CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Christmas Gift Guide

Dells sticking together

Nonreflective

Thin

Mount and connect

Connectors

2 USB on the side

Main menu

Presets and color controls

Clamp it

Putting it together

Cable control

Mounting the display on the arm

All set up

Adjusting the angle

Ball joint

Tilted back all the way

Tilted forward all the way

Barely contained cables

Rotating

Low down

Side view

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

Even with the lights in the studio it only showed minimal glare. The flip side of the matte screen is that it can look low contrast under some circumstances. The ultrathin bezel is a mixed blessing: It looks nice, but the panel-to-chassis connection seems so fragile.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET
Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

The display snaps into the mounting place, and you release it by pressing the button. The connector section is really well designed. Many monitors have a deep recess where it's impossible to maneuver, but the indent makes it easy to feel your way around. Even better, when it's on the arm you can position it so that you can actually see the connectors. Or you can rotate it vertically to get to them more easily.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

From left to right: HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort,DisplayPort output, audio out, USB hub input, two USB 3.0 connectors.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

One of which supports full-time device charging.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

Navigating the onscreen display is simple and clear. The buttons are a little small, though -- you can see them on the bottom of the display below the navigation aid.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET
Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

You attach the arm mount to a desk or table with a screw clamp. It's a really nice solution if you need to move the monitor around a lot. The drawback with it is you need a decent amount of depth; for instance, I couldn't attach it to the front or back of this desk because there isn't enough of a gap between the front of the tabletop and the stand it's attached to.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

The display's cables feed through the arm and you cover them up with the Dell cover that snaps in.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

This is actually a pretty neat idea for managing the cables, but it only works if you rarely turn the arm. The cover tends to pop out if the cables get jostled.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

Plus, the top of my head.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

Threading the cables through the arm makes it look very tidy.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

You can rotate and tilt it with a single hand, though I'm using two here.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

The arm moves along all its axes very smoothly, and has sufficient tension to hold the display in position.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET
Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

Although it's hard to see how little it tilts forward because of the angle of the photo.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

The cables tend to gang up and pop off the bottom of the cover.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

The arm rotates left and right. Disembodied hand sold separately.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET

The arm can hold the monitor pretty low down.

Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET
Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET
Published:
Up Next
Essential system extras that make g...
24