Dell ST2220L Monitor review

Introduction

Dell is known for making some good monitors. Their Ultra sharp series is one of the best of the best in the market in terms of quality, but not all can afford to spend bug bucks on a PC monitor. For those who want a good quality monitor, without making a huge hole in your pocket, the Dell ST2220L 22" LED backlit monitor is for you.

The Dell ST2220L is a TN based LCD monitor with an LED backlight. What that means is that you will get a much slimmer and a more energy efficient Monitor, without really losing out on image quality. So lets have a more detailed look at this monitor.

Specifications:

Here are some technical specifications of this monitor.

Panel Size: 21.5"
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
Panel Type: TN with LED backlight
Maximum Resolution: Full HD 1920 x 1080 @60 HZ
Contrast Ratio: 8,000,000:1 (estimated)
Brightness: 250 cd/m2 (typical)
Response Time: 5ms typical
Viewing Angle: (160 vertical / 170 horizontal)

I generally don't pay much attention to most of these specifications. All you really need to know is that its a Full HD monitor, 21.5" viewable area and has a response time of 5ms. Stuff like Contrast ratio is pure BS.

Looks and design:

The monitor is fairly good looking. Its something that you would want in an office and may not be the look for a gamer. But the nice straight lines are a hit with me. Since its an LED backlight monitor, its a bit slimmer than your standard monitors. There are touch sensitive buttons on the right bottom side of the monitor which you can use to navigate through the menu.The base is fairly sturdy and I would not be really worried about it toppling off.

Connectivity:

The monitor comes with almost everything. You have an option for VGA, DVI and HDMI. Only thing that you miss out on is Display port, but hey, you cant really complain for its price.Its worth noting that Dell only bundles 1 VGA cable, so if you are going to be using HDMI or DVI, get a cable for yourself before.

Performance:

The Dell ST2220L performs well. The colors are great and there not a lot of backlight bleeding. The view angles are also ok, you cant expect much more from a TN panel really. The 5ms response time seemed sufficient in all games we tested, some "pro" gamers may claim that its not enough, but in our testing we saw no ghosting or any such effects. Overall, it was a pleasure to use this monitor.

The Verdict:

Dell has released a good monitor for the budget gamer. It may not be as good as the ultrasharp IPS monitors in terms of image quality, but definitely good enough considering the price. The build quality and looks are also quiet good. My only complaint is the bundle, where only the VGA cable was included. For Rs8,500 , this monitor is definitely a good buy and is recommended by us!

I would like to thank Jaskanwar Singh for writing this review for us, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask !

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manoj 4 years ago

ya iam going to buy it ..thanx for ur awesome review..

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