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

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  • Samus - Monday, April 6, 2015 - link

    I thought the same thing at first too, clinching on to my HP Dreamcolor LP2480zx (1920x1200) for the longest time. The interesting thing about QHD is on a 'small' monitor (24") the difference between 2560x1440 and 2560x1600 is virtually unnoticeable. It becomes more apparent as you work your way up to the 27"-30" class.

    There's no denying a 24" panel is 16:9 when the screen is off...the LCD width gives it away. But when the smaller panel is lit and your going at it with that kind of resolution, I can't even tell. I have all my solidworks symbols available with plenty of room to work.
  • MrSpadge - Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - link

    At 1440 there are a lot more vertical pixels than in "Full" HD 16:9. Unless you scale things agressively you've got plenty of space. If this makes the text too small for you - fine, just go for a bigger model.
  • Antronman - Saturday, April 4, 2015 - link

    24" QHD looks kind of gross :\
  • chlamchowder - Monday, April 6, 2015 - link

    Actually, I like it. I've always felt that pixel density in 27" QHD panels was a bit on the low side, especially after using a SPro 3 for a while.
  • mdriftmeyer - Saturday, April 4, 2015 - link

    It's $369. You can bet your bottom dollar it's a POS TN panel.
  • Brett Howse - Saturday, April 4, 2015 - link

    It's IPS
  • AnnonymousCoward - Sunday, April 5, 2015 - link

    TN's are more like $130.
  • Dug - Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - link

    I bet my bottom dollar and my top dollar, and I won!
  • geok1ng - Sunday, April 5, 2015 - link

    i have a 2515, which is 117 PPI. I can read all fonts, up to 6pt fonts withouts glasses, even being 41y old and only having one good eye. I would say that reading is comfortable from 9t fonts and bigger. The stand on this 2416d is similar to the one on the 2515h, which makes this one perfect for multi-monitor setups.
  • dishayu - Sunday, April 5, 2015 - link

    RIP Korean displays (except the ones that can be overclocked to 100+ Hz).

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