Dell U2719D Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jul 17, 2019 at 08:44 am
Dell U2719D Picture
7.4
Mixed Usage
7.6
Office
7.8
Gaming
7.1
Multimedia
7.3
Media Creation
5.3
HDR Gaming
Size 27"
Resolution 2560x1440
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
LCD Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
No

The Dell Ultrasharp U2719D is a decent 1440p IPS monitor with great ergonomics, wide viewing angles, and outstanding accuracy out of the box. It's a simple 60Hz monitor, with no advanced gaming features, like FreeSync or G-SYNC. It has a great selection of inputs, including a 4 port USB hub, and it can be daisy-chained to a second monitor. Unfortunately, like most IPS monitors, it can't produce deep, uniform blacks, which is especially noticeable in a dark room.

Our Verdict

7.4 Mixed Usage

The Dell U2719D is a decent monitor for most uses. The great stand and wide viewing angles are great for office work, and the 1440p, 27" screen is great for gaming or multitasking. Unfortunately, it doesn't look as good in a dark room and has few additional features.

Pros
  • Great ergonomics.
  • Outstanding accuracy out of the box.
Cons
  • Can't produce deep, uniform blacks.
  • Limited gaming features.
7.6 Office

This is a good monitor for office use. It has decent viewing angles, and the 27" 1440p screen delivers a good amount of screen real estate. The stand has great ergonomics, and can easily be adjusted to an ideal viewing position.

7.8 Gaming

This is a good, but basic, monitor for gaming. It has an excellent response time and low input lag, but lacks any advanced gaming features, like FreeSync or G-SYNC. The 1440p, 27" screen allows you to see more fine details in your favorite games, which is great.

7.1 Multimedia

This is a decent monitor for multimedia. The screen has a great resolution and size, which is great for watching videos, and it has wide viewing angles, great for watching the latest trending videos with some friends. Unfortunately, like most IPS monitors, it doesn't look as good in a dark room.

7.3 Media Creation

This is a decent monitor for media creation. The high-resolution screen allows you to see more of you work at once, and the wide viewing angles and swivel feature make it easy to share your work with coworkers or your clients. It also has an excellent SDR color gamut, but only decent coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space, which isn't ideal for professional photo editing.

5.3 HDR Gaming

The Dell Ultrasharp U2719D doesn't support HDR. For a good HDR gaming monitor, check out the Samsung CHG70.

  • 7.4 Mixed Usage
  • 7.6 Office
  • 7.8 Gaming
  • 7.1 Multimedia
  • 7.3 Media Creation
  • 5.3 HDR Gaming

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Test Results

Design
Design
Style
Curved No
Curve radius
Weight (without stand)
8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)
Weight (with stand)
12.6 lbs (5.7 kg)

The Dell U2719D looks very similar to the Dell U2717D, but with a slightly updated design. The stand is very similar to other Dell monitors we've tested, and it supports the monitor well with very little wobble. Like most Dell monitors, the stand has great ergonomics, and the adjustments are a bit smoother than older Dell monitors.

Design
Stand
Width
9.1" (23.1 cm)
Depth
7.1" (18.0 cm)

The stand is very similar to other Dell monitors and has a very small footprint. It's thin enough that you can still place objects in front of the monitor.

8.3
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Switch portrait/landscape Yes
Swivel Range -40° to 40°
Tilt Range -20° to 5°

The Dell Ultrasharp U2719D has great ergonomics. It has a good height adjustment, very good swivel range, and great tilt range. It can also rotate to portrait orientation, which is great for multi-monitor setups.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 100x100

The back of the monitor is very plain. There is a quick release for the stand, exposing the VESA mounting bracket. There is a hole in the stand that can be used to route cables.

Design
Borders
Borders
0.3" (0.8 cm)

The borders of the display are very thin on all four sides.

Design
Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
1.8" (4.6 cm)

The display portion of the monitor is very thin and looks great VESA mounted. The stand leans back on an angle, so the distance from the monitor to the wall depends on the height it's set to. At the highest point, the distance to the wall is only 4.2".

7.5
Design
Build Quality

This monitor has decent build quality, very similar to the U2717D. One of the buttons on our unit occasionally gets stuck when pushed, but other than that, there are no obvious issues.

Picture Quality
6.2
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1142 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
N/A

Like most IPS monitors, the Dell U2719D can't display deep blacks, which is especially noticeable in a dark room. For better dark room performance, check out a VA monitor, like the Samsung CHG70.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

This monitor does not support local dimming. The above video is for reference only.

8.0
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
335 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
394 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
394 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
394 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
394 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
394 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
392 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
394 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
394 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
394 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
394 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.000

This monitor has great peak brightness, and there is almost no variation in peak brightness with different content, which is great.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene
N/A
HDR Peak 2% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 10% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 25% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 50% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 100% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 2% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 10% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 25% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 50% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 100% Window
N/A
HDR ABL
N/A

The Dell Ultrasharp U2719D does not support HDR.

7.2
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Shift from Left
36 °
Color Shift from Right
39 °
Brightness from Left
45 °
Brightness from Right
47 °
Black Level from Left
75 °
Black Level from Right
75 °
Curve Radius N/A

Like most IPS monitors, the Dell U2719D has decent horizontal viewing angles. As you move off-center, black levels remain almost the same, but the brightness decreases and colors begin to shift. Even at moderate angles, though, this isn't very noticeable.

6.9
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Shift from Below
22 °
Color Shift from Above
31 °
Brightness from Below
30 °
Brightness from Above
38 °
Black Level from Below
60 °
Black Level from Above
20 °

Decent vertical viewing angles. From above, the image fades faster than from below, and the image appears washed out as the black levels increase significantly. This only occurs at a moderate angle, though, and shouldn't cause any issues for most people.

8.7
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.286 %
50% DSE
0.099 %
5% Std. Dev.
0.538 %
5% DSE
0.062 %

Excellent gray uniformity. There is almost no dirty screen effect, but the sides of the screen are a bit darker than the rest.

1.8
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
4.823 %
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

Unfortunately, this monitor has terrible black uniformity. There is noticeable clouding throughout the screen, and the LEDs can be seen along the bottom edge.

9.1
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
Standard
Luminance
100 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
18
Contrast Setting
77
RGB controls
100-100-100
Color Temperature
6484 K
White Balance dE
0.87
Color dE
1.67
Gamma
2.17

Even out of the box, this monitor has outstanding accuracy. There are no noticeable issues with the white balance, and color accuracy is excellent. Gamma follows the sRGB target curve almost perfectly, but some bright scenes are a bit too bright.

9.6
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
Picture Mode
Custom Color
Luminance
101 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
18
Contrast Setting
77
RGB Controls
100-99-100
Color Temperature
6467 K
White Balance dE
0.46
Color dE
0.62
Gamma
2.18

After calibration, the Dell U2719D has excellent accuracy. The white balance is even better, and color accuracy is excellent. Gamma follows the sRGB target curve almost perfectly, and the color temperature is very close to the calibration target of 6500K.

You can download our ICC profile calibration here. This is provided for reference only and should not be used, as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model due to manufacturing tolerances.

8.7
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB xy
98.3 %
Adobe RGB xy
76.5 %

sRGB Picture Mode: Custom Color (Calibrated)
Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Custom Color

This monitor has an excellent SDR color gamut. It has nearly perfect coverage of the sRGB color space, but only decent coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space, which isn't great for professional photo editing.

8.9
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB in ICtCp
96.3 %
Adobe RGB in ICtCp
82.3 %

sRGB Picture Mode: Custom Color
Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Custom Color

Outstanding color volume. Due to the limited contrast ratio, it can't display dark, saturated colors very well, and some colors aren't quite as bright as pure white.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
N/A
DCI P3 xy
N/A
Rec. 2020 xy
N/A

This monitor does not support HDR.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 in ICtCp
N/A
Rec. 2020 in ICtCp
N/A

This monitor does not support HDR.

10
Picture Quality
Image Retention
IR after 0 min recovery
0.00 %
IR after 2 min recovery
0.00 %
IR after 4 min recovery
0.00 %
IR after 6 min recovery
0.00 %
IR after 8 min recovery
0.00 %
IR after 10 min recovery
0.00 %

There are no signs of temporary image retention on the Dell U2719D, even immediately after displaying our high-contrast, static test image for 10 minutes.

8.8
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
8 Bit

Excellent gradient handling on the U2719D. There is visible 8-bit banding, due to the limitations of the display. There is very little visible banding in regular content, which is great.

10
Picture Quality
Color Bleed
Pixel row error
0.001 %
Pixel column error
0.003 %

There are no visible signs of color bleed, which is great.

7.5
Picture Quality
Reflections

Good reflection handling, similar to the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD and the Dell U2717D. In most rooms, there shouldn't be any issues, but if there are a lot of windows, the reflections might be a distraction.

Motion
8.5
Motion
Motion Blur
80% Response Time
5.8 ms
100% Response Time
13.4 ms
Best Overdrive Setting
Normal

Response Time Fast
Response Time Normal
This monitor has an excellent response time, with almost no noticeable overshoot. There are two response time settings, but we recommend the 'Normal' settting, as there is significant overshoot in the 'Fast' mode.

7.5
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-free Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
No
BFI Maximum Frequency
N/A
BFI Minimum Frequency
N/A

The U2719D is completely flicker-free, which is great. Unfortunately, there is no black frame insertion feature to improve motion handling.

6.7
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native
60 Hz
Factory Overclock
N/A
Variable Refresh Rate
No
G-SYNC Compatible
No
VRR Maximum
N/A
VRR Minimum
N/A
VRR Maximum With OC
N/A
VRR Supported Connectors N/A

The Dell Ultrasharp U2719D has a basic 60Hz refresh rate and doesn't support any variable refresh rate technologies, like FreeSync or G-SYNC, which may disappoint some gamers.

Inputs
8.9
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution
9.0 ms
Non-Native Res @ Native Refresh
9.2 ms
Native Resolution @ 60 Hz
9.0 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
N/A
10 bit HDR
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
N/A

This monitor has excellent low input lag, even when displaying non-native resolutions, which is great.

8.4
Inputs
Resolution and Size
Native Resolution 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Megapixels 3.7 MP
Pixel Density 109 PPI
Screen Diagonal 27.0 inches
Screen Area 310 sq inches

The 27", 1440p screen is great for multitasking, as it provides great screen real estate.

Inputs
Inputs
Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort 1 (DP 1.4)
Mini DisplayPort No
HDMI 1 (HDMI 1.4)
DVI No
VGA No
DisplayPort Out 1 (DP 1.2)
USB 4 (USB 3.0)
USB C No
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Microphone In 3.5mm No
Digital Optical Audio Out No
Analog Audio Out RCA No
Power Supply Internal

The Dell Ultrasharp U2719D has a great selection of inputs. It has a single HDMI and DisplayPort connection, and a DisplayPort Out connection that can be used to daisy-chain a second display. There is also a built-in USB hub. Unlike the U2717D, though, there is no mini DisplayPort connection, but this isn't a big loss.

The Dell U2719DC has an additional USB-C port.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
No
HDR10 No
Multiple input display
No

There are very few additional features on the U2719D. There are no internal speakers, and it doesn't support HDR10. It has a DisplayPort Out connection that supports Multi-Stream Transport (MST), which can be used to daisy-chain a second display, allowing for two monitors to be used with a single cable going to the computer.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)
Features
Controls

The physical controls are easy to access, and the OSD is easy to access.

Features
In The Box

  • Manual
  • Power Cable
  • DisplayPort Cable
  • USB-B upstream cable
Note: The Dell U2719DX includes an HDMI cable, instead of a DisplayPort cable.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

We tested the 27" Dell U2719D, which is the only size available. There are two minor variants of this model, known as the U2719DC and U2719DX. The U2719DX is identical but includes an HDMI cable instead of a DisplayPort cable. The U2719DC is also identical but has a single USB-C port, which supports power delivery up to 60W.

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their U2719D doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review. Note that some tests such as the gray uniformity may vary between individual units.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate Notes
U2719D 27" 1440p 60Hz  
U2719DC 27" 1440p 60Hz 1 USB-C port, with 60W power delivery
U2719DX 27" 1440p 60Hz HDMI Cable included

The U2719D we reviewed was manufactured in November 2018.

Compared to other monitors

Comparison picture

Left: ASUS ROG PG279QZ. Middle: Dell U2719D. Right: ASUS Samsung CHG70.
Unlike our other photographs, this picture wasn't taken under a controlled environment, so do not draw conclusions from it.

The Dell U2719D is a good office monitor but has limited performance for other uses. See our recommendations for the best monitors, the best gaming monitors, and the best 27 inch gaming monitors.

Dell U2717D
SEE PRICE
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The Dell U2719D and the Dell U2717D are very similar overall, but the U2719D performs better. The U2719D has much lower input lag, but worse black uniformity. The U2717D has a mini DisplayPort connection, but other than that, there isn't much difference between these models.

Dell U2718Q
SEE PRICE
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The Dell U2718Q is better than the Dell U2719D. The U2718Q supports HDR, although this doesn't add much, and it has better vertical viewing angles. The U2718Q also has better black uniformity and has a higher resolution screen. On the other hand, the Dell U2719D has a flicker-free backlight.

Dell U2715H
SEE PRICE
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The Dell U2715H is slightly better than the Dell U2719D. The U2715H has more inputs, including a mini DisplayPort connection, and an additional HDMI port. Other than that, these two monitors perform very similarly, with no significant differences between the two.

Dell U2518D
SEE PRICE
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The Dell U2518D is better than the Dell U2719D for most uses. The U2518D supports HDR and it has better black uniformity. The U2719D, on the other hand, has a larger screen and lower input lag, which might be better for some people.

LG 27UK650-W
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The LG 27UK650-W is much better than the Dell U2719D. The LG 27UK650-W can deliver much more uniform blacks, which is great for a dark room and supports HDR. The LG can display more content on the screen thanks to the native 4k resolution, and supports FreeSync to please gamers. The Dell U2719D has better ergonomics and is easier to place in a comfortable position.

Dell UltraSharp U2721DE
SEE PRICE
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The Dell UltraSharp U2721DE and the Dell U2719D are very similar overall. The U2721DE has slightly different inputs, with the addition of a USB-C port and an ethernet port. Other than that, there are no significant differences between these two models.

BenQ EL2870U
SEE PRICE
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The Dell U2719D is a bit better than the BenQ EL2870U. The U2719D has significantly better ergonomics, wider viewing angles, and better gray uniformity. The EL2870U, on the other hand, supports HDR, although this doesn't add much, and it has better black uniformity and a higher resolution screen. The EL2870U also supports FreeSync, for a nearly tear-free gaming experience.

LG 27GL850-B
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The LG 27GL850-B is much better than the Dell U2719D. The LG has a higher refresh rate, significantly better motion handling, and supports FreeSync. The LG also has slightly better viewing angles and a significantly better black uniformity. However, the Dell has much better ergonomics, reflection handling, and color accuracy.

ASUS TUF VG27AQ
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is significantly better than the Dell U2719D. The ASUS has a much higher refresh rate, much better motion handling, and supports FreeSync. It also supports HDR and has a lower input lag, but the Dell has better color accuracy, reflection handling, and a slightly higher peak brightness.

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