Dell S2209W: 22″ 1080p LCD Monitor

Dell S2209W Specifications

Display: 21.5″ TN (Twisted Nematic) TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (typical)
Response Time: 5ms
Frequency: 60Hz
Color Gamut: 72% NTSC
Viewing Angles: 170/160
Connectivity: DVI-D, VGA
Adjustability: Tilt
Power Consumption: 42W (maximum), <2W (standby), Energy Star
Mount: VESA
Dimensions: 20.6 x 15.0 x 8.76″
Weight: 8.47lbs (3.84kg)
Price: $239


Dell‘s S2209W is a 21.5″ LCD monitor that sports a 1920 x 1080 pixel format, much like LCD TVs. The S2209W therefore has a 16:9 aspect ratio. So Dell is aiming the S2209W to those who might want to use the monitor as a TV to watch 16:9 1080p HD content. But there is one small problem: there is no HDMI connection. And that means that your Xbox 360 ( link) or your PlayStation 3 ( link) is out of the question. All of the 1080p HD video will need to come from your PC. That is unless you get a HDMI-to-DVI connector, but I’m not sure how well that would work and it simply might be better to get a monitor with a HDMI connector if connecting a game console is a must.

The external design is simple and quite pleasing to the eye. The TN (Twisted Nematic) TFT LCD is relative fast at 5ms, has a fairly decent contrast ratio of 1000:1 and has both DVD-D and VGA connections. The viewing angles is a bit limited at 170/160 but as long as you’re looking at the display from right in the middle the S2209W should look just fine. Don’t try to mount this and use it in portrait mode as the TN display will look quite bad. A cool feature on the S2209W is the touch-sensitive buttons on the right bezel–a nice ‘touch’.

Source: Dell

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