Dell has unveiled three new monitors, each focusing on different ways of tackling the new hybrid workplace policy that many of us are now embracing during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the choice of a new portable monitor for those times when you need to break out an extra screen, a monitor aimed at making video conferencing with your friends and work colleagues simpler, and an all-around generally tempting USB-C monitor, there should be something here to appeal to a lot of people.
The first entry to Dell's updated arsenal is the Dell 14 Portable Monitor - something that may not have been on your radar beforehand. It's Dell's first ever 14-inch portable monitor with the thinking being that you can take it out and about with you thanks to its lightweight design or you can simply pull it out at home when needed. It offers a full HD resolution, along with 16:9 aspect ratio with IPS technology, plus you can quickly hook it up thanks to its USB-C connectivity. Rather nicely, it also has a ComfortView feature that aims to reduce blue light emissions so you won't suffer from eyestrain as much, in theory. It's available from August 31 and is priced at $349.99.
Alternatively, if you spend half your life on video calls, either with friends, family or work colleagues, there are new 24 and 27 video conferencing monitor options from Dell. The 27-inch variety offers a QHD resolution while the 23.8-inch monitor has a FHD resolution. Alongside that, both come with a built-in 5MP pop-up camera that can be hidden away for privacy when you're not on a call. Noise-cancelling microphones and dual 5W speakers mean you'll be able to speak to other people on the call as well as hear them clearly too. Again, there's ComfortView Plus technology that plans to optimize eye comfort while keeping the color accuracy strong. It's available in North America from September 7 with the 24-inch model priced at $439.99 and the 27-inch option costing $599.99.
Finally, there's the Dell 27 4K UHD USB-C monitor and the Dell 27 USB-C monitor. Like the names suggest, these are both very similar with the former offering a 4K resolution while the latter sticks with a regular full HD resolution. In both cases, the selling point is that you can plug them into your computer or laptop solely via the USB-C port, saving you the need for extra cables and clutter. The standard full HD option costs $499.99 while the 4K variety is $619.99. Both are available from today if you're looking for a neater way to organize your monitor setup.
Of course, all of this is assuming you've been considering whether to get a second monitor (opens in new tab) or not and it certainly makes sense for many users. That's especially the case if you've already spent a fair chunk of change on one of the best home computers (opens in new tab) or one of the best laptops (opens in new tab) and realized you could do with a bit of extra assistance and a bit more room to spread out your windows. A second monitor certainly helps there when creating the perfect home office (opens in new tab) especially if you can save yourself the need for extra cables or even reduce some eye strain along the way.