The Dell S2719DM is a style-oriented product, but also has performance chops to complement its stunning looks. Its all-metal base and upright along with a matte-silver finish bring design elements that have stood the test of time and hold wide appeal. If you want something that sheds the environs of the typical office cubicle, this monitor is it.
Our testing revealed a few key things. The monitor doesn’t quite cover the DCI-P3 color gamut as widely as other HDR monitors. With about 10% less volume, it gives up a little punch in the brightest parts of the picture. Still, the majority of content looks fine, so this is certainly not a deal-breaker.
The S2719DM’s HDR support is excellent. Even though its resolution is 2560x1440, it accepts 3840x2160 signals up to 60Hz. Competent video processing down-rezzes those signals without issue. The only thing we’d like to see added is a 24p mode for film-based material. Other than that flaw, this thing is great for watching movies. It won’t quite match a VA panel in this regard, but it comes awfully close.
This monitor also boasts fantastic HDR accuracy. Grayscale tracking and EOTF are implemented perfectly, and that implementation extends to the SDR modes too.
Those attributes combined with an attractive price and pleasing design make this monitor ideal for desktop-bound users seeking a good entertainment monitor. Without a higher refresh rate or adaptive sync, it won’t excel at gaming, but for casual play, it’s fine.
Ultimately, the S2719DM meets its design goal while advancing the HDR monitor genre. Highly Recommended.
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