Another superb Dell product! Fantastic price! Beautiful picture!
9 November 2012
Summary: I purchased this monitor as Dell is the only brand I will buy because in my opinion they have the best quality monitors and computers on the market. Unfortunately, when purchased we did not read far enough into this particular monitor to find that it does not go up or down nor does it accomodate an arm to which can be attached making it do so which makes it very nonergonomic. I therefore had to give it a below average rating because of this.
Summary: I wish I read Jeff Wilson's review before buying two of these monitors. The colors are washed out and the viewing angle is extremely limited. Having two of these monitors side-by-side was causing headaches after only 20 minutes of use. I tried modifying the display settings but it didn't seem to matter. If you are wondering why this monitor is so cheap, this is why. I'm currently packaging up both monitors and returning to Dell.
Summary: For the price, this is a good general usage monitor: Web surfing, document writing, emails, etc. - Pretty much anything you need to do as long as it isn't viewing or editing images or video. As others have mentioned, the monitor is bright - light-bulb in your face bright. Turn down the brightness and the colors fade dramatically and the overall viewing becomes more difficult.
Summary: The DELL ST2420L is relatively inexpensive and bright, but if you are looking for consistent color display, you have to look at more expensive displays. This one is based on TN LCD technology and has horrible off-axis viewing. Just move your head up and down 6" and you will see the screen display change dramatically. Even just sitting with your head still, the colors at the edges of the screen are different from those in the center.
Wonderful colors, versatile display for both computer use and movies....best of both worlds
10 September 2011
Summary: I'm a bit perplexed to read the 1-star review citing "washed out colors" with no attempt to check on the multitude of color adjustment options and preset (and then of course just as quickly recommends an obscure monitor brand to purchase instead). I bought the monitor with a Dell Studio XPS with Windows 7, and couldn't be happier. The monitor has three different inputs: VGA, DVI-D and HDMI. You can actually leave different inputs attached (e.g.