Dell S2721DS (IPS)

Dell S2721DS (IPS)

Dell S2721DS (IPS)

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BEST RATING
Productivity:
3.0
CASUAL GAMING: Poor5.8/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor5.0/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Poor5.9/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Poor5.9/10
RESOLUTION: Good7.0/10
BRIGHTNESS: Fair6.7/10
CONTRAST: Fair6.0/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Poor5.2/10
RESPONSE TIME: Poor5.9/10
TEXT QUALITY: Good7.0/10

The Dell S2721DS is a budget-friendly monitor that strikes a balance between affordability and functionality. With its 27-inch IPS panel at a 2560 x 1440 resolution, it offers clear and sharp visuals, making it a solid option for general productivity tasks and casual media consumption. However, it has a lower refresh rate and response time, which isn't ideal for competitive gaming, as it can lead to ghosting and less fluid motion. The stand isn't adjustable, which might limit ergonomic setup options. While its color accuracy is decent for general use, it's not the best choice for professional photo or video editing, especially for HDR content. It's more suited for casual use and office work than for high-end gaming or content creation. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good text quality
  • Solid image clarity
  • High resolution for size
Cons
  • Not suitable for HDR
  • Limited refresh rate
  • No adjustable stand
  • Basic color coverage

Ratings by Category

Productivity:
3.0
The productivity score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, screen size, pixels per inch, ergonomics and screen coating.
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
$335
Screen Size
27"
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Refresh Rate
75Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
1015:1
SDR Peak Brightness
334 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
98.6 %
Suitable for Digital Photo Editing
No

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
17.4 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
48 - 75 Hz
Strobing / BFI
No
Persistence Blur Score
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5.2/10
Ghosting Score
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6/10

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
1
HDMI 2.0 Ports
0
HDMI 2.1 Ports
0
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
1

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Tech Radar

Ural Garrett | November 2021
"General users or casual PC gamers in need of a solid and affordable QHD monitor with a few extras may walk away satisfied with the Dell S2721D."

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