Dell S2721QS (IPS)

Dell S2721QS (IPS)

Dell S2721QS (IPS)

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BEST RATING
Productivity:
4.4
CASUAL GAMING: Poor5.9/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor4.9/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Good7.9/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Fair6.7/10
RESOLUTION: Very Good8.1/10
BRIGHTNESS: Fair6.9/10
CONTRAST: Fair6.1/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Poor4.9/10
RESPONSE TIME: Poor5.9/10
TEXT QUALITY: Very Good8.1/10

The Dell S2721QS is a midrange monitor that offers a high 4K resolution on a 27-inch IPS panel, making it suitable for digital photo editing with accurate colors and clear image quality. It's a good match for productivity tasks, thanks to its crisp text and ample screen real estate. However, it's not ideal for HDR gaming or media consumption, as it lacks the brightness and contrast capabilities necessary for true HDR performance. Casual gamers might find it acceptable due to its basic variable refresh rate support, but competitive gamers will be hindered by the monitor's lower refresh rate and slower response time, leading to ghosting. The stand is adjustable, enhancing ergonomics, but the monitor has limited port options with no HDMI 2.1 or USB-C. If your priority is office work and photo editing without needing top-tier gaming features or HDR video editing, this monitor could be a fitting choice. 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
  • High resolution for sharp images
  • Good size for multitasking
  • Adjustable stand for ergonomics
  • Suitable for digital photo editing
Cons
  • Not ideal for HDR gaming
  • Limited refresh rate for gaming
  • Low peak brightness levels
  • Narrow variable refresh rate range

Ratings by Category

Productivity:
4.4
The productivity score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, screen size, pixels per inch, ergonomics and screen coating.
Media Consumption:
3.8
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness 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.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$250
Screen Size
27"
Resolution
3840 x 2160
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Refresh Rate
60Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
1221:1
SDR Peak Brightness
373 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
386 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
100 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
14.5 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
40 - 60 Hz
Strobing / BFI
No
Persistence Blur Score
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5/10
Ghosting Score
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6/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
164 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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8.1/10
Image Clarity Score
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8.1/10

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
1

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Tom's Hardware

Scharon Harding | September 2021
"The Dell S2721QS 4K monitor brings IPS-level colors and some handy features, like a versatile stand with height adjustments and picture-in-picture for connecting dual systems. But don’t get it for HDR."

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