In a variety of settings, I’ve started working with multiple monitors more regularly, and I’m finding myself rather addicted to it. Not too long ago, I decided, my blog cave needed a second monitor. However, it was something I wanted to do on a budget. I didn’t need a 4K quality monitor, just something to give me extra room to work with. What I settled on was the Dell E2414Hx 24 inch LED monitor.
Keeping in mind that I am not the screen connoisseur that many a movie buff or gamer is, I’ve been very pleased with this purchase. While this monitor will not be confused with higher priced 4K models, it is capable of 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60Hz, which was fine for my purposes (writing blog posts, taking MOOCs, data munging, and other slow moving activities). The picture quality is actually very good for a display that costs less than $200, and I find that 24 inches is plenty of room for me to work comfortably with both Windows 7 and Mac OS X.
I found two minor drawbacks with this monitor, neither of which was a deal breaker. The first is that there is no HDMI in for the display. I solved this by picking up an Amazon Basics VGA to HDMI cable (very cheap). The second is that the height of the stand that the E2414Hx comes with is not adjustable. I haven’t found a good way around this yet, other than putting a book under the stand. Frustrating, but not frustrating enough to pay a couple of hundred dollars more.
Bottom line review? The Dell E2414Hx was a great investment that makes it much easier to be productive at home, and if you need to get a second monitor on a budget, I highly recommend it.
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