Dell P2719H 27″ monitor review: Solid performance at a good price

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The Dell P2719H is a great monitor for consumers and businesses and most users will be pleased with it.

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It’s been a spell since our last Dell monitor review. We’ve had the Dell P2719H 27″ monitor for longer than we should have and I probably should have this review up a few months ago, but I digress. We’ve had the pleasure of doing several Dell monitor reviews and for the most part we love them.

In our latest review, we are taking a look at the Dell P2719H which is a consumer-grade monitor that should please most users. It’s not only versatile in function but also very easy to assemble and delivers solid performance for the consumer market. Read on for the full review of the Dell P2719H — a 2019 Techaeris Top Pick.

Specifications

The Dell P2719H has the following features and specifications:

  • Screen Size: 27″
  • Device type: LED backlight – LCD monitor
  • Panel type: In-Plane Switching Technology
  • Native resolution: 1920 x 1080 at 60Hz
  • Brightness: 300 cd/m² (typical)
  • Response time: 8 ms (normal) ; 5 ms (Fast) – (gray to gray)
  • Screen Coating: Antiglare with 3H hardness
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Pixel pitch: 0.311 mm x 0.311 mm
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1 (typical)
  • Color support: 16.7 million colors
  • I/O: HDMI, Display Port, VGA, USB
  • Adjustability:
    • Tilt: -5° to 21°
    • Swivel: -45° to 45°
    • Pivot: -90° to 90°
    • Height: 130mm
  • Dimensions with stand (WxDxH): 09.9mm x 185.0mm x 394.3 mm ~524.3 mm
  • Weight: 9.05 kg (19.95 lbs)

What’s In The Box

  • Dell P2719H
  • Power adapter
  • Power cable
  • DisplayPort cable
  • Manuals and documentation

Design

Monitor design is probably one of the company’s best attributes. I think they do a pretty good job of making an aesthetically pleasing piece of hardware but it’s not always functional. In the case of the Dell P2719H, it’s both functional and pleasing to look at.

The Dell P2719H has those super slim, almost non-existent bezels on the side and the top. The bottom is still fairly thin but does house the Dell logo and is slightly thicker than the rest of the bezels. The entire body is made of mostly plastics but still feels durable and of high-quality. The back of the monitor has the Dell branding just as most of their monitors do.

The I/O array is tucked up under the back lip behind the stand, as is the norm for most monitors. I don’t particularly like how they hide the I/O and I do wish it was more exposed and easier to get to. One other point to make about I/O, as readers have asked in the past, is that this monitor does not have the ability to be daisy-chained.

Dell P2719H

Dell continues to place the adjustment controls at the bottom right of its monitors. I don’t mind this too much but it would be nice to have them more visible.

Probably the highest point of the design of the Dell P2719H is its adjustability. It is height adjustable, has tilt, swivel, and pivot. Other Dell monitors I’ve reviewed lacked that and adjustability is a huge factor for many buyers. Big points for making sure this was included on the P2719H.

Overall, the design is your average Dell monitor design. It’s not going to be a showstopper piece of hardware but it isn’t the forgotten step-child either. I think most people will be fine with the way the monitor looks.

Dell P2719H
The rear of the monitor.

Display

The Dell P2719H is an FHD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 running at 60Hz. This isn’t a monitor for creatives or gamers or those who need a high-resolution and refresh rate. Most gamers or creatives are going to want to look for at least a 2K resolution along with a higher refresh rate.

That’s okay though. Dell didn’t design this monitor for either one of those categories. The Dell P2719H is aimed at consumers and offices who do a lot of web and productivity work. For that, this monitor is perfect.

Dell says this panel delivers 72% (CIE 1931) color gamut which is good for general consumer use. Dell has also built-in their flicker-free technology which is supposed to help make content easier to view.

The Dell P2719H clocks in at 82 pixels per inch (ppi) and 300 candela per square metre (cd/m²). The ppi isn’t much to write home about but it’s about average for a monitor in this category. The cd/m², or luminous intensity, is pretty good though. I like my monitors to be able to get bright and this one delivered brightness very well.

Colors are pleasing to look at here, not oversaturated but natural, and still vibrant enough to enjoy photos and video but in a clean format. Whites are clean and blacks are acceptable. Overall, this is a nice monitor for everyday use by consumers and businesses. Content creators should look upward to Dell’s higher resolution and faster refresh rate choices.

Dell P2719H
The front of the monitor.

Price/Value

The MSRP on the Dell P2719H is US$359.99 and Dell has it listed for $289.99 right now. At the sub $300 price the Dell P2719H is a pretty decent deal.

Wrap Up

The Dell P2719H is a great monitor for consumers and businesses. The highlight over something like the Dell S2719H is the ability to adjust the height, tilt, swivel, and pivot points. This is most certainly not a monitor for creatives, photographers, videographers, or gamers. But Dell knows that.

*We received a review unit of the Dell P2719H 27″ monitor for the purposes of this review.

Dell P2719H

US$359.99
9.2

Design

9.0/10

Display

9.0/10

Price/Value

9.5/10

Nailed it

  • The Dell price of US$289.99 is a good deal
  • Good color
  • Blacks are great on this panel
  • Nearly bezel-free
  • Easy assembly
  • Tilt, height, swivel, and pivot adjustability

Needs work

  • 1080p isn't the best for creators
  • I/O is tucked under and can be a pain to get to
  • No daisy chain ability
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