Purchasing Recommendation - Displays

Article Purpose

The following are recommendations for purchasing new displays for use with computer workstations (desktop, or laptops).

Dell Displays

  • Dell Professional P170S 17" LCD
    Display Type: LCD display/TFT active matrix
    Screen Size: 17"
    Height: 18.2 inches
    Width: 14.6 inches
    Depth (with stand): 7.2 inches
    Weight: 11.2 lb.
    Maximum resolution: 1280x1024 pixels
    Colors (maximum): 16.7 million
    Aspect ratio: 4:8
    Viewing angle: 170° horizontal; 160° vertical
    Brightness (typical): 250 cd/m2
    Contrast ratio (typical): 800:1
    Response time (typical): 5 ms Connectors: DVI-D, VGA
    Misc: 4 self-powered USB 2.0 ports; Kensington security slot
    Electrical & operating requirements: Max power unkown ; Energy saver mode: 1W
    EPEAT Compliant: EPEAT Gold
    ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
  • Dell P2211H Widescreen 21.5" LCD
    Display Type: LCD display/TFT active matrix - with LED backlight
    Screen Size: 21.5" widescreen
    Height: 13.7 inches
    Width: 20.2 inches
    Depth (with stand): 7.2 inches
    Weight: 11.2 lb.
    Maximum resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
    Colors (maximum): 16.7 million
    Aspect ratio: 16:9
    Viewing angle: 170° horizontal; 160° vertical
    Brightness (typical): 250 cd/m2
    Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1
    Response time (typical): 5 ms Connectors: DVI-D, VGA
    Misc: 2 self-powered USB 2.0 ports; Kensington security slot
    Electrical & operating requirements: Max power unkown ; Energy saver mode: 1W
    EPEAT Compliant: EPEAT Gold
    ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
  • Dell U2211H Widescreen 21.5" LCD
    Display Type: LCD display/TFT active matrix/In-plane switching (IPS)
    Screen Size: 21.5" widescreen
    Height: 17.6 inches
    Width: 20.2 inches
    Depth (with stand): 7.2 inches
    Weight: 9.9 lb.
    Maximum resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
    Colors (maximum): 16.7 million
    Aspect ratio: 16:9
    Viewing angle: 178° horizontal; 178° vertical
    Brightness (typical): 250 cd/m2
    Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1
    Response time (typical): 8 ms Connectors: DisplayPort, DVI-D, VGA
    Misc: 4 self-powered USB 2.0 ports; Kensington security slot
    Electrical & operating requirements: Max 22W ; Energy saver mode: 1W
    ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
  • Dell U2311H Widescreen 22.5" LCD
    Display Type: LCD display/TFT active matrix/In-plane switching (IPS)
    Screen Size: 23" widescreen
    Height: 18 inches
    Width: 21.6 inches
    Depth (with stand): 7.2 inches
    Weight: 10.4 lb.
    Maximum resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
    Colors (maximum): 16.7 million
    Aspect ratio: 16:9
    Viewing angle: 178° horizontal; 178° vertical
    Brightness (typical): 300 cd/m2
    Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1
    Response time (typical): 8 ms Connectors: DisplayPort, DVI-D, VGA
    Misc: 2 self-powered USB 2.0 ports; Kensington security slot
    Electrical & operating requirements: Max power 33W ; Energy saver mode: 1W
    ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
  • Dell P1911 Widescreen 19" LCD
    Display Type: LCD display/TFT active matrix
    Screen Size: 19" widescreen
    Height: 17.2 inches
    Width: 17.4 inches
    Depth (with stand): 6.8 inches
    Weight: 7.9 lb.
    Maximum resolution: 1440x900 pixels
    Colors (maximum): 16.7 million
    Aspect ratio: 16:10
    Viewing angle: 160° horizontal; 160° vertical
    Brightness (typical): 250 cd/m2
    Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1
    Response time (typical): 5 ms Connectors: DVI-D, VGA
    Misc: 4 self-powered USB 2.0 ports; Kensington security slot
    Electrical & operating requirements: Max power unkown ; Energy saver mode: 1W
    EPEAT Compliant: EPEAT Gold
    ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
  • Dell P2011H Widescreen 20" LCD
    Display Type: LCD display/TFT active matrix - with LED backlight
    Screen Size: 20" widescreen
    Height: 12.4 inches
    Width: 18.9 inches
    Depth (with stand): 6.8 inches
    Weight: 10.1 lb.
    Maximum resolution: 1600x900 pixels
    Colors (maximum): 16.7 million
    Aspect ratio: 16:9
    Viewing angle: 170° horizontal; 160° vertical
    Brightness (typical): 250 cd/m2
    Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1
    Response time (typical): 5 ms Connectors: DVI-D, VGA
    Misc: 2 self-powered USB 2.0 ports; Kensington security slot
    Electrical & operating requirements: Max power unkown ; Energy saver mode: 1W
    EPEAT Compliant: EPEAT Gold
    ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
  • Dell ST2420L 24" Widescreen LCD
    Display Type: LCD display/TFT active matrix - with LED backlight
    Screen Size: 24" widescreen
    Height: 16.5 inches
    Width: 22.6 inches
    Depth (with stand): 8 inches
    Weight: 9.5 lb.
    Maximum resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
    Colors (maximum): 16.7 million
    Aspect ratio: 16:9
    Viewing angle: 170° horizontal; 160° vertical
    Brightness (typical): 250 cd/m2
    Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1
    Response time (typical): 5 ms Connectors: DVI-D, HDMI, VGA
    Misc: 2 self-powered USB 2.0 ports; Kensington security slot
    Electrical & operating requirements: Max power unkown ; Energy saver mode: 1W
    EPEAT Compliant: EPEAT Silver
    ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Apple Displays

  • Apple 27-inch LED Cenema Display
    Display Type: LCD display/TFT active matrix/in-plane switching (IPS) - with LED backlight
    Screen Size: 27" widescreen
    Height: 19.35 inches
    Width: 25.7 inches
    Depth (with stand): 8.15 inches
    Weight: 23.5 lb.
    Supported resolutions: 2560x1440 pixels
    Colors (maximum): 16.7 million
    Aspect ratio: 16:9
    Viewing angle: 178° horizontal; 178° vertical
    Brightness (typical): 375 cd/m2
    Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1
    Response time (typical): 12 ms
    Connectors: Mini DisplayPort
    Misc: Built-in iSight with microphone; integrated 2.1 speaker system (49 watts max.); 3 self-powered USB 2.0 ports; Kensington security slot
    Electrical & operating requirements: Max power 250W (LED Cinema Display while charging MacBook Pro); Energy saver mode: 1W or less
  • Apple 27-inch Thunderbolt Display
    Display Type: LCD display/TFT active matrix/in-plane switching (IPS) - with LED backlight
    Screen Size: 27" widescreen
    Height: 19.35 inches
    Width: 25.7 inches
    Depth (with stand): 8.15 inches
    Weight: 23.5 lb.
    Supported resolutions: 2560x1440 pixels
    Colors (maximum): 16.7 million
    Aspect ratio: 16:9
    Viewing angle: 178° horizontal; 178° vertical
    Brightness (typical): 375 cd/m2
    Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1
    Response time (typical): 12 ms
    Connectors: Built-in Thunderbolt cable, Built-in MagSafe cable (up to 85W)
    Misc: Built-in Facetime HD camera and microphone; integrated 2.1 speaker system (49 watts max.); 3 self-powered USB 2.0 ports; FireWire 800 port; Thunderbolt port; Kensington security slot
    Electrical & operating requirements: Max power 250W (Thunderbolt Display while charging MacBook Pro); Energy saver mode: 2W or less
    Environmental and Regulatory Standards: ENERGY STAR 4.1, EPEAT Gold 
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