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Dell S2421H Review | Best IPS Monitor Under 15k? Find Here!

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Dell S2421H or Dell S2421HN are good IPS monitors under 15000 Rs in India. Recently Dell introduced S2421HNM under 10,000 Rs and that’s even more value. We are saying it confidently after using it for a year now. So this Dell S2421H review is all you need!

Why it’s good? Primarily because it’s an IPS display. There is no screen bleeding which is critical as it prevents beautiful black from turning into grey! And secondly, it comes with a 3-year warranty.

So how good is this Dell 24-inch monitor? Well, in this Dell S2421H Review, we share our experience to help you make a better decision.

Dell S2421HN Review
Dell S2421H Review

In this Dell S2421H monitor review, you will find the pros & cons, build quality, looks, features, practicality, compatibility, and our verdict.

Before going forward, here at Padhkedekho, you will find honest and customer-centric reviews and comparisons of products and services. Be assured, everything here is 100% honest and written keeping customers in mind, not the brand. Hence you can trust, the opinion or feedback shared below.

That being said, let’s begin the Dell S2421H review with pros and cons!

Pros & Cons

Other Recommendations

Brand

Model

Special Feature

Ports

Amazon Links

Samsung

LF24T350FHWXXL

up to 75 HZ

1 HDMI &

 1 VGA

Lenovo 

Q Series

Hight Adjustment

1 HDMI & 1 Display Port

MSI

Modern Ultra

Height, Pivot, Swivel, Tilt Adjustments

1 HDMI & 1 USB-C

LG

Ultra Gaming

1ms Response Time 

2 HDMI + 1 Display Port

Dell S2421H Specs

Feature

Value

Maximum Resolution

1920x1080p @75hz

Ultra Thin Bezels

Yes, 3 Sides

VGA Output

No

HDMI Output

Yes, Two on The Back

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Panel Type

IPS(In-Plane Switching)

Max Brighness

250cd/m2

Contrast Ratio

1000:01

Maximum Colors

16.7 Million

Display Technology

L.E.D

Response Time

4 Milliseconds (Grey-to-Grey)

Best Buy Link

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Built Quality

Dell Monitor Tilt

The most essential component of the monitor is the stand itself which has to hold this 6KG monitor! Dell has given a plastic/ aluminum stand riser which is sturdy.

You can tilt the monitor with both hands and it will not wobble on the table. And again there is no squeaking while lilting it.

However, the back says otherwise. The back panel is very flimsy and feels of cheap quality. Though it’s better than some monitors from LG or even Samsung in this price range still it’s not that good from the back. Secondly, the front black and rear white are not for my liking.

Dell S2421HN Review
Dell S2421H Review

Now let’s talk about the frame’s built quality. The side frame is thin but there’s no panel pressing or squeaking. This is reasonable keeping in mind the sale price of about 15k. The buttons on the front right bottom are slightly raised and have a clicky feeling.

We found them satisfactory during our testing and can go for a few years. Then the last button on the right is the power button. The moment you will press it it will turn white and stay on. On standby mode, the white light will be blinking.

Dell S2421HN Back
Dell S2421H Back

The back panel could have been better. It seems flimsy while adjusting or setting up the first time. Is this bad? This is very common among monitors under 15000 Rs that we’ve tested. So in terms of built quality, it’s good and seems like a sturdy product. 4/5.

Look & Feel

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Dell s2421h monitor review 2023

At first look, the monitor appeals to be expensive and futuristic. Thanks to the thin bezels on the sides and top. The bottom signature bar of Dell has been standard for a while now.

Another thing that enhances the look is the matte display or anti-glare display. In other words, it will not behave like a mirror if you have light coming from the back. This makes it more suitable for recording how-to videos.

The front is all black and the bottom silver stand makes it quite a looker.

The back is entirely different from the front. You have a white texture with a Dell logo just above the MESA mounting holes. You get cover if you don’t wish to use the MESA mount. Even then the back looks good. PS: There is no MESA Mount available in the box.

So in terms of look and feel, the monitor feels futuristic and gets our recommendation for looks. Hence 4/5.

Compatibility

Dell S2421HN Back
Dell S2421H Back

You only have 2 HDMI 1.4 slots and an Audio out port. if you have a VGA port or don’t have a graphics card then you will need an HDMI to VGA connector.

You must be aware that a VGA cable cannot transmit audio for you can buy this connector that will even allow you to transfer audio using a USB Slot of your laptop or PC. So if you have a VGA cable, order a connector beforehand.

VGA TO HDMI Converter With Audio
VGA TO HDMI Converter With Audio

In the earlier model, the monitor used to come with a 16A plug, that’s why you will find some negative reviews. But not anymore! We appreciate Dell choosing the Indian standard switchboard size.

However, it is not a deal-breaker you can buy a socket for under 200 Rs in the local market.

No Need of 16A Plug

Hence, in terms of compatibility, we will give it 4.5/5.

Work-Related Usability

This 24-inch monitor is perfect. Be it gaming, working on text documents, writing code, using split-screen apps, and whatnot. In other words, you don’t need a bigger monitor than 24 inches.

Sure you can buy a 27-inch or 32inch maybe use 32inch LED TV as a screen but the text will not be sharp enough for reading or writing. The reason for this non-crispy text will be 1080P resolution. It is fine up to 24 inches. Higher than that, the PPI becomes bad and the text loses detail and sharpness.

So if you need to read or write a lot of content, don’t go beyond 24 inches. if you want to go big, opt for UHD be it 2K or 4K. But not with 1080P resolution.

What about viewing angles? Well, the viewing angles are always good on IPS displays. Be it from the sides, top to bottom, there is very little (no change) in the color we notice. According to Dell, the horizontal and vertical viewing angle is up to 178 deg.

Entertainment

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Dell S2421H Review

What about videos and movies? Well, if you’ll be under 2 meters then 24 inches is going to be perfect. Thanks to the 16:9 aspect ratio, the video experience is excellent. You can consume videos on full screen without any side borders. We’ve tested that on YouTube as well as Netflix.

if you are into gaming then Dell S2421H will not disappoint either. You can max out the refresh rate up to 75hz which is remarkably better than 60hz.

Sure it will not be as good as the 144hz refresh rate but hey you are getting an IPS display, not TN panels. Nothing wrong with TN panels but screen bleeding is an issue on many monitors.

What IPS display can do? Well, the color reproduction is close to the original. Unlike the monitors that boost colors, you will be experiencing the rich and original detail of the content. You can change the color settings as per your liking. More about this is below in the features section.

Dell S2421H Features

The biggest feature of this monitor is the 75hz refresh rate. It doesn’t matter if you have AMD or Nvidia graphics the moment you connect with a PC/laptop that supports a higher refresh rate then you will be able to use it.

Next in the line of good features is brightness. In terms of number, it’s 250 cd/m2. But in day-to-day activities, you will enjoy the brightness.

You can also change the response time from gray to gray. in the normal mode, it’s 8ms. Switching to Fast will reduce it to 5ms and finally, you can even drop to 4ms with Extreme mode.

Changing Response Time on Dell Monitor
Changing Response Time on Dell Monitor

What about colors? Dell has given 8 preset modes namely; Standard, ComfortVew, Movie, FPS, RTS, RPG, Warm, Cool, and finally custom where you can make your changes.

Dell Monitor Preset Modes
Dell Monitor Preset Modes

I found ComfortView to be best when working in white background and black text/black background white text. Rest your try on yourself for the best results below.

So these were the unique features of this monitor. The rest are the basic ones like changing the language or Setting up a lock, etc.

Hence, in terms of features, it’s good. 4/5.

Should You Buy a Dell S2421H Monitor?

Dell 24inch IPS Monitor Review India
Dell 24inch IPS Monitor Review India || Dell S2421H Review

Dell S2421H is a great 24-inch IPS monitor for under 15000 Rs. It has everything one could’ve asked for in a non-gaming monitor. Sure you can do gaming but not as well as LG 24GL650F.

Why We Bought This Monitor?

The biggest reason for going with Dell S2421H is ZERO screen bleeding. if you don’t know screen bleeding is leaking from the backlight around corners.

it’s not risky but will certainly cause a slight issue with black content on the display around the borders of the monitor. Fortunately, Dell S2421H has no screen bleeding. if you want to know about your current monitor, head to this website here and check for yourself.

Then the icing on the cake is the 3-year warranty. So you have a longer piece of mind. Dell is a computer peripheral brand that deals with components or laptops only. Hence they know what they are doing!

I checked a few articles from big tech companies saying this Dell S2421H monitor is average. Okay fine, have a look at which monitors they are comparing it to. All those are double or even triple the price. So that comparison does not make any sense.

if you have doubts go to any Dell store and they will have this monitor in “waiting”. For a demo, you can experience it there.

So it has no shortcomings? No, it does not have everything for everyone. There are no height adjustments or 90-degree rotation.

If these cons don’t affect you the Dell S2421H is a great buy. it gets our recommendation.

Do you still, have any doubts regarding the monitor? Please ping us on the social accounts below. We would love to help you out in decision-making.

Wrapping up

There you go guys this was our Dell S2421H Review after one month of use. if you found this article of any help do share it with others who might be looking for one!

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Angaddeep Singh

Dell S2421H FAQ

Do You Really Need a 16A Socket For Dell S2421H?

No, the monitor comes with a regular Indian socket which is not 16A.

Does it Have a 3.5MM Audio Jack?

Yes, you have a 3.5mm audio out port.

Is There Any VGA Port on Dell S2421H?

No, you get 2 HDMI 1.4 Slots.

Is Dell S2421H Comfortable For Reading?

Yes, the Dell S2421H is quite comfortable for reading text. I work and play for around 14 hours and it’s great. No stain on the eyes.

Can we Connect Macbook With This Monitor?

Yes, you cannot Macbook with this monitor.

Dell S2421H Adjust Height?

This monitor is only tiltable. No option to adjust the height. You can put some books below to raise the height.

Dell S2421H Brightness?

On paper, the brightness is 250cd/m2. In real life, the monitor can go very bright. For reference, at 50 percent brightness in a well-lit studio, it causes no issues of strain or text not being readable. The low and high brightness controls are amazing on this IPS monitor.

Dell S2421H Compatiblity?

The monitor offers two HDMI connections only.

Dell S2421H For Photo Editing?

Yes, you can use this monitor for photo or video editing. The colors are true to real life and being an IPS panel helps to distinguish grey from black.