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Dell Ultrasharp UP2720Q Review

True Score

79
80
5

Experts

85
10

Consumers

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Experts were convinced that the wide color gamut, high PPI density, and good viewing angles of the Dell UltraSharp UP2720Q compensate for the lack of VRR support and poor black levels.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The 2020 Dell UltraSharp UP2720Q is a mid-tier 4K UHD display that is great for office use thanks to excellent color accuracy, impressive connectivity options, and superb ergonomics. The display has super-thin bezels that add to its stunning design, and at only 9.8 pounds, the display is light enough to move around compared to the Fiodio AF11F. The circular cut-out on its back allows good cable management; therefore owners won’t have wires scattered around the display. Its low input lag and super-fast response times make it suitable for casual gaming, and users who want to carry out photo editing and design work will also appreciate its wide color gamut. Read through the rest of this Dell UltraSharp UP2720Q review to see how it compares to the best-rated computer monitors available.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Dell UltraSharp UP2720Q is a great monitor for design professionals and casual gamers alike. It has a wide color gamut, built-in calibration features, high pixel density, and decent viewing angles. Unfortunately, it lacks local dimming, which affects its black levels, and doesn’t support Variable Refresh Rate, so pro gamers may want to look elsewhere.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Wide color gamut
  • Flicker-free backlight that reduces eye strain
  • Low input lag and fast response times (great for casual gaming)
  • Decent viewing angles

Reason to Avoid

  • Low 60Hz refresh rate with no VRR support
  • No local dimming
  • Not ideal for HDR content
  • Low contrast ratio

Dell Ultrasharp UP2720Q Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time6 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)281
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)1,044.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)95.1
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.55
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)89.7
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)66.7
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.3
Response Time (ms)8.1
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)39
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)43
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)38
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)31
Reflections % (Total Reflections)7.5

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Expert Score

80

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    76
    The Dell UltraSharp 27 4K PremierColor (UP2720Q) is one of the only monitors in its… Read More

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  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Dell’s latest panel isn’t perfect, but it’s close – it has excellent image quality, versatile… Read More

    By:

    Tony Hoffman
  • IT Pro
    55.8

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    If you’re looking for a 27in monitor to set your pulse racing, the Dell UltraSharp… Read More

    By:

    Mike Jennings
  • Expert Reviews UK
    51.58

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Dell UltraSharp U2720Q is a good monitor for most uses. It’s a great choice… Read More

    By:

    Samuel Breton
  • Creative Bloq
    29.4

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    “No bottom line found for this product” Read More

    By:

    Mike Jennings

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