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Dell S2722QC Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Jan 13, 2022 at 11:02 am
Dell S2722QC Picture
8.2
Mixed Usage
8.4
Office
8.0
Gaming
8.1
Multimedia
8.4
Media Creation
7.0
HDR Gaming
Size 27"
Resolution 3840x2160
Max Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Pixel Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

The Dell S2722QC is a 4k monitor aimed at productivity. It's an updated version of the Dell S2721QS with a different selection of inputs, as it has a USB-C input that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode with power delivery. This means that you can connect your laptop to display an image and charge it at once. It has a few extra features for productivity like Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes, so you can connect two devices at once and view them both on screen. The 4k resolution helps deliver clear images with sharp text clarity. However, it's not the most versatile for gaming either as it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, but it still has FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) support and a quick response time for smooth motion.

Our Verdict

8.2 Mixed Usage

The Dell S2722QC is great for most uses. It's a 4k monitor mainly designed for the office as it provides incredible text clarity and sharp images. It also has wide viewing angles and very good ergonomics if you need to share your screen with a coworker. It's great for photo and video editors or watching multimedia content, thanks to its high resolution. However, it's limited in each use because it doesn't have the most accurate colors and has low contrast. It's very good for 4k gaming from HDMI sources, but it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and has HDMI 2.0 bandwidth.

Pros
  • 4k resolution delivers incredible clarity.
  • IPS panel has wide viewing angles.
  • Stand offers very good ergonomics.
  • USB-C input with DisplayPort Alt Mode.
Cons
  • Only decent color accuracy and limited Adobe RGB coverage.
  • Limited to 60Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.0 bandwidth.
  • Mediocre native contrast ratio.
8.4 Office

The Dell S2722QC is impressive for office use. The 4k resolution helps increase the pixel density, which results in sharp text clarity, and the 27 inch screen is also a good size for multitasking. It has very good ergonomics that make it easy to adjust its position, and the wide viewing angles are ideal for sharing your screen. It also has a few extra office-friendly features like a USB-C input so you can connect your laptop.

Pros
  • 4k resolution delivers incredible clarity.
  • IPS panel has wide viewing angles.
  • Stand offers very good ergonomics.
  • USB-C input with DisplayPort Alt Mode.
Cons
  • Only decent color accuracy and limited Adobe RGB coverage.
  • Limited to 60Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.0 bandwidth.
8.0 Gaming

The Dell S2722QC is very good for 4k gaming, but it's not designed for high refresh rate games. You can connect your gaming console and play 4k games up to 60Hz, but it doesn't have a high refresh rate, and it's limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth. However, it still has variable refresh rate support, low input lag, and a quick response time for smooth motion.

Pros
  • Fast response time.
  • Low input lag.
  • FreeSync VRR support.
Cons
  • Mediocre native contrast ratio.
  • Lacks a local dimming feature.
8.1 Multimedia

The Dell S2722QC is great for consuming multimedia content. You can watch the latest videos and movies online in 4k thanks to the 4k screen, and the 27 inch size offers enough screen space for an immersive viewing experience. Its IPS panel has wide viewing angles. However, that means it has a low contrast ratio, and without a local dimming feature, blacks look gray when viewed in the dark.

Pros
  • 4k resolution delivers incredible clarity.
  • IPS panel has wide viewing angles.
  • Stand offers very good ergonomics.
Cons
  • Mediocre native contrast ratio.
8.4 Media Creation

The Dell S2722QC is great for content creators. The high-resolution screen helps deliver sharp images, which is great if you're editing high-quality photos or videos. It's not the best choice if you need to work in accurate colors because its out-of-the-box accuracy is only decent, and it has limited Adobe RGB coverage. It has wide viewing angles and very good ergonomics if you need to share your screen with someone.

Pros
  • 4k resolution delivers incredible clarity.
  • Stand offers very good ergonomics.
  • USB-C input with DisplayPort Alt Mode.
Cons
  • Only decent color accuracy and limited Adobe RGB coverage.
  • Mediocre native contrast ratio.
7.0 HDR Gaming

The Dell S2722QC has decent HDR gaming features, but it's not good for this use. It doesn't provide good picture quality in HDR because it has a low contrast ratio, lacks local dimming, and doesn't get bright in HDR. It's also limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, and due to bandwidth limitations over HDMI, you can only achieve 4k @ 60Hz 10-bit signals over a USB-C connection. However, the 4k resolution provides an immersive gaming experience.

Pros
  • Fast response time.
  • Low input lag.
  • FreeSync VRR support.
Cons
  • Limited to 60Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.0 bandwidth.
  • Mediocre native contrast ratio.
  • Low HDR peak brightness.
  • Lacks a local dimming feature.
  • 8.2 Mixed Usage
  • 8.4 Office
  • 8.0 Gaming
  • 8.1 Multimedia
  • 8.4 Media Creation
  • 7.0 HDR Gaming
  1. Updated Jan 13, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated Jan 10, 2022: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No
Curve Radius Not Curved
Weight (without stand)
11.9 lbs (5.4 kg)
Weight (with stand)
15.2 lbs (6.9 kg)

The Dell S2722QC looks exactly like the Dell S2721QS. It's a simple monitor with a white plastic back, black bezels, and a silver stand. It has a flat screen and looks good in any office environment.

Design
Stand
Width
10.2" (26.0 cm)
Depth
6.9" (17.6 cm)

The base of the stand is flat, so you can place stuff on top if you need to, and it doesn't take up a lot of space either. There's a bit of wobble, but overall the stand supports the screen well.

7.9
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
4.3" (11.0 cm)
Switch Portrait/Landscape Yes, Both Ways
Swivel Range -30° to 30°
Tilt Range -20° to 5°

The Dell S2722QC has very good ergonomics, making it easy to place the screen in an ideal viewing position.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 100x100

The back of the Dell S2722QC features textured white plastic. You can easily remove the stand from the screen if you choose to VESA mount it. The hole in the stand also offers basic cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders
0.3" (0.7 cm)
Design
Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
5.2" (13.1 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
2.1" (5.4 cm)

Since the stand is a bit tilted, the distance between the screen and the viewer depends on the height you set it at.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Dell S2722QC has good build quality. The plastic body feels well-made, and the metal on the stand is solid. The entire monitor feels well-put-together, and even though there's a bit of flex on the back panel or some wobble on the stand, neither are major issues.

Picture Quality
6.4
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,304 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The Dell S2722QC has an IPS panel with a low contrast ratio, so blacks look gray when viewed in the dark. It's higher than other IPS panels, meaning although contrast can vary between units, we don't expect it to be much better. There's also no local dimming feature to improve the contrast.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

The Dell S2722QC doesn't have a local dimming feature. We still film the video so you can see how the backlight performs versus other monitors with local dimming.

8.1
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
382 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
381 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
382 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
382 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
383 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
382 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
381 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
382 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
382 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
382 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
382 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.000

The SDR peak brightness is great. It gets bright enough to fight glare, and there's no variation at all between different scenes. We tested the brightness after calibration in the 'Custom Color' Picture Mode with the brightness at its max.

6.8
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene
414 cd/m²
HDR Peak 2% Window
405 cd/m²
HDR Peak 10% Window
407 cd/m²
HDR Peak 25% Window
407 cd/m²
HDR Peak 50% Window
408 cd/m²
HDR Peak 100% Window
408 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 2% Window
404 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 10% Window
406 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 25% Window
407 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 50% Window
407 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 100% Window
407 cd/m²
HDR ABL
0.000

The Dell S2722QC has okay HDR peak brightness. Although it remains its brightness consistent between different scenes and gets bright overall, it's not enough to deliver an impactful HDR experience, and highlights don't pop how they should.

We tested it in the 'Movie HDR' Smart HDR mode, which locks the brightness at its max. There are three settings for Smart HDR, and the 'Movie HDR' setting is the brightest, as you can see in the EOTF. The 'Desktop HDR' and 'Game HDR' modes have the same EOTF, which tracks the PQ curve better, but the overall image is less bright.

8.0
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
43°
Color Washout From Right
42°
Color Shift From Left
55°
Color Shift From Right
56°
Brightness Loss From Left
48°
Brightness Loss From Right
47°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
44°
Gamma Shift From Right
41°

The Dell S2722QC has wide horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS panel. The image remains accurate when viewing from the sides, making it an ideal choice for watching content from the sides. We didn't notice the blurry edge issue we saw on the Dell S2721QS.

8.3
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
34°
Color Washout From Above
35°
Color Shift From Below
66°
Color Shift From Above
63°
Brightness Loss From Below
36°
Brightness Loss From Above
37°
Black Level Raise From Below
70°
Black Level Raise From Above
70°
Gamma Shift From Below
65°
Gamma Shift From Above
67°

Once again, the vertical viewing angle is great. You won't lose any image accuracy if you mount the screen above eye level.

8.4
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
4.183%
50% DSE
0.108%
5% Std. Dev.
0.463%
5% DSE
0.045%

The Dell S2722QC has impressive gray uniformity. The entire screen looks uniform as there's almost no dirty screen effect in the center, and the edges are only a bit darker. Uniformity is much better in near-dark scenes too. Uniformity can vary between units, but it's rarely an issue with most modern monitors.

7.2
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.194%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The Dell S2722QC has decent black uniformity. There's not much blooming around the center cross, but there's a bit of clouding throughout, and the screen looks blue due to the low contrast. Note that uniformity may vary between units.

7.2
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
Custom Color
Luminance
208 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
75
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Controls
100-100-100
Gamma Setting
No Gamma Setting
Color Temperature
6,404 K
White Balance dE
3.14
Color dE
3.40
Gamma
2.23

The out-of-the-box accuracy is decent. The color temperature is extremely close to the 6500K target, and the white balance is only a bit off. Most colors are over-saturated, and there's no sRGB mode to lock them to the sRGB color space. The gamma follows a strange pattern as really dark and really bright scenes are too dark, while other scenes are over-brightened. Keep in mind that out-of-the-box accuracy can vary between units.

9.7
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
Picture Mode
Custom Color
Luminance
99 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
30
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Controls
98-98-100
Gamma Setting
No Gamma Setting
Color Temperature
6,476 K
White Balance dE
0.49
Color dE
0.33
Gamma
2.19

After calibration, the Dell S2722QC has remarkable accuracy. Everything improved from before calibration, and any remaining color inaccuracies are nearly impossible to spot. Gamma follows the sRGB target better, but it's still not perfect.

You can download our ICC profile calibration here. This is provided for reference only and shouldn't be used, as the calibration values vary per individual unit due to manufacturing tolerances, even for the same model.

8.9
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB xy
100.0%
Adobe RGB xy
78.5%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom Color
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom Color

The Dell S2722QC has an amazing SDR color gamut. It has perfect coverage of the sRGB color space used in most web content, but photo and video editors will be disappointed to know the Adobe RGB coverage is more limited.

9.0
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.6%
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
83.0%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom Color
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom Color

The SDR color volume is fantastic. Thanks to its wide color gamut and high peak brightness, it displays colors at a wide range of luminance levels, but it can't display dark colors well due to the low contrast.

7.2
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
83.5%
Rec. 2020 xy
60.1%
DCI P3 Picture Mode
Movie HDR
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Movie HDR

The Dell S2722QC has a decent HDR color gamut. It displays a wide color gamut as it has great coverage of the commonly-used DCI P3 color space, but its Rec. 2020 coverage is limited. There are three Smart HDR modes, and we used 'Movie HDR' because it has the best tone mapping out of the three modes. You can see the results for 'Desktop HDR' and 'Game HDR' below:

6.3
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
73.7%
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
52.9%
DCI P3 Picture Mode
Movie HDR
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Movie HDR

The Dell S2722QC has mediocre HDR color volume. Because it has a low contrast ratio and only decent HDR peak brightness, it doesn't do a good job displaying bright and dark colors in HDR.

10
Picture Quality
Image Retention
IR After 0 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 2 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 4 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 6 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 8 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 10 Min Recovery
0.00%

There aren't any signs of image retention on our unit, but this can vary between units.

9.9
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The Dell S2722QC has remarkable gradient handling, and you won't see any banding between colors of similar shades. You can only achieve the 10-bit color depth with 4k signals at 60Hz through the USB-C connection when you set USB-C Prioritization to 'High Resolution'. You're limited to 8-bit color depth over HDMI if you want a 4k resolution; otherwise, you'll have to lower the resolution or use chroma sub-sampling, but that affects text clarity.

10
Picture Quality
Color Bleed
Pixel Row Error
0.000%
Pixel Column Error
0.002%

There aren't any visible signs of color bleed on our unit of the Dell S2722QC. Although this can vary between units, it's rarely an issue during regular use.

7.7
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
4.6%
Indirect Reflections
2.4%
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.3%

The Dell S2722QC has good reflection handling. Reflections from strong light sources are a bit more intense than the Dell S2721QS but combined with the high peak brightness, visibility won't be an issue in most rooms.

9.5
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Sub-Pixel Layout
RGB

Thanks to the 4k resolution and high pixel density, text looks incredibly sharp on the Dell S2722QC. Although not necessary, enabling Windows ClearType (top photo) makes letters bolder. The matte coating introduces a bit of haze to the pixels, which may be noticeable in some cases, but it doesn't have a big impact on text clarity.

Motion
8.1
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Best Overdrive Setting
Normal
Rise / Fall Time
8.2 ms
Total Response Time
13.3 ms
Overshoot Error
0.2%
Dark Rise / Fall Time
8.6 ms
Dark Total Response Time
13.6 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
1.1%

Response Time SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
NormalChartTablePhoto
FastChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The Dell S2722QC has a great response time at its max refresh rate of 60Hz. Motion looks smooth for the most part, with minimal blur trail behind fast-moving objects. There are three Response Time settings, and we recommend leaving it on 'Normal' because 'Fast' and 'Extreme' introduce too much overshoot.

8.1
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Best Overdrive Setting
Normal
Rise / Fall Time
8.2 ms
Total Response Time
13.3 ms
Overshoot Error
0.2%
Dark Rise / Fall Time
8.6 ms
Dark Total Response Time
13.6 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
1.1%

Response Time SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
NormalChartTablePhoto
FastChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

Since the max refresh rate is 60Hz, the response time at 60Hz is the same as at the max refresh rate.

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

The Dell S2722QC has a flicker-free backlight, which helps reduce eye strain.

0
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
No BFI
BFI Maximum Frequency
N/A
BFI Minimum Frequency
N/A

The Dell S2722QC doesn't have a backlight strobing feature to improve the appearance of motion.

7.3
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (Tested)
VRR Maximum
60 Hz
VRR Minimum
48 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors HDMI, USB-C (DP Alt-Mode)

The Dell S2722QC has a max refresh rate of 60Hz at its native 4k resolution. You can raise the refresh rate to 75Hz if you lower the resolution to 1280x1024, but since that's not the native resolution, we don't consider 75Hz the max refresh rate. It has native FreeSync support to reduce screen tearing, which works over HDMI, but we couldn't confirm if it works over USB-C because we don't have a PC with a Radeon graphics card and a USB-C output. We confirmed that G-SYNC compatibility works over USB-C, but not HDMI.

Inputs
8.9
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution
9.0 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.0 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
9.6 ms
Variable Refresh Rate @ 60Hz
9.6 ms
10 Bit HDR
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
N/A

The Dell S2722QC has incredibly low input lag for a responsive desktop and gaming experience. It only slightly increases with VRR enabled, and you won't notice a difference. We couldn't test the 10-bit HDR input lag because it doesn't have the bandwidth to support 4k signals at 60Hz with 10-bit color depth, and we don't have the tools necessary to measure the HDR input lag over USB-C. However, we don't expect HDR to significantly impact the input lag.

9.2
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution 3840 x 2160
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Megapixels 8.3 MP
Pixel Density
164 PPI
Screen Diagonal 26.9"
Screen Area 309 in²
Inputs
Inputs
Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort No
Mini DisplayPort No
HDMI 2 (HDMI 2.0)
DVI No
VGA No
DisplayPort Out No
USB 2 (USB 3.0)
USB C 1 (USB, USB PD, DP Alt Mode)
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Microphone In 3.5mm No
Digital Optical Audio Out No
Analog Audio Out RCA No
Power Supply Internal

The USB-C input supports DisplayPort Alt Mode with DisplayPort 1.4, allowing you to charge compatible devices and display an image from them at the same time. It delivers up to 65W of power delivery. You can also use the USB 3.0 inputs to charge devices, and the one underneath the left side of the screen is easy to access. Unlike the Dell S2721QS, it doesn't have a DisplayPort input.

Features
Features
Additional Features
RGB Illumination
No
Speakers
Yes
HDR10 Yes
Multiple Input Display
PIP + PBP

The Dell S2722QC has a bunch of office-friendly features, like the Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes and the USB-C input. It has a setting called USB-C Prioritization that you can set to 'High Resolution' for high-bandwidth signals, like 4k @ 60Hz with chroma 4:4:4 and 10-bit color, or you can set it to 'High Data Speed' for faster transfer speeds. There's also a dark stabilizer feature that adjusts the gamma in games.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)
Features
Controls

There are five buttons underneath the right side of the screen to control the on-screen menu.

Features
In The Box

  • USB-C cable
  • Power cable
  • User guides

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 27 inch Dell S2722QC, the only size available for this monitor. It's an updated version of the Dell S2721QS as it has a USB-C port, and you can see some differences between the 4k monitors in the Dell S Series lineup below. Our results in this review are only valid for the S2722QC.

Model Panel Size Stand Adjustments Connectivity
S2721Q IPS 27" Tilt HDMI, DisplayPort
S2721QS IPS 27" Tilt, Swivel, Height, Portrait HDMI, DisplayPort
S2722QC IPS 27" Tilt, Swivel, Height, Portrait HDMI, USB-C, USB 3.0
S3221QS VA 32" Tilt, Height HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.0

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their Dell S2722QC doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, like gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

Our unit of the Dell S2722QC was manufactured in July 2021; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Dell S2722QC is a great 4k office monitor. It has many productivity features like its USB-C input, USB hub, and ergonomic stand, and the 4k resolution helps deliver clear text. It's not as versatile for other uses like gaming because it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate. However, if you need something for the office and want to take advantage of the USB-C input, it's worth an upgrade over the Dell S2721QS.

Also see our recommendations for the best 4k monitors, the best office monitors, and the best monitors under $500.

Dell S2721QS

The Dell S2722QC is an updated version of the Dell S2721QS with many of the same features, but there are a few differences. They're built the same and have similar picture quality with an IPS panel with wide viewing angles and a 4k resolution. However, the main differences are with the inputs; while the S2722QC has a USB-C input and two USB 3.0 inputs, the S2721QS has a DisplayPort input, which the S2722QC doesn't have. The S2722QC has a slightly quicker response time, but other than that, both monitors are similar.

Dell UltraSharp U2720Q

The Dell UltraSharp U2720Q and the Dell S2722QC are similar 4k monitors. Picture quality is about the same between both, but the S2722QC is better for well-lit rooms because it gets brighter and has better reflection handling. Motion also looks better on the S2722QC because it has a quicker response time, and it also supports VRR, which the U2720Q doesn't. On the other hand, the U2720Q has a better selection of inputs because it has an extra USB-C and USB 3.0 input compared to the S2722QC, and it also has a DisplayPort input. While both monitors have ergonomic stands, the one on the U2720Q offers a wider swivel range and higher height adjustment.

Gigabyte M27Q

The Dell S2722QC and the Gigabyte M27Q are both great office monitors. They each offer productivity features like USB-C inputs and Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes, but the Gigabyte has a KVM switch that allows you to control two sources with one keyboard and mouse. The S2722QC delivers sharper text thanks to its higher 4k resolution, and it uses a typical RGB subpixel layout, so there aren't any issues like with the BGR subpixel layout on the Gigabyte. However, the Gigabyte is more versatile for gaming because it has a much higher 170Hz refresh rate, and it also has a DisplayPort input which the Dell lacks.

ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV

The ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV and the Dell S2722QC are both impressive office monitors, but they have a few different features. The Dell is a 4k monitor with much better text clarity, while the ASUS has a 1440p screen and a slightly higher 75Hz refresh rate. The Dell supports HDR, which the ASUS doesn't have, but it doesn't add much on the Dell anyways because it has a low contrast and lacks local dimming. The Dell also supports Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes. On the other hand, the ASUS has much better out-of-the-box accuracy, but this can vary between units. Both have similar stands, but the ASUS offers a wider range of ergonomic adjustments.

ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV

The ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV and the Dell S2722QC are both impressive office monitors, with a few differences between them. The Dell has a higher 4k resolution than the 1440p on the ASUS, so text is much sharper, and it also displays a wider color gamut in SDR. The Dell supports HDR, which the ASUS doesn't, but it doesn't look good anyways. The Dell also has a few more office-friendly features like a USB-C input and Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes, but the ASUS has better ergonomics. The ASUS also gets slightly brighter and has a bit better reflection handling, but both perform well in bright rooms.

Dell S2721DGF

The Dell S2721DGF and the Dell S2722QC are different types of monitors. The S2722QC is designed for productivity as it has a 4k screen and has more office features like a USB-C input and Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes, meaning you can connect two devices. The S2721DGF is designed for gaming as it has a much higher 165Hz refresh rate, and it has much quicker response times too. The S2721DGF also has a local dimming feature, which the S2722QC doesn't have, but it performs terribly.

BenQ EW3270U

The Dell S2722QC is a better overall 4k monitor than the BenQ EW3270U. The S2722QC has much better ergonomics, and its IPS panel has wider viewing angles, making it a better choice for sharing your screen with someone else. It's also better for well-lit environments because it gets brighter. They have a different selection of inputs as the S2722QC has a USB-C input and two USB 3.0 ports, but the EW3270U has a DisplayPort input. As for the EW3270U, it's better for dark room use because its VA panel has a higher contrast ratio.

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