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5.0 out of 5 stars Great IPS value & No dead pixels, October 26, 2012
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This review is from: Dell S2340M 23-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor (Personal Computers)
The good:
Compared to the Dell UltraSharp U2312HM there's very little discernible panel differences. Overall image quality is very good, and the colors and saturation levels are fine in Auto. Also, good are the viewing angles, Contrast, Clock & Phase, Sharpness, Gamma, and Black Levels. Images look sharp and color accurate. Gaming for an IPS panel is good. On your desk it looks very nice and stands about 3-1/4" off the desktop, and since the stand is flat you can use that space.

The bad and decisions:
Ideally, most IPS panels don't make for great Gaming monitors, and I only game on occasion. I did find some minor Ghosting problems with certain middle gray RGB values: 64/192, 96/224, 128/255 and some minor Response time issues. I used Lagom monitor tests. Note: I am no monitor expert, but I know what looks good and doesn't.

Very limited inputs (DVI-D & VGA) compared to the Dell UltraSharp U2312HM which adds a DisplayPort. Also, it doesn't come with a DVI-D cable, and only with a useless VGA. So those without a DVD-D cable add $5-$8+ USD.

However, for the $70 (37%) savings the Dell S2340M is a better choice for most folks over the more expensive Dell UltraSharp U2312HM (fractionally better panel, Display Port, 90 degree swivel, USB Hub, and DVI cable).

Dell's Display Manager for those new to it takes some getting used to, but it can be customized and comes in handy. As usual go to Dell's website for the latest drivers, the CD's are old.

Hope this helps.
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Initial post: Jan 21, 2013 12:31:15 PM PST
Stefan says:
The U2312HM has a far better stand - not just with swivel, but height (!) and pivot adjustments. Also this S2340M doesn't have VESA mounting holes so that's another negative for it.

I can't believe they have the guts to give people a VGA cable instead of DVI, what a huge mockery from Dell.

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 7:50:20 AM PST
acole76 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2013 7:50:42 AM PDT
Gary2 says:
Lol, the reviews are NOT "fake." (Although that's not to say some of them weren't written by shills, etc.) Both the monitors are the same, they simply have different model numbers to distinguish between the different sizes. And it's common for Amazon to use the same reviews for different models when the only difference is something like size.

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 11:01:19 AM PDT
This is a great monitor for the price. I game extensively, and it is quite satisfactory. The only real issue I have was Dell's decision to put the control buttons on the right edge as opposed to on the front. The problem is that when you put two of these together for a dual display (as I have), you have to move one to get to the buttons on the left monitor. I get around this by having the Windows power setting turn off the display after a few idle minutes; still, it was not a good design.
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