Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP

The Good Strong overall performance; its tried-and-true design is both aesthetically pleasing and practical; video connections galore.

The Bad Cool preset mode is too blue; no digital audio connection.

The Bottom Line The 24-inch Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP display delivers across the board in performance, design, and features. It excelled with movies and games, making it not only an excellent choice as an entertainment display, but also great for everyday Windows tasks.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 9.0
  • Performance 9.0
  • Support 8.0
8.7 Overall

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Review

Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP

Apr 2008

The may be cheaper, but the Dell UltraSharp 2408WPF display is the better value of the two 24-inch LCD monitors. It performed outstandingly in our labs-based DisplayMate tests, delivering quite possibly the best image we've seen for DVD playback. The 2408WPF packs all of its stellar performance inside a practical and aesthetically pleasing design while delivering an embarrassment of connection riches. Moreover, it carries a fair price of $599; we'd wager any 24-inch display you find for less will come with trade-offs in terms of features or performance or both. The UltraSharp 2408WFP is a great entertainment display, whether it is games, DVDs, or--making use of its 1,920x1,200 resolution--HD movies. Rest assured, it does not drop the ball on the basics; we give it a strong recommendation should you seek a large productivity monitor.

Design
The Dell 2408WFP shares the same basic design as its predecessor, the UltraSharp 2407WFP. This includes the relatively thin bezel around the edge of the screen with the Dell logo along the bottom.

The onscreen display is easy to navigate and includes the usual options of brightness, contrast, color, and so on. We also liked that the OSD stays on the screen long enough to evaluate any changes you make while calibrating the display. There are also six included preset modes for activities such as playing games, watching movies, and graphics work that affect color temperature, contrast, and brightness.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $549
  • Brand Dell, Inc.
  • Color Category black
  • Diagonal Size 24 in
  • Native Resolution 1920 x 1200
  • Interface DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA (HD-15)
  • Image Aspect Ratio 16:10
  • Weight 14.77 lbs, 21.83 lbs
  • Image Contrast Ratio 1300:1, 3000:1
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