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8 Reasons For
DELL Has Excellent PC Screen Reviews
DELL medium monitors have excellent reviews on average and across all flatpanel monitors DELL is one of the top rated manufacturers.
Just Released Four Months Ago
This flatpanel monitor was only released four months ago, so it is likely to use better technology than some of the older flatpanel monitors.
Price Has Dropped by £37.21
In the last few days the price of the P2717H has dropped by £37.21.
Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the DELL P2717H's vertical viewing angle is one of the widest amongst LCD screens that were launched in the last 12 months. The vertical viewing angles of newly released PC monitors range from 65° to 180°.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
The screen sizes of PC displays that came out in the last year range from 52cm to 690cm. At 68.8 centimeters, the DELL P2717H has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other latest PC monitors.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
At 300 candellas per square meter, the DELL P2717H has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other recently released medium monitors. The dimmest display brightness of newly released medium monitors is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 800 cd/m².
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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.
The average depth of LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the P2717H is 110mm. At only 50.3 millimeters, the DELL P2717H is fairly shallow compared to most of the other new PC monitors.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The DELL P2717H does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P2717H which have a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think the DELL SE2716H (£199.00); or the iiyama GB2488HSU (£192.29) are also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The DELL P2717H does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for the last year also do not have an integrated card reader.
Other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to look at include the DELL U2413 (£250.00) which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months, the DELL P2717H does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The DELL P2717H is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the P2717H are also not 3D compatible.
PC displays which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Acer GN276HL (£275.94).
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Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays that were launched in the last 12 months.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec PC screens that came out in the last 12 months.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the Viewsonic VA2759-smh (£174.48), or the AOC M2870V (£155.99) or you might consider a higher scoring PC display such as the Samsung C24F396FHU (£163.39).
PC displays with a more display resolution that might be worth considering include the iiyama X2485WS-B3 (£219.97) (1920 x 1200 and cheaper), or the Philips 240S4QYMB (£242.52) (1920 x 1200 and cheaper).
Only 4000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the DELL P2717H is 4000000:1. That's 96% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 100000000:1. Across all medium monitors that have been available for the last year the contrast ratio ranges from Mega Contrast (worst) to 100000000:1 (best).
We compared all the other PC displays that have a 4000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this LCD screen and we think cheaper PC monitors such as the P2317H (£149.99), and the P2417H (£120.00) both from DELL is also worth considering.
Flatpanel monitors with a higher contrast ratio that might also be worth looking at include the EliteDisplay E232e (5000000:1), or the Z22n (£143.28) (5000000:1) both from HP which is also cheaper.
Only Has Four Cables Included
The DELL P2717H has a greater number of cables included than most similar spec PC screens that came out in the last year. This PC screen has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC screens that were released in the last 12 months. The cables included "AC", "DisplayPort" and "VGA" are also found on this DELL flatpanel monitor.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many recently released medium monitors.
Fairly Slow Response Time
Across all the new similar spec LCD screens the response times range from 1ms to 20ms. The DELL P2717H has a quite slow response time (6 milliseconds) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the P2717H.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
Recently released medium monitors have annual energy consumptions of between 3kWh and 98kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 47kWh. The DELL P2717H has a quite high annual energy consumption (64.04 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the P2717H.
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Average Running Costs
Based on average energy prices we estimate that the P2717H will cost £39 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 371 latest medium monitors.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC displays that were launched around the same time as it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the V7 L238DPH-2ES (£201.77) which is cheaper.
At 621 millimeters, the DELL P2717H has a fairly standard width compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for the last year.
If you would consider a PC monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the Samsung S27E510C (£189.97) (623.2mm and cheaper), or the Acer R271 (£169.99) (619.8mm and cheaper).
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1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
0.311 x 0.311
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Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
2.0, 2.0/3.0, 2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), 3.0, 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), 3.1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Built-In USB Hub
AC Power in Port
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 21
Swivel Angle Range
45 - 45
Cable Lock Slot
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AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100-240, 24, 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
Energy Star Certificate
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AC, DisplayPort, USB, VGA
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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