REVIEW: Dell 2209WA (s) Part 13
The 16:9 widescreen format in televisions and 16:10 in LCD screens has almost completely been replaced by 4:3 display devices. Since the human optical perception is more based on width than height, display device manufacturers have responded by changing the image format. A 16:10 format offers somewhat more space in height than 16:9, which is especially helpful in the usual areas of application for an LCD monitor and seems to be well thought out. With 1.680 pixels in width and 1.050 in height, the Dell 2209WA offers sufficient space for various applications.
Two Din A4 pages side by side pose no problem for the Dell 2209WA.
There is sufficient space in width to accommodate two Din A4 pages, but there is not quite enough space in height because of the buttons. Nonetheless, the monitor allows for comfortable work to be carried out.
Sufficient space for various applications.
There is enough space on the screen beside a sufficiently large browser window for other smaller applications such as Teamspeak, VLC Player, Hamachi or IrfanView.
Working surface on the Dell 2209WA in pivot mode.
The good viewing angles offered by the integrated IPS panel also mean that comfortable work can be done when the screen has been turned into portrait mode, which is especially useful for applications which need more vertical than horizontal space.
Dell has indicated a response time of 6 milliseconds grey to grey for the 2209WA. It would be better if the manufacturer indicated how long a pixel requires for a transition from white to black, since grey-to-grey measurements are not subject to any uniform colour values.
Modern TN panel monitors can manage a grey-to grey change in 2 milliseconds with the aid of overdrive and are therefore up to three times faster than the Dell 2209WA – on paper. However, there has always been a gap between theory and practice and therefore, we carried out a practical test on the Dell 2209WA.
Screenshot from the shooting game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare".
An additional activation option for overdrive is not offered on the 2209WA. If this technology is not well implemented, it can cause corona effects or a negative effect on the input lag and these effects cannot be eliminated by the user through a decision not to activate the technology. We can only guess that overdrive is implemented but cannot confirm this.
The subjective image quality in games is very good. Saturated colours awaken enthusiasm and ghosting or corona effects cannot be seen in any situation. Even in synthetic tests such as PixPerAn, we could not tease any corona effects from the Dell 2209WA.
A slight blurring of the image occurs when fast movements in shooting games are displayed, but this is caused by the technology in question and is no fault of the Dell 2209WA. Well-versed gamers who are used to a fast TN panel will, however, notice the difference in the somewhat slower refresh rate immediately. The Dell 2209WA cannot match the fast image display of fast TN panels, but this does not mean that the monitor cannot be used for gaming.
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