The 5 Best Budget Gaming Monitors – February 2019
Depending on your needs, even budget monitors can deliver a great gaming experience. While they…
The Dell S3219D is a decent 1440p VA monitor with mediocre picture quality. It has a high native contrast ratio that can deliver deep blacks in a dark room but cannot get very bright to fight bright room glare. It does not support HDR, and has disappointing viewing angles and poor out-of-the-box color accuracy. On the upside, the S3219D has excellent color gamut for normal use, good gray uniformity, and good reflection handling. It responds quickly to your actions due to its low input lag, and you can only see a small blur trail behind fast moving objects due to the fast pixel response time. It supports FreeSync for a tear-free gaming experience, but the refresh rate is limited to 75Hz, which will deter most serious gamers. Overall, it is a good entry-level gaming monitor.
The design of the Dell S3219D is decent. The entire design does not resemble a typical Dell monitor and looks plastic. It has a sturdy stand coated with a silver finish that supports the monitor well, and the overall build quality is good; you should have no issues with it. Unfortunately, the ergonomics are bad and you will have a hard time positioning the monitor comfortably. It is a very thin monitor, and it is a good choice if you plan to VESA mount it as it will not protrude at all.
The back of the monitor is plain. All of the inputs are housed in the opening where the stand is attached to the monitor. Cable management is serviced by the small opening on the back of the stand, as you can see here.
The picture quality of the S3219D is mediocre. It has a high native contrast ratio that allows it to display deep blacks in a dark room and good gray uniformity, which is great for browsing the web. Unfortunately, it cannot get very bright to fight room glare, and the viewing angles are disappointing, as expected from most VA panel monitors. The color gamut is very good for normal use, but not enough for those professionals in the publishing and printing industries. There is no support for HDR.