DELL is one of the best PC monitor manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and DELL also has excellent reviews for its medium monitors.
Only Released Four Months Ago
This LCD screen is one of the most recent PC displays to be released. This means it is likely to have better features than some of the older PC displays.
Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The DELL P2317H is a four USB Type-A downstream port PC screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the P2317H have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the DELL P2317H has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the P2317H. Latest similar spec LCD screens have vertical viewing angles of between 65° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on latest LCD screens.
With a width of only 531.8 millimeters, the DELL P2317H is quite narrow compared to most of the other latest flatpanel monitors. The widths of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P2317H range from 370mm to 960mm, and the average width is 590mm.
If you don't mind having a wider width then you might want to consider the Acer R231 (531mm and cheaper).
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At only 50.3 millimeters, the DELL P2317H is fairly shallow compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the P2317H. Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the P2317H have depths of between 7mm and 610mm.
Across all the medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the P2317H the weights range from 2.6g to 33kg, and the average weight is 4.8kg. With a weight of only 3.1 kilograms, the DELL P2317H is fairly light compared to most of the other PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the P2317H.
The DELL P2317H is one of the shorter medium monitors that were released in the last year (only 315.9 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The heights of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the P2317H range from 28mm to 620mm.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The DELL P2317H does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other recently released medium monitors.
Alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the Benq ZOWIE RL2455 ($199.00), or the AOC I2475PXQU which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most new medium monitors do not have a built-in camera. The DELL P2317H is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other latest LCD screens, the DELL P2317H is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most new comparable spec PC screens do not have an integrated card reader. The DELL P2317H is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
There are a number of alternative PC displays which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to look at including the DELL U2413 ($409.99).
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Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many latest comparable spec LCD screens.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including the Samsung LS24F356FHU which is cheaper.
If you would prefer a PC display with a more display resolution then you might also want to look at the Benq ZOWIE RL2455 ($199.00) (1920 x 1200) which is also cheaper.
Only 4000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The DELL P2317H has a maximum contrast ratio of 4000000:1. That's 96% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 100000000:1. The contrast ratio of all medium monitors that came out in the last year ranges from Mega Contrast to 100000000:1.
Flatpanel monitors with a higher contrast ratio that might also be worth considering include the HP Z23n ($199.95) (5000000:1) which is also cheaper.
Only Has Eight Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the DELL P2317H is more than most latest comparable spec PC monitors. This flatpanel monitor has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released in the last 12 months. The cables included "AC", "DisplayPort" and "VGA" are also found on this LCD screen.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
Latest similar spec PC screens 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 P2317H has one of the dimmer display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age.
Fairly Slow Response Time
The DELL P2317H has one of the slower response times (6 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age. The response times of latest LCD screens range from 1ms to 20ms.
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LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays that came out in the last 12 months.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Samsung S24F350FHU which is cheaper; or the DELL U2413 ($409.99) which has a better Rating.
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
0.265 x 0.265
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
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
AC Power in Port
USB Upstream Port Type
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 21
Swivel Angle Range
45 - 45
Cable Lock Slot
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AC Input Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Input Voltage
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
Energy Star Certificate
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Height With Stand
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Width With Stand
Quick Start Guide
AC, DisplayPort, USB, VGA
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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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