Dell S2330MX LCD monitor
A cheap, thin, but slightly wobbly 23in LCD monitor from Dell
- Slim design
- It's a bit flimsy
Dell's S2330MX monitor is thin and lightweight, which means it looks excellent coupled with a small desktop tower or a laptop. This thin design does mean it's a bit flimsy, but if you've got it set up right the S2330MX is a perfectly capable mid-sized LCD monitor with a reasonable price tag.
Price$ 229.00 (AUD)
Dell’s S2330MX is a very slim, reasonably cheap 23in LCD monitor. Its slim design does mean the stand is a bit flimsy and it’s not very adjustable, but if your needs are basic then it’s a perfectly capable monitor.
Dell S2330MX: Design and setup
The Dell S2330MX is, as $229 23in LCD monitors go, pretty standard. It’s got a reasonably thin bezel that’s finished in gloss black, and the stand is a simple one that’s a little thin for our liking. The majority of the screen’s body is around 7.5mm thick, but the base of the screen bulges to 30mm to accomodate the VGA and DVI-D connectors. There’s no inbuilt HDMI (and no inbuilt speakers) but Dell does ship a DVI-HDMI adapter.
The stand and monitor clip together, with the stand’s base and arm connecting with a single screw. The whole assembly is solid but when trying to tilt the monitor we found it felt slightly flimsy. The S2330MX doesn’t have a great deal of adjustability — there’s no swivel, and only around ten to fifteen degrees of backwards tilt. This is a far cry from the forward and backward tilt and swivel offered by premium Dell monitors like the U2410.
The ports on the back of the Dell S2330MX face outward rather than downward, which makes connection much easier. We hooked the S2330MX up to a Apple MacBook Pro as well as a Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray player to test image quality.
Dell S2330MX: Video quality and performance
The Dell S2330MX is a Full HD screen, giving it a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels in the 16:9 aspect ratio. The LED backlight means maximum screen brightness is more than high enough for use in direct daylight, and the screen’s anti-glare matte coating does an excellent job of removing distracting reflections.
The S2330MX performed generally well in our video quality tests, where we used DisplayMate to test black and white level performance. With the screen’s settings optimised for the dim environment we tested it in, we were able to distinguish between all but the second darkest and brightest increments in the 256-level black-to-white tone test. This is a good result that reflects the generally high quality of the S2330MX’s display.
The Dell S2330MX stumbles slightly on colour performance, with a very slightly green hue overall in default settings. We did find that dialing down green hues manually by 10 per cent mostly solved this issue, though. Colour vibrancy is OK but not excellent, with our Blu-ray versions of Terminator: Salvation and The Dark Knight looking slightly desaturated.
The on-screen display of the Dell S2330MX is a little confusing to operate — the buttons aren’t in the same place as older Dell monitors so users upgrading will have to re-learn. We don’t expect you’ll have to use the OSD often, but there are seven picture quality presets to choose from (and you can pick different presets per input).
Dell S2330MX: Conclusion
The Dell S2330MX is a capable, although unspectacular, 23in LCD monitor. Our largest concern is that the stand is a bit small and wobbly for the monitor’s screen size. The S2330MX looks great, though.
Join the newsletter!
SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™
Nespresso Creatista Coffee Machine
Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer Fuchsia/Iron
WD MY PASSPORT™ Gaming Storage
Panasonic OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - TH-55EZ950U
Apple iPhone X
WD MY PASSPORT™ X Gaming Storage
Panasonic OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - TH-77EZ1000U
Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44
cloudandco Smart Cane
Toys for Boys
Bose SoundLink Micro
Lego Mindstorms EV3
Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera
UBTech First Order Stormtrooper Robot
Propel Star Wars T-65 X-Wing Drone
LaCie Rugged USB-C Portable Hard Drive
Ubiquiti Network’s Front Row Camera
Onyx Smart Walkie Talkie
Google Daydream View VR Headset
Nest Protect Smart Smoke Alarm
WD MY CLOUD™ HOME Personal Cloud Storage
Xbox One X
iRobot Roomba 980 Vaccum Cleaning Robot
Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K
Toffee Bags Commuter Satchel
Panasonic Hi-Fi - SC-UA7GS-K
Belkin Pocket Power 10,000mAh
Amazon Echo Bluetooth Speaker
PETKIG Go Smart Dog Leash
Dearear Endear In-ear Wireless Earphones
Panasonic Portable Splashproof Fun - RF-D20U
Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker
Urbanworx Full HD Action Camera
3SIXT 3-in-1 Smartphone Lens Kit
Kogan Bluetooth Soundbar
Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse
Lexon Flip Alarm Clock
Logitech Doodle Collection Wireless Mouse
Fallout Geeki Tikis
Ikea NORDMÄRKE Wireless Charging Pad
Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: A solid winter flagship that cribs from the best
- 2 Google Pixel 2 review: not quite 'pixel perfect' but damn close
- 3 Google Home Mini review: a welcome addition to the smart speaker family.
- 4 Huawei Nova 2i review: Flagship features get smuggled into the mid-tier
- 5 Moto X4 review: This is what a world without MotoMods looks like
Latest News Articles
- HP Omen laptops include a first: Nvidia Max-Q graphics technology
- HP reboots Omen desktop with more of what gamers love
- HP's Omen Accelerator can give your laptop some guts
- HP's Omen X Compact Desktop can morph into a backpack VR PC
- Samsung to detail new Tizen OS for smart home appliances, IoT devices
PCW Evaluation Team
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.
Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic
- PC World 2017 Editors' Choice Awards Nomineees Announced
- LG V30+ review: The videographer's smartphone arrives
- Fitbit Ionic review: Impressive but not quite iconic
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
Product Launch Showcase
- FTJava Software Engineers wanted (Melbourne CBD location)VIC
- CCGenesys Specialist - SME - TelcoVIC
- FTMarketing Manager - IT ServicesOther
- CCProject ManagerQLD
- FTSAP SD ConsultantNSW
- FTSolution Architect - Security/DigitalVIC
- CCAutomation Test AnalystNSW
- FTOffice 365 SpecialistOther
- CCTableau DeveloperQLD
- FTDev Ops EngineerOther
- FTNetwork Security EngineerOther
- TPProject ManagerQLD
- TPCommunication Advisor | ICT Project ImplementationQLD
- TPIT Team Leader - Service DeskQLD
- CCProject Manager (Network Deployment Pgm) - 6 mth contract - Nth SydneyNSW
- FT.Net Technical / Team LeadOther
- FTBig Data EngineerOther
- CCDevOps EngineerQLD
- TPSenior Project Manager | Service Management I ITILQLD
- FTSenior Analyst ProgrammerOther
- FTInfrastructure ArchitectOther
- FTPronto Systems / Reporting AnalystVIC
- FTMachine Learning LeadOther
- FTData Centre Support Engineer -| 6mth ContractOther
- FTGraduate C# DeveloperNSW