Let me pay back to this forum. Unfortunatly forum doesn´t allow pictures, so reading gets a little crippled.
DELL 2405fpw / DELL 2005fpw. The affordable widescreens! Whats different?
The DELL 2405 FPW
Here it is, in all its beauty!
I don´t have to mention that the 2405fpw features a 4in1 cardreader at the side of it. The 2005fpw doesn´t have a card-reader. It works perfectly. Also the 2405fpw has a "component-video-in" in addition to the "composite-" and "S-Video-in". The 2005fpw does not have component-in.
At the moment the 2405fpw takes several weeks to deliver. Mine took 4 weeks here in germany and i think the situation got worse.
Size-comparison: DELL 2405fpw / DELL 2005fpw
Unfortunatly the 20" screen 2005fpw has a lot richer colors than its bigger brother! Incredibly Lush!
Sorry...due to the perspective of the picture they both seem to be the same size. That´s wrong of course. It´s no composite picture and i also didn´t do any retouching to any of the photos. The 2405fpw is out of focus too.
This can be dealt with in the NVIDIA-driver settings.
You would think the 24" screen to be as colorfull as its smaller brother, if you wouldn´t have a side by side comparison. The 2405fpw is damn great enough for movies. But it´s bad to know this of course if you are a graphics artist. As an artist you would go for best color-reproduction. (You´d probably even go for an EIZO? Wrong. I had a good semi-pro 19" EIZO. It had a better blacklevel but the 2005fpw had better colors!)
The 24" screen is almost too large to work in front of. If you´re a graphics artist and intent to work, i strongly recommend to buy two 2005fpw´s for all your open paletts and panels, instead of one 2405fpw.
The 2405fpw makes up with a lot brighter image. Its radiant!
..Even the better for movies and games. In a direct comaprison the 2005fpw looks dull. This effect in reality is even worse - these pictures here do not quite show how brilliant, clear and bright the 2405fpw is. It´s amazing! Good too, if you work in a daylight enviroment. This screen doesn´t bother if it gets light in your room, you can see everything. Thus at night you wanna turn down your 2405 fpw. And...no...its not eating out white-levels, it´s not over-bright.
I THOUGHT THE 2005fpw to be bright all the time because it compares well to other flatpanels...but the 2405fpw beats all now, imho.
The 2405fpw has a more even black. The pearly violet shine of the smaller brother and its lightspill in the corner is GONE!
Here you can see the uneven lighting of the 2005fpw. Of course usually you don´t notice this so strongly as in this over-exposed picture. BUT in comparison the 2405fpw is a rocksolid smooth black. No corners and NO pearly violett shine from no angel.
Here are two more downsides to the 2405fpw. It´s more "view-angle-dependant" and its slightly more glossy
These things of course don´t bother you if you sit in front of it, working.
CONCLUSION: You gotta know what you wanna do most.
Play games, watch movies, the 2405fpw will knock you out of your socks. You work in Photography, Graphics, 3D than have two small ones. Because you get better colors on the small one and you don´t need that brightness. And you have more workspace! 1920x1200pixel is not nearly as much as 2x 1680x1050.