Dell 2405FPW 24" TFT

Close up - Dell 2405 FPW

Meet the Monitor

The first impressions of the monitor when I took it out of the box were of a solid and well build piece of equipment.

The look that Dell give their monitors is one of professional Grey. I like this look but aesthetically the Apple Cinema Screen beats it for looks.

At this point I will quickly talk about the controls of the monitor.
The controls to the panel are intuitive and look very nice, matching in with the theme of the monitor. There is not much adjustment for the D-Sub or DVI inputs, but as DVI is digital there is not much need for that. I am assuming that if you can afford the 2405, then you can certainly afford a graphics card with DVI-out. To switch between outputs requires one button, as the same is true for switching between PiP modes.

The On Screen Display is easy to navigate though I feel requires little adjustment.

Here is a picture of the controls:

Stand and viewing

The excellent stand that the TFT comes with does just about any adjustment that you would want it to. It does tilt, height adjust , swivel and goes 90° to a portrait stance:
Portrait view

And at its horizontal position:


This vertical position will no doubt be most appreciated by Graphical design artists - but I have to say I have found no practical use for it.

Dell 2405fpw side view

The screen has an excellent viewing angle both sideways on and up and down. I have had a few friends round playing on the XBox 360 and we had no problems seeing the details from several angles from a few metres away.

Dell 2405 viewing angle

The stand is excellent on the 2405FPW. With height, tilt and swivel adjustment you have more than ample options to get it comfortable for how you like it. The stand is good looking and robust with quality components. It looks good too.

dell 2405 fpw stand

An extra pretty neat feature is a cable routing channel for easy cable tidying. Dell have certainly delivered a great stand on the 2405FPW.

Desktop Real estate

The screen outputs at a native res of 1920 x 1200. Dell have provided a CD with the drivers on it, but Windows XP also has an updated driver that gives you full support.

This size is more than enough for me to do all the tasks that I need to do on it. If you take a look at the below pictures (click the links) you can see just what I have to work with with the Dell 2405FPW - I literally don't feel the need for dual screens - its that big.



As you can see, the 2405FPW provides more than enough space for a busy and avid computer enthusiast.
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Most Recent Comments

20-12-2005, 22:50:19

Burn-in and stability test....

Run OCCT or a small fft prime95 torture test for 12 hours... Then run a large fft torture test. Do a few 32mb super pi's and you should be good to go if you can do all of the afformentioned tests w/o errors.

If you pass all of those then bump up your volts and your OC! Obviously make sure to keep your temps within optimal operating zones.

Whats the TCaseMax on that chip of yours? (If it supports it).Quote

21-12-2005, 19:47:18

Tagan PSU gone busted , waiting for replacement coming tomorrow , i ll run those test and report back , thanks for the reply Fragtek Quote

21-12-2005, 20:27:16

Cool I'll look forward to it Quote

23-12-2005, 17:46:34

Buggers , still waiting for replacement and looks like its gonna come after christmas holidays , 3rd of Jan. Oh well , i ll post the results when i fix the psu. Quote

09-01-2006, 01:24:01

Ok Just a little update on whats happening. P.S.U arrived today so reinstalled the system.

TCaseMax for the chip is 55C

TDP is 38.2 Watts

I ll report back when the test finishesQuote

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