My Dell Monitor Quest is Over


Know what that’s a picture of? Three absolutely flawless Dell 2407WFP, 24″ LCD monitors. Each capable of glorious 1920 x 1200 resolution, and all three are perfect with no dead or stuck pixels. I received two of them yesterday, and quite frankly after my completely hellish experience with these monitors, when I un-boxed the two new ones yesterday I was expecting them to also be flawed. Somehow though, as I carefully set each one up, I had a small glimmer of hope that because they took so long to get here (about two weeks) maybe they came from the non-crappy factory. I powered up each one, ran some full-screen dead pixel tests, along with a colour banding test, and each was flawless. FLAWESS. I’m so happy this insane quest is finally done.

Sadly, I don’t have anything to connect them to yet – I’m still waiting for the Velocity Micro system to come back to me, and ditto for my XFX 7600GS for the Shuttle, so I can’t run dual monitors on that unit yet either. I’m hoping that by the end of the week all the pieces will have arrived and I can put my technology world back together again.

Now just you watch – in a month I bet all three Dell monitors will spontaneously die on me. πŸ˜†

  • “I’m still waiting for the Velocity Micro system to come back to me, and ditto for my XFX 7600GS for the Shuttle, so I can’t run dual monitors on that unit yet either.”

    Only considering a dual monitor setup? You know you have to go tri-monitor to satisfy your inner geek. πŸ˜›

  • Triple? Nah. That would be too much. As it stands now, two 24 inch monitors are at the threshold of what will fit easily in front of me, and what can be dealt with visually. Three monitors would result in one in the middle, squared off, and one on each side, angled toward me. The angle would have to be so sharp to fit in the space I have that it would be hard to see. I really do think 48 inches of monitor is enough for me (famous last geek words).

  • Janak Parekh

    Jason’s right. At my workplace we are given two 24″ers. Dells, as a matter of fact, and both of mine are flawless. πŸ˜› Anyway, that is already on the verge of being too large for me. Three would be impossible. Rather, what I want is one 30″er. 2560×1600 in one screen would be awesome, and a smaller field of view to boot.

  • aroma

    The only drawback to the one 30″ is a little more of a manual process to arrange the monitors. I like being able to drag a window to a monitor, maximize it, and be done with it, as opposed to manuall sizing the windows or having to minimize unwanted windows so I can automaticall tile the couple that I want.

  • Yeah, that’s one of the reasons why I opted for two 24’s instead of one 30…I still love your setup though. πŸ˜‰

  • aroma

    I’m actually having a little trouble with my setup. I’ve now upgrade that machine to Vista, and unfortunately, ATI still hasn’t released gold drivers for Vista, and I’m leary to install beta drivers on my production system. So I’ve been unable to get my displays configured the way I need them. (I’m just running of the center screen right now.)

  • Yeah, I’m really hoping that on the 30th we’ll see a whole series of driver releases from the companies that we bought our hardware from. πŸ™‚

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