Dell S2721DGF (IPS)

Dell S2721DGF (IPS)

Dell S2721DGF (IPS)

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BEST RATING
Productivity:
3.2
CASUAL GAMING: Poor5.9/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor5.8/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Fair6.2/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Poor5.9/10
RESOLUTION: Good7.0/10
BRIGHTNESS: Fair6.8/10
CONTRAST: Poor5.9/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Good7.0/10
RESPONSE TIME: Very Good8.0/10
TEXT QUALITY: Good7.0/10

The Dell S2721DGF features a 27-inch screen with a 1440p resolution, making it a strong choice for detailed visuals in productivity and casual gaming. With its IPS panel, you'll enjoy vibrant colors and wide viewing angles, beneficial for digital photo editing. However, its contrast is lower than some other types, which may affect the depth of blacks in dark scenes. The monitor has a high refresh rate and is great for smooth motion in fast-paced games, offering an advantage in competitive gaming. There's no HDR gaming and video editing support, so if top-tier visual fidelity in this area is essential, this might not be the right fit. The stand is adjustable, which enhances ergonomics, and it has a range of connectivity options, including multiple HDMI 2.0 ports and a DisplayPort 1.4. This monitor hits a sweet spot for a midrange price, providing a balance of gaming performance and image quality for day-to-day tasks. Give Feedback

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Ratings by Category

Productivity:
3.2
The productivity score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, screen size, pixels per inch, ergonomics and screen coating.
Casual Gaming:
3.0
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.
Competitive Gaming:
3.0
The competitive gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, total response time, variable refresh rate, strobing and brightness.
Media Consumption:
3.0
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness and screen coating

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$309
Screen Size
27"
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Local Dimming Zones
8

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
882:1
SDR Peak Brightness
368 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
485 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
137.7 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
6.3 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 165 Hz
Strobing / BFI
No
Persistence Blur Score
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7.1/10
Ghosting Score
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8/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
109 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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7/10
Image Clarity Score
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7/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
2
HDMI 2.1 Ports
0
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
0

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Tom's Hardware

Christian Eberle | January 2021
"The Dell S2721DGF checks all the boxes for an upper-mid priced display that can take on the best gaming monitors, and you might even be able to find it for under $500 (it's $450-$500 as of writing). The monitor's 1440p, runs at 165 Hz without overclock, has AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and G-Sync Compatibility, covers a large portion of the DCI-P3 color gamut and includes a lighting effect on the back."

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