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Very good IPS 16:9 24" monitor!
on September 14, 2015
I'm reviewing the 24" SE2416H. There are two other monitors on this page that have different specs that I have not tried (the 27 inch one is curved and has speakers, the 22 inch is glossy where the other two are matte). I often dislike the grouping of reviews, but all 3 are SE##16H series monitors...
I'm a computer tech. I've installed somewhere around 100 monitors this year. This is a good monitor that I would suggest to a client, but it has a few pros and cons.
This is a full HD 1920x1680. It is IPS which means it shows more colors and has better viewing angles but may experience ghosting. I've not seen any ghosting but I don't really play games on it.It's 16:9 widescreen (same shape as your modern tv). The screen is matte which means it is not a reflective glossy (the bezel, black plastic around the screen, is glossy so don't get that confused with the actual screen). It has VGA and HDMI for connectivity. It comes with a VGA cable but not a HDMI cable. You can use a DVI to HDMI adapter or a Displayport to HDMI adapter but neither are included. Speakers are not built in.
-It has a very nice screen. I have a U2412M, a U2415, and this monitor all plugged into the same computer in front of me. While the U2412 and the U2415 are a little bigger and have more dots, they all three have very similar screens. I much prefer a IPS screen over a standard tn screen even though the IPS cost more. The backlight is more uniform than my U2412M but about equal with the U2415. The U2415 can get brighter but I'm comfortable with both screens at lower than brightest brightness.
-The bezel, back, and stand all look pretty sleek. LG brand IPS monitors tend to be cheaper, but they look cheap. This looks nice! Some of the monitors are moving to almost no bezel, no frame. I prefer a little bit of a bezel because I find the edge of the picture more distracting if there isn't much bezel.
-the 16:9 widescreen is perfect for watching netflix on my computer.
-on the Dell site it says it has a three year advance replacement warranty. This means that Dell will ship you a new monitor first and pay for the return shipping. I'm going to assume if you buy ships and sold by Amazon that you get the same warranty.
-standard computer power cord port on the monitor. No external power supply. If you lose or your dog chews the power cord, it's a $6 replacement.
-not much movement on the stand. It only tilts forward and back. It does not move up and down like fancier dell stands.
-no vesa holes for mounting to a wall or arm. There are third party "VESA Mount Adapter Bracket for Dell S-Series Monitors" that I think will work with this monitor, but I've not tried them. I would suggest that if you really want to mount it that you get a different monitor.
-Not only does it not have speakers built in, but there is no sound out port either so you cannot use sound over HDMI. Because of this, I wouldn't use this with a video game system.
I see some saying that you should get a U2415 instead, because you can pay a little more and get better. Well that's always true! You can pay a lot more and get a 4k monitor which is definitely better, but I'm not going to suggest that. If you want to pay 1/3 more, the U2415 is a great monitor and I have one in front of me. This SE2416H monitor is pretty new, and I do think this monitor will probably get beneath $200 and will be a better deal then. This monitor is a great 16:9 IPS monitor and some prefer 16:9 because they watch a bunch of movies/tv on their computers!