Not all monitors are created equal.
I am surprised by how low the quality and specs of some retail/consumer monitors have become. This is the part of your PC you look at all day. The best computer money can buy will look like crud when connected to a cheap 'big box' monitor. The refresh rates and contrast ratios of some monitors being sold today are embarrassing.
Forget about our low price for a minute and look at these specs. I've bolded the more important numbers. Compare these to monitors being sold in Best Buy or other retail stores.
- Inputs: Display Port, HDMI, VGA
Contrast Ratio 5000:1
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 at 60Hz
- Built in Speakers
- Adjustments: Height, Pivot, Swivel, Tilt
Color Support 16.7 million colors
Horizontal Viewing Angle: 178
Vertical Viewing Angle: 178
Pixel Pitch: 0.31125 mm
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
- Backlight Technology: LED Backlight
Screen Coating Anti-glare, hard coating
Horizontal Refresh Rate: 30 - 81 kHz
Vertical Refresh Rate: 56 - 75 Hz
Manufacturer Dell, Inc.
The reason these monitors are so much better than the ones you can buy in a store is they were made for office use and they were very expensive. They were built from the best available materials to the best specs. The other monitors were built to be cheap. That is how it works in retail stores. The cheapest product is purchased the most. So these companies build monitors from the cheapest available components using the least expensive technology they can get.
This monitor has a height adjustable base, uses a standard PC power cord (included) and a standard 15pin video cable (also included).