DELL S2415H vs Viewsonic VA2465SM-3

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DELL S2415H
Viewsonic VA2465SM-3

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Reasons For

13 Reasons For
Marginally bigger screen size Edit
The DELL S2415H has a screen size of 23.8", but the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 is only a 23.6" PC monitor (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

2% bigger viewable height Edit
The DELL S2415H is a 296.46mm viewable height PC monitor. That's 3.24mm bigger than the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 (293.22mm).
A bit bigger viewable width Edit
The DELL S2415H has a viewable width of 527.04mm, however the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 is only a 521.28mm viewable width PC monitor (5.76mm smaller).
Built-in camera Edit
The DELL S2415H has a built-in camera, however the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 does not have a built-in camera. Read more

A built in camera allows you to use the monitor for video conferencing.

A built in camera allows you to use the monitor for video conferencing.

2W higher RMS rated audio power Edit
The DELL S2415H has an RMS rated audio power of 6W, however the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 is only a 4W RMS rated audio power PC monitor (2W lower). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

Integrated TV tuner Edit
The DELL S2415H has an integrated TV tuner, whereas the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 does not have an integrated TV tuner. Read more

An integrated TV tuner on a PC monitor means that you can use the monitor to watch TV.

A built in TV tuner means that you can use the screen as both a PC monitor and a TV which saves money on buying 2 devices and also saves space.

Moderately shorter Edit
The DELL S2415H has a height of 321.1mm, however the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 is a 347.09mm tall PC monitor (25.99mm taller).
Shallower Edit
DELL S2415H is 45.5mm deep. That's 0.46mm shallower than the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 (45.96mm).
24.69mm narrower Edit
The DELL S2415H has a width of 539.2mm, however the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 is a 563.89mm wide PC monitor (24.69mm wider).
Available from 4 shops
The more retailers stock this PC monitor, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£6.11 cheaper to run
The DELL S2415H is £6.11 cheaper to run than the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 over five years. Read more
More popular
The DELL S2415H is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1302 by sales volume in our PC monitors, but the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 ranks No. 129048.
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 27 user reviews, the DELL S2415H has an average review score of 90%, but the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 has an average rating of 79% (based on 19 reviews).
2 Reasons For
Faster response time Edit
The Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 has a response time of 5ms, but the DELL S2415H is a 6ms response time PC monitor (1ms slower). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Cheaper by £24
The Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 costs £23.76 less than the DELL S2415H.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
1ms slower response time Edit
The DELL S2415H is a 6ms response time PC monitor. That's 1ms slower than the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 (5ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

£24 more expensive
The DELL S2415H is more expensive than the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 by £23.76.
Eight months older
The DELL S2415H is older than the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 by eight months.
13 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 is a 23.6" PC monitor. That's 0.2" smaller than the DELL S2415H (23.6"). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Marginally smaller viewable height Edit
The Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 has a viewable height of 293.22mm, however the DELL S2415H is a 296.46mm viewable height PC monitor (3.24mm bigger).
Smaller viewable width Edit
The Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 is a 521.28mm viewable width PC monitor. That's 5.76mm smaller than the DELL S2415H (521.28mm).
Does not have a built-in camera Edit
The Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 does not have a built-in camera, however the DELL S2415H does. Read more

A built in camera allows you to use the monitor for video conferencing.

A built in camera allows you to use the monitor for video conferencing.

50% lower RMS rated audio power Edit
The Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 is a 4W RMS rated audio power PC monitor. That's 2W lower than the DELL S2415H (4W). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

Does not have an integrated TV tuner Edit
The Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 does not have an integrated TV tuner, whereas the DELL S2415H has an integrated TV tuner. Read more

An integrated TV tuner on a PC monitor means that you can use the monitor to watch TV.

A built in TV tuner means that you can use the screen as both a PC monitor and a TV which saves money on buying 2 devices and also saves space.

Taller Edit
The Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 is a 347.09mm tall PC monitor. That's 25.99mm taller than the DELL S2415H (347.09mm).
0.46mm deeper Edit
The Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 has a depth of 45.96mm, however the DELL S2415H is a 45.5mm deep PC monitor (0.46mm shallower).
5% wider Edit
The Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 is a 563.89mm wide PC monitor. That's 24.69mm wider than the DELL S2415H (563.89mm).
Less retailers
The Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 is only stocked by 19 retailers, whereas the DELL S2415H is stocked by 23 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
£6.11 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs over five years of the Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 are £35.25 which is £6.11 more than the DELL S2415H. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Viewsonic VA2465SM-3 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 129048 by number of sales in our PC monitors, however the DELL S2415H ranks No. 1302.
User review Rating is much Worse
The Viewsonic VA2465SM-3's average user score is only 79%, however the DELL S2415H's is 90% (based on 27 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 17 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 28.84
Electricity cost - standby £ 0.30
Total running cost £ 29.14
Purchase price £ 138.73
Total cost of ownership £ 167.87
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 35.25
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 35.25
Purchase price £ 114.97
Total cost of ownership £ 150.22
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.14T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
4
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.17T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
4
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
23.8"
BEST
23.6"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 8000000:1
BEST
 8000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Display Surface
 Gloss
 Gloss
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Height
296.46mm
BEST
293.22mm
Viewable Width
527.04mm
BEST
521.28mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.2745 x 0.2745 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Colour Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.77M
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 3000:1
 3000:1
BEST
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
250 cd/m² 250 cd/m²
Response Time
6ms 5ms
BEST
Color Gamut
Unknown - Click to provide data 94.4%
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Input Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input port
HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
BEST
 Built-in camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
6W
BEST
4W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Integrated TV Tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
BEST
 Integrated TV tuner
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer

Design

Coloured Feet
 Silver
 Black
 Silver
 Black
Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

Integrated Card Reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated card reader

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN port
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Ergonomics

Adjustable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Adjustable height
Tilt Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stand-By LED
 Stand-by LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power LED
 Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicator
 LED indicator
 LED indicator

Power

Typical Power Consumption
18W
BEST
22W
Standby Power Consumption
0.05W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption
36W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 5000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Non-Operating Altitude
0 - 12192 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Storage Range
5 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 TCO
 RoHS
 TCO
Compliance Industry Standard
 Rohs
 Rohs
BEST
Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
6.8kg 5.3kg
BEST
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 417mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 132mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 624mm
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.1kg
Height With Stand
404.6mm
BEST
407.19mm
Depth With Stand
180mm
BEST
193.14mm
Width With Stand
539.2mm
BEST
563.89mm
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6kg
Height
321.1mm
BEST
347.09mm
Depth
45.5mm
BEST
45.96mm
Width
539.2mm
BEST
563.89mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 HDMI
 AC
 VGA
 HDMI
 AC
 VGA
User Guide On CD-ROM
 User guide on CD-ROM
Unknown - Click to provide data
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