Dell 24" Ultrasharp

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Dell 24" Ultrasharp

Post by godling » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:19 pm

Hi Everyone,

My 24" Dell monitor (this one) arrived today. I'm a little too euphoric to say anything right now :rolleyes: ......... But I'll surely do a highly critical, "down to the grain" review after a week of usage.

As of now, I'm enjoying watching how huge the desktop is, finding some nice wallpapers (at deviant art) and laughing my butt off at how most of my applications are looking..........lol. =P~

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Re: Dell 24" Ultrasharp

Post by vicaphit » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:29 pm

Makes websites fit in half of the window doesn't it? I have that problem on my HDTV. I have a big bar on either side of the window with nothing in it.
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Re: Dell 24" Ultrasharp

Post by godling » Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:23 pm

vicaphit wrote:Makes websites fit in half of the window doesn't it? I have that problem on my HDTV. I have a big bar on either side of the window with nothing in it.
Actually, no. I think that happens with badly designed web pages where all the content is left centered (old html styles). The present set of Web 2.0 style sites which I usually surf appear fine, as most are coded with strong CSS and sensible layouts. But yes, on most sites there's a huge gap on both sides of the centered content......lol.

In vertical (portrait for the purists), it's a different story. I'm awed out of my wits.......applications like Acid (track based music composition tool) and Sound Forge are just on "real-estate-steroids", if you know what I mean. O:)
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Re: Dell 24" Ultrasharp

Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:45 pm

Very jealous. I heart screen real estate too.

I totally have to get a monitor that big someday. Hell I might go crazy and get the 2560x1600 30".

Just need to start saving now :P

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Re: Dell 24" Ultrasharp

Post by martini161 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:31 pm

not just for the moniter but also for a better graphics card! my 8800 gt cant do 1440X900 cod4 with 4x aa. it does 2xaa at a steady 60 fps however, which is good enough

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Re: Dell 24" Ultrasharp

Post by vbironchef » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:49 pm

I have had mine for over a year now. I had to send one back because the on off button broke. Dell sent me a new one free of charge. I love my monitor. Just be careful of the on off button.

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Re: Dell 24" Ultrasharp

Post by w00fd06 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:04 pm

Is dell planing on coming out with some high dpi monitors, love the current ultrasharps, but will there be a 1920x1200 17inchers or 2560x1600 20inchers in the future?

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Re: Dell 24" Ultrasharp

Post by FZ1 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:12 pm

I have been thinking about getting one of these...I am looking forward to your review! What did you have before?
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Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:18 pm

w00fd06 wrote:Is dell planing on coming out with some high dpi monitors, love the current ultrasharps, but will there be a 1920x1200 17inchers or 2560x1600 20inchers in the future?
That's an insane dpi!

1920 in a 17" is only doable because of high end laptops.

But 2560 in a 20" format is ridiculous request. Would you even be able to read the text it's that small?

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Re: Dell 24" Ultrasharp

Post by godling » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:30 pm

FZ1 wrote:I have been thinking about getting one of these...I am looking forward to your review! What did you have before?
I had a 17" Philips 107E CRT. This........ahem....."upgrade", has been pretty damn massive........:rolleyes:
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Re: Dell 24" Ultrasharp

Post by smack323 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:43 pm

thats how i felt going from a 19' LCD to a 22" widescreen. when i opened the box the suns rays broke the clouds "ahhhhhhhhhhh" man a 24" must be nice..
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Post by maj0r_pawnage » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:07 pm

making me feel bad with my 19inch :-(, I should have invested the cash and gotten at least a 20 or a 22.
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Re: Dell 24" Ultrasharp

Post by themattman » Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:04 pm

I have the same monitor. I am so glad I upgraded from my 19 inch CRT. Browsing the internet and multitasking is so much easier on the eyes with all the real estate. Looking at my 5.1Mp photos is great as well.

If I had the cash I would go for the 30". You spend 100% of the time looking at the monitor while using your PC, you might as well invest the most money into the monitor component.

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Re: Dell 24" Ultrasharp

Post by w00fd06 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:28 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:But 2560 in a 20" format is ridiculous request. Would you even be able to read the text it's that small?

Dan
i'd probably just make everything larger (to the same size(mm) as my monitor now), but i'd love the fact that no matter how hard you tried, you wouldn't be able to see the pixels in the native resolution.

ehh, maybe i just have OCD or something.ohwell

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