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13 Reasons For
The SE2216H is a popular choice of PC screen.
Medium monitors produced by DELL have excellent ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that DELL also has excellent ratings across its entire range.
Owner Reviews Are Good
SE2216H owners on average rated this LCD screen 82%.
Easy to Use
One DELL SE2216H owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Trevor Phipps scored it 99 out of 100 and he said a few weeks ago “Smart looking, well packed and simple to set up” in his review.
Good Product Quality
One person thought it was good quality. Michael wrote in his review “Good quality screen, decent dpi”.
Only Released Six Months Ago
As one of the newer PC displays, this LCD screen is likely to use better technology.
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Has a Built-In Speaker
The DELL SE2216H has a built-in speaker. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that were launched in the last 12 months also have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker to this PC monitor and we think the V7 L215DS-2E which is cheaper is also worth considering.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the HP V213a, or the AOC E2275SWJ is also worth considering.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the DELL SE2216H is more than most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as the SE2216H.
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 PC screens that are a comparable age to it.
3000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The SE2216H has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 3000:1. That's over three times the typical contrast ratio of the most frequently found typical contrast ratio of 1000:1.
A 3000:1 typical contrast ratio is actually the best typical contrast ratio across all medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the SE2216H.
The worst typical contrast ratio amongst comparable types of PC display is 600:1.
The SE2216H is quite narrow (only 502 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the SE2216H. The widths of similar spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the SE2216H range from 370mm to 960mm.
Flatpanel monitors with a wider width that might be worth looking at include the B2282HD-B1 (505.5mm), or the X2283HSU-B1DP (505mm) both from iiyama.
Very Low Maximum Power Consumption
The SE2216H has a fairly low maximum power consumption (only 24 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the SE2216H. The average maximum power consumption of medium monitors that are a similar age to the SE2216H is 52W.
The DELL SE2216H is one of the shorter PC displays that came out in the last 12 months (only 302.7 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average height of similar spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the SE2216H is 360mm, and the heights range from 28mm to 620mm.
11 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that were released around the same time as the SE2216H do not have a built-in camera. The DELL SE2216H is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering other PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the HP EliteDisplay E240c ($209.89).
Not 3D Compatible
The DELL SE2216H is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the SE2216H are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The DELL SE2216H does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the SE2216H also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for the last year.
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Very Small Viewable Height
With a viewable height of only 267.79 millimeters, the DELL SE2216H has one of the smaller viewable heights amongst PC screens of this age. Medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months have viewable heights of between 250mm and 69,000mm, and the average viewable height is 770mm.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many latest LCD screens.
PC screens with a more display resolution that might be worth looking at include the HP EliteDisplay E242 ($237.70) (1920 x 1200).
Very Small Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the SE2216H is 68cm, and the screen sizes range from 52cm to 690cm. The DELL SE2216H has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 54.61 centimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Small Viewable Width
Recently released medium monitors have viewable widths of between 290mm and 820mm, and the average viewable width is 550mm. With a viewable width of only 476.06 millimeters, the SE2216H has one of the smaller viewable widths amongst PC displays of this age.
Fairly High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
At 18.2 Watts, the DELL SE2216H has a fairly high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the SE2216H. Latest medium monitors have power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of between 0.21W and 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.5W.
Fairly Slow Response Time
The average response time of medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months is 5.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 20ms. At 12 milliseconds, the SE2216H has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the SE2216H.
With a depth of 547 millimeters, the DELL SE2216H is very deep compared to most of the other LCD screens that were released in the last year. Across all the comparable spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the SE2216H the depths range from 7mm to 610mm, and the average depth is 110mm.
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LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
8000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The DELL SE2216H has a maximum contrast ratio of 8000000:1. That's 92% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 100000000:1.
If the contrast ratio of this PC screen is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the X2283HSU-B1DP (12000000:1), or the B2282HD-B1 (12000000:1) both from iiyama or the Philips 223S5LSB (10000000:1).
Unfortunately I have no choice but to rate this product as 1 star as it does not come with a HDMI port and therefore it is not as advertised. It was bought to connect to my Macbook via HDMI but... Read more…
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