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Dell P2419H Review: Full HD IPS Monitor With Extensive Connectivity And Ergonomics

By April 5, 2019 No Comments
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Introduction

The Dell P2419H is a standard 24″ 1080p IPS monitor but with a fully ergonomic stand and rich connectivity options including a quad-USB hub.

Other than that, the monitor is not particularly aimed at neither gamers nor photo editors which makes it mainly suitable for business purposes.

Image Quality

The monitor features an IPS panel with a 250-nit peak brightness, a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, 178-degree viewing angles, and 8-bit color depth. It’s a slightly improved panel than the one used in the Dell P2417H which is the previous model of the monitor.

This set of specifications will provide you with vibrant and consistent colors as well as a bright picture; moreover, the wide viewing angles won’t cause the image to shift in contrast, brightness, or color.

However, the colors aren’t accurate enough for color-critical work. Calibration is required for the optimal image quality and the monitor covers only ~97% of the sRGB color space.

Moving on, the Dell P2419H 24″ monitor offers the Full HD resolution with 1920×1080 pixels which results in a decent amount of screen space and detail clarity.

Performance

By setting the ‘Response Time’ setting to ‘Fast’, the monitor increases its response time speed from the regular 8ms (Normal preset) to 5ms with gray to gray pixel transition method.

This will eliminate ghosting and trailing of moving objects in video games, but since the monitor is limited to 60Hz, we doubt it will be of interest to gamers anyway.

Nonetheless, the Dell P2419H input lag performance is quick enough even for professional gamers with only ~10ms of delay.

Thanks to its flicker-free screen and the low blue light filter, you can use the monitor for hours without risking eye fatigue or headaches caused by screen flickering.

Features

The OSD (On-Screen Display) menu consists of standard adjustments such as brightness/contrast, color settings including hue/saturation, and input source selection but there are no gamma presets.

Using the monitor’s hotkey, you can quickly swap between several picture presets including Standard, ComfortView, Movie, Game, Warm, Cool, and Custom Color.

You can also install the Dell Display Manager software and use the Easy Arrange desktop app to create different screen layouts for multi-tasking.

Design & Connectivity

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The design and connectivity of the Dell P2419H are its main selling points since everything else we’ve discussed so far is available in much cheaper models.

Firstly, the Dell P2419H IPS display has ultra-thin matte bezels measuring only 0.2″ at the top and at the sides and 0.8″ at the bottom.

Next, there’s an anti-glare matte screen coating, a cable management bracket, and full ergonomic adjustability including up to 130mm of height adjustment, 90° clockwise/counter-clockwise pivot, +/- 45° swivel, -5°/21° tilt, and 100 x 100mm VESA mount pattern.

Lastly, the monitor boasts diverse connectivity options with a DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI 1.4, a VGA, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and a headphones jack.

Price & Similar Monitors

The Dell P2419H price is rather steep as it amounts to over $200. Sometimes, it goes for less than $180 which is still quite expensive for a 1080p 60Hz display.

For the same price, you could get a 144Hz monitor for competitive gaming or a cheaper 75Hz IPS FreeSync monitor for more immersive gameplay.

If you’re looking for a similar monitor for business purposes, check out the more affordable HP VH240a.

Finally, the Dell P2419H 1080p monitor is also available with a USB-C port – the Dell P2419HC.

Conclusion

Overall, the Dell P2419H offers a crystal-clear image quality with a smooth performance but for the same price, you could get either a higher resolution display or a higher refresh rate gaming monitor.

Its versatile connectivity and ergonomic options as well as the ultra-thin design are a nice addition though arguably not enough to justify the high price.

Dell P2419H Specifications

Screen Size23.8-inch
Resolution1920×1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypeIPS
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time5ms (GtG)
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, VGA
Other Ports2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Headphone Jack
Brightness250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (static)
Colors16.7 million (6-bit + FRC)
VESAYes (100x100mm)

What We Loved

  • Crisp image quality with vibrant colors and wide viewing angles
  • Slim bezels and fully ergonomic stand
  • Rich connectivity options
  • Low input lag and quick response time

What We Didn’t Like

  • No AMD FreeSync
  • No built-in speakers
  • Expensive
  • Calibration required for the optimal image quality

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Joseph is a tech writer and copy-editor that has written and ghostwritten hundreds of articles for different online magazines and blogs. He now writes and manages DisplayNinja to ensure it stays as the people’s favorite resource.

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