Sub-$200 Twenty-Inch 1920 x 1080 Displays: Dell ST2210 and ST2310
Two Full HD 1080p displays, one very affordable price point. The Dell ST2310, a 1920 x 1080 23-inch display, supposedly starts at $229, but thanks to “instant savings” of $50, the price can go as low as $179, before shipping and taxes.
Compare that to the Dell ST2210, a monitor that features the same resolution, but a smaller panel size at 21.5″. The “starting price” is already below two-hundred dollars at $199, but $40 is “slashed off” immediately, leaving a total of $159.
Of course, extra charges may apply thanks to the aforementioned delivery- and IRS-related charges, but unless you purchase a mouse-keyboard bundle with either monitor, it’s unlikely the total bill will go over $200, easily making both the ST2210 and ST2310 the most affordable 1920 x 1080 displays I’ve seen.
It also helps that, despite Dell’s issues with customer support and computer reliability, its displays usually score well among reviewers, with complaints mostly about the price. That may be true for displays that for some reason, are priced quite high by Dell, which clearly doesn’t apply here. Below are specs and buy links at Dell.com for your convenience.
|Aspect Ratio||Widescreen (16:9)|
|Panel Type||TN – Twisted Nematic|
|Optimal Resolution||1920 x 1080 at 60Hz|
|Contrast Ratio||Dynamic Contrast Ratio 50000:1 (max)|
|Brightness||250 cd/m2 (typical)|
|Viewing Angle||(160 vertical / 160 horizontal)|
|Color Support||16.7 million colors|
|Pixel Pitch||0.248 mm||0.266mm|
|Connectivity||High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
Digital Visual Interface – Digital (DVI-D) with High
Definition Content Protection (HDCP)
Video Graphics Array (VGA)
|Buy Link||Dell ST2210 21.5-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor||Dell ST2310 23-inch Full HD Widescreen Monitor|
As you can see, both displays are practically the same, with differences only in panel size, pixel density, and of course price.