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Dell S2722QC Review

True Score

77
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Experts

81
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Consumers

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The wide viewing angles, impressive ergonomics, and 4K resolution of the Dell S2722QC had critics praise it for ease of adjustability and sharp text clarity. As a result, they concluded that it would be a great pick for office use. However, they felt that the lack of HDMI 2.1 ports and low contrast ratio made it unappealing to gamers.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Dell S2722QC was announced in 2021 as a mid-range monitor that features a 4K UHD screen. Its screen can be swiveled or tilted for easy adjustability, and it also happens to be an IPS panel. It has a matte screen finish and also supports both FreeSync and G-Sync Variable Refresh Rate technology to prevent screen tearing when gaming.

Best For

  • Coding

  • Eye Strain

  • Work

Consensus

our Verdict

The Dell S2722QC is a professional-looking monitor that experts and consumer reviews hailed as an excellent pick for office use. Product testers from Rtings confirmed that the monitor’s 4K screen resolution delivers excellent text clarity and that its thin top and side bezels make it a perfect alternative for anyone who would like to put together a multi-monitor setup. Images also remained pretty accurate when testers from DisplayNinja viewed the monitor from the sides, and this, coupled with its support for VESA mounting, makes it a great pick for users that would want to position it above eye level. Its easy adjustability also adds to this, as reviewers were pleased with how quickly they were able to swivel, tilt and rotate it for the perfect viewing angle.

However, despite its support for Variable Refresh Rate technology, professional players may be dismayed by its low 60Hz refresh rate and its lack of HDMI 2.1 ports for connecting modern consoles. Its contrast ratio is also low, so it may not be the best for dark room viewing since blacks appear gray.

Reason to Buy

  • 4K screen resolution delivers high picture quality
  • Supports Variable Refresh Rate technology
  • Thin top and side frame for multi-monitor setup
  • Great ergonomics
  • Wide viewing angles

Reason to Avoid

  • Low 60Hz refresh rate
  • No HDMI 2.1 ports
  • Low contrast ratio

Dell S2722QC Specs

Available InputsAvailable Inputs3.5mm, HDMI, USB
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)339
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:y)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)82.9
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)78.5
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)78.5
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)59.6
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9
Response Time (ms)8.3
Reflections % (Total Reflections)4.6
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)43
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)42
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)35
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)34

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True Score

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Market Context

The Dell S2722QC was announced in 2021 as a mid-range monitor that features a 4K UHD screen. Its screen can be swiveled or tilted for…

The Dell S2722QC was announced in 2021 as a mid-range monitor that features a 4K UHD screen. Its screen can be swiveled or tilted for easy adjustability, and it also happens to be an IPS panel. It has a matte screen finish and also supports both FreeSync and G-Sync Variable Refresh Rate technology to prevent screen tearing when gaming.

The Dell S2722QC is a better pick for brightly lit rooms compared to the Dell U2720Q since it has a higher peak brightness level. On…

The Dell S2722QC is a better pick for brightly lit rooms compared to the Dell U2720Q since it has a higher peak brightness level. On the flip side, the U2720Q offers a better height and swivel range, as well as a 1.4 DisplayPort which is missing on the S2722QC.

The Dell S2722QC (this review) was released as an update to the Dell S2721QS (last year’s model). What’s the difference? The S2722QC (this review) features…

The Dell S2722QC (this review) was released as an update to the Dell S2721QS (last year’s model). What’s the difference? The S2722QC (this review) features three USB ports that allow for both upstream and downstream functionality, while the S2721QS does not have any USB ports.

As far as brightness and contrast are concerned, the Dell S2722QC is outmatched by the LG 27UP850 since the latter has a higher brightness rating…

As far as brightness and contrast are concerned, the Dell S2722QC is outmatched by the LG 27UP850 since the latter has a higher brightness rating of 400 nits and a higher contrast ratio of 1200:1. However, the S2722QC offers better adjustability since unlike the LG 27UP850, its screen can be swiveled.

Available Inputs

3.5mm, HDMI, USB

Bluelight Filter

Yes

Built-In Speakers

Yes

Built-In Webcam

No

Curved Screen

No

Display Type

IPS

Flicker Free

Yes

HDMI Inputs

2

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Score Card

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Expert Score

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Customer Score

81

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True Score

77

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Score

    77
    The Dell S2722QC is very good for most uses. It’s a 4k monitor mainly designed… read more

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • PCWorld
    45.32

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    The Dell S2722QC offers 4K, USB-C, HDR, and integrated speakers for a uniquely affordable price,… read more

    By:

    Matthew S. Smith
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Score

    92
    The Dell S2722QC is one of the most cost-effective 4K monitors with USB-C. Check out… read more

    By:

    Samuel Breton

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