Dell - Dell P2419HC


Dell P2419HC: an elegant and affordable 24 inch Full HD USB-C monitor

Aprox. 313€ - see price -

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The Dell P2419HC monitor stands out from the competition by its flawless ergonomics and its very complete connectivity (with USB-C) which ensures great versatility. It remains to be seen in this test if the image quality is there.

Positive points




4 USB ports including two USB 3.0 on the edge.

A USB-C port that can provide 65 W.

Reduced consumption.

Bad points

Price for a 24 inch model.

Lack of built-in speakers.

No Ethernet port.

Our review


Monitor in the middle of the Dell range, the P2419HC has a 24-inch (61 cm) IPS panel displaying a Full HD definition of 1,920 x 1,080 px. It offers very complete ergonomics with an adjustable foot in all directions and above all a rich connection (DisplayPort, HDMI, USB and USB-C).

Proposed around 260 €, the Dell P2419HC competes with the ViewSonic VG2448, cheaper (170 €) but devoid of USB-C and the Philips Brilliance 258B6QUEB also USB-C like the Dell but much more expensive (400 €) and with a few extras like an Ethernet port and speakers.



As often at Dell, the design is very classic and versatile. The finishes are exemplary and the whole exudes quality. The black plastics are of good quality, well finished and nothing cracks. The matt slab filters all the reflections.

The foot is adjustable in height over 13 cm and manages the tilt from -5 ° to + 21 ° as well as the rotation over ± 45 °. The panel can also switch to portrait mode (pivot). The various adjustments are made smoothly, without any noise, which is a guarantee of quality.

The back of the monitor is classic, no frills. The connectors are placed on the lower edge of the screen and the opening at the base of the stand serves as a cable passage system. You can also see a Kensington anti-theft port on the left.

The connection consists of an HDMI 1.4 input, a DisplayPort input, a DisplayPort output (for chaining a second screen), a USB-C port and a hub with 2 USB 2.0 ports placed on the back and two USB 3.0 ports judiciously placed on the edge. This monitor skips the headphone output and the built-in speakers.

Dell had the good idea to place two USB 3.0 ports on the edge, which is very convenient to connect a USB key or an external hard drive. This is all the more interesting since the USB-C port makes it possible to use all of these additional USB ports on a laptop computer without having to use an additional cable (see box).

The five buttons at the bottom of the screen on the right give access to the different settings. For once, the power button is separate and separate, which avoids handling errors. This system is still less practical than the clickable joystick used by competitors, but the menus are fairly clear.

With its 24-inch panel, the Dell P2419HC is logically very comfortable on our reference desk (140 cm wide by 60 cm deep). While 32-inch Quad HD monitors (2,560 x 1,440 px) are more and more affordable (like the AOC Q3279VWF), this 24-inch Full HD model (1,920 x 1,080 px) does not seem ideal for us. work in good conditions, except when opting for a dual-screen configuration. Thanks to its USB-C port, it turns out to be a good companion for a laptop.

When we lower the brightness to 55 to obtain a white at 150 cd / m², the Dell P2419HC monitor consumes only 11 W, or a relative consumption of only 72 W / m², much lower than the average of the monitors in our comparison (100 W / m²). Consumption increases to 18 W when the brightness is pushed to the maximum (265 cd / m²) and drops to 7 W at minimum (55 cd / m²).


Colors and contrast

Right out of the box, the Dell P2419HC monitor displays a relatively well-calibrated image. With the exception of a small dropout on the white, the gamma curve is stable and its average is established on the reference value (2.2). The color temperature is of the same ilk, with a stable curve and an average of 6,675 K, very close to the expected 6,500 K. Only the average delta E - difference between the colors requested and the colors displayed - measured at 3.1 is slightly above 3, a value beyond which the eye can distinguish the differences between the colors. Red and green exceed a Delta E of 6.

By lowering the brightness to 55 to obtain a white close to 150 cd / m², the color rendering remains identical. We did not find an image mode allowing to improve the colorimetry or to correct the small defect of the gamma curve.

Calibrating the monitor using a probe allows you to smooth the color temperature curve perfectly, but not the gamma curve. The temperature is a little closer to the 6,500 K reference. The average delta E is slightly better and drops below the value of 3, but red and green always display a Delta E greater than 5. You can download the ICC color profile by following this link.

The contrast ratio measured at 1200: 1 is good enough for an IPS panel, since only the best IPS panels exceed 1200: 1, like that of the Philips 276E7. Most IPS monitors display a contrast of 1000: 1. This contrast is not a problem for use in broad daylight, but in the dark, this results in faded blacks. In all cases, this remains far from the contrast offered by VA panels, whose best representatives like the AOC Q3279VWF or the Textorm TX32 exceed a rate of 4,000: 1.

The average difference in homogeneity is 6% over all 24 inches of the slab and we did not see any light leakage or clouding. Thanks to IPS technology, the viewing angles are very good (no variation of black at 45 ° and a limited decrease in brightness).

Colors and contrast


The Dell P2419HC does not use Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) to adjust the brightness. It therefore does not flicker and does not cause headaches in the most sensitive people. It also offers a blue light filter.

Setting the overdrive to "Normal" results in the presence of a slight ghosting effect. The "Fast" setting results in a very annoying reverse ghosting phenomenon and makes it unusable. With the "Normal" setting, we measured a remanence time of 10.5 ms, very correct for an IPS monitor.

Finally, we measured the delay in the display (input lag) at 9.4 ms. There is almost no lag between the source and the monitor.



If the Dell P2419HC is twice more expensive than a basic Full HD 24 monitor like the HP 24w, it offers high-end services and is essential as an excellent companion for a USB-C compatible laptop thanks to an image of quality and above all an almost perfect ergonomics.