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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
The Dell U2719D has decent picture quality. Like most IPS monitors, it can't display deep, uniform blacks in a dark room. It has great peak brightness, though, and decent viewing angles, typical of IPS monitors. This monitor has excellent gray uniformity, outstanding gradient handling, and good reflection handling. Like many Dell monitors, it also has outstanding accuracy out of the box.
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.
This monitor has great peak brightness, and there is almost no variation in peak brightness with different content, which is great.
The Dell Ultrasharp U2719D does not support HDR.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Dell Ultrasharp U2719D has decent motion handling. It has an excellent response time, and the backlight is completely flicker-free, which is great. Unfortunately, it has a 60Hz refresh rate and doesn't support any variable refresh rate technologies, like FreeSync or G-SYNC, which might disappoint some gamers.
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.
The Dell U2719D has outstanding low input lag, great for gaming. The 1440p resolution and 27" screen is great for multitasking, as it delivers a good amount of screen real estate, and you can comfortably work with multiple windows open. This monitor also has a good selection of inputs, including the ability to daisy-chain to a second monitor, and it has a built-in 4 port USB hub. The U2719DC variant also has a USB-C port.
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.
The Dell U2719D is a very basic monitor, with very few additional features. The OSD has been updated since the U2717D, but is still just as easy to use and navigate.
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.
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.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.