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Dell UltraSharp U2421E brings USB-C, Ethernet, and MAC address pass-through for seamless workspace connectivity

Dell UltraSharp U2421E USB-C monitor offers a improved connectivity and a 16:10 aspect ratio. (Image Source: Dell)
Dell UltraSharp U2421E USB-C monitor offers a improved connectivity and a 16:10 aspect ratio. (Image Source: Dell)
Dell has announced a new range of UltraSharp monitors starting with the U2421E. The U2421E is a FHD 60 Hz IPS panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The U2421E offers a host of connectivity options including data, display, power, and MAC address pass-through through a single USB-C cable to the laptop.

Dell has introduced a new lineup of UltraSharp monitors. The new U2421E comes with the familiar UltraSharp design but now in a 16:10 aspect ratio with a focus on connectivity and safe viewing.

The UltraSharp U2421E sports a platinum silver finish and a new joystick control for OSD navigation. The U2421E is a 24-inch WUXGA display (1900x1200) in a 16:10 aspect ratio for more vertical height. Like other UltraSharp displays before, the U2421E offers a nearly bezel-less InfinityEdge viewing experience. Dell has equipped the UltraSharp U2421E with ComfortView Plus blue light filtering that reduces blue light emissions without affecting the color accuracy too much.

One of the main USPs of the UltraSharp U2421E is its one-stop connectivity solution that includes both USB Type-C and Ethernet connectivity. The USB-C can be connected to a laptop for data, display, and for charging the laptop. The monitor also allows daisy chaining for up to a total of three monitors.

The U2421E also comes with an Ethernet port that allows for MAC address pass-through, PXE Boot, and Wake-on LAN capabilities. The port can also provide LAN connectivity when the monitor is connected to the laptop via USB-C.

Apart from the new 16:10 display and connectivity features, the UltraSharp U2421E also brings Dell's familiar suite of tools such as Dell Display Manager and Dell Premium Panel Exchange. Also bundled with the monitor is a stand that allows for tilt, pivot, and height adjustment up to 150 mm.

The Dell UltraSharp U2421E will retail for US$449.99 and is available now for purchase.

Dell UltraSharp U2421E USB-C monitor. (Image Source: Dell)
Dell UltraSharp U2421E USB-C monitor. (Image Source: Dell)
Dell UltraSharp U2421E USB-C monitor. (Image Source: Dell)
Dell UltraSharp U2421E USB-C monitor. (Image Source: Dell)
Dell UltraSharp U2421E USB-C monitor. (Image Source: Dell)
Dell UltraSharp U2421E USB-C monitor. (Image Source: Dell)
Dell UltraSharp U2421E USB-C monitor. (Image Source: Dell)
Dell UltraSharp U2421E USB-C monitor. (Image Source: Dell)
Dell UltraSharp U2421E USB-C monitor - Ports. (Image Source: Dell)
Dell UltraSharp U2421E USB-C monitor - Ports. (Image Source: Dell)
Dell UltraSharp U2421E USB-C monitor - Specifications. (Image Source: Dell)
Dell UltraSharp U2421E USB-C monitor - Specifications. (Image Source: Dell)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-10- 7 (Update: 2020-10- 7)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.