Today reviews, Dell UltraSharp 24” U2414H Monitor Review. We’re going to take a look at the Dell UltraSharp U2414H monitor. At just under $215 USD we’ll find out how this monitor performs. Inside the box we’ve got the adjustable stand, the panel itself, USB cable, power cable, a DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable, and of course manual and driver CD.
Does anyone still actually install the drivers that come with their monitor from the CD? Everything just worked out of the box for me… Anyway.. The stand snaps into the back of the panel very easily, and removal is as simple as pushing in the button underneath and pulling the stand out. The stand connection area is also where the 100mm VESA mount is found, which will be useful if you’re going to be mounting the panel to some other monitor arm.
If you do plan on mounting the panel, it weighs 3.61kg or 7.95lb, while the panel with the included stand comes in at 8kg or 17.62lb. The panel is 23.8” diagonally while the width of the whole front screen is 21.23” or 539mm. The side comes out 7.28” or 185mm while the maximum height when fully extended from base to top is 19.12” or 459mm. The stand, which is made out of hard plastic, has a small hole through the middle which allows for cable management and helps keep everything tidy.
The stand allows the screen to be turned from landscape to portrait with 90 degrees of pivot in either direction when extended to maximum height. There is also 130mm of height adjustment available. The screen can be tilted forward 6.5 degrees or back 22 degrees, and there is 45 degrees of swivel both left and right. So basically more adjustments than I’ll ever use. The 23.8” LED panel itself has a 1080p resolution, and has a 60Hz refresh rate.
The panel has an anti glare coating on it, which does a pretty good job as you can see here. The matte screen hides other distractive light and reflection well. It’s rated at 8ms gray to gray which is a little higher than most monitors I’ve seen however I didn’t practically notice any problems with this.
The viewing angles are quite good, I did notice some subtle changes when I stand up while looking at the display. Dell state that the panel supports 178 degree viewing angles, and while I do notice it change a little bit initially when not looking directly at it, it still does look great from all angles.
The panel claims to cover 96% of the sRGB space, however I don’t personally have any tools to confirm this. What first caught my attention with panel was the extremely thin bezel, at just 6.05mm or 0.24” it’s the thinnest bezel on any monitor I’ve ever used. After some time using just a single monitor I didn’t really notice the bezel anymore, as anything that’s not the screen just kind of blends away out of my vision. When added with a second monitor though, the difference is quite noticeable.
Having two of these together side by side with such thin bezels is quite nice, much better than the old monitors I have with a 9000 inch bezel. In terms of backlight bleed, I was not able to notice any while using two of these monitors. I’ve taken a long exposure shot here with the monitor displaying a pure black image to try and demonstrate any backlight bleed in an extreme worst case scenario, but it still looks great.
The front also features a small unobtrusive Dell logo, and all required buttons to control the displays settings such as brightness or contrast.The buttons are capacitive touch and I’ve found them a bit hit or miss to use, sometimes my presses weren’t registered correctly.
The menus for going through the settings were otherwise intuitive and easy to use. On the back for input working from left to right we’ve got the power connector, DisplayPort in with version 1.2a, Mini DisplayPort in, DisplayPort out for MST (more on this later), two HDMI MHL ports, an audio line out, 1 USB 3.0 Type-B input for the included cable, and 3 USB 3.0 Type-A ports. There’s also a fourth USB Type-A port just above these on the back, however it also supports battery charging with up to 2A available and is identified by the lightning icon.
I’ve found it useful for charging my phone as I can just leave a short cable plugged into the monitor rather than using an extremely long cable to make it all the way to my computer. To use the four USB type-A ports you must first plug in the included USB 3.0 Type-B cable into the monitor and your computer. Once connected, you’ll be able to use the monitor as a USB 3.0 hub.
The 3.5mm jack on the back can also be used if you’re connecting with the included DisplayPort cable, as sound over DisplayPort is supported. The sound quality was pretty good, no issues there. As mentioned, the monitors DisplayPort out supports MST, or Multi-Stream Transport which allows for daisy-chaining. This is a feature of DisplayPort 1.2, and by default I found that the monitor did not have this enabled.
You can enable DisplayPort 1.2 in the monitor’s Display Settings. Once done you can plug a second monitor in through this port. In this example, I have two monitors with the secondary monitor plugged directly into the first. There is only one cable going from the primary monitor to the computer and both displays work just fine. I’ve got a full video covering how to set this up linked in the video description.
At just $215 USD at the time of this post I think this monitor offers a pretty good value. It’s got quite a thin bezel, the display looks great, and the stand supports more adjustment options than I’d ever need. The only minor issues I have to note are the ever so slight change in viewing angles as mentioned and the capacitive touch buttons on the front, otherwise overall it’s been working really well.
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