Dealmaster: Get a 1440p Dell monitor and a $100 Dell gift card for $250
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a deal on Dell’s 25-inch UltraSharp U2518D, which the PC maker is currently selling for $250 along with a $100 Dell e-gift card.
This is an IPS panel with a 2560×1440 resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. It isn’t a top-of-the-line monitor in terms of picture quality, but outside reviews suggest it’s a good value at this price, with decent color accuracy, motion handling, and viewing angles. The design is in the “professional” mold Dell is known for, but the bezels surrounding the display are thin, and the device comes with a full array of ports, including four USB 3.0, HDMI ports, and a full-size and mini DisplayPort.
One thing to ignore, though, is Dell’s claim that this is an “HDR” monitor: the display doesn’t really have the brightness levels (about 350 cd/m²) or color gamut to get a true HDR effect. There are no built-in speakers, either. But the U2518 looks to be a solid buy for non-gaming uses at $250, and getting another $100 to spend on Dell’s site afterward is a nice sweetener.