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Dell U2520D UltraSharp USB-C 25 Inch QHD (2560x1440) Monitor, 60Hz, IPS, 5ms, HDR, 2x USB-C, 2x DisplayPort, HDMI, 3x USB, 3 Year Warranty, Silver

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You can improve the color dE to an average of only 1.13 if you have a colorimeter, but we think it is unnecessary unless you are into editing and content creation. The extra cost of the gadget plus the high-side price of the Dell U2520D is too much, and the total can get you a higher-tiered model that will perform better in this regard. The only setting you need to touch right away is brightness since you need to find a perfect level that is comfortable for your eyes during extended use. Since 1982, PCMag has tested and rated thousands of products to help you make better buying decisions. See how we test. Navigation through the U2520D’s onscreen display (OSD) is easy and intuitive. It is controlled by four small, physical buttons next to the power button on the right side of the monitor’s bottom bezel. When you press any of them, all four buttons become labeled by illuminated icons above them. Once you enter the menu system, they are identified by up, down, and right arrows, plus close. The U2520D is a good choice for a multi-monitor array. You can use the DisplayPort-out connection to daisy-chain a second monitor, which will be automatically detected and configured using Dell Express Daisy Chaining, which I first tested in the Editors’ Choice Dell 27 USB-C Monitor (P2720DC) mentioned up top. The OSD: Intuitive Navigation

The buttons make it easy to navigate through the OSD. You can change color space, input source, brightness, contrast, and a host of other parameters. Note that if you daisy-chain a second monitor, you will first want to enable the MST setting in the Display menu. It Nails the sRGB Color Space But if you ever wanted to ditch the D6000 -- which you may want to -- then since the XPS 15 supports video output and system charging on all of its USB-C ports, then no you would not need a separate DisplayPort cable for video. Again, USB-C is capable of carrying power, video, and USB data all simultaneously and all over a single cable, as long as your laptop's USB-C port supports all of those things, which is the case here. When I said "send video to your display", I didn't mean movies. I just meant that you could send a video signal to your display that will allow it to display an image, and therefore would not need DisplayPort when using a USB-C to USB-C cable.

The Dell U2520D is a well-designed and equipped monitor for a variety of roles in business and home use cases. The monitor’s connectivity layout is easily one of the best in the market now, while the functional features such as the ergonomic stand make it a good buy if you want something that’s very user-friendly. The IPS panel also provides great image quality which does not need calibration to get a balanced or correct image output.

Dell claims color-gamut coverage of 99 percent of the sRGB color space, the standard color space used on the web and in many other applications, out of the box. The U2520D surpassed that, covering 99.9 percent of sRGB. Dell also reduced the footprint of its 2020 offerings without sacrificing its stability once propped up on a desk. The base on this model only needs 7.28 inches of depth, and it won’t consume more horizontal space than your average office display. The chassis itself is also noticeably slimmer, giving you that minimalistic and modern vibe that not a lot can offer. This model offers a pixel density of around 117PPI which isn’t close to 4K monitors, but sharp enough to produce clear and detailed images. Small objects like text can become less legible for some users, but as long as your eyesight is healthy you won’t have any problems. Gaming and videos look great since the pixels aren’t noticeable on this device when it viewed at a normal distance.Build quality is fantastic like most Dell monitors, so you have no reason to doubt the Dell U2520D’s reliability and durability. The plastics feel reinforced and sturdy, while the seams and edges are straight and smooth. The device doesn’t exhibit any kind of wobbling so you won’t see annoying vibrations on the screen if you are a heavy typer. The stand on the Dell U2520D is fully flexible, so its easier to arrange your desktop in a suitable way that is both comfortable and functional. It also comes in handy if you want to set up multiple displays, especially since this model supports daisy-chaining. You can opt for a VESA mount with a 100 x 100 bolt pattern, but we only think it’s necessary in extreme or special circumstances.

The U2520D has a VESA DisplayHDR 400 rating, the most basic level of VESA’s HDR scale. It has several HDR settings: DisplayHDR, Movie HDR, and Game HDR. It’s worth experimenting with them to see which you find the most pleasing. Below is a chromaticity chart of the sRGB color space, which was generated when testing in Standard mode. The area within the triangle represents all the colors that can be made by mixing the primary colors red, green, and blue. The circles, representing my measurements, mostly lie a bit outside the triangle and are fairly evenly spaced.

Use the USB-C cable that came with the U2520D to connect the USB-C input on the U2520D to the USB-C port on the XPS. At that point you'll have both video and USB data (to enable the USB ports built into the display) running over that single cable, rather than just video as you would have if you got a USB-C to DP cable. You'll also have 90W of power coming from the display, which is better than the 65W available from the D6000 but still not ideal for your XPS 15.

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