New 24-inch Dell LCD has frugal power consumption, TN panel

— 5:09 PM on March 15, 2010

Dell's LCD monitors have become pretty popular, in no small part because they're often deeply discounted in online sales. And now there's a new model: the 24" G2410H, which offers a 1080p display resolution, a 5 ms response time, 250 nits of LED-backlit brightness, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The display also includes an ambient light sensor and both DVI-D and VGA inputs. HDCP is supported over DVI, but the monitor lacks an HDMI input, which is a bit of a drag.

Of course, the biggest drag of all is the fact that the monitor uses a TN panel. According to Engadget's hands-on experience, the display isn't as sharp or brilliant as one of Dell's 27" UltraSharps. But then the G2410H doesn't cost nearly as much; it's currently selling for $339 online. This eco-friendly display also boasts typical power consumption of less than 20W—just over a third the wattage consumed by my UltraSharp 2408WFP. The G2410H's power consumption is also quite a bit lower than that of the UltraSharp U2410, which has a 24" IPS panel with 1920x1200 pixels and a quoted power consumption of 75W.

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