The Dell 2314T is a 23 inch touchscreen monitor that's reliable and easy to use. It's perfect for those looking for a quality touchscreen solution without spending too much.
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Pro Power saving features
You can turn off power to the USB ports while in idle, which will save on energy if you plug your mouse and keyboard into the monitor (although then you can't use them to turn on the monitor or wake the system).
There is also dynamic dimming, which controls the brightness and can save power as well.
Pro Full range of options for best customizability
The menu is complete, and includes things like screen mode pre-sets, a custom color mode, sharpness, and aspect ratio as well as the basic contrast and brightness options.
Pro Flexible positioning for nearly any setup
The stand moves anywhere from 10 degrees to 60 degrees allowing lots of tilt for media watching (nearly vertical) to typing on the on-screen keyboard (nearly horizontal). You can also mount this monitor to a wall or monitor stand, as it is VESA mount compatible.
Pro Unique design is attractive
The base is a combination of two horizontal bars - the front bar is stationary while the bar behind it moves backwards or forwards depending on the desired tilt. The front glass panel itself covers the whole front - there is no plastic visible on the front at all.
Con High black levels, poor contrast ratio
The black levels are surprisingly high, which means the screen will noticeably glow even when displaying a pitch black image. This leads to a very poor contrast ratio of 190:1 - many high-end monitors achieve a contrast ratio of 1000:1. The contrast ratio is the difference between the darkest and brightest colors - a high contrast ratio is desired for a more appealing viewing experience.
Con No speakers
Most other monitors include built-in speakers, however this monitor doesn't.
Con Poor color accuracy
When first plugged in, there is a noticeable grayish hue across the display. If you have the equipment to calibrate monitors, you can adjust this...however most people don't. Color accuracy itself was also poor - cyan had a delta error of nearly 7, and gray shades' error was at least 3.
Con Physical buttons have to be used to navigate the menu
While it's a touchscreen monitor, there are 4 physical buttons used to navigate through the menu. Joysticks, or even using the touchscreen itself would have been a much easier, more natural way to navigate through the menu.