No longer must I rely on a 13" screen
My workstation just got a major upgrade.
I've been looking for an external monitor for a while now. About three months ago I finally pulled the trigger on one that seemed to offer everything I needed at a semi-reasonable price. An LG something-something brand new off Amazon.
It was a steaming pile of garbage.
Flimsy, cheap plastic. A terrible base design that was so bad, just setting an arm down on my table made it jiggle like jello in a jewelery cleaner. As awful as all of that was, the real deal-killer was the complete lack of adjustability. The monitor was completely unusable with my setup, as the screen ended up angled a good 15° above me.
(also it lacked usb-c compatibility, but that was on me as I had about a million tabs open when I was researching and must have clicked the wrong link.)
ANYWAYS... I returned the monitor almost immediately and vowed never to buy another LG product.
A few months later, I found my way to Dell.
Compared to LG's Mega blok build quality, the Dell is a revelation—a hand-made Rolex next to a knockoff Seiko purchased at a sketchy night market for 100 baht.
Attaching the monitor to the stand takes literal seconds, and is both intuitive and rock solid.
The level of adjustability is phenomenal, and it's clear that Dell put a good deal of thought into how the unit functions as a whole.
Case-in-point, every single adjustment can be made easily with a single hand. No need to worry about tipping the stand over either.
The monitor arm rotates 360 degrees on a swivel that's flush with the base. The monitor itself rotates smoothly on the arm, allowing you to switch to portrait mode if you so desire. Fore and aft tilt adjustments are as simple as the rest, but it's the height adjustment that really seals the deal. So smooth. So simple.
Now I see why all of the tech workers in my company's delivery area all purchase Dell monitors.
Can we not post GIFs?
Shop-Teacher last edited by
I'm pretty sure my Dell laptop is built not from Mega Blocks, but dollar store Mega Block knock-offs.
jminer last edited by
@aestheticsinmotion I think I have the same monitor, 32" curved Dell 1440p and it's awesome.
You have to embed gifs by linking to them, uploading doesn't work at the moment.
@jminer Neat! That was one I was looking at. I went with the flat version, because the taller aspect ratio was a better fit for the software I use frequently.
PowderHound last edited by
I just bought a lenovo that showed up broken, spent weeks with customer service but finally got a replacement. I got a LEN P27h-10 for about $300 super happy with it so far.
Shop-Teacher last edited by
@aestheticsinmotion how did you get a picture of my laptop!?!?!
Chariotoflove last edited by
Honestly, when any of my friends or coworkers ask for a recommendation for a Windows system or peripheral, I go right to the Dell website to see what they have. They may not be the powerhouse they once seemed to be, but they make decent stuff at a god value.
Boxer_4 last edited by
@aestheticsinmotion Nice to see that Dell's build quality on monitors is still up to par. Your description could be equally as valid for the Ultrasharp 2208WFP and 1908FP currently sitting on my desk. I've had the 2208 for ~12 years now without issue. I wouldn't be opposed to upgrading, but I can't really justify it with the 2208 still working so well.
Saracen last edited by
I've always always loved Dell monitors. My old 20" widescreen lasted forever until I finally replaced it with two 23's that I have mounted on adjustable arms. My work monitors are higher end Dells and they're excellent. If you aren't an Apple guy or just don't want to pay the Apple tax, Dells are quite simply the best for the money.
6MT_FTW last edited by
A few months back I found a deal on an HP 27" monitor meant for the healthcare industry. 1440p with privacy screen on the front; list price was close to $900 but I think I got it for $159. There wasn't a stand, but I adapted one that I found at Menard's; it was meant for a larger TV, but with the appropriate hardware I got the monitor mounted on it and it's been working great. My only problem was getting some of my computers to work with it at full resolution, but some cheap active adapters made it work. I'm now using 3 27" monitors and couldn't imagine going back to something smaller.
gettingoldercarguy last edited by
I was gonna ask you what the best way to make sure I deliver Christmas bonuses to my regular delivery guys. Not that I'm against helping out somebody covering a random route, but I have a budget I'd like to stay in. Any tips?
BicycleBuck last edited by
@aestheticsinmotion Our company buys Dells. At the end of the lease period, the computers go back but the monitors are completely devalued and Dell doesn’t want them back. So, we now have extra monitors everywhere because they just don’t die. I have three in my home office, two on my desk at work, and another spare that traveled with me. All the desks at work have at least two monitors, many have three. Our server room is overflowing with extra monitors.
That Dell monitor is a good purchase that will last a long. Long time.