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8 Reasons For
Running Costs Are Low
The P2217 has an average 5 year running cost of only £31 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more economic to run medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year.
DELL PC Monitors Have Good Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all DELL PC displays and also specifically for DELL medium monitors and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.
Only Released Seven Months Ago
Being released just seven months ago, this flatpanel monitor is likely to use better technology.
Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Most medium monitors that came out around the same time as the P2217 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the DELL P2217 which has four USB Type-A downstream ports.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Acer K222HQL[plb_3234641_price], or the LG 20M38A[plb_3311524_price].
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the P2217 is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 15° to 180°. At 178 degrees, the DELL P2217 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other newly released PC screens.
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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
At 178 degrees, the DELL P2217 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the P2217. The average horizontal viewing angle of PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P2217 is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from -5° to 180°.
The narrowest medium monitor that has been around for the last year is 370mm wide and the widest is 900mm. The DELL P2217 is fairly narrow (only 503.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other new similar spec flatpanel monitors.
Other PC monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Hannspree HL207DPB[plb_3301620_price] (477.7mm).
8 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other latest PC displays have a built-in speaker, however the DELL P2217 does not have a built-in speaker.
Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider include the Hannspree HL207DPB[plb_3301620_price].
Not 3D Compatible
The DELL P2217 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the P2217 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P2217, the DELL P2217 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The DELL P2217 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the P2217 also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the DELL P2217 is 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst display resolution of all medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the P2217 is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.
Quite Small Viewable Width
With a viewable width of only 473.76 millimeters, the DELL P2217 has one of the smaller viewable widths amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that have been available for the last year the viewable widths range from 290mm to 820mm, and the average viewable width is 550mm.
Very Small Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of only 55.87 centimeters, the DELL P2217 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium monitors of this age. The smallest display diagonal of PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the P2217 is 49cm, the biggest is 690cm, and the average display diagonal is 68cm.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the DELL P2217 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other latest flatpanel monitors. The average display brightness of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the P2217 is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 200 cd/m² to 800 cd/m².
1680 x 1050
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
0.282 x 0.282
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Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 2.0/3.0, 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), 2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Built-In USB Hub
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 21
Swivel Angle Range
45 - 45
VESA Mount Interface
45 - 45
Cable Lock Slot
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AC Input Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
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24, 100, 100-240, 240
0 - 5000
0 - 12191
Relative Humidity Storage Range
5 - 90
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Compliance Industry Standard
Energy Star Certificate
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.15 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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