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DELL S2419HM monitor

 


Review of the DELL S2419HM monitor
Published on September 5, 2018

 

Dell has in its range of economical 23.8-inch displays a very beautiful P2419H model tested elsewhere on this site and dedicated to photo or video editing. This model S2419HM is more oriented towards viewing movies on computers because its maximum brightness of 600 Nits will offer a lively image to your favorite series ! Does this make it a good all-round tool, especially since it is certainly even more elegant and sober but significantly more expensive ?


This new Dell display from the S range (for Slim) is particularly sober and elegant. Its maximum brightness makes it "naturally" suitable for watching series or films on computers. This is a 23.8-inch screen displaying Full HD (1920 x 1080 16:9 - pitch 0.27 - 94 dpi). Its panel is matt, with IPS technology (white LEDs), 8-bit LUT table and sRGB gamut. A classic in 2018. It is found in the fall of 2018 under $250.


 
 

In a few words...

 

DELL S2419HM

$199.99

This Dell S2419H has a strange behavior : if its colors are really very good when coming out of cardboard, they don't calibrate themselves. I have not been able to get a correct calibration with my X-Rite colorimeters - Read my conclusion  

 
   
  Other offers...  
 
$228.86
CDN$ 297.84
$194.99
 
     

 

 

Introduction to the Dell S2419HM monitor

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

   
Dell S2419HM   Ergonomics Dell S2419HM
Connectivity Dell S2419HM   Dell S2419HM
   
  Technical specifications
  Dell S2419HM Average price : $230,00
Viewable size/resolution
23,8 inches 16:9 - 1920 x 1080 - 93 ppi
 
Panel type
IPS LED-backlit LCD monitor (New matte panel)
  Color spaces sRGB
 
Brightness/contrast
600 Cd/M2 / 900:1 measured
 
LUT table
8 bits
  Response time 8 ms (Normal) - 5 ms (Fast)
 
Item dimensions
411.6 mm x 537.5 mm x 157.6 mm (with stand)
  Border width 5,5 mm only !
  Color calibration program No
  Connectivity 2 x HDMI
  VESA compatibility Yes - 100 mm
  hood No
  Warranty 3 years - Dell US
  Company dell.com
 
 

What's included in the box...

The monitor is sold with :

  • The power cord... of course !
  • The Power adapter,
  • The HDMI 2.0 cable
   
 
 

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


Test colorimètre Colormunki Display

 
     
   
 

The monitor and its panel - New

1 - Definition/resolution - This is a new matt-finish IPS panel measuring 2560 x 1440 pixels (16:9 ratio) and 55.2 cm wide. Its resolution is therefore 118 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'' Full HD. The backlight is a white LED diode type. In addition, any graphics card will do, unlike sometimes 4K displays. Be careful, it can only be connected in HDMI.

Dell S2419HM viewed above
 

2 - The panel and its anti-reflective coating - The matt panel has received a very discreet anti-reflective coating, although it is not as discreet and beautiful as on an Eizo CS2420 for example. It also costs half as much !

Screen edge thickness - New

They now measure 7 mm on each side. This is a record of finesse that favours multi-screens.

   
Dell S2419HM monitor
   
 

To be read  !
My advice to choose your photo monitor 

Elegance above all... at the expense of ergonomics !

The ergonomics of the latest Dell displays are truly state-of-the-art. Yes, but not with this Dell S2419HM, which plays the card of sobriety and elegance. It is true that it is particularly well finished in brushed aluminium but you can only tilt its panel.

   
back of Dell S2419HM
   
 

The buttons of the screen menu

The keys of the screen menu are located under the screen on the right. The ON/OFF button is illuminated.

 

Buttons of Dell S2419HM


The Dell P2419H connectivity

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

 

Connectivity of Dell S2419HM

 

 

 

What is the value of the Dell S2419HM 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 HDMI/HDMI cable, sold with the display.

Note on the display quality before calibration ! Two things stand out right away : the maximum brightness, which is really greater than most of the screens I'm testing and which reaches a maximum of 350 Cd/M2, and a slightly irregular homogeneity. On the other hand, the default colors are quite correct since the grays are gray.

As screen settings, I chose :

  • Color mode : Standard
  • Brightness : 17% 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, select the generic screen profile in the system preferences before starting a possible calibration.

And as target values in the 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 is really warm but not yellow like on low-end screens),
  • 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) and obviously V4 if you know what you are doing).

And the result is ?

First subjective impressions after this calibration...

This screen is very well calibrated and it is beneficial to it. Obviously, this does not improve homogeneity.

What does the final report say after calibration :

Final report after calibration of DELL S2419HM with i1Display Pro

 

The color temperature (TC) of 6538 K for 6500K requested remains a nice score on an entry-level screen but recent entry-level Dell models do better to do so! The contrast of 315:1 is in the low average of the IPS LED panel displays. The luminance of the black at 0.3 Cd/m2 has something to do with this, as recent panels show a black at 0.05 Cd/m2. The real technical advantage of this screen is still its maximum brightness.

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 screens on this site :

 

Delta E after calibration of DELL S2419HM with i1Display Pro

 

The average Delta E standard 2000 is 0.98 ! This figure explains why the display shows beautiful grays by default, even though many Dell models do better in this price category. The Delta e maxi of 3.20 for the worst patch is rather high but nothing very annoying.


The Delta e of 5.69 for the worst patch is really high. If the display was not so good before calibration, it would be flunked to this site. And yet....

Now the luminance and TC harmonization tests :

 

Uniformity in luminance after calibration of DELL S2419HM

 

Average results because there is a 15% difference between the middle of the screen and the top. And it can be seen with the naked eye so I can't recommend this screen for photo retouching if it's your main activity. To watch movies, however, everything is fine...

 

Uniformity in color temperature after calibration of DELL S2419HM

 

The results in chrominance homogeneity are also average. We are close to a delta e of 4 at the top which is a lot and is starting to show, even without any elements of comparison.

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  Dell S2419HM  
Color fidelity 8,0/10
Uniformity of the panel 8,5/10
Resolution 9,0/10
Ergonomic design 5,0/10
Inputs 8,0/10
Manufacturing quality 10/10
Value for money 8,5/10

 

  What I like very much...  
 
  • A very elegant screen and...
  • offering an incredible maximum brightness of 600 Cd/m2, therefore more oriented towards watching films than photo retouching,
  • A 24-inch display with correct calibration out of the factory...
  • Matt IPS panel
  • Very thin edges (6 mm) for multi-screens,
  • VESA 100mm.
 
     
  What I regret...  
 
  • The panel lacks homogeneity in luminance and chrominance,
  • 2 HDMI connectors only,
  • Minimalist ergonomics,
  • "Only" sRGB but is that really a problem ?
  • No USB-C plug
  • Internal competition is fierce in the field of economic displays that can allow photo retouching (Dell P2419H ).
 
     
  My overall rating...  
  7,0 / 10  
     
  My conclusion...  
 
To have such an elegant and well finished monitor at this price was still a challenge not so long ago but because of its lack of homogeneity, this monitor is more dedicated to watching films on computers than to retouching photos in good ones. That said, without calibration its colors are very correct and once calibrated, this monitor does not have to blush in front of the other alternative I suggest below. I can understand that you can fall for it if your main activity is not retouching your photos, it is even then a very good choice !
 
     
   
 
Dell S2419HM

$199.99

$228.86
CDN$ 297.84
$194.99
 
   
 
 
Here is my Full review of the DELL S2419HM monitor
 
- Full review of the DELL S2419HM
  - Introduction to the DELL S2419HM monitor
- What is the DELL S2419HM monitor worth after calibration ?
- My rating and conclusion
 

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