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The monitor features a response time of 8ms, 600: 1 contrast ratio, and 250 nits brightness for crisp image quality.

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Pros

draws very little power while in operation

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easy to set up out of the box, no drivers needed

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very cost effective, one of the lowest priced monitors available in this size

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rich and vivid colors, everything stands out, great for finding the right icon

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Cons

too slow for gaming purposes, always some lag

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can't ever achieve very realistic colors, not right for photo editing

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viewing angle isn't very good, need to be sitting right in front of it

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stand is very flimsy, rocks at the slightest bump to the desk

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The Dell S1709W is an entry-level 17" widescreen flat-panel LCD monitor with a resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels to provide a wide viewing area.  The monitor features a response time of 8ms, 600:1 contrast ratio, and 250 nits brightness for crisp image quality.  It is designed with a slim glossy black bezel with rounded edges and a rounded base and is recommended for use with personal and home office systems.  The S1709W includes built-in cable management and the screen can be tilted to achieve the optimum viewing angle.  It is also energy efficient and meets Energy Star and EPEAT Silver qualifications.  The S1709W comes with a 3 year limited warranty.

Features/Specs
  • 17" Widescreen LCD
  • 1440 x 900 resolution
  • 250 cd/m² brightness
  • 600:1 contrast ratio
  • 8 ms response time
  • VGA connector
  • Tilt screen
  • Glossy black bezel
  • Built-in cable management 
  • Energy Star compliant
  • EPEAT Silver rating
  • Wall-mountable
  • Dimensions: 16.35" x 7.13" x 13.52"
  • 3 year limited warranty
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