2007-04-16 -- This supplemented my Dell 2405FPW, originally purchased for my work.
changes since the Dell 2405FPW ∞
- Cool buttons
- The display wakes up a lot faster
- The video switchbox slowness seems to be a lot nicer (also probably because the wakeup is faster)
Very very slick new UI, including images of stuff. Very nice.
- Doesn't tell you the colour settings of the pre-set colour settings. =/
The USB ports on the left side of the screen are now facing in the right direction.
- ugly silver backing
the USB/hub works mostly-properly, only not.
Reducing the brightness ∞
This display is so ridiculously bright that I had to change the colour preferences to "user", reduce the colour settings and then reduce the brightness setting. Changing the gamma in X didn't help. I set my colour settings to 50/50/50.
It's different from the Dell 2405FPW. =/
Also, when playing with the colours on this model, it doesn't tell you what the non-custom settings actually are. =(
I recommend over-reducing the "user" colour settings and then raising the brightness a little, to make it easy to adjust the brightness later.