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Dell S2721HGF Review

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The Dell S2721HGF is a superb entry-level monitor, thanks to its 144Hz native refresh rate, 1500R curvature, and low input lag. But watch out for its lack of local dimming and clouding issues (backlight bleed).

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Dell S2721HGF is the brand’s entry-level 1080p 144Hz gaming monitor released in December 2020. It boasts a VA panel that claims to provide better contrast and black levels than its IPS counterparts. In addition, unlike the older Dell S2721HN, it sports a native refresh rate of 144Hz, which is fantastic for competitive PC gamers who mostly play esports titles. Moreover, it features a low response time that properly masks any smearing or motion blur-related issues. Overall, it is exceptionally well-positioned for PC gamers looking for a high refresh rate monitor on a strict budget. To learn more about top reviewers’ opinions, continue reading our Dell S2721HGF review below, and see how it compares to the best rated computer monitors available today.

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Consensus

our Verdict

The Dell S2721HGF is a great budget gaming monitor for gamers who play at 1920 x 1080 resolution. It has 1500R curvature, a native refresh rate of 144Hz, NVIDIA G-Sync certification, AMD FreeSync Premium, and a low input lag. Plus, it has good reflection diffusion to reduce glares and rainbow effects in a moderately bright room. Just be aware of its visible backlight bleed, clouding issues, and the lack of local dimming.

ReasonS to Buy

  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Excellent contrast ratio
  • Great out of the box color accuracy
  • AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-Sync compatible
  • Low input lag
  • Decent response time
  • Good reflection diffusion
  • 1500R curved screen
  • Optional BFI feature available

Reason to Avoid

  • Limited to 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • No HDR
  • Lack of USB ports
  • No built-in speakers
  • It lacks a microphone input
  • Poor display uniformity
  • Visible backlight bleed and clouding
  • Local dimming is not present

Dell S2721HGF Specs

Curved ScreenCurved ScreenYes
Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time4 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAdaptive Sync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)286.67
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)2,968
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)78.1
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)75.8
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.9
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)5.3
Response Time (ms)6
Reflections % (Total Reflections)4.5
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)46
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)45
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)34
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)33

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Score Card

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Expert Score

83

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Customer Score

93

*.25

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    71
    The Dell S2721HGF is 27″ 1080p 144Hz curved gaming monitor with a VA panel, FreeSync… Read More

    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    If you’re strapped for cash, the Dell S2721HGF is more than satisfactory for your gaming… Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Trusted Reviews
    81.47

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Dell S2721HGF delivers stonking contrast, decent refresh rates and reasonable colours at a low… Read More

    By:

    Geraint Evans
  • Laptop Mag
    68.34

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Dell Curved Gaming Monitor S2721HGF doesn’t have all the features, the best ports or… Read More

    By:

    Alexander Tozzi
  • T3
    25.91

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Dell S2721HGF is great for gaming. It has excellent response time, low input lag,… Read More

    By:

    Mike Jennings
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    78
    The Dell 27 Curved Gaming Monitor (S2721HGF) offers great 1080p gaming performance in an affordable… Read More

    By:

    Momo Tabari

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