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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent budget monitor for non-critical viewing

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    WyldeBlue
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    PROs: - Tool-free assembly; the captive screw on the bottom of the stand has a thumbscrew wing to help lock the vertical support into the base plate. From there, the stand only attaches to the back of the monitor one way so even those intimidated by tech shouldn't have a problem assembling the entire monitor - Typical QC that I've come to expect from Dell--no dead/stuck pixels across the entire screen - Semi-gloss screen coating somewhere between cell-phone super-shiny and budget LCD TV-like matte finish--works well for onscreen images without too many distracting reflections - Very thin black bezel around the sides/top would probably make a multi-monitor setup easy to pull off; contrasting silver band across the bottom gives the monitor a TINY splash of style - Single LED power status light in the lower right makes for a simple and uncluttered appearance - Horizontal viewing angle is decent, especially for a screen this size--two people could easily sit abreast at a work desk and not fight over who can see the monitor or not - Adjustable screen response time (from Normal to Super Fast) might be useful for gamers or those sensitive to screen flicker though the refresh rate is limited to 60 Hz - Reasonably accurate color out of the box just in "Standard" mode--with minor tweaking of the color sliders (R 100, G 93, B 90) I was able to get within 3 degrees of 6500K - Most color temperature presets variances were still somewhat close to the 6500K standard, Standard and Game especially...this kept the images from looking REALLY overblown in most viewing modes (great for those looking for trial-and-error-free adjustments to the picture while still having room to suit individual tastes) CONs: - Only one HDMI input and a single VGA hookup for the holdout legacy PC connections out there - Make sure you realize there are no speakers on this unit (though there is an audio mini-jack input and output) - Unlike the larger iteration of this same monitor, this one demonstrated some fairly noticeable backlight bleed-through across the bottom and upper left--for full screen gaming it's far less noticeable; but with a letterboxed movie especially, you're going to see some pretty bright grey bars top and bottom of the screen - Hidden/unlabeled menu buttons in the lower right--you can’t always tell which button you’ve pressed until you see the results first on the OSD display - No VESA arm/wall mounting option...it's the stand or nothing...multi-monitor setups might be able to span horizontally, but only so far as the stand allows side-by-side placement and forward/rearward tilt - Speaking of the stand, it only allows tilt a few degrees forward and back--no rotation or elevation options (though the integrated hole for cable management is certainly appreciated) - Maybe it's just me, but I find the attachment point between the stand and the back of the monitor to be a bit on the smallish and less reassuring size...this yields some noticeable screen wiggle when you start using the menu buttons We already have a larger version of this same model in my wife's home office and liked it enough that we got this smaller version to use for my younger daughter's PC. While not quite as captivating in performance/features as its larger sibling, this monitor gets the job done at a bargain basement price--so long as you're heading into the purchase knowing that, you'll probably be just fine. As we found with the larger (27") version, this monitor is simple to use and configure, comes with pretty much everything you'd need to get it set up with a modern PC right in the box, and will provide exactly the kind of plug-and-play experience someone considering a monitor at this price would likely be expecting anyway. With some minimal effort, I was able to achieve some very accurate color levels that produced a pleasing-to-the-eye image suitable for movies or onscreen reading/web surfing. My guess is that your results would be the same...so long as you don't plan to do much more than office/school work, web browsing, or light gaming, this monitor will fit the bill--if it's attached to anything other than an integrated graphics card or intended for critical uses (serious gaming, photo/video editing, etc.), you'll likely be disappointed. Here's a rundown of the non-adjustable color modes I measured out of the box after 1 hour of warm-up time... - Standard: just a bit under-saturated on red with a little emphasis on green (6894K) - ComfortView: deeply cut blues with a massive bump in green (5429K) - Movie: dialed back in the reds and a bump up in blues (8350K) - Game: just a tad bit of de-emphasis in reds and a hint of green push (6890K) - Warm: red and greens together were just a hair high with blues just a bit low (5779K) - Cool: big drop in reds with a blue push (8398K)

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      WyldeBlue,

      We appreciate your feedback. We're sory that your new monitor is not meeting all of your needs. If you do have technical questions about your monitor you can always refer to our Product Support Page here: https://dell.to/2mt1Cnz.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great all around budget monitor

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    aarondr
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    The Dell S2319NX is one of Dell’s newest budget entries in the S-series “Studio” monitors. The hallmark of the studio series are monitors that look nice, offer thin bezels and in general are decent day to day monitors. The S2319NX features a 1080p resolution, 5ms response time, 178 degree viewing angles, and VGA and HDMI inputs. While it carries an MSRP that might seem on the high side, it’s often on sale, while makes it attractive. First things first, my unit was nearly flawless on arrival. There were no dead or stuck pixels (a big deal w/ budget monitors), and panel uniformity was excellent. The 178 degree viewing angle spec should be a hint to you that we’re dealing with an IPS technology screen (probably AH-IPS, but I can't verify that). For those of you unaware, IPS is in-plane switching, which allows for excellent color reproduction, and great viewing angles. It’s a great tech for general purpose monitors, as the upsides are positive for most office/productivity workloads. After unboxing and attaching the base to the monitor it’s pretty easy to get setup. The stand is extremely basic, only providing vertical tilt. Unfortunately there isn’t a VESA mount here, so standard mounting is out of the question. Another negative in my book there is a power brick providing power. It’s a 40w (12v 3.33a) brick that comes with a decent length cord, but it’s still an annoyance for me as I prefer just having a standard 3 prong outlet built in (one less thing to lose). I suppose one positive is that a replacement power adapter would be easy to procure. Once you plug in the monitor, you’ll find your choices of either a VGA or HDMI input. It’s interesting to see a ‘19 model year offer the legacy VGA port (which hasn’t been native on laptops since 2014 nor found on desktops as often as it used to be). I only used the HDMI port, which has the advantages of being digital and carrying audio as well. While you’re exploring the ports you’ll also find an audio input and audio output. This is handy for the aforementioned HDMI input, as you can attach your speakers or headphones to this output to without having to run an audio cable back to your computer. Unfortunately you’ll have to look to the ‘H’ variant to find speakers, as there are no built in speakers here. It’s also handy to have the input to match up w/ the VGA if you do end up using it. There isn’t a separate volume control, but I know I never use a monitor’s volume control anyways. I had no problems getting it connected. The included HDMI cable made it easy to just plug and play. The monitor menu system will be familiar to anyone who’s used a Dell monitor before. Unlike the upper tier monitors, the menu doesn’t have the niceties such as active power consumption, gamma control or other picture settings. What you find here are brightness, contrast, a set of predefined color profiles, and a smattering of other non-picture related settings. Like many of Dell’s monitors, there is a personalization section so you can setup the non-menu buttons for certain actions, like quick switching color profiles, or inputs. There is a flip between auto source and locking on either VGA or HDMI manually (I appreciate this). One thing I did like, the ability to turn off the power LED when in use (in Other Settings). In case you’ve never owned a Dell product, the service tag is also found in the menus. You can also tell the HDMI input to use audio from the analog input if you wish as well. Unfortunately when it comes to picture you pretty much only have one custom profile, which only allows you to adjust the intensity of the red, green or blue colors. The lack of adjustments make it hard to correct any color imbalance on the display itself. The good news here is, colors are pretty good. IPS brings pretty decent color accuracy out of the box. In my basic tests, each color channel was fairly smooth transition from bright to dark. Color banding wasn’t apparent in any examples I noticed. At first, I felt as though the colors displayed were washed out. The blacks were essentially a dark gray, and contrast was poor. Then I realized that on my Nvidia test bed, the monitor must have looked like a TV to the drivers, and thus limited RGB settings were applied. Once I switched the drivers to use full RGB instead of the limited gamut, blacks, whites, and colors improved dramatically. I’m no stranger to this problem, as I’ve had monitors like this in the past, but it’s an unfortunate issue that all but the advanced user would miss - providing significantly worse picture quality. It’s compounded further in the monitor’s color settings to allow either RGB or YCbCr inputs (essentially I believe the monitor itself is almost advertising TV style color). It’s possible that Dell assumes the HDMI input will be used for a game console or other living room device that is geared to limited RGB, either way I’d highly suggest setting the monitor to RGB, and ensuring a full RGB color setting is used. Once the limited RGB was out of the way, things got much better for this display. I recommend leaving the sharpness to 50, as it did some odd things with a cross hatch pattern either going up or down. There is a response time setting, but I highly recommend leaving it on normal even if you are gaming. There is traditional LCD motion blur, but the response time set to fastest only seems to induce overdrive inverse ghosting. I’d rather deal with a bit of a slower response time than have various color artifacts from too much overdrive. Another great thing was lack of any real IPS glow around the edges. Blacks were pretty dark (not as dark as some other panel types, but definitely higher contrast than many IPS panels). There was some off-center viewing glow, but that was less panel and more coating. The coating applied is definitely glossy, and is fine for most environments. It’s not super shiny, but it also is far from matte. Again, panel uniformity was above par (especially for a thin bezel edge-lit display), with only some color variance when viewed at an angle. I found this affect more pronounced on the vertical axis than the horizontal, which is probably fine considering the stand doesn't rotate. I used the monitor for both gaming a productivity to test it out. I played several rounds of CS:GO, and while it only offers 60Hz refresh rates, I felt it was more than adequate for non-competitive play. I didn’t notice any ghosting even in faster scenes. RTS or other games only helped this monitor shine further. Productivity wise, the comfort color profile was handy to have, but considering both Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS all offer automatic time of day color profile switching, it seemed moot. All in all, it really is a great looking 23” display during use. Physically it’s about as small as one can make a 23” panel. It honestly looks like a 20” monitor from the back, but the display itself is definitely 23”. The bezels are smaller than either my U3415w or d2716dg Dell’s, which all offered the best of the best slim bezels of their day. It’s very light, under 10lbs w/ the stand, so it’s easy to move as necessary. It can wiggle a bit if you are a heavy typer, but generally I found it stable enough for normal use. The design is sleek, but also (from experience) a dust magnet. The glossy black frame and backing will show and attract dust quite well (the D2716ds is very similar). This monitor is just a monitor, lacking any USB hubs, or other functionality. So who is the S2319NX for? If you’re looking for an affordable monitor with an above average picture quality, small footprint, and don’t need speakers, this is a really good fit. The speakers might be a bigger deal for some users, as many PC users don’t want desktop speakers anymore. However a set of headphones might be the perfect pair for some environments. Gamers might want to shoot for higher refresh rates, but both the size and resolution are perfect fits for casual players. Obviously the lack of VESA means in a professional environment, your options are limited for mounting to only the stand and viewing angles are affected by reflections from the coating. You might be thinking by this point the S2319NX is a jack of all trades, master of none, and you’d be right. However that isn’t to say this monitor is mediocre, but rather just less flexible than some. The panel is a decent IPS unit with a good picture only let down if a bad color setting is selected. It’s a testament to the state of budget monitors - that while you can spend a lot more for other features/quality, this unit will take you a long way if you can deal with its quirks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome affordable biz-class monitor!

    Posted
    Ntac67

    For the current sale price of $100 this 23” is a real bargain. I originally bought one for my mother months ago for a much higher price. However, when I saw this massive price drop, I bought one for myself as a general use laptop monitor. Now for the rundown… The Good: -InfinityEdge bezel psychologically makes screen real estate appear larger than it is. -99% sRGB coverage out of the box with calibration certificate. -True IPS panel (vs. mid-range VA-IPS panels marketed as IPS) -Glossy screen for more clarity (can be a negative in bright rooms however with reflective glare). -Low power consumption and heat output. -Sleek design with minimal footprint. -D-Sub (VGA) input for older laptops and computers with no HDMI/Display Port out. -When calibrated with a professional level monitor calibration tool, the display quality, specifically regarding colors and black level, are well above its price range and closer to a 10-bit panel. The Bad: -No VESA mount, no interchangeable option for other Dell stands, and no height adjustment – only tilt adjust on the stand (but I knew this going in). That's rather disappointing since I have several Dell monitor full adjust monitor mount stands laying around doing nothing. -Only a 1-year warranty. Inexcusable for a business-class oriented monitor line which Dell targeted in between basic consumer and professional (UltraSharp) classes. Personal thoughts: Dell’s new S2x19NX series were introduced in April 2017 and came in 23”, 24”, and 27” flavors. So yes, it is a year and some change old, but that is not unusual in monitors. Usually when retailers have fire sales like this, it means a replacement model series is coming. And history from my perspective means that isn’t always a good thing. Now to respond to a complainer about no speakers, the NX line doesn’t have built in speakers – that’s for the H-series. But I’ve always thought of monitor speakers as a waste of resources anyway. If you want sound, buy speakers people. And for the love of heaven people PLEASE do your research before buying! If you are unsure, ASK! There are plenty of tech nerd volunteers like myself more than willing to assist you. This monitor had an introductory price of $219 last year (I paid $175 through a popular E-tailer for my mother's), so Best Buy offering it for $99 is a steal. You won’t find it at that price elsewhere. I bought this for myself to replace a nine year old 22” 1680x1050 Samsung monitor used as a laptop monitor. So while the size wasn’t a big improvement for me, the increased resolution and InfinityEdge really makes a boost. Of course for my mother coming from a lame 19” 720p monitor, it’s a whole other level to her. I priced the 24” variant here at BB and could not justify the more than double cost ($230 at this posting) only for another inch of screen real estate. If you have an older/smaller/lower resolution monitor, jump on this deal while it lasts. Finally, as stated, this monitor has a glossy screen. While a non-reflective screen (matte) may reduce glaring in bright room/window conditions, it also takes away from the color "pop" and causes characters to look more fuzzy. I find the trade off much better with a higher quality screen and just position the monitor away from back light reflection sources. So keep that in mind depending on your situation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Picture, but Stand & Ports Need Work

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    abl001
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    My experience with Dell monitors has always been very pleasant. Of course, not all monitors are created equal and some have been far more enjoyable than others but still good experiences all around. The Dell S2319NX 23" certainly lives up to my expectations for Dell quality. Packaging is nice and out of the box, the monitor looks to be built well. Assembly is pretty straight forward. Base connected to vertical support via a screw and the Base + vertical support connect easily to the back of the monitor. Unfortunately, my biggest complaint about the S2319NX is that you can only make adjustments to the tilt of the monitor, not to the vertical height. Maybe that isn't an issue for everyone, but for those working at standing desks or of different heights, we might want to customize our viewing height. You can't do that here and there doesn't appear to be any way that you could use this monitor with a multi-monitor (or single) stand that you purchased yourself. I'm clearly not a fan of the stand, but I do like the fact that the monitor has a nice sleek appearance on the back which isn't always the case. Additionally, the bezel is extremely small which I think adds an extremely modern appearance as your screen isn't bordered by a bulky box. The picture is very satisfying. Colors are vibrant enough with plenty of brightness. Viewing angles were also quite nice and enjoyable viewing at almost up to 180 degrees. The monitor comes with the standard array of customization options which should allow most of us to find a desirable setting that suits our particular needs. I found the menu buttons slightly lacking in that you don't know what the button does before you push it. The S2319NX does have an audio in and audio out, but does not include any built in speakers. I'm fine with this as it would just detract from the monitor itself. The monitor only has one VGA port and one HDMI port on the back which can limit its possible uses, but just requires some manual swapping like we had to do in the old days before everything (except this monitor) had six ports for every imaginable connection. Additionally, the power supply is a bulky AC adapter which I haven't noticed on any of my other monitors. This will likely be hidden behind your desk, but is a minor frustration having to cram it in with all the other bulky power packs and power strips. In all, I think the Dell S2319NX is a good value (especially right now, it's on sale for $129.99 AND was on sale earlier for $99!). If you need a good quality monitor that will likely still be very functional even after 2-3 computers have been tossed in the garbage, this is a solid bet. Almost all of it's deficiencies can be overcome by relatively minor adjustments, but I think the lack of additional HDMI ports and vertical height adjustment are my biggest complaints and may be a deal breaker for some. If I'm just using this for a basic home office or work computer, it'll more than satisfy your needs. Pros: *Picture quality *Response time *Small bezel *Stylish back design *Price Cons: *Lack of vertical height adjustment *Lack of more than 1 HDMI port *Inability to mount on anything other than the included stand

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An average monitor at best

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    TheTruQ
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    I got this Dell 23 inch monitor to add to my 2 monitor setup. I am an application designer and developer, so a multiple monitor setup is almost necessary for efficiency and consistency. This monitor comes packaged no different than others. The packaging is tight, well cushioned and easily opened. Dell includes the stand components, power cable, HDMI cable, and a small setup guide. The stand has to be assembled, but honestly, it is as simple as buckling your belt. The monitor is very sleek, with nearly a bezel around it. With the stand, the depth of it’s footprint is still minimal, and this is key when space is at a premium. I really like the look of this monitor, and the minimal bezel helps screen to screen flow more seamless in my opinion. Once plugged in, it took no time for my PC to recognize the device and have it up and running. My first impressions were mixed, and the default display setting of ‘Standard’ appeared to be rather warm. I was actually surprised that this was the default setting. No matter; the standard visibility settings and options exist here, and with a couple of quick presses I was able to switch to the mode of my liking. I will say though, the S2319NX has a bit of a muted look to it. I think Dell is really going for efficiency and a much more tolerable display for longer viewing/working periods. What I mean by muted is that the screen doesn’t seem to really pop or look quite as vibrant. It almost reminds me of putting a screen filter over the monitors of old to reduce glare and brightness – not quite to that level of effect, but it has that feel. I can see the good in taking this approach, but sitting next to my other monitors, the difference is notable. I also noticed that lettering on the Dell wasn’t quite as sharp as my other monitor. I increased the sharpness about 30%, and I could see the difference. It still didn’t quite get where I needed it to be. This is notable with this being a 23 inch monitor, which is on the smaller side of things in this day and age. Again, sitting next to another very good monitor doesn’t really help in this regard. In nearly every case, comparison can serve as gateway to recognition – good or bad. Motion/framerate was very smooth, and the overall picture seemed very natural and balanced. I do recommend downloading the device drivers for this monitor if you feel your PC is using a generic driver. This could help quite a bit. Overall, I think this monitor is decent, but not quite where I expected. Part of the problem could be my use case, and the fact it is sitting next to some pretty good monitors. Whatever the case, the S2319NX could be a bit sharper, have the option of being more vibrant rather than muted, and improve the default setting. Maybe a driver update could change things, but as it stands, not sure I would pick up another unless the price pulled me into the decision.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      TheTruQ,

      Thanks for your feedback on your new Dell monitor. We'd recommend checking for software and driver updates on Dell's Support Page here: https://dell.to/2PLML4G.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful monitor, especially for the price!

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    SwigglesMilam
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    I’ve been using computers daily since the early 1990’s and I always come back to Dell monitors. They are built solid, are quality monitors, and will last long after many other brands meet their fate. The overall design of this monitor is very good. There is a small, approximately ¼” black, bezel that surrounds the screen and makes it appear almost invisible. Because of the bezel’s small size and color, the screen appears much larger than other monitors that are equal in size. The stand and monitor are an easy, quick assembly right out of the box without the use of any tools. The stand is solid and attractive, allows for wire management and adjustments of the screen to provide 178 degree viewing angles, both vertically and horizontally. The graphics card that I have chosen for my desktop works great with the Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. With computer assisted drafting (CAD) and photo editing software, this monitor delivers a solid performance for all the details required of my work while also providing crisp, bright, clear images. Digital and analog devices can both be connected to this monitor because it has a VGA and an HDMI connection. There is only one of each type of connection, but after using 50 lb 25” monitors for many years, this is not a CON for me. With older consumer monitors I would have never dreamed of the convenient connections in newer technology, or the light weight beautiful LED flat screens. When I remember the difficulty in switching cables in the earlier consumer monitors before flat screens, then I think this is a wonderful set-up. I have been using an identical monitor to this one, but in a larger size and it is much easier on my eyes than many other monitors or laptops that I use. Contributing to the ease on my eyesight is probably a combination of the anti-glare screen design, the LEDs that provide backlighting to the pixels, the 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles, the dynamic contrast ration of 8,000,000:1 which creates the crisp and clear images with the deep blacks and bright highlights, the 250 cd/m2 brightness and the 60 Hz refresh rate. ENERGY STAR certified, this monitor also carries a 1-year warranty on both parts and labor. For many reasons, some mentioned here, this is an excellent buy and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a solidly built monitor with crisp, clear and precise images.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great standard monitor

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    Viabledata
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    It is hard to go wrong with a Dell, and if you need a good, current solid monitor, this Dell monitor does a great job. It is pretty basic, and it does have an HDMI port and a VGA port. Any kind of instructions with it are very limited though. The stand is very easy and quick to put together and attach to the monitor. There are two 3.5mm jacks on the monitor though with weird symbols i've never seen on a monitor before and not sure what those are. Don't recall seeing anything on the documentation on what it is either. One annoyance is that the power for this monitor is delivered through a power brick,like you use on a laptop, instead of a standard plug. So it just adds to the clutter around the power strip, but it is an overall decent length cord. One perk is the inclusion of an HDMI cable, which was a nice surprise to see in the box. The menu's are pretty basic but easy to navigate, with on screen logo's appearing on top of the buttons to show you what they do when you push one of the 4 menu buttons. For some reason, there is an audio section in the menus, but the monitor does not appear to have any speakers, so not sure why that section is there. There is no volume up and down either. For gamers, You can adjust the response time of the monitor and it has 3 options: Standard, Fast, Very Fast. I imagine the very fast is the advertised 5ms. It is set on Standard from the factory, so you should adjust if you are going to be gaming on it. You can hook up your Playstation or Xbox or other game system through the HDMI for fast response time as well compared to a TV, but as stated, it does not have sound or volume. You can also change the aspect mode from 4:3, 5:3, or 16:9. The image is very bright and clear. It has a nice contrast ratio of 8,000,000:1 so the blacks look pretty black. Overall, for a computer monitor, This Dell is very nice and stylish, it has all the functionality you could need from a standard monitor, and the visual performance is great. Definitely worth a buy for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent second monitor for it's price

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    swemoney
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    For the size and price of this monitor, it's pretty decent. It's not great, but it's pretty decent. I've been using a 1440p 27" monitor as my main monitor for some time but wanted a second monitor to keep an eye on some things while gaming and such. This guy does the trick and doesn't break the pocket book. Picture quality is pretty OK. I feel like the colors are a little bit washed out even on the highest brightness settings. I've played with the picture settings as well as their built in presets and nothing seems to make the picture "pop". It's definitely not BAD, but I think it could be a little brighter. Setup is as easy as plugging in to your HDMI port of your video card. I suppose this would also work for a console if you're looking for a monitor just for console gaming. Can't imagine why it wouldn't work. My biggest complaint about the monitor is the lack of VESA mounting support. It's not necessarily the monitor's fault that I kind of assumed most modern monitors just came standard with VESA mount support these days. I would assume this is how they keep the costs down a little bit by not paying for the license fees to use the standard. On the note of mounting, the included mount is alright. The monitor just kind of clicks into it and you're done. Easy to set up but sturdiness could be a little better. Again, not BAD, just not great. So I said it a couple times in this review and it stands true for my overall review of this monitor. It's not BAD, it's just not great. This monitor will do fine for most of what you probably need it for. It's cheap and good enough for that price. It won't blow you away but it won't leave you wishing you never pulled the trigger on it either. For a second monitor, it really is good. If you need a cheap main monitor, too, I'd say this will do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      YourDellTeam

      swemoney,

      Thanks for your review. We'd recommend taking a look at your monitor's Product Support Page to see if there are any ways to help with the color issues that you're having: https://dell.to/2mt1Cnz.

      We hope this helps improve your monitor.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Price for Solid Monitor

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    RalphHenry
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    This monitor has an excellent price/performance point. It is very clear and offers several built-in color/brightness modes. It comes with a VGA port and an HDMI port, but no DisplayPort which is not expected at this low price point. It handled some gaming quite well but I’d prefer better specifications for gaming uses - for example 240Hz refresh rate and 1-ms response time. However, it is an excellent monitor especially if you have a laptop less than 15 inches and you want a bigger display to watch YouTube videos or even online movies; for these and your day to day functions it is quite nice. The stand is tilt-able and I found that adequate. If you need to raise it higher, you’ll need to put it on a stand. One thing that caught me a little by surprise is that with an HDMI connection, two different laptops defaulted to the monitor for sound. Since this monitor has no speakers this is peculiar. It is easy enough to click on your speaker icon and choose to use other speakers, but I think there could be a firmware update that fixes this. This little snag is probably due to the fact that there are three models of displays of which this monitor is the low end one. One of the other models in the series does have speakers. I actually don’t want speaker-monitors. Since the new Bluetooth speakers are so good, I use those; but wanted to give a heads up in my review for this situation. It has selectable modes for Standard, ComfortView, Movie, Game, Warm and Cool. You can also configure a custom viewing level that you might prefer. I did like the Movie view for everything since it seemed to tone down the glossy appearance of this screen. You should definitely try different modes; and even use different modes for different purposes. It is very easy to use the menus that the monitor provides. At this price point this monitor is a very good choice, I do recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No frills monitor for great price

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    callmeageeth
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    I like my laptop and don't mind the small screen while traveling, but when I'm at home, you just can't beat a big screen. Since I primarily work on my laptop when traveling and use it at home when necessary, I didn't want or need a fancy monitor. I just needed full HD with an HDMI port to plug into my laptop. This monitor fits the bill and does a great job at a good price. You can get a cheaper monitor, but Dell makes quality products that you can trust and it's still a good deal. It's dead simple to use, you plug in the power, you hook up your HDMI (or VGA) and bam, you're good to go. It's easy to use and adjust the settings (although I didn't I don't think changing the default settings matter, but you might differ). The menu button is underneath the monitor to the right, and while navigating some monitor's menus is tricky given the lack of buttons, there are nice little arrows that show up on the screen directly above the buttons. Again, this isn't critical and I'm sure there are similar features in other monitors, but I just think it goes to the ease of use. In terms of screen quality, it's great. I don't know the exact specifications, but I know it's 1080p which is fin=e for like 95% of the population and it's plenty bright. My only real complaint is that it's not adjustable. I use the built in monitor stand (well it comes in three pieces but it's easy to put together no tools required) but it does not allow you to adjust the height of the monitor. For me that's not a deal breaker, I kind of chalk it up to being a budget model, but if you are one that requires or wants a monitor that you can adjust the height on, look elsewhere or at least be prepared to buy a special mount. All in all, if you need a basic monitor with full HD with close to no bezels (at least on the top and sides) then this is a fantastic option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid color quality straight out of the box.

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    BillFromKC
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    Disclaimer - I received this monitor in exchange for a fair and honest review. Dell has been a company known for decent computers and, surprisingly, legendary monitors. Back in the CRT days, they used Sony Trinitron tubes - the absolute best in the industry. Their pro line screens, the UltraSharp series, are some of the best displays in the industry (and even a go-to for Apple users). Their consumer LCD monitors were also generally good, but overpriced for their features and quality. However, I do believe Dell has finally figured it out with their current line of consumer monitors, which include the S2319NX display. The monitor itself is pretty decent before you turn it on. The base is solid and the screen has very little wobble compared to many other consumer-model screens. The only things I would have wanted to see at this price point are a fully-adjustable base and VESA mounting holes on the back side of the screen; a second HDMI port and built-in power supply would have also been nice. Power it on and I'm greeted to the a couple of firsts: - the first glossy screen that I actually like. - the first monitor I've purchased in years that only needed a brightness adjustment. A really thoughtful feature was also that this monitor can manage audio from two sources; there is an analog audio input that pairs with a VGA port, so those of us who will use this screen with an older computer and a gaming console, a cable box, a media player, or even in a 2 computer setup can connect our speakers straight to the audio output of the screen, allowing the screen to switch both the video and auto source for you. This is where the additional HDMI port would have come in handy, as this monitor could be used as a dorm room TV when paired with a streaming sick. All in all, I highly recommend this monitor for consumer use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid basic monitor

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    EngineerMom
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    For this review I'm using this monitor as a secondary in a home office, connected to a docking station via VGA. Out of the box, this monitor is quick to set up. The stand locks in place with a turn latch type screw, meaning no tools required. I connected this monitor to a docking station using VGA and it was quickly identified. Overall setup is quick and intuitive. The pros of this monitor are that it meets all the basic expectations - solid stand, physical buttons, ease of set up and options. The monitor quality is average, with the expected color options and settings. I like that the menus are easy to navigate with the 4 physical buttons on bottom right of the monitor. The downside to this monitor is that for an office with windows I have a significant amount of glare on the screen, see attached photo. Also, I find that the "Comfort View" which I would expect to reduce blue light, doesn't match the quality of my primary monitor. Lastly, I find it frustrating that the monitor stand is rigid, so I have no ability to adjust for height, only tilt. I'd recommend this monitor for someone needing a basic monitor for non-gaming purposes in a room that has low to no natural lighting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      EngineerMom,

      Thanks for your review. We're sorry that your monitor is not meeting all of your needs. We'd recommend checking out our Product Support Page if you have technical questions: https://dell.to/2mt1Cnz.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great home or office display!

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    btb2k
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    This monitor is a great monitor for any PC setup either in the home or office. I use this monitor as a second display for my Surface Pro and it looks great! I like the small bezel that's almost non-existent. It makes the display look sleek and modern and fits well in the space I had on my desk. The most important thing really is how it looks. The display brightness, colors and quality/sharpness and this display hits all very well. Out of the box it was ready to go in terms of picture adjustment and didn't require any real adjustment to the settings which is great for anyone that doesn't want the fuss of setting it up. The picture is bright, clear and colors are crisp but not overly saturated. That said, it has all of the standard settings you'd expect to see to customize it to your viewing preferences. It has a wide viewing angle making it easy to see from different angles on my desk. It is adjustable so you can adjust the angle/tilt and then has a cable management slot on the stand in the back (a huge plus!). As you can see in the specs, it does have an HDMI and DVI port so it should support most computers though I do wish that it had either a DisplayPort or Thunderbolt port as many newer laptops have typically only a mini DisplayPort. It doesn't have any USB ports which to me wasn't something I needed. It does have an audio in and out so its easy to connect an accessory speaker. Overall, this is great display and is the quality you'd expect to see from a Dell monitor. I'd recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dell 23" IPS LED FHD Monitor, worth every penny

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    LegoDad
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    This monitor is far from a top of the line gaming monitor and it does have some minor flaws and I will get to them. First I want to say that my choice is either 4 stars or 5 stars for the review, I could not give it the 4.5 stars I would actually like to rate it at. I purchased this monitor to hook up to my Alienware laptop when I'm actually working or gaming at my desk, I did not want to go "all in" on a monitor because most of the time I'm actually not using it at my desk. I will make this review as short and sweet as I can: Pros: * Picture quality * Response time * Small bezel (the bottom is larger than the top and sides) * Overall stylish design * Price * True IPS panel * Glossy screen for better clarity * Low power consumption/heat output. Cons: * Some minor back light bleed-through noticeable when gaming in the dark along the bottom of the monitor - not noticeable when working in a normally lite room. * Lack of more than 1 HDMI port - may be an issue for some * A power brick similar to a laptop (this however is also probably why the monitor seems to run cooler than other monitors I have used in the past Overall: This is a great solid purchase for the price. If you are purchasing it for business use or for casual gaming you will not be disappointed with this monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect picture, but..

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    MemphisTechieRN
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    Dell, along with another company have always been my "go to" companies for monitors. So when this 23" IPS came my way, how could I resist? It has all of the features a monitor should. Being iPS, the viewing angles are pretty much from any angle. I am currently using it on my secondary desktop which runs linux, and there were no issues in that respect. It was plug and play using the HDMI port. As is standard with most monitors, there are multiple buttons on the bottom that allow you to control various features such as brightness (which I actually had to turn DOWN --- which is a first!) and contrast. My favorite part of the monitor is the fact that it is nearly bezel-less. I don't know the exact bezel size on the top and sides - but you can barely tell there are any! Onto the point that made me leave off one star.... When connecting the monitor to its stand, the only way it would slide in for me made the stand not be straight. Meaning it (the stand is curved on my desk when I straighten the monitor. Could it have been user error? Maybe.. But the monitor (for me) would not slide onto the stand any other way. Again, perhaps I received a faulty model. It just looks.....Weird. If this is either user error on my part, or a faulty unit I received, then I would certainly recommend this product. HOWEVER, if these issues plague the whole model-line - then - no-way Jose!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional value , Dell quality.

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    TechnicallyCorrect
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    I’m not going to go into too many of the technical details, you can read through all those details on Bestbuy. Let’s look at this in terms of real world. This is a monitor with average to above average performance. It is not 4k, HDR, not terribly bright. However, it is perfectly competent monitor. The bezel is slim, the colors are strong, the response time is good. I was overall impressed , if not slightly surprised, at the quality of the picture and the generous viewing angle. The HDMI and VGA connector are fine for a monitor at this price point. You may see some other reviews listing “only” one of each connector, don’t pay too much attention to that. If you are looking for a 23 inch monitor at this price point, you are not worried about multiple connections beyond the basic. At the list price of $179, it an average value. At the sale price of $99 to $129, it is an exceptional value. I would not consider it for games but for every day use, it is hard to go wrong. You can find some monitors at the same price point and comparable features but the intangible is the Dell quality. I’ve owned Dell monitors since the 1990’s and you really cannot go wrong with the quality. One thing I learned about monitors, many of the specs do not matter. What matter is seeing it first hand and the overall reputation. For the latter, Dell is one of the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good HD monitor

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    Xtant
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    The Dell S2319NX 23" IPS LED FHD Monitor is good looking and performs well for a basic monitor. It has 2 connections 1 VGA and 1 HDMI. Color reproduction is good and text looks sharp. I use it as a second screen for my laptop and the S2319NX provides a better picture with brighter more realistic looking colors and deep blacks especially when watching videos. The S2319NX looks good and controls are easy to use one handed. The base works ok and allows you to easily adjust the viewing angle but does not have as solid a feel to it. As I use it as a second screen being able to break it down is an option I like but unlike my other monitors I need a small screwdriver to press a tiny release button to remove the base something not mentioned on the bare minimum instructions but found online. This won't be an issue if you don't need to break it down. Overall the S2319NX is a good basic monitor for everyday use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sleek Monitor

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    MGoose
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    Setup was easy. The monitor is well packaged. Assembly requires no tools. A 6ft HDMI cable is included, which was really convenient for plugging in my laptop. The picture is sharp, with good brightness and color. It auto selects the correct input when plugged in. I don’t usually think of a monitor as pretty, but this one actually has some style to it. With a brushed metal base and smooth black plastic back, it looks great on my glass desk. The base also has a hole for cord management. Two things to note before buying are that the base has tilt adjustment only (no height) and it may not work with aftermarket mounts. Overall this is a beautiful, well thought display that looks good on or off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Typical Dell Quality

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    laserwizard
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    There are times when a moderately sized monitor works best, and this 23 inch Dell monitor offers a near right size for limited desk space areas. I wanted a second screen for a laptop but did not have a lot of space to use for something larger. I use a 20 inch screen at work and it is too small - I have a 27 inch that I use with a desktop and that was unnecessarily large. This 23 inch proved to be exactly what I needed - a larger screen than the laptop, but something that was manageable for use. The image quality and colors are very good - I've used Dell monitors for years and have had great luck with them and I expect nothing different here. Good value for the money. There is no height adjustment and limited angle adjustment on this monitor. Not a deal breaker for this application though you should understand this "limitation" before you consider. I highly recommend this monitor if you need a smaller one for your application.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great, no frills, monitor!

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    DarR
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    This monitor will be a great second screen to your set up. I am used to looking at 4K screens though so using this makes objects, photos and text look soft. It is very easy to look at—the default brightness and contrast is light enough to make it easy on the eyes. The viewing angle is great too; I can see details on even far sides of the screen. There is some glare but compared to high resolution laptop screens, I noticed how relaxing it is to use this versus the regular laptop monitor. It is lightweight, easy to install, jacks are simple—straight VGA or HDMI. There’s a 3.5mm jack for audio at the back and the control buttons to adjust screen settings are very simple. Even just the looks of the monitor itself looks good—hardly any bezels showing—no wonder it is very light to handle. If you do not mind seeing pixelations, if you are used to 4K screens, this monitor is worth it. Really good value!

    I would recommend this to a friend