"Exceptional usability" is one phrase Dell is using to describe its S2240T, the company's latest 21.5-inch LED display touting multi-touch input. The S2240T is Dell's newest attempt to cash-in on modern touchscreen cachet, a feature now more accessible than ever to desktop PCs thanks in part to Windows 8.

While it isn't the first monitor from Dell that likes to be touched, it is the smallest. At just 1.5 inches smaller than its older 23-inch cousin though, it's nearly half the price; the S2240T is just $399 while the S2340T remains $699.

Despite the lower price tag though, the 21.5-incher offers the S2340T's most important accoutrements sans the ability to lay completely flat. Even so, the S2240T can still get about two-thirds of the way there with its still-flexible 60-degree tilt.

Like the S2340T, the 21.5-inch display sports an edge-to-edge glass design and the same 1080p resolution; however, the S2240T slightly outclasses the S2340T in terms of specs with its 84-percent color gamut and 3000:1 (typical) contrast ratio. The S2240T also comes equipped with 10-point multi-touch input and sports a variety of connectivity options, namely HDMI, DVI-D, VGA and USB 2.0. By comparison, the 23-inch model doesn't ship with DVI or VGA ports, but does throw in a DisplayPort connection and USB 3.0.

Other features on the S2240T include dynamic dimming via an ambient light sensor, 20W average power consumption and VESA mounting option.