Samsung f2380 Professional monitor
The newest of the choices in this review of the best 24 inch monitors, the Samsung f2380 is a niche product meant for graphic designers, photo editing, AutoCAD work and web design. For professionals who do not have $1000 + to spend on a graphics monitor, this graphics monitor offers excellent quality at a midlevel price, $320 at newegg.com.
It has 1980 x 1080 resolution, 8ms response time, and 178 degree viewing angles. It can tilt, swivel, pivot and adjust its height, so you can adjust it to the most productive position for your own needs. It looks quite attractive.
It has RGB VGA and DVI inputs, but no HDMI, no Speakers, and no TV tuner, for this monitor is aimed at the serious user.
The exceptional color quality comes from the new cPVA LCD technology, and uses fewer backlights at lower intensity, while giving you color and extremely accurate reproduction. You can read an in depth review of the Samsung f2380 monitor and a quick description of the cPVA technology, with a link to a much more technical paper on the topic.
It has EPEAT certification and 10% recycled material in the construction of the monitor, which with the lower power usage for the quality of the picture, makes it a contender for those concerned with green computing issues.
Users were very consistent in their appreciation of the color quality, although there were people who had some issues with black, and response time. Since it is not meant for gaming, other users felt the criticism was unjustified. There is some further information on color settings from users in the review.
For those who don't need to split their needs between gaming utility and graphic use, this is likely to be a better choice than the HPw2408h reviewed below.
I did not find user complaints on the quality of the build, and no one mentioned dead pixels.