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Dell S2440L Computer Monitor Review

The S2440L looks great, and promises very deep black levels

January 31, 2013
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Introduction

Dell’s S2440L is a 24-inch computer monitor that it brands “professional.” Certainly, it has an appealing design aesthetic, and would look good perched imposingly upon your boss’s rich mahogany desk. At an MSRP of $299, we’d say it’s on the lower end of mid-range where the monitor market is currently poised. This is not the kind of display you’re going to bulk order for the office (unless you’re swimming in VC money), but neither does it have the design flexibility required by graphics professionals, nor the refresh rate desired by gamers.

We’ve seen this kind of thing before: a 24-inch monitor sporting an attractive outer shell, with just enough connectivity options to get by. The crisply etched touch controls make a nice addition, and at just a hair over ten pounds, the S2440L manages to be portable and fashionable all at once. Where it’s lacking, upon immediate inspection, is that it only allows for an HDMI input or a VGA (D-sub) connection. That’s not a lot of display flexibility, but at a maximum resolution of 1920 × 1080, the S2440L is probably not going to be a candidate for tasks requiring more screen real estate.

Other than a huge contrast ratio, the S2440L has fairly mediocre performance specs, especially in its ability to produce accurate blues across its light input spectrum. We think the MSRP is a little high for what you get, but this mid-range display would be quite the steal were you to discover it on sale.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Usability
  5. Conclusion
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