What’s the (exact) naming scheme for Dell monitors

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Dell monitors have names such as "U2312f" or "E2318H".

The model number is made up of (at least) four elements:

  1. Category (1 character):

    E (Economy) / T (Touch) / P (Professional) / S (Studio) / U (Ultrasharp)
  2. Diagonal length in inches (including the bezel if I'm not mistaken)
  3. A two-digit number
  4. Potential combination of several extra letters – upper or lowercase, e.g. H, M, t, f.

Can someone explain the meaning of components 3 and 4?

Best Answer

Since around 2010 the convention has been:

[Series][Diagonal][Year][Ratio or Resolution][Features]

  1. Series
  • E - Essential. Usually TN anti-glare panel, internal power, simple base, 3-year warranty.
  • P - Professional. Usually IPS anti-glare panel, internal power, height/rotate base, 3-year warranty.
  • S - Home & Small Office. TN, VA, or IPS panel, usually external power, slim base, 1-year warranty.
  • U - UltraSharp. IPS anti-glare panel, internal power, height/rotate base, 3-year warranty.
  • UP - UltraSharp with PremierColor. Additional colour gamut.
  • AW - Alienware. High-end gaming.
  • C - Commercial displays. Large format (>50") for conference rooms and classrooms.
  1. Diagonal
  • Two digit diagonal viewable size rounded to the nearest inch; halves rounded up.
  1. Year
  • Two digit year it was released.
  1. Ratio or Resolution - The first uppercase letter after the digits is most commonly the aspect ratio or QHD/UHD resolution
  • S - standard ratio (4:3 or 5:4),
  • no letter - computer widescreen (16:10)
  • H - HD widescreen (16:9)
  • W - Ultrawide (21:9)
  • D - QHD (1440p)
  • Q - 4K UHD (2160p)
  • K - 8K UHD (4320p)
  • The following have also been the first letter, but either on 16:10 (no letter) or discontinued models:
  • T - Touch
  • M - No HDMI (S/U-series only)
  • L - With HDMI (only used when the same model without HDMI exists)
  • N - With VGA (only used when the same model without VGA exists)
  1. Features - The second uppercase letter after the digits can represent a large variety of features such as:
  • C - USB-C input (DisplayPort alternate mode)
  • X - HDMI cable included (instead of standard DisplayPort)
  • T - Touch
  • G - Nvidia G-Sync / Graphics
  • F - AMD FreeSync
  • J - Wireless charging stand
  • Z - Video conferencing camera
  • A - Arm included (no stand)
  • E - Ethernet connection via the RJ45 port
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