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Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA Review
Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA Review
22" eIPS goodness
Date: 09-03-09
Topic: Reviews & Previews
Author: techster

Pros:
1. Great picture quality – Rich colours and dark blacks 2. Very good viewing angles 3. Superb design 4. Acceptable input lag and fast response time 5. 3 Years warranty & legendary Dell service

Cons:
1. Perhaps pricey for some 2. Resolution scaling options limited 3. No HDMI 4. Certain quality control issues persist, although Dell’s replacement policy should cover this adequately
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Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA Review


I've
got with me today the Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA 22" eIPS LCD monitor (that was quite a mouthful). Considering that a lot of people (on this forum and others) have received this monitor but are too dazzled by it to write a formal review, I thought I would take this opportunity and write one of the first few reviews of this monitor on the internet.

A Brief Introduction:

The Dell 2209WA is the latest entrant to Dell's Ultrasharp premium panels range. This one is, however, unique because of the fact that it is the first monitor to be built with an "eIPS" panel. eIPS is basically a cut-down of the more expensive IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel. For the uninitiated, IPS panels are famous for giving high image quality, superior viewing angles and good black levels. Furthermore, they support true 8-bits per channel color, as opposed to 6-bits per channel for regular TN panels. The improved colour reproduction comes at a price of course; most IPS panels are expensive and suffer from a high amount of internal processing lag, also known as input lag. Input lag is basically the finite time delay between the generation of an image by the computer’s graphics hardware and it being rendered onto the screen. This is not noticeable during general use, but is disconcerting for hardcore gamers who employ every resource and skill at their disposal to be faster and to outwit their opponent (it isn't as glorious as it sounds, it's just a bunch of nerds trying to shoot each other in an online game). So the expensive price and high input lag of IPS panels have allowed the cheaper and faster TN panels to establish the major foothold in the desktop computer market. Indeed, IPS panels remain as the monitors of choice for only those that demand superior color accuracy and are, well, loaded with cash. eIPS assumes to buck this trend, by attempting to replicate the image quality and superior viewing angles of a high-end IPS panel at a much lower cost and with a lower amount of input lag. Does it live up to the hype?

Let's find out.





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  #1  
By vijayninel 11-03-09
Re: Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA Review

So you guys seem to be enjoying your monitors.
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By stonedsurd 11-03-09
Re: Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA Review

Sweet work techster.

Like I said, loved the input lag bits, and all the photos. Good choice, great review
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By SIDHU 11-03-09
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Awesome review bro, very detailed and good PICs.
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By Rockfella 11-03-09
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Awesome review bro! Nice n repped.
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By Aragorn 11-03-09
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awesome review .. really great work there MATE ...
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By techster 11-03-09
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thanks a lot guys
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By KiD0M4N 11-03-09
Re: Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA Review

Makes me wanna buy this When will Dell come up with a 2409WA
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By SignOps 11-03-09
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Good review - now if someone can consolidate the information on how to calibrate the monitor from the thread.
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By sahilm 11-03-09
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What a comprehensive review! Two thumbs up from me, Techster.
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By techster 11-03-09
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Couldn't have done it without Free Radical's help.. That guy's a genius I tell ya
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By john117 11-03-09
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The Review by The Reviewer is awesome ..
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By hgpras 11-03-09
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Nice review techster ........
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By initpidzero 11-03-09
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very well written indeed and so much detailed.
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By aruka 12-03-09
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gr8 piece of work... hats off 2 all t three... techster, rocky and FR...
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