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Dell S2419H Review: Full HD IPS Glossy Monitor

By October 11, 2018 No Comments
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Introduction

If you are looking for a new monitor and all you want is a regular 24″ screen with a Full HD resolution, an IPS panel, and a 60Hz refresh rate, then the Dell S2419H may be just for you.

There are many cheaper 24″ 1080p IPS monitors, so this is definitely not a budget-friendly option.

This Dell’s InfinityEdge monitor is aimed at those who are willing to pay a bit extra for its classy design.

Image Quality

The Dell InfinityEdge S2419H features the standard 1920×1080 resolution which will provide you with a decent amount of screen space and vivid details, and at the same time not be too demanding on your PC system.

Although 4K monitors and 4K content is getting more widespread lately, 1080p is still the standard and it will allow you to enjoy the majority of content in high quality.

Further, the IPS panel of the Dell S2419H monitor offers dithered 8-bit (6-bit + 2-bit FRC) color depth for 16.7 million accurate and consistent colors covering over 99% of the sRGB color space.

The monitor has 178-degree wide viewing angles so the image won’t fluctuate in color, contrast, or brightness when you look at the screen far from the sides or from above/below.

Other panel-related specifications include a 250-nit peak brightness and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 which is standard at this price range.

The alternatives to the Dell S2419H IPS display are monitors with a TN or a VA panel.

TN panel monitors have a faster response time speed but narrow viewing angles and poor colors while VA panels have a higher static contrast ratio but not as accurate colors, wide viewing angles, and quick response time as IPS displays.

Performance

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The Dell S2419H has a response time speed of 5ms which will eliminate most of ghosting and trailing of fast-moving objects.

With a 60Hz refresh rate, the monitor is not aimed at gamers, but you will still be able to enjoy casual gaming thanks to the display’s vibrant colors and responsive performance.

In fact, the Dell S2419H offers an exceptional input lag performance with only ~3ms of delay. You can also overclock the monitor’s refresh rate to ~70Hz depending on your particular unit.

The IPS glow and backlight bleeding of the monitor is minimal with no prominent light leaking through the panel in normal viewing conditions.

Overall, the Dell S2419H 1080p monitor offers a top-notch performance for everyday use, but if you are looking for a monitor mainly for gaming, there are better alternatives at this price range.

Features

The monitor is flicker-free and has a feature which filters out the harmful blue lights allowing you to use the screen for a prolonged time without worrying about eye fatigue or headaches.

Moving on, the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu of the Dell S2419H consists of a plethora of features including pre-calibrated picture presets with Standard, ComfortView, Movie, and Game modes as well as Warm, Cool, and Custom color temperature modes.

Other available adjustments include the standard brightness/contrast, input source, audio volume, aspect ratio, sharpness, and hue/saturation settings.

You can also swap between two color formats, sRGB and YPbPr, three different Response Time speeds (Normal, Fast, Super Fast), and personalize shortcuts for the monitor’s hotkeys.

Design & Connectivity

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The design of the Dell S2419H is its main selling point thanks to its InfinityEdge ultra-thin bezels at all four sides of the screen.

The monitor also has a glossy chassis as well as a glossy screen surface which makes the colors more vivid, but you also have to mind the lighting in your room as the screen is more reflective than that of displays with a matte screen coating.

Connectivity includes two HDMI 1.4 ports, a headphones jack, and two 5W MaxxAudio built-in speakers with an above-average sound quality.

Price & Similar Monitors

The Dell S2419H price amounts to $199.99 MSRP.

For almost half the price, you could get the HP VH240a which is also a 24″ 1080p IPS monitor with thin bezels plus, a fully adjustable stand.

If you are looking for a budget gaming monitor, the cheaper LG 24MP59G is a similar 24″ 1080p IPS monitor but with AMD FreeSync, 1ms MBR, and a 75Hz refresh rate.

On Amazon, you will also be able to find the Dell S2419HN which is the same monitor but without the built-in speakers as well as the Dell S2419HM with the HDR10 support with up to 600-nit peak brightness, a DCI-P3 color gamut, and a matte screen coating.

Conclusion

The Dell S2419H display offers a striking image quality and a smooth performance, there’s no doubt about it, but the asking price is simply too high.

If you are okay with paying the premium for its design, exceptional integrated speakers, and edge-to-edge glossy screen surface, then it could be just the display for you.

Dell S2419H Specifications

Screen Size23.8-inch
Resolution1920×1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypeIPS
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time5ms (GtG)
Speakers2x5W MaxxAudio
Ports2x HDMI 1.4
Other PortsHeadphone Jack
Brightness250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (static)
Colors16.7 million (6-bit + FRC)

What We Loved

  • Ultra-thin bezels
  • Glossy screen surface makes the picture pop
  • Low input lag

What We Didn’t Like

  • Tilt-only design
  • No VESA mount
  • No AMD FreeSync
  • Expensive

Writer

Rob is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time on writing for DisplayNinja while coding his own projects on the side.

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