Monitor Review: QHD Dell S2721DS

The Dell S2721DS has a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and offers good display quality for general use, multimedia, and content creation. The monitor has a low input lag, which makes it responsive to user inputs, and a fast response time of 6ms, which helps to eliminate ghosting and trailing in fast-paced games and videos.

The Dell S2721DS has excellent color accuracy, with a wide color gamut that covers over 85% of the DCI-P3 color space. This makes the monitor a good choice for color-critical work, such as graphic design, photo editing, and video playback. The monitor also has good viewing angles, with minimal color shift or contrast loss when viewed from the sides or top.Dell S2721DS

In terms of performance, the Dell S2721DS has a refresh rate of 75Hz, which is sufficient for most general use and multimedia, but may not be fast enough for fast-paced games. However, the monitor’s fast response time and low input lag still make it a good choice for casual gaming.

The Dell S2721DS monitor boasts a basic design that is unassuming. It is constructed of full plastic material, which may seem a bit cheap in appearance. The stand is limited in terms of ergonomic adjustments and only allows for a tilt adjustment. The monitor features thin borders on three sides and a slightly larger bottom bezel. The stand base takes up minimal space and has a flat surface, allowing for items to be placed on top.  photo: Dell

The Dell S2721DS features a sleek design with ultra-thin bezels on three sides and a slightly thicker bottom bezel. It has a full plastic build, but it may look cheap to some. The monitor’s stand is easy to set up, and it offers smooth adjustments along the X, Y, and Z axes. Plus, the monitor can be turned vertically. However, plugging cables in can be challenging when the stand is attached. The monitor controls, including power, settings, and volume, are located on the bottom right, and the three-watt speakers are placed at the bottom. Although these speakers are an added feature, the volume levels may sound low even at the highest setting and the sound quality is not exceptional. Users will probably be better to use headphones or buy external speakers for good audio.

When it comes to performance, the Dell S2721DS offers a decent response time at 75Hz. It performs slightly better than at the maximum refresh rate and has only minimal overshoot. The best setting for overdrive is ‘Normal’, while the ‘Fast’ and ‘Extreme’ settings result in a significant amount of overshoot and are not recommended.Dell S2721DS

As an office monitor, the Dell S2721DS excels. Its IPS panel has wide viewing angles and is bright enough to counteract glare in most lighting conditions. The monitor’s large 27-inch screen and high resolution enable users to have multiple windows open simultaneously. The 75Hz refresh rate provides a smoother desktop experience when scrolling through documents or dragging windows.

For media consumption, the Dell S2721DS is a good option. Its 27-inch screen and high resolution offer an immersive viewing experience. The monitor provides good visibility in well-lit rooms and handles reflections well. However, its low contrast ratio, lack of HDR support, and poor ergonomics make it less ideal for sharing content.

The Dell S2721DS is a solid choice for casual gaming and office use. Its 27-inch screen offers ample space for multitasking, and its wide viewing angles make it easy to share work or content. The monitor has low input lag, a decent response time, and a 75Hz refresh rate, which adds a slight smoothness to motion compared to a typical 60Hz panel. It also supports FreeSync and is G-SYNC compatible, minimizing screen tearing. The monitor has excellent reflection handling and is bright enough for use in well-lit rooms, but its low contrast ratio, typical of most IPS panels, affects its performance in dark rooms. Additionally, it lacks HDR support and has poor ergonomics. On a positive note, it has a flicker-free backlight that can help reduce eye strain.Dell S2721DS

Dell S2721DS Tech Specs:

Display Type     LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
Diagonal Size     27″
Adaptive-Sync Technology      AMD FreeSync
Panel Type   IPS
Aspect Ratio    16:9
Native Resolution    QHD 2560 x 1440 at 75 Hz
Pixel Pitch      0.2331 mm
Pixel Per Inch    108.79
Brightness     350 cd/m²
Contrast Ratio      1000:1
Color Support      16.7 million colors
Response Time    4 ms (gray-to-gray extreme), 5 ms (gray-to-gray fast), 8 ms (gray-to-gray normal)
Vertical Refresh Rate     48 – 75 Hz
Horizontal Refresh Rate     30 – 115 kHz
Horizontal Viewing Angle    178
Vertical Viewing Angle    178
Screen Coating    Anti-glare, 3H Hard Coating
Backlight Technology    WLED
Audio Type    Speakers – stereo
Output Power / Channel   3 Watt
Interfaces   2 x HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2, Audio line-out
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