on 20 October 2014
I bought this to pair up with my Intel NUC computer which only has an HDMI port. The monitor looks fantastic with touch sensitive buttons along the bottom edge. I do a lot of photography and I found the colour balance out of the box to be excellent. The monitor's features are what sold it to me, firstly the HDMI ports, of which you get two, Display Port, two USB ports, headphone socket and VGA. The speakers deliver a quality of sound that will be acceptable to most people and is more than adequate for watching TV, movies and listening to music. Audiophiles and immersive gamers should buy separate speakers. The monitor also features a built-in web cam and microphone which were recognised without fuss by Windows 8.1 in the camera and Skype apps.
on 15 May 2016
This is an excellent monitor, with quality that you normally expect from Dell. I tend to work from home and my work requires me to proceed with a lot of video conferencing. A fairly large monitor with an integrated camera was an important consideration for me. This Dell monitor is what I was looking for. Colours are crisp, clear and vibrant. It is connected to a HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Desktop Mini PC (running Windows 10 Pro - https://www.amazon.co.uk/HP-EliteDesk-800-G2-P1G36ET/dp/B01A3VFLJA/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1463299614&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=HP+EliteDesk+800+G2+Desktop+Mini+PC).
It is a 58.42 cm (23-inch) multimedia monitor that features a Full HD webcam and speakers optimized for Microsoft Lync . With the Dell UltraSharp 23 Multimedia Monitor, you can collaborate with your colleagues and increase productivity, or watch movies without sacrificing on colours and brightness. You can modify your monitor to comfortably fit the way you work for more flexible viewing, plus comprehensive digital connectivity.
The monitor also offers several methods of connectivity, such as VGA and HDMI, as well as USB connections. Just make sure, whatever your method of connection is, to first check your control panel of your Windows PC, whether the Dell monitor is your default monitor for audio and mic. Remember this is a monitor with an integrated camera and mic, so you need to ensure you follow the instructions when you connect the monitor to the computer. Apart from connecting the VGA or HDMI to your computer, you also need to connect your monitor with the usb cable (that comes along with the monitor) to your pc, to ensure you have camera and mic connectivity.
It has an automatic screen adjustment function, so when you start your screen it automatically adjusts the screen for you. You can adjust brightness, colour and contrast manually. Watch out for the extra sensitive power on/off button! The usb and hdmi connections are behind the monitor. Some people may find this an awkward place, but I am used to them now and the position of the connections does not bother me much. I also have the monitor connected to external speakers and the sound is great.
Overall this is a very good monitor and you will not be disappointed. I am happy with it in terms of video conferencing and even in terms of watching videos and football!