Last week I received two new Dell monitors for review, the G2210 and the G2410. Nothing strange about that. I get a Dell monitor in like every other week around here.
Honestly, there's nothing particularly special about the G2410 and G2210 at first glance. They're actually pretty plain-looking with nothing aesthetically special about them. That is, unless you play around with their respective onscreen displays (OSDs).
The OSDs are designed with an "Energy Gauge" feature that allows you to see, in real time, just how much power your monitor is pulling. For example, with the display's brightness set to half, the energy gauge--represented by green bars-- adjusts to nearly two-thirds full. Turn the brightness to max and the gauge shoots to full and is now represented by red bars. … Read more
Dell finally throws its hat into the whole green computer monitor trend, and of course by green I mean eco-friendly.
Thursday, Dell announced its brand new, aptly named G series of displays, which includes the 22-inch G2210 and the 24-inch G2410. Each monitor includes light-emitting diode (LED) backlighting and is made from recycled material.
Each display has a purported contrast ratio of 1000:1. Now, Dell states that each display achieves a significantly higher dynamic contrast ratio, but If you know how vendors determine dynamic contrast ratio numbers, then you know how meaningless they can be. So I won't … Read more