Dell P2422H quick review – Reaching great color accuracy with a $180 monitor?

Over the past few months, we ordered the Top 100 most popular monitors and tested them to see the extent to which they could be improved with our display profiles. LaptopMedia has developed a unique application called LM Profiles that enhances displays concerning color accuracy, picture quality, and health impact, with custom-tailored profiles for each of the monitors tested in our lab. And the monitor in our lab today is Dell P2422H.

P2422H is a super-budget model but comes from a well-established manufacturer. It is currently available for less than $180 on Amazon! Although it is designed for office use, its popularity as one of the top-selling monitors suggests that many users purchase it as an all-rounder.

What did we manage to achieve with it? Stay with us to find out!

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Specs Sheet, What’s in the Box?, Drivers, Design, Connectivity

Screen diagonal23.8 inches (60.45 cm)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response time5ms
Panel typeIPS
Backlight TypeWLED
Screen finishMatte
Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 250 nits
  • Pixel density: 0.2745 x 0.2745 mm
  • Viewing angles: H/V° 178/178
  • Color coverage: 99% sRGB
  • VESA mount support: 100×100
  • Tilt angle: -5 to 21°
  • Swivel: -45 to 45°
  • Pivot: -90 to 90°
  • Height adjustment: 0 – 150 mm
  • Measurements (with stand):  538 x 180 x 495 mm
  • Energy consumption: 12W
  • Standby: 0.30W
  • 1x HDMI 1.4
  • 1x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1x VGA
  • 4x USB Type-A 3.1
  • 1x USB 3.2 Upstream
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The device should run out of the box. However, if you need drivers for it or want to install Dell’s Display Manager application, you can download the latest versions here:

Dell Display Manager allows you to organize multiple monitors in different setups or make modifications to the Brightness, Contrast, and Color modes.

What’s in the box?

In addition to the monitor and its stand, we also found three cables – a Power cable, USB 3.0 upstream cable, and DisplayPort 1.2 cable. If you’re in Brazil, you’ll receive an HDMI 1.4, and in Japan, an old-school VGA cable.


The Dell P2422H has thin bezels. The top/left/right ones are just 5.60 mm (0.22″) thick, while only the bottom one is slightly thicker at 16.6 mm (0.65″). That is great for your peace of mind, and it looks modern and stylish.

A more important feature you need to look out for when buying a budget monitor is its adjustability. Many of them don’t even have the option for height adjustment, forcing people to place books under the stand to get the ergonomics they need. That’s not the case with Dell P2422H. It has a height-adjustable stand (150 mm), plus you can Tilt (-5° to 21°), Swivel (-45° to 45°), and Pivot (-90° to 90°) until you reach THE perfect position…(and then just slouch in the chair, as we all do).

Or if your desk lacks space, you can utilize the 100 x 100 mm VESA mount screw holes and place the monitor on the wall.


Connectivity is another important department, a lot of affordable models fail to deliver. We don’t have any complaints here either. On the contrary, P2422H has an impressively wide port selection with everything you may need. You can choose between HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA for image transmission, plus there is one upstream USB 3.0 port (for connection between the monitor and your PC), and four USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) ports for your accessories. There’s also a security lock slot.

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