Dell S2209W review

Dell's 22" monitor offers Full HD for a bargain price

Dell S2209W
A great looker, especially with 1080p movies playing on it

TechRadar Verdict

1080p for under £150 makes this great value for money, but its image quality leaves a little to be desired


  • +

    Native 1080p Full HD

  • +

    Handsome design

  • +

    Low price


  • -

    Images lack vibrancy and vitality

Why you can trust TechRadar We spend hours testing every product or service we review, so you can be sure you’re buying the best. Find out more about how we test.

LCD tech hasn't progressed dramatically in recent years. But at least prices have plummeted: You can now snag this full HD panel for under £150.

Belying its budget pricing, the S2209W is also one of the best looking panels here. The combination of rounded bezel corners, glossy black plastic and subtly lit power button makes for seriously desirable package.

As for image quality, the best thing the S2209W has going for it is sheer pixel count. With a 1,920 x 1,080 native along with an HDCP-compliant DVI port, not only can you enjoy Blu-ray movies, you also get razor sharp image quality.

Of course, at this price point something has to give. The LCD panel is better than your average TN. But it's still a little short on vibrancy and vitality.

Buy from our affiliates: Dell | PC World | Micro Direct


Technology and cars. Increasingly the twain shall meet. Which is handy, because Jeremy (Twitter) is addicted to both. Long-time tech journalist, former editor of iCar magazine and incumbent car guru for T3 magazine, Jeremy reckons in-car technology is about to go thermonuclear. No, not exploding cars. That would be silly. And dangerous. But rather an explosive period of unprecedented innovation. Enjoy the ride.