The Dell SE2417HG is an affordable 24″ 1080p monitor. It’s an older model, so let’s see how it compares to modern displays.
Based on a TN (Twisted Nematic) panel with a 300-nit peak brightness, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, and 8-bit color depth, the Dell SE2417HG isn’t all that different from modern TN panels.
The viewing angles are 160° vertically and 170° horizontally which is also standard for TN monitors.
So, the image will shift in color and contrast if you look at it from skewed angles i.e. from above, below, or sides.
The Full HD resolution on the 23.6″ viewable screen of the Dell SE2417HG monitors results in a pixel density of 93.34 pixels per inch which means you get a sharp and clear picture quality.
However, for the same amount of money, you could get a 24″ 1080p monitor with an IPS panel which will provide you with a lot more vivid colors as well as wider viewing angles.
The Dell SE2417HG has a response time speed of 2ms (GtG).
Although newer TN gaming monitors have a faster 1ms response time speed, the Dell SE2417HG handles pixel transition just fine.
There is no prominent ghosting, trailing, nor motion blur of fast-moving objects.
The fact that it’s only a 60Hz display and that it doesn’t support AMD FreeSync, on the other hand, will repulse most gamers.
There are five monitor hotkeys in total which can you use to quickly swap between the picture presets (shown above), adjust brightness/contrast, navigate the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu, and turn the monitor on/off.
In the OSD menu, you will also find the following noteworthy settings: hue, saturation, color format (RGB and YPbPr), aspect ratio (16:9, 4:3, and 5:4), sharpness, and Response Time (normal and fast).
Design & Connectivity
The Dell SE2417HG has a tilt-only (-5°/21°) design and it’s not VESA mount compatible. Connectivity options include two HDMI 1.4 ports, a VGA port, and an audio line-out.
Price & Similar Monitors
The Dell SE2417HG price amounts to around $150. Visit our best gaming monitor under $100 buyer’s guide for better alternatives.
We highly recommend the Acer SB220Q if your budget is under $100. It’s a 21.5″ display, but it has an IPS panel with vibrant colors and plenty of additional gaming features including AMD FreeSync up to 75Hz.
In case you want an affordable 24″ monitor, check out the HP VH240a.
While the Dell SE2417HG display delivers a solid performance and a decent image quality, there are many new monitors available which simply offer better value for the money.
Dell SE2417HG Specifications
|Resolution||1920×1080 (Full HD)|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 (Widescreen)|
|Response Time||2ms (GtG)|
|Ports||2x HDMI 1.4, VGA|
|Other Ports||Audio Line-Out|
|Contrast Ratio||1000:1 (static)|
|Colors||16.7 million (true 8-bit)|
What We Loved
- Crisp and sharp picture quality
- No prominent ghosting in fast-paced games
- Two HDMI ports
What We Didn’t Like
- Tilt-only design
- Not VESA mount compatible
- No AMD FreeSync
- There are better alternatives
Dell SE2417HG Review
- Design - 8/108/10
- Display - 7/107/10
- Performance - 7.5/107.5/10
- Price/Value - 4/104/10
The Dell SE2417HG is an all-around solid monitor for gaming, but for the same amount of money, you can find a better display.
Rob is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time managing DisplayNinja while coding his own projects on the side.