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Dell 2709W 27-Inch LCD Widescreen Monitor (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

3.5 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • Large 27" viewing screen
  • Full HD Resolution
  • 9-2 Media Card Reader
  • DisplayPort interface
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
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Product Description

Product Description

Everything is clearer in HD – graphics, documents, video, games, even e-mail. The UltraSharp 2709W, with native 1920 x 1200 resolution and DVI with HDCP, delivers superior, life-like clarity and vivid digital video audio detail. Enable high-definition playback and turn your desktop into a home theatre with HDMI and HDMI 2.0 or 5.1 channel audio output. Extensive connectivity options enhance the HD experience allowing you to connect entertainment devices such as DVD/DVD recorders, PS3, and Blu-Ray/HD DVD consoles. Integrated HDMI and DisplayPort, the next standard of digital interfaces for connecting LCD displays to computers, ensure that your monitor can connect using today’s standards and the standards of the future. DisplayPort is the new industry-standard digital interface replacing DVI and VGA long term.


Go beyond high definition resolution with the 27-inch Dell 2709W UltraSharp LCD widescreen monitor, which delivers amazing 1920 x 1200 native resolution and provides 30 percent more onscreen space than a Dell 20-inch monitor. It also features a spectacular 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and lightning fast 6ms (millisecond) response time for wider, more accurate color detail, razor-sharp images and fluid motion. Turn your desktop into a home theater with high-definition playback via HDMI and HDMI 2.0 (with 5.1 channel audio output), DVI with HDCP, and the new DisplayPort video technology.

The 27-inch Dell 2709W high-definition LCD monitor includes a multi-format memory card reader and USB ports for managing your PC's peripherals.
  • 110 Percent Color Gamut. Images come to life with Dell TrueColor technology. A wider, more accurate spectrum of reds, blues and greens will dazzle.
  • 3000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio. Sharpen your visual experience with deeper blacks, brilliant image quality and crisp, easy-to-read text.
  • 6 Millisecond Response Time. Faster response reduces ghosting and takes the blur out of fast-moving multi-media images.
  • 400 Nits Brightness. High brightness improves viewing in well lit environments and transforms high-definition playback.
  • UltraSharp Advantage. Easy swivel, tilt and height adjustment raise viewing comfort and flexible connectivity options add user convenience.
  • Easy Access to External Media. Display photo slideshows using the 9-in-2 memory card reader integrated into the side of the display. The 2709W can also be used as a high-speed USB 2.0 hub with 1 upstream USB port and 4 downstream USB ports.
  • Touch Sensor Control Buttons.
  • Tilt-Adjustable Panel. You can position the screen to your preferred, most comfortable viewing angle, and it includes integrated cable management to keep your desk uncluttered.
  • Premium Panel Guarantee. Protect your UltraSharp investment against even one bright pixel--guaranteed.

Extensive Connectivity
Extensive connectivity options enhance the HD experience allowing you to connect entertainment devices such as DVD/DVD recorders, PS3, and Blu-Ray/HD DVD consoles. Integrated connections for HDMI and DisplayPort--the next standard of digital interfaces for connecting LCD displays to computers--ensure that your monitor can connect using today's standards and the standards of the future. DisplayPort is the new industry-standard digital interface replacing DVI and VGA long term.

The benefits of DisplayPort include:

  • Twice the performance of DVI for higher resolutions, color depths and refresh rates
  • Smaller connector and thinner cable than DVI
  • Longer plug and play cable support than DVI
  • HDCP (High Definition Content Protection)
DisplayPort on the Dell UltraSharp 2709W will enable you to take advantage of advanced graphics cards and systems as they become available.

Dual Monitors
Pump up productivity--and multi-tasking--with dual UltraSharp monitors. The 2709W offers narrow-bezel design for a near seamless, side-by-side picture. Eliminate screen clutter and move quickly and easily between applications.

A Desktop for Your Laptop
Turn your portable PC into a big screen star. The UltraSharp 2709W offers fast and flexible connectivity options for laptop computers. It's ideal for big multimedia presentations or simply greater desktop usability and comfort.

Going Green
Dell is dedicated to the development of environmentally conscious products and programs. The UltraSharp 2709W demonstrates our commitment by consuming less electricity and producing less heat than CRT monitors. The slim, flat panel design requires fewer raw materials and less packaging--further reducing environmental impact. This monitor is Energy Star 4.0 certified, and has received a Silver EPEAT designation for meeting standards to help reduce its environmental impact.

The Premium Panel Guarantee
Designed and manufactured to our highest standards, Dell flat panel monitors deliver the quality and reliability you expect behind the Dell logo. Each monitor is thoroughly tested and backed by a Dell Limited Warranty. The versatile UltraSharp flat panel monitors are protected by Dell's Premium Panel Guarantee, which promises to replace your monitor if even one bright pixel is discovered during the limited warranty period.


  • Video inputs: VGA, HDMI, DVI-D with HDCP, and DisplayPort
  • Viewing angle: 178°/178°
  • Color support: 1.07 billion colors; 110% color gamut
  • Pixel pitch: 0.303mm
  • Memory card compatibility: CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Secure Digital (SD), MultiMedia Card (MMC), SmartMedia, xD Picture Card
  • Security port: Yes (cable lock sold separately)
  • Power consumption - operational: 160 watts maximum, 105 watts normal
  • Power consumption - sleep: Less than 2 watts
  • Dimensions: 24.9 x 7.9 x 17.8 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 18.3 pounds (LCD panel only)

What's in the Box
This package includes the 2709W LCD monitor, power cord, VGA cable (VGA to VGA), DVI cable, DisplayPort cable, USB cable, and CD user guide and documentation. It's backed by a Dell 3 Year Limited Hardware Warranty and includes our 3 Years Advance Exchange (AE) Service. And should you need technical support, you can call toll-free within the U.S. for the duration of the warranty.

Product Information

Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 27 inches
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Brand Name Dell
Item model number 2709W
Item Weight 18.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 24.9 x 7.9 x 17.8 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 24.89 x 7.87 x 17.79 inches
Color Black
Power Source AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

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3.5 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #3,686 in Computers & Accessories > Monitors
Shipping Weight 32 pounds
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Date First Available March 25, 2009

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By Eric F. Lawson on September 19, 2009
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I had a good HP monitor "or so I thought" but could never get good prints on my professional large format photo printer. What does one have to do with the other? EVERYTHING thats what! Even though my old monitor was calibrated monthly my prints were always dark and skin tones looked really bad considering what I saw on screen and the fact that the images came out of my Canon DSLR's and "L" glass and I always shoot in RAW mode. Then I learned that most consumer monitors are of the TL variety and don't accurately display enough gamut to do professional work. I always wondered why the pros used $2,500.00 Eizo monitors when you could get the same size one at Best buy that looked just as good to the naked eye for $300.00. This is not an Eizo but it's as close as you can get for $750.00 and is light years ahead of the consumer ones at Best Buy. And as soon as I plugged this bad boy in and calibrated it with a Huey ALL my printing problems disappeared. I can now print with professional results that look extremely close to what it shows on the monitor for the first time ever. I have been fighting that one for years now, tried different printers, calibrating equipment, Photoshop CS3 & CS4, Lightroom and it still looked terrible. New high end monitor and problem solved!!! SOOOO, if your a photographer spend the extra money to get an SPVA or similar type and stay away from the cheap TN monitors that places like Best Buy sell. If all you want is a gaming monitor or something for general use then get a cheap TN type. For more information on monitor types look here [...] There are reasons some things are so much more expensive than others that look the same.
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Very good monitor if, like me, you like your pixels to have a nice big size :) This is a bit easier to read than the 24'' monitors (has same 1920*1200 resolution, but with 3 extra inches).

The monitor is very well built, feels extremely sturdy and solid. Height is easily adjustable, it swivels and turns nicely. No portrait mode though (like the Dell 24''). The integrated USB hub is extremely useful. Image is nice and crisp, from almost any angle. It even did quite OK with games, didn't see any "ghosting" effects whatsoever.

Cons: The color calibration however is obviously quite a bit off. I didn't find any controls to tweak the color settings, except presets... For me the "Adobe RGB" preset was seemingly the most accurate, but there is no way to calibrate the color components directly. Browsing through the monitor's menu is not practical, the menu keys are very beautiful and fancy but not very ergonomic.

[Edit, after 4 months usage]
After using this monitor for a few months, I'd like to remove one star from my rating because of the controls: they are the worst I've ever dealt with!
I love the picture and size of the monitor, and thankfully I don't have to switch sources or tweak the settings all that much. But man are those controls awful!
You have to approach your finger in a certain way, you can't be too fast or too slow when pressing them., and you have to press for a precise amount of time, under the right angle for it to work!

Whoever came up with that design: please stop! Do not, under any circumstance use that design on another monitor again! It is completely unnerving and gets me mad every time I have to deal with them. Worst design ever.
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As a graphic designer, the quality of my monitor is critical. I previously had a LaCie 22" CRT and loved it. But it was time to upgrade and get the 50lb beast off my desk.
LaCie offers a larger LCD monitor but it was out of my price range at the time so I opted for a Dell. Another designer had recommended it and I trusted their judgment.
Overall, I am satisfied with the quality and reliability. The screen is huge - 27" offers a ton of desktop space and allows for multiple screens and toolbars to be open while still viewing your work.
It was easily calibrated using my Colorvison Spyder. I didn't have any more trouble adjusting the controls for calibration than any other monitor.
It is bright but that can be controlled. It is easily viewed in bright light and a dark room. My office has four large windows so during the day it is well lit but still easily viewable.
I love the convenience of the extra USB and card reader ports on the side. All have worked well.
It is lightweight and adjusts height and angle very easily.
I have had no problems with any pixels yet.
There are two drawbacks to this monitor which may be true of every LCD. The clarity is not as good as the old CRTs. I lost some detail in grayscale and Photoshop work (but after almost one year of use, I am used to it now).
I wish it had a higher resolution setting than 1920 x 1200. I stepped up in screen size from my old LaCie but went down in available resolution. So in the end, I didn't really get a proportional increase in screen size. From my research, this seems to be the maximum resolution for LCD monitors this size.
I would recommend this but if money weren't an issue, I would probably go back to a LaCie.
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Pros: Big 27 inches. Multi card reader-great for photographers or anyone that carries data in SD or CF cards. Super easy to set up-less than 20 minutes. Very cool touch sensitive controls. Right sized pixels - makes it very easy to read text.

Cons: Out of the box - a bit too bright on the brightness side. Easy fix with a monitor calibrator like the Huey Pro - easy peasy!

Summary: An awesome piece of "real-state" I can bring multiple windows at the same type without sacrificing space and having to scroll lef-right, right-left, or up-down, down-up. Great to work with applications like Adobe Lightroom - you can bring all the tools and plates that you want without getting into your work area. I've owned several LCD monitors and in my humble opinion, this one is the best out there. I was considering the 30 inch Apple Cinema, but then again in this economy one is going to look for the biggest bang for your buck, and believe you me - this is it.
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