There are a few brands synonymous with PC hardware, and Dell is up there with the best. It makes some of the absolute finest PC gear money can buy, and it extends beyond just laptops and desktops. Dell also makes some of the best monitors on the market, and here we've rounded up some of the best Dell monitors you should be taking a look at.
Dell UltraSharp U2421E
Dell's 16:10 UltraSharp U2421E is not just another 24-inch monitor but is also a perfect solution for heavy laptop users who want a larger desktop experience. The design is typical Dell, and it doesn't just follow the crowd, and the color-accurate display makes it good for creators, too. The added vertical space makes a difference, and this is a perfect addition to any home or office.
The past couple of years have seen an increase in remote work and video conferencing, and Dell is right on the bleeding edge with this monitor that is optimized for just such an activity. The 24-inch 1080p display is very good, but it's the pop-up webcam, integrated dual 5W speakers, and physical Microsoft Teams button that sets it apart. One-touch access to your meetings is extremely handy. It can even turn on your PC for you!
Dell is one of the biggest names in PC gaming hardware, and this 24.5-inch 1080p monitor has a crazy high 240Hz refresh rate. Whatever you want to play, this is the monitor for it and it's able to keep up with even the most intense competitive titles. Not only this, but you also get a lightning-fast 1ms response time, FreeSync and G-Sync support and even good color reproduction so it's not bad for creative work, either.
The Dell E2216HV offers a 5ms response time, 1080p resolution, and 85% color gamut support. It only supports VGA input, so you will need an adapter. However, for that price, it's an excellent monitor. Since it's only 21.5 inches as well, it's a perfect choice for those tight on space while still giving plenty of additional screen real estate to a laptop.
If you love Dell's monitors and want one to be the heart of your desktop, there is this 24-incher that will do just that. It has plenty of ports, including USB-C, for the easiest, single-cable connectivity to a laptop, and full VESA compatibility for easy multi-monitor mounting. The addition of Ethernet so you truly can hook up everything to this monitor and not your laptop is a nice touch.
Dell UltraSharp U3415W
Dell's 34-inch 21:9 ultrawide curved display has a 3440x1440 resolution, allowing you to get more done. Not only does the display itself look beautiful, but you also have ample ports to hook up all the things including HDMI, DisplayPort, and Mini DisplayPort, as well as a USB 3.0 hub. Split-screen and VESA support are the icing on the cake.
On the go
Dell's first portable monitor is a nifty bit of kit with a 14-inch display that can be used at different angles, including flat like a tablet (though it doesn't have touch). The 60Hz display has a 1080p resolution, an IPS panel for good viewing angles and supports power pass-through over USB-C so you can use just two cables to power your display and your laptop and connect the two together.
Dell UltraSharp U2720Q
4K for all
Dell has multiple 4K monitors in its range, but for most this is the one to go for. At 27 inches it's big enough to be useful with 4K resolution without being overbearing, and with 95% DCI-P3 color gamut it's a solid choice for those who need accurate colors for their work, too. It also supports up to 90W power delivery over USB-C so with a single cable can connect to and charge your laptop.
The bottom line
Dell has a serious range of fantastic computer monitors that can quite literally cater for whatever specific needs you have. If you're hunting for an all-rounder though, the UltraSharp U2421E is the one to get. Not least because the 16:10 aspect ratio gives you a little extra vertical space to work in.
But it's not the only one worth a look. Whether you're in the market for gaming, content creation, even video conferencing, Dell has a monitor that fits the brief. The fact you can have a monitor optimized on a hardware level for Microsoft Teams is both surprising and extremely impressive.
Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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