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Dell’s U2719DC is a incredible monitor. It’s slimmer and sleeker wanting than the opposite 1440p screens we examined, it had an excellent 1107:1 distinction ratio in our checks, and its shade measurements had been all at a DeltaE rating of round 1.0 or underneath—basically excellent. It additionally has a USB-C port that may present as much as 65 W of energy to a related laptop computer. However at over $400, it’s simply too costly for a non-4K monitor; most individuals ought to shell out the additional $100 for a sharper 4K mannequin as an alternative. In case you ever discover the U2719DC anyplace close to $300, nevertheless, purchase this mannequin as an alternative of the Z27n G2.
We didn’t take a look at the Dell U2719D, which is similar monitor because the U2719DC with out the USB-C port. But it surely’s nonetheless costlier than the HP Z27n G2, so the HP monitor remains to be the higher selection—until you need an particularly correct QHD monitor, don’t thoughts paying a bit extra for it, and don’t care about USB-C now and gained’t care about it for so long as you’re nonetheless utilizing the monitor.
Dell’s U2717D, when it’s on its sRGB shade preset, is a little more shade correct than the HP Z27n G2. It additionally has slim bezels, a totally adjustable stand, a three-year guarantee with Dell’s Premium Panel Assure/Guarantee dead-pixel coverage, conveniently positioned USB-A ports, and DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, and HDMI ports. We suggest the HP Z27n G2 as the very best QHD monitor as a result of it has USB-C ports, however the U2717D is an effective and barely cheaper possibility if you happen to don’t care about USB-C and if you happen to don’t thoughts that the monitor is an older mannequin.
Lenovo’s P27h often prices about the identical because the Z27n G2, and its USB-C port can present as much as 45 W of energy to a related laptop computer—sufficient for many 13-inch laptops. It’s additionally moderately correct: In our checks, all of its DeltaE 2000 measurements had been between 2.0 and three.0. However the Z27n G2 was a bit extra correct, Lenovo’s dead-pixel coverage isn’t pretty much as good, and the P27h is obtainable at fewer retailers. It’s not a nasty monitor, particularly if you happen to discover it on sale for lower than $300, however the Z27n G2 is only a bit higher.
The ViewSonic VP2771 had higher shade accuracy than a lot of the QHD screens we examined, with a powerful 1109:1 distinction ratio and practically excellent DeltaE values between 1.0 and 1.5. Its USB-C port may present sufficient energy to cost a 13-inch laptop computer at or close to full velocity (in line with our 13-inch MacBook Professional, its energy output was about 57 W). However shade accuracy isn’t all the pieces; the VP2771 comes with a chunky exterior energy brick that takes up additional house in your flooring or desk, its three USB-A ports are all positioned inconveniently on the again of the monitor, and its three-year guarantee consists of solely 30 days of dead-pixel protection. Sometimes it’s additionally round $100 costlier than the Z27n G2, and that’s greater than it is best to spend on a non-4K monitor at this level.
HP’s E273q is simply barely cheaper than the Z27n G2, it has shade measurements much like these of our prime decide, and it comes with a smaller however nonetheless complete collection of ports (one HDMI, one DisplayPort, one USB-C, and two USB 3.0 Kind-A). It additionally has a totally adjustable stand and an excellent three-year guarantee, albeit with out the corporate’s Zero Vivid Dots dead-pixel coverage. However as on the Z27n G2, its USB-C port can put out solely 15 W of energy—sufficient to fast-charge a cellphone however not sufficient to energy most 13-inch laptops. And after we related the E273q to a Mac, we needed to flip the monitor off after which again on once more to get the Mac to acknowledge it after waking the pc up from sleep.
BenQ’s PD2700Q is often just a little cheaper than the Z27n G2 however costlier than the Acer V277U. Its port choice is mediocre (it lacks USB-C, and its USB-A ports deal with solely USB 2.0 speeds), and it has large, chunky bezels. On prime of that, it had poor shade copy in our checks—its 1230:1 distinction ratio was the very best of something we examined, however its DeltaE numbers had been all close to or above 3.0. The HP Z27n G2 is barely a bit costlier and higher in each means.
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