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Dell C1422H Review

True Score

79
78
6

Experts

82
0

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Expert Rankings

Reviewers praised the Dell C1422H and recommended it for mixed usage on the go. They praised this monitor’s bright screen, reflections handling, and text clarity. However, they were not pleased with its slow response time. They also criticized the absence of HDMI inputs. Explore our Lepow Z1 review if you require a model with a mini-HDMI port.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Dell C1422H is a 2021-model entry-level portable monitor, which promises on-the-go productivity to business users. This Dell monitor features a Full HD screen, delivering incredible text clarity, and it gets bright enough to fight glare in brightly lit spaces. A wide SDR color gamut and out-of-the-box color accuracy support moderate content creation. The device has two USB ports that support DisplayPort Alt Mode for screen extension. It boasts good gray uniformity and has a decent color gamut that will suit content creators and movie enthusiasts. Read on to learn more about the Dell C1422H and check out the top computer monitors on the market.

Best For

  • Cheap

  • Portable

  • Touch Screen

Consensus

our Verdict

Product testers loved the Dell C1422H and recommended it for mixed usage on the go. Like the ASUS VG248QG, this monitor has a Full HD screen, and reviewers gave it good marks for text clarity, recommending it for the office. Analysts at RTINGS loved this monitor’s gray color uniformity and 60Hz refresh rate. They noticed that it handles reflections. The 14-inch screen size was also described as suitable for use on the go. Users who need a larger screen should check out the 22-inch Dell E2220H. This monitor has a great SDR color gamut and product testers observed that there’s little need for calibration, since the colors are accurate out of the box. Product testers at Tom’s Hardware mentioned that this unit’s two USB-C ports support DisplayPort Alt Mode, offering reasonable connectivity flexibility. However, reviewers were disappointed with this model’s gaming features, criticizing its slow response time. It also doesn’t have a VRR refresh rate, resulting in some screen tearing during fast-paced games. The Dell Alienware AW2720HF offers better gaming features, including FreeSync technology.

Reason to Buy

  • Bright screen
  • Good reflection handling
  • Excellent gray uniformity
  • Two USB-C ports
  • Good SDR color gamut

Reason to Avoid

  • Lacks HDMI interface
  • Very slow 28.4 ms response time
  • Low 1,275:1 contrast ratio

Dell C1422H Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs1
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time28.4 ms
Screen size14"
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)266.075
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,145
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)73.1
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)98.9
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)74.8
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)8.6
Response Time (ms)6.5
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)26
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)25
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)30
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)27

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Dell C1422H Review

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Market Context

The Dell C1422H is a 2021-model entry-level portable monitor, which promises on-the-go productivity to business users. This Dell monitor features a Full HD screen, delivering…

The Dell C1422H is a 2021-model entry-level portable monitor, which promises on-the-go productivity to business users. This Dell monitor features a Full HD screen, delivering incredible text clarity, and it gets bright enough to fight glare in brightly lit spaces. A wide SDR color gamut and out-of-the-box color accuracy support moderate content creation. The device has two USB ports that support DisplayPort Alt Mode for screen extension. It boasts good gray uniformity and has a decent color gamut that will suit content creators and movie enthusiasts. Read on to learn more about the Dell C1422H and check out the top computer monitors on the market.

The Dell C1422H gets brighter and has better out-of-the-box color accuracy than the ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP. However, the ASUS monitor has a slightly larger…

The Dell C1422H gets brighter and has better out-of-the-box color accuracy than the ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AHP. However, the ASUS monitor has a slightly larger 15.6-inch display and boasts built-in speakers, which are absent on the Dell device.

The Dell C1422H has a smaller 14-inch IPS panel screen than the 22-inch Dell P2214H. The P2214H is more suited to desktop use, thanks to…

The Dell C1422H has a smaller 14-inch IPS panel screen than the 22-inch Dell P2214H. The P2214H is more suited to desktop use, thanks to a relatively ergonomic stand and VESA mounting interface.

The Dell C1422H doesn’t have a mounting interface, while the Lenovo ThinkVision M14 has a 100 x 100mm VESA mounting interface.

Display Type

LCD

LCD

HDMI Inputs

1

HDR Format

Yes

n/a

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Panel Type

IPS

IPS

Refresh Rate

60 Hz

60 Hz

Response Time

28.4 ms

5 ms

Screen size

14"

15.6"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

78

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Customer Score

82

*.25

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True Score

79

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Score

    62
    The Dell C1422H is an alright portable monitor. It’s best-suited for mobile office use, increasing… read more

    By:

    Tony Hoffman
  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Score

    80
    Dell’s C1422H portable monitor offers a quality 14-inch screen with good brightness, contrast, and color… read more

    By:

    Samuel Breton
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Score

    60
    Dell’s C1422H gives you the basics, and that’s about if you’re looking for a portable… read more

    By:

    Ben Andrews
  • Notebook Check
    74.45

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    “No bottom line found for this product” read more

    By:

    Allen Ngo
  • Digital Camera World
    49.58

    Category Trust Score

    100
    If you’re in the market for a simple, effortlessly portable and high quality portable monitor,… read more

    By:

    Brandon Hill
  • T3
    25.91

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    “No bottom line found for this product” read more

    By:

    David Nield

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