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DELL S2716DG PC Monitor

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27" LED 612.5mm Oct 2015
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Bask in every detail: Enjoy vivid edge-to-edge gameplay with the new Dell 27 Gaming Monitor, equipped with crisp QHD resolution (2560 x 1440) that's 3.68 million pixels giving you close to two... More
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20 Reasons For

One Industry Award

Hardware.info gave this DELL PC monitor an "Excellent" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

PC display expert review website pcgameshardware.de scored this PC screen 87%.

Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this flatpanel monitor on average 88 out of 100.

Nice Design

A number of DELL S2716DG owners said in their reviews that it was good looking. B.park mentioned on Amazon “Beautiful screen.”. Jarred Roe mentioned “Absolutely gorgeous fidelity and clarety with so much depth” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Seb wrote on Amazon “Pro's The colors are pretty good considering it is a TN.” in their review.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. Two years ago Jarred Roe said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Going over the 144hz equals to fast silky smooth tear free gameplay”. A few DELL S2716DG owners concluded that this PC monitor had a thick frame.

One DELL S2716DG owner said in their reviews that the product was a good design. Jarred Roe said “Build quality is very good metals, hard plastics, sturdy, Nice design, understated” in his review.

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Good Product Quality

A number of DELL S2716DG owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. Danny scored the product very highly and he wrote “Brilliant gaming monitor, high quality extremely low input lag” in his review of this PC monitor. In January last year David Bowring mentioned on Amazon “Well made”. 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”.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers thought this PC monitor was good value for money. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Totally superb monitor at a reasonable price delivered very promptly” in their review. Chris mentioned on Amazon “Great screen works really well and best buy for its price” in his DELL S2716DG review. I. Burgoyne gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Will be purchasing more of these - excellent value and I love the thin bezel”.

One person said in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Jarred Roe wrote on Amazon “Only negative is the osd buttons are cheap and not tactful”.

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Good Picture Quality

Two DELL S2716DG reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it had good picture quality. In January last year David Bowring 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” in his review and scored this PC monitor very highly. Jarred Roe said on Amazon two years ago “Very good image quality as long as you dont mind experimenting with the settings” in his review of this PC monitor and gave the DELL S2716DG an excellent rating.

A few DELL S2716DG owners who bought it considered that it had good colour saturation. P. M. Mcshane rated it as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “This monitor came with no dead pixels etc, I can't see any colours that shouldnt be there” in their review of this PC monitor. P. M. Mcshane also said “Colours for me look good, I did reduce the Gamma, only because I read somewhere you should”.

One customer who purchased this PC monitor wrote that it had a good refresh rate. Eagleuk wrote on Amazon “This monitor features a refresh rate of up to 144hz” in their DELL S2716DG review and rated it as very good.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had image ghosting. Jarred Roe 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 this PC monitor.

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Popular Choice

The S2716DG is one the fastest selling LCD screen currently on the market.

Robust

Several DELL S2716DG reviewers concluded that it was well made. Seb wrote “More than that is it makes solid colors look in my opinion 'wet' (Like someone has just sneezed on the monitor”. A few DELL S2716DG owners considered that this PC monitor was strong and durable. Seb said in their DELL S2716DG review last year “The stand is very good, sturdy and neutral colors” .

Good Brand

On average DELL medium monitors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all PC screens manufactured by DELL.

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Good Size

Several people who reviewed it concluded that it was thin. Eagleuk wrote in their DELL S2716DG review on Amazon “As with most Dell monitors the ultra thin bezel is a big feature”. One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was heavy. Seb mentioned “I would recommend not relying to heavily on it for color calibration”.

Good Connectivity

One DELL S2716DG owner who bought it reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. David Bowring wrote in his review last 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” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One DELL S2716DG reviewer who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Jarred Roe wrote “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 rating of 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

A number of DELL S2716DG owners thought the DELL S2716DG was easy to use the menus. Seb gave this PC monitor a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “It has all the settings you would expect”. One DELL S2716DG reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. David Bowring he wrote in his DELL S2716DG review on Amazon last year “The menu is OSD is fairly intuitive”.

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to assemble. P. M. Mcshane wrote on Amazon “The monitor was easy to put together” in their review and scored the DELL S2716DG very highly.

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Good Technical Features

One DELL S2716DG reviewer considered that it had good features. In January last year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “It has all the features you would expect from a high end monitor” in their DELL S2716DG review and rated the DELL S2716DG as excellent.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the S2716DG have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the S2716DG which has four USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.

Other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider include a cheaper PC display such as the Benq BL2420U[plb_2885076_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC display such as the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price], or the Benq XL2730[plb_2752099_price].

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the S2716DG has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the S2716DG. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the S2716DG have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The S2716DG has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all medium monitors that are a similar age to the S2716DG the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The S2716DG has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of this spec and age. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on comparable spec LCD screens that came out more than a year ago. The cables includeds "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Very Fast Response Time

The average response time of LCD screens that were released more than a year ago is 5.5ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 25ms. At only 1 millisecond, the S2716DG has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the S2716DG.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DELL S2716DG does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age do have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might want to look at including the Benq BL2420U[plb_2885076_price]; or the MG278Q[pl_3037824_price], or the MG279Q[pl_2900144_price] both from Asus.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The average running cost of the S2716DG is £79 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 17% of all 486 flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The S2716DG does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the S2716DG also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

Most PC screens that came out more than a year ago are not 3D. The S2716DG is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The S2716DG does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Not Cheap

We think this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been available for more than a year. The price range of medium monitors that have been available for more than a year is from £64 to £4,006.

Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

When compared to other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S2716DG, the viewing angle, horizontal of the S2716DG of only 160 degrees is one of the narrowest. Comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the S2716DG have viewing angle, horizontals of between 18° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (max)

The S2716DG has a fairly high power consumption (max) (90 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the S2716DG. Across all the medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the S2716DG the power consumption (max)s range from 0.45W to 170W.

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Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

With a power consumption (PowerSave) of 32.63 Watts, the S2716DG has one of the higher power consumption (PowerSave)s amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. The average power consumption (PowerSave) of medium monitors that are a similar age to the S2716DG is 6.2W.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL S2716DG

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this LCD screen was released.

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Expert Reviews

(3)
6 December 2015

There has been a lot of excitement surrounding Dell?s S2716DG and with good reason. This monitor represents their first foray into adaptive synchronization technology through G-SYNC, it is backed...

19 December 2015

De Dell S2716DG kwam als een verrassing en ook bij het testen werden we een paar keer verrast, zij het niet per se aangenaam: de kleurafstelling valt wat tegen, het gamma is niet je van het, de...

Hardware.info

12 January 2016

Zum Jahreswechsel hat sich das Angebot für Free- und G-Sync-Displays verdichtet, zusätzlich sind für das gerade angefangene Jahr etliche Modelle angekündigt, die das Repertoire weiter... Read more…

User Reviews

(54)
Reviewed 16 November 2015 by Brian P.
(Verified Purchase)

Super happy with it in comparison to the hit-or-miss luck with the Asus PG278Q and the Acer XB270HU. Tried to go back to my other 60Hz monitor just to see if I could tell the difference and it was... Read more…

Reviewed 29 November 2015 by Eric G.
(Verified Purchase)

So i've been waiting on the Predator x34 and the Asus PG279Q now for awhile... since earlier this year actually. I think the Predator might of been pulled from production because all i do is read... Read more…

Reviewed 14 January 2016 by David S.

I opted for this over the Asus RogSWIFT competitor that I had been eyeballing for a year or so because of all of the bad stories I'd heard about Asus' quality control with that product line. I... Read more…

Reviewed 7 January 2016 by James D.
(Verified Purchase)

I am coming from a 27" LG LCD 1080p monitor. There isn't a language that can properly express the positive feels I am having about this monitor. I mean it is crystal clear and the colors are SO... Read more…

Reviewed 3 December 2015 by Seth G.
(Verified Purchase)

I am impressed, I hope it holds up. If you can dish out the money, this monitor is worth it...

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