Dell S3222DGM (VA)

Dell S3222DGM (VA)

Dell S3222DGM (VA)

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BEST RATING
Casual Gaming:
3.9
CASUAL GAMING: Fair6.9/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor4.6/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Poor5.1/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Poor5.9/10
RESOLUTION: Fair6.2/10
BRIGHTNESS: Fair6.7/10
CONTRAST: Very Good8.3/10
COLOR VOLUME: Fair6.0/10
REFRESH RATE: Good7.0/10
RESPONSE TIME: Good7.0/10
TEXT QUALITY: Fair6.2/10

The Dell S3222DGM with a VA panel offers a large 32-inch screen with a resolution suitable for both gaming and everyday tasks. It's budget-friendly and provides a high contrast ratio for deep blacks, which enhances the viewing experience, particularly in darker scenes. However, it doesn't support HDR gaming and media consumption, limiting its performance in that area. With a refresh rate that's high enough for smooth gameplay, it's a good choice for casual gaming, but the slower response times may not suit competitive gamers who need quick reaction times. For productivity, its larger screen size is an asset, although the fair text and image clarity may impact tasks that require sharp detail. If you're into photo editing, this monitor isn't ideal as it doesn't fully cover professional color gamuts and isn't suited for HDR video editing. It's well-suited for users who prioritize general use and immersive gaming experiences over professional color work. 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 contrast ratio enhances deep blacks
  • Good refresh rate for smooth gaming
  • Large screen size for immersive experience
  • Adjustable stand for ergonomic comfort
  • Good for casual gaming
Cons
  • Not suitable for HDR gaming/media
  • Limited color accuracy for photo editing
  • Lower brightness may affect viewing in bright rooms
  • Not ideal for competitive gaming

Ratings by Category

Casual Gaming:
3.9
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut 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
$330
Screen Size
32"
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
VA
Refresh Rate
165Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
4365:1
SDR Peak Brightness
333 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
98.1 %
Suitable for Digital Photo Editing
No

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
10.6 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 165 Hz
Strobing / BFI
Yes
Persistence Blur Score
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7.1/10
Ghosting Score
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7/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
93 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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6.3/10
Image Clarity Score
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6.3/10

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

Christian Eberle | February 2022
"Aside from its omission of HDR, the Dell S3222DGM has no flaws of consequence. For a surprisingly low price, it delivers premium quality gaming performance with 165 Hz and Adaptive-Sync through a high-contrast curved VA panel with a wide and accurate color gamut."

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