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Dell ST2421L 24-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor

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  • Slim and elegant design. With its slim depth and high-gloss front bezel that complements your desktop, the ST2421L is a stylish monitor designed to fit most home environments. Elegant, functional and built for maximum comfort, its tilt-adjustability feature has a panel tilt of 4° forward and 21° backward. You'll also be amazed by the intuitive touch controls and the beautiful lit bottom front bezel when the monitor is on.^This highly efficient LCD panel is both mercury and arsenic free. The LED backlight complies with the stringent environmental standard, ENERGY STAR 5.0, to help you lower energy consumption without sacrificing performance.^Master performer Transform any room in your house into center stage and enjoy action-packed entertainment in addition to stunning picture quality.Energy efficient - designed with LED backlight to comply with environmental standard, ENERGY STAR 5.0, to help you lower energy consumption. Quality that's measured - with an estimated 7,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, you're able to experience the outstanding contrast and intricate detail delivered through richer and deeper blacks. Brighten up your world - illuminate your desktop experience with a brightness level of 250cd/m2 (typical). Enriched in color -enjoy more crisp and vibrant graphics with a depth of 16.7 million colors. No more glare- cut out unwanted reflections with antiglare coating.
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 64.9 x 46 x 14.2 cm ; 6 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 6 Kg
  • Item model number: ST2421L
  • Date first available at Nov. 21 2012
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #361,869 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

The Dell ST2421L 24" Class Widescreen LED Monitor is produced with 16:9 wide aspect ratio, 1920x1080 full HD resolution, and an LCD display with LED backlight to enable high power efficiency while watching movies, editing photos, and playing games. Its lower power consumption lets you save on energy costs.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa6194db0) out of 5 stars 140 reviews
68 of 79 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa61c660c) out of 5 stars Almost Awesome April 5 2012
By Mr. Hop - Published on
I purchased this monitor at Staples because they were selling it on sale at $189. It was one of the few 24" monitors available, and I was attracted to the size / resolution and image quality right off the bat. Compared to the other monitors on display, it seemed brighter and crisper. I also liked the energy star badge, and DVI, VGA, and HDMI connections. In the future, it could easily support gaming / TV duties. It was also one of the only monitors that had some negative tilt, which I need because of the desk I work on.

Well, this might be a good example of "in store" versus "in home" performance.

Setting up the monitor was a breeze, it looks decent and has a neat LED glow under the logo, which is tasteful. The On Screen Menu is easy to use, and while I usually hate touch buttons, these seem to work very well.

The issue is, once I turned it on and starting staring at it, it just didn't seem like the same awesome display I had seen. I really think that this monitor is tuned to look best in really well lit fluorescent Staples like stores! In a home with less or natural light pouring in, I could see where one reviewer criticized its "washed out" look. After playing around for awhile, I figured out what to do.

Primarily, either through windows, or through your ATI or NVidia control panels, you should re-calibrate the image. The main thing to do is cut the Gamma levels, which are way too high out of the box. I dropped mine through the ATI panel literally as far as it would let me. I would have gone further, but didn't feel like screwing around. Then, I set brightness to about 90, and contrast to around 60-70. If you have no idea what I am talking about, don't buy this monitor for the home.

If you do know what I am talking about, know that after this little bit of tweaking, the colors popped a bit more, and overall appearance improved. This is no miracle fix, as you get what you pay for, but overall I think I will be happy in the long run. The image seems evenly lit, no dead pixels, and while black levels and contrast are inferior to even a basic HDTV, this is what I am used to. My monitors are always cheap.

Pros -

Good, tilting stand, overall attractive
Easy to use menus
Good connectivity
Good image post-tuning (cut the Gamma!)
Probably perfect for an office type environment
Great price / resolution / size

Cons -

Now a bit of an older model, and LCDs are getting better all the time
Really lousy image out of box (at home)
Has audio and HDMI inputs, but I get no use from this yet
Dell customer service - heaven help you if you need it

I would not use this monitor to edit photos or do serious graphics or movie watching. For routine tasks, gaming, and surfing the web, its great. People that expect their monitor to look perfect out of the box may want to steer clear.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa61c6a14) out of 5 stars Best Display For Price April 26 2012
By michaelp2011 - Published on
As a college student majoring in Graphic design screen real-estate is crucial. I pick up this monitor for $189 at Staples, brought it home and hooked it up to my 17 inch MacBook Pro and its phenomenal. The colors are extremely accurate after calibrating and the backlighting is extremely even. There is no backlight bleeding or nothing. Overall its a great quality screen for the price and the 1920 X 1080 resolution is a very nice benefit. It give me ample room to work in InDesign and Photoshop.

This is a must buy.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa61c6a8c) out of 5 stars Crisp Images Dec 23 2011
By tweezle - Published on
Before upgrading our PC, we did quite a bit of research looking for the right monitor. Dell's monitors were one of our considerations, but we just weren't sure, until we were able to physically compare them side by side with other HDMI monitors. This monitor came home with us because of its crisp and clear images.

Installation was a snap. The HDMI cable is the only we had to hook up. Set up was easy and we were up in running in no time! I have NO complaints about our choice. The screen is adjustable and the picture quality is phenomenal - making it perfect for everyday use as well as gaming and viewing movies.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa61c6e1c) out of 5 stars not an ultrasharp but good for the price Jan. 8 2013
By Fergie - Published on
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I used to work for a company that would only buy Dell UltraSharp Flat panels, which in 24" are over $400 each...
so when I became a contractor and had to buy my own equipment, I was willing to compromise on the price. I bought one of these and had a dual monitor setup with a 19" 4:3 ultrasharp (Dell 1907) next to it, for a while.

The colors aren't quite the same. These have a little more yellow saturation by default. But there are a lot of options for adjusting the RGB settings along with the contrast and brightness, so you can tweak it. But I'm a sys-admin, not an artist or web designer, so I leave it stock and it works for me.

The base is fixed. So it doesn't go up or down or rotate 90 degrees, but it does tilt back and forth.

This monitor will accept a dell speaker bar, though you need to use an AC adapter for the speaker bar, as it doesn't have the 5V connector built into the monitor.

All-in-all I was so happy with the price and overall performance that I bought a second one and when I can put my new desk together, if I have enough room, I will buy a 3rd because they are a good quality and you get a nice looking, pretty high resolution screen for the money.

I'm also happy to report that the 2nd monitor has an identical color profile to the first which was purchased 3 months prior. So if you are buying a couple of these for side-by-side use, out of the box they were identical. I've had monitors in the past that are the same make, model and year, but have different color profiles.

bottom-line: If you are a graphic designer or need extremely accurate color pallets, then you will need to spend more money for an ultrasharp-class monitor. But for most people, this will fit the bill and give you good bang for your buck.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa61c6c78) out of 5 stars Great Monitor Jan. 14 2012
By HumanMeat - Published on
I just got this monitor yesterday on sale for $170 so I can't rate it on reliabilty but so far I love it. It is an excellent monitor for the price. I've watched a couple of movies on it and just played Skyrim and the quality is far superior to my last monitor which was a Hannspree (died after 5 months). Definitely recommended.

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