Dell S2716DG Monitor : Is it a Good All-Rounder Budget Monitor?

DELL S2716DG Monitor

DELL being one of the world’s largest technology infrastructure companies, is a common name as our household gadgets. Almost all of us have at-least one Dell’s product in our house.

From PCs and mobile to Refrigerators and ACs, Dell employs the latest innovations and cutting edge technologies in its products to make hold and attract its tech-loving customers.

Dell S2716DG is a best budget monitor for gaming, personal and business uses as claimed by the company. But is it really a budget all-rounder monitor? Lets check all its parameters.

Price of S2716DG

The current price of this S2716DG monitor at is about $599, which is affordable. There come lots of other brands at price lower than this, but to have a good, branded, perfectly-workable, adjustable monitor, this is the average price you have to pay.

Performance of S2716DG

What it requires for all purpose monitor?

For gaming, the most important aspect to consider in a monitor should be the refresh rate and response time. While playing games or similar things, your screen needs to conveys lots of frames per second on the screen. So more the refresh rate and response time is, the better it will perform for such tasks.

If you are doing professional photo or video editing, the screen should be more color accurate, with good brightness and screen resolution. Not all monitors have same color accuracy, it depends on the color producing technology employed and the panel type of the monitor.

Similarly, for doing programming and similar office stuffs, the screen should be wide to split it for multitasking. Execute the programs and heavy applications without any bugs like screen tear.

What Specs. Dell S2716DG have?

This Dell S2716DG is 27inches wide monitor having aspect ratio of  (16:9) giving you wide viewable angle. I have used this monitor, and it is perfect(budget) in terms of purposes it requires wide angle. You can split the screen with just one click for multitasking eg:- writing codes on one side and getting result on the other one.

The panel type of this S2716DG is TN(Twisted Nematic) which is most commonly used panel for monitors as it is cheap which makes the overall price of monitors less. This panel type is known for providing great refresh rate with high level of responsiveness. But it lacks in providing high contrast and color accuracy. You can read more about various panel types here in this page.

The optimal resolution of this LED monitor is 2560 x 1440 with contrast ratio of 1000: 1 and brightness of 350 cd/m2. It supports Color Gamut of 82% (CIE1976) and 72% (CIE 1931). Although the resolution and brightness is good enough but the color accuracy is not much appreciable. It could be more better.

Dell S2716DG

The screen has refresh rate of 144hz with fast response time of 1ms. This is the optimal refresh rate for majority of the fast monitors. This makes it better for gaming and other high frame rate applications. Combining with NVIDIA G-Sync, the screen provides sharp and undistorted moving images with  jitter-free graphics that drastically reduce motion blur.

Additional features includes anti-glare quality screen to let you work long hours continuously without much tension in eyes. But this anti-glare property is not enough. For long hours work on the computer we recommend using protective computer glasses.

The setup is fully adjustable. You can tilt, adjust height, pivot according to your need. You can also remove its stand and fix the monitor on the wall. But this is common feature in almost all monitors.

As for connectivity you will get 1 HDMI 1.4 connector, 1 DP 1.2 connector, 4 x USB3.0, 1 x Audio Line-out), 1 x Headphone port.

Is S2716DG worth it ?

Well this is a wonderful budget all-purpose monitor for gaming and editing to doing office works soundly.

Having refresh rate of 144Hz and response time of 1ms, this is one of the better performing budget gaming monitor. You can fulfill your gaming dreams without any frame lag or screen tear as it is equipped NVIDIA G-Sync.

You can also do your editing and programming tasks on this monitor accurately and quickly. Believe me it will not let you down.

But, as it is comes with TN Panel, it might fail in certain instances to give you more accurate colors. So not recommendable for doing color related tasks. For instances, not for doing professional photo or illustrations editing.

Also, the built quality is average. The chassis is of plastic material. I have noticed that when I hold the monitor in the hand by its corner, the screen seems little moving. The contact with the plastic chassis and the screen is not tight enough. Well it is not a problem but not feels good if you are buying something from big brand.

Should I go with this S2716DG Monitor ?

Well if you want a budget monitor for your office and schools works. Also you edit a lot whether photos or videos. Also play games for time pass, definitely it is a wonderful choice for you.

But if you are looking for extreme gaming or extreme editing monitor that gives you super nice picture quality with good color-accuracy, you should consider investing more.

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