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DELL P2719H monitor review

 


Review of the DELL P2719H monitor
Published on 3rd of September 2018

 

Dell is a key player in the market for screens dedicated to photographers or videographers at "reasonable" prices. While Dell has recently paid particular attention to the finish and ergonomics of its displays, the quality of the display of their panels was, according to my criteria, not up to par. The colours were really too imprecise and the homogeneity was critical. Enough to do office automation but not to retouch your images. Well, the situation seems to be changing in this autumn 2018 since the four references I have just tested have all made more than significant progress and this is obviously the case with this Dell P2719H.


This new entry-level Dell display is an alternative to the Dell P2419H for those who need to display menus large enough because it is a 27-inch display displaying the classic Full HD (1920 x 1080 16:9 - pitch 0.31 - 84 dpi). Its panel is matt, with IPS technology (white LEDs), 8-bit LUT table and sRGB gamut. A classic in 2018. On the other hand, its finish and ergonomics are not at all classic at this price level ! The dark grey finish is very sober and elegant, the ergonomics flawless, almost never seen at this price level.


 
 

In a few words...

 

DELL P2719H

$224.99


Finally an economical 27'' panel but displaying Full HD for those who like a fairly large display of texts also capable of displaying beautiful homogeneity and colors with great precision. And as usual Dell adds a top-of-the-line finish and flawless ergonomics - My new favorite for tight budgets in 27'' Full HD - Read my conclusion  

 
   
  Other offers...  
 
$242.80
CDN$ 369.99
$279.99
 
     

 

 

Introduction to the Dell P2719H monitor

Here are, to start, some illustrations of this monitor with a very nice finish :

   
Ergonomics of the Dell P2719H   Dual orientations of the Dell P2719H
Dell P2719H Cable Grip   Connectors of the Dell P2719H
   
  Technical specifications
  Dell P2719H Average price : $250.00
Viewable size/resolution
27 inches 16:9 - 1920 x 1080 - 82 ppi
 
Panel type
LED-backlit LCD monitor (New matte panel)
  Color spaces sRGB
 
Brightness/contrast
300 Cd/M2 / 1143:1 measured
 
LUT table
8 bits
  Response time 8 ms (Normal) - 5 ms (fast)
 
Dimensions
24 in x 7.3 in x 15.5 in - with stand
  Border width 6 mm only !
  Color calibration soft No
  Connectivity DP 1.2 + HDMI 1.4 + VGA + hub USB 3.0
  VESA compatibility Yes - 100 mm
  hood No
  Warranty 3 years - Dell US
  Company dell.com
 
 

What's included

The monitor is sold with:

  • The power cable...!
  • The DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable
  • The USB 3.0 upstream cable (enables the USB port on the monitor).
   
 
 

Important note! Dell monitors do not have an embedded colorimeter

This DELL P2719H does not have an integrated colorimeter so you will need to use your own or buy one.

My purchasing advice: ColorMunki Display or the Spyder5Pro


Colormunki Display review

 
     
   
 

The monitor and its panel - New

1 - Definition/resolution - This is a new matt-finish IPS panel measuring 1920 x 1080 pixels (16:9 ratio) and 59.8 cm wide. Its resolution is therefore 82 dpi. The pixels are therefore a little large for a "normal" viewing distance, but some users need to display slightly magnified texts for greater reading comfort. This panel is therefore made for them. The backlight is a white LED diode type. In addition, any graphics card will do, unlike sometimes 4K displays.

Remark! 1920 pixel (Full HD) definition is usually found on 24-inch displays so you won't have more "space" than on a classic 24'' Full HD itself. It is therefore more a visual choice and a comfort of vision because it is also true that 27'' QHD screens display menus that no one could find too small.

Dell P2719H monitor
 

2 - The panel and its anti-reflective coating - The matte panel has received a discreet anti-reflective coating that does not "mark" the pixels. So there's nothing wrong with that !

   
Buttons of Dell P2719H
 

Screen edge thickness - New!

They now measure 6 mm on each side. So we are not far from the 5 mm record measured on the little brother Dell P2419H. This thinness favours multi-screens. Impressive!

 

   
   
 

To be read!
My advice to choose your photo screen  

Improved ergonomics!

The ergonomics of recent Dell displays is really up to date even when it comes to displays under $300 ! You will find on this Dell P2719H many movements, moreover, offering a great amplitude. There's nothing wrong with that. On the contrary, it is good to report it ! For example, it is possible to raise or lower the screen by 130 mm in order to, for example, rotate it vertically. Yes, even on this 27''! The handling is also very pleasant because the movements are slowed down just the right way. Very pleasant and remarkable at this selling price. This is a first in my testing.

   

The Dell P2719H can be oriented in landscape or vertical

Ergonomie du Dell P2419H

   
 

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.

 

Details of the DELL P2719H and its menu buttons


Dell P2719H connectivity

Only classic, although we can either note or regret the absence of a USB-C plug in 2018.

 

Connectors of the DELL P2719H

 

 

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:

Final report after calibration of DELL P2719H with i1Display Pro

 

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:


Delta E after calibration of DELL P2719H with i1Display Pro

 

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.

 

As on this Dell P2419H, the worst colored patch is this kind of blue. Strangely enough, all the other patches are well below 1.0.


Now harmonizing tests in luminance and color temperature :

 

Uniformity in luminance after calibration of DELL P2719H

 

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...

 

Uniformity in color temperature after calibration of DELL P2719H

 

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.

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  Dell P2719H  
Color fidelity 8,5/10
Uniformity of the panel 8,5/10
Resolution 6,0/10
Ergonomic design 10/10
Inputs 8,5/10
Manufacturing quality 10/10
Value for money 9,0/10

 

  I like it very much...  
 
  • A homogeneous 27 inch monitor of very correct quality under $300,
  • Very correct homogeneity of the panel and especially no light leakage,
  • Matt IPS panel,
  • HDMI + DP + Hub USB 3.0
  • Nice look and very good quality finish,
  • Particularly thin edges (6 mm) for multi-screens
  • Highly ergonomic design,
  • VESA 100mm.
  • My favorite product under $300 !
 
     
  What I regret...  
 
  • Only Full HD (1920 x 1080) where the 27'' most often display the QHD (2560 x 1440),
  • "Only" sRGB but is that really a problem ?
  • No USB-C port.
 
     
  My overall rating...  
 

8,25 / 10, my favorite under $300 !

 
     
  My conclusion...  
 
Not everyone is necessarily looking for a large panel with as many pixels as possible synonymous with texts that are too small and therefore difficult to read. To this clientele, Dell offers in this september 2018 a 27 inch screen at a very contained price since under 300 dollars but offering its rather precise colors, an unexpected homogeneity in this size and especially at this price and finally, I noticed - finally ! - the absence of light leaks. Congratulations Dell and favorites in this price range for those who have this specific need for 27'' Full HD.
 
     
   
 
Dell P2719H

$224.99

$242.80
CDN$ 369.99
$279.99
 
   
 
 
Here is my Full review of the DELL P2719H
 
- Full review of the DELL P2719H
  - Introduction to the DELL P2719H monitor
- What is the DELL P2719H worth after calibration ?
- My rating and conclusion
 

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