Today Dell is taking the wraps off of a new display to their lineup. It’s fair to say that everyone loves hearing about 4K, curved panels, Freesync, G-Sync, and high color gamuts, but for most of us space and budgetary restrictions mean that we tend to buy more of the lower cost devices than the rest. Dell offers a range of displays, which include the higher end devices like the Dell Ultrasharp 27” 5K model but they also offer lower cost offerings like the 4K 60 Hz P2415Q, but even that can stretch may budgets too far. Dell is currently the number one supplier of monitors worldwide, and they have achieved this in part by offering such a wide range of devices and price points. Dell is launching the P2416D today, which is a 24 inch Quad HD (2560x1440) model.

Dell does not say if the display is IPS or VA, but that it has “Consistent colors from virtually any angle” so it will likely be one or the other. Update: thanks to chlamchowder for finding it on an international Dell site, it is an IPS display - Product page is here. It will have 99% of the sRGB color space covered, which is normal in one of Dell’s mainstream offerings, and most people do not require more than sRGB anyway. If they do, they know they need to spend a bit more.

Even though it is a mainstream priced display, it does not lack on the stand, which features pivot, swivel, tilt, and height adjustment. It also has a good selection of inputs and outputs, with four USB 2.0 ports, VGA input, DisplayPort 1.2 input, and HDMI 1.4 input.

Dell also offers a free panel exchange if there is a bright pixel discovered within the three year limited hardware warranty.

The P2416D goes on sale at the end of April in the Asia Pacific and European regions, and in May in the U.S. The Dell P2416D will be priced at $369.99.

Source: Dell

Comments Locked


View All Comments

  • MrSpadge - Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - link

    I agree: 1440P sounds like a very nice compromise between low-DPI standard resolution and expensive 4k with issue concerning scaling, GPU performance and power consumption for a moderate improvement over this.
  • peterfares - Friday, April 3, 2015 - link

    You'll want to use 125% or 150% scaling on this. Scaling isn't too bad in Windows 8.1 anymore, but do not mix different DPIs, almost nothing supports that.
  • Icehawk - Saturday, April 4, 2015 - link

    Definitely will need scaling - I have a 27" 1440 on my desk and use it, text is just too small otherwise to be comfortable.
  • haukionkannel - Saturday, April 4, 2015 - link

    Also win10 is supposed to be even better in scaling than win 8.1 is and also pgrogram developers are getting ready to support 4K so also program support to 1440p is getting better all the time.
    I also have 27" 1440p monitor and quite seldom I see new programs that scales badly in win8.1. There still are some, but situation is getting better and better. High resolution monitors are becoming main stream, so the support have to be that also!
  • DanNeely - Monday, April 6, 2015 - link

    Do you have a source for the win10 claim? My Googling isn't turning up any changes to how scaling works; so other than more 3rd party apps being updated I wouldn't expect there to be any change. (Granted improvements in support in new versions of applications like FF, Chrome, and Photoshop will be a major quality of life boost; but that's independent of the OS itself.)
  • Samus - Friday, April 3, 2015 - link

    Wow that is cheap, especially with the nice stand. I wish they hadn't skimped on the USB (2.0) hub and had gone USB 3.0 :\ That's literally the only fault with this thing, because even (notably 1080P) monitors in the sub-$300 range have USB 3.0
  • pixelstuff - Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - link

    I was thinking the same thing. At this stage in USB 3.0 development, why even put USB in the monitor at all if you can't do USB 3.0. The only reason I could figure is it may use the same chassis from another model and they just didn't want leave the slots empty, but were also aiming for the $350 price bracket.
  • Impulses - Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - link

    For the time being, I'd actually prefer USB 2.0 on displays... I already have 3.0 ports on the front of the desktop tower where it's far more convenient for storage. I'm more likely to plug in peripherals or stuff like lighting strips on the display, and USB 3.0 ports have been known to cause interference with Logitech wireless receivers and possibly BT stuff.
  • Sunrise089 - Friday, April 3, 2015 - link

    Pretty solid. Too bad about 16:9 though, if it was 16:10 I'd likely be in.
  • tmarks11 - Sunday, April 5, 2015 - link

    Yeah, I am with you there. First thing I did was pull out my calculator. 16:9? Not for me. The pair of Dell Ultrasharp 16:10 on my desk is perfect for Solidworks.

    This? Not so much.

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now