Dell 2407WFP UltraSharp 24-inch LCD display reviewAbout two weeks ago I ordered the Dell 2407WFP online. I was using the 17" Samsung 710N LCD display and I was looking for a bigger LCD display. It was a though search and I was unsure how big I wanted to go. After reading some reviews online I decided to go for the Dell 2407WFP UltraSharp - a big 24" widescreen LCD display with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution capable of playing full HD video. I was a bit hesitant because of the huge price tag of this monitor but I decided to go ahead and shelve out 820.99EUR for the 2407WFP.
Shipping was very fast as Dell had the product in stock. I ordered the display on Monday noon and UPS came knocking on my door Wednesday noon with a large package. The display was well shipped in one big box, it arrived in perfect shape.
I unboxed it and placed the LCD panel on the big silver-colored stand, overall the installation is really simple. Besides the foot and the LCD panel you also find the following items in the box: a short manual, CD-ROM with drivers and documentation, power cable, VGA cable (which is already attached to the screen), DVI cable, and a cable for the included USB ports.
While checking the back of the display I discovered that they send me the new A04 revision. This is the latest revision which shouldn't have the banding issues from some of the earlier revisions. When booting up my computer everything looked alright but I was getting kinda anxious, I ran a few tests and fortunately my new toy didn't have any pesky dead pixels.
Lets take a look at the features and specifications:
Diagonal (and viewable size): 24" (61cm) Response time: 16ms black to white, 6ms grey to grey Brightness: 450 cd/m² Contrast ratio: 1000:1 Native resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels Size (W x D x H): 22" x 7.7" x 23" / 15.3" (559,7mm x 195,0mm x 584,7mm / 387,9mm) Weight: 14.31lbs (8.3kg) Horizontal and vertical viewing angle: approx. 89° Dot pitch: 0.270mm Power consumption: 57W normal (without audio and USB), 110W maximum (with audio and USB), less than 2W when active-off and less than 1W when switched off. 3 year warranty
The display in all its glory.
In this picture you can see all the buttons. The 1-5 numbers are used to indicate which input signal you're using (like VGA, DVI or Component).
Cheap LCD displays usually don't feature a lot of extras but the Dell 2407WFP has plenty of them. Besides the VGA and DVI (with HDCP support) connectors the 2407WFP also features S-Video, Composite and Component connectors and two USB 2.0 ports. Besides for your PC you can also use this display for your PS3, Xbox 360 or other consoles. On the left of the display you can find two additional USB 2.0 ports and a 9-in-2 media card reader.
Here's an image that shows all the connectors and ports:
This is a picture of the back of the LCD display, showing all the input connectors.
And here's the memory card reader and two USB 2.0 ports.
The stand where you place the LCD panel on has lots of capabilities. You can turn your LCD display from left to right, tilt it up or down and adjust the height by up to 10cm. Another special feature is the ability to rotate the LCD display from landscape mode to portrait mode. Some people like to read long documents or view websites this way but personally I don't really like it. (Note: Your display won't automatically rotate when you turn the 2407WFP into portrait mode. You'll have to rotate it in your ATI Catalyst or NVIDIA ForceWare driver control panel)
The design of the 2407WFP is simple but very beautiful. Opinions will vary but if you ask me most other 24" LCD displays don't look as good as this one from Dell.
The height can be adjusted - the left picture shows it all the way up and the right one shows it all the way down.
Comparing the 2407WFP to my old 17" display
Here you can see the 2407WFP next to my old 17" Samsung 710N.
Warning: After using the Dell 2407WFP your old display may look claustrophobically small!
I also uploaded a short 20 second video to YouTube - it shows you some of the capabilities of the Dell 2407WFP's stand
Added: March 1st 2007
Product reviewed: Dell 2407WFP UltraSharp 24-inch LCD display
Reviewer: Thomas De Maesschalck