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Dell G2722HS Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed May 10, 2022 at 10:23 am
Dell G2722HS Picture
6.8
Mixed Usage
7.2
Office
7.6
Gaming
6.7
Media Consumption
6.9
Media Creation
3.0
HDR
Size
27"
Resolution
1920x1080
Max Refresh Rate
165Hz
Pixel Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
HDR10
No

The Dell G27722HS is an entry-level gaming monitor. It has a 27 inch screen with a 1080p resolution, and it has a 165Hz refresh rate for gaming. There's native FreeSync support, and it's also certified to have G-SYNC compatibility to reduce screen tearing in games. It's part of Dell's G Series gaming monitor lineup, which includes a similar 24 inch Dell G2422HS. It's limited on extra features as it lacks a USB hub, HDR support, and speakers. Also, its stand has height and tilt adjustments, but other than that, you can't swivel it or rotate it into portrait mode.

Our Verdict

6.8 Mixed Usage

The Dell G2722HS is okay overall. It's a good gaming monitor as it has a high 165Hz refresh rate and variable refresh rate support to reduce screen tearing. It also has a quick response time and low input lag for a responsive gaming experience. It's decent for office use as it performs well in bright rooms and has good viewing angles so that someone sitting next to you sees the same accurate image, but it's hard to place the screen in an ideal position. It's just okay for content creators or watching videos because it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray, has a low resolution, and doesn't support HDR.

Pros
  • Great reflection handling.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Quick response time at any refresh rate.
Cons
  • Limited ergonomics.
  • Low pixel density.
  • Low native contrast ratio.
7.2 Office

The Dell G2722HS is decent for office use. It's good for bright offices because it has great reflection handling and good peak brightness, so visibility isn't an issue. It also has good viewing angles if you need to share your screen with someone sitting next to you, but the stand can't swivel. Sadly, it has a limited 1080p resolution and low pixel density, meaning text doesn't look that sharp.

Pros
  • Good peak brightness.
  • Great reflection handling.
  • Wide viewing angles.
Cons
  • Limited ergonomics.
  • Low pixel density.
7.6 Gaming

The Dell G2722HS is good for gaming. It has a high 165Hz refresh rate with native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility to reduce screen tearing. Motion also looks smooth thanks to its quick response time at any refresh rate, and it has low input lag for a responsive feel. Sadly, it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray, meaning it isn't ideal for dark room gaming.

Pros
  • 165Hz refresh rate and VRR support.
  • Quick response time at any refresh rate.
  • Low input lag for responsive feel.
Cons
  • Low native contrast ratio.
  • Limited compatibility with Xbox Series X and PS5.
6.7 Media Consumption

The Dell G2722HS is alright for watching videos. It's a good choice for well-lit rooms because it gets bright enough to fight glare and has great reflection handling. It's also good for watching content with a few friends because it has good viewing angles, but the stand makes it hard to adjust the screen to your liking. Unfortunately, it doesn't perform well in dark rooms as it has a low contrast ratio, and the low resolution means you can't stream your favorite 4k movies.

Pros
  • Good peak brightness.
  • Great reflection handling.
  • Wide viewing angles.
Cons
  • Limited ergonomics.
  • Low pixel density.
  • Low native contrast ratio.
  • No HDR support.
6.9 Media Creation

The Dell G2722HS is okay for content creators. It displays a wide range of colors in SDR, but colors appear over-saturated, so you'll need to calibrate it for the most accurate image possible. It also has a low 1080p resolution, so you don't get sharp images, but the 27 inch screen is big enough to view more of your work area at once. The wide viewing angles are good if you want to share your screen with someone else, but it has limited ergonomics, meaning it's hard to place in an ideal viewing position.

Pros
  • Good peak brightness.
  • Great reflection handling.
  • Wide viewing angles.
Cons
  • Limited ergonomics.
  • Low pixel density.
  • Low native contrast ratio.
  • No HDR support.
3.0 HDR

The Dell G2722HS doesn't support HDR.

  • 6.8 Mixed Usage
  • 7.2 Office
  • 7.6 Gaming
  • 6.7 Media Consumption
  • 6.9 Media Creation
  • 3.0 HDR
  1. Updated May 10, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated May 05, 2022: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
No
Curve Radius
Not Curved

The Dell G2722HS has a gamer-oriented design with an all-black body and hexagonal stand. It has thin borders on three sides, and all around, it's simple-looking and won't stick out too much if you want to use it in an office environment either.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Dell G2722HS has good build quality. It's entirely plastic that flexes a bit, but it's nothing of concern. The height adjustment doesn't feel the best, but it's stable. There's nothing that premium about how the monitor is built, but there's nothing wrong with it either, and it feels well-built overall.

6.0
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
3.9" (10.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-21° to 5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
No
Swivel Range
No swivel
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The stand's ergonomics aren't bad, but it isn't as versatile as other Dell monitors, like the Dell S2721DGF. You can easily adjust it if you have the screen in front of you, but you can't swivel the screen to share with someone else. Additionally, there's a cutout in the stand for cable management.

Design
Stand
Base Width
9.1" (23.2 cm)
Base Depth
7.6" (19.3 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
5.3" (13.5 cm)
Weight (With Display)
13.7 lbs (6.2 kg)

The hexagonal stand takes up a bit of space on the desk, and because the top part is slanted, it's hard to put stuff on top. The stand supports the screen well.

Design
Display
Housing Width
24.1" (61.1 cm)
Housing Height
14.3" (36.2 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
2.8" (7.0 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.3" (0.7 cm)
Design
Controls

There are four buttons and a joystick on the back right side. The joystick is to navigate through the on-screen menu, while you can use the buttons to select the settings.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
Internal

  • HDMI cable
  • DisplayPort cable
  • Power cable
  • User guides and documentation

Picture Quality
6.2
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,101 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The Dell G2722HS has a low contrast ratio, so blacks look gray in the dark. It doesn't have a local dimming feature to improve the contrast.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

This monitor doesn't have a local dimming feature. We still film these videos on the monitor so you can compare the backlight performance with a monitor that has local dimming.

7.7
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
313 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
335 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
336 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
336 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
336 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
336 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
334 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
336 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
335 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
336 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
335 cd/m²
ABL
0.000
Minimum Brightness
27 cd/m²

The SDR peak brightness is good. It maintains its brightness very consistently across different scenes, and it gets bright enough to fight glare. These measurements are from after calibration in the 'Custom Color' Picture Mode with the Brightness at its max.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
No Certification
Real Scene
N/A
Peak 2% Window
N/A
Peak 10% Window
N/A
Peak 25% Window
N/A
Peak 50% Window
N/A
Peak 100% Window
N/A
Sustained 2% Window
N/A
Sustained 10% Window
N/A
Sustained 25% Window
N/A
Sustained 50% Window
N/A
Sustained 100% Window
N/A
ABL
N/A

The Dell G2722HS doesn't support HDR.

8.3
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
45°
Color Washout From Right
44°
Color Shift From Left
48°
Color Shift From Right
48°
Brightness Loss From Left
48°
Brightness Loss From Right
48°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
57°
Gamma Shift From Right
56°

The Dell G2722HS has a good horizontal viewing angle. The image remains accurate as you move off-center until you reach really wide viewing angles, so this monitor is a good choice for co-op gaming.

6.5
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
32°
Color Washout From Above
36°
Color Shift From Below
28°
Color Shift From Above
36°
Brightness Loss From Below
39°
Brightness Loss From Above
42°
Black Level Raise From Below
27°
Black Level Raise From Above
43°
Gamma Shift From Below
31°
Gamma Shift From Above
37°

The vertical viewing angle is okay. You lose image accuracy a lot quicker than with its horizontal viewing angle, but this is only a problem if you need to mount the screen above eye level.

7.9
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.582%
50% DSE
0.144%

The Dell G2722HS has very good gray uniformity. Although the edges of the screen are a bit darker, the rest of the screen is uniform, and you won't have problems when viewing large areas of uniform colors, like a webpage.

6.6
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.591%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The black uniformity is alright. The entire screen looks blue due to the low contrast, and there's some backlight bleed towards the corners, meaning it isn't ideal for dark room gaming. Sadly, it doesn't have a local dimming feature to improve the contrast.

6.9
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Standard
sRGB Gamut Area xy
119.2%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
2.98
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,740 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.11
Color dE (Avg.)
3.27
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
No Gamma Setting
Brightness Setting
75
Measured Brightness
229 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The Dell G2722HS has okay out-of-the-box accuracy. It doesn't have an sRGB mode, meaning colors aren't clamped to the sRGB color space and appear over-saturated. The white balance is good, and the color temperature is close to the 6500K target. Gamma is decent at following the sRGB target curve, but dark scenes are too dark while bright scenes are too bright.

9.7
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom Color
sRGB Gamut Area xy
101.0%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.62
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,493 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.19
Color dE (Avg.)
0.31
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Settings
100-97-93
Gamma Setting
No Gamma Setting
Brightness Setting
28
Measured Brightness
100 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The accuracy after calibration is fantastic. Calibrating it limits the colors to the sRGB color space, meaning they don't look over-saturated, and the white balance is also nearly perfect. Both the color temperature and gamma improved too.

9.3
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
100.0%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom Color
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
78.0%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom Color

The Dell G2722HS has an incredible SDR color gamut. It has perfect coverage of the sRGB color space used in most web content. However, it has limited coverage of the Adobe RGB color space used in some photo and video editing programs.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.4%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom Color
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
83.5%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom Color

The Dell G2722HS has a superb SDR color volume. Colors are as bright as pure white, but it struggles to display dark colors well due to the low contrast.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
N/A
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
N/A
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
No HDR
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
N/A
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
No HDR

The Dell G2722HS doesn't support HDR.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
N/A
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
No HDR
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
N/A
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
No HDR

The Dell G2722HS doesn't support HDR.

8.3
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
4.5%
Indirect Reflections
3.8%
Calculated Direct Reflections
0.7%

The reflection handling is great. The matte finish does a great job at absorbing and spreading out light even from strong light sources, so combined with the good peak brightness, you won't have issues in a well-lit room.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Subpixel Layout
RGB

The Dell G2722HS has decent text clarity. It's limited by its resolution and size, but enabling Windows ClearType (top photo) helps make text legible.

7.9
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
8 Bit

The gradient is very good. As it accepts a maximum signal of 8 bits, there's 8-bit banding throughout, which is especially noticeable in darker shades.

Motion
8.5
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
N/A
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
N/A

You can achieve its high refresh rate over both a DisplayPort and HDMI connection, which is great.

Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (NVIDIA Certified)
VRR Maximum
165 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
DisplayPort, HDMI

The variable refresh rate support works over its entire range with DisplayPort and HDMI connections, and it works with both AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards.

8.4
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
FreeSync On
Rise / Fall Time
5.0 ms
Total Response Time
9.1 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
7.3 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
12.6 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
FastChartTablePhoto
Super FastChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto
FreeSync OnChartTablePhoto

The Dell G2722HS has an impressive response time at its max refresh rate of 165Hz. Enabling the AMD FreeSync Premium doesn't lock you out of the Response Time settings, but they all perform the same, which is like the 'Fast' setting. There's no overshoot, and motion looks smooth. If you disable VRR, there's a visual difference between each setting as the 'Super Fast' and 'Extreme' Response Time settings have too much overshoot, leading to inverse ghosting.

8.3
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
FreeSync On
Rise / Fall Time
5.1 ms
Total Response Time
9.6 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
7.5 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
12.6 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
FastChartTablePhoto
Super FastChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto
FreeSync OnChartTablePhoto

The response time at 120Hz is once again impressive. It's similar to its max refresh rate, and enabling VRR causes the Response Time settings to all perform like each other. You won't notice much motion blur when gaming with 120 fps sources, like gaming consoles.

7.8
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
FreeSync On
Rise / Fall Time
5.1 ms
Total Response Time
13.6 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
7.5 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
17.9 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
FastChartTablePhoto
Super FastChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto
FreeSync OnChartTablePhoto

The response time at 60Hz is good. It's a bit slower than at its max refresh rate or at 120Hz, but it's still good for playing lower-frame-rate games. Once again, enabling AMD FreeSync Premium makes the Response Time settings perform the same, but unlike at higher refresh rates, the overdrive settings perform similarly even with VRR disabled. 'Super Fast' and 'Extreme' perform the best, but the difference between the three settings is minimal.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
No BFI
Maximum Frequency
N/A
Minimum Frequency
N/A
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Pulse Width Control
No BFI
Pulse Phase Control
No BFI
Pulse Amplitude Control
No BFI
VRR At The Same Time
No BFI

The Dell G2722HS doesn't have a backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The backlight is completely flicker-free at all brightness levels, which helps reduce image duplication and eye strain during long sessions.

Inputs
8.9
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
3.8 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
4.8 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.0 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
N/A

The excellent low input lag helps provide a responsive gaming experience.

6.5
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
2.1 MP
Pixel Density
82 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
26.9"
Screen Area
309 in²

Due to the low resolution and large screen size, the pixel density is low, meaning images aren't the sharpest.

3.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
No
VRR
No

Sadly, the Dell G2722HS has limited compatibility with the PS5. It only works with 1080p games, and the native FreeSync support isn't compatible with the PlayStation's VRR feature.

4.2
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
No
VRR
Yes

Like with the PS5, the Dell G2722HS has limited compatibility with the Xbox Series X, but the VRR support works because the Xbox supports FreeSync.

Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
2 (HDMI 2.0)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
No HDMI 2.1
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
No
3.5mm Audio Out
1
3.5mm Audio In
No
3.5mm Microphone In
No
Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
0
USB-A Rated Speed
No USB-A Ports
USB-B Upstream Port
No
USB-C Ports
0
USB-C Upstream
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Rated Speed
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Power Delivery
No USB-C Ports
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
No USB-C Ports
Thunderbolt
No

Sadly, there aren't any USB ports.

Inputs
macOS Compatibility

The Dell G2722HS works fine with a recent MacBook Pro. Windows go back to their original position after waking up the laptop, and VRR works without any issue in the desktop and games.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
No
RGB Illumination
No
Multiple Input Display
No
KVM Switch
No

The Dell G2722HS has limited features. It has a timer, a frame rate counter to show the source's frame rate, a display alignment to help you line up a second display, and a dark stabilizer so you can see opponents easier in games.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 27 inch Dell G2722HS, and the results only apply to this variant. It's part of Dell's G Series gaming lineup, which includes the 24 inch Dell G2422HS, and you can see the differences between each monitor below.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate G-SYNC Compatible Certified Stand Adjustments USB Hub
G2422HS 24" 1080p 165Hz Yes Tilt, Height No
G2722HS 27" 1080p 165Hz Yes Tilt, Height No
G2723HN 27" 1080p 165Hz Yes Tilt No
G3223D 32" 1440p  165Hz Yes Tilt, Height, Swivel USB-C, USB 3.0
G3223Q 32" 4k 144Hz  No Tilt, Height, Swivel USB-B, USB 3.0

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their G2722HS doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update the review. Some tests, like gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

Our unit of the Dell G2722HS was manufactured in December 2021; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Dell G2722HS is a good entry-level 1080p gaming monitor that doesn't cost much. It has impressive motion handling, low input lag, and variable refresh rate support to reduce screen tearing. It's fine if you're just getting into PC gaming and need a reliable starter monitor. However, there are other monitors you can get with better overall performance, like the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx.

See our recommendations for the best budget monitors, the best gaming monitors, and the best 1080p monitors.

Dell S2721HGF

The Dell S2721HGF and the Dell G2722HS are both entry-level 1080p gaming monitors, but there are a few differences between them. The G2722HS has a slightly higher 165Hz refresh rate compared to 144Hz on the S2721HGF, and it has wider viewing angles, but the S2721HGF performs better in dark rooms as it has higher contrast. The G2722HS is also better for bright rooms because it has better reflection handling and improved peak brightness. Lastly, the G2722HS has better motion handling because it has a quicker response time at any refresh rate, and there isn't any black smearing.

Dell Alienware AW2721D

The Dell Alienware AW2721D is a different gaming monitor than the Dell G2722HS. The AW2721D has a high 240Hz refresh rate with a 1440p resolution and native G-SYNC support, while the G2722HS is an entry-level model with a 165Hz refresh, 1080p resolution, and native FreeSync support. Because of these differences, the AW2721D is much better overall as it has much better ergonomics, gets brighter, and supports HDR, which the G2722HS doesn't. However, the G2722HS has a quicker response time at 60Hz, so motion looks smoother with lower-frame-rate games.

Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is better overall than the Dell G2722HS. Although they're both 1080p gaming monitors with a 165Hz refresh rate, the Acer has a few advantages over the Dell. It has significantly better ergonomics, making it easier to place in an ideal viewing position. It's also a better choice if you want to use something for console gaming because it downscales a 4k image, which the Dell doesn't do. The Acer also supports HDR, which the Dell doesn't have, but it doesn't add much because it has a low contrast ratio.

MSI Optix G273

The MSI Optix G273 and the Dell G2722HS are both okay monitors with a 1080p resolution and 165Hz refresh rate. They're very similar monitors overall, but the Dell has better motion handling as it has a quicker response time at any refresh rate. It also has better ergonomics because you can adjust the height on its stand. However, the MSI has much better accuracy, and it also gets brighter in SDR.

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