The buttons of the screen menu
The keys of the screen menu are located under the screen on the right. The ON/OFF button is illuminated.
The Dell P2419H connectivity
Nothing but classic, although we can either note or regret the absence of a USB-C port in 2018.
What is the value of the Dell S2419HM display after calibration with the i1Display Pro ?
I calibrated this monitor - like all the monitors I test - with the best current colorimeter (except the superlative and very expensive Discus) in an excellent price/quality ratio: the i1Display Pro + i1Profiler software (version 1.8.0) in order to be able to locate this new monitor compared to other monitors on the market. I connected it with the HDMI/HDMI cable, sold with the display.
Note on the display quality before calibration ! Two things stand out right away : the maximum brightness, which is really greater than most of the screens I'm testing and which reaches a maximum of 350 Cd/M2, and a slightly irregular homogeneity. On the other hand, the default colors are quite correct since the grays are gray.
As screen settings, I chose :
- Color mode : Standard
- Brightness : 17% for 90 Cd/m2 targeted,
- Contrast : 75%.
Essential ! Be sure to reset the factory settings AND choose the generic profile of your computer before calibrating ! Once the reset is complete, select the generic screen profile in the system preferences before starting a possible calibration.
And as target values in the i1Profiler 1.8.0 software in advanced mode...
- Display technology : Choose white diodes,
- D65 or possibly a little less if you want a slightly warmer screen. (Note that at D55, the screen is really warm but not yellow like on low-end screens),
- Luminance : 90 Cd/m2 or more depending on your main use (printing or web) and especially the brightness of your room,
- Contrast : Native,
- Gamma : 2,2 – Standard curve,
- ICC standard : V2 (to avoid incompatibility problems with some image viewing software (images too dark) and obviously V4 if you know what you are doing).
And the result is ?
First subjective impressions after this calibration...
This screen is very well calibrated and it is beneficial to it. Obviously, this does not improve homogeneity.
What does the final report say after calibration :
The color temperature (TC) of 6538 K for 6500K requested remains a nice score on an entry-level screen but recent entry-level Dell models do better to do so! The contrast of 315:1 is in the low average of the IPS LED panel displays. The luminance of the black at 0.3 Cd/m2 has something to do with this, as recent panels show a black at 0.05 Cd/m2. The real technical advantage of this screen is still its maximum brightness.
Now, let's move on to the famous Delta E after calibration according to the 2000 standard which I use for the calibration of all the screens on this site :
The average Delta E standard 2000 is 0.98 ! This figure explains why the display shows beautiful grays by default, even though many Dell models do better in this price category. The Delta e maxi of 3.20 for the worst patch is rather high but nothing very annoying.
The Delta e of 5.69 for the worst patch is really high. If the display was not so good before calibration, it would be flunked to this site. And yet....
Now the luminance and TC harmonization tests :
Average results because there is a 15% difference between the middle of the screen and the top. And it can be seen with the naked eye so I can't recommend this screen for photo retouching if it's your main activity. To watch movies, however, everything is fine...
The results in chrominance homogeneity are also average. We are close to a delta e of 4 at the top which is a lot and is starting to show, even without any elements of comparison.