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exceptional design, build quality, and perfect for windows 8 and 8.1
on August 6, 2013
This is an exceptional monitor.
Using it reminds me of using a Surface Pro tablet. The S2240T's design allows you to enjoy the best of the "traditional" and "new" aspects of Windows 8.
When you want to work, you can put the S2240T in its upright position, use your keyboard and mouse, and blast through what you need to get done.
When you want to casually surf the web, play games, look at pictures, or use Windows 8 apps, you can fold the screen to a comfortable angle and have a tablet-like experience with your desktop pc.
Image resolution is impressive. You can use the DELL Display Manager utility to automatically change the monitor settings to your chosen presets for each application, or you can lock in standard, cool, warm, custom or other setting for all of your uses.
Build quality is impressive. The glass extends to the very edges, making Windows 8 gestures easy. It's very responsive to touch. The stand is solid and easily adjusts to a wide variety of angles (it won't lie completely flat for "two user" games, but I don't do this, so it's not a problem for me).
Size is a bit smaller than the 24" DELL LCD this monitor replaced, but I've found the 21.5" size is more than sufficient, and the S2240T is much more affordable than larger touch monitors, especially considering its fine build quality.
You should be aware that you will need two connections for touch screen capability on any desktop computer monitor: a hdmi (or lower resolution)video connection, and a usb connection in order to communicate your touch gestures back to the pc.
Very impressive. DELL has made a monitor that allows you to take advantage of all Windows 8 (and 8.1)has to offer!
I only have a small complaint about the S2240T: the sticker with the marketing info and energy star logo was affixed to the glass with an adhesive that was very difficult to remove (I ended up carefully using goo gone which didn't damage my monitor, but there is probably an even safer way to remove it).