If you’re on the lookout for a modest-resolution display but yearn for quality better than that budget brand at the local brick and mortar, Dell looks to have you covered. The company today released a combined six displays; three in the “P” line and three in the “E” line. Ordinarily we’d believe the P to mean performance and E entry, but after scanning the press release it seems that all of the displays are essentially the same from a quality stand-point.
Where the displays differ mostly is with connectivity. The P series includes VGA, DVI, DisplayPort and also has a USB port. The E series on the other hand has only VGA and DVI. The other key difference is that the P series has a better stand, able to swivel, pivot, tilt and have its height raised. The E series has a standard stand, where minimal movement (or none, we can’t tell) will be allowed.
All of the monitors offer a color gamut up to 83%, a WLED backlight panel and include Dell’s “Display Manager”, allowing you to adjust color profiles on-the-fly in Windows. Both the P and E series includes two 19″ models, at 1440×900 and 1280×1024, and a 22″, delivering 1680×1050.
Straight from Dell, the pricing is as follows: P1913 (US$189), P1913S (US$229), P2213 (US$239), E1913 (US$159), E1913S (US$179) and E2213 (US$199). It’s interesting to note that the 19″ S models (1280×1024) cost much more than the other 19″ model in the same series. There’s a serious premium when opting for the now aging resolution than simply going the widescreen route.
Availability is expected soon.