I have just now noticed that my S2240M monitor appears to have a plastic screen protector attached (as furnished from the factory). I can't be certain, but it appears as though it can be removed. Am I correct in my observation, in that it does indeed come with a removable screen protector? My uncertainty stems from the quality of the plastic, and the precision by which it was applied.
If a protective shipping cover was included on the display, it should be pretty obvious. It would be a stiff plastic cover with instructions to remove it. If you do not see those words, then no, what you are seeing is not removable and part of the display.