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Dell 25 Gaming Monitor S2522HG Review – Fast 240Hz Display

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The Dell S2522HG monitor will provide you with an immersive gaming and multimedia experience, all due thanks to its big 25-inch screen.

And you’ll have more than enough screen real estate to open up any of those extra windows and applications that you may have.

Along with the S2522HG displays abundance of connectivity, you’ll have a plethora of connectivity to choose from.

The Dell S2522HG is a promising IPS monitor, along with its quick performance and responsive refresh rate.

So if you’re on a budget and looking for a monitor worth the bang for your buck, then the Dell S2522HG will be your answer.

Before investing in the S2522HG, check out its specifications, display, performance, and features.

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 25-Inches
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 FHD
  • Refresh Rate: 240Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms GtG
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 400 cd/m²
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Built-In Speakers: No
  • Stand Height, Pivot, Tilt, Swivel: Yes
  • VESA Mount: Yes, 100x100mm
  • Connectivity: 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, 5x USB 3.2, 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Weight: 13.50-lbs

Display Design

The Dell S2522HG is a 25-inch display; along with its thin-bezel design, you’ll be able to connect another S2522HG monitor and have a dual monitor setup as well.

The S2522HG has a nice, aesthetically pleasing build to the overall frame, including its nice matte-black texture and a high-quality plastic build.

Along with a firm stand, the monitor won’t wobble nor move to incase if you nudge the display. Thanks to its polygonal shape base design, the S2522HG sits on a stable foundation.

The stand is very adjustable, thanks to its ergonomic design-build. You’ll be able to adjust the monitor in height, pivot, tilt, swivel, and rotate.

You’ll be able to customize and swap out the S2522HG’s default stand for a 100x100mm VESA mount, which allows the monitor have true flexibility in the range of motion.

You can find the connectivity easily, located on the rear of the display, which consists of one DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0, five USB 3.2, and one 3.5mm audio jack. The S2522HG has an abundance of connections that you can connect to, allowing the monitor to become a charging station hub.

The Dell S2522HG also provides you with an excellent OSD panel that consists of four physical buttons along with a joystick, making it easier for you to navigate through the OSD configurations.

Unfortunately, the Dell S2522HG doesn’t have built-in speakers; however, it’s usually not an issue since a dedicated speaker or a pair of excellent headphones would suffice for that immersive gaming and multimedia session.

Performance and Features

To begin with, the Dell S2522HG has a resolution of 1920×1080 FHD, a quick 240Hz refresh rate, and a 1ms GtG response time, allowing you to have a slight edge over your competition.

Thanks to its quick 1ms response time and 240Hz refresh rate, the display doesn’t have any motion blurs. Being an IPS display, you’ll have the best of both worlds of quality and fast performances.

However, you may notice a bit of a difference in refresh rate if you’re coming from a 144Hz display to a 240hz monitor. The 240Hz monitor is worth the extra difference in refresh rate, and you’ll be able to maintain higher FPS within your gaming sessions.

The S2522HG’s contrast ratio sits as 1000:1, along with a 400 cd/m² brightness level, which is typically a normal range for an IPS. You may also have to lower the brightness level when opening the S2522HG out of the box due to its brightness potency.

Along with image consistency, the S2522HG will provide you with consistent colors and images when viewing the screen from different angles, which is awesome if you’re working with the screen from different angles.

The S2522HG provides you 90 PPI of density, which will give you crisp and clear text, making the screen great for reading.

Also, the S2522HG has a 99% sRGB color coverage, which will provide you with crisp and precise color accuracy, making the S2522HG great for working on creative projects, arts, photography, and professional uses. Thanks to its 16.7 million colors as well, you’ll be able to appreciate the excellent color spectrum.

There is no HDR nor MBR in the S2522HG, but you won’t even need these since the monitor will provide you with excellent performance without them.

There is a bit of backlight bleeding around the edges of the corners; however, it shouldn’t be an issue because it’s not too significantly noticeable. This may because due to its IPS glow which is typical for an IPS panel.

In addition, the Dell S2522HG has FreeSync and is also G-Sync certified as well. Once FreeSync is on, you’ll have a smoother, buttery-like experience within your gaming sessions.

You’ll also be able to use the overdrive feature, which you can choose from a selection of Fast, Super Fast, and Extreme. It’s always recommended to leave the settings on Fast or Super Fast since it won’t cause any overshoots or graphical artifacts compared to having the overdrive settings on Super Fast.

Pros

  • 240Hz refresh rate and quick 1ms response time, making the display very smooth and quick
  • Super accurate colors
  • Great for gaming and creative uses, great for professional uses as well
  • The stand is ergonomically well designed.
  • Aesthetically pleasing

Cons

  • No built-in speakers
  • A bit of backlight bleeding, but not significantly noticeable.

Thoughts and Conclusion

Overall the Dell S2522HG is an amazing gaming monitor; you’ll be able to use the S2522HG for creative purposes and professional uses as well, thanks to its super accurate colors.

Also, the display will provide you with an abundance of connectivity that you can choose from. Along with its USB hubs, you’ll be able to charge your electronic devices into the display as well.

The display is also FreeSync, and G-Sync certified, which is awesome if you own both Nvidia or an AMD graphics card, which the display allows for graphical flexibility.

The S2522HG will give you the bang for your buck if you decide to choose the S2522HG monitor.

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