Dell has introduced no less than five new monitors. The new panels are positioned in the 2013 S-series, are called S2740L, S2440L, S2340L, S2240L and S2240M, and feature screen diagonals of respectively 27", 24", 23" and two times 21.5". Dell has given the new monitors a thin bezel and an edge-to-edge glass finish design. Screens in the 2013 S-series should offer a high quality picture, combined with vivid colours, which should appeal to multimedia enthusiasts.
The S2740L, S2340L, S2240L and S2240M feature a 1920x1080 pixel IPS-panel, while the S2440 is based on a VA-panel of the same resolution. The specifications report that all monitors are LED-backlit and have viewing angles of 178 degrees in both directions. The IPS-panels have a brightness of 250 cd/m², 1000:1 contrast ratio and a gray-to-gray response time of 7 ms. The VA-panel screen has a 5000:1 contrast ratio and a 5 ms response time. While the stand isn't adjustable in height, it does allow the screen to be tilted forward by 4 degrees, or backwards by up to 21 degrees.
The 27-inch S2740L is the only model that features D-Sub, DVI and HDMI. One the S2440L, S2340L and S2240L, DVI is absent. Of the S2340L monitor, an M-version will also be released shortly, which will have DVI, rather than HDMI. The entire line-up of screens comes bundled with Dell's own Display Manager software, which allows you to configure presets for specific applications.
Recommended prices for the screens range from £120 to £240. Detailed specifications can be found on Dell's website.