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Dell S2722QC 27″ 4K IPS with USB-C

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The 27″ ‘4K’ UHD resolution offers excellent flexibility for both work and play. The Dell S2722QC offers this, coupled with the minimalistic styling expected from the company’s S series. This includes a satin-finish silver plastic covering for the stand neck and base top. And a matte black plastic bottom bezel with contrasting silver-coloured company logo. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, with a slender panel border flush with the rest of the screen. And a slender hard plastic outer part. The OSD is controlled by buttons on the underside of the bottom bezel, towards the right side. An accompanying power button with signature ‘vertical slit’ white power LED is also found here.

Minimalistic aesthetics

A 27″ ‘4K’ UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS-type panel is employed, with matte anti-glare screen surface and 60Hz refresh rate. Adaptive-Sync is also supported, including AMD FreeSync with a 40 – 60Hz VRR range. Other aspects of note include a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles and 10-bit (8-bit + FRC) colour output. A flicker-free WLED backlight delivers a 350 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and 99% sRGB colour gamut. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings include ‘ComfortView’ are included to aid relaxing viewing. The monitor responds to HDR10 content, with 10-bit colour processing supported. It falls short of even the lowest VESA DisplayHDR standard, so this is a basic HDR experience without requiring particularly high brightness, local dimming or a generous colour gamut.

A 4ms grey to grey response time is specified, but as usual don’t put too much weight on this figure. The included stand attaches centrally via a quick-release mechanism – removing it reveals 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The stand provides full adjustability, including height (110mm of 4.33 inches) and pivot into portrait. The ports face downwards and include; AC power (internal power converter), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, USB-C (65W PD, DP Alt Mode, upstream data), 3.5mm audio output and a USB 3.2 Gen1 ports. An additional USB 3.2 Gen1 port, with ‘power charging’ is found at the bottom of the screen, outside the main port area for easy access – towards the left side as viewed from the front. 2 x 3W down-firing speakers are included, whilst 2-source PiP and PbP is supported.

A textured rear

Further information can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$380 USD.

Dell S2722QC