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$449+Tax NEW 24" Dell S2417DG QHD 2560x1440p 165Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor

Kallidoan 36 60 August 30, 2016 at 07:48 AM in Monitors (5)
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Last Edited by wuzzy August 30, 2016 at 10:17 AM
$120 Cheaper than Amazon, announced earlier this month [anandtech.com] and available for purchase a few days ago.

MSRP/Amazon = $569.99 [amazon.com]

Dell Price = $449.99 [dell.com] + Coupon Code: EXTRA10

Specs:
  • Refresh Rate: 165Hz (overclockable from 144hz)
  • G-Sync: Yes
  • FreeSync: No
  • Size: 23.8 Inches Diagonal (60.47 cm)
  • Resolution: 2560x1440p
  • Pixel Per Inch: 123 PPI
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Viewing Angles: 160 (V) / 170 (H)
  • Bezel Thickness: 7.35mm


    Inputs:
  • 1 x DP (ver 1.2)
  • 1 x HDMI (ver 1.4)
  • 1 x USB 3.0 port - Upstream
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports - Side
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports - Bottom
  • 1 x Audio line-out jack -Bottom
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is this a good price?
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Ehhhh...its an alright deal about $470 after tax which is basically what the Dell deal at Best Buy was. Also on the Dell deal at Best Buy it was a 27" instead of a 24", which for 1440p I would consider better since it won't be small as hell. Also the scaling for windows isn't as good as it would be for a mac, so things would be distorted in comparison. I personally wouldn't.
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Quote from airontier View Post :
Ehhhh...its an alright deal about $470 after tax which is basically what the Dell deal at Best Buy was. Also on the Dell deal at Best Buy it was a 27" instead of a 24", which for 1440p I would consider better since it won't be small as hell. Also the scaling for windows isn't as good as it would be for a mac, so things would be distorted in comparison. I personally wouldn't.
This post is about the 24 inch is the 2017 new model. S2417DG, It is not available to purchase on most website, I've only found it on Dell and Amazon.

The 27 inch "deal" is the 2016 last year model. S2716DG, which has good reviews. Best Buy [bestbuy.com]


Its a great deal for me. I was honestly looking for a 1080p 24" G Sync (on the cheap end of the spectrum). I did research on the ones that have been out for almost 2 years and their are $400+, have glossy screens, 144hz or less. According to the Nvidia G-Sync website [geforce.com], my only options were ACER and AOC... NO THANKS.

True that windows has scaling issues, but these are the same issues everyone has encountered; I remember 480x640 resolution and now I'm on 1440p. I use Microsoft custom DPI scaling (available since at least windows 7) and tweaking icon sizes by CTRL + Scroll Wheel on the desktop. There are a few apps, like steam, which never seem to look right, while others are doing fairly well. As with all monitors, you need to adjust your settings to get them the way you like, which includes Brightness, Color, Contrast, for me tweaking the DPI settings is just part of getting a new monitor.

The monitor that this replaced was an ASUS VS248H-P, 24" IPS which is an amazing monitor, but being 4 years old is obviously not a G Sync. Upgrading to G-Sync w/ high refresh is like upgrading from a Platter HDD to a SSD, you'll kick yourself for not upgrading sooner.

TLDR:

PROS for me
  • $100 less than Amazon.
  • Same construction/quality as last year's Dell G Sync S2716DG
  • Thin Bezels
  • 4x USB 3.0 ports on the monitor
  • G-Sync
  • Free Returns
  • 1440p
  • 144hz Refresh, overclockable to 165hz
  • Matte screen w/ light application of Anti-Reflection Coating (hardly noticeable compared to the coating on the ASUS ROG Swift)
CONS for me
  • Windows DPI Scaling issues (can be manually adjusted, but burdensome for beginners)
  • Dell is just now selling these monitors, not many reviews of the products.
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Last edited by Kallidoan September 3, 2016 at 08:06 AM
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Would definitely go for last year's model at 27" for same price. Not sure how the overclock is worth 3 lost inches. Plus the old one has great refurbs that you can grab for $300 plus tax sometimes.
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#6
is this monitor really necessary? this seems like a step backwards for dell. if you want a 24" with high refresh rate, there are better options. the 1440p on a 24" is also questionable.
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Quote from Kallidoan View Post :
This post is about the 24 inch is the 2017 new model. S2417DG, It is not available to purchase on most website, I've only found it on Dell and Amazon.

The 27 inch "deal" is the 2016 last year model. S2716DG, which has good reviews. Best Buy [bestbuy.com]


Its a great deal for me. I was honestly looking for a 1080p 24" G Sync (on the cheap end of the spectrum). I did research on the ones that have been out for almost 2 years and their are $400+, have glossy screens, 144hz or less. According to the Nvidia G-Sync website [geforce.com], my only options were ACER and AOC... NO THANKS.

True that windows has scaling issues, but these are the same issues everyone has encountered; I remember 480x640 resolution and now I'm on 1440p. I use Microsoft custom DPI scaling (available since at least windows 7) and tweaking icon sizes by CTRL + Scroll Wheel on the desktop. There are a few apps, like steam, which never seem to look right, while others are doing fairly well. As with all monitors, you need to adjust your settings to get them the way you like, which includes Brightness, Color, Contrast, for me tweaking the DPI settings is just part of getting a new monitor.

The monitor that this replaced was an ASUS VS248H-P, 24" IPS which is an amazing monitor, but being 4 years old is obviously not a G Sync. Upgrading to G-Sync w/ high refresh is like upgrading from a Platter HDD to a SSD, you'll kick yourself for not upgrading sooner.

TLDR:

PROS for me
  • $100 less than Amazon.
  • Same construction/quality as last year's Dell G Sync S2716DG
  • Thin Bezels
  • 4x USB 3.0 ports on the monitor
  • G-Sync
  • Free Returns
  • 1440p
  • 144hz Refresh, overclockable to 165hz
  • Matte screen w/ light application of Anti-Reflection Coating (hardly noticeable compared to the coating on the ASUS ROG Swift)
CONS for me
  • Windows DPI Scaling issues (can be manually adjusted, but burdensome for beginners)
  • Dell is just now selling these monitors, not many reviews of the products.
Well for the price its still pretty hefty. In terms of it being a last year's model(reference to 27") its still a really nice monitor. Even if this is newer, that doesn't give any guarantees that it will be better. Even more so, both of them will come with a 3 year warranty so longevity is ideally the same. Also the 27" has glowing reviews so you can take a chance on this. One of the posters above stated it, its not worth the 3 inch loss just for a few more hertz. If this were a monitor that were closer to a $300 range, it'd be a slick deal. Take into account the fact that its a 24", you can only fit so many pixels into size before they all start to really look the same, you start to get diminishing returns and between a 1440p and 1080p, its hardly any different, except for the fact that most things just look smaller.
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Quote from airontier View Post :
Well for the price its still pretty hefty. In terms of it being a last year's model(reference to 27") its still a really nice monitor. Even if this is newer, that doesn't give any guarantees that it will be better. Even more so, both of them will come with a 3 year warranty so longevity is ideally the same. Also the 27" has glowing reviews so you can take a chance on this. One of the posters above stated it, its not worth the 3 inch loss just for a few more hertz. If this were a monitor that were closer to a $300 range, it'd be a slick deal. Take into account the fact that its a 24", you can only fit so many pixels into size before they all start to really look the same, you start to get diminishing returns and between a 1440p and 1080p, its hardly any different, except for the fact that most things just look smaller.
Not seeing how the price is hefty. Compared to the list on Nvidia's website of where to buy G-Sync Cards, this is the 3rd cheapest option.

I'm super happy with my purchase.
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Well, with response to the person who posted if it a good price or not, it isn't really a good price. I gave the reasons as to why I thought it wasn't a good price and a comparison as an example. I'm glad you are happy with your purchase though.
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Quote from Kallidoan View Post :
Not seeing how the price is hefty. Compared to the list on Nvidia's website of where to buy G-Sync Cards, this is the 3rd cheapest option.

I'm super happy with my purchase.
Like the previous posters have said, $450 is hefty because the s2716 can be found at the exact same price. What advantages does this monitor bring vs that?

pros: 165 vs 144hz (who can tell the difference?), thinner bezels, newer, more USB ports (?)

cons: unknown quality panel vs a panel that's known to be very good for tn, shit windows scaling (1440p is usable at native scaling on 27" and imo not at 24"), 3 less inches


Do you see the problem now? That's why this monitor is a bad value at $450.
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