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Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dell U2719D MONITOR REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0
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.

Test Results
Design 8.0
Picture Quality 6.7
Motion 7.2
Inputs 8.7
Pros
  • Great ergonomics.
  • Outstanding accuracy out of the box.
Cons
  • Can't produce deep, uniform blacks.
  • Limited gaming features.

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8.0

Design

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.

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 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.

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.

Borders
Borders
:
0.3" (0.8 cm)

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

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 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.

6.7

Picture Quality

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.

6.2 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 Local Dimming
Local Dimming
:
No
Backlight
:
Edge

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

8.0 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 in ICtCp
:
N/A
Rec. 2020 in ICtCp
:
N/A

This monitor does not support HDR.

10 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 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 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 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.

7.2

Motion

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.

8.5 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 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 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.

8.7

Inputs

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.

8.9 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 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
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

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.

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.

On-Screen Display (OSD)
Controls

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

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

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
Newegg.com

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
Amazon.com

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
Amazon.com

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
Amazon.com

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.

BenQ EL2870U
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

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.

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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.

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.

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