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Dell P2419H and P2719H ergonomic Full HD IPS models

The Dell P series are popular amongst users looking for a good combination of all-round performance, ergonomic flexibility and attractive pricing. The Dell P2414H is an example of such a monitor, setting something of a benchmark for many products released more recently. The Dell P2419H and P2719H are new 23.8” and 27” additions to the ‘P’ (‘Professional’) series of monitors from Dell. They have a sleek, unfussy and fairly smart design which is shared amongst many modern Dell models. Key to this is the ‘ultrathin bezel’ design, which comprises a hard outer component and a slim panel border around the image. The panel border blends into the screen when the monitor is switched off, but is visible when switched on as a slender border that’s sleeker than most typical bezels. The bottom bezel is matte black plastic and houses pressable OSD control buttons, towards the right. The stand base is semi-matte silver plastic, whilst the stand itself offers good ergonomic freedom; tilt, height, swivel and pivot (90° clockwise rotation into portrait.

Slick bezels

Slick bezels

The monitors use a 23.8” (P24) and 27” (P27) IPS-type (In Plane Switching or similar) panels with a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution, 60Hz refresh rate and 1000:1 typical static contrast. As is usual for the panel type, strong viewing angle performance is expected, with 178/178° horizontal/vertical specified. The strong viewing angle performance also translates to a relatively consistent image from a normal viewing position, without the gamma and saturation shifts associated with other LCD panel types. 8-bit colour is supported, likely via 6-bit + FRC dithering. A flicker-free WLED backlight with ~sRGB colour gamut coverage is used, with a typical maximum luminance of 250 cd/m² (P24) or 300 cd/m² (P27). The monitors also feature multiple Low Blue Light (LBL) settings to enhance viewing comfort at times where blue light output should be minimised, including the ‘ComfortView’ setting. A 5ms grey to grey response time is specified. The included stand attaches using a quick-release bracket and can be easily removed to make way for an alternative 100 x 100mm stand or mount. The ports and associated features are mainly down-firing and include, as consecutively labelled in the image below; AC power input (internal power converter), HDMI 1.4, a stand lock feature (presumably stops the stand release button being pressed), DisplayPort 1.2, VGA, USB upstream, 2 USB 2.0 ports and 2 side-facing USB 3.0 ports.

Decent port selection

Decent port selection

Further information on the P24 and P27 can be found on the manufacturer’s website. Note that smaller models of the P17H series are also available – the 21.5” P2219H and 23” P2319H. The monitors are available from Dell in the US with wider availability expected shortly, at around $280 for the smaller model and $360 for the larger model. Models with a suffix of ‘HC’ will also be available, featuring USB Type-C ports. These will command a premium of $50 or so over the base models of a given size. We’ll consider reviewing at least one of these, depending on demand and importantly whether a sample can be made available to us.