Dell 24" LCD for $1,199

Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW ReviewOhhhh… check out the new Dell 2405FPW Wide screen LCD that ExtremeTech just reviewed. I am such a sucker for big, high-resolution displays. I was one of the first on the block to have an NEC 6FG back in the day; I still have the hulking monster too! Right now I have a Dell 20” 2100FP 1600×1200 LCD in front of me and at work I’m lucky enough to have TWO of them in a multi-monitor setup.


Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW ReviewI’ve wanted a 24” LCD ever since I saw the Samsung 240T on MarkL’s desk a few years ago. But they’ve stayed at the near $2K price range for a while. Dell will never sell the first of something, but they are more than happy to sell the millionth (and then keep selling them).


As soon as I can justify getting one of these for my office at home (I hope Julie doesn’t read this) I’m getting the Dell. Then I’ll set this 20 incher up next to it in a multi-mon configuration. When I built my house I planned for LCD displays. I had conduit placed in the wall behind my desk so that I could eventually have up to 3 LCDs mounted there with no cables visible. I’m such a geek.


The 2405FPW is not yet available in the US today, but according to this press release, it will be here March 1.

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8 comments


  1. Definitely feeling monitor lust – especially when you walk into the Apple Store in Bell.Sq. and look at those smug designers wondering what to do with all that real-estate.

    It’s nice to simulate the res. on dual-monitors with stuff like NView, but nothing beats seamless ~2000px wide DevStudio.

    Imagine a pair of these side-by-side – all for less than half the price that I paid for a 17" LCD 5 years ago.

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    forget the 2005fpw i am getting this 😀

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    Oh my goodness. Went to Apple store on Saturday and then looked at this… YUM… Give me 2!

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    I am looking to buy the 24" dell. For those who have it already please tell me how is it when use with playstation and xbox? What’s the quality like? Is it better then normal flat panel tv?

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    Because of the high pixel count, it should be much higher quality than your standard TV.

    I can’t wait until this comes over here to Aus.

    Imagining using the PIP feature so that I can use my PS2 while watching my how my install is coming along on the PC, in the corner of the screen.

    I really didn’t expect something this promising comnig from Dell, not that I’m complaining. ^_^

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    Can it support xbox HD

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