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Dell 2405FPW Insanity

Blogged in The Site by Andrew · Thursday July 28, 2005

Wowsers. So I bought one of the Dell 24″ monsters (2405FPW) and it arrived this week. Just plain crazy, the thing absolutely dwarfs everything around it. I LOVE IT! Best thing I’ve bought computer-wise in ages. When I saw it for $779 (the best deal I’ve seen on it yet, and so much cheaper than Apple’s 23″ Cinema Display) I just had to snap one up. If you’ve got $800-900 lying around, treat yourself to one of these monster LCDs from Dell, regret it you won’t.

I of course happen to have an HDTV card in my computer and can watch over the air broadcasts. Back at 1280×960 on my old monitor I could really only see 720p at full resolution, now at 1920×1200 on the monster I can see full 1080i in all its glory, and glorious it is. If you’ve got a reasonable fast computer and a high-res display, be sure and check out the High Definition WMV files from Microsoft at their WMV HD Showcase. Available downloads at 720p and 1080p that are a sight to behold. Apple also has an HD Gallery for their new QuickTime 7 format (still in beta for Windows-based computers), also gorgeous, though they don’t appear to let you try 1080p on Windows (yet?).

4 Responses to “Dell 2405FPW Insanity”

  1. Jeff says:

    I've been eyeing the same monitor for a few weeks now. I'd love to know where you found it for only $779. I've looked at quite a few places and the lowest price I've seen is $899.

  2. Andrew says:

    Dell ran a 35% off promo on the monitor for a few days in late July. That was the lowest I’ve ever seen it, and I can’t say I’ve seen it anywhere near that price again, I’ll probably comment again on this post if I happen across another steal.

  3. juan says:

    gOOGLE FOR DELL COUPONS TO find deals. I just got a 2405fpw last week for $800. Does anyone know if the 2405fpw supports 1080p (vs 1080i)? I'm awaiting a new computer that can drive this at the higher resolution so can't just try it…

  4. Zach says:

    Just got the 2405FPW for a technical price of around $550. It was part of a package deal with a $750 desktop system, which I plan on reselling. Best deal I’ve ever made. Hope the screen lives up to its shining reviews!

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