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One Industry Award
This PC display received an "Excellent" award from Hardware.info.
Expert Reviews Are Good
This flatpanel monitor received an expert rating of 87 out of 100 from pcgameshardware.de.
Good Owner Reviews
On average, people who bought this flatpanel monitor rated it as 88%.
Five DELL S2716DG reviewers said in their reviews that the product was good looking. In October this year B.park wrote on Amazon “Beautiful screen.” in their DELL S2716DG review although they only scored the product 3 stars. Jarred Roe said on Amazon “Absolutely gorgeous fidelity and clarety with so much depth”. Seb wrote on Amazon “Pro's The colors are pretty good considering it is a TN.”.
A few DELL S2716DG reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it had a thick frame. This year Eagleuk mentioned on Amazon “As with most Dell monitors the ultra thin bezel is a big feature”. A number of DELL S2716DG reviewers who reviewed the DELL S2716DG reckoned that it was smooth. Jarred Roe said “Going over the 144hz equals to fast silky smooth tear free gameplay” in his review.
One person mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Jarred Roe rated it 5 stars and he said “Build quality is very good metals, hard plastics, sturdy, Nice design, understated”.
Good Product Quality
A few customers concluded that this PC monitor was good quality. Danny he said in his review of the DELL S2716DG on Amazon “Brilliant gaming monitor, high quality extremely low input lag”. David Bowring wrote on Amazon in October this year “Well made” in his review of the DELL S2716DG. David Bowring also mentioned “My games are still very playable at high quality so far (the exception being The Witcher 3, which I still run at 1080p - oh”.
A few DELL S2716DG reviewers wrote that the DELL S2716DG was good value for money. This year Amazon Customer wrote in their DELL S2716DG review “Totally superb monitor at a reasonable price delivered very promptly”. Chris wrote in his review on Amazon “Great screen works really well and best buy for its price” and scored it very highly. This year I. Burgoyne mentioned on Amazon “Will be purchasing more of these - excellent value and I love the thin bezel”.
One customer who bought it reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Last year Jarred Roe rated it as excellent and he wrote “Only negative is the osd buttons are cheap and not tactful” in his DELL S2716DG review.
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Good Picture Quality
A few DELL S2716DG owners who purchased it thought it had good picture quality. David Bowring mentioned “Is the primary reason I bought it, however what they don't advertise is that this monitor can use NVIDIA's 3D Vision perfectly fine too”. Jarred Roe gave this PC monitor a very good rating and he said last year “Very good image quality as long as you dont mind experimenting with the settings” in his DELL S2716DG review.
A few customers said that the DELL S2716DG had good colour saturation. P. M. Mcshane scored the product very highly and said “This monitor came with no dead pixels etc, I can't see any colours that shouldnt be there”. P. M. Mcshane also said “Colours for me look good, I did reduce the Gamma, only because I read somewhere you should”.
One DELL S2716DG owner who bought it reckoned that it had a good refresh rate. Eagleuk mentioned in their review of this PC monitor this year “This monitor features a refresh rate of up to 144hz”.
One customer said in their reviews that it had image ghosting. In October last year Jarred Roe gave the product a very good rating and he wrote “Not sure why they bothered with this as the only difference between the 2 is fast produces over shooting and ghosting so best to keep it to normal” in his review of the DELL S2716DG.
A number of DELL S2716DG reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was strong and durable. Seb gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “The stand is very good, sturdy and neutral colors” in their review of the DELL S2716DG.
A number of DELL S2716DG reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. This month Seb wrote in their review on Amazon “More than that is it makes solid colors look in my opinion 'wet' (Like someone has just sneezed on the monitor” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 4 stars.
We calculated the average ratings for all DELL PC displays and also specifically for DELL medium monitors and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.
Two DELL S2716DG reviewers agreed that it was thin. One DELL S2716DG owner who purchased the product thought it was heavy. Seb gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I would recommend not relying to heavily on it for color calibration”.
One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Jarred Roe said in his review of the DELL S2716DG on Amazon in October last year “I love the fact this monitor has both DP and HDMI inputs as well as USB3 ports makes it convenient for multiple inputs/outputs”.
One person said in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. This year David Bowring wrote “It also has two USB 3.0 connections which is nice, I'm unsure whether they are still active if the monitor goes to sleep, so maybe don't plug your mouse” in his review of this PC monitor and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.
Easy to Use
Several DELL S2716DG owners who bought the DELL S2716DG mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Seb wrote on Amazon “It has all the settings you would expect”.
One DELL S2716DG reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was easy to assemble. P. M. Mcshane gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon in October this year “The monitor was easy to put together”.
One customer who reviewed the DELL S2716DG concluded that it was easy to use. David Bowring mentioned in his DELL S2716DG review on Amazon a few weeks ago “The menu is OSD is fairly intuitive”.
Good Technical Features
One person said in their reviews that it had good features. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and said in their review of this PC monitor a few weeks ago “It has all the features you would expect from a high end monitor”.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays of a similar age and spec to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the MX27[pl_2792831_price], or the MG279Q[pl_2900144_price] both from Asus or the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price].
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
Across all the PC screens of a similar age and type to the S2716DG the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the DELL S2716DG has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC displays that were released one year ago.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The S2716DG has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the S2716DG is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
Has Three Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the S2716DG is more than most medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S2716DG. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this DELL PC screen.
Very Fast Response Time
PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the S2716DG have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the S2716DG has one of the faster response times amongst medium monitors of this age.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The S2716DG does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for more than a year which have a built-in speaker.
Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider include the LG 34UC97C[plb_3016738_price], the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price], or the Asus PG27AQ[plb_3142487_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the S2716DG, the S2716DG does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The S2716DG is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the S2716DG are also not 3D compatible.
If you want a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than a year ago do not have an integrated card reader. The DELL S2716DG is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth also looking at other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price].
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Running Costs Are Very High
The S2716DG is one of the least economic to run similar spec PC screens that were launched more than a year ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the S2716DG will cost £79 over 5 years to run.
PC monitors of a similar type and age range in price from £46 to £4,106. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of a similar type and age.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of PC screens of this age and type range from 18° to 180°. When compared to other medium monitors that were released one year ago, the S2716DG's horizontal viewing angle of only 160 degrees is one of the narrowest.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC monitors of this type and age.
Quite High Maximum Power Consumption
At 90 Watts, the DELL S2716DG has a fairly high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the S2716DG. The average maximum power consumption of PC displays that are a comparable age to the S2716DG is 51W.
Very High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The lowest power consumption when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that have been available for more than a year is 0.1W, the highest is 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.3W. With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of 32.63 Watts, the DELL S2716DG's power consumption when in PowerSave mode is one of the highest amongst flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the S2716DG.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This PC display was released over a year ago.
With a width of 612.5 millimeters, the DELL S2716DG has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the S2716DG.
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