DELL U2415 vs Viewsonic VG2438

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DELL U2415
Viewsonic VG2438

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Reasons For

13 Reasons For
Marginally bigger screen size Edit
The DELL U2415 has a screen size of 24.1"", whereas the Viewsonic VG2438 is only a 24"" PC monitor (0.1" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

50 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The DELL U2415 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m² cd/m², whereas the Viewsonic VG2438 is only a 250 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
Six USB 3.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 3.0 ports on the DELL U2415 is six, but the Viewsonic VG2438 only has four USB 3.0 ports. Read more

USB 2.0 ports are used to connect peripherals such as a kayboard, mouse, or external drive to your computer via your monitor. The USB 2.0 port can also be used for USB flash drives.

Two HDMI ports Edit
The DELL U2415 is a two HDMI port PC monitor, whereas the Viewsonic VG2438 only has one HDMI port.
Six USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The number of USB Type-A downstream ports on the DELL U2415 is six, but the Viewsonic VG2438 only has four USB Type-A downstream ports.
14% higher maximum height adjustment Edit
The DELL U2415 is a 115mmmm maximum height adjustment PC monitor. That's 15mm higher than the Viewsonic VG2438 (100mmmm).
Moderately shorter Edit
DELL U2415 is 350.6mmmm tall, but the Viewsonic VG2438 is a 363mmmm tall PC monitor (12.4mm taller).
5.8mm shallower Edit
The DELL U2415 is a 45.7mmmm deep PC monitor. That's 5.8mm shallower than the Viewsonic VG2438 (51.5mmmm).
24.6mm narrower Edit
DELL U2415 is 532.2mmmm wide, but the Viewsonic VG2438 is a 556.8mmmm wide PC monitor (24.6mm wider).
$13 cheaper
The DELL U2415 is $12.99 cheaper than the Viewsonic VG2438.
Available from 8 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 3 expert reviews, the DELL U2415 has an average review score of 87%, whereas the Viewsonic VG2438 has an average rating of 76% (based on 2 reviews).
User reviews are marginally better
Based on 166 user reviews, the DELL U2415 has an average review score of 91%, whereas the Viewsonic VG2438 has an average rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).
2 Reasons For
1ms faster response time Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 has a response time of 5msms, whereas the DELL U2415 is a 6msms response time PC monitor (1ms slower). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Marginally lighter Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 has a weight of 4.2kgg, but the DELL U2415 is a 4.3kgg weight PC monitor (0.1g heavier).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
17% slower response time Edit
The DELL U2415 is a 6msms response time PC monitor. That's 1ms slower than the Viewsonic VG2438 (5msms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Only DVI ports Edit
The DELL U2415 has DVI ports, however the Viewsonic VG2438 only has one DVI port.
Heavier Edit
The DELL U2415 is a 4.3kgg weight PC monitor. That's 0.1g heavier than the Viewsonic VG2438 (4.2kgg).
14 Reasons Against
1% smaller screen size Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 is a 24"" PC monitor. That's 0.1" smaller than the DELL U2415 (24""). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 is a 250 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the DELL U2415 (250 cd/m² cd/m²).
Two less USB 3.0 ports Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 has four USB 3.0 ports, however the DELL U2415 only has six USB 3.0 ports. Read more

USB 2.0 ports are used to connect peripherals such as a kayboard, mouse, or external drive to your computer via your monitor. The USB 2.0 port can also be used for USB flash drives.

One less HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Viewsonic VG2438 is one, but the DELL U2415 only has two HDMI ports.
Two less USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 has four USB Type-A downstream ports, however the DELL U2415 only has six USB Type-A downstream ports.
15mm lower maximum height adjustment Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 has a maximum height adjustment of 100mmmm, whereas the DELL U2415 is a 115mmmm maximum height adjustment PC monitor (15mm higher).
4% taller Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 has a height of 363mmmm. That's 12.4mm taller than the DELL U2415 (363mmmm).
Deeper Edit
Viewsonic VG2438 is 51.5mmmm deep, but the DELL U2415 is a 45.7mmmm deep PC monitor (5.8mm shallower).
Wider Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 has a width of 556.8mmmm. That's 24.6mm wider than the DELL U2415 (556.8mmmm).
More expensive by $13
The Viewsonic VG2438 is $12.99 more expensive than the DELL U2415.
Not as many stockists
The Viewsonic VG2438 is only stocked by 3 stores, however the DELL U2415 is stocked by 11 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
Older by two months
The Viewsonic VG2438 is two months older than the DELL U2415.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Viewsonic VG2438 only has an average expert score of 76%, but the DELL U2415 has an average expert rating of 87% (based on 3 reviews).
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The Viewsonic VG2438 has an average user score of 88%, but the DELL U2415 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 166 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
pcmagazine.ru: 5 Star
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

26 months Ago 28 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -
Electricity cost - switched on $ 36.78
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 36.78
Purchase price $ 251.99
Total cost of ownership $ 288.77
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.24T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
24.1"
BEST
24"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 2000000:1
BEST
 2000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Backlight Type
 W-LED
 W-LED
BEST
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 480p
 360p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 480p
 360p
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Viewable Size Diagonal
611mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Height
324mm 324mm
Viewable Width
518.4mm 518.4mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Pixel Pitch
0.27 x 0.27 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Colour Count
16.77M 16.77M
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
61.1cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
300 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m²
Response Time
6ms 5ms
BEST
Color Gamut
91% Unknown - Click to provide data
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

DisplayPort
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Port
6
BEST
4
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
1
BEST
USB Type-A Downstream Port
6
BEST
4
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Upstream Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Coloured Feet
 Silver
 Silver
Case Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Ergonomics

Maximum Height Adjustment
115mm
BEST
100mm
Tilt Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data -5 - 37
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 360

Power

Input Current
1.5A Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
23W
BEST
30W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption
75W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 5000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Non-Operating Altitude
0 - 12192 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Storage Range
5 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 TCO
BEST
 RoHS
 TCO
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
8.4kg 7.4kg
BEST
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 420mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 158mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 604mm
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.7kg
Height With Stand
517.9mm 393.6mm
BEST
Depth With Stand
205mm 204.3mm
BEST
Width With Stand
532.2mm
BEST
556.8mm
Weight
4.3kg 4.2kg
BEST
Height
350.6mm
BEST
363mm
Depth
45.7mm
BEST
51.5mm
Width
532.2mm
BEST
556.8mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 AC
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 DVI
 USB
 AC
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 DVI
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