Anyone who wants to use Dell’s UltraSharp 2709W (or any other monitor with such a high resolution) on a older computer should know that this resolution can put quite a strain on some systems. My laptop (1,6GHz Celeron, on-board vga card) can produce the full resolution, but is pretty much at its limit then. On my 226bw (1680×1050) I was able to watch videos in 720p resolution, but only just. On a 1920×1200 screen such videos are already jerking. I also can’t watch flash videos fluently in full screen on this monitor.
Having only a VGA connection is not a problem, though. Although there might be some minor noise, the image quality is still great.
The Dell UltraSharp 2709W rocks! 🙂 The monitor looks cool, provides a good image quality and is for this size and quality remarkably cheap. The minor disadvantages are overall neglectable.
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„While hardcore PC gamers might want to stay clear, and colour professionals may have
to wrestle a little with calibration to get the most out of it, the 2709W is likely to please
your average user to no end who wants a big screen with a decent resolution.”