the hanspree 28in over at … does anyone know how it compares to the hanspree 28in over at overclockershttp://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-025-OK

Hanns is a budget monitor, which means it will be using TN+ panels.
TN+ panels are the worst LCD panels, their only advantage is their relatively fast response time

You can read about it all here:


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Hot deal, voted hot!

so anyone what would be ideal monitor tv in the 300 price range
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