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Dell S2240L Review

By December 13, 2016 No Comments

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Are you of the opinion that a thin bezel and frameless monitor is a costly option to enjoy viewing a genuinely wider display despite the size being smaller than 27 inches? Well, the Dell S2240L monitor will make you change your opinion.

Boasting all the above features, this monitor is truly a most competitive bargain you can get in the collection of 21.5-inch models. For the price at which it is available, this unit is undoubtedly rich in features although a few high-end features are missing.

As per the manufacturer, the S series is for those who are looking for a persuasive digital experience with splendid aesthetics with robust performance.Well, this is true for me! The elegant looking monitor comes with a 21.5-inch screen with almost no frame and significantly less visible bezels.

The monitor boasts a full High Definition (HD) resolution of maximum 1920 x 1080 in the 16:9 format with the In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology and ultra-wide viewing angles of 178 degrees. Therefore, it delivers a lifelike view of all kind of images. The colors are extremely authentic due to the support for good color gamut as well as the ability to boost a colorful look.

Having no dead pixels, this LED backlit monitor looks gorgeous and display bright visuals, which is especially engaging for gaming. Although the glass section might be a bit reflective, there is no issue of motion blur or input lag. This was evident while I was playing Battlefield 4. So, let’s explore these features in detail.

Presenting: Elegant and Exhilarating Design and Build Quality

In terms of build quality, this Dell monitor comes with an elegantly delicate frame and almost intangible bezels, due to which the look is frameless or borderless. Such a subtle look is likely to win your heart at the first glance. he bezels are there but are very thin due to which it is almost invisible. They are also very glossy to add a beautiful touch to the panel.

The brand name is displayed on the center of the lower bezel. Talking about the buttons, the power button is on the right bottom corner, while the right bezel holds the control buttons. The cabinet is black and has a smooth finish. However, due to more glossiness, dust and fingerprints are common. Moving over to the stand, it has the silver color, an L shape around the monitor neck, and a rectangular shape at the base. It is effortlessly fixable and renders sufficient support to the wide screen.

The extensive range of tilt angle allows correcting any issue related to the viewing angle. Thus, you can comfortably use the monitor at your preferred viewing angle. There is a locking mechanism with the stand, as well. Even though the stand’s quality has got received mixed reactions, I could not see any fault in it.

The style is distinctively exhilarating due to a spotless finish, streamlines design for cable, and premium dexterity. It is such that it adds a touch of finesse to your studio or office, even if it is inside your home. In short, this elegantly designed model with its flawless finish tends to look terrific on your desk.

Presenting: Sharp, Vivid, and Pulling Display Quality 

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Due to the bezel’s almost absence, creative works, games, and movies look spread-out on the screen.Just add to this the ultrawide viewing angle that contributes to a stellar view literally pulling you in, from all angles. Further, nobody can forget the obligation of Full HD resolution in a 16:9 widescreen view, which makes pictures come alive. A critical aspect adding to vivid picture quality is the IPS display. Regarded as the most effective type of panel for viewing angles, IPS makes this Dell monitor incredibly engaging.

One cannot forget the tiresome task of adjusting a Twisted Nematic (TN) panel monitor for gaining better visibility. However, this is something that an IPS panel eliminates for you. IT delivers colors that are more realistic as well as natural with superb viewing angles. So, you are better off with an IPS panel, rather than a TN one, unless your budget is too low. To the real looking images, a sharp touch is what the high resolution adds. Apart from color reproduction, clarity is also stunning. The black and white levels are tangibly distinct.

You enjoy razor-sharp detailing in photos, games, and movies with the color-boosting feature. Vivid clarity is also due to the typical mega-dynamic contrast ratio and the support for color gamut of 82%. Although this gamut is less than what other high-end monitors support, it is still enough to deliver vivid colors with clarity.

While the performance is superb and HD resolution is great, the response time is okay. This is because it is much higher than other high-end options, which increases the risk of ghosting. However, I have not faced that issue yet. Another thing to note is that there is no anti-glare technology. 

Presenting: Productivity Ensuring Management

This Dell S2240L monitor comes with a built-in Display Manager that aids in maintaining your productivity by facilitating fast access to settings such as Auto Mode. This setting allows selecting the preferred color mode for each software you choose to run.

Presenting Versatile Connections

Well, this monitor easily gets converted into a multiplayer through its ports. Through the VGA port, you can connect the Dell S2240L monitor to a laptop. Similarly, with the HDMI port, you can discover a myriad of thrilling options for high definition entertainment.


  • Screen: 21.5-inch Full HD LED with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 82% color gamut, and borderless, almost invisible bezel, and ultrawide design
  • Weight: 5.73 pounds
  • Backlight: LED
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 + 8M:1 (dynamic)
  • Panel Type: Mercury-free and arsenic-free IPS, anti-reflective
  • Viewing Angle:178° horizontally and vertically
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
  • Pixel Pitch:0.248mm
  • Response Time: 7ms Grey-to-Grey
  • Brightness: 250cd/m2
  • Color Depth: 16.7 million
  • Speakers: No
  • Ports: HDMI, VGA (D-sub), 3.5mm PC audio jack
  • Stand: Wall mounting support,Tilting ability (4-21°)
  • Warranty: 3 years, 1 year in U.S. and Latin America
  • Security: Lock slot
  • Eco-friendly and Energy Efficient: Yes, Energy Star
  • Certifications: EPEAT Silver

What Customers Are Saying

Most customers agree that no casual computer user or gamer can go wrong with this Dell monitor. They are happy to have sharp videos, slim design, wide angle viewing, and vivid colors. Some customers have shared that their office staff is thinking to buy this monitor due to shiny looks. However, it should be noted that the shine is invisible, once the monitor is turned on.

A few other customers did not like the lack of anti-glare coating. One customer has written that while the color is excellent, the stand is cheaply made because it is stable but not sturdy. Similarly, there is no vertical adjustment, which indicates the need to buy a base to be inline with the other monitor. Despite these limitations, it is not bad for the price.

So, the monitor has obtained good reviews overall. It has a very high rating across online retailers as well so it is very recommendable from customers as well.


The fabulous look, vivid and sharp pictures, and care for productivity make this Dell monitor a great choice for those who are longing for these features at an unbeatable price. It looks fantastic on your desk with the subtle design but wide screen and glossy finish. Although there is no anti-glare technology, it does not affect the look or the functionality.

Overall, the S2240L is well suited for working with ease or remaining entertained through the multimedia activities with its 21.5 inch 1080pHD screen.


Dell S2240L Review 2019
  • 9.5/10
    Design - 9.5/10
  • 9.4/10
    Display - 9.4/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9.0/10
  • 8.5/10
    Price/Value - 8.5/10


This Dell S2240L monitor is not only wonderful for its price but also for its crispy pictures, slim design, minimalistic build, bright backlight, and supportive stand. For a casual use, this monitor has all the essentials. Moreover, you bring home an eco-friendly piece, which is free from mercury. It might not have all the top features but is surely a great basic model.

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