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Dell S2721QS Review

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The Dell S2721QS is a splendid monitor that’s got wide viewing angles, a native 4K resolution, and 100% sRGB coverage. However, the low contrast ratio and the 60 Hz refresh rate slightly hold it back.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Dell S2721QS is an entry-level 4K monitor released in September 2020. It boasts a native UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS screen that promises to deliver better viewing angles and response time compared to competing monitors with VA and TN panels, like the older Dell S2719DGF gaming monitor. In addition, it claims to feature a low response time, which both casual and veteran gamers will love. Furthermore, it touts an elegant design that fits most setups well. All in all, it is decently well-positioned for casual gamers looking for a high-resolution office monitor with a few advanced gaming features built-in. To discover what experts had to say about it, keep reading our Dell S2721QS review until the end. And don’t forget to take a look at the top-ranked computer monitors available in the market.

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Consensus

our Verdict

The Dell S2721QS is a great 4K monitor for both work and play. It has wide viewing angles, a native 4K resolution, 100% sRGB coverage, and HDR playback capability. Plus, its 10-bit panel produces great picture quality. The only downsides are its low contrast ratio and 60 Hz refresh rate.

ReasonS to Buy

  • UHD 3840 x 2160 resolution
  • Wide viewing angle
  • Decent peak brightness
  • Supports HDR content playback
  • Excellent color accuracy after calibration
  • 100% coverage of the sRGB color space
  • 10-bit IPS panel with fantastic picture quality
  • AMD FreeSync support with NVIDIA G-Sync compatibility
  • VRR support for providing a tear-free experience

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio
  • Mediocre black levels
  • No local dimming
  • No HDMI 2.1 or DisplayPort 1.4
  • Limited to 60Hz refresh rate
  • Lacks USB ports
  • BFI feature is missing
  • Visible backlight bleed on the top and bottom edges

Dell S2721QS Specs

Available InputsAvailable Inputs3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI
Bluelight FilterBluelight FilterYes
Built-In SpeakersBuilt-In SpeakersYes
Built-In WebcamBuilt-In WebcamNo
Curved ScreenCurved ScreenNo
Display TypeIPS
Flicker FreeFlicker FreeYes
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatHDR10
High Dynamic Range (HDR)Yes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time4 ms
Rotating ScreenRotating ScreenYes
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)384.99
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,037.3333
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)83.6
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)77.85
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)100
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)61.1
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)8.7
Response Time (ms)8.7
Reflections % (Total Reflections)4.5
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)40
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)44
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)37
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)35

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79

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87

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    77
    The Dell S2721QS 4K monitor brings IPS-level colors and some handy features, like a versatile… Read More

    By:

    Scharon Harding
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Dell S2721QS is an inexpensive 27″ 4K IPS monitor with the standard sRGB color… Read More

    By:

    Samuel Breton
  • Digital Trends
    81.08

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    Dell’s 27-inch USB-C monitor is a great buy at about $400 — but what if… Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    94
    The Dell S2721QS is a great monitor overall. It has a large screen with a… Read More

    By:

    Niels Broekhuijsen

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