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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  • chlamchowder - Friday, April 3, 2015 - link

    If I'm looking at the same product here ( then it's an IPS panel capable of operating at 60 Hz. That's pretty good.
  • chlamchowder - Friday, April 3, 2015 - link

    eh, looks like the link got mangled. remove the ), from the end of the link. it should end in BCCQ.
    Trying again:
  • Brett Howse - Friday, April 3, 2015 - link

    Thanks! I could not find it on the US Site. I'll update the text :)
  • baii9 - Friday, April 3, 2015 - link

    Seems like dell is getting first batch panels from LG every time, before was the 2515 now this.
  • Chaitanya - Saturday, April 4, 2015 - link

    Still somehow using the same panels, LG makes the some of the worst monitors on market. This monitor does seem to lack some features compared to U series but still at that price I wouldn't mind a 24" 1440p monitor.
  • DanNeely - Friday, April 3, 2015 - link

    I'm a bit curious what the intended scaling factor of this monitor is. At ~125 DPI it's midway between the 110DPI of a 27" 1440p monitor that's normally used at the default 1:1 scaling level and the 140 DPI of a 32" 4k monitor that is generally regarded as a bit too high resolution to run non-DPI aware apps without scaling.
  • IHateUsernames2 - Friday, April 3, 2015 - link

    It's 133% scale of a standard 1080P display, running at 125% will produce 93% sized content. However I'm not sure about 1080/1200 23/24 which I think will making things slightly bigger.

    I think 125 will work great, because with the higher resolution display things can get a little smaller and still be legible.
  • Darkstone - Friday, April 3, 2015 - link

    Depends on your eyesight. I use 1080p@15.6 inch at arm-length (i can touch the display with the tip of my finger) without problems.

    I'm sure i'll be able to use this display at 100% DPI. I use an 1080p@24" display at work and i use it at much greater distance than arm length because of how bad the pixel pitch is. The guy next to me usually leans forward in an attempt to read the tiny text. It differs per person, I would hesitate to use the term 'intended scaling factor' since it depends so much on personal preferences.
  • Spectrophobic - Friday, April 3, 2015 - link

    Dell also has a 25" 1440p (U2515H). Not much difference but hey, it's there. I'm personally very comfortable with a 14" 1080p screen on 100% scaling at around 13"~15" away from my face. It really just depends on your sight or if you prefer being close to the screen.
  • dragonsqrrl - Friday, April 3, 2015 - link

    I really wish dell would come out with a 27 or 28" 4K Ultrasharp. Unfortunately I'm not sure if a 27/28" 4K IPS panel exists, and Dell may have already established 5K as the new resolution for their 27" Ultrasharp :(. Shame, I think that would be the ideal size for a 4K desktop monitor.

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