If nothing else, I love the UK post delivery is fairly early in the morning.
This morning at 8:45 a knock on my door… it was the delivery service with my new Dell 2405FPW 🙂
My First reaction was surprise to how much wider the box itself was, compared to the 2005FPW box .. I rush in to open it up and set the monitor up, but we had an appointment for the girl’s doctors at 9:30, so it would have to wait till I come back from it before I could lay my eyes on it …
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Once I was back, I then opened it up and started to put it together .. I was very apprehensive .. having the 2005 already, I was hoping the size difference was noticeable, otherwise this was just money down the drain, my worries were put to rest once I got the display out of the box .. man .. this thing is HUGE.
One of the things I was eager to check out, was how many more contacts I would get on my Adium Instant Messenger, so I took a capture with the old size and the new one, it seems I can get between 11 and 13 more contacts listed (depends if you have categories at the bottom) .. might not sound like allot .. but believe me .. it is 😀
The blue area shows the old size, the rest is new display .. I end-up by gaining almost 25% more estate .. which for somebody like me who has 10+ windows open at any time (over 2 monitors) it’s a real gain.
It’s a little brighter than the 2005 I think, well, a least I have reduced the brightness even more than on the 2005 (the 2005 is already way brighter than one needs) I also don’t see any of the light washing some people used to complaint abut on the 2005FPW .. this one is perfect .. not a single dead pixel either .. initially the whites were a lil yellow, but a quick Color Calibration took care of that, now the whites are as milky as ever.
I now cant wait to get the second one .. 2 x 24″ is going to be amazing, but as i write this, i look at all the area, and I must say, even just one 24″ will be amazing to 99% of the people out there, this is without a doubt the best bang for the buck out there right now.
All I can say once again is WOW .. and LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT….