Dell has introduced its new Ultrathin 27-inch display that features a USB Type-C interface for modern PCs. The S2719DC is aimed primarily at space-constrained business environments, but in addition to being thin and featuring a modern interconnection, the new monitor also carries VESA’s DisplayHDR 600 badge, supports AMD’s FreeSync, and covers 90% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, three important features for multimedia enthusiasts.

General specifications of Dell’s Ultrathin S2719DC are pretty regular for a 27-inch display. The LCD is based on an 8-bit IPS panel with a 2560×1440 resolution, a 400/600 nits brightness (typical/peak), a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a 60 Hz refresh rate (with FreeSync), a 5 – 8 ms response time, and 178°/178° viewing angles. The monitor can display over 99% of the sRGB color gamut as well as 90% of the DCI-P3 palette, which is not typical for office displays. Besides, it also features VESA’s DisplayHDR 600 certificate and therefore can properly display HDR content with up to 600-nits peak brightness.

As far as connectivity is concerned, the Ultrathin S2719DC has one HDMI 2.0 and one USB Type-C input supporting DP-over-USB-C alt mode. In addition, the monitor has a dual-port USB 3.0 hub, and a 3.5-mm audio connector for headphones.

Specifications of Dell's Ultrathin 27-Inch Display
Panel 27" IPS
Native Resolution 2560 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time (Grey-to-Grey) 5 ms in fast mode
8 ms in normal mode
Brightness Nominal: 400 cd/m²
Peak in HDR: 600
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Pixel Pitch 0.233 × 0.233 mm
PPI 108
Color Gamut 99% sRGB
90% DCI-P3
Inputs 1 × HDMI
1 × USB-C
Audio 3.5-mm headphone jack
USB Dual-port USB 3.0 hub
Power Consumption Standby 0.5 W
Maximum 35 W

The main selling point of the Dell Ultrathin S2719DC monitor is its combination of extremely thin profile of 5.5 – 29 mm with DisplayHDR 600 label and a USB Type-C interface. At present, there are ultra-thin displays, there are LCDs that carry DisplayHDR 600 badge, and there are monitors that connect to hosts using a USB-C cable. Meanwhile Dell has managed to bring all three features together in a single product that can address a broad spectrum of customers.

Dell’s Ultrathin S2719DC display will be available from select retailers in the U.S. starting today at an MSRP of $549.99.

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  • voicequal - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - link

    2560x1440 at 27" is spot on if you are running 100% scaling. It's slightly higher PPI than 1920x1080 at 24". 4K would need to be 40" for the same PPI.

    I would note that the LG UltraFine 5K monitor is 27" 5120x2880 , but it typically runs at 200% scaling, so you end up with the exactly the same desktop real estate as a 27" 2560x1440.
  • CedarWind - Friday, August 31, 2018 - link

    No 4k?!?! It's mid 2018!! This would have been nice in 2015. A 16:10 aspect ratio would be a plus too for office environments.

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