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Dell S2722QC Review – Awesome Creative and Professional 4K Monitor

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If you’re looking for a well-rounded monitor, and don’t game competitively, then the Dell S2722QC would be your perfect fit.

The S2722QC is a well-rounded everyday use monitor, which offers you an abundance of connectivity and gives you a wide of inputs to plug into.

Additionally, the Dell S2722QC can run 4K in 60Hz, which runs very nicely and gives you the required visuals for decent gaming sessions as well.

The text and images are crisp and clean, giving you a well-suited screen for daily tasks and multimedia usages.

But before getting the Dell S2722QC, let’s jump into the monitors’ specifications, display design, performance, and features.

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 27-Inches
  • Resolution: 3840×2160
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Response Time: 4ms
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m²
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Built-In Speakers: Yes, 2x 3-Watts
  • Stand Height, Pivot, Swivel, Tilt: Yes
  • VESA Mount: Yes, 100x100mm
  • Connectivity: 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x USB-C, 2x USB 3.2, 1x Audio Jack
  • Weight: 15.15-lbs

Display Design

The Dell S2722QC measures at 27-inches and has a nice aesthetic look to the whole frame. The frame has a nice silver plastic build, along with a matte-black finish on the front display. And you’ll see the nicely placed Dell logo on the top rear of the display as well, giving that genuine Dell monitor look.

The screen itself is made up of a matte texture, which handles glares and reflections easily.

The design looks great and has thin bezels on all three sides, making it great for screen time immersion. And it also encourages you to connect another S2722QC monitor and have a dual setup.

You’ll find the OSD panel, which consists of 5 physical buttons on the bottom right side of the display. Navigating through the OSD configuration is easy and intuitive.

Additionally, the connectivity can be found on the rear of the display, which consists of one DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0, one USB-C, two USB 3.2, and one audio jack.

With a plethora of connections, you’ll be able to plug in any gaming consoles you may have, be it a PS5 or an Xbox One. And you can change your display into a charging station as well.

The S2722QC also comes with two 2-watt internal speakers, which sound decently good; however, it’s always recommended to have a pair of headphones or a set of dedicated speakers for sound immersion.

The stand is nicely built and has a polygonal shape base, which gives the monitor a solid foundation. The Dell S2722QC can adjust in height, pivot, swivel, and tilt, which is awesome if you ever need to work with the monitor at different angles.

You’ll also be able to swap out a 100x100mm VESA mount, providing the monitor with more freedom of motion. The VESA mount option is excellent if you’re not fully on board with the stock stand.

In general, the Dell S2722QC is aesthetically pleasing; along with excellent ergonomics and a plethora of connectivity to choose from, the S2722QC feels solid and of high quality.

Performance and Features

The Dell S2722QC has a 3840×2160 Ultra HD resolution, with a 60Hz refresh rate and a 4ms response time, which is all perfect for the casual user. The monitor runs 4K in 60Hz as well, providing you with beautiful visuals.

The contrast ratio sits at 1000:1, with a brightness level of 350 cd/m². The brightness and contrasts are usually about right for an IPS panel.

Images and text are super crisp and clear, thanks to its 163 PPI range. Pixel density is superb on the S2722QC, making the images sharp.

The contrasts perform decently well because when viewing the screen in dark environments, the deep blacks have a gray into them. Compared to VA panels, which produce rich and deep darks.

And being an IPS, the colors and images remain consistent when viewing the screen from different angles and sides. Thanks to its expansive 178-degree range, you won’t see any colors or images fading, which is another great pro.

The S2722QC is great for professionals and creatives alike because the monitor covers 99% sRGB range, making it ideal for photographers, color graders, and creative projects.

In addition, the Dell S2722QC comes with FreeSync and is also G-Sync certified, providing you screen-tearing free and buttery smooth gaming sessions, which is another bonus on our books.

The Dell S2722QC overall performs excellently in daily and creative tasks. Also, the monitor is great if you game casually; during fast-paced action games, you may experience a bit of ghosting and trail blurs, but allowing FreeSync to work should solve the motion blurs.

You can also use the overdrive features; however, leaving it on medium settings is recommended; other than that, you may start seeing overshoots and a bit of graphical artifacts.

Pros

  • Great screen real estate
  • Lots of connectivity to choose from
  • Color accuracy is superb
  • Adaptive Sync enabled

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Dark colors are grayed out

Thoughts and Conclusion

Overall the Dell S2722QC is a well-rounded, superb monitor with a lot of connectivity, which is a bonus.

However, the refresh rate is 60Hz, which isn’t suitable for most competitive gaming, but great if you’re a casual gamer.

The S2722QC is marketed towards professionals, creatives, and business folks, that need to use a monitor for everyday uses.

But eh Dell S2722QC will still provide you with the performances and speediness required for casual gaming.

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