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Pros: Images look nice and clear. Monitor is sturdy, setup is easy. The different adjustments possible are nice (height, tilt, vertical rotation, and swivel).
Usb ports are nice - you can connect the keyboard and mouse directly to the monitor.
The brightness is more than enough - for normal usage I had to decrease the brightness to around 50% from the default setting of 75%.
Video playback, image quality, etc. is all top notch.
Cons: When I first started using the new Dell P2314H monitor the issue with the text is the first thing I noticed. Since I bought this for text editing and work applications (it is marketed as a professional series monitor) I am not pleased with how the text appears (it appears slightly grainy - it's hard to describe).
The text appears slightly fuzzy - it's something I couldn't adjust even with going through the cleartype setup process in Windows 7 and 8.
I connected to the monitor using both a display port connection and a DVI connection and for both I couldn't get the text to appear very clearly.
I feel like 1080p is not high enough of a resolution for a 23" monitor, especially for doing office type work (coding, modeling, word, excel, etc.).
Maybe 1080p is enough PPI (pixel density) for 22" monitor but not for anything higher, especially since I already use 1080p resolution on as small as 15" screens.
Other Thoughts: Connecting through the VGA interface doesn't produce great results but this is to be expected.
A bundled DVI cable would be nice.
HDMI would be nice but none of Dell's P or U series offers this historically.
Speakers would be nice but again this is something that is not historically offered although you could buy a soundbar.