Dell S2719DM monitor review: A great all around monitor experience for the price

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Dell S2719DM

This is a great monitor with some great features, including HDR, 600 nit brightness, great colors, thin bezels, 2K resolution, and great blacks.

TA-ratings-92Oh boy. I feel a little embarrassed on this review because I really should have had it done a month ago. Sorry, Dell. That being said, they were kind enough to send me the Dell S2719DM monitor for review. This isn’t the first Dell monitor we’ve reviewed. As a matter of fact, I have another one I need to get done. Generally, we’ve been pleased with what Dell has been doing with their monitors. The Dell S2719DM isn’t an exception but there are a few gripes along with some praise. Read on for the full Dell S2719DM review!

Specifications

The Dell S2719DM has the following features and specifications:

  • Screen Size: 27″
  • Device type: LED backlight
  • Panel type: In-Plane Switching Technology
  • Native resolution: 2560 x 1440 at 60Hz
  • Brightness: 400 cd/m² (typical), 600 cd/m² (peak)
  • Response time: 5ms (fast), 8ms (normal)
  • Screen Coating: Anti-glare treatment of the front polarizer (3H) hard coating
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Pixel pitch: 0.233mm x 0.233mm
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1 (typical)
  • Color support: 16.7 million colors
  • I/O: 
    • 2x HDMI-in 2.0
    • AUX port
  • Adjustability: Tilt only
  • Height with stand (WxDxH): 452.7 mm x 610.9 mm x 157.6 mm (17.82″ x 24.05″ x 6.20″)
  • Weight: 7.94 kg (17.50 lbs)

What’s In The Box

  • Dell S2719DM
  • Power adapter
  • Power cable
  • HDMI 2.0 cable
  • Manuals and documentation

Design

Dell has been making its latest monitors slimmer, sleeker and much more appealing to the eye. The Dell S2719DM is constructed of high-quality materials and, while it weighs 17.50 lbs. with the stand, it feels rather light. The bezels around the IPS panel are super thin so it feels like you’re almost looking at nothing but display. In my monitor world, there’s nothing worse than fat plastic bezels.

Walking around the display, there isn’t much to it at all. The front has the Dell logo, subtly placed at the bottom of the screen. The bottom edge is where your adjustment buttons are located. Engaging with these will allow you to make granular adjustments to colors, brightness, presets and more. Around the back, you will find the 2 HDMI-in ports as well as the AUX port for headphones. There are no speakers on this monitor.

Dell S2719DM

The Dell S2719DM has a 2K display with a resolution of 2560 x 140 at 60Hz

The ports on the back are easy to reach and use. They’re not tucked under the back of the monitor like so many others. The one thing that is lacking in this design is height adjustability. This has become the norm for many monitor manufacturers and I think we need to go back to at least some height adjustability. The S2719DM also lacks VESA mount support, if that’s something you’re looking for.

Overall, the design and looks of this monitor are super. The only real complaint I have is the lack of height adjustment. Maybe Dell could make a barrel piston adjustment that could integrate with their beautiful new stands? I don’t know the answer, I just know height adjustment would be helpful.

Display

The Dell S2719DM has a 2K display with a resolution of 2560 x 140 at 60Hz. To be honest, I’ve used many 4K displays and I always scale them down to 2K because it makes it easier to read small fonts. So the 2K native resolution on the S2719DM is perfect for my regular use. The Dell S2719DM is Vesa certified HDR and I can confirm the colors here are brilliant.

For the price of this display, I felt the color reproduction and representation was wonderful. Blacks were also deep, not as great as some other monitors but those other monitors cost twice as much or more. Dell says the S2719DM has a color gamut of greater than 85% DCI-P3 and greater than 99% sRGB.

Dell S2719DM

The Dell S2719DM is Vesa certified HDR.

One of the big advantages of the Dell S2719DM is its brightness, 600 nits is amazing for this price range. This means you’ll get a better view in brighter conditions, and the viewing angles are really good.

Overall, this is a great IPS panel with great color, awesome brightness, good blacks with a small needed improvement in the whites.

Price/Value

The “market value” of the Dell S2719DM is $499.99USD and Dell has it on their website for $349.99USD. You could buy it from Amazon as well but they’re actually $5USD more at $354.99USD. For the features included on this monitor, and even with some features lacking, this is a pretty great value.

Dell S2719DM

Ports & Slots:
1. Audio line-out porti | 2. HDMI-in | 3. HDMI-in | 4. Power connector

Wrap Up

This is a great monitor with some great features, including HDR, 600 nit brightness, great colors, thin bezels, 2K resolution, and great blacks. There are some things missing that some may want, such as height adjustability, VESA mount option, and cleaner whites. Overall, I think this is a good buy for most, and the pros outweigh the cons for most regular consumers.

*We received a review unit of the Dell S2719DM for the purposes of this review.

Dell S2719DM

$499.99USD
9.2

Design

9.0/10

Display

9.0/10

Price/Value

9.5/10

Nailed it

  • Super thin bezel
  • Nice looking design
  • Nice color reproduction
  • Not too heavy easy to move around
  • Awesome 600 nit capability
  • Great price

Needs work

  • Whites could be better
  • No height adjustment
  • No VESA mount
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