Dell 27 USB-C Monitor P2720DC Review

Dell’s new P2720DC 27″ monitor is perfect for users who want a large, high-quality display with USB-C connectivity. This LED-backlit IPS LCD monitor offers QHD resolution (2560×1440 pixels) and great viewing angles with a 1000:1 contrast ratio, making it ideal for work or home use.  So if you’re looking for a large, versatile monitor, the Dell P2720DC is definitely worth considering. I liked mine so much that I bought a 2nd one for my desk.


Bigger screens are more productive

It’s been shown that we can spend a third of our day in front of a screen which has an impact of health and productivity. Laptops are great for mobility but not so much for long hours of productivity and this is where having a larger screen helps. Multiple productivity studies have demonstrated that using a 27” computer monitor or larger will help increase work output. Using a larger monitor allows you to reduce context switching by having more application windows open at the same time. This allows you to focus on primary tasks instead of secondary tasks like opening and closing windows or moving them around repeatedly to get better views of data. Additionally larger monitors are more ergonomic and can help reduce neck and back strain since they’re at eye level instead of making you look downward as one would with a laptop screen.



What is an IPS monitor?

IPS monitors are quickly becoming the gold standard for display quality, and it’s easy to see why. IPS (in-plane switching) technology offers a number of advantages over traditional TN (twisted nematic) panels. For one, IPS monitors provide much wider viewing angles, so you can see the screen clearly from any angle. They also tend to have better color reproduction, making them ideal for photo and video editing. In addition, IPS monitors typically have faster refresh rates, which can be important for gamers and other power users. Finally, IPS monitors tend to be more energy-efficient than other types of monitors, so you’ll save a bit of money on your electric bill each month. Overall, IPS monitors provide a superior viewing experience, and that’s why they’re the preferred choice for many users.


What is QHD?

QHD resolution is a type of display resolution that offers more pixels than HD but fewer than 4K. The name comes from the fact that it offers four times the number of pixels as HD resolution. QHD resolution is a display resolution that offers 2560×1440 pixels in a 16:9 aspect ratio. It’s also known as WQHD, which stands for Wide Quad HD, because it offers about 77% more pixels on the screen than standard 1080p HD displays. That extra resolution makes QHD displays ideal for use with larger monitors or televisions, as well as for gaming and other demanding applications where you need plenty of screen real estate to see everything clearly. QHD resolution is also becoming more common in smartphones, although the smaller screens mean that you won’t necessarily notice the extra pixels unless you hold the phone very close to your face. No matter where you see it, though, QHD resolution offers a significant upgrade over standard HD resolution.


Dell P2720DC 27″ IPS monitor

The Dell P2720DC is a 27″ QHD monitor with USB-C connectivity. It has an IPS LCD display and LED backlighting. The monitor supports 100% sRGB color gamut for accurate colors and comes factory calibrated. It also features a thin bezel design for minimal distraction. The Dell P2720DC is a great choice for anyone looking for a high quality, USB-C enabled monitor. The IPS LCD display ensures accurate colors and good viewing angles, while the LED backlighting provides bright images with good contrast. The thin bezel design makes it perfect for multi-monitor setups or creative professionals who need as much screen real estate as possible. Overall, the Dell P2720DC is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a versatile 27″ IPS monitor. It may not be the best for high end gaming but I use for may PC games on Steam and have not experienced any issues at all.



Size 27″
Panel Type IPS-Type LCD
Touchscreen No
Resolution 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Pixels Per Inch (ppi) 108
Finish Anti-Glare / Matte
Hardness Rating 3H
Maximum Brightness 350 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Bit Depth / Color Support 8-Bit (16.7 Million Colors)
HDR Compatibility None
Response Time 8 ms
5 ms (GtG)
Viewing Angle (H x V) 178 x 178°
Dot Pitch 0.233 x 0.233 mm

Inputs / Outputs

Inputs  / Outputs 1 x HDMI 1.4

1 x DisplayPort 1.2 Input

1 x DisplayPort 1.2 Output

1 x USB Type-C

1 x 3.5 mm Output



Height Adjustment


5.1″ / 129.54 mm


Rotation Adjustment 180°
Swivel Adjustment 90° (-45 to 45°)
Tilt Adjustment -5 to 21°
Mounting-Hole Pattern 100 x 100 mm
Dimensions (W x H x D) 24.1 x 20.7 x 7.3″ / 612.1 x 525.8 x 185.4 mm (with Stand)

24.1 x 14.3 x 1.7″ / 612.1 x 363.2 x 43.2 mm (without Stand)

Weight 16.03 lb / 7.27 kg
Power Consumption 24.5 W (Typical)

0.3 W (Standby)

In Summary

The Dell P2720DC IPS monitor is great for business and creative professionals who need accurate colors and wide viewing angles. This monitor comes with all the ports you could possibly need, including USB-C and DisplayPort. If you’re looking for a high-quality 27” IPS monitor, the Dell P2720DC should be at the top of your list.

Peter Viola

Creative, customer focused, results oriented, Senior Web Systems Engineer who enjoys providing the highest level of customer service supporting complex Windows hosting solutions. MCITP, MCSA, MCTS

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