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Introduced in mid January 2009, the 2209WA is a 22" eIPS based computer monitor from Dell.

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Pros

Cheap for IPS panel

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non-TN panel

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tilt, rotate and height adjustment

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good colour and viewing angles

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Good reponse time (for IPS panel)

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Good quality

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3 year warranty

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True 8bits color (not 6bits like TN panel)

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built in USB hub

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non-distracting matte-ish LED light - changes to orange in standby, does not blink

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easy to use OSD and corresponding button interface

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16:10 aspect ratio - the best balance between widescreen and full screen

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very bright

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75hz in native resolution (it requires a little workaround however)

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can be had for as low as $209 CAD

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Cons

not 1080p

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black color changes at angles

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no HDMI or DisplayPort

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extremely bright - brightness control does very little, still way too bright at 0!

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more expensive than a TN based monitor

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still has somewhat limited colour reproduction (83% coverage of CIE1976)

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average inputs, size and resolution

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buzzes on brightness levels <90 - albeit less tonally and quieter than other monitors

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Gets a bit warm to the touch at the ventilation opening

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Introduced in mid January 2009, the 2209WA is a 22" eIPS based computer monitor from Dell. Featuring a resolution of 1680 x 1050px, 300cd/m2 brightness and a contrast ratio of 1000:1 the 2209WA has a 6ms grey-to-grey response time. While slower than a great deal of TN matrix screens, the IPS based matrix allows for less backlight bleed, better colour (true 8-bit colour) and improved viewing angles. Other than this, the 2209WA is a basic computer monitor - sporting common DVI and VGA inputs and a 4 port USB hub. The stand of the 2209WA allows for swivel, tilt, rotate and height adjustment. The monitor is supposed to ship within the next two weeks for price unknown.

Features
  • Size & Resolution: 22", 1680x1050px
  • Panel technology: eIPS
  • Brightness: 300cd/m2
  • Contrast: 1000:1
  • Response Time: 6ms GTG
  • Inputs & Outputs: 1 x DVI, 1 x VGA, 1 x USB (for USB hub), 4 x USB (from USB hub)
  • Dimensions & Weight: 462 x 512 x 184mm, 18 pounds
Post Review
Fugazi
01/20/2010 07:32

Looking for cheap, quality, widescreen monitor? Nothing comes close to this one. It is not without its own flaws (mainly about black color) but it is definitely better choice than sea of TN crap in its price range. Highly recommended, anything better cost at least 50% more.

Also if you have it already and don't have professional calibrator I suggest:
- lower contrast to 50 (from default 75), contrast ratio still will be good and you will get better colors
- lower brightness to 10 (from default 75), this gives you perfect brightness for daytime room and also fixes black color; for night if you not using any light (not recommended!) lower this to 0

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