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27" Dell S2721QS 4K UHD IPS Monitor w/ Tilt, Pivot & Height Adjustment Expired

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Dell has 27" Dell S2721QS 4K UHD IPS Monitor w/ Tilt/Height Adjustment on sale for $449.99 - Extra $110 Off (automatically reduce when you add to cart) = $339.99. Shipping is free. Thanks jlo8720

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Specs
  • Resolution: 3840x2160 (4K @ 60Hz)
  • Response Time: 8ms (5ms Fast)
  • Refresh Rate: 40-60Hz
  • Contrast Ratio: 1300:1
  • Viewing Angles: 178/178 degrees
    • Inputs
      • HDMI 2.0
      • DP1.2
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Dell released a new 4k monitor in the S series, but includes the Dell Premium Panel Exchange policy from higher end monitors. $339.99, normally $449.99, so $110 of.

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As an alternative, the same monitor with fewer ergonomic features is available in the alternate, but similarly named S2721Q, currently on sale at $314.99

Dell 27 4K UHD Monitor - S2721QS - supports tilt, pivot, and height adjustment
Dell 27 4K UHD Monitor - S2721Q - Only supports tilt

Device Type
White LED edgelight system

Panel Type
In-Plane switching Technology

Aspect Ratio
16:9

Native Resolution
3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz

Pixel Pitch
0.1554 x 0.1554 mm

Brightness
350 cd/m²

Contrast Ratio
1,300:1 (typ)

Response Time
Normal: 8ms (gtg)
Fast: 5ms (gtg)
Extreme: 4ms (gtg)

Input Connectors
HDMI 2.0
DP1.2

Display Position Adjustments
Swivel (Left and Right) (-30° to 30°)
Tilt -5° / 21°
Screen Coating

Dimensions (WxDxH) - with stand
24.08 inches x 6.88 inches x 15.75 inches

Weight 10.36 lbs

https://www.dell.com/en-us/member...d/210-AXLG


Full Panel Specs courtesy of DisplaySpecifications.com
https://www.displayspecifications...l/ea602135


Biggest kicker is probably the Premium Panel policy, copied in limited detail here:
Premium Panel Exchange
The Dell Premium Panel Exchange allows a free panel replacement during the Limited Hardware Warrantyi period even if only one bright pixel is found.
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OTOH,

No USB-C and associated features (e.g. Power Delivery)
Lesser/older spec of Display port (1.2 vs 1.4)

There are likely others due to the significant price discrepancy between this and the U2720Q

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09-16-2020 at 01:24 AM.
09-16-2020 at 01:24 AM.
Quote from gameson :
link?

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/acce...61E6GAR2US

Currently sold out. You have to wait for it to get back in stock. It has gone on sale for the lessor price over and over again. Look for a promo code to add or student discount.

Couple of things to note: you should get your own stand. It works with dual mounts advertised up to 27 inch and you could pick one up at amazon for 25 bucks. That worked great for me. Also you need to purchase a DP cable, only comes with HDMI.
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09-16-2020 at 09:58 AM.
09-16-2020 at 09:58 AM.
Quote from Sam-DD :
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/acce...61E6GAR2US

Currently sold out. You have to wait for it to get back in stock. It has gone on sale for the lessor price over and over again. Look for a promo code to add or student discount.

Couple of things to note: you should get your own stand. It works with dual mounts advertised up to 27 inch and you could pick one up at amazon for 25 bucks. That worked great for me. Also you need to purchase a DP cable, only comes with HDMI.
oh man, great price, but it doesn't come with built in speaker.... Frown i want as less cable as possible, i look at the optional soundbar, it's still using usb
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ncs999us
09-16-2020 at 03:00 PM.
09-16-2020 at 03:00 PM.
After careful reviewing this S2721Q vs 2K dell S2721D there is definitely bit of gloominess present on this while working on documents specifically on white background.Now that may be because antiglare coating is more visible on this in terms of very tiny particles, like some dust is present on the screen.
Anyone else having same experience?
Now I believe same coating also there on 2K model but less visible because of larger pixel size or orientation of those pixels.
Also 2K model is definitely brighter than this one.
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geekinchief
09-16-2020 at 08:27 PM.
09-16-2020 at 08:27 PM.
Quote from ncs999us :
After careful reviewing this S2721Q vs 2K dell S2721D there is definitely bit of gloominess present on this while working on documents specifically on white background.Now that may be because antiglare coating is more visible on this in terms of very tiny particles, like some dust is present on the screen.
Anyone else having same experience?
Now I believe same coating also there on 2K model but less visible because of larger pixel size or orientation of those pixels.
Also 2K model is definitely brighter than this one.
How is the color quality on both models? Would you recommend against the S2721Q?
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09-16-2020 at 09:14 PM.
09-16-2020 at 09:14 PM.
Quote from geekinchief :
How is the color quality on both models? Would you recommend against the S2721Q?
From what I can see S2721D is little more brighter and has less haziness (specially on white background it is noticeable) and thus little more vibrant color wise if not by much. I am running S2721D on native 2k resolution without scaling and S2721Q on native resolution on mid level scaling on my Macbook Pro 2019,thus character size of both are pretty much the same (and where I found my comfort level for office work).
While the "Q" series characters are a little sharper (you do not see pixels on chars) contrast wise "D" series may have little more advantage (again not by much).
All this may be because of haziness that I mentioned may be due to different screen technologies/pixel orientation/anti glare used on them, I am not sure.
Another point is 4K model has left and right edges slight dimmer and noticeable. 2K model is more uniform.Viewing angle on 2k is little better then 4K before discoloration starts.
As an end user doing office work mostly on characters either will work but S2721D will save you some money only downside is PPI.
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qqzj
09-16-2020 at 10:48 PM.
09-16-2020 at 10:48 PM.
I received two S2721DS today. One for each kid. They look good. Pretty fancy.

Two questions. Will there be some calibration guide later? When I bought my TV, someone published a set of parameters/settings to adjust and it helped. They have fancy tools so that they can set things exactly right. So I am looking for such tutorials. Any one has ideas?

My daughter uses PC and my son uses MacBook Pro. The monitor looks better when used with PC. Anyone can offer some explanations? And how to correct it? It looks a bit murky with Mac. On PC, it is crispy clear. A bit more satisfactory.

Thanks!
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09-16-2020 at 11:42 PM.
09-16-2020 at 11:42 PM.
Quote from qqzj :
I received two S2721DS today. One for each kid. They look good. Pretty fancy.

Two questions. Will there be some calibration guide later? When I bought my TV, someone published a set of parameters/settings to adjust and it helped. They have fancy tools so that they can set things exactly right. So I am looking for such tutorials. Any one has ideas?

My daughter uses PC and my son uses MacBook Pro. The monitor looks better when used with PC. Anyone can offer some explanations? And how to correct it? It looks a bit murky with Mac. On PC, it is crispy clear. A bit more satisfactory.

Thanks!
I am using default monitor settings for S2721D and it's pretty good, except for brightness and contrast reduced to 70 and 80 respectively to suit my lighting conditions.
Regarding PC looking better than Mac , make sure you are using same resolution/scaling and whatever documents you are comparing.
for S2721D QHD I left at default resolution and no scaling on my Mac it looks great.
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09-17-2020 at 10:07 AM.
09-17-2020 at 10:07 AM.
Quote from ncs999us :
I am using default monitor settings for S2721D and it's pretty good, except for brightness and contrast reduced to 70 and 80 respectively to suit my lighting conditions.
Regarding PC looking better than Mac , make sure you are using same resolution/scaling and whatever documents you are comparing.
for S2721D QHD I left at default resolution and no scaling on my Mac it looks great.
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Quote from ncs999us :
From what I can see S2721D is little more brighter and has less haziness (specially on white background it is noticeable) and thus little more vibrant color wise if not by much. I am running S2721D on native 2k resolution without scaling and S2721Q on native resolution on mid level scaling on my Macbook Pro 2019,thus character size of both are pretty much the same (and where I found my comfort level for office work).
While the "Q" series characters are a little sharper (you do not see pixels on chars) contrast wise "D" series may have little more advantage (again not by much).
All this may be because of haziness that I mentioned may be due to different screen technologies/pixel orientation/anti glare used on them, I am not sure.
Another point is 4K model has left and right edges slight dimmer and noticeable. 2K model is more uniform.Viewing angle on 2k is little better then 4K before discoloration starts.
As an end user doing office work mostly on characters either will work but S2721D will save you some money only downside is PPI.
Any chance you could post a photo of the uniformity problem you're experiencing and how it looks on each monitor? Trying to decide whether it's going to be annoying or not. I
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09-17-2020 at 10:08 PM.
09-17-2020 at 10:08 PM.
Quote from geekinchief :
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Any chance you could post a photo of the uniformity problem you're experiencing and how it looks on each monitor? Trying to decide whether it's going to be annoying or not. I
I had the same issue. The problem with back light uniformity is pretty noticeable especially on white background. Here's a photo of the S2721Q.

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Quote from geekinchief :
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Any chance you could post a photo of the uniformity problem you're experiencing and how it looks on each monitor? Trying to decide whether it's going to be annoying or not. I
Here is one picture I took earlier.One of them was pretty bad, Other one is not better by much.
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Quote from geekinchief :
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Any chance you could post a photo of the uniformity problem you're experiencing and how it looks on each monitor? Trying to decide whether it's going to be annoying or not. I
Here is one picture I took earlier.One of them was pretty bad, Other one is not better by much.
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09-22-2020 at 04:51 PM.
09-22-2020 at 04:51 PM.
Anyone getting repeated delayed delivery messages? I ordered on 9/17, initial delivery date was 24, then changed to 25 and now to 9/29. Concerned if this moves out again. Appreciate your response.
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09-28-2020 at 06:08 AM.
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4k on 27" is just way too small unless you're planning on scaling to 1080p to get that retina look.
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09-29-2020 at 11:38 AM.
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Can this monitor do Netflix 4k HDR? I know it's not true HDR cause of the peak brightness. Trying to compare to the LG 27UL850 with Vesa 400 HDR which is certified i believe.
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10-01-2020 at 08:24 PM.
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In stock at Amazon for $339 with 2 day shipping, just ordered one

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1
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