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Dell S2522HG 240Hz Full HD IPS with Adaptive-Sync

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The range of high refresh rate IPS models continues to expand, with a range of screen sizes and resolutions available. The Dell S2522HG is a gaming-focused model in the company’s S Series which targets the relatively undemanding Full HD resolution spread out across a ~25″ screen. The most ‘gamery’ looking aspect from the front is the polygonal stand base, topped with silver satin-finish plastic. Dark matte plastics are used elsewhere at the front, with a shiny central Dell logo on the bottom bezel, with a slight ‘rainbow’ effect. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, with a slender panel border flush with the rest of the screen plus a slim hard plastic outer component. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by buttons and a joystick at the back, running down the right side of as viewed from the front. A ‘Downlight’ LED lighting feature is included, enabled and disabled by touching a touch-sensitive area at the bottom of the screen. This lighting beneath the bottom bezel creates a pool of blue light beneath the monitor.

Kind of 'gamery'

A 24.5″ 1920 x 1080 (Full HD or 1080p) IPS-type panel is employed, most likely the AUO M250HAN01.7 AHVA. A medium matte anti-glare screen surface is included, alongside true 8-bit colour support, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio and 178°/178° viewing angles. A 240Hz refresh rate is supported with Adaptive-Sync, including Nvidia’s ‘G-SYNC Compatible Mode’ and AMD FreeSync Premium. With a 48 – 240Hz VRR range (plus LFC). A flicker-free WLED backlight delivers a 400 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and 99% sRGB gamut coverage. A ‘ComfortView’ Low Blue Light (LBL) setting is included to promote a more relaxing viewing experience. A 1ms grey to grey response time is specified using the highest response time setting, but as usual pay little attention to this figure.

Additional gaming-focused features include; an on-screen ‘Frame Rate’ counter (refresh rate display), on-screen timer and ‘Dark Stabilizer’ to enhance visibility in dark areas. The rear of the screen includes an outer area of satin-finish silver plastic and an inner area which includes ventilation slats. The included stand offers full adjustability, including 130mm (5.12 inches) height adjustment and pivot into portrait. It can be removed using the quick-release mechanism, revealing 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.2a and 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (plus upstream). 2 of the USB ports plus a 3.5mm headphone jack are located at the bottom of the screen, outside the main port area for easy access. One of these ports on the bottom of the screen includes fast-charging capability.

The side view

Further details are available on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$400 USD.

Dell S2522HG