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Dell's new 24-inch UltraSharp E2421E monitor doubles up as a USB-C hub

By Kelvin Leong - on 14 Oct 2020, 10:34am

Dell's new 24-inch UltraSharp E2421E monitor doubles up as a USB-C hub

Dell UltraSharp U2421E (Image source: Dell)

The new Dell UltraSharp U2421E monitor is designed with your wellness in mind for those long hours sitting in front of the computer staring at your work documents.

Its ComfortView Plus feature is an always-on built-in low blue light screen that reduces harmful blue light emissions shining into your eyes. It is certified by TÜV Rheinland for Low Blue Light Hardware Solution and Flicker Free (ID 1111224180).

The 24-inch LED display screen provides a 16:10 aspect ratio WUXGA resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels at 60Hz refresh rate. Its display response time is reported at 8 ms in normal mode and 5 ms in fast mode.

The IPS panel produces consistent and precise colour hues with 99% sRGB coverage to an accuracy of Delta-E less than 2, with 178 degrees vertical and horizontal viewing angles.

Connectivity is possibly the Dell U2421E's strongest suit as it offers USB-C connectivity. As a result, the monitor can double up as some sort of a USB hub.

Here are all the connectivity options available:

  • 1 x USB Type-C (alternate mode with DisplayPort 1.4, USB 3.2 Gen1 upstream port, power delivery up to 90W)
  • 1 x DisplayPort (HDCP 1.4)
  • 1 x HDMI (HDCP 1.4)
  • 1 x USB Type-C downstream (15W), USB 3.2 Gen1 (5Gbps)
  • 1 x DisplayPort (Out) with MST
  • 2 x SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen1)
  • 1 x SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen1) with BC1.2 charging capability at 2A (max)
  • 1 x Analog 2.0 audio line out (3.5 mm jack)
  • 1 x RJ45

Eagle-eyed readers will note that the Dell U2421E will be able to charge notebook devices and deliver up to 90W of power. And that there's an RJ45 Ethernet connector to deliver wired internet. You can also daisy chain up to three monitors with the DisplayPort Out connector.

Dell UltraSharp U2421E front and back (Image source: Dell)

The USB-A and USB-C ports are conveniently located at the bottom of the monitor screen for easy connection and charging of mobile phones and storage devices.


Local availability and pricing

This sleek-looking Dell U2421E with platinum silver-coloured stand and rear casing is now available for S$519 at Dell.

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