First Impressions: Dell 24-inch LCD Display

I'm not one to downgrade too often but I am relieved to say that I ditched my 30-inch Dell LCD and went with the 24-inch 2407WFP-HC. You might be shaking your head in disapproval now but let me explain, 30-inches is too damn big for my needs. After the novelty of the 30-inch wore off, I found out it took up too much desk space and didn't make a marked difference in my Internet browsing, blogging and coding activities. It was great for movies but only barely as it had a single DVI input (the new 3008WFP fixes this but it's 2k).

Want even more proof that a 30-inch display is too big for typical use (ie, not video production)? I sold my 30-inch display to Ryan Block, the editor-in-chief of Engadget, who actually thought it was too big himself and ended up selling it after a week. Now let me show you this glorious 24-incher...

Dell 2407WFP-HC
Dell 2407WFP-HC
Connections o' plenty: DVI, VGA, S-Video, Composite, Component

I'll come back with a review after I've had some time to play with it but so far I love the ability to rotate vertically and easily switch between 5 inputs. I tried hooking up my Vudu box via Component cables but the picture was actually fuzzy so I'll get an HDMI -> DVI converter and give it another go. Oh and it has Picture-In-Picture and Picture-By-Picture for any 2 of the 5 inputs. What that really means is I'll be watching a lot of PIP Vudu movies while working; just need to splice the audio inputs together.

What's the best part about the 24-inch compared to the 30-inch? Not having to move my head to see the other end of the screen. My desk is only 2 feet deep so the 24-incher is a better fit ergonomically as well.

What's your screen setup like?

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"First Impressions: Dell 24-inch LCD Display" by @Stammy

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