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Dell S2719DGF Review – Budgeted 27-Inch, TN Panel, 144Hz Gaming Display

4.5/5

If you’re seeking a budgeted 27-inch gaming monitor, then you’ll have to check out this Dell S2719DGF review.

Having a similar design and structure to the S2419HGF, the Dell S2719DGF sports the same matte-black and silver finish to the overall display.

Being a TN panel with quick refresh rates and a great response time, you’ll be able to gain a slight edge when it comes down to serious gaming.

And with its overclocking features, you’ll be able to get the most out of the S2719DGF with a few tweaks.

So before jumping on the S2719DGF wagon, let’s dive deep into its specifications, display design, performance, and features.

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 27-Inches
  • Resolution: 2560×1440 WQHD
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz; 155Hz when Maxed Out
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m²
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
  • Built-In Speakers: No
  • Stand Height, Pivot, Swivel, Tilt: Yes
  • VESA Mount Compatible, 100x100mm
  • Connectivity: 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.01, 4x USB 3.0, 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Weight: 13.34-lbs

Display Design

The Dell S2719DGF measures at 27-inches, with a narrow thin-bezel design, which is great for immersion.

With narrow bezels, you’ll be able to connect two S2719DGF monitors as well and have a battle-station ready to go. Also, the top bezels have a vent to let in airflow and dissipate heat.

Additionally, the overall look is aesthetically pleasing, thanks to its matte-black and silver coloring to the overall build. The monitor looks minimalistic and futuristic at the same time.

The screen itself is made up of an excellent matte material that prevents glares and reflections. However, there was still a small presence of reflection when the S2719DGF is placed in a well-lit environment, but shouldn’t be a significance.

The S2719DGF sits on a solid foundation; thanks to its polygon-shaped base, you won’t experience any wobbles nor slight movements. You’ll also find the Dell logo well placed on the stand’s back, with a nice blue color to the logo.

And the stand is ergonomically well designed; you’ll be able to adjust the monitor height, pivot, swivel, and tilt the display to viewing needs.

You can also swap the default stand with a 100x100mm VESA mount for true mobility and flexibility in motion if you need to.

Located at the bottom of the monitor, you can find the OSD panel, which consists of seven physical buttons, all functional. These buttons can serve as a shortcut key for presets as well.

Also, navigating through the OSD menu to change the settings is user-friendly and easy.

Located in the rear, bottom right of the display, you’ll find the connectivity panel, which consists of one DisplayPort 1.2, one HDMI 1.4, one HDMI 2.01, four USB 3.0, and one audio jack. This is more than enough connectivity to plug in your electronic devices. You can invest in an HDMI switch if you need to plug in additional devices to the S2719DGF.

However, the S2719DGF doesn’t come equipped with internal speakers, but it’s always great to use dedicated speakers or a pair of headphones.

Performance and Features

The Dell S2719DGF has a 2560×1440 WQHD, with a 144Hz refresh rate and a quick 1ms response time. This is great if you’re a serious gamer. You can also easily overclock the S2719DGF from 144Hz to 155Hz, another plus on our books.

Thanks to its high resolution, you’ll have more than enough screen real estate to work on multiple creative projects and have numerous windows simultaneously.

The input lag is also very low, which is excellent, and sits around 4.3 ms, which is superb on our books of awesomeness.

And being a TN panel, you’ll receive true speed and performance to gain a slight edge when boiling down to competitive gaming.

The contrast ratio sits around 1000:1 with a brightness level of 350 cd/m², all of which are decent. You may have to turn down the brightness when opening the monitor straight out of the box due to brightness potency.

However, with a limited contrast spectrum, you may experience some grays when viewing rich dark settings and dark environments in the display. Meaning the darks will have a gray to them.

You can also use the overdrive feature, which lets you choose from normal to fast and super-fast settings. However, it’s recommended to go for normal or even fast to prevent any graphical artifacts from appearing out of the blue.

There were no flickers present on the screen, which is a bonus for eyes; because you won’t get any eye strains, which is excellent.

Unfortunately, there will be some backlight bleeding throughout the screen when viewing the display in dark environments and a dark room.

The S2719DGF is FreeSync ready; however, it is not G-Sync certified, so you may have to go to Nvidia’s site and download the relevant drivers needed for full compatibility.

The FreeSync ranges from 40Hz to 155Hz, and once enabled, you’ll be able to experience the true smoothness and buttery-like graphics, and altogether eliminating ghosting and screen tearing during fast-paced scenes.

Overall the Dell S2719DGF performs great with incredible speed; however, you may have to do a bit of calibration and a few tweaks to get the color accuracy levels right and image clarity on point. Other than that, S2719DGF is a great gaming monitor.

Pros

  • Quick 144Hz refresh rate, with a fast 1ms response time
  • Low input lag, around 4.3ms, so no ghosting nor trail blurs.
  • FreeSync and G-Sync ready.
  • Superbly built and aesthetically pleasing.

Cons

  • A significant amount of backlight bleeding

Thoughts and Conclusion

Overall, the Dell S2719DGF is a well put together state of the art gaming monitor that you can get your hands on.

If you’re ever on a budget and need a gaming monitor for your PC arsenal, then the S2719DGF would be your choice.

However, you can check out some of the fastest 144Hz monitors or the 240Hz displays as well.

You can also check out similar monitors such as the Dell S2419HGF monitor or the Acer XF250Q display

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