Product Review: Dell S2240M CFGKT-IPS-LED 21.5-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor
Price Range: $150 – $200
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for modern, medium-sized LED monitor with an excellent display with IPS technology and good viewing angle.
- The Dell S2240M sports sleek, contemporary looks which will complement any modern computer setup. The ultra-thin surrounding bezel keeps things looking very minimalistic and ensures minimal distraction for gamers. The glossy black/silver stand looks sublime and combines nicely with the rest of the monitor.
- The IPS display features a wide viewing angle of 178°/178 so your friends or family can get a good view of the screen simultaneously. The flexible stand allows the display to be tilted either forward or backward to suit your preference (up to 4° forwards or up to 21° backwards).
- Dell’s IPS-based LED display boasts a 1920 x 1080 maximum resolution with a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and a 250 cd/m2 brightness level to produce an image which is vivid and ultra-sharp in full HD with deep pure blacks and clear whites. The blazing 7 ms response time keeps up with fast moving images so you can enjoy movies and games without blur effects.
- Energy star qualified.
- The glossy display surface can lead to reflections and glare if the monitor is used in bright environments.
- Connectivity is limited to just a VGA and DVI-D port so there is no HDMI port or DisplayPort as found in some of Dell’s higher-end models. Also bear in mind that no DVI cable is included with the monitor so you’ll need to purchase one separately.
- Stand adjustability is limited. Although the monitor can tilt forwards and backwards, you can’t change the height.
- This monitor isn’t VESA mountable so it’s for your desk only, not the wall.
Guarantee: 1-year limited warranty (US & Latin America). 3-year limited warranty (Regions outside US & Latin America)
Value for money?
The Dell S2240M has a gorgeous, minimalistic design which makes it the kind of monitor you’ll be proud to have sitting on your desk. Performance-wise, it also keeps up its high standards with its outstanding picture quality thanks to its superb IPS panel LED display. For value, this monitor is outstanding despite some of its limitations.
If you need a large monitor for gaming or casual use, but you don’t plan on using it in a brightly lit environment such as an office then this is a great LED monitor to punt for.