Clear and sharp text on a nice 1280x1024 resolution monitor, also like the 4:3 ratio for Office productivity. It is really an entry monitor with good value over performance and Energy star that is light on environment.
Going from a bulky 16" tube to this 19" lcd is amazing. I can even fit my montor and tower in the same space or less. And it's so light you don't need the swivel base as on the older monitor. Really pleased with it.
Unless you want super resolutions, this monitor is one of the best in the market. Compared to some wide screens, this monitor displays full 1024 vertical lines. Great for office, great for home. No complaint what so ever.
Pros:software development, video display, web browsing, ms word / excel etc
Absolutely no frills here. I plugged it into the computer and it worked instantly. Very lightweight, the only assembly was snapping a stand into the back. I didn't even install the driver until a few weeks ago for the heck of it. It's still at version 1.0 and nothing new online for it.
I got this as an unexpected Christmas gift. I definitely would have ordered it on my own, if I wasn't lazy enough to upgrade from my old trusty yet cumbersome CRT.
It's the baseline, so the maximum resolution is 1280 by 1024 pixels, which is absolutely fine if you're not a professional computer artist.
It automatically re-adjusts during each resolution change or when ever it turns on from being off. This is a little bit annoying but only takes a couple seconds.
Unfortunately I got a defected one, and is showing signs on some internal over-heating on the monitor's chip set (not my PC's chip set or my graphics card, I've tested the variables) so I've got several funky inverted color stripes running down the beautiful display.
Thank heavens for the 3-year warranty or I wouldn't have even considered this monitor in the first place.
The monitor is not great, and lacks any advanced functionality that differentiates it from any other monitor display. You have Positioning, image, and color settings and that's it. I don't think it is anything above a rating of fair or even average.
All the other reviewers gave it more than 3 or 4 stars because it exceeded their expectations and when they received their monitor, it actually worked and displayed a bright and fairly sharp image, which I'll admit was competitive to my CRT, and I honestly haven't plugged in my old CRT since I've been using this LCD one, even with the issue it's having with it's display right now. :)
It's a good inexpensive monitor worth every dollar, I'd say. Fair.
Pros:graphic design, web design, word processing, video gaming
I was so tired of having to wait for my monitor to boot up. I really wasn't sure if I had monitor problems or CPU. After switching out with another monitor - I logged on to Dell and decided that this was the monitor for me. Great decision!
Simple set-up with easy to follow instructions. Monitor worked on power up with the old display drivers which were already installed on my computer from a Dell CRT monitor it replaced. Instructions said if it works then new drivers do not have to be installed. I wonder if the new drivers would be better though...probably so. I will install new display drivers someday as monitor came with new driver CD. Default color seems washed out compared to old 17" CRT that I used to use (maybe caused by using the old drivers). However, I haven't played around with any settings yet.
At high recommended resolution (1280x1024) text was very poor and of course very small. I use 1152x1024 and everything is pretty good but still not as good definition as the old CRT I previously used. I heard CRT's have better definition and I guess that's true. Professionals and engineers who work with CAD (computer aided design) programs usually only work with CRT's for this reason.
I get more on the screen now moving from the old 17" CRT to 19" flat panel even when not using the max resolution. It looks much better overall, saves space and is easy to clean around. Furthermore, it saves a lot more energy.
PROS My old Gateway flat panel monitor finally gave up the ghost after six years. My son loaned me a 13 inch monitor. This caused problems with my 74 year old eyes. I knew I wanted a flat panel monitor, but because of space restrictions I could not use a widescreen monitor, plus I don't like the widescreen monitors. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this monitor. It is just the right size and the view is fantastic. I chose this particular monitor partly because it has a power button on the front. This way I can leave the computer on all of the time, but not be bothered by the light of the monitor at night. I have several ebooks that I read with Adobe Reader and everything is just the correct size and easy read. I also use an intergrated database with over 3500 records and this is easy to read. The colors and resolution are excellent. I was able to set this up with very little effort. First I inserted the CD and read all the information. Then I followed the instructions. EASY!
If you are looking for a great monitor that is clear and easy on the eyes, then this may be the choise for you too. I spend about four hours a day using the computer. PLUS the price is right.
Pros:general internet surfing, working on database, shopping, reading on adobe reader, word processing, quicken
I have always used dell monitors..My last two flat screens lasted more than eight years and I still have one in daily use that is that old...My new monitor is even better than my old ones...much clearer...better resolution by far..
It seems to be getting more difficult these days to find products that are not in the wide screen format. I needed a new monitor to replace my old CRT model, and this was the perfect choice. It arrived in a timely manner and was well packed. I set it up in a matter of minutes, and was immediately delighted with the vibrant color and images. It takes up very little space, so it is the perfect monitor for smaller desk sizes. I am very pleased with my purchase and would recommend this product to anyone looking for a reasonably priced, quality monitor.
Pros:Connecting with Friends, Finances, internet, ms office
I would highly recommend this monitor for home office use. I use this additional monitor to extend my display, so my desktop spans two screens. You can drag applications from one screen to another and reference two documents without having to minimize an application to view another doc. You can't beat the price and quality as well as the promptness of delivery.
I already had a good Dell 19" monitor with my Dell PC. I bought this monitor to double my desktop working space with a 2nd 19" monitor. I was teetering on the edge of deciding whether or not to spend the money on a 2nd monitor. Then Dell put the E190S on Sale at $100 off list price..... well, that tipped the scale for me. I bought it a month ago and am satisfied with it's performance. However, there is one problem. It developed one bad pixel after a few days. Most of the time I don't notice the bad pixel.... and considering the great deal I got on it, I'm not complaining.
You will not be disappointed. I stepped up from the 17" flat panel that came with the computer three years ago. I had no problems with the that one, just interested in a bigger picture. This one is the from the same series and when I saw the price I got it for there was no reason to say no. It's like getting a big screen tv- you don't know what your missing until you have it and then you can't go back. I've noticed subtle shadings that weren't there on the smaller screen and the display is vibrant. The fact that it uses less energy and is "greener" than the old one only adds to the value. Don't wait too long to get it.