Review - Dell UltraSharp 2208WFP

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Ordered 20090115 ... Waiting to review it! Ordered for a Dual LCD setup.

Update 20090127 ... Apparently they're having issues filling my order and waiting for the LCDs to become available in channels.  Very annoying, but the deal I got was stellar.  Just glad I didn't desperately need them.

Update 20090129 ... I received them!  Will take them home tonight.

Summary

The Dell UltraSharp 2208WFP is a 22" WideScreen LCD that is approximately 22" x 13" x 3" (not including the stand) and weighs about 11lbs.  The 2208WFP native resolution is 1680x1050 @ 75Hz.  DVI and VGA connections are both supported and cables are included in the packaging.

My favorite feature of the Dell UltraSharp line is the LCD stand.   The stand is height, tilt, swivel adjustable and the panel itself can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise.  Included in the Ultrasharp LCD line is a USB hub.  It is very convenient to wire up the USB hub so you do not have to climb under the desk to plug in a USB flash drive, but instead, just use the USB port on the left side of the panel.  The "footprint" of the stand is shaped like a wide "Y" providing a very stable base.

I connected two of the 2208WFP LCDs to my dual-head GeForce series video card.  Using the Windows XP display settings, I extended my desktop across both displays.  Talk about screen real estate!

Conclusion

I am very happy with the Dell UltraSharp 2208WFP.  The functional stand, USB hub, and nice display specifications allow for a very easy on the eyes experience.  An aditional HDMI or video input would be nice, but you cannot have it all.  

Shortly after my purchase, Dell released a newer line of LCDs that do include addtional features.  That would explain why I was able to get such a great deal on these (< $200ea).  I would expect these to be discontinued if they have not been already.