Dell S2330MX Ultra-Slim Monitor
- The monitor itself (always a welcome inclusion when you purchase a monitor, don't you think?)
- Stand riser and stand base
- Power cable and adapter cable
- VGA cable
- DVI-to-HDMI dongle
- CD user's guide
- Various documentation you can read at your leisure or use for kindling
As we mentioned above, Dell went the high gloss route, so be prepared to spend some time wiping away finger smudges and dust, both of which show up on the bezel and circular base. On the plus side, it looks attractive, and there isn't a whole lot of bezel to begin with. We measured the bezel at 2/3rds of an inch on the sides and back, and 1 and 3/8 inches on the bottom.
Missing from the S2330MX are extraneous add-ons, like a USB hub, media card, and/or built-in speakers. These are all necessary tradeoffs in order to build a panel this thin, at least without having to jack up the price.
Part of the space saving design lies within the compact base. From edge-to-edge, we measured the diameter at a more than manageable 7.5 inches, give or take an eight of an inch (that's a little over 19 centimeters for the rank and file of the metric system).
The stand provides sufficient tilt (4 degrees forward, 21 degrees backward) whether you like to slouch in your computer chair or sit up straight like statue. However, hulking giants take note, you can't adjust the height, so you better be rocking an adjustable chair if you want to sit eye level with the display. Pivot isn't supported either.
It almost seems sacrilegious to stack an Apple iPad 2 tablet on top of a Dell monitor most people will end up pairing with a Windows-based PC, but hey, it offers a sense of scale and, along with our Motorola Droid X2 smartphone, it puts the panel's slim size into perspective. Heck, if Dell had integrated a dial-pad into the S2330MX, we could have been fooled into thinking this was a next generation smartphone with the way screen sizes keep increasing.
From left to right, you'll find a Kensington security port, power connector, DVI-D with HDCP (cable included), and VGA (cable included). Dell also tosses in a DVI-to-HDMI adapter in case you want to hook up your gaming console, Blu-ray player, notebook, and so forth.