CNET First Look
Dell ST2420The Dell ST2420L is a decent monitor for its price, but there are other monitors with similar prices that offer much more.
Hey guys, this is Eric Franklin of CNET.com, and today, we are taking the first look at the Dell ST2420. The Dell is an aesthetically pleasing monitor with cool great highlight at the bottom of the vessel and a white LED light right in the middle. The put stand is fairly small and is unable to keep the monitor stable if not from the size and rear. The monitor includes a 10-degree back tilt, but no other ergonomic options. Connection options include HDMI, DVI, and VGA with no additional connections available and that includes only a VGA cable as a sole cable option. The connections face downward and are tucked in chassis in a way that makes them particularly frustrating to access. We prefer when connections face outward like on the Samsung PX2370 instead of downward. The Dell displayed movies with noticeably drab and soft almost blurry look. Definitely not as sharp and vibrant as the PX2370 present at the same scenes. Also faces have a slight green tint. We were able to marginalize the green tint effect by adjusting the hue downward, but this had the unfortunate side effect of pulling too much red out of the picture s well. In games, the Dell delivers images with colors that were somewhat drab and lack vibrancy and pop. In power consumption, the Dell would cost a low 6 dollars twenty eight cents for year to run with the Samsung PX2370 77 dollars and 65 cents per year. At 239 dollars, it's difficult to follow with the Dell too harshly. The monitor includes DVI and HDMI, has a well-designed OSD and is easy in the eyes. Unfortunately, it earns its low price with unresponsive OSD buttons, difficult to reach connections, and uninspiring movies performance. Lastly, most Dell monitors are covered for up to 3 years. However, the ST2420L is only covered for a year and cost an extra 50 dollars to get those extra 2 years of coverage. For more detailed info, check out the full review. Once again, this is Eric Franklin and this has been the first look at the Dell ST2420