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15 Reasons For
One Industry Award
The expert at one expert review site decided that this medium monitor was good. This PC display received an "Outstanding" award from Chip.com.my.
We calculated the average reviews for all DELL PC displays and specifically for DELL medium monitors and found that in both cases DELL had excellent reviews compared to other brands.
The UP2516D is a popular choice of PC monitor according to Amazon sales data.
Easy to Use
Two DELL UP2516D owners concluded that this PC monitors was easy to assemble. In September Marilyn Taylor mentioned in her review of this PC monitors “A beautiful monitor, easy to put together”.
One DELL UP2516D owner said in their reviews that the DELL UP2516D was a bargain for the price. Ronlh mentioned on Amazon in September this year “I bought the monitor directly from Dell in a special deal to replace my Dell Ultrasharp U2412M which I thought was excellent as well.”.
One person considered that it was good value for money. Bigred wrote on Amazon “Absolute gem of a monitor at a great price point” in their review of the DELL UP2516D.
A number of people who bought it considered that it was good looking. A few weeks ago Marilyn Taylor wrote on Amazon “A beautiful monitor, easy to put together”.
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Six USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the UP2516D only have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, however the UP2516D has six USB Type-A downstream ports.
Just Released Seven Months Ago
This PC screen is one of the latest LCD screens to be released. This means it is likely to have more advanced features than some of the older LCD screens.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
Most of the other latest medium monitors only have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, however the UP2516D has six USB 3.0 ports.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The narrowest vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the UP2516D is 65°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. The UP2516D has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The DELL UP2516D has a very wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other new comparable spec PC monitors. The horizontal viewing angles of new similar spec PC screens range from 89° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
Two HDMI Ports
The DELL UP2516D is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the UP2516D have between one and three HDMI ports.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
The UP2516D has one of the more display colour counts (1,070 million) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. The display colour counts of comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the UP2516D range from 16M to 1,100M.
1440p Video Mode
The DELL UP2516D has a maximum resolution of 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than a 1080p LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all new medium monitors ranges from 480i (worst) to 2160p (best).
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The UP2516D has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. Across all medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year the resolution ranges from 720 x 400 to 3840 x 2160.
12 Reasons Against
Price Increase of £57.45
The UP2516D has increased in price by £57.45 in the last 56 days.
Running Costs Are Very High
The UP2516D has an average running cost of £74 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The DELL UP2516D does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the UP2516D which have a built-in speaker.
Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the 29UM68 (£199.00), or the 27MP68VQ-P both from LG or the Acer K272HULB (£249.99).
Only 2000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The DELL UP2516D has a maximum contrast ratio of 2000:1. That's 92% less contrast ratio than a 25000:1 LCD screen, which is the most common contrast ratio. Across all new comparable spec PC displays the worst contrast ratio is Mega Contrast and the best is 100000000:1.
If you want an LCD screen with a higher contrast ratio then you might also want to consider the TERRA LED 2255W (£275.54) (15000000:1 and higher rated), or the 2255W (£139.08) (15000000:1 and higher rated) both from Wortmann AG.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most latest medium monitors do not have a built-in camera. The UP2516D is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the UP2516D, the DELL UP2516D is not 3D compatible.
PC screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Acer GN276HL (£276.18) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the UP2516D, the UP2516D does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors that were released in the last year.
Only Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the UP2516D is more than most PC monitors that have been on the market for the last year. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included Mini DisplayPort|USB are also found on this DELL flatpanel monitor.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
Quite Slow Response Time
The average response time of latest medium monitors is 5.2ms. The DELL UP2516D has a fairly slow response time (6 milliseconds) compared to most of the other newly released medium monitors.
Very High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Comparable spec LCD screens that came out in the last year have power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of between 0.21W and 52W. When compared to other latest PC displays that we have checked, the DELL UP2516D's power consumption when in PowerSave mode of 38 Watts is one of the highest.
2 Other reasons to consider the DELL UP2516D
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on comparable spec PC screens that came out in the last 12 months.
We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Wortmann AG 2255W (£139.08), the Philips 258B6QUEB (£283.33), and the LG 22MT58DF-PZ (£190.53) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
The UP2516D has a pretty standard width (567.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec PC monitors.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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