The E1715S is in the cheapest 7% of all 266 LCD screens that were released more than two years ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the E1715S will cost only £21 over 5 years to run.
DELL Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Displays
DELL has excellent average reviews for its small monitors as well as across its entire flatpanel monitor range compared to other brands.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years.
Other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the NEC MultiSync EA193[plb_2073041_price].
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the DELL E1715S is more than most flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this DELL LCD screen. The cables included AC are also found on this LCD screen.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is typical of many similar spec PC displays that were released around the same time as it.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The DELL E1715S has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (170 degrees) amongst small monitors of this age. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the E1715S is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°.
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1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many small monitors that have been around for more than two years.
Not Supported HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Not supported HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
At only 46.5 millimeters, the DELL E1715S is fairly shallow compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the E1715S. The depths of small monitors that are a comparable age to the E1715S range from 8mm to 530mm.
With a weight of only 2.1 kilograms, the DELL E1715S is one of the lighter LCD screens of this age and spec amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The weights of small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the E1715S range from 3.3g to 19kg.
Very Low Maximum Power Consumption
The maximum power consumptions of small monitors that were released around the same time as the E1715S range from 11W to 70W, and the average maximum power consumption is 26W. With a maximum power consumption of only 15 Watts, the DELL E1715S has one of the lower maximum power consumptions amongst PC screens of this age.
Small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the E1715S have widths of between 120mm and 640mm, and the average width is 420mm. The DELL E1715S is quite narrow (only 374.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.
Other PC screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the P170S[pl_1448031_price] (372.1mm), or the E1713S[pl_1569069_price] (375.5mm) both from DELL.
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Only 1000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the DELL E1715S is 1000:1. That's 100% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1. Across all comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago the best contrast ratio is 100000000:1 and the worst is Mega Contrast.
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors that have a 1000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might also want to look at including the Lenovo E1922[plb_2587953_price] which has a better Rating.
PC monitors with a higher contrast ratio that might be worth looking at include the EF185a[pl_1760823_price] (10000:1), the ET185a[pl_1731063_price] (10000:1), or the ET190a[pl_1798307_price] (10000:1) all from Edge10.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The DELL E1715S does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in speaker.
Not 3D Compatible
The DELL E1715S is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other small monitors that came out around the same time as the E1715S are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price], or the Samsung SMT-1934[plb_1414675_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the E1715S, the DELL E1715S does not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of other PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at including the Asus VK207[plb_1488454_price] which is also higher rated.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The DELL E1715S does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the E1715S also do not have an integrated card reader.
There are a number of other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to look at including the Samsung LS20C300[plb_2185005_price].
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The DELL E1715S has a fairly small display diagonal (only 43.2 centimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age. The screen sizes of small monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the E1715S range from 8.9cm to 52cm, and the average display diagonal is 47cm.
Quite Small Viewable Width
The viewable widths of small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 190mm to 480mm, and the average viewable width is 390mm. The DELL E1715S has one of the smaller viewable widths (only 337.92 millimeters) amongst similar spec PC displays of this age.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
DELL released the E1715S over two years ago.
1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is typical of many PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years.
If the display resolution of this DELL PC screen is not many enough for you then you might want to look at the 691224-001[pl_1522598_price] (1920 x 1080), or the 688736-001[pl_1522541_price] (1920 x 1080) both from HP.
The Dell screen was delivered in a good time and was well packed. It was just 'Plug & Play' and was everything i expected it would be. Worked fine and crisp and clear. I would certainly recommend... Read more…
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