Dell C1422H 14 Portable Monitor review

Extend your laptop's display with this high quality second screen that's effortlessly easy to use

5 Star Rating
Dell C1422H portable monitor
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Digital Camera World Verdict

If you're in the market for a simple, effortlessly portable and high quality portable monitor, the Dell C1422H is easy to recommend. It's a true 'plug-and-play' screen (providing your laptop has a compatible USB-C port with Power Delivery), and once connected, you're rewarded with great image quality. Whether you simply want more screen real estate for multi-tasking, or to duplicate your laptop's display for work collaboration and presentations, you really can't go wrong with this monitor.


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    Super simple and portable

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    Good build quality

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    Surprising color accuracy


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    Relatively pricey

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    Poor Adobe/P3 color coverage

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We love a good portable monitor. Thanks to the wonders of USB-C, you can extend the display area of your laptop with a second screen and just a single cable. This transfers both the video signal and power from your laptop, providing you have a USB-C port with Power Delivery.

There are plenty of portable monitors to choose from, but if you're after a screen from a respected brand, Dell is an obvious choice. Despite the company's vast range of conventional computer monitors, the C1422H is its only portable monitor offering. Let's see how it shapes up...

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.