The Dell SE2417HG is a budget-friendly gaming monitor with a TN panel which is considered as one of the best ones for superior fluidity of gameplay. It has a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution being able to ensure a high level of brightness and clarity.
The monitor features an average screen size of 23.6 inches and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It measures 25.5 x 4.9 x 15.9 inches and weighs 10.94 lbs.
The Dell SE2417HG has a wide 16.7 million color gamut, 300-nit peak brightness, and a high-dynamic 8000000:1 contrast ratio which together provide a sharp, crisp, and natural picture. It also uses a native 8-bit interface that maximizes the color reproduction. Being a LED-backlit monitor, it also ensures deep dark colors. However, having the TN panel, it can’t offer wide viewing angles (160° vertically and 170° horizontally).
As a gaming monitor, the SE2417HG response time is super fast — only 2ms, which is the closest value to the minimum. However, the refresh rate may not be as high as you expect from a gaming monitor: 60Hz. Although, for non-demanding gaming, it will be more than enough. The monitor doesn’t support AMD FreeSync which may be quite disappointing for some gamers.
This model is suitable not only for gaming. The Dell SE2417HG specs include a wide range of options to customize the image for different purposes. Opening an on-screen display menu, you can switch between 8 modes: standard, multimedia, movie, game, paper, warm, cool, or custom color mode with the help of which you can manually adjust the color settings.
The monitor also gives you the opportunity to adjust hue, saturation, sharpness, color format (RGB/YPbPr), switch from wide aspect to standard while maintaining picture quality, etc. Plus, since the SE2417HG is an Energy Star certified monitor, it also includes an Energy Saver feature which lowers the power consumption to 0.3W in sleeping mode.
The Dell 24 gaming monitor SE2417HG comes with 2 cables: power and VGA. Unfortunately, the HDMI cable is not included in the kit.
The monitor’s body, display, and bezels around the screen have a piano black finish. The matte screen also features an anti-glare coating with a 3H hardness which works perfectly in minimizing reflection from indoor lighting.
The robust, aluminum-painted stand ensures decent stability, so the monitor isn’t shaky. It also has a hole in its center which serves for cable management. In addition, it allows tilting the monitor to –5°/ 21°. The stand features a small footprint, so the monitor will easily fit on a small desk.
The bezels around the screen are quite thick, reducing the viewable area to 83%. The bottom bezel accommodates a row of 5 hotkeys: 4 function buttons (preset modes, brightness/contrast, OSD menu, and exit) and power button.
The ports on the rear side of the monitor include VGA, 2 HDMI 1.4, and an audio line-out.
The monitor doesn’t have a VESA mount, but since the stand is removable, you can mount it on the wall if you buy a special adapter.
So, as you can see from this Dell SE2417HG review, this model can provide you with some impressive features for gaming, like, for example, 2ms response time. It also works great for other purposes, like watching movies or working with text, due to wide customization options in the OSD menu.