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Dell S2421H Review

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82
81
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Experts

91
986

Consumers

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Product testers were pleased with the Dell S2421H, recommending it for moderate gaming and office use. They liked its low input lag, decent response time, and FreeSync tech. However, this unit’s small design is not immersive and some users may be better served by 27-inch models such as the Lenovo D27-30. It also has a relatively low refresh rate.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Dell S2421H is an entry-level gaming monitor that made its first appearance in 2020, promising advanced gaming features to users on a budget. It has FreeSync tech, reducing screen tearing on monitors with compatible graphics cards. This device has a Full HD resolution, offering a decent pixel pitch. Gamers will be pleased with this monitor’s outstanding input lag and fast minimum response time. The device boasts an IPS panel, providing impressively wide viewing angles and the matte finish delivers good reflection handling. Continue to the end of this Dell S2421H review, and explore how it stacks up against the best computer monitors in the industry.

Best For

  • 1080p

  • 24-Inch

  • Budget

Consensus

our Verdict

Product analysts lauded the Dell S2421H and endorsed it for moderate gaming. Unlike the Dell E2220H, this Dell monitor proved to have wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles during testing, which are typical of IPS panels. They were amazed by its very low input lag and good response time. This monitor supports FreeSync and tests confirmed that it reduces screen tearing. Unlike QHD competitors such as the Dell S2721D, this monitor has a Full HD screen, but reviewers at RTINGS say that it has acceptable pixel density, which supports working with text applications. Analysts at Monitor Nerds were pleased that this monitor gets really bright and it showed good reflection management qualities during testing. It has an excellent sRGB color space, and experts believe it’s a good pick for light content creation. However, reviewers were disappointed by this monitor’s low 75Hz refresh rate, and its competitor, the Samsung Odyssey G3 S24AG30 has a higher refresh rate. This Dell display also has a small screen, which is not as immersive as bigger 27-inch and 32-inch monitors.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent 7.4 ms input lag
  • Decent 7.5 ms response time
  • FreeSync support
  • Very wide horizontal and viewing angles
  • Good reflection handling

Reason to Avoid

  • Stand supports only limited adjustment
  • Lacks DisplayPort connector
  • Relatively small screen
  • So-so text clarity
  • Low 1,126:1 contrast ratio

Dell S2421H Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs2
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate75 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time4 ms
Screen size24"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)250
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)1,126
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)95.9
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)73.9
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)8.9
Response Time (ms)7.2
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)36
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)39
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)32
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)32
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.1

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Market Context

The Dell S2421H is an entry-level gaming monitor that made its first appearance in 2020, promising advanced gaming features to users on a budget. It…

The Dell S2421H is an entry-level gaming monitor that made its first appearance in 2020, promising advanced gaming features to users on a budget. It has FreeSync tech, reducing screen tearing on monitors with compatible graphics cards. This device has a Full HD resolution, offering a decent pixel pitch. Gamers will be pleased with this monitor’s outstanding input lag and fast minimum response time. The device boasts an IPS panel, providing impressively wide viewing angles and the matte finish delivers good reflection handling. Continue to the end of this Dell S2421H review, and explore how it stacks up against the best computer monitors in the industry.

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The Dell S2421H has better viewing angles than the ASUS VG248QG, which is equipped with a TN panel. Also, while the Dell monitor comes with a glossy anti-reflective coating, the ASUS monitor features a matte coating.

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The Dell S2421H has a faster response time than the older BenQ GW2480. Additionally, the Dell monitor has an anti-glare matte coating, which is not present on the BenQ device.

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Display Type

LCD

LED

HDMI Inputs

2

1

HDR Format

n/a

Yes

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Panel Type

IPS

TN

Refresh Rate

75 Hz

165 Hz

Response Time

4 ms

1 ms

Screen size

24"

24"

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True Score

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    103.4

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