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DELL P2419H monitor review

 


DELL P2419H Monitor review
Published on October 31, 2018

 

Dell is a key player in the market for displays dedicated to photographers or videographers at "reasonable" prices. While Dell has recently paid particular attention to the finish and ergonomics of its displays, the quality of the display of their panels was, according to my criteria, not up to par. The colours were really too imprecise and the homogeneity was critical. Enough to do office automation but not to retouch your images. Well, the situation seems to be changing in this month of September 2018 since the four references I have just tested have all made more than significant progress. Dell would therefore become recommendable without restraint on this site!

 

This new entry-level Dell display is my new favorite display below 180 pounds. It can be said that it is a 23.8-inch monitor displaying the classic Full HD (1920 x 1080 16:9 - pitch 0.27 - 96 ppi). Its panel is matt, with IPS technology (white LEDs), 8-bit LUT table and sRGB gamut. A classic in 2018. On the other hand, its finish and ergonomics are not at all classic at this price level ! The dark grey finish is very sober and elegant, the ergonomics flawless, almost never seen at this price level.

 

 
 

In a few words...

 

DELL P2419H

£154.99

Here is finally a more than credible alternative to my old favorite Asus VC239H under the 200 pounds price range because the panel is the same and you know all the good I think but to that Dell has added a top quality finish and flawless ergonomics - My new favorite for tight budgets - Read my conclusion  

 
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EUR 164,90
 
     

 

 

Introduction to the Dell P2419H monitor

Here are, to start, some illustrations of this monitor with a very nice finish :

   
Height adjustable Dell P2419H monitor   Ergonomics Dell P2419H
Back Dell P2419H monitor   Connectiques du Dell P2419H
   
  Technical specifications
  Dell P2419H Average price : £160.00 Inc. VAT
Size / Resolution
23,8 Inch 16:9 - 1920 x 1080 pixels - 92 ppi
 
Panel type
IPS LED White (New matte panel)
  Gamut sRGB
  Brightness/contrast 250 Cd/M2 / 1044:1 measured
 
LUT table
8 bits
  Response time 8 ms (Normal) - 5 ms (Fast)
 
Item dimensions
21.27 x 6.54 x 19.14 in
  Border width 5,4 mm only !
  Colour calibration soft No
  Connectivity DisplayPort 1.2 + HDMI + HUB USB 3.0
  VESA compatibility Yes - 3,93 inches
  hood No
  Warranty 3 years
  Company dell.com
 
 

What's included...

The monitor is sold with :

  • The power cable
  • The DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable
  • The USB 3.0 upstream cable (enables the USB port on the monitor).
   
 
 

Important note! Dell displays do not have an embedded colorimeter

This DELL P2419H does not have an embedded colorimeter so you will need to use your own or buy one.

My purchasing advice : ColorMunki Display or the Spyder5Pro.


Colormunki Display colorimeter review

 
     
   
 

The monitor and its panel - New

1 - Definition/resolution - This is a new matt-finish IPS panel measuring 1920 x 1080 pixels (16:9 ratio) and 52.8 cm wide. Its resolution is therefore 92 dpi. Classic and not "Retina" but the pixels are really very discreet at a "normal" viewing distance on a desktop (70 cm) in any case more discreet than on a 24-Inch Full HD. The backlight is a white LED diode type In addition, any graphics card will do the job, unlike sometimes, 4K displays.

Two screens DELL P2419H side by side
 

2 - The panel and its anti-reflective coating - The matt panel has received a rather discreet anti-reflective coating, although it is not as discreet and beautiful. But it is indeed its only weak point compared to this Asus that I have long praised. Without an element of comparison, you will not be able to see it.

   
The buttons of the Dell P2419H
   
 

Thickness of the monitor edges - New!

They now measure 5 mm on each side. This is a record of finesse that favours multi-screens. Impressive !

   
Thickness edge of Dell P2419H
   
 

To be read!
My advice to choose your photo monitor  

Improved ergonomics!

The ergonomics of recent Dell displays is truly state-of-the-art even when it comes to displays under £200! You will find on this Dell P2419H many movements, moreover, offering a great amplitude. There's nothing wrong with that. On the contrary, it is good to report it ! For example, it is possible to raise or lower the screen by 13 cm in order to, for example, rotate it vertically. Yes, even on this 23.8-Inch! The handling is also very pleasant because the movements are slowed down just the right way. Very pleasant and remarkable at this selling price. This is a first in the context of my trials.

 

   

The Dell P2419H can be oriented in landscape or vertical

Ergonomics of Dell P2419H

   
 

The buttons of the screen menu

The keys of the screen menu are classic, i. e. via small buttons under the screen on the right. The ON/OFF button is illuminated.

 

Details of the DELL P2419H and its menu buttons


Dell P2419H connectivity

Nothing but classic, although we can either note or regret the absence of a USB-C port in 2018.

 

Connector of the DELL P2419H

 

 

What is the value of the Dell P2419H display after calibration with the i1Display Pro?

I calibrated this monitor - like all the monitors I test - with the best current colorimeter (except the superlative and very expensive Discus) in an excellent price/quality ratio : the i1Display Pro + i1Profiler software (version 1.8.0) in order to be able to locate this new monitor compared to other monitors on the market. I connected it with the Thunderbolt 2 cable on one side (MiniDisplayPort) and DisplayPort on the other.

Note on display quality before calibration - Unfortunately, it's sadly classic : warm and yellowish. Well, well, well, you absolutely have to calibrate it, however, I notice that the homogeneity is there and no light leaks in the dark. Very good points!

I chose the following screen settings :

  • Colour mode : Standard
  • Brightness : 28% for 90 Cd/m2 targeted,
  • Contrast : 75%.

Essential! Be sure to reset the factory settings AND choose the generic profile of your computer before calibrating! Once the reset is complete, choose the generic screen profile in the system preferences before starting a possible calibration unless your screen comes out of the box.


And as target values in i1Profiler 1.8.0 software in advanced mode...

  • Display technology : Choose white diodes,
  • D65 or possibly a little less if you want a slightly warmer screen. (Note that at D55, the screen turns yellow rather than warm, unlike high-end displays).
  • Luminance : 90 Cd/m2 or more depending on your main use (printing or web) and especially the brightness of your room,
  • Contrast : Native,
  • Gamma : 2,2 – Standard curve,
  • ICC standard : V2 (to avoid incompatibility problems with some image viewing software (images too dark, especially in Windows 10) and obviously V4 if you know what you are doing.

And the result is?

First subjective impressions after this calibration...

Well, well, this display looks a lot like a panel I know by heart, the one of the Asus VC239H. So I think it's the same manufacturer. The first impression is therefore very good, on what, I repeat, is only a screen at less than £200 ! I really appreciate that there are no more light leaks as often on my previous Dell display tests and a more than satisfactory homogeneity.

What does the final report say after calibration?

Final report after calibration of the DELL P2419H with the i1Display Pro


The color temperature (CT) of 6498 K for 6500K represents a significant score on an entry-level display ! The contrast 1044:1 is in the high average of the white LED panels.

Now, let's move on to the famous Delta E after calibration according to the 2000 standard which I use for the calibration of all the monitors on this site:

 

Delta E after calibration of DELL P2419H with i1Display Pro

 

The average Delta E standard 2000 is 0.49 so particularly good, especially for an entry-level display.

The Delta E of 5.08 for the worst patch is on the other hand really high as on the Asus VC239H which uses the same panel! Fortunately, this color is not a flesh or sky color. And strangely enough, only this patch is really bad. All the others are in a very good average.

 

 

Now harmonizing tests in luminance and Colour temperature:

 

Luminance uniformity after calibration of DELL P2419H

 

Results above the high average for an entry-level screen. That's enough, especially since the visual impression when you display a blank web page or even a black page is really good. Dell had got us used to much worse...

 

Uniformity in colour temperature after calibration of DELL P2419H

 

This time, the results are less spectacular since the upper left corner has a delta E of 3.5 but well within the average of the correct screens in this price range. Whatever happens, to the naked eye, the panel looks very homogeneous. We are therefore dealing with a beautiful display panel with the electronics correctly chosen and adjusted. Retouching your photos on this screen will not be a nightmare !

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  Dell P2419H  
Colour fidelity 8,0/10
Uniformity of the panel 8,5/10
Resolution 8,0/10
Ergonomic design 10/10
Inputs 8,5/10
Manufacturing quality 10/10
Value for money 9,5/10

 

  I like it very much...  
 
  • A homogeneous 23.8 inch monitor of very correct quality below £200,
  • The same panel as the AsusVC239H or HP 23Xi but with an even better finish and above all an ergonomics that makes the Asus paler. Something never seen before at this price level for me!
  • Matt IPS panel,
  • HDMI + DP + Hub USB 3.0
  • Nice look and very good quality finish,
  • Particularly thin edges (5 mm) for multi-screens,
  • Highly ergonomic design,
  • VESA 100mm,
  • My favorite product under £200!
 
     
  I regret...  
 
  • It absolutely must be calibrated! The factory settings are hot / yellow. Not so good...
  • An anti-reflective coating that brings out the pixels a little,
  • "Only" sRGB but is that really a problem?
  • No USB-C port.
 
     
  My overall rating...  
  8.25 / 10, my favorite under £200!  
     
  My conclusion...  
 
Dell has been constantly improving the quality of its products for years since I tested them. Problem, it was mainly seen on the quality of finish and obviously the ergonomics, often flawless. On the other hand, as far as colours and especially homogeneity are concerned, in my opinion this left something to be desired for photographers or videographers who are looking for a minimum of homogeneity, in particular. However, in this new school year 2018, Dell is lending me four screens to test on which I make the same observation: light leaks are finally banned, homogeneity is completely correct and colours are finally sufficiently precise even if we do better (for more expensive!)! So, let's face it, it's not yet Eizo panels but progress and quality is now more than enough for me to recommend this monitor without restraint for those who want to control their display budget. Well done, Dell!
 
     
   
 
Dell P2419H

£154.95

EUR 164,90
 
   
 
 
Here is my Full review of the DELL P2419H monitor
 
- Full review of the DELL P2419H
  - Introduction to the DELL P2419H monitor
- What is the DELL P2419H monitor worth after calibration ?
- My rating and conclusion
 

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