By tpm | March 3, 2015
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. 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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