There is limited competition that can rival the Dell S2719DGF in price for features. As of writing, the MSI Optix MPG27CQ is $450 on Amazon, while the Acer RG270 goes for $200, compared to the Dell’s $360 MSRP. However, neither screen can compete with the Dell’s super-accurate color or 155Hz refresh rate. Though some may decry its TN panel, we saw nothing to dissuade us from spending many hours gaming on it.
The package is worth the asking price. It starts with Dell’s excellent build quality and elegant styling. With a solid stand offering a full range of adjustments, the S2719DGF looks every bit like a $500+ monitor should at a fraction of the price. Under the hood, it delivers a reliable 155Hz through DisplayPort and FreeSync down to 40Hz with Low Framerate Compensation. Its QHD resolution means you won’t need to drop $800 or more on a graphics powerhouse to make this monitor sing. Our favorite thing is its superb color accuracy, which near-reference level performance out of the box. It’s one of the most accurate gaming monitors we’ve seen at this price. Our only wish is for better contrast. But that’s something we could say about every TN or IPS panel that comes our way.
If a 27-inch QHD monitor is in your future, this Dell should be on your short list. Its strongest competition is MSI’s MPG27CQ, so your decision comes down to speed and color accuracy versus contrast. Either way, you’ll be a winner.
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