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Dell S3422DWG Review

True Score

83
82
4

Experts

90
5,684

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

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Reviewers loved the 144Hz refresh rate, fast response time, and low input lag of the Dell S3422DWG, endorsing it for gaming. They loved its outstanding contrast ratio, which easily beats the Dell UltraSharp U2721DE. However, they didn’t like its narrow viewing angles. If wide viewing angles are a deal breaker, check out the Gigabyte M34WQ review.

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Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Dell S3422DWG is a mid-range ultrawide curved gaming monitor released in 2021 with the goal of providing visual immersion and deeper blacks than devices with IPS panel technology. Using VA panel tech, this device delivers an excellent 2,725:1 contrast ratio and outstanding black uniformity, resulting in impressive gameplay and movie playback in dark rooms. It has a very low input lag, great response time, and a decent 144Hz maximum refresh rate, ranking among the highest-rated gaming monitors on the market. Thanks to FreeSync tech, this device provides tear-free lifelike visuals, and it also supports G-SYNC. This curved monitor is quite immersive, boasting a massive 34-inch curved screen, a 3440×1440 resolution, and HDR tech. Continue to the end of this review to learn how it compares with the top rated computer monitors on sale today.

Best For

  • 120Hz

  • 1440P

  • 144Hz

  • 75Hz

  • Dell

  • Ultrawide

Consensus

our Verdict

Reviewers were impressed by the Dell S3422DW. Commenting about this unit’s 144Hz refresh rate, fast 4.5 ms response time, and short 4.5 ms input lag, they recommended it for gaming. Browse our HP OMEN 27C review for a smaller curved monitor. Analysts at RTINGS were pleased with the monitor’s excellent black uniformity and high contrast ratio, endorsing it for darkroom movie watching and gameplay. Users seeking a model with RGB lighting can browse our Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD review. This device’s 34-inch 3440×1440 format also pleased product testers, who described this model as immersive. Experts at Display Ninja endorse the Dell S3422DW monitor for movies and general use, and they enjoyed using the massive 3440 x 1440 34-inch screen with high dynamic range tech. However, reviewers were also left unimpressed by this unit’s narrow viewing angles, which is typical on other VA-panel devices, including the Dell S3222DGM. They were also disappointed to find that G-SYNC compatibility doesn’t work at frame rates below 60fps, and they noticed some black smearing in dark scenes.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Outstanding input lag
  • Excellent response time at the maximum refresh rate
  • Large screen with a crisp resolution

Reason to Avoid

  • Narrow viewing angles
  • Some black smearing in dark scenes
  • Buggy G-SYNC compatibility at frame rates below 60 fps

Dell S3422DWG Specs

Display TypeVA
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution3440 × 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time2 ms
Screen size34"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)413
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)3,007.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)87
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)98.5
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)82.5
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)64.4
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)4.5
Response Time (ms)6.9
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)35
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)36
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)33
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)31
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.1

All Tests

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Product Comparison

Dell S3422DWG Review

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Market Context

The Dell S3422DWG is a mid-range ultrawide curved gaming monitor released in 2021 with the goal of providing visual immersion and deeper blacks than devices…

The Dell S3422DWG is a mid-range ultrawide curved gaming monitor released in 2021 with the goal of providing visual immersion and deeper blacks than devices with IPS panel technology. Using VA panel tech, this device delivers an excellent 2,725:1 contrast ratio and outstanding black uniformity, resulting in impressive gameplay and movie playback in dark rooms. It has a very low input lag, great response time, and a decent 144Hz maximum refresh rate, ranking among the highest-rated gaming monitors on the market. Thanks to FreeSync tech, this device provides tear-free lifelike visuals, and it also supports G-SYNC. This curved monitor is quite immersive, boasting a massive 34-inch curved screen, a 3440×1440 resolution, and HDR tech. Continue to the end of this review to learn how it compares with the top rated computer monitors on sale today.

The Dell S3422DWG has better black uniformity than the ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B, although the ASUS display has a better contrast ratio and faster refresh…

The Dell S3422DWG has better black uniformity than the ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B, although the ASUS display has a better contrast ratio and faster refresh rate.

Although the Gigabyte G34WQC has a slightly more pronounced curve, the Dell S3422DWG has better features, boasting better black uniformity, wider viewing angles, and faster…

Although the Gigabyte G34WQC has a slightly more pronounced curve, the Dell S3422DWG has better features, boasting better black uniformity, wider viewing angles, and faster response time.

The Dell S3422DWG (This review) is very similar to the 34-inch Dell S3422DW, with the difference being DisplayHDR 400 tech on the S3422DWG (This review).

Display Type

VA

LED

HDMI Inputs

2

2

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

HDR400

Max Resolution

3440 × 1440

3440 × 1440

3440 × 1440

Panel Type

VA

VA

Refresh Rate

144 Hz

165 Hz

144 Hz

Response Time

2 ms

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

34"

34"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

82

*.75

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Customer Score

90

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    77
    The Dell S3422DWG is a very good monitor overall. It’s a great gaming monitor with… Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Notebook Check
    74.45

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    “No bottom line found for this product” Read More

    By:

    Codrut Nistor
  • IGN
    20.35

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Dell S3422DWG is, overall, a great monitor that delivers on most of its promises,… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Dell S3422DWG offers an immersive viewing experience thanks to its ultrawide format, high contrast… Read More

    By:

    Shane Kuhn