Dell S2417DG Review

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The Dell S2417DG is a pretty decent gaming monitor to go for. This might come as a surprise to most people since Dell normally comes to mind whenever you’re going to shop for computers for the office. While this frame of thought has worked very well over the years for the company, there’s still a small faction of its consumers that know a couple of gaming monitors that the company has been known to create. For these customers, the Dell S2417DG happens to be one of their top picks. Could it be the best budget gaming monitor for you? Let’s find out.

Why We Like It – Dell S2417DG

The Dell S2417DG is easily one of the most unassuming gaming monitors that you’ll ever come across. The 24 inch display boasts of a 16:9 aspect ratio, a high refresh rate of about 144 Hz, and support for both G sync and FreeSync technology, making it compatible with both NVIDIA and AMD Radeon graphics cards.

Pros
  • Ultra fast 1 ms response time
  • A high 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 144 Hz refresh rate
Cons
  • Expensive

Performance

Gamers will be enthralled to find out that this 24 inch Dell S2417DG TN panel comes with a 144 Hz refresh rate to keep screen tearing at bay, and an impressive 1 ms response time to eliminate motion blur and ensure a smooth gaming experience especially when playing fast action games. The full HD monitor boasts of a 1440p QHD resolution, and with support for Nvidia G Sync, the monitor will be able to effectively communicate with your Nvidia GPU and ensure that the screen frame rate remains as optimum as can be. The monitor also boasts of a relatively short 13.3 millisecond input lag which is almost the same as that of the ViewSonic VX2257 MHD Gaming Monitor FreeSync, so you shouldn’t have a problem with on-screen feedback from your controller.

Design

If there’s one thing that most of us will agree on, it’s that the Dell S2417DG looks nothing like most of the typical gaming monitors that we’re all used to. The monitor is all business both at the front and the back, but what it lacks in design it totally makes up for in performance. It’s 24 inch screen size hits just the right spot being neither too big nor too small for a desktop, and its thin bezels make it perfect for aligning a couple of them together if you’d like to have more screen real estate. The jury is still out on whether or not it looks better than the BenQ GL2480, but what we do know is that it’s silver base gives it a very elegant look, and its ability to tilt 45 degrees either left or right makes it incredibly ergonomic.

Value

This Dell monitor’s flicker free screen allows it to be pretty easy on the eyes especially for gamers who tend to do a marathon session every now and again. The gaming monitor is also very light on power consumption, so you shouldn’t have to worry about your electricity bill shooting through the roof once you have the monitor installed. Also worthy of mention is the monitor’s 3 year warranty. This helps make sure that users have enough peace of mind should a problem occur, and enough confidence to reach out to customer care to have their problems sorted out. If you’re in the market for a curved monitor, then the Pixio FreeSync Certified 1920×1080 Warranty might be worth checking out.

Dell S2417DG Wrap Up

With support for G Sync technology, a superfast 1 ms response time, a 144Hz refresh rate and looks that make this Dell gaming monitor fit for both home and office, there’s nothing else that we think would be worth adding. Go ahead and check out what first time buyers had to say about it.

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Value9.2
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Kenn Muguna

Kenn is a writer that's fascinated by all things tech. Having been born curious about how everything works, he spends his time taking things apart to put them back together, and shares what he finds out through writing.

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