REVIEW: Dell 2707WFP Part 8
Main signal source S-Video, Composite Video or Component Video and PiP/PbP signal source D-Sub or DVI-D.
Overall, we can confirm that the menu of the Dell 2707WFP is very comprehensive and well-constructed graphically speaking. In addition, it offers sufficient setting options. Unfortunately, use of the menu requires much pushing of the buttons and complicated navigation through the sub-menus.
The buttons give tactile feedback, but turned if the pressure was not applied to the middle of the button in our test. Only after being loosened by firm pushing of the buttons numerous times did they work smoothly once more.
The Dell 2707WFP contains a Samsung S-PVA panel (LTM270M1). It can resolve 8 Bit pro RGB colour, which translates as 16.7 million reproducible colours. According to Dell, the 2707WFP can display 92 percent of the NTSC colour space, which is achieved mainly because of optimized background lighting. The NTSC colour space is a little larger than the Adobe RGB colour space, so the 92 percent advertised is roughly equivalent to 95 percent of the Adobe RGB colour space.
The maximum contrast of the 27-inch monitor is 1000:1, according to the manufacturer, which is visible in a very good black value. The subjective image quality is very good, with fine linear and radial colour gradients as well as grey levels being reproduced without visible streaking.
In our test, the Dell 2707WFP was even capable of clearly exceeding the maximum brightness advertised of 450 cd/m². We measured a full 512 cd/m² as a maximum brightness value, but the minimum brightness is not less than 127 cd/m².
In terms of illumination, our test model demonstrated slight brightening in the corners, but in practice, these were only visible if the room is darkened and a completely black screen is displayed. Under normal lighting conditions, the brighter areas at the corners are practically invisible.
This picture was taken in a darkened room at a brightness setting of 35%.
Measured brightness distribution on the Dell 2707WFP.
When we measured the values, the left side demonstrated somewhat lower brightness than the right side. The largest deviation from the guide value of 140 cd/m² was131 cd/m², found in the upper left-hand corner, which is 93.6 percent of the overall value – a deviation of just 6.4 percent. This is practically invisible to the naked eye and is therefore very good. We also want to mention that our experience shows that illumination within a series can sometimes be different for each monitor.
The viewing angles of the Dell 27-inch monitor are advertised as 178 degrees, so 89 degrees from each viewing direction. However, the 2707WFP cannot keep this promise: Especially from the side and from underneath, clear changes in colour are visible from 80 degrees.
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