When comparing InFocus INF4030P JTouch DigiEasel vs Dell 2314T, the Slant community recommends Dell 2314T for most people. In the question“What are the best touchscreen monitors?” Dell 2314T is ranked 5th while InFocus INF4030P JTouch DigiEasel is ranked 7th. The most important reason people chose Dell 2314T is:
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.
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Pro Powerful integrated stereo speakers
There are 2 stereo 10 watt speakers built-in to this monitor. They provide sufficient volume for virtually any use, whether it be video watching or interactive presentations.
Pro Suitable for vertical or horizontal use
The 16:9 aspect ratio makes for great horizontal movie watching with no black bars, but it can be equally as useful in vertical for different tasks such as web browsing or displaying information on top while interacting with the bottom.
Pro Built-in digital whiteboard
Whiteboard software is built-in to this monitor, and can help keep your team (or yourself) organized. There are multiple colors and shapes that can be added to these whiteboard notes.
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 Relatively low resolution means text may appear blocky
1080p is also known as "Full HD" and is typically a good high-density resolution, although for certain tasks it isn't quite up to snuff. On a 40" screen it will look pretty good when viewed from a distance, however this is a touchscreen which means that users will often be very close. The combination of short distance and such a large screen means that the display may seem pixelated, and text can appear blocky.
Con Very heavy
At 44lbs (20kg), this is a heavy monitor. If you plan on moving it around for presentations, you'll really want a rolling stand to mount it to.
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.