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Dell S2419HGF Review – Fast 144Hz, 1ms Budgeted Gaming Monitor

4.5/5

With its simple design and looks, the Dell S2419HGF is an aesthetically pleasing TN gaming monitor that delivers you the speed and performance needed for serious gaming.

And having a quick 144Hz refresh rate, fast response time, and low input lag, you’ll gain the upper hand, leaving screen tearing behind the dust.

The 24-inch S2419HGF monitor has a decent space for you to work on different projects. But with a 1080p native resolution, the screen doesn’t have enough screen real estate to work on large multiple windows and tasks simultaneously.

So if you’re planning on getting this monitor, check out this Dell S2419HGF review, and we’ll dive deep into its design, specifications, and performances.

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 24-Inches
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 FHD
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m²
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Built-In Speakers: No
  • Stand Height, Pivot, Swivel, Tilt: Yes
  • VESA Mount Compatible, 100x100mm
  • Connectivity: 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 4, 2x USB 3.0, 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Weight: 9.41-lbs

Display Design

The Dell S2419HGF measures 24-inches, and with its aesthetically pleasing, you can admire the monitor from afar.

In addition, the display isn’t bezel-free and has medium-sized bezels; however, you’ll still be fully immersed in your gaming and multimedia moments.

The monitor also has a matte-black and silver color to the overall design, making the S2419HGF look futuristic and aesthetic.

There were no glares, which is a plus; thanks to its matte material used for the screen itself, you won’t experience any reflections nor significant glares in brightly lit environments.

You can find the beautiful Dell logo on the back of the stand behind the display, which has a nice blue color to the logo and looks fantastic.

The ergonomic stand has an excellent square-based shape, and the S2419HGF sits on a solid foundation. And with its solid steel material, the display is wobble-free as well.

Additionally, you’ll be able to adjust the stands height, pivot, swivel, and tilt if needed.

You can also opt-in for a 100x100mm VESA mount and replace the stock stand, which is excellent if you need the monitor to have true flexibility and greater positioning mobility.

Besides the stand, you can find the connectivity on the bottom rear of the display, consisting of one DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 4, two USB 3.0, and one audio jack. And with a plethora of connections, you can plug in multiple devices into the S2419HGF. And you can also invest in an HDMI switch as well.

You’ll find the OSD panel on the bottom right of the display, which consists mainly of seven buttons. The buttons feel functional; however, it would’ve been nice if a joystick was added along with them.

The buttons may feel crowded and will take some time to get used to. And navigating through the OSD menu is user-friendly as well.

Unfortunately, the S2419HGF doesn’t have built-in speakers; however, you’re always better off with a pair of dedicated headphones such as the Bose 700’s or the Sony WH1000XM3 or a set of powerful gaming speakers.

Overall the monitor design looks nice and minimalistic, along with its solid material to the overall build. The OSD could have incorporated a joystick, but the buttons feel functional enough. And there’s plenty of connectivity as well for extra electronics.

Performance and Design

The Dell S2419HGF runs a 1920×1080 FHD resolution, with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time, which are all great for fast competitive gaming.

Being a TN panel, it emphasizes speed and performance rather than image quality. If you don’t mind a slight dip in image and color quality, then the Dell S2419HGF will suffice.

Besides, the display sports a 1000:1 contrast ratio, along with a brightness level of 350 cd/m², which are all great for a standard TN panel.

The contrast ratios are decent; however, there’s a lack of dimming, and you may see some grays when viewing dark places within your display due to the uneven uniformity of blacks.

The S2419HGF has a 95% sRGB and 74% Adobe RGB coverage, which is quite decent and will give you the right spectrum of color accuracy.

There was no backlight-bleeding presence involved, which is another plus in our book of awesomeness.

Ideally, the S2419HGF is geared towards gamers and not focused on creatives and designers alike. With limited sRGB coverage, creatives and producers won’t fully reach a more excellent range of the color spectrum to apply within their creative projects fully.

But with a bit of calibration through the OSD, you’ll be able to achieve a much tighter accuracy within color and greater image clarity.

Being a TN panel, the S2419HGF doesn’t have great viewing angles than your average IPS and VA monitors. So it’s not ideal for working with the S2419HGF in different screen positions.

The input lag is low, around 4.3ms, and with a 1ms response time, there were no ghosting nor trail blurs witnessed.

The S2419HGF does come with FreeSync capabilities, and G-Sync certified with a VRR ranging from 20Hz to 144Hz. Once FreeSync is enabled, you’ll experience buttery and smooth-like graphics, especially when you’re viewing fast-paced action scenes.

Pros

  • Quick 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, making the S2419HGF great for competitive gaming.
  • Low input lag, no ghosting, nor blur trails.
  • FreeSync and G-Sync certified, supplementing a smoothness and buttery-like gaming experience.
  • No backlight bleeding

Cons

  • OSD buttons can be a bit improved
  • Colors and contrast are not entirely high in quality.

Thoughts and Conclusion

Overall, the Dell S2419HGF monitor is superb in speed and performance. However, with a lack of true sRGB coverage and contrast spectrums, you may start seeing a bit of gray and inaccuracy in colors.

But with enough calibration, the S2419HGF can reach decency of color and image quality.

In general, the S2419HGF is excellent if you’re ever on a budget and if you’re looking for a quick 144Hz gaming monitor to add to your arsenal this year.

However, if you’re still open for more gaming displays, you can check out some of the fastest 240Hz panels, along with some of the most rapid 144Hz gaming monitors as well.

You may also be interested in the Acer XF250Q gaming monitor, or the Acer XB271H display.

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