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11 Reasons For
We checked 4,892 user and expert reviews for DELL flatpanel monitors and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.
Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The DELL P2317H is a four USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor. Most of the other new medium monitors have between one and four USB Type-A downstream ports.
Only Released Seven Months Ago
DELL only released the P2317H seven months ago. Newer LCD screens like this one are likely to use better technology.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many latest medium monitors.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display and we think a cheaper PC display such as the Asus VP229[plb_3706923_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC display such as the Viewsonic VA2452SM[plb_3066057_price], and the Samsung S24C450B[plb_3807600_price] are also worth considering.
Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year is 50° and the widest is 180°. When compared to other similar spec PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to the P2317H that we have checked the vertical viewing angle of, the DELL P2317H's vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees is one of the widest.
Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angle of the DELL P2317H of 178 degrees is one of the widest amongst comparable spec LCD screens that were launched in the last 12 months. The average horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the P2317H is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 65° to 180°.
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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many comparable spec PC displays that came out around the same time as it.
Has Four Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the DELL P2317H is more than most flatpanel monitors that were released in the last year. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on comparable spec PC displays that have been available for the last year. The cables included "DisplayPort", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.
The widths of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the P2317H range from 370mm to 900mm. With a width of only 531.8 millimeters, the DELL P2317H is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the P2317H.
Other LCD screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Acer R231[plb_3387419_price] (531mm and cheaper).
At only 3.1 kilograms, the DELL P2317H is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that came out in the last 12 months. The lightest new medium monitor is 2.6g weight and the heaviest is 21kg.
With a depth of only 50.3 millimeters, the DELL P2317H is one of the shallower new medium monitors amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age. The shallowest LCD screen that is a similar age to the P2317H is 7mm deep, the deepest is 610mm, and the average depth is 110mm.
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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 new comparable spec PC screens.
Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the P2317H are not 3D compatible. The DELL P2317H is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The DELL P2317H does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the P2317H also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the P2317H, the DELL P2317H does not have an integrated card reader.
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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many new flatpanel monitors.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of only 58.4 centimeters, the DELL P2317H has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P2317H. Recently released LCD screens have screen sizes of between 49cm and 690cm, and the average display diagonal is 67cm.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
At only 250 candellas per square meter, the DELL P2317H has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the P2317H. The average display brightness of recently released medium monitors is 280 cd/m².
Fairly Slow Response Time
Recently released similar spec LCD screens have response times of between 1ms and 20ms. With a response time of 6 milliseconds, the DELL P2317H has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the P2317H.
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
0.265 x 0.265
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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)
USB Upstream Port Type
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 21
Swivel Angle Range
45 - 45
VESA Mount Interface
45 - 45
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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
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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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