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Very solid monitor that won't break the bank
on November 24, 2014
This is definitely a solid monitor. I purchased this monitor as a second monitor in a dual-monitor setup. My other monitor is also a Dell 23" monitor. I believe the model number on it is U23... instead of E23...(which this monitor is). When I purchased this monitor, I looked at buying another one that was exactly the same as the one I was already using, but there was a pretty significant price difference between the two. Considering the price, I decided to go with the E23 instead of getting another one like I already had. Looking at the two monitors side-by-side, it's clear that this one isn't as high-quality as the other one, but I adjusted the monitor's settings to try to match up with the other monitor as closely as I could. It still doesn't quite look as great as the other one, but it's honestly not a huge difference. The main difference seems to be the boldness of the blacks. When I look at this monitor on its own though, without directly comparing it side-by-side with the more expensive one, it looks great. I'm sure there are lots of monitors out there that will look better than this one, and cost a lot more than this one. It's not really fair to compare this directly with another Dell monitor (or any other monitor) that costs over twice as much... Overall, for the price, this is a really good looking monitor that I probably would've given 5 stars if I didn't (unfairly) compare it side-by-side to a higher-end Dell monitor.