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Dell S2422HG 165Hz Full HD VA with 1500R curve

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Whilst the headline-grabbing monitors often focus on large screens with high resolutions, for some users a ~24″ Full HD model is ideal. The Dell S2422HG is one such offering, using a 23.6″ Full HD VA panel. The monitor includes a compact polygonal stand base, wide neck and fairly thick bottom bezel – with dark matte plastics the material of choice here. The centre of the bottom bezel includes a shiny Dell logo. The top and side bezels adopt the now popular dual-stage design, including a slim panel border that’s flush with the rest of the screen. Plus a slim hard plastic outer component. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick and accompanying buttons at the rear of the monitor, running down the right side as viewed from the the front.

A compact base design

A 23.6″ 1920 x 1080 (Full HD or 1080p) VA panel is used, with a 1500R curve that’s designed to draw you in a bit. And potentially enhance viewing comfort – although we’d question the merits of this on a relatively small screen such as this. A 165Hz refresh rate is supported alongside Adaptive-Sync, including AMD FreeSync Premium with a 48 – 165Hz VRR range plus LFC. A matte anti-glare screen surface is adopted with a 3000:1 static contrast ratio, 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles and 8-bit colour. A flicker-free WLED backlight is used, with 99% sRGB gamut coverage and a 350 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. A Low Blue Light (LBL) setting called ‘ComfortView’ is included to aid relaxing viewing. A 4ms grey to grey response time is specified alongside a 1ms MPRT response time, using an included strobe backlight setting. As usual, approach such figures with caution. Gaming-oriented features include ‘Dark Stabilizer’ to enhance visibility in dark areas and an ‘FPS Counter’ feature that displays the current refresh rate (matches frame rate in VRR window). The rear of the monitor includes prominent vents to aid passive cooling, with dark grey matte plastic surrounding this. The included stand attaches using a quick-release mechanism and includes tilt and height (~100mm or 3.9 inches) adjustment. It can be removed to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.2a and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Passive cooling solution

Further details are available on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~£190.

Dell S2422HG