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Whitie III

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Dell monitors
« on: November 30, 2014, 02:41:35 AM »
Heard that Dell monitors are best in class and would like to get one with my computer I was looking at the Dell E2715H, E2414H, P2213 & S2240L... I like the bigger sizes but really any will do so long as it has a digital connection and can accept one of their sound bars

any suggestions or recommendations?

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Re: Dell monitors
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2014, 05:28:17 AM »
As far as the statement of:
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Heard that Dell monitors are best in class

I wouldn't say they are the best out there. Some are Good, some are OK, and some are Junk.

As far as specific model to purchase it comes down to features and specs mainly, as well as appearance in some cases as well.

As far as Dell monitors, I dont buy them myself, but instead get them for free or very inexpensively when people get rid of their Dell computers.

Dell, just like HP, and other computer brand monitors are basically their brand name placed onto the guts of other display manufacturer displays in which Dell has a contract with a company that makes inexpensive displays to make them say 100,000 of a specific model with the Dell name on them. The reason for some being good, ok, and junk is because they sometimes cut corners in pricing to be competitive that leads to "you get what you paid for" of quality. So cutting corners to make low cost displays can sometimes lead to problem models or models that lack in performance.

For this reason, I like to not buy displays that are computer re-branded displays, but instead buy from a manufacturer of displays that are well known for quality who  have a good warranty. I usually buy Samsung displays because I have had very good luck with them. They may cost more than the Dell or HP display etc, but at least I know that I have a quality product that should last me with no troubles.

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Re: Dell monitors
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2014, 07:11:28 AM »
Of course Dell sell some basic monitors that go along with their PCs, they are hardly bad though. They also sell very high end monitors such as the Ultrasharp series - These are not designed to be sold along with PCs and are instead marketed as proper professional monitors.  Sure it was the case a long time ago that Dell simply rebranded other monitors to go along with their PCs, but nowdays they design and manufacture monitors for the retail market, and do a very good job at it.

As far as the ones you linked, I can't really see any that jump out at me.  What I would look for is a monitor that is at least 1920x1080, no bigger than 24" (if you go with 1080p) and has a good adjustable stand.  The Ultrasharp series from Dell are a bit more expensive but are the best quality ones they offer with IPS panels which give good viewing angles and accurate colours.

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Re: Dell monitors
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2014, 10:09:13 AM »
was also looking at the Dell P2815Q... that and the 27 i listed would be one and two on my list