Best 27-inch PC Monitors Windows Central 2020
The Dell UltraSharp U2719D is the display we'd recommend at the 27-inch size bracket, should you be on the hunt for a professional display with an attractive design and all the features you'd need in a 1440p monitor.
A new monitor with everything you need
Dell makes some excellent monitors, and the U2719D is a fine example. It has everything you need, including HDMI and DisplayPort, IPS panel, VESA support, and a resolution of 2560x1440, so you can get anything you want done.
Who should buy this monitor
You should purchase the U2719D from Dell if you want a 1440p display that has little to no bezel, VESA support for mounting, excellent color reproduction, and offers a great visual experience.
Is it a good time to buy this monitor?
The Dell UltraSharp U2719D is the latest model in the 27-inch UD series, packing all the latest technologies. Older models are still available at competitive prices, but if you want the very best and latest, the U2719D is a great choice.
Reasons to buy
- Sleek design
- Color reproduction
- IPS panel
- Great value
Reasons not to buy
- Not the best for gaming
- 60Hz refresh rate
Great value QHD monitor
Dell's UltraSharp U2719D is a fantastic monitor. The ultra-thin bezel means more screen and less distraction, so you can stay focused on the task at hand, and its 8ms response time means you shouldn't notice ghosting or judder too frequently in games. There's a fast mode, which brings down the response time to just 5ms, makes everything considerably better, but it still falls short of other gaming displays.
Dell offers some excellent value with this display.
One highlight of the U2719D is the plethora of media connections, so you won't have to compromise on what peripherals get to stay plugged in and which ones you have to switch out all the time. We've got DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 1.4, five USB 3.0 ports, and a 3.5mm jack. This is more than enough to hook up various devices on the desk.
And should you grow tired of the included stand, the available VESA support allows the use of a third-party stand or mount, making it an ideal option for multi-display setups.
Alternatives to the Dell UltraSharp U2719D
The Dell UltraSharp U2719D isn't for everyone. Whether you're looking for something that works with G-SYNC, FreeSync, or just something cheaper, there's something for you.
Ultrasharp for an ultra price
To say the UP2718Q is high-end would be an understatement. Not only are we looking at IPS for excellent color reproduction, 4K support, HDR, 60Hz refresh rate, and a 6ms response time, but Dell has also packed in the company's PremierColor technology.
Dell's UP2718Q supports 4K HDR and rocks IPS and PremierColor. What this results in is crazy accurate colors after calibration, as well as awesome contrast with HDR content. The only drawback is the price, which is likely to be way out of most budgets.
Butter-smooth gaming on any NVIDIA-powered PC
ASUS packs everything gamers need into the PG278QR display, including 1440p, a 1ms response time, and an overclocked refresh rate of up to 165Hz.
Partnering up your NVIDIA GPU with a G-SYNC monitor like this ASUS example results in some super-smooth gaming. There's the option of DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB, as well as VESA, if you desire a multi-screen setup using a monitor arm.
One of the best at this price point
You've got a stunning 27-inch 1440p monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate, HDR400, and 1ms response time. Also, with VGA, HDMI 2.0, USB, and DisplayPort connections.
When you want to do some gaming, you'll need a monitor that has a high refresh rate and low response time. This AOC panel has both. As well as the standard input connections, there are also four USB 3.0 ports as well as two integrated 3W speakers and an audio line-in and headphone-out.
Practical & stylish with a simple design
For the price, you get a 2560x1440 resolution IPS panel with excellent viewing angles, two 1W speakers, modes for zero flicker and low blue light to stave off eye fatigue, and more.
This somewhat affordable BenQ display has all the basics that make it a compelling purchase if you cannot stretch the budget to one of the more pricey recommendations. It has a 1440p display, accurate color reproduction, and VESA support for hooking it to a monitor arm/mount.
Of all the monitors available today and out of the shortlist we compiled for this collection, the Dell UltraSharp U2719D has it all. A gorgeous design houses an IPS panel with accurate colors, 1440p resolution, and there's even VESA support for mounting the display to an arm.
It's not the best for gaming, however, rocking a refresh rate of just 60Hz. It's not terrible, but you'll want at least 144Hz if you plan on taking PC gaming seriously. For everything else, the UltraSharp U2719D is an excellent monitor.
Credits — The team that worked on this guide
Rich Edmonds is a staff reviewer at Windows Central, which means he tests out more software and hardware than he cares to remember. Joining Mobile Nations in 2010, you can usually find him inside a PC case tinkering around when not at a screen fighting with Grammarly to use British words. Hit him up on Twitter: @RichEdmonds.
Cale Hunt is a full-time writer for Windows Central, focusing mainly on PC hardware and VR. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and when he has some free time, you can usually find him practicing guitar or reorganizing his ever-growing library. If you hear him say, "Sorry!" it's only because he's Canadian.
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