Dell 2405FPW 24" TFT


The Dell 2405FPW is undoubtedly an excellent monitor. It is rich in features, picture quality and has the build quality I have come to expect from a Dell TFT. The amount and quality of both desktop and gaming space are hard to match, with only Dell's 30" TFT and Apple's 23" and 30" Cinema Displays topping the 2405.

The OSD is clearly laid out and intuitive and PiP is an excellent feature that I have now found to be essential.

Another fact that has to be stated is that the TFT can output at 720p and 1080p - so it is futureproof for whatever you want to throw at it. The only input missing is HDMI, though hopefully the VGA, Component or DVI will be ok for High Def in the future. The XBox 360 looks simply stunning in HD and I am expecting that the PS3 will also look amazing. High Def video playback is another thing I have experimented with and I have to say that the monitor does not slouch on this either.

Prices 08/01/2006:

£681.44 from Overclockers UK
£680.91 from TekHeads
£559.00 (no postage listed) from Ebay
£680.33 from Aria
£801.53 from Dell UK

This also comes with a 3year Next business day exchange warranty from Dell, wherever you buy it from

The pricing is what you would expect for a display that is this big and smacks of quality. But for those on a bit more of a budget I would say that this is almost certainly out of your range. Especially since you need to pack some serious graphical punch to output at 1920 x 1200.

I really can't fault this display and I have certainly put its through its paces. Its an outstanding product for those who want a professional looking display with a massive resolution and the space-saving properties of a TFT.
The Dell 2405FPW wins "Best in Class Award" at time of going to press.

Best In Class Award Recommended Award


+ Excellent Picture, sharpness and response time+ Great amount of Dektop Space and flexibility
+ Excellent build quality and professional presentation
+ PiP is an amazing feature+ HD Movie Playback quality is awesome+ Scaling is awesome


- Expensive
- Powerful Graphical hardware needed to play games on - Update 19/01/2007 - 8800 family should handle gaming easily @ 1920 x 1200.

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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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