Dell S2721D and S2721DS with 75Hz WQHD IPS panelsAs an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made using the “Buy” button at the bottom of this post. Where possible, you'll be redirected to your nearest store. Further information on supporting our work.
Whilst high refresh rates well into the triple digits are attractive for some users, a slight bump up from the ‘standard’ 60Hz is all others are looking for. The Dell S2721D and S2721DS offer this, packaging things into a very familiar design. The now common dual-stage bezels feature at the top and sides, with a slender panel border that’s flush with the rest of the screen and a slim hard plastic outer component. The bottom bezel is thicker, also housing the OSD (On Screen Display) controls at the right side, facing downwards. A gentle white power LED with the company’s signature ‘vertical slit’ design is also found here.
A 27″ IPS-type (In-Plane Switching) panel features with 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution and 75Hz refresh rate. Adaptive-Sync is supported, including AMD FreeSync with a 48 – 75Hz variable refresh rate range. Other aspects of note include a matte anti-glare screen surface, 1000:1 static contrast and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles. 8-bit colour is supported, whilst a flicker-free WLED backlight is used with 99% sRGB colour gamut coverage and 350 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings including ‘ComfortView’ are included to promote enhanced viewing comfort. The rear is a light-coloured textured plastic, with the stand attaching centrally via a quick-release mechanism. It can be removed to make way for an alternative 100 x 100mm VESA compatible solution. The included stand on the ‘D’ model is tilt only and ‘DS’ is fully adjustable – this is the only difference between the two. The ports face downwards and include; 2 HDMI 1.4 ports, DP 1.2 and a 3.5mm audio line-out. 2 x 3W speakers are included as well.
Further information can be found in a press release from the manufacturer. The monitors are listed with RRPs of $319.99 (‘D’) and $349.99 (‘DS’).