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18 Reasons For
A number of DELL S2716DG reviewers said in their reviews that it was good looking. B.park wrote on Amazon this month “Beautiful screen.”. Jarred Roe mentioned in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Absolutely gorgeous fidelity and clarety with so much depth” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. This month Seb wrote in their review of the DELL S2716DG on Amazon “Pro's The colors are pretty good considering it is a TN.” and scored it 4 stars.
A number of customers who bought it wrote that it had a thick frame. Eagleuk mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon in August “As with most Dell monitors the ultra thin bezel is a big feature”. I. Burgoyne wrote on Amazon “Will be purchasing more of these - excellent value and I love the thin bezel” in their review of the DELL S2716DG.
A number of customers who purchased the product thought it was smooth. Danny mentioned in August “Brilliant gaming monitor, high quality extremely low input lag and very smooth images”. Jarred Roe mentioned in his review of the DELL S2716DG on Amazon in August last year “Going over the 144hz equals to fast silky smooth tear free gameplay”.
One DELL S2716DG owner wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Jarred Roe wrote “Build quality is very good metals, hard plastics, sturdy, Nice design, understated” and gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100.
Good Product Quality
A number of people who bought this PC monitors mentioned that it was good quality. In August this year Danny wrote “Brilliant gaming monitor, high quality extremely low input lag” and scored the DELL S2716DG 99 out of 100. In August David Bowring gave the DELL S2716DG a score of 99 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “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”.
Good Picture Quality
Several DELL S2716DG owners wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. In August this year David Bowring gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “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 mentioned in his DELL S2716DG review last year “Very good image quality as long as you dont mind experimenting with the settings”.
Several customers thought it had good colour saturation. P. M. Mcshane said on Amazon “This monitor came with no dead pixels etc, I can't see any colours that shouldnt be there” and scored it 99 out of 100. P. M. Mcshane also said “Colours for me look good, I did reduce the Gamma, only because I read somewhere you should”.
One person thought it had a good refresh rate. Eagleuk said on Amazon this month “This monitor features a refresh rate of up to 144hz” in their DELL S2716DG review and scored the product 5 stars.
One DELL S2716DG owner said in their reviews that the DELL S2716DG had image ghosting. Jarred Roe gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “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”.
One Industry Award
The reviewer at one expert review site decided that this flatpanel monitor was good. Hardware.info gave this DELL PC display an "Excellent" award.
A number of customers who purchased it considered that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon this month “Totally superb monitor at a reasonable price delivered very promptly” in their DELL S2716DG review. Chris gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of the DELL S2716DG on Amazon in August “Great screen works really well and best buy for its price”. I. Burgoyne said in their DELL S2716DG review on Amazon “Will be purchasing more of these - excellent value and I love the thin bezel”.
One DELL S2716DG reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Jarred Roe mentioned in his review of this PC monitors last year “Only negative is the osd buttons are cheap and not tactful”.
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DELL PC Screens Have Excellent Reviews
We checked 4,385 expert and owner reviews for DELL LCD screens and found that on average DELL has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has excellent ratings specifically for its medium monitors.
A number of DELL S2716DG reviewers agreed that it was strong and durable. In August last year Jarred Roe said in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Build quality is very good metals, hard plastics, sturdy, Nice design, understated”. Seb said “The stand is very good, sturdy and neutral colors”.
Two DELL S2716DG reviewers who bought it concluded that it was well made. In August this year David Bowring said in his review on Amazon “Well made”. Seb said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon a few weeks ago “More than that is it makes solid colors look in my opinion 'wet' (Like someone has just sneezed on the monitor”.
Several customers reckoned that it was thin. This year Eagleuk wrote on Amazon “As with most Dell monitors the ultra thin bezel is a big feature” and gave the DELL S2716DG a score of 99 out of 100. I. Burgoyne said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon a few weeks ago “Will be purchasing more of these - excellent value and I love the thin bezel”.
One customer who bought it considered that it was heavy. In August Seb mentioned “I would recommend not relying to heavily on it for color calibration”.
One customer considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Jarred Roe mentioned on Amazon “I love the fact this monitor has both DP and HDMI inputs as well as USB3 ports makes it convenient for multiple inputs/outputs” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
One DELL S2716DG reviewer reckoned that the DELL S2716DG was good in terms of USB connections. David Bowring wrote on Amazon in August this year “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 the DELL S2716DG.
Easy to Use
A few DELL S2716DG owners who reviewed the DELL S2716DG thought it was easy to use the menus. Seb wrote this year “It has all the settings you would expect”. One DELL S2716DG owner who bought it reckoned that it was easy to assemble. This month P. M. Mcshane mentioned on Amazon “The monitor was easy to put together” and gave the DELL S2716DG a score of 5 stars.
One DELL S2716DG owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was easy to use. David Bowring said on Amazon in August this year “The menu is OSD is fairly intuitive” and scored it 99 out of 100.
Good Technical Features
One customer who purchased this PC monitors thought it had good features. Amazon Customer mentioned in their DELL S2716DG review “It has all the features you would expect from a high end monitor”.
Good User Reviews
This PC display has an average user rating of 88% based on 59 user reviews.
Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The S2716DG is a four USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for the last year have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.
Has One Cable Included
The DELL S2716DG has a greater number of cables included than most recently released medium monitors. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC|DisplayPort|USB are also found on this PC screen.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The average display brightness of PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the S2716DG is 280 cd/m². The S2716DG has one of the brightest display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The S2716DG has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all medium monitors that were launched in the last year the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
Quite Fast Response Time
When compared to other new medium monitors, the response time of the S2716DG of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest. The response times of latest PC screens range from 1ms to 20ms, and the average response time is 5.2ms.
12 Reasons Against
Recent Price Increase of £29.99
In the last 42 days the price of the S2716DG has increased by £29.99.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The DELL S2716DG does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the S2716DG.
There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to look at including the XG270HU (£397.20), or the XB270H both from Acer or the Asus PG27AQ (£540.00) which is also higher rated.
Running Costs Are Very High
Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the S2716DG is £79, which makes it one of the least economic to run flatpanel monitors that came out in the last year.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The DELL S2716DG does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the S2716DG also do not have a built-in camera.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most latest medium monitors are not 3D compatible. The S2716DG is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most comparable spec LCD screens that came out in the last year 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.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the recently released PC screens the horizontal viewing angles range from 89° to 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the S2716DG has one of the narrowest horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months.
Not Cheap for a Recently Released Medium Monitor
We think this PC display looks expensive for a recently released medium monitor. The cheapeast recently released medium monitor that we found costs £42 and the most expensive costs £3,140.
Quite High Maximum Power Consumption
With a maximum power consumption of 90 Watts, the S2716DG has one of the higher maximum power consumptions amongst medium monitors of this age. The average maximum power consumption of similar spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the S2716DG is 52W.
Fairly High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
New similar spec LCD screens have power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of between 0.21W and 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.5W. The S2716DG has a fairly high power consumption when in PowerSave mode (32.63 Watts) compared to most of the other newly released flatpanel monitors.
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Released Eleven Months Ago
It was eleven months ago when DELL released the S2716DG.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for the last year.
There are a number of alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Acer XB270H, or the Asus PG27AQ (£540.00).
At 612.5 millimeters, the S2716DG has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the S2716DG.
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