Dell P2720DC Review

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Despite a low input lag and rapid response time, the Dell P2720DC still doesn’t qualify as a gaming monitor due to its low refresh rate, missing FreeSync/G-Sync compatibility, and lacking HDMI 2.1 port.

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Product Snapshot


Intro: The Dell P2720DC is a mid-tier energy star compliant monitor that was launched in 2019. It’s got a stunning QHD display that is great for professional use and a wide color gamut to ensure that colors are very accurately reproduced. The display’s anti-glare coating helps maintain good visibility even in a well-lit surroundings, and with a stand that allows for height, tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustability, users will be able to set it up as well as they need to. The bezels are also thin enough to allow for seamless placement next to a second monitor, and its inclusion of a USB-C port gives it a slight edge over the Dell Ultrasharp U2719DX, which lacks the same. Make sure to get to the end of this Dell P2720DC review to see what else lies in store and find out how it compares to the highest-rated computer monitors in the market.


our Verdict

The Dell P2720DC is a great monitor for those working from home or who need multiple screens for uninterrupted productivity. It has a fast response time and low input lag, but no variable refresh rate or support for FreeSync or G-Sync. The viewing angles and color accuracy are great, but it doesn’t have an HDMI 2.1 port, so it won’t work with PlayStation 5 or Xbox X Series consoles.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great color accuracy
  • Good reflection handling
  • Decent viewing angles
  • Low input lag and quick response time

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor black levels
  • No HDMI 2.1 port for next-gen consoles
  • No FreeSync/G-Sync compatibility
  • No HDR support

Dell P2720DC Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs1
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time5 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)331.8
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,026.6667
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)82.6
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)99
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)78.05
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.9
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)0
Response Time (ms)8
Reflections % (Total Reflections)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)0

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  • PC Mag

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    The Dell 27 USB-C Monitor (P2720DC) offers a broad port selection, a range of ergonomic… Read More


    Tony Hoffman
  • Digital Trends

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    The Dell P2720DC offers a superbly well-balanced monitor, perfect for docking laptops over USB-C Read More


    Niels Broekhuijsen

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