The buttons of the screen menu
The keys of the screen menu are classic, i. e. via small buttons under the screen on the right. The ON/OFF button is illuminated.
Dell P2719H connectivity
Only classic, although we can either note or regret the absence of a USB-C plug in 2018.
What is the value of the Dell P2719H 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 screen compared to other other monitors on the market. I connected it with the Thunderbolt 2 cable on one side (MiniDisplayPort) and DisplayPort on the other.
Note on the quality of the display before calibration - Unfortunately, this is sadly classic : warm and yellowish. Well, well, well, you absolutely have to calibrate it, however, I notice that the homogeneity is there and no light leaks in the dark. Very good points !
I chose the following screen settings :
- Color mode : Standard
- Brightness : 22% 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, choose the generic screen profile in the system preferences before starting a possible calibration unless your screen comes out of the box.
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 turns yellow rather than warm, unlike high-end displays).
- 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, especially in Windows 10) and obviously V4 if you know what you are doing.
And the result is?
First subjective impressions after this calibration...
Even at the exit of the cardboard, the panel displays neutralized grays so it can only be even better after calibration but the base is "healthy". My biggest surprise on this screen at less than $300 was clearly the more than correct homogeneity and absence of light leaks that I have known about more ancient Dell references in this price range.
What does the final report say after calibration:
Color temperature (TC) of 6478 K for 6500K represents a very good score on an entry-level display ! The 1144:1 contrast is in the upper range of the white LED panels.
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 monitors on this site:
The average Delta E standard 2000 is 0.60 so particularly good, especially for an entry-level display.
The Delta E of 4.78 for the worst patch is on the other hand really high as on the Dell P2419H and thus makes much lower the average which, without it, would be below the 1 ! Fortunately, this color is not a flesh or sky color. And strangely enough, only this patch is really a mess. All the others are in a very good average.
Now harmonizing tests in luminance and color temperature :
Results above the high average for an entry-level screen. That's enough, especially since the visual impression when you display a blank web page or even a black page is really good. Dell had got us used to much worse...
Results above the high average for an entry-level monitor. That's enough, especially since the visual impression when you display a blank web page or even a black page is really good despite the large size of the screen. Dell had accustomed us to much worse... especially in 27 inches.