Dell P2715Q Review: 4K IPS Monitor For Color-Critical Work

Introduction

The Dell P2715Q is a 4K IPS monitor aimed at content creators who rely on accurate color reproduction for their work. It also features extensive connectivity and ergonomic options. Even though it’s an older model, it’s been relevant to this day thanks to its excellent reputation and reliability.

Image Quality

To start with, the Dell P2715Q monitor is based on an IPS panel which ensures precise and consistent color reproduction. Further, it supports 10-bit color via dithering (8-bit + FRC) for 1.07 billion colors, and it’s factory-calibrated at Delta E < 3 with 99.9% sRGB gamut coverage.

IPS panel displays also have wide viewing angles of 178° both horizontally and vertically which prevent the image from shifting in color and contrast when it’s looked at an angle.

Other panel-related specs include a 350-nit peak brightness and a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio which is standard for an IPS display at this price range; Although you might find a bit brighter displays, they won’t have as accurate color reproduction.

4K Ultra HD resolution provides plenty of screen space and stunning detail clarity on the 27″ screen of the Dell P2715Q due to the high pixel-per-inch ratio of 163 PPI.

Performance

The Dell P2715Q IPS display has input lag of ~14ms at 60Hz, so you won’t notice any delays when using the monitor, even when playing video games.

Next, the response time speed of 6ms is a bit slower than that of modern IPS displays, but there’s no prominent ghosting of fast-moving objects visible.

Our unit of the Dell P2715Q had next-to-none IPS glow and backlight bleeding as well as no dead or stuck pixels.

Moving on, there are four monitor hotkeys in addition to the power button at the right side of the monitor at the bottom.

You can use these buttons for OSD (On-Screen Display) menu navigation and as shortcuts for certain functions when the menu is not on the screen.

The uppermost button changes the picture preset (Standard, Multimedia, Movie, Game, and Paper) while the button below it changes the input source.

Design & Connectivity

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The Dell P2715Q has a sturdy and versatile design with up to 115mm height adjustment, -5°/21° tilt, +/- 45° swivel, 90° pivot, and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options are rich as well and include DisplayPort 1.2 (HDCP 1.4), mini-DisplayPort, DisplayPort-Out for daisy-chaining, HDMI 1.4 (can be updated to HDMI 2.0) with MHL support, a quad-USB 3.0 hub, and a headphones jack.

The earlier versions of this monitor (A00 to A02 models) are limited to HDMI 1.4 (4K up to 30Hz) while the newer variants (V03+) have the ability to enable HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 (for streaming 4K content) via this method.

Price & Similar Monitors

The price of the Dell P2715Q varies from $400 up to $600 while the newer model of this monitor, the Dell UltraSharp U2718Q is available around $450.

In comparison to the Dell P2715Q, the Dell U2718Q has more accurate color calibration (Delta E < 2) and support for HDR (High Dynamic Range), however, its HDR support is software-emulated only, so it’s essentially useless.

If you can get the P2715Q for less money ($50+) than the U2718Q, then we suggest you go for it. Otherwise, go for the Dell U2718Q.

The Dell P2715Q is also available as a cheaper 24″ variant, the Dell P2415Q.

In case you want a 4K monitor, but don’t need professional-grade color accuracy, you should check out our LG 27UK650 review.

For more information, visit our best monitors for photo/video editing buyer’s guide.

Dell P2715Q Specifications

Screen Size27-inch
Resolution3840×2160 (UHD)
Panel TypeIPS
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time6ms (GtG)
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, mini-DisplayPort 1.2, DisplayPort-Out,
HDMI 1.4*
Other Ports4x USB 3.0, Headphone Jack
Brightness350 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (static)
Colors1.07 billion (8-bit + FRC)
VESAYes (100x100mm)

What We Loved

  • Factory-calibrated for precise color reproduction
  • Fully ergonomic design
  • Rich connectivity options

What We Didn’t Like

  • No AMD FreeSync
Dell P2715Q Review
  • 10/10
    Design - 10/10
  • 9.5/10
    Display - 9.5/10
  • 8.4/10
    Performance - 8.4/10
  • 7.9/10
    Price/Value - 7.9/10
9/10

Summary

The Dell P2715Q is one of the most popular and reliable 4K IPS monitors for color-critical work. If you can get it at a good price, get it. Otherwise, go for the newer model.

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