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Dell S2216M: 21.5-inch Glossy FHD IPS Monitor

By August 25, 2015 3 Comments

Dell S2216M

Dell has previously made glossy displays, such as the well-received Dell S2415H. If you have control over the room lighting, a glossy display will give you more vivid and alive colors than a matte counterpart. At the moment, they are rare because most people prefer matte, which we also do. A glossy display reflects light in such a way that it’s very hard to see on the monitor when there’s much room lighting.

Very recently, Dell has released a trio of glossy AH-IPS monitors and the 21.5-inch Dell S2216M is one of them. This display has a very modern look and will suit well for most people who “just” want a new good-looking monitor. The other options, the Dell S2316M (23-inch) and Dell S2316H (23-inch) were also released alongside this monitor and they all have almost exactly the same specs, with the only difference being the size and connectivity options.

The stand is only tilt-adjustable, so no height, swivel and pivot adjustment available. The bezels are very thin and the outer bezel is made of hard plastic. The screen is coated with, as mentioned previously, a glossy finish and an additional mild anti-glare treatment to reduce reflections to a certain degree.

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The resolution of this screen is 1920 x 1080 or FHD and it has a refresh rate of 60Hz. The contrast ratio is 1000:1 alongside a 250 Nit brightness (cd/m2). You will also get 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles and the usual benefits of IPS panels, such as great viewing angles and color accuracy. The color depth is 8-bit (6-bit with FRC-dithering).

A WLED backlight is also included, which will give you great sRGB color coverage, but not Adobe RGB or other wide gamuts. The response time is 6ms and you can overdrive it with the “Normal” and “Fast” settings found on some other Dell models.

This monitor has minimal features. It does not support VESA and has poor connectivity options: a DVI and VGA connector only. This monitor is available for purchase right now and can be found for under $200 right now.

Dell S2216M
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Screen Size21.5"
Resolution1920 x 1080
Panel TypeIPS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time4ms
Adaptive SyncNo

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  • sinnerz2000

    What about the Dell S2216h? Does that include a HDMI connector? Also what’s the difference between the S2216h and the S2415H besides the screen size.

  • Kojack

    Great monitor! S series dell monitors are an excellent entry level ips monitor.

  • Kojack

    Yes. 2216h has an HDMI connector. It looks great. Mild antiglare coating. No diff between 2415h apart frm the bigger screen, has Vesa mount and glossy screen, no antiglare coating tho on the bigger sibling. Fyi, 2216h and 2316h is exactly the same apart frm screen size.