I'm surprised the warranty is such a sticking point. Looks like it has at least some amount of warranty, so if it goes bad soon after receiving it then no problem. I used Discover who will extend the warranty for one year so that and tax free (Dell isn't for me), means a good deal on a great monitor.
both of my 24 inch Dell UltraSharps went bad around the 3 year mark. on the flip side my 20 inch ultra sharp is still going strong since 2004.
even though I would prefer the ultra sharp I w ent with the hp 27 inch monitor available at woot today. 1 year manufacturer warranty plus the extra year if you use a good credit card.
also credit card warranties will match the existing manufacturer warranty up to one year. so discover is like all the rest then u actually get 3 extra months and not one full year
Last edited by avenger386; 12-10-2013 at 02:51 PM..
If you search around, you'll find plenty of accounts of that HP failing within a few months. It also, apparently, has no OSD at all.
Dell ultrasharps are built like freaking tanks. There's some old, tired CCFL ones at my office that have been working awesome non stop since 04 or 05. I think there might even be a couple older 4:3 or 5:4 ones. We've had lots of other monitors fail just in the past two years(and jesus, samsungs are garbage) and have only even had slight problems with one dell, which went away after i cleaned the casing out.
I would buy this one every time choosing between this and that. I passed on the HP thread going "eh, i don't really need it" and now i'm REALLY waffling and making excuses for this one. I think if this one makes it through even the 80 days of warranty it'll last until you're tired of using it.
The last dell refurbs i bought are ALL still going 3 years later, as a bit of anecdotal data.
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