A monitor with some unusual built-in features.
The UZ2215H Review is the first monitor we’ve seen from Dell in quite some time that doesn’t include ergonomic features such as height adjustment and screen rotation. Plus, which is a little pricey for a 1080p 21.5in monitor.
It’s hardly a bare-bones monitor though. It has a two-megapixel webcam and microphone built in, as well as speakers and a headphone port -everything you need to make Skype video calls. Although we found the webcam’s video quality to be a little grainy, it’s still more than good enough for Skype and other video-calling services. The monitor also has a built-in two-port USB 3.0 hub alongside its VGA, DisplayPort and two HDMI connectors. Unusually, for a monitor at this price, the stand can be tilted but not height adjusted.
Image quality is a mixed bag. Color accuracy was generally good with particularly pure whites, while the backlight was even with no dark patches near the edges or corners.
It’s not especially bright though and there was a noticeable lack of contrast in movies and games which had lots of dark scenes.
The Dell UZ2215H Review is a very odd and unbalanced monitor, sacrificing image quality and a height adjustable stand in favour of a built-in webcam and microphone. If you regularly make Skype calls and don’t want the added clutter of a separate webcam and speakers, then this is the monitor for you Everyone else can get a better deal elsewhere. Gets you the 24in Dell Ultrasharp U2412M, which has far better image quality and a more adjustable stand.
Dell UltraSharp U2412M
More expensive, but with superior image quality and a better stand.