The LED backlit Dell G2210 offers stellar all-around performance at a low price. Its onscreen display is intuitively designed and includes unique energy saving options. The G2210 uses the inexpensive TN (twisted nematic) display technology, which affects the monitor's viewing angle. Users of this monitor will notice that the screen will begin to darken at about 6 inches off center, which is understandable because most monitors are designed to be viewed directly from the front.
The Dell G2210 is a plainly designed 22-inch monitor and lacks ergonomic features, a HDMI connection, and Full HD, but it makes up for these shortcomings by offering great energy options for tracking and controlling your energy usage.
One of the strongest selling point of the Dell G2210 is its OSD. The OSD is based on Dell's label-less design and can also be seen in the G2410. The OSD has four buttons lining the lower right-hand corner of the bezel. Pressing any of the buttons brings up the OSD, which shows an array of options that corresponds to each button. The menus change dynamically as you use it, which makes calibrating the display a breeze, even if you are doing it in a dark room.
This computer display consumes, on average, 20.56 watts when it is on and fully lit. CNET labs estimates that it costs about $6.47 to operate per year. These impressive figures can vary greatly, depending on which of the three Energy Modes is used.
The standard mode lets the user manually set the display's brightness.
Energy Smart activates the ambient light sensor and caps the screen brightness at 66 percent. However, the ambient light sensor will automatically adjust the brightness based on how much light there is in the room; the higher the ambient light level, the higher the brightness will be adjusted to.
Energy Smart Plus is identical to Energy Smart, but it adds dynamic dimming, which automatically dims the backlight when the screen shows an image that is overly bright, or all white.
Pros: The Dell G2210 offers a rich suite of energy saving options and stellar all-around performance at a low price.
Cons: The is computer monitor is plainly designed and doesn't have Full HD. It also lacks ergonomic features and a HDMI connection.
Resolution: 1,680x1,050 pixels
Pixel-response rate: 5ms
Contrast ratio: 1,000:1
Connectivity: VGA, DVI-D
HDCP compliant? Yes
Dimensions (W x D x H): 20.15" x 6.18" x 16.03"
Weight: 7.54 lbs