We’ve seen today that Dell isn’t sitting still when it comes to displays. As one of the most popular monitor manufacturers in the market, the company has a product at every price point – which is why the 21.5-inch ST2220LB, with its $100 gift card, is our ‘Deal of the Week’.
The ST2220LB is a 21.5-inch display with a Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Since this monitor offers a 1080p display at less than 22 inches, pictures, text and icons will actually look sharper on this screen than they do on monitors that are much bigger and much more expensive. While the dynamic contrast ratio is a blistering 8,000,000:1, it’s the static ratio that really determines how well blacks and whites will be displayed – in this case, it’s 1000:1, which puts it above a number of other screens in the market.
Dell pushed this monitor to a 5ms response time for grey-to-grey transitions, which means that ghosting shouldn’t be a problem for any but the twitchiest of FPS gamers. This display does utilize a TN-based panel, which makes it more affordable at the cost of viewing angles. In this case, that’s 170° horizontally and 160° vertically. Dell claims a reasonably strong brightness of 250cd/m2.
With its one-year warranty, what really helps makes this monitor worthy of being our Deal of the Week is the included gift card. Dell has the ST2220LB selling for $199.99 at the moment, but also includes a promotional $100 gift card that you can redeem for other Dell products. If you’re planning on buying anything else from the PC giant, that card basically knocks the price of the display down to under a hundred dollars.
$99 for a bright, 21.5-inch, 1080p display? Count me in.