Originally Posted by name='MeltedDuron'
I've gotta say that I love my dell, got a 19" samsung lcd tv next to it at as a second monitor, but the dell is so much nicer. At the end of the day its down to personal preference, but the dells are rebranded sony's so your friend should be very happy with one.
an addition to your post, just talking to my friend and decided to do a lil research on here: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/panelsearch.htm
There is a difference between the 2405, 2409 and the samsung:
Monitor: Dell S2409W
Panel: 24"WS AU Optronics TN Film (M240HW01 V0)
Monitor: Dell 2405FPW
Response: 16ms (12ms G2G)
Panel: 24"WS Samsung PVA (LTM240M1-L01)
Monitor: Samsung SM2343BW
Panel: 23"WS Samsung TN Film (LTM230TT01/02)
SOOOOOOOO..........it looks like for quality, the Dell 2405 is the better option.
VA Panel Technology (the 2405)
VA (Vertical Alignment) technology such as S-PVA/MVA are middle of the road LCD panels. They offer better color reproduction and wider viewing angles than TN panels, but have slower response times.
TN Panel Technology (Samsung and 2409)
TN (Twisted Nematic) panels are the most widely used panel type as they are cheap and offer excellent response times, making them perfect for fast paced gaming. The response times of current TN panels range from 2ms to 5ms. However, color reproduction, viewing angles and contrast ratios of TN panels are the worst of any LCD panel technology.