The Dell S2719DM Ultra-Thin FreeSync HDR Monitor Review

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Our Verdict, Dell S2719DM Specifications, Price + Availability


Our Verdict

The Dell S2719DM (Malaysia | US | UK) is a work of art. It is not only incredibly thin, it is really sleek and sexy. Quite unlike the utilitarian design of the traditional Dell monitors. It was obviously designed to be proudly displayed in public, not hidden in an office.

In addition to its slim form factor, the S2719DM also has very thin bezels, qualifying it as an InfinityEdge display. This allows for a more immersive working or gaming experience, especially when you plan to use two or three of them together.

Dell S2719DM Ultra-Thin FreeSync HDR Monitor Review

The Dell S2719DM has some gaming chops, even though it is not a gaming monitor. It supports AMD FreeSync, albeit with a maximum refresh rate of 60 Hz at its native resolution. It won’t match the high refresh rates and low response time of gaming monitors, but it will do just fine for gaming after a hard day’s work.

It is also a VESA DisplayHDR 400-certified monitor, although this is the most basic HDR certification. It lacks local dimming capability, which is necessary to deliver deeper blacks.

It is also important to point out that the Dell S2719DM (Malaysia | US | UK) has a typical brightness of 400 nits, with a peak brightness of 600 nits. This is much brighter than typical WQHD monitors, which is not only important for HDR, but also allows for better image quality in bright environments.

Its sleek design comes with some disadvantages though. The fixed hinged stand, which looks great, does not allow for changes in the display height. Heck, it doesn’t even swivel. All it can do is tilt downwards by 5°, and upwards by 21°. This is the price you have to pay for such a sleek design.

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The other problem – its limited connectivity options. It only comes with two HDMI ports. While HDMI is, no doubt, common and supported by practically all computers and media players, a DisplayPort or a mini-DP port would have been most welcomed.

This is particularly important for those who intend to use two or more of these monitors – most graphics cards come with just one HDMI port, but two or more DisplayPorts. With only HDMI input, you will need a DP-to-HDMI converter for the second and third monitors.

But if you can live with these relatively minor disadvantages, you can literally have your cake and eat it too. The Dell S2719DM (Malaysia | US | UK) offers a great combination of features and capabilities in a beautiful package.

As such, we feel it deserves no less than our Reviewer’s Choice Award. Great job on the S2719DM!

Tech ARP Reviewer's Choice Award


Dell S2719DM Specifications

SpecificationsDell S2719DMDell S2718DDell S2718HDell S2716DG
Tear-Free TechnologyAMD FreeSync
48 Hz to 60 Hz
NoneAMD FreeSync
48 Hz to 60 Hz
30 Hz to 144 Hz
HDR CapableYes, HDR10Yes, HDR10Yes, HDR10No
Viewable Size27" / 68.6 cm27" / 68.6 cm27" / 68.6 cm27" / 68.6 cm
Resolution2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz2560 x 1440 @ 144 Hz
Panel TypeIPS (In-Plane Switching)IPS (In-Plane Switching)IPS (In-Plane Switching)TN (Twisted Nematic)
Face Plate Coating3H anti-glare coating3H low-haze coating3H anti-glare coating3H anti-glare coating
BacklightLED Edge LightLED Edge LightLED Light BarLED Edge Light
Contrast Ratio1000 : 1
8 million : 1 (DCR)
1000 : 1
8 million : 1 (DCR)
1000 : 1
8 million : 1 (DCR)
1000 : 1
Brightness400 cd/m2 (typical)
600 cd/m2 (peak)
300 cd/m2 (typical)250 cd/m2 (typical)350 cd/m2 (typical)
Response Time8 ms (normal)
5 ms (fast)
8 ms (normal)
6 ms (fast)
6 ms (normal)3 ms (normal)
1 ms (fast)
Max. Viewing Angle178° vertical / 178° horizontal178° vertical / 178° horizontal178° vertical / 178° horizontal160° vertical / 170° horizontal
Colour Gamut>99% of sRGB; >85% of DCI-P399% of sRGB99% of sRGB82% (CIE1976), 72% (CIE 1931)
Connectivity2 x HDMI 2.0
1 x Audio Line-Out
1 x HDMI
1 x USB- C / DP 1.2
2 X USB 3.0 ports
1 x USB 3.1 input port
1 x Audio line-out
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x Audio Line-in
1 x Audio Line-out
1 x Speaker port
1 x HDMI 1.4 connector
1 x DP 1.2 connector
4 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x Audio Line-out
1 x Headphone port
AdjustabilityTilt : 5° down, 21° upTilt : 5° down, 21° up
Swivel : 45° left, 45° right
Tilt : 5° down, 21° upTilt : 5° down, 21° up
Swivel : 45° left, 45° right
Height : 130 mm
Power Consumption29 W (Typical)
42 W (Maximum)
30 W (Typical)
35 W (Maximum)
24 W (Typical)
50 W (Maximum)
47 W (Typical)
90 W (Maximum)
Warranty3 years Advanced Exchange Service3-Year Advanced Exchange Service and Premium Panel Guarantee3 years Advanced Exchange Service3 years Advanced Exchange Service


Dell S2719DM Price + Availability

The Dell S2719DM is available with immediate effect with a recommended retail price of RM 1,889 / US$499.99. If you are in the US, it’s currently on offer :

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