If you’ve needed a larger screen to lay out books or keep track of all your Scrivener research and writing windows, both Amazon and Best Buy are selling Dell’s UltraSharp U2412M display for $229.95. List price is $400 and it typically goes for a little under $300.
Both include free shipping in the U.S. I went with Amazon since I know that means no sales tax in my state.
A couple of years ago, I researched larger displays and concluded that this one was the best on the market at a reasonable price. Amazon certainly has a lot of rave reviews of it. I could not find it for under $300, so budget reasons meant I went with a smaller & cheaper display.
Most in this price range have a 1080i movie aspect ratio of 1920x1080 pixels. This one is designed especially for computer work and is a bit taller at 1920x1200 pixels. That 120 pixels isn’t much, but it can make viewing portrait-oriented book pages display much better. In my case, it means I can retire my very ancient 19" display and use this display with a 1080i one. The two should match better.
I suspect Dell is clearing out this model for a new one. It is old enough the USB ports are 2.0. That said, the replacement may be only slightly better and the price may jump back up to $400 for a year or more.