Summary: Love this monitor. Easy controls. Height adjustable. Swivels and tilts. Sturdy, solid construction. BEST OF ALL, the Dell AC511 Stereo USB Soundbar is made to mount along the bottom of the monitor! No more speakers sitting on desk and multiple cables. I have used this monitor at work for the past year and now have one at home also. I'm not gaming or watching movies, but am surfing the web, watching YouTube videos, and working with Microsoft office suite.
Summary: I have been a long time buyer and user of Dell products and I purchased this monitor based on it's specs and warranty. The monitor works as described, but Dell refuses to register this monitor because I did not but it directly from them and it's a small monitor. I Can not longer buy Dell products because of this.
Summary: My boss purchased this stinker for me from corporate purchasing. It was surprising that in 2014 Dell would sell something so outdated in performance as the P1914S. 1280 x 1024 maximum resolution would have been acceptable in '04, but is absurdly low when full HD monitors (1920x1080) can be purchased for less money. The brightness and contrast on the monitor are similarly weak compared to modern norms.
Summary: It getting harder to find a good quality 19" screen. We use these in the office in a dual screen configuration where space is a premium. Picture quality is good but not as good as some of the newer widescreen units. Dell monitors have given good service in the past and I expect the 1914S will do the same.
Summary: Although 1280x1024 monitors like this seem to have lost ground to widescreen formats, I personally prefer them. This is an IPS (in-plane switching) monitor with LED backlight - the screen is sharp and clear and colours are good. Screen brightness is much more even than a monitor with a CCFL backlight. The default settings are extremely bright but are easily reduced by the Dell Display Manager software which is included on the CD-ROM with the drivers.