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  • Brand: Dell
  • Product: Monitor
  • Model/name: Professional P2815Q
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: German, English, Italian

Table of Contents

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NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make
better use of your monitor.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or
loss of data if instructions are not followed.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage,
personal injury, or death.
© 2014 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the
written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks
of Dell Inc. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/ or
other countries. ENERGY STAR is a registered trademark of the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Dell Inc.
has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for
energy efficiency.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer
to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products.
Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names
other than its own.
2014 – 01 Rev. A00
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Contents
Dell Display Manager User's Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Overview .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  6
Using the Quick Settings Dialog .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  6
Setting Basic Display Functions .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .7
Assigning Preset Modes to Applications  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .7
Applying Energy-Conservation Features  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 9
About Your Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Package Contents  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10
Product Features  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 11
Identifying Parts and Controls .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 12
Monitor Specifications .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16
Power Management Modes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .16
Pin Assignments .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .17
Plug and Play Capability  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 21
Flat-Panel Specifications .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 22
Resolution Specifications .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .23
Electrical Specifications .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .23
Preset Display Modes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .23
MHL Source Display Modes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .24
Physical Characteristics .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .25
Environmental Characteristics .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .26
LCD Monitor Quality & Pixel Policy .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .26
Maintenance Guidelines  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 27
Caring for Your Monitor .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .27
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4    
Setting Up the Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
Attaching the Monitor .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .28
Connecting Your Monitor  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 29
Connecting the black DisplayPort (DP to DP) cable .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 29
Connecting the black DisplayPort (Mini DP to DP) cable  .  .  .  .  .  .29
Connecting the black HDMI cable .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  30
Connecting the Monitor for DP Multi-Stream Transport (MST)
function .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  30
Connecting the USB 3.0 cable .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 31
Using the Mobile-High Definition Link (MHL) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 32
Organizing Your Cables .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 33
Attaching the Cable Cover .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 33
Removing the Monitor Stand  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 34
Wall Mounting (Optional) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 35
Operating the Monitor  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
Power On the Monitor  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 36
Using the Front-Panel Controls .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .36
Front-Panel Keys .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 37
Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .38
Accessing the Menu System  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 38
OSD Messages  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 49
Setting the Maximum Resolution .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 52
Using the Tilt, Swivel, and Vertical Extension .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 53
Rotating the Monitor .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 55
Adjusting the Rotation Display Settings of Your System . 56
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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Self-Test  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 57
Built-in Diagnostics .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 58
Common Problems .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 59
Product-Specific Problems .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .62
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Specific Problems .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .63
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Specific Problems .  . 63
Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  64
FCC Notices (U.S. Only) and Other Regulatory Information
64
Contact Dell .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .64
Setting Up Your Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  65
Setting the display resolution to 3840 x 2160 (Maximum)65
If you have a Dell desktop or a Dell portable computer with
Internet access .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .66
If you have a non Dell desktop, portable computer, or
graphics card  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .65
Procedures for setting up dual monitors in Windows
Vista® , Windows® 7 or Windows® 8 or Windows® 8.1  . 67
For Windows Vista® .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 67
For Windows® 7 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  69
For Windows® 8 or Windows® 8.1 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 71
Setting Display Styles For Multiple Monitor  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .73
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6     Dell Display Manager User's Guide
Dell Display Manager User's Guide
Overview
Dell Display Manager is a Windows application used to manage a monitor
or a group of monitors. It allows manual adjustment of the displayed
image, assignment of automatic settings, energy management, image
rotation and other features on select Dell models. Once installed, Dell
Display Manager will run each time the system starts and will place its
icon in the notification tray. Information about monitors connected to the
system is always available when hovering over the notification tray icon.
Using the Quick Settings Dialog
Clicking Dell Display Manager’s notification tray icon opens the Quick
Settings dialog box. When more than one supported Dell model is
connected to the system, a specific target monitor can be selected using
the menu provided. The Quick Settings dialog box allows convenient
adjustment of the monitor’s Brightness and Contrast levels, Preset Modes
can be manually selected or set to Auto Mode, and the screen resolution
can be changed.
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The Quick Settings dialog box also provides access to Dell Display
Manager’s advanced user interface which is used to adjust Basic
functions, configure Auto Mode and access other features.
Setting Basic Display Functions
A Preset Mode for the selected monitor can be manually applied using
the menu on the Basic tab. Alternatively, Auto Mode can be enabled. Auto
Mode causes your preferred Preset Mode to be applied automatically
when specific applications are active. An onscreen message momentarily
displays the current Preset Mode whenever it changes.
The selected monitor’s Brightness and Contrast can also be directly
adjusted from the Basic tab.
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Assigning Preset Modes to Applications
The Auto Mode tab allows you to associate a specific Preset Mode
with a specific application, and apply it automatically. When Auto
Mode is enabled, Dell Display Manager will automatically switch to the
corresponding Preset Mode whenever the associated application is
activated. The Preset Mode assigned to a particular application may be
the same on each connected monitor, or it can vary from one monitor to
the next.
Dell Display Manager is pre-configured for many popular applications. To
add a new application to the assignment list, simply drag the application
from the desktop, Windows Start Menu or elsewhere, and drop it onto the
current list.
NOTE: Preset Mode assignments targeting batch files, scripts, and
loaders, as well as non-executable files such as zip archives or packed
files, are not supported and will be ineffective.
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Applying Energy-Conservation Features
On supported Dell models, the PowerNap tab will be available to provide
energy conservation options. When the screensaver activates, the
monitor’s Brightness can automatically be set to minimum level or the
monitor can be put to sleep in order to save additional power.
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10     About Your Monitor
About Your Monitor
Package Contents
Your monitor ships with all the components shown below. Ensure that
you have received all the components and Contact Dell if anything is
missing.
NOTE: Some items may be optional and may not ship with your
monitor. Some features or media may not be available in certain
countries.
NOTE: To set up with any other stand, please refer to the respective
stand setup guide for setup instructions.
•	Monitor
•	Stand
•	Cable Cover
•	Power Cable (varies with countries)
•	DisplayPort cable (Mini-DP to DP)
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•	USB 3.0 Upstream Cable (Enables
the USB Ports on the Monitor)
•	Drivers and Documentation Media
•	Quick Setup Guide
•	Product and Safety Information
Guide
Product Features
The Dell P2815Q flat-panel display has an active matrix, Thin-Film
Transistor, Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), and LED backlight. The monitor’s
features include:
•	 71.12cm (28.0 inches) diagonal viewable image size,3840 x 2160
resolution, plus full-screen support for lower resolutions.
•	 Wide viewing angle to allow viewing from a sitting or standing position,
or while moving from side-to-side.
•	 Tilt, swivel, vertical extension and rotate adjustment capabilities.
•	 Removable pedestal and Video Electronics Standards Association
(VESA) 100 mm mounting holes for flexible mounting solutions.
•	 Plug and play capability if supported by your system.
•	 On-Screen Display (OSD) adjustments for ease of set-up and screen
optimization.
•	 Software and documentation media which includes an information file
(INF), Image Color Matching File (ICM), Dell Display Manager software
application and product documentation.
•	 ENERGY STAR-compliant.
•	 Security lock slot.
•	 Asset Management Capability.
•	 EPEAT Gold Rating.
•	 Dell Display Manager software included (comes in the CD shipped with
the monitor).
•	 BFR/PVC-free (Halogen-free) excluding external cables.
•	 TCO compliant.
•	 Energy gauge shows the energy level being consumed by the monitor
in real time.
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Identifying Parts and Controls
Front View
Front panel controls
1. Function buttons (For more information, see Operating the Monitor)
2 Power On/Off button (with LED indicator)
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Back View
Back View with monitor stand
Label Description Use
1 VESA mounting holes (100
mm)
To mount the monitor.
2 Regulatory rating label Lists the regulatory approvals.
3 Stand release button Release stand from monitor.
4 Security lock slot Use a security lock to secure your
monitor. (security lock not included).
5 Service Tag Label The Dell service tag is used for Dell
warranty and customer service
management purposes and for records
of the base system.
6 USB downstream port Connect your USB devices.This USB
port supports BC 1.2 compliance
charging devices, at 1.5A max for fast
charging.
7 Barcode serial number label Refer to this label if you need to
contact Dell for technical support.
8 Cable management slot Use to organize cables by placing them
through the slot.
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14     About Your Monitor
Side View
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About Your Monitor     15
Bottom View
Label Description Use
1 AC power connector To connect the monitor power cable.
2 Audio Out Connect the Soundbar mini stereo plug
(Supports two-channel output ).
3 DisplayPort in
connector
Connect your computer with DP cable.
4 Mini DisplayPort in
connector
Connect your computer with Mini DP to DP
cable.
5 HDMI (MHL) connector Connect your computer with HDMI cable.
Connect your MHL devices with MHL cable.
6 DisplayPort out (MST)
connector
DisplayPort output for MST (Multi-Stream
Transport) capable monitor. DP 1.1 monitor can
only be connected as the last monitor in the
MST chain. To enable MST, refer to instruction on
section Connecting the Monitor for DP Multi-
Stream Transport (MST) function.
7 USB upstream port Connect the USB cable that came with your
monitor to the monitor and the computer. Once
this cable is connected, you can use the USB
connectors on the monitor.
8 USB downstream port Connect your USB device. You can use this
connector only after you have connected the
USB cable to the computer and USB upstream
connector on the monitor.
9 Stand lock feature To lock the stand to the monitor using a M3 x 6
mm screw (screw not included).
NOTE: Headphone usage is not supported for the audio line-out connector.
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16     About Your Monitor
Monitor Specifications
The following sections give you information about the various power
management modes and pin assignments for the various connectors of
your monitor.
Power Management Modes
If you have VESA’s DPM compliance display card or software installed
in your PC, the monitor automatically reduces its power consumption
when not in use. This is referred to as Power Save Mode. If the computer
detects input from keyboard, mouse, or other input devices, the monitor
automatically resumes functioning. The following table shows the power
consumption and signaling of this automatic power-saving feature:
VESA Modes
Horizontal
Sync
Vertical
Sync
Video
Power
Indicator
Power
Consumption *
Normal operation Active Active Active White 100 W (Maximum)
**
75 W (Typical)
Active-off mode Inactive Inactive Off Glowing
white
Less than 0.5 W
Switch off - - - Off Less than 0.5 W *
The OSD will only function in the normal operation mode. When any
button except power button is pressed in Active-off mode, the following
messages will be displayed:
Activate the computer and monitor to gain access to the OSD.
NOTE: The Dell P2815Q monitor is ENERGY STAR®-compliant.
* 
Zero-power consumption in OFF mode can only be achieved by disconnecting
the main cable from the monitor.
** Maximum power consumption with max luminance and contrast.
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Pin Assignments
DisplayPort connector (DP in and DP out)
Pin Number 20-pin Side of the Connected Signal Cable
1 ML0(p)
2 GND
3 ML0(n)
4 ML1(p)
5 GND
6 ML1(n)
7 ML2(p)
8 GND
9 ML2(n)
10 ML3(p)
11 GND
12 ML3(n)
13 GND
14 GND
15 AUX(p)
16 GND
17 AUX(n)
18 HPD
19 DP_PWR_Return
20 +3.3 V DP_PWR
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18     About Your Monitor
Mini DisplayPort Connector
Pin Number 20-pin Side of the Connected Signal Cable
1 GND
2 Hot Plug Detect
3 ML3(n)
4 GND
5 ML3(n)
6 GND
7 GND
8 GND
9 ML2(n)
10 ML0(p)
11 ML2(p)
12 ML0(p)
13 GND
14 GND
15 ML1(n)
16 AUX(p)
17 ML1(p)
18 AUX(n)
19 GND
20 +3.3 V DP_PWR
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HDMI (MHL) connector
Pin Number 19-pin Side of the Connected Signal Cable
1 TMDS DATA 2+
2 TMDS DATA 2 SHIELD
3 TMDS DATA 2-
4 TMDS DATA 1+
5 TMDS DATA 1 SHIELD
6 TMDS DATA 1-
7 TMDS DATA 0+
8 TMDS DATA 0 SHIELD
9 TMDS DATA 0-
10 TMDS CLOCK
11 TMDS CLOCK SHIELD
12 TMDS CLOCK-
13 No Connection
14 No Connection
15 DDC CLOCK (SDA)
16 DDC DATA (SDA)
17 GND
18 +5 V POWER
19 HOT PLUG DETECT
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20     About Your Monitor
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Interface
This section gives you information about the USB ports that are available on the
monitor.
NOTE: This monitor is Super-Speed USB 3.0 compatible.
Transfer Speed Data Rate Power Consumption
Super-Speed 5 Gbps 4.5W (Max, each port)
High Speed 480 Mbps 4.5W (Max, each port)
Full Speed 12 Mbps 4.5W (Max, each port)
NOTE: Up to 1.5 A on USB downstream port (port with lightning
icon) with BC 1.2 compliant devices.
USB Upstream Connector
Pin Number 9-pin Side of the Connector
1 VCC
2 D-
3 D+
4 GND
5 SSTX-
6 SSTX+
7 GND
8 SSTX-
9 SSTX+
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USB Downstream Connector
Pin Number 9-pin Side of the Connector
1 VCC
2 D-
3 D+
4 GND
5 SSTX-
6 SSTX+
7 GND
8 SSTX-
9 SSTX+
USB Ports
•	 1 upstream - bottom facing
•	 4 downstream - 3 bottom facing and 1 back facing
•	 Power Charging Port- (USB ports with lightning icon) ; supports fast
current charging capability if the device is BC 1.2 compatible.
NOTE: USB 3.0 functionality requires a USB 3.0-capable computer.
NOTE: The monitor’s USB interface works only when the monitor is On or
in the power-save mode. If you turn Off the monitor and then turn it On, the
attached peripherals may take a few seconds to resume normal functionality.
Plug and Play Capability
You can install the monitor in any Plug and Play compatible system. The
monitor automatically provides the computer with its Extended Display
Identification Data (EDID) using Display Data Channel (DDC) protocols
so that the system can configure itself and optimize the monitor settings.
Most monitor installations are automatic. You can select different settings
if required.
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Flat-Panel Specifications
Model number Dell P2815Q monitor
Screen type Active matrix - TFT LCD
Panel Type TN
Viewable image
dimensions:
711.2 mm (28.0 inches)
Diagonal
Horizontal 620.9 mm (24.45 inches)
Vertical 341.3 mm (13.44 inches)
Area 211913.2 mm² (328.61 inches²)
Pixel pitch 0.16 mm
Viewing angle:
Horizontal 170° typical
Vertical 160° typical
Luminance output 300 cd/m² (typical)
Contrast ratio 1000 to 1 (typical)
Faceplate coating Antiglare with hard-coating 3H
Backlight LED light bar system
Response Time 5 ms (typical)
Color Depth 1.073 B colors
Color Gamut 72 % (typical) **
** 
P2815Q color gamut (typical) is based on CIE1976 (84 %) and CIE1931 (72 %)
test standards.
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Resolution Specifications
Model number Dell P2815Q monitor
Scan range
•	 Horizontal 31 kHz to 114 kHz (automatic)
•	 Vertical 24 Hz to 85 Hz (automatic)
Maximum preset
resolution
DP/Mini-DP/HDMI: 3840 x 2160 at 30 Hz
MHL: 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz
Electrical Specifications
Model number Dell P2815Q monitor
Video input signals •	 DisplayPort*, 600mV for each differential line, 100
ohm input impedance per differential pair
•	 HDMI (MHL), 600mV for each differential line, 100
ohm input impedance per differential pair
Synchronization
input signals
Separate horizontal and vertical synchronizations,
polarity-free TTL level, SOG (Composite SYNC on
green)
AC input voltage /
frequency / current
100 VAC to 240 VAC/50 Hz or 60 Hz ± 3 Hz/1.5 A
(Max.)
Inrush current 120 V: 40 A (Max.) at 0 °C
240 V: 80 A (Max.) at 0 °C
*Supports DP 1.2 (CORE) specification. Excludes Fast AUX transaction, 3D stereo
transport , HBR Audio (or high data rate audio).
Preset Display Modes
The following table lists the preset modes for which Dell guarantees
image size and centering:
Display Mode
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Pixel Clock
(MHz)
Sync Polarity
(Horizontal/
Vertical)
VESA, 720 x 400 31.5 70.0 28.3 -/+
VESA, 640 x 480 31.5 59.9 25.2 -/-
VESA, 640 x 480 37.5 75.0 31.5 -/-
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Physical Characteristics
The following table lists the monitor's physical characteristics:
Model Number Dell P2815Q monitor
Connector type DP, black connector (include DP in and DP out)
Mini DP
HDMI (MHL)
USB 3.0
Signal cable type DisplayPort
Mini DP to DP
HDMI
MHL
USB 3.0
Dimensions: (with stand)
Height (extended) 550.3 mm (21.67 inches)
Height (compressed) 435.3 mm (17.14 inches)
Width 661.3 mm (26.04 inches)
Depth 204.1 mm (8.03 inches)
Dimensions:
(without stand)
Height 381.7 mm (15.03 inches)
Width 661.3 mm (26.04 inches)
Depth 56.2 mm (2.21 inches)
Stand dimensions:
Height (extended) 428.5 mm (16.87 inches)
Height (compressed) 313.5 mm (12.34 inches)
Width 263.0 mm (10.35 inches)
Depth 204.1 mm (8.03 inches)
Weight:
Weight with packaging 11.12 kg (24.47 lb)
Weight with stand assembly
and cables
7.80 kg (17.16 lb)
Weight without stand
assembly (For wall mount or
VESA mount considerations
- no cables)
5.19 kg (11.42 lb)
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Weight of stand assembly 2.20 kg (4.85 lb)
Front frame gloss Black Frame - 5.0 gloss unit (max.)
Environmental Characteristics
The following table lists the environmental conditions for your monitor:
Model Number Dell P2815Q monitor
Temperature
•	 Operating 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
•	 Non-operating Storage: -20 °C to 60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)
Shipping: -20 °C to 60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)
Humidity
•	 Operating 10 % to 80 % (non-condensing)
•	 Non-operating Storage: 5 % to 90 % (non-condensing)
Shipping: 5 % to 90 % (non-condensing)
Altitude
•	 Operating 5,000 m (16,400 ft) max
•	 Non-operating 12,191 m (40,000 ft) max
Thermal dissipation 341.3 BTU/hour (maximum)
256.0 BTU/hour (typical)
LCD Monitor Quality & Pixel Policy
During the LCD Monitor manufacturing process, it is not uncommon for
one or more pixels to become fixed in an unchanging state. The visible
result is a fixed pixel that appears as an extremely tiny dark or bright
discolored spot. When the pixel remains permanently lit, it is known as a
“bright dot.” When the pixel remains black, it is known as a “dark dot.”
In almost every case, these fixed pixels are hard to see and do not
detract from display quality or usability. A display with 1 to 5 fixed pixels
is considered normal and within competitive standards. For more
information, see Dell Support site at:
http://www.dell.com/support/monitors.
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About Your Monitor     27
Maintenance Guidelines
Caring for Your Monitor
CAUTION: Read and follow the safety instructions before cleaning
the monitor.
CAUTION: Before cleaning the monitor, unplug the monitor power
cable from the electrical outlet.
For best practices, follow the instructions in the list below while
unpacking, cleaning, or handling your monitor:
•	 To clean your antistatic screen, slightly dampen a soft, clean cloth
with water. If possible, use a special screen-cleaning tissue or solution
suitable for the antistatic coating. Do not use benzene, thinner,
ammonia, abrasive cleaners, or compressed air.
•	 Use a slightly dampened, warm cloth to clean the plastics. Avoid using
detergent of any kind as some detergents leave a milky film on the
plastics.
•	 If you notice a white powder when you unpack your monitor, wipe it
off with a cloth. This white powder occurs during the shipping of the
monitor.
•	 Handle your monitor with care as a darker-colored monitor may
scratch and show white scuff marks more than a lighter-colored
monitor.
•	 To help maintain the best image quality on your monitor, use a
dynamically changing screen saver and power off your monitor when
not in use.
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28     Setting Up the Monitor
Setting Up the Monitor
Attaching the Monitor
NOTE: The stand is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory.
NOTE: This is applicable for a monitor with a stand. When any other stand
is bought, please refer to the respective stand setup guide for the set up
instructions.
To attach the monitor stand:
1.	Remove the cover and place the monitor on a flat surface.
2.	Fit the two tabs on the upper part of the stand to the groove on the
back of the monitor.
3.	 Press the stand till it snaps into place.
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Setting Up the Monitor     29
Connecting Your Monitor
WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the Safety Instructions.
To connect your monitor to the computer:
1.	Turn off your computer and disconnect the power cable.
2.	Connect the the black (DisplayPort/Mini DP/HDMI) display connector
cable to the corresponding video port on the back of your computer.
Do not use the three cables at the same time. Use all the cables
only when they are connected to the three different computers with
appropriate video systems.
Connecting the black DisplayPort (DP to DP) cable
Connecting the black DisplayPort (Mini DP to DP) cable
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30     Setting Up the Monitor
Connecting the black HDMI cable
Connecting the Monitor for DP Multi-Stream Transport (MST) function
Note: Supports the DP MST feature. To make use of this feature, your PC
graphics card must be certified to DP 1.2 with MST option.
Note: The graphics are used for the purpose of illustration only. Appearance
on the computer may vary.
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Setting Up the Monitor     31
Connecting the USB 3.0 cable
After you have completed connecting the DP/Mini DP/HDMI cable, follow
the procedures below to connect the USB cable to the computer and com-
plete your monitor setup:
1.	Connect the upstream USB port (cable supplied) to an appropriate
USB port on your computer. (See Bottom View for details.)
2.	Connect the USB peripherals to the downstream USB ports on the
monitor.
3.	Plug the power cables for your computer and monitor into a nearby
outlet.
4.	Turn on the monitor and the computer. If your monitor displays an
image, installation is complete. If it does not display an image, see
Solving Problems.
5.	Use the cable slot on the monitor stand to organize the cables.
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32     Setting Up the Monitor
Using the Mobile-High Definition Link (MHL)
Note: This monitor is MHL certified.
Note: To use the MHL function, use only MHL-certified cable and source
devices that support MHL output.
Note: Some MHL source devices may take more than a few seconds or
longer to output an image, depending on MHL source devices.
Note: When the connected MHL source device enters Standby mode, the
monitor will display black screen or show the message below, depending on
MHL source device’s output.
To enable MHL connection, please perform the below steps:
1.	 Plug the power cable on your monitor into a AC outlet.
2.	 Connect the (micro) USB port on your MHL source device to HDMI
(MHL) port on the monitor with a MHL certified cable (See Bottom
View for details.)
3.	 Turn On the monitor and the MHL source device.
4.	 Select input source on monitor to HDMI (MHL) by using OSD Menu
(See Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu for details.)
5.	 If it does not display an image, see Mobile High-Definition Link
(MHL) Specific Problems .
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Setting Up the Monitor     33
Organizing Your Cables
After attaching all necessary cables to your monitor and computer, (See
Connecting Your Monitor for cable attachment), organize all cables as
shown above.
Attaching the Cable Cover
NOTE: The Cable Cover is detached when the monitor is shipped from the
factory.
To attach the Cable Cover:
1.	Fit the two tabs on the bottom part of the Cable Cover to the groove
on the back of the monitor
2.	Press the Cable Cover till it snaps into place.
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34     Setting Up the Monitor
Removing the Monitor Stand
Note: To prevent scratches on the LCD screen while removing the
stand, ensure that the monitor is placed on a soft, clean surface.
Note: This is applicable for a monitor with a stand. When any other
stand is bought, please refer to the respective stand setup guide for
the removal instructions.
To remove the stand:
1.	Place the monitor on a flat surface.
2.	Press and hold the stand-release button.
3.	Lift the stand up and away from the monitor.
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Setting Up the Monitor     35
Wall Mounting (Optional)
(Screw dimension: M4 x 10 mm).
Refer to the instructions that come with the VESA-compatible base
mounting kit.
1.	Place the monitor panel on a soft cloth or cushion on a stable, flat
table.
2.	Remove the stand.
3.	Use a screwdriver to remove the four screws securing the plastic
cover.
4.	Attach the mounting bracket from the wall-mounting kit to the LCD.
5.	Mount the LCD on the wall by following the instructions that came
with the base-mounting kit.
NOTE: For use only with UL-listed wall-mount bracket with minimum
weight/load bearing capacity of 5.3 kg .
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36     Operating the Monitor
Operating the Monitor
Power On the Monitor
Press the button to turn on the monitor.
Using the Front-Panel Controls
Use the keys on the front of the monitor to adjust the image settings.
Front-Panel Keys Description
A
Preset modes
Use the Preset modes key to choose from a list of
preset color modes. See Using the OSD Menu.
B
Brightness /Contrast
Use the Brightness / Contrast key to direct access
to the "Brightness" and "Contrast" control menu.
C
Menu
Use the Menu key to open the on-screen display
(OSD).
D
Exit
Use the Exit key to exit on-screen display (OSD)
from menu and sub-menus.
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Operating the Monitor     37
Front-Panel Keys
Front-Panel
Keys
Description
A
Up
Use the Up key to adjust (increase ranges) items
in the OSD menu.
B
Down
Use the Down key to adjust (decrease ranges)
items in the OSD menu.
C 
OK
Use the OK key to confirm your selection.
D 
Back
Use the Back key to go back to the previous
menu.
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38     Operating the Monitor
Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu
Accessing the Menu System
NOTE: If you change the settings and then either proceed to another
menu or exit the OSD menu, the monitor automatically saves those
changes. The changes are also saved if you change the settings and
then wait for the OSD menu to disappear.
1.	Press the button to open the OSD menu and display the main
menu.
Main Menu
2.	Press the and buttons to toggle between options in the Menu. As
you move from one icon to another, the option name is highlighted.
3.	To select the highlighted item on the menu press the button again.
4.	Press the and buttons to select the desired parameter.
5.	Press the button to enter the slide bar and then use the or
buttons, according to the indicators on the menu, to make your
changes.
6.	Select the  to return to previous menu without accepting current
settings or  to accept and return to previous menu.
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Operating the Monitor     39
The table below provides a list of all the OSD menu options and their
functions.
Icon Menu and
Submenus
Description
Energy Use This meter shows the energy level being consumed by the
monitor in real time.
Brightness/
Contrast
Use the Brightness and Contrast menu to adjust the
Brightness/Contrast.
Brightness Allows you to adjust the brightness or luminance of the
backlight.
Press the key to increase brightness and press the key
to decrease brightness (min 0 ~ max 100).
Contrast Allows you to adjust the contrast or the degree of
difference between darkness and lightness on the monitor
screen. Adjust brightness first, and adjust contrast only if
you need further adjustment.
Press the key to increase contrast and press the key
to decrease contrast (min 0 ~ max 100).
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40     Operating the Monitor
Input Source Use the Input Source menu to select between different
video signals that may be connected to your monitor.
DisplayPort Select DisplayPort input when you are using the
DisplayPort (DP) connector. Push to select the
DisplayPort input source.
Mini
DisplayPort
Select Mini DisplayPort input when you are using the Mini
DisplayPort (Mini DP) connector. Push to select the Mini
DisplayPort input source.
HDMI (MHL) Select HDMI (MHL) input when you are using the HDMI
(MHL) connector. Push to select the HDMI (MHL) input
source.
Color
Settings
Use the Color Settings menu to adjust the monitor's color
settings.
Input Color
Format
Allows you to set the video input mode to:
•	 
RGB: Select this option if your monitor is
connected to a computer or DVD player using the
HDMI to DVI adapter.
•	 
YPbPr: Select this option if your monitor is
connected to a DVD player by YPbPr to DVI cable;
or if the DVD color output setting is not RGB.
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Operating the Monitor     41
Preset Modes Allows you to choose from a list of preset color modes.
•	 
Standard: Loads the monitor's default color
settings. This is the default preset mode.
•	 Multimedia: Loads color settings ideal for
multimedia applications.
•	 Movie: Loads color settings ideal for movies.
•	 Game: Loads color settings ideal for most gaming
applications.
•	 
Text: Loads color settings ideal for office
environment.
•	 Warm: Increases the color temperature. The
screen appears warmer with a red/yellow tint.
•	 Cool: Decreases the color temperature. The
screen appears cooler with a blue tint.
•	 Custom Color: Allows you to manually adjust the
color settings. Press the and keys to adjust
the Red, Green, and Blue values and create your
own preset color mode.
Hue This feature can shift the color of the video image to green
or purple. This is used to adjust the desired flesh tone color.
Use or toadjust the hue from ‘0’ to ‘100’.
Press to increase the monochrome appearance of the
video image.
Press to increase the colorful appearance of the video
image.
NOTE: Hue adjustment is available only when you select
Movie or Game preset mode.
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42     Operating the Monitor
Saturation This feature can adjust the color saturation of the video
image. Use or to adjust the saturation from ‘0’ to ‘100’.
Press to increase the monochrome appearance of the
video image.Press to increase the colorful appearance of
the video image.
NOTE: Saturation adjustment is available only when you
select Movie or Game preset mode.
Reset Color
Settings
Resets your monitor's color settings to the factory defaults.
Display
Settings
Use the Displays Settings menu to adjust the monitor's
display settings.
Aspect Ratio Adjust the image ratio to Wide 16:9, Auto Resize, 4:3 or 1:1.
NOTE: Aspect Ratio is applicable when input horizontal
pixels is not greater than 2560, gray-out otherwise.
Sharpness This feature can make the image look sharper or softer. Use
or to adjust the sharpness from '0' to '100'.
Dynamic
Contrast
Dynamic Contrast adjusts the contrast ratio to 2M to 1.
Press the button to select the Dynamic Contrast “On” or
“Off” .
NOTE: Dynamic Contrast provides higher contrast if you
select Game or Movie preset mode.
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Operating the Monitor     43
DisplayPort
1.2
Press the key to enable or disable DisplayPort 1.2. To use
the DP MST (Daisy Chain) feature, enable DP 1.2.
NOTE: Ensure your graphics card can support these
features before selecting DP 1.2. Wrong setting may result
in blank screen. Some graphics card do not support MCCS
(Monitor Control Command Set) at DP 1.2. In these cases,
DDM (Dell Display Manager) may not run.
DisplayPort 1.2 is disabled when input source is HDMI.
Reset Display
Settings
Select this option to restore default display settings.
Energy
Settings
Power Button
LED
Allows you to set the power LED indicator on or off to save
energy.
USB By turning on or off to control USB power supply while
monitor under standby mode but without USB upstream
cable .
Reset Energy
Settings
Select this option to restore default Energy Settings.
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44     Operating the Monitor
Menu
Settings
Select this option to adjust the settings of the OSD such as
the languages of the OSD, the amount of time the menu
remains on screen, and so on.
Language Allows you to set the OSD display to one of eight
languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese,
Russian, Simplified Chinese, or Japanese.
Rotation Rotates the OSD by 90 degrees counter-clockwise. You
can adjust the menu according to your Display Rotation.
Transparency Allows you to adjust the OSD background from opaque to
transparent.
Timer Allows you to set the time for which the OSD remains
active after you press a key on the monitor.
Use the and keys to adjust the slider in 1 second
increments, from 5 to 60 seconds.
Lock Controls user access to adjustments. When Lock is
selected, no user adjustments are allowed. All keys are
locked except  key.
NOTE: When the OSD is locked, pressing the menu key
takes you directly to the OSD settings menu, with 'OSD
Lock' pre-selected on entry. Press and hold  key for 10
seconds to unlock and allow user access to all applicable
settings.
Reset Menu
Settings
Select this option to restore default menu settings.
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Operating the Monitor     45
Other
Settings
DDC/CI DDC/CI (Display Data Channel/Command Interface) allows
a software on your computer to adjust the monitor display
settings like the brightness, color balance etc.
Enable (Default): Optimizes the performance of your
monitor and provides a better customer experience.
Disable: Disables the DDC/CI option and the following
message appears on the screen.
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46     Operating the Monitor
LCD
Conditioning
This feature will help reduce minor cases of image
retention.
If an image appears to be stuck on the monitor, select LCD
Conditioning to help eliminate any image retention. Using
the LCD Conditioning feature may take some time. LCD
Conditioning feature cannot remove severe cases of image
retention or burn-in.
NOTE: Use LCD Conditioning only when you experience a
problem with image retention.
The below warning message appears once user selects
“Enable" LCD Conditioning.
Reset Other
Settings
Select this option to restore default other settings, such as
DDC/CI.
Factory Reset Resets all OSD settings to the factory preset values.
Personalize Users can choose a feature from "Preset Modes",
"Brightness/Contrast", "Input Source", "Aspect Ratio"
and "Rotation" set it as a shortcut key.
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.
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Operating the Monitor     47
OSD Messages
When the monitor does not support a particular resolution mode you will
see the following message:
This means that the monitor cannot synchronize with the signal that
it is receiving from the computer. See Monitor Specifications for the
horizontal and vertical frequency ranges addressable by this monitor.
When the Dynamic Contrast feature is enabled (in these preset modes:
Game or Movie), the manual brightness adjustment is disabled.
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48     Operating the Monitor
You will see the following message before the DDC/CI function is
disabled.
When the monitor enters the Power Save mode, the following message
appears:
Activate the computer and wake up the monitor to gain access to the
OSD.
If you press any button other than the power button, the following
messages will appear depending on the selected input:
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Operating the Monitor     49
If DP or Mini DP or HDMI (MHL) cable is not connected, a floating dialog
box as shown below appears. The monitor will enter Power Save Mode
after 5 minutes if left at this state.
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50     Operating the Monitor
See Solving Problems for more information.
Setting the Maximum Resolution
To set the Maximum resolution for the monitor:
In Windows®
7, Windows®
8, Windows®
8.1:
1.	For Windows®
8 and Windows®
8.1 only, select the Desktop tile to
switch to classic desktop.
2.	Right-click on the desktop and click Screen Resolution.
3.	Click the dropdown list of the screen resolution and select 3480 x
2160.
4.	Click OK.
If you do not see 3840 x 2160 as an option, you may need to update
your graphics driver. Depending on your computer, complete one of the
following procedures:
If you have a Dell desktop or portable computer:
•	 Go to www.dell.com/support/ , enter your service tag, and
download the latest driver for your graphics card.
If you are using a non-Dell computer (portable or desktop):
•	 Go to the support site for your computer and download the latest
graphic drivers.
•	 Go to your graphics card website and download the latest graphic
drivers.
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Operating the Monitor     51
Using the Tilt, Swivel, and Vertical Extension
Tilt, Swivel
With the stand assembly, you can tilt and swivel the monitor for the most
comfortable viewing angle.
NOTE: The stand is detached when the monitor is shipped from the
factory.
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52     Operating the Monitor
Vertical Extension
NOTE: The stand extends vertically up to 115 mm. The figure below
illustrates how to extend the stand vertically.

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