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Old August 13, 2007, 12:49 PM
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Can't go wrong with Dell tech support either. When you buy from Dell Canada, check at the SMALL print at the bottom of your receipt that you will get in the mail. It will give you the Canadian tech support number....the techs are based in Waterloo, not in India.

Also, be aware that the delivery time is 3 or more weeks. Most of the time it arrives before then.

FINALLY!!! Be aware of your rights which Dell gives you: 30-day satisfaction garauntee, zero dead pixel warranty on monitors over $600 (this is unadvertised) and FULL customer support for a period of TWO (not one) years.
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Old August 13, 2007, 01:02 PM
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I own the Dell 24" and am looking at purchasing another for my wife simply because they are the best I have found
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Old August 14, 2007, 12:01 AM
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BenQ FP241W can be picked up for just over $700 but if you want the best possible screen you'll have to go over 24" as anything under is usually TN panel where 24" is usually IPS
24" is usually MVA/PVA ... These days, 24" IPS panels are pretty rare as LG.Philips has discontinued their 24" S-IPS panel (which was by far the most popular 24" IPS panel) ...

The Dell 2407WFP-HC is probably going to be your best choice for under $700. It uses the new AU Optronics A-MVA panel which has received rave reviews ever since AU made it available. The LG 245WP doesn't have DVI input (only VGA and HDMI), which isn't good for a workstation. The BenQ is decent, but it isn't great for colour accuracy. The Viewsonic VX2435wm is also a good choice, but not as good as the Dell.

I will throw the Samsung 244T out there as another option. You can occasionally find it for less than $700 (NCIX has it for $660 right now), it uses a good Samsung MVA panel, and it has great adjustability (height, tilt, swivel, rotate) ... Makes for an excellent workstation monitor, IMO.

Another option would be the Apple 23" Cinema Display, which for sure uses an IPS panel and you can get them on eBay (No warranty, obv.) for less than $700 after shipping ...
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The 24" Dell is on sale today only in the "10 Days of Deals" Sale for $599. That's a steal!
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Old August 16, 2007, 07:33 AM
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Ordered the monitor, it's "in production" now. It will be a godsend when going to LAN parties. That's right, I always had my friends help carry my Behometh of a CRT into the car and then out of it and into their house a few times.
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you dragged a monster CRT to LAN parties---well i bet you never got screen tearing on it at least?
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Occasional tearing since V-sync is always off, but it was a much brighter picture than the usual 19-inch LCDs there. On the other hand, my friend is complaining that his desk is no longer flat because the monitor bowed it in the center.
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