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[Best Buy] Dell 27" S2716DG 144Hz 1ms TN G-SYNC 2560 x 1440 $449

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Newbie
Jun 8, 2017
13 posts
17 upvotes

[Best Buy] Dell 27" S2716DG 144Hz 1ms TN G-SYNC 2560 x 1440 $449

This is a post after a long time so don't kill me.. I've been looking for a monitor and saw this on sale. Great price for the monitor. Specs are below.

Don't forget Ebates too!

Screen Size 27 in
Resolution 1440p WQHD
Native Resolution 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Type LED
Backlight Type LED Back-lit LCD
Touchscreen No
Viewing Angle 160° (V); 170° (H)
Response Time (Grey-to-Grey) 1 ms
Refresh Rate 144 Hz
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Static Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Colour Gamut 82% CIE 1976; 72% CIE 1931; 16.7 million colours
3D Video Support Built-in No
Built-In TV Tuner No
Panel Technology TN
Input/Output Types 1 x DisplayPort 1.2; 1 x HDMI 1.4; 4 x USB 3.0; 1 x Audio line-out; 1 x Headphone-out
Audio Outputs 1 - 3.5 mm line-out; 1 - 3.5 mm headphone-out
DisplayPort Inputs 1
HDMI Inputs 1
USB Hub 4 - USB 3.0 Ports
42 replies
Deal Fanatic
Feb 24, 2018
9592 posts
9743 upvotes
It's okay, I wouldn't buy because of TN, but decent for gamers.

IPS would've been nice.
Newbie
Oct 7, 2017
11 posts
14 upvotes
At this price I might pull the trigger.

Anybody have this thing and would you recommend it? Main use case is gaming
Jr. Member
Jun 18, 2010
105 posts
72 upvotes
I have this monitor and it looks really good for a TN when calibrated correctly. Best bang for your buck for a 144hz 1440p GSYNC monitor.
One thing of note that affects many GSYNC monitors is that sometimes there will be a line in the middle of the screen that has its pixels moved all the way to one side of the screen. I have found the issue usually occurs when the monitor goes to deep sleep or has to switch resolutions. It can be fixed easily just by turning the power off and on again through the power button on the monitor. The monitor powers on really fast so it only takes a second.
Sr. Member
Jul 22, 2014
689 posts
1216 upvotes
Calgary, AB
I think there was banding issues on older hardware revisions of the monitor. New hardware revisions have apparently resolved the issue, but I'm not sure from which revision and on it was fixed.

Edit: More info here - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/10 ... t-12294486
Last edited by blyndfyre on May 10th, 2019 1:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Member
User avatar
Apr 11, 2007
372 posts
99 upvotes
It was the same price on Dell.ca (at least last week), and you can use that 10% off monitors coupon too. Not sure how frequently it goes to that price from Dell.ca
Jr. Member
Jun 18, 2010
105 posts
72 upvotes
ridsama wrote:
May 10th, 2019 1:08 pm
It was the same price on Dell.ca (at least last week), and you can use that 10% off monitors coupon too. Not sure how frequently it goes to that price from Dell.ca
There was a thread for the Freesync version for a while, but I guess now that Nvidia is allowing Gsync to work with Freesync it doesn't matter that much.
Newbie
Sep 27, 2012
40 posts
18 upvotes
Ottawa
I picked up two from Dell at the beginning of April during a sale, and haven't had any major complaints with them at this point. They're both revision A11, with a manufacturing date of January 2019 iirc.
Newbie
Sep 27, 2012
40 posts
18 upvotes
Ottawa
EvilLinkz wrote:
May 10th, 2019 1:22 pm
There was a thread for the Freesync version for a while, but I guess now that Nvidia is allowing Gsync to work with Freesync it doesn't matter that much.
it was likely the freesync version that was this cheap.. I was debating picking up a third last week myself, and Dell had them listed at full price.
Jr. Member
Aug 6, 2016
114 posts
57 upvotes
Vancouver
I've been using one for about 18 months now, no issues so far. Don't really have any complaints about it but perhaps I'm not as picky as some more serious users are.
Sr. Member
Jun 9, 2009
675 posts
101 upvotes
Hamilton
kavmac wrote:
May 10th, 2019 1:23 pm
I picked up two from Dell at the beginning of April during a sale, and haven't had any major complaints with them at this point. They're both revision A11, with a manufacturing date of January 2019 iirc.
I have this monitor. How do I find out the revision and which revision do I want?
Newbie
Sep 27, 2012
40 posts
18 upvotes
Ottawa
peji911 wrote: I have this monitor. How do I find out the revision and which revision do I want?
It’s located on the back of the monitor, where you’ll also find the service tag and other details.
Sr. Member
Jun 9, 2009
675 posts
101 upvotes
Hamilton
Shoot. Mine is from 2017, even though I bought it last year. I will probably have issues at some point
Member
Nov 19, 2007
356 posts
118 upvotes
Ottawa
dancam411 wrote:
May 10th, 2019 12:59 pm
At this price I might pull the trigger.

Anybody have this thing and would you recommend it? Main use case is gaming
I have this monitor. I paid $499 a few months ago. It is amazing for gaming. Colours are really nice even though it is a TN panel.

Highly recommend this for gaming and typical PC use. I would not recommend for video/photo editing.
Member
Aug 29, 2010
325 posts
184 upvotes
Toronto
Damn, wish this was VA. It's so impossible to find a 27"+ 1440p 144hz VA (or IPS) monitor with freesync under $450.

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