Dell UltraSharp 2209WA 22-inch Flat Panel Monitor, $369 @ Dell

3 April 2009

as mentioned in some other long lost thread about some other monitor, LCD monitors with IPS panels are far superior, and thus generally more expensive than their garden-variety TN brethren...

mostly as a result of its E-IPS panel, this Dell monitor has got very good reviews, with above average colour fidelity and viewing angles... it also has a height, tilt, swivel and pivot adjustable stand, and 4 USB ports... 3 years premium panel warranty too...

[please see the comments for clarification about the E-IPS panel]

E-IPS - In Panel Switching
1680 X 1050 at 60 Hz
Contrast ratio 1000:1 (typical)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3000:1 (typical)
Video Graphics Array (VGA)
DVI-D (Digital)
4 USB ports
Height-adjustable stand, tilt, swivel, pivot
3-Year Advanced Exchange Service and Premium Panel Guarantee


  • fishmonkey
    here is the thread with the info on the different LCD panel types:
  • fishmonkey
    and here is the review:
  • nod
    hot vote from me. I work off a widescreen 22" Dell and find them pretty good - would love it to be an ultrasharp.
  • betaman
    Cnet's "This is the best 22-inch monitor we've seen." really gave it away. Does anyone seriously believe a $369 monitor to be the "best"? The normally very very expensive IPS panels are of the S-IPS and H-IPS type. This Dell uses an E-IPS panel. Independent reviewers have looked inside the monitor and confirmed it's a lower cost version of IPS, in fact some sort of a hybrid of TN and IPS. It's a good value monitor, better than a regular TN. Just don't get misled by Dell.
  • fishmonkey
    yeah, the best-we've-seen comment is silly (unless the reviewer hasn't actually seen any really good monitors before)... unfortunately finding in-depth reviews and comparisons of new monitors can be very frustrating...
  • fishmonkey
    here's another review on the Dell: the review page also has more information about other pros and cons of IPS and TN panels... oh, and btw, Digital Versus is one of the better review sites...
  • spodosaurus
    it's probably yet another Dell bait and switch the price deal :(

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