When buying a new desktop, laptop, or notebook, there are a number of peripheral devices that you'll have to consider apart from the specs of the actual computer you're buying. Dell displays and peripherals include a wide variety of monitors and other add-on devices to customise your computer to your unique needs. Although peripherals are generally considered an unimportant part of your PC purchase, your choices can have a big impact on the practical usability of your computer, and its ability to deliver on technical aspects – like the image or sound quality, for example – that will have an impact on your user experience, depending on what you use your computer for. Whatever your requirements are, the range of Dell displays and peripherals will have the solutions you need.
Computer monitors and screens are divided into three categories in terms of image resolution. A 4K screen has horizontal resolutions of 4,000 pixels, with the "K" referring to "kilo" – or thousand. You can also find 5K and 8K screens on the market. The pixel resolution in either 4K, 5K, or 8K screens makes a difference in how sharp, defined, or detailed an image or video displays.
The first thing to think about is the purpose for which the screen will be used. Getting a computer for general home use, which can also function as a multimedia hub, is different from choosing a screen display for professional use, especially if you work in graphic design, video editing, and rendering, or design applications for architecture and engineering that requires absolute accuracy in every detail, such as the Autodesk suite of 3D rendering programs.
Other important features to take into account are whether you need extra screen real estate in the form of a wide-screen, ultra-widescreen display, or multiple monitors. Widescreen displays are often preferred by professionals working with image, video, and design rendering. There is also the option of choosing between a flat LCD or LED – the difference between the two is that an LCD monitor uses fluorescent back lights, while an LED monitor uses light-emitting diodes, which makes it more energy-efficient – screen or a curved screen, which is mainly dictated by personal preference. Then there is of course screen size to consider. Monitors come in many sizes, from the standard 13" or 14" display to 30", 50", or even larger. Again, the correct size is determined by the type of work you do and how much screen real estate you need.
When it comes to buying a new computer, the screen size, resolution, and graphics display of your monitor or laptop screen are important specifications, along with the amount of memory, RAM, and other considerations. It is advisable to buy the best you can afford, but by the same token, you need to be sure of what you really need to avoid unnecessary expenses. Dell EMC produces PC monitors in five categories: Multimedia and entertainment monitors, essential monitors, home office monitors, premium monitors, and touch monitors.
All of the monitors in the latest ranges from Dell feature glossy, thin bezels (a bezel is a frame around the LCD/LED screen), easy access buttons on the front of the screen, and are mounted on tiltable, raised stands that you can adjust to your comfort level. All ranges boast wide viewing angles and are enabled by In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology that produces rich, vibrant colours from any angle. The entire range of new Dell monitors are compatible with both legacy and future devices through visual graphics array (VGA) and high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) connectivity, and the stands are now 30% smaller than before, freeing up desk space without compromising the stability of the screen. A built-in power supply unit further reduces clutter. With the optional Dell displays and peripherals DisplayPort 1.2 output device you can hook up dual monitors, and you can also buy a dual monitor stand or wall mount.
You can work across multiple monitors with ease with predefined templates and software applications such as Easy Arrange. Dell's Display Manager arranges your applications on tiles across multiple screens to make multi-tasking easier, and you can get back to any specific task with Auto-restore, an application that remembers where you left off in a particular application or file, even if you've shut down and unplugged your computer.
Dell's commitment to sustainability is part of every business process, with all monitors being shipped without the use of styrofoam in the packaging and box materials that are made of at least 75% recycled cardboard. Dell Technologies is committed to reducing environmental impact throughout the product life cycle. Read more about their commitment to sustainability and their 2030 Social Impact goals, and product carbon footprints.
Finally, all Dell displays and peripherals come with the Advanced Exchange Service which is part of the standard three-year warranty.
The Dell range of multimedia monitors includes a number of different devices in 22", 23", and 24" categories. Each of the screen size categories includes multiple different products with different features, such as either a flat-screen or a curved screen layout. Take a look at the individual monitors in Dell's range of multimedia and entertainment models if you think that this range is best suited to your requirements.
Dell Essential Monitors
The Dell range of essential monitors has been the best selling range of monitors worldwide for the 4th year running. They are available in 17", 19", 20", 21.5", 24", and 27" screen sizes. Sometimes referred to as the E-series of monitors, the various screen sizes have individual products or models with different features. Have a look through each of the E-series models of monitors if you feel that this series is the one for you.
With optional Display Port connectors from the range of Dell displays and peripherals, you can connect a number of laptops, and switch easily between different users through USB-C connectivity – ideal for shared work spaces. The E-Series can accommodate legacy and future systems with VGA, DP, and HDMI ports to connect to practically any device, so you can customise your workspace to your needs.
Dell Home Office Monitors
The Dell EMC home office range of monitors comes in 22", 23", 24", 27", 32", 34", and 86" screen sizes to cater to any home office setup. This range includes a variety of different monitors with different features, so you can browse through them to find a model that has the features you require for your home office.
The home office range has a particular emphasis on bigger screen sizes and more screen real estate, so you can see more and scroll less, while wide viewing angles give you rich, vibrant colours – no matter where you sit.
The 24" home office range features a convenient pop-up webcam, which you can push back down to slot into the top of the monitor when your video conference is over. The webcam delivers superior clarity and colour of video, ideal for video conferencing. Home office monitors have dual 5W echo-canceling speakers built-in, with a mute button situated conveniently on the front of the screen if you need to pop out of a conference for a minute to take care of an immediate task.
The home office range allows you to log in without a password with secure Windows Hello face recognition software, while the Windows 10 and 11 Cortana application – an AI-based assistant that activates spoken commands on your PC such as opening or closing windows, scheduling meetings, organising your calendar, or setting reminders and alarms, allows for hands-free multitasking. Once you have Cortana activated for voice commands on your PC, you can for example try saying the command "schedule an appointment for three o'clock with Joe" and Cortana will add the appointment to your calendar and set up reminders for it. With multiple ports to accommodate USB, AVG, HDMI, and headphone or speaker jacks, you can connect your home office monitor to practically any peripheral device, including devices that require A or C-type USB ports to function.
The enormous 86" screen is the ideal canvas for displaying 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) images with which you can engage your audience, while twenty-point InGlass touch functionality enables you to interface with touch commands and even draw or write on the screen in real-time with the Dell Active Pen stylus.
The premium range of Dell displays and peripherals comes standard with a detachable shading hood to eliminate glare and reflections, made from material that absorbs ambient light so your view of the screen is absolutely clear. The Ultra HD 4K resolution and high pixel density delivers exceptionally detailed visuals, and a remarkable shade range, from the brightest whites to the deepest darks, with the Uniformity Compensation feature enabling consistent brightness across the entire screen.
The touch range comes in 24", 36", and 86" display sizes, with the 86" mentioned earlier as a useful device for the home office, enabling video conferencing and a giant display for presentations that can be connected to a standard laptop or desktop for keyboard interfacing, the touch interface, and of course the real-time display of on-screen drawing and writing with the Dell stylus, which you can erase with your hand or with a cloth.
The range of Dell displays and peripherals features multiple docking stations and connectors so you can connect to legacy devices and upcoming devices through the standard USB connection, VGA, the more recent HDMI, and the new USB type-A and type-C connections. You can choose a docking station with multiple ports so you can link up all the devices you work with, such as multiple monitors, wired keyboard and mouse combos, printers, and mobile storage devices. A particularly useful adapter is the Dell USB-C Mobile Adapter – DA310, with which you can connect external and portable speakers, power banks, storage devices, and even other USB type-C laptops and notebooks.
The range of Dell displays and peripherals offers a range of external portable solid-state drives (SSDs) with 1TB and 2TB capacities, giving you enough memory to store all your information and safely make multiple backups. These devices come in the form of an external SSD drive, such as the Dell external USB DVD+/- RW Drive- DW316.
If you're used to using the traditional USB flash disk, get ready for the ultra-small and sleek portable thunderbolt 3 SSD, 1TB. Not only is it the size of a regular USB memory stick, but it is also an SSD, which is faster than the regular HDD, and packs a huge 1TB storage capacity.
Although Dell's mobile laptops and notebooks boast extra-long battery lives, if you're planning on being on the go for an extended period you can also choose between three mobile power bank devices from the range of Dell displays and peripherals. The Dell notebook Power Bank Plus – USB C, 65Wh - PW7018LC or the Dell notebook Power Bank Plus (Barrel) - 65Wh - PW7015L which you can use not only to power up your notebook, but other devices as well such as tablets and smartphones. Additionally, the Dell Power Companion (18 000mAh) PW7015L and Slim Power Adapter - 65 Watt can power up laptops as well, along with all the other devices (notebooks, tablets, and smartphones) the power banks can recharge on the go.
As we've come to expect, the range of Dell displays and peripherals offers a variety of devices in each category, from wired, stationary devices to portable Bluetooth wireless devices. There are five different headsets you can choose from, such as the Dell Pro Stereo Headset - WH3022, and the Dell Pro Wireless Headset - WL5022. You can also choose from a range of Dell-compatible external speakers such as the Dell Stereo Soundbar – AC511M, and the Dell AX210 USB Stereo Speaker System.
Then there is also the super convenient portable speaker sets Dell produces such as the Dell Adapter Speakerphone MH3021P.