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I received my first "real" monitor today. I was so excited and waited out in the snow for FedEx to deliver my Dell U2410.

I unpacked it and was extremely impressed with the ease of setup and the great features of the stand. It also looked great on my desk.

To my demise, the bottom right was filled with dead pixels and in Call of Duty my game was either pink or green.

I RMA'd and they are sending me out another one to arrive on 2/5. I can honestly say that I do not have the patience or the money to keep returning these monitors. A second chance in my opinion is enough. If this monitor has issues, it will be returned without a replacement.

So that leaves me to ask, what would be the best alternative for the U2410 if this one fails? I have about a $600 budget and 24" is as large as I will go. 22" would be the minimum.

Thanks.
post #2 of 7
I wouldn't blame dell, sounds like it was damaged during shipping. No way in hell they could miss that during QC.
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An excellent alternative if you have bad luck again would be the HP ZR24w; you'd have quite a bit of money left over for other stuff if you go with that.
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post #4 of 7
I can second the HP ZR24w. A buddy picked one up, gorgeous.
post #5 of 7
Don't know how much this is in USA, but it's a decent monitor. My friend has 3 of them on his set-up and they look fantastic. No dead pixels, beautiful color. IMO Samsung monitors are one the best companies out there for monitors. I have a dell and I got it a while ago, I have one dead pixel but it's hard to notice most of the time.
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
I wouldn't blame dell, sounds like it was damaged during shipping. No way in hell they could miss that during QC.
The dead pixels maybe.

The pink and green tint was definitely their fault. It looked fine at my desktop. Second I opened a game it was unbearable.

Just crossing my fingers the next one doesn't suck as bad or it's on to the HP.
post #7 of 7
the monitor I use is EPIC!!! the thinness comes at a price though, colours can look a little blown out but you don't notice it most of the time
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