I'm Jonathan Bullock; creator of JBake and Twitile, developer with a passion for the Internet, geek, gadget lover and fan of far too many sports. I occasionally give talks, take some photos and tweet every now and then.
28 August 2008
As promised a few weeks back here's my short review of the Dell UltraSharp 2009WFP monitor I recently purchased.
The first thing I noticed after switching it on for the first time was how much brighter it was compared to my old 19" CRT. I hadn't realised how bad my old monitor had become over the years. The monitor has 4 built in USB 2.0 ports which are a nice touch, makes plugging in memory sticks a bit easier when your PC is under the desk like mine. It comes with a height adjustable stand which was a major selling point for me personally. Due to the height adjustable stand the monitor can also be rotated 90 degrees, while it makes reading a long document slightly easier I haven't really used it at all and I don't see me doing so any time soon.
The resolution is an excellent 1680 x 1050 which is more than adequate for my needs. I had been looking at 22" & 24" monitors originally but the UltraSharp versions of these weren't in my price range and now I've decided I'd rather have 2 of these monitors sat on my desk. It has both DVI & VGA connections allowing me to plug both my PC's into it which is very handy. It also comes with Dell's 3-year Premium Panel Exchange service which gives you peace of mind when it comes to dead pixels.
Overall I'm very impressed with my new purchase and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new monitor.