Dell S2230MX Review
The most affordable monitor among our picks, the Dell S2230MX presents vibrant, accurate colors and deep black levels. Critics say the build feels flimsy and it's missing an HDMI port.
The cheapest monitor we researched is the Dell S2230MX, which proves to be a more than decent display despite its low price. Grayscale reproduction is very good, concludes a Dell S2230MX review by CNET, adding that the display produces deep black levels and accurate colors and text is clear. Having said that, the Dell S2230MX review notes that colors aren't quite as vibrant as they could be, which may be a consequence of the unmistakable greenish hue that seems to plague many monitors CNET has tested. And while movies and games pass muster, the review reports that some streaking was apparent while running the gaming gauntlet.
Consumers cotton to this monitor and offer praise without qualification. In Dell S2230MX reviews on sites such as Newegg and Walmart they mention qualities such as vibrant color and sharp resolution, smooth motion, intuitive interface, and a sleek, efficient design; one user keeps two going for double-barreled gaming. We did read a few reports asserting that the stand seems a bit shaky, especially if you knock into the surface on which the monitor sits.
The Dell S2230MX is a widescreen 21.5-inch LED monitor with TN technology and a 1920x1080 resolution. It has a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, a typical brightness of 250cd/m, and a speedy response time of 2ms. The Dell S2230MX features DVI-D and D-sub (VGA) inputs but no HDMI input; it comes packaged with a VGA cable and a DVI-HDMI dongle. The stand tilts and the monitor has earned an Energy Star.
The S2230MX is about as cheap as it gets when it comes to decent-sized, high-definition monitors, and the color is quite commendable given the price point. PC gamers on a budget will surely appreciate the fast response time and vibrant colors, but the lack of an HDMI input is a flaw.