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Dell S2722DGM Review

True Score

83
80
3

Experts

90
4,570

Consumers

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The 27-inch Dell S2722DGM delighted product testers with its fast 165Hz refresh rate and high contrast levels, as they felt that these attributes made it ideal for office use and gaming. However, they were also let down by the monitor’s poor ergonomics and narrow viewing angles – issues it shares with the Asus TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Dell S2722DGM is a 27-inch mid-tier display that was released to the market in mid-2021. It has a 165Hz max refresh rate that is quite high, making it one of the highest even when compared to the best computer monitors. Its high contrast ratio also makes it ideal for viewing in a dark room, and since it also has impressive peak brightness levels and decent reflection handling, users shouldn’t have any issues with glare. The top gaming monitor’s excellent response time keeps motion blur at bay, and similar to the Dell S2722QC, its low input lag makes it super responsive when gaming.

Best For

  • 1440P

  • 75Hz

  • Cheap

  • Dell

Consensus

our Verdict

The Dell S2722DGM is a 27-inch VA display that experts have hailed as a good pick for office use and gaming. The display boasts a respectable 165Hz max refresh rate, which experts from PC Gamer found to be good enough for tear-free gaming. It also has a decent 1440p screen resolution and, according to reviewers at Rtings, good enough contrast for dark room viewing. Its viewing angles are not as wide as those of the Corsair Xeneon 32QHD165, but its reflection handling is decent, and its 10.6ms response time is quick enough to avoid any motion blur when gaming.

On the other hand, its lack of support for HDR content and its poor ergonomics put off some reviewers, who felt that this was quite limiting.

Reason to Buy

  • High refresh rate
  • Rapid response time
  • Excellent contrast ratio
  • Impressive peak brightness
  • Decent reflection handling

Reason to Avoid

  • No support for HDR content
  • Poor ergonomics
  • Narrow viewing angles

Dell S2722DGM Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time2 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)390
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)2,948
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)75
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.6
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)79.7
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.2
Response Time (ms)5.2
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)43
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)47
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)32
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)31
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.6

All Tests

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Dell S2722DGM Review

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Market Context

The Dell S2722DGM is a 27-inch mid-tier display that was released to the market in mid-2021. It has a 165Hz max refresh rate that is…

The Dell S2722DGM is a 27-inch mid-tier display that was released to the market in mid-2021. It has a 165Hz max refresh rate that is quite high, making it one of the highest even when compared to the best computer monitors. Its high contrast ratio also makes it ideal for viewing in a dark room, and since it also has impressive peak brightness levels and decent reflection handling, users shouldn’t have any issues with glare. The top gaming monitor’s excellent response time keeps motion blur at bay, and similar to the Dell S2722QC, its low input lag makes it super responsive when gaming.

The only significant difference between the Dell S2722DGM (This review) and the Dell S3222DGM is that the latter has a larger 32-inch screen and a…

The only significant difference between the Dell S2722DGM (This review) and the Dell S3222DGM is that the latter has a larger 32-inch screen and a 1800R curvature.

Otherwise, both have a QHD resolution, a 165Hz refresh rate, and excellent contrast levels.

The Dell S2722DGM poses no challenge to the Samsung Odyssey G7, as the Samsung monitor features a higher 240Hz max refresh rate, easier adjustability, higher…

The Dell S2722DGM poses no challenge to the Samsung Odyssey G7, as the Samsung monitor features a higher 240Hz max refresh rate, easier adjustability, higher contrast, and support for HDR content.

The Dell S2722DGM offers a high contrast level, but this is not enough to compete with the wider viewing angles, better ergonomics, better reflection handling,…

The Dell S2722DGM offers a high contrast level, but this is not enough to compete with the wider viewing angles, better ergonomics, better reflection handling, and support for HDR content that the Dell S2721DGF offers.

The Gigabyte M27Q outmatches the Dell S2722DGM regarding wider viewing angles, color accuracy, and support for HDR content. The S2722DGM still features a higher contrast,…

The Gigabyte M27Q outmatches the Dell S2722DGM regarding wider viewing angles, color accuracy, and support for HDR content. The S2722DGM still features a higher contrast, but this is not reason enough to justify it as a better choice than the M27Q.

Display Type

LED

VA

VA

LCD

HDMI Inputs

2

2

1

2

HDR Format

n/a

n/a

Yes

Yes

Max Resolution

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

VA

VA

VA

IPS

Refresh Rate

165 Hz

165 Hz

240 Hz

165 Hz

Response Time

2 ms

2 ms

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

27"

32"

32"

27"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

80

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Customer Score

90

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

83

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Score

    66
    The Dell S2722DGM is a decent monitor overall. The 27 inch, 1440p screen has a… read more

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Score

    80
    Though it leaves out HDR and extended color, the Dell S2722DGM delivers superb gaming performance… read more

    By:

    Christian Eberle
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Score

    86
    In case you don’t mind the usual VA panel weaknesses (smearing and unstable VRR performance),… read more

    By:

    Samuel Breton

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