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Dell’s New Desktop Monitors Are Perfect for Laptop Power Users

A family using Dell's Conference Monitor for a video call.
Dell’s new Video Conferencing Monitor with a built-in pop-up webcam. Dell

Connecting your laptop to a full-sized monitor is easier than ever thanks to USB-C Alt Mode, so why even bother buying a desktop PC? That seems to be the idea behind Dell’s new line of monitors, which utilize USB-C connectivity and feature tons of built-in perks to help make the most of your laptop.

The star of the show is Dell’s Video Conference Monitor, which comes in 24-inch and 27-inch sizes. It features a built-in pop-up webcam and noise-cancelling microphones to help you make the most of video calls, without the need for an annoying add-on camera. Available in both QHD and FHD resolution with a 99% sRGB color coverage and AMD FreeSync technology, Dell’s Video Conference Monitor looks like a winner—and like most Dell monitors, it has a fancy stand with a cable management hole, full tilt and swivel functionality, and VESA compliance.

Dell is also selling a new 27-inch USB-C monitor, which looks like a simplified alternative to the company’s UltraSharp monitors. Available with either 4K or QHD resolution, the new 2

The Dell Portable Monitor and 27-inch USB-C monitor.
The Dell Portable Monitor and 27-inch USB-C monitor.

7-inch monitor packs AMD FreeSync support, 99% sRGB color coverage, and one USB port for accessories. The company’s new 27-inch monitor appears to use the same stand as the new Video Conference Monitor.

For those who are always on the road, Dell is also selling a 14-inch FHD portable monitor. It connects to your laptop via USB-C, weighs less than a pound, and can fold flat to slip in a bag or backpack. This portable monitor can draw power from your laptop or connect to the wall to charge your laptop, making it a killer option for those who constantly work in new (and often unpredictable) environments.

Dell’s Video Conferencing Monitor goes on sale for $440 on September 7th ($600 for the 27-inch model). The company’s portable monitor hit shelves on August 31st for $350, while the new 27-inch USB-C monitor is available now for $500 (or $620 if you want the 4K version).

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