PC Monitors Resolution Comparison

When ECN's User and Desktop Services group helps Purdue faculty, staff, and graduate staff purchase new desktop PCs, many opt to purchase second monitors (to double the size of their electronic desktops) and/or larger single monitors. This document serves as quick reference.

ECN's current standard new monitor is the Dell model P2214H. See our new desktop PCs page for monitor recommendations.

 


Dell monitors

Some models shown below are no longer available for purchase; the info remains posted here to compare today's models with what you might have purchased a few years ago. Contact ECN for current availability and pricing.

 

Model Size Connectivity * One Monitor (Pixels) Two Monitors (Pixels)
UltraSharp 1505 15-inch standard DVI, VGA 1024 x 768 2048 x 768
UltraSharp 1703, 1704 17-inch standard DVI, VGA 1280 x 1024 2560 x 1024
UltraSharp 1800FP 18.1-inch standard DVI, VGA 1280 x 1024 2560 x 1024
UltraSharp 1901 thru 1908 19-inch standard DVI, VGA 1280 x 1024 2560 x 1024
P190S or P1913S 19-inch standard DVI, VGA 1280 x 1024 2560 x 1024
UltraSharp 2007 20-inch standard DVI, VGA 1900 x 1200 3800 x 1200
2009W 20-inch wide DVI, VGA 1680 x 1050 3360 x 1050
UltraSharp 2209WA 22-inch wide DVI, VGA 1680 x 1050 3360 x 1050
P2210 22-inch wide DP, DVI, VGA 1680 x 1050 3360 x 1050
P2211H or P2212H 21.5-inch wide DVI, VGA 1920 x 1080 3840 x 1080
P2214H ** or UltraSharp U2211H, U2212H 21.5-inch wide DP, DVI, VGA 1920 x 1080 3840 x 1080
P2311H or UltraSharp U2311H or U2312HM 23-inch wide DP, DVI, VGA 1920 x 1080 3840 x 1080
P2412H 24-inch wide DVI, VGA 1920 x 1080 3840 x 1080
UltraSharp U2410 or U2412M 24-inch wide DP, HDMI, DVI, VGA 1920 x 1200 3840 x 1200
UltraSharp 2709W 27-inch wide DP, HDMI, DVI, VGA 1920 x 1200 3840 x 1200
UltraSharp U2711 or U2713H *** 27-inch wide DP, HDMI, DVI, VGA 2560 x 1440 5120 x 1440
UltraSharp 3007WFP or 3008WFP *** 30-inch wide DVI, VGA 2560 x 1600 5120 x 1600

 

* DP = DisplayPort. The newest computers and/or video cards might be equipped only with DisplayPort outputs; be sure to determine whether you'll need to purchase accessory DisplayPort-to-DVI adapters for use with specific monitor models.

** The most commonly-purchased option with new desktop computers is a second 21.5-inch widescreen monitor, creating a double-size electronic workspace without adding much to the overall cost.

*** Some computers might require extra equipment (such as an upgraded video card) for compatibility with the largest monitors.

 

Last modified: 2013/10/10 15:54:5.660704 GMT-4 by john.a.omalley.1
Created: 2010/07/29 11:06:49.051000 GMT-4 by john.a.omalley.1.

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