The Dell P2422HE is a premium office monitor that’s been upgraded with a docking feature to make it suitable for modern applications. The monitor has a 65-Watt USB-C for charging and receiving video signals and an RJ45 LAN port for stable internet and network management. Let’s see if the Dell P2422HE should be your next monitor for work from home or office use.
Dell P2422HE Specifications
- Screen Size: 24 Inches
- Resolution: 19201 x 1080 FHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: In-Plane Switching (IPS)
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz
- Response Time: 5ms (Fast)
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 250 cd/m²
- Speakers: None
- Stand: Height – Yes
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – Yes
- Stand: Pivot – Yes
- VESA Compatibility: Yes 100 x 100
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, DP Out x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1, USB 3.2 x 4, USB-C (PD65W) x 1, RJ45 x 1, 3.5mm Jack x 1
- Dimensions with Stand (WxHxD): 21.17” x 19.53” x 7.07”
- Weight 8.40 lbs
Design and Features
The Dell P2422HE has a simple design that looks almost like the U2422HE, except that this model doesn’t have the silver shell on the chassis. The device has a matte black finish on its cabinet but its stand still has a slim profile with a satin silver finish. The display is bezel-free on three sides the screen looks bigger with fewer distractions.
The brand has continuously reduced the footprints of its products to make them more convenient and environmentally friendly. The monitor is compact and lightweight so placement shouldn’t be an issue in case you rearrange your setup often. The device only needs seven inches of depth from your desk so it shouldn’t interfere with your other peripherals.
The Dell P2422HE is mostly made out of plastic, but that doesn’t mean it’s not durable or well made. The panels don’t flex and they aren’t prone to cracking, plus we didn’t see any scuffs or imperfections when it was unboxed. The included stand is firm and stable so the screen won’t shake or sag while you are using it.
It also has an OSD joystick and Display Manager compatibility for easy access to its OSD and features. The former is at the back of the screen and is accessible from the right-hand side if you are facing the screen. It is more convenient than OSD buttons, plus we like that the power switch is separated so won’t accidentally shut it down.
The stand included with the Dell P2422HE offers tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments for your convenience. It doesn’t look like has full adjustability because it’s thinner than previous versions, but it also doesn’t feel less durable at the same time. You can use VESA mounts, but those are only necessary if you have multiple screens or if desk space is very limited.
The connectivity layout is its highlight since it has a 65-watt USB-C with DP Alt mode, along with DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 for video input. You also get four USB 3.2 slots with the monitor and two of them are on the bottom edge in a hub for easy access. You also get an RJ45 LAN port for network management or for hardwiring your internet into your docking setup.
The reason why the Dell P2422HE doesn’t have speakers and a 3.5mm since Dell meant to sell you its mini soundbar. The notches at the bottom were created to accommodate it while it’s connected to one of the USB slots. We like this system instead of having the speakers embedded in the chassis, but locking features behind a paywall isn’t very consumer-friendly.
Display and Performance
The Dell P2422HE sports a 24-inch IPS panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a 60Hz refresh rate, and a 5ms boosted response time. the backlight has a 250 cd/m2 output while the contrast is listed at 1000:1 like most IPS panels. This model doesn’t advertise HDR features since it was designed for productivity, so it focuses on color consistency and typical gamut coverage.
24-inch 1080p monitors are easy on the eyes since they are common at work or in school and we’re used to them. They aren’t as sharp or crisp, but at least most wouldn’t suffer from eye strain while reading or processing documents. It is also decent for casual gaming since you don’t even need a dedicated GPU to run some titles at 1080p 60Hz.
The Dell P2422HE renders more than 100% sRGB and around 85% DCI-P3 so colors are rich enough to make movies and images pop out. Its default accuracy is great since the deltaE average is only at 1.49 thanks to its factory calibration. Most users will be happy with the default setup or after some minor tweaks like setting an acceptable brightness level.
Calibrating it reduced the dE average to an impressive 0.68 which makes the monitor suitable for editing. However, you need a colorimeter to get a result like this, and those aren’t cheap or readily available for everyone. It’s only worth it if you are doing color-critical work, but for everything else, the default setup should be acceptable.
The Dell P2422HE’s backlight reached 238 cd/m2 at 100% which is bright enough for regular use. Its contrast isn’t impressive since it only managed to produce 935:1 at 80% brightness so it is unable to produce deep blacks. However, that’s expected from an IPS monitor and only VA or OLED types will be better.
Its panel uniformity was decent overall since there were no noticeable light leaks or clouding issues on the screen. The bottom edge looks dimmer, but it is only noticeable if you look hard enough for the flaws. Note that this can vary between every unit, so there are better and worse ones out there.
The Dell P2422HE isn’t the fastest when it comes to pixel response times, but you have to remember that it’s limited to 60Hz. Setting the overdrive to its fast setting helped, but it’s still bound by the refresh rate. It is usable for gaming, but we can only recommend it for casual or single-player titles which have a more relaxed pace.
The Dell P2422HE doesn’t have FreeSync so G-Sync compatibility is out of the question. That’s fine for casual gaming purposes since it doesn’t take a lot to run games at 1080p 60Hz anyway. Input lag sits at 9ms at 60Hz, so it is still very responsive and free from delays.
Thoughts on the Dell P2422HE
The Dell P2422HE does a great job at what it’s designed for thanks to its features and performance. Its IPS panel is clear and vibrant, so it is suitable for a myriad of uses such as casual gaming or even editing work. It offers plenty of features such as USB-C connectivity and its other creature comforts so it’s a good choice for your work from home setup.
However, the Dell P2422HE isn’t cheap so it is not a practical choice for everyone, especially if the workstation they are building is temporary. There’s also the issue about the soundbar where you have to spend more if you need audio. It’s a great productivity monitor, but you can get a decent alternative at a much lower price.
- Premium Design with Plenty of Features
- Full sRGB Coverage
- USB-C Connectivity
- Excellent Build Quality
- Speakers Sold Separately
- Low Contrast
About the Author: Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since junior high. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.