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DELL S2716DG PC Monitor

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27" LED 612.5mm Nov 2015
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: 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 times more details on... More
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16 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site thought that this DELL PC screen was good. Hardware.info gave this DELL flatpanel monitor an "Excellent" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

LCD screen expert review site pcgameshardware.de scored this LCD screen 87%.

User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this medium monitor rated this PC screen 88 out of 100 on average.

Nice Design

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”.

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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”.

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.

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Robust

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.

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Good Brand

DELL is one of the better rated PC screen manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

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Good Size

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”.

Good Connectivity

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.

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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”.

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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 the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

There are a number of alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider including the DELL P2715Q[plb_2678778_price], or the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which is cheaper; or the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the S2716DG has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens that were launched around the same time as the S2716DG. PC displays of this age and spec have display brightness of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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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) PC screen, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Quite Fast Response Time

When compared to other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the S2716DG, the response time of the DELL S2716DG of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest. Medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the S2716DG have response times of between 1ms and 40ms.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The DELL S2716DG does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other LCD screens of this age and type do have a built-in speaker.

It is worth also looking at other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the MG278Q[pl_3037824_price], or the MG279Q[pl_2900144_price] both from Asus or the Philips BDM3270QP[plb_2997136_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The S2716DG does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DELL S2716DG is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The S2716DG does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the S2716DG also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the S2716DG is 18°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. When compared to other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the S2716DG that we have checked, the DELL S2716DG's horizontal viewing angle of only 160 degrees is one of the narrowest.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and type.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the S2716DG is more than most comparable spec PC monitors that were launched more than a year ago. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC displays of this type and age. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this PC monitor.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

Across all the flatpanel monitors of this age and spec the maximum power consumptions range from 0.45W to 170W, and the average maximum power consumption is 51W. At 90 Watts, the DELL S2716DG has a quite high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the S2716DG.

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Very High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The lowest power consumption when in PowerSave mode of PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the S2716DG 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 S2716DG's power consumption when in PowerSave mode is one of the highest amongst PC screens of a similar age and type to the S2716DG.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL S2716DG

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the S2716DG.

Average Width

With a width of 612.5 millimeters, the DELL S2716DG has a pretty average width compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the S2716DG.

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1 Award

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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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Electricity cost when switched on $58.28
Electricity cost when on standby $2.36
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Total running cost over 5 years $60.64
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2560x1440, dell bg061, code s2716, info s2716, dell s2716, pumps s2716, dell s2716d, apple s2716, dell bg061d, code s2716d, info s2716d, dell p236754, dell s2716dg, apple s2716d, dell bg061de, code s2716dg, info s2716dg, dell 350cdm2, pumps s2716d, dell br9wza00, dell s2716dgr, pumps s2716dg, dell p236754p, 210agul s2716, dell br9wzs00, apple s2716dg, 210agul s2716d, dell 2560x1440, 210agul s2716dg, info 2560x14001m
Barcodes 00700461510857, 04053162981904, 04648296699957, 05054629962923, 05397063622085

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