We calculated the average reviews for all DELL PC displays and specifically for DELL medium monitors and found that in both cases DELL had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.
Only Released Four Months Ago
This DELL PC monitor was released just four months ago. Newer PC displays like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.
At only 503.4 millimeters, the DELL P2217 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other PC screens that were launched in the last year. The average width of recently released medium monitors is 590mm.
Other PC displays with a wider width that you might want to look at include the DELL SE2216H ($98.99) (502mm) which is also cheaper.
11 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The DELL P2217 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other new LCD screens do have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the DELL S2316H ($149.99) which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other recently released medium monitors, the DELL P2217 does not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other LCD screens that came out in the last year, the DELL P2217 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The DELL P2217 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the P2217 also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the HP EliteDisplay E240c ($209.89).
+8 More reasons against
Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as it.
Quite Small Viewable Width
The DELL P2217 has one of the smaller viewable widths (only 473.76 millimeters) amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. Similar spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the P2217 have viewable widths of between 290mm and 820mm, and the average viewable width is 550mm.
Only 4000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The DELL P2217 has a maximum contrast ratio of 4000000:1. That's 96% less contrast ratio than a 100000000:1 LCD screen, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio. The contrast ratio of all similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the P2217 ranges from Mega Contrast to 100000000:1.
At only 55.87 centimeters, the DELL P2217 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that came out in the last year. The screen sizes of newly released medium monitors range from 52cm to 690cm, and the average display diagonal is 68cm.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many new flatpanel monitors.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the P2217 have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 800 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the DELL P2217 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other new similar spec LCD screens.
With a height of 497.4 millimeters, the DELL P2217 is very tall compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last 12 months. The shortest flatpanel monitor that came out in the last 12 months is 28mm tall, the tallest is 620mm, and the average height is 360mm.
1 Other reason to consider the DELL P2217
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that have been available for the last year.
We compared all the other PC displays that have an LED Display to this flatpanel monitor and we think cheaper PC screens such as the Samsung S22F350FHU, and the Acer KA240H ($130.75) is also worth considering.
1680 x 1050
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
0.282 x 0.282
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Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 2.0/3.0, 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), 2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Built-In USB Hub
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 21
Swivel Angle Range
45 - 45
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50, 60, 50/60
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24, 100, 100-240, 240
0 - 5000
0 - 12191
Relative Humidity Storage Range
5 - 90
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Compliance Industry Standard
Energy Star Certificate
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.15 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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