Following in the footsteps of such practical, moderately priced widescreen LCDs from Dell as the E228WFP, the Ultrasharp 1908WFP, and the G2210, the US$230 Dell ST2310 is a solid display that performs well. It’s not splashy or feature-rich, but it does deliver nice image quality.
In our image quality tests, the 23-inch ST2310 showed sharp text and good color accuracy. In a portrait, skin tones looked realistic and nuanced. The ST2310 also did well in our motion tests, showing no visible fluttering or jarring of the image.
The display offers a full complement of controls, all of which are easy to access via buttons that sit on the side of the right bezel. You can adjust brightness, color, and color temperature, and you can select any of six preset modes (standard, multimedia, game, warm, cool, and custom). In addition, the ST2310 includes two programmable presets that allow you to save changes–useful if, for instance, you share the display with another user.
The ST2310 comes with DVI, HDMI, and VGA connections on the back, as well as audio-in and audio-out ports. The screen’s 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution is suitable for viewing high-definition video and games. Though the display tilts easily, it does not swivel.
This Dell ST2310 certainly is a no-frills model, but it does offer good image quality for a very reasonable price. The included HDMI port increases its usefulness for entertainment-minded buyers. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for a display that has lots of extras, you’ll have to find it elsewhere.