The Dell S2719DC aims to offer improved HDR and color performance over the Dell S2719DM which was decent but humdrum in HDR usage. This new model now includes a more powerful backlight system that allows the monitor to put out more colors along with a higher HDR600 certification. The Dell S2719DC should be brilliant for HDR games and movies enjoyment, but just how good is its HDR implementation that makes the product cost as much as a premium gaming monitor?
Dell S2719DC Specifications
- Screen Size: 27 Inches
- Resolution: 1440p QHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: In-Plane Switching (IPS)
- Refresh Rate: 75Hz
- Response Time: 5ms (8ms Typical)
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 600cd/m2
- Built-in Speakers: No
- Stand: Height -No
- Stand: Tilt – Yes (-5°/+21°)
- Stand: Swivel – No
- Stand: Pivot– No
- VESA Compatibility: No
- Connectivity: HDMI 2.0 x 2, 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Dimensions with Stand(WxHxD): 24.05″ x 13.94″ x 6.2″
- Weight: 9.92 lbs
Design and Features
The Dell S2719DC incorporates its HDR-capable IPS screen into an ultraslim body with a matte silver finish all over. The front of the monitor doesn’t have bezels thanks to Dell’s InfinityEdge design which is in truth, a dual stage implementation. The aesthetics of this upcoming product make it a suitable match for high-end laptops or for multi-display setups.
The Dell S2719DC is larger than typical desktop displays because its a 27-inch variant, but its proportions are actually modest. The chassis by itself is only an inch deep at the peak of its bulge, while the stand only eats up 6 inches of desktop depth. We also like how the upright is mounted towards the back of the footing which should enable users to push this monitor closer to a wall.
The same stand design from the Dell S2719DM applies here which, unfortunately, still doesn’t include ergonomics beyond tilt. You are also stuck with the mechanism since there are no VESA mounting holes on the chassis. Our guess is that the monitor is too thin and the shell won’t be able to hold the weight once hung.
The Dell S2719DC will also ship with a better I/O feature set than its predecessor. The layout will include a USB-C slot, HDMI 2.0 and two USB 3.0 receptacles with fast charging capabilities. Most of the connectors are lined up towards the cable-tidy hole on the upright, so wire management should be easy as peas.
Display and Performance
The Dell S2719DC boasts a 27-inch IPS panel with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, up to a 75Hz refresh rate, and a 5ms response time. The monitor is also HDR600 compatible for improved depth and colors for games and HDR media. This model will achieve its midrange VESA HDR certification with its improved backlight that has a 600cd/m2 brightness.
In retrospect, the Dell S2719DM could also do 600cd/m2 pulses but it biases towards HDR400 levels only. According to sources, the Dell S2719DC may have a bit of local dimming which is required by the slightly higher HDR600 standard. This new backlight will also help it produce up to 90%DCI-P3 which, a lot of monitors are still struggling to reach.
Combined with an 8-bit panel that supports 10-bit processing, this new system could post massive improvements for the Dell S2719DC when compared to the older model. It’s also worth noting that the improved backlight will add extra vibrancy for SDR content. Users who aren’t too keen on HDR visuals can still enjoy the monitor’s promised image quality.
The Dell S2719DC is actually a 60Hz IPS monitor that allows overclocking to 75Hz. To guarantee this output, you need to have AMD’s FreeSync activated when the monitor is in use. You are going to need an AMD GPU for that, but Nvidia users can still achieve the maximum refresh on a case to case to basis.
The IPS panel on the Dell S2719DC also has a typical pixel response time of 8ms which can be boosted to 5ms via the OSD. This aspect needs further testing, but Dell has been pretty straightforward with labeling their products with this specification. You also find ComfortView settings and Low Blue Light filters in the OSD for a more relaxed computing experience.
Thoughts on the Dell S2719DC
The Dell S2719DC represents the forward steps manufacturers are making to improve HDR performance in the PC monitor business. Dell’s midrange offerings have been lackluster so far in producing the effects sought after by enthusiasts, but we’re glad they are renewing their products. The excellent color coverage could make this ideal for editing work, but we can also tell that it will be great for entertainment purposes.
The Dell S2719DC is scheduled for a US release shortly with a steep, $549.99 SRP. You can already buy a 144Hz 1440p gaming monitor at that price range, but we know it will lower considerably once stock stabilizes. If you are interested, keep checking this page or Dell’s official product site for the Dell S2719DC.