Dell SP2009W Specifications
Display: 20″ Wide TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1680 x 1050
LCD: 8-bit, 16.7 million colors
Contrast Ratio: 2000:1 (dynamic)
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Response Time: 2ms (GTG)
Viewing Angle: 160/160
Connectivity: DVI-D with HDCP, VGA, USB 2.0 (4)
Power Consumption: 45W – 75W (operational), <2W (standby), Energy Star
Dimensions: 18.96 x 15.48 x 7.56″ (481.5 x 393.1 x 192mm)
Weight: 17.38lbs (7.9kg)
Dell‘s SP2009W is a typical 20″ wide LCD monitor with a couple of interesting features. For one, the dynamic contrast ratio is a very decent 2000:1. But I’m scratching my head: why would you need dynamic contrast ratio when all you’ve got to work with is 1680 x 1050? This pixel format doesn’t natively support 720p or 1080p HD content. So is there a good scaler chip in the SP2009W? Nope. Don’t expect great moving picture on the SP2009W but at least when you do watch some HD content the contrast will be decent.
The 2ms GTG response time is very fast and playing games on it should be just fine. Because the SP2009W has a TN LCD panel, the viewing angle suffers a bit at just 160/160. If you need precise color renditions, at all angles, look elsewhere. The controls are pretty cool in that they are capacitive touch controls instead of physical buttons, but it doesn’t make up for the lack of height adjustment and rotating capability. Dell isn’t asking a whole lot for it: just $269 will get you one.
I must mention that it’s bigger sibling, the S2409W, has a 16:9 aspect ratio and features a 1920 x 1080 pixel format. Along these lines, I would have expected a 16:9 aspect ratio and a pixel format of 1600 x 900 for the S2009W.
[tags]Dell, Dell SP2009W, Dell 20″ Wide LCD Monitor, 20″ LCD Monitor, 1680 x 1050, TN LCD Panel[/tags]