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A solid 27-inch 1440p monitor that’s also budget-friendly

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TechRadar Verdict

General users or casual PC gamers in need of a solid and affordable QHD monitor with a few extras may walk away satisfied with the Dell S2721D.


  • Average speakers

  • No HDR

  • No USB connectivity

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The Dell S2721D, along with the rest of the Dell S series monitors, is all about bringing a quality experience without breaking the bank.  At its $319 (£279, AU$429) price point, the entry-level Dell S2721D offers a reasonable package. The 27-inch 1440p screen has a 75Hz refresh-rate which should satisfy any casual gamer. Meanwhile, users more interested in a monitor for video or photo editing will be satisfied with the vivid IPS panel that hits 99% of the sRGB color gamut.

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Just be mindful of some caveats – built-in speakers provide limited audio clarity and they don’t get very loud. For a QHD monitor in 2020, not supporting high dynamic range (HDR) is also disappointing, but not terribly surprising in such an affordable display. Anyone willing to overlook those flaws may get a lot of mileage out of the S2721D. 

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The monitor itself isn’t bulky by design thanks to its three-sided ultrathin bezel design. Two HDMI 1.4 ports, DisplayPort 1.2, audio line-out, power connector and security lock slot sit underneath the rear. Having some sort of USB connectivity would have gone a long way in terms of versatility. Setting up the stand is fairly easy while positing the monitor along the X, Y and Z axes feels smooth. The ability to turn the S2721D vertically is a plus as well. Be mindful that plugging cables while the stand is attached is slightly difficult. Monitor controls for things like power, settings and volume are located on the bottom right. 

3w speakers placed at the bottom seem like more of an afterthought addition than something fully featured. Volume levels sound somewhat low even at its highest setting. However, in a totally silent room, sound quality is reasonable. Users will probably be better off using headphones or buying speakers. 

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The Dell S2721D also has a lot to offer to casual PC gamers. Besides the 75Hz refresh rate, it supports AMD FreeSync. Playing shooters like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Doom Eternal look rich and vibrant with colors. Having the high refresh-rate can even potentially provide a slight competitive advantage. There are some pre-set color settings for various gaming genres from first-person-shooters to RTS and even watching movies. 

Editing photos and videos is also a treat on the S2721D, due to the 99 percent sRGB color coverage. Regardless of how the S2721D is positioned, the monitor features anti-glare with 3H hardness, so you don’t have to worry about it getting scratched easily. Whether gaming, editing media or general use, the 27-inch screen is beautiful. Multi-taskers can also utilize Dell’s Display Manager to arrange various screen layouts too. 

The S2721D accomplishes a lot through its approachable price. Individuals looking for a quality 27-inch QHD monitor that’ll relatively fit into any office space are in for a treat. Gaming and media editing performance is a bit more than adequate. Just don’t expect much beyond that. Sub-par speakers, lack of HDR and lack of USB connections keeps the S2721D makes this more of a no-frills package.

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Buy it if.


You are looking for an affordable QHD monitor
For it’s attractive price point, the S2721D’s good looking 27-inch screen puts out 1044p at 75GHz.

You want as many options on how to position your monitor as possible
Horizontal or vertical, the Dell’s monitor feels as if it can be placed anywhere.

Don’t buy it if…

You require a monitor that’s more feature packed
Dell’s entry level QHD monitor looks good but lacks features like USB ports and HDR.

You want a monitor with better speakers
The speakers are barely loud enough for everyday use despite providing decent sound quality. External PC speakers are advised.

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  • Panel



  • Maximum Luminance (candelas per square


    350. 0

  • Power


    Ac to dc internal power supply


  • Monitor Total Energy Consumption at 115 Volts


    48. 34

  • On Mode Power



  • Sleep Mode Power


    0. 13

  • Off Mode Power




  • Screen Size


    27. 0

  • Screen Area (square



  • Native Resolution


    2560 x 1440

  • Total Native Resolution


    3. 7


  • Model


    Variable Refresh Rate,Built-In Speakers

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  • Markets

    United States, Switzerland, Taiwan, Japan, Canada

Additional Model Identification

DELL 210-AXKX Monitor S2721D 27″, IPS, 2560×1440, 2xHDMI, DisplayPort, 4ms (id 94968065) ​​

A 27″ Quad HD monitor that matches your lifestyle with superior picture quality for amazing entertainment.

Specifications and setting


Viewable area size (diagonal)
68.47 cm

Target image area (H x W)
Width (active area): 596.7 mm (23.49″)
Height (active area): 335.7 mm (13.21″)
200 312.2 mm 2 (310.3 in. 2 )

Panel Type
In-Planar Switching

Display Screen Coating
3H Anti-Glare Coating

Maximum Specified Resolution
2560 x 1440 at 75 Hz

Viewing angle
(178° vertical/178° horizontal)

Pixel pitch
0.2331 x 0.2331 mm

Pixels per inch (ppi)

Contrast ratio
1000:1 (typical) 9 0007

Aspect ratio

Backlight Technology
White LED Peripheral Backlight

350 cd/m² (typical)

Response Time (typical)
4 ms gray to gray extreme

Dell Display Manager Compatible
Yes, with Easy Arrange

Low Blue Light
Yes, ComfortView

Flicker Free

Audio output
2 x 3 W

AMD FreeSync™
AMD FreeSync™ support at 75Hz

Features – service and support details
Global – Advanced Exchange Service and Premium Replacement Panel Warranty, 3 years; USA/Canada – 1 Year Advanced Exchange Service and Premium Replacement Panel Warranty

Connection options

2 x HDMI (v1. 4)
1 x DisplayPort (v1.2)
1 x audio line-out


Bezel width (outline of active monitor area)
7.4 mm (Top/Left/Right)
21.6 mm (bottom)

Height with stand (smallest ~ largest)
453.4 mm

611.6 mm 9 0011 24.08″

186.8 mm

Height without stand
364.6 mm

Width without stand
611.6 mm

Length without stand
55.4 mm

Weight (panel only – for VESA mount)
4.4 kg (9.7 lb)

Weight (with packaging)
7.9 kg (17.42 lb)

Built-in devices
Not applicable


Required voltage
100-240V~/50 or 60Hz ±3Hz/1.5A (nominal)

Power consumption (operation)
19W (nominal) /40 W (maximum )

Standby/sleep power consumption
Less than 0. 3 W

Operating and storage conditions

Temperature range
Operating: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Storage: -20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F) )
Shipping: -20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F)

Humidity Range
Operating: 10 to 80% (non-condensing)
Non-operating: 5 to 90% (non-condensing)

Operating: 5,000 m (16,404 ft) or less
Non-operating: 12,192 m (40,000 ft) or less

Color Depth :
16.7M colors

Flat panel mounting interface
VESA (100 x 100 mm)

Regulatory information

Kit Contents
Stand and Stand
Power Cord
1 x HDMI Cable
VESA Screw Cap
Quick Installation Guide
Environmental and 9000 Compliance Information 7

RoHS Compliant
TCO Certified Displays
BFR/PVC Monitor (excluding external cables)
Arsenic-free glass, Mercury-free panel

Product Safety, EMC, and Environmental Documentation (English)
Dell Compliance Home Page (English)
Dell and the Environment (English) language)

Enjoy all the possibilities

Great picture. Every picture comes to life on this 27-inch screen with 3-sided ultra-narrow bezels. With Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution, you’ll see 1.77x more detail than Full HD.

Great view from any angle. In-Plane Switching technology and 99% sRGB color gamut deliver incredible color quality with a wide viewing angle.

Relax while playing. AMD FreeSync™ technology with refresh rates up to 75Hz delivers tear-free visuals.

Impressive sound. Two built-in 3W speakers let you feel the pulsing beat.

Harmless to the eyes. This TÜV-certified monitor features a flicker-free screen with ComfortView technology to reduce harmful blue light on the screen. Provides minimal eye strain even during extended viewing. Great option for a movie marathon!

The perfect device for your lifestyle

Looks great. A modern, elegant design with a subtle serrated texture on the back gives the monitor a unique look. It brings a harmonious combination of great style and quality to any space.

Easy switching between modes. Two built-in HDMI ports keep your devices connected all the time and make it easy to switch between streaming and gaming on your console.

Complete order. Dell Easy Arrange helps you organize apps, emails and windows on one screen.


Ports and connectors
1. Security lock slot | 2. Power connector | 3. HDMI 1.4 ports | 4. DisplayPort 1.2 | 5. Line output | 6. Speakers

Cables included
1. Power cable | 2. HDMI cable

Dell Monitor 27″ S2721D black IPS LED 16:9HDMI M/M matte 350cd 178gr/178gr 2560×1440 DisplayPort Ultra HD 2K (1440p) 5.17kg – 1410156

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Dell Monitor 27″ S2721D black IPS LED 16:9 HDMI M/M matte 350cd 178gr/178gr 2560×1440 DisplayPort Ultra HD 2K (1440p) 5.


Product code: 1410156
Manufacturer: DELL

Manufacturer code: 2721-9404
Availability: Not available

Price: 24890 ₽

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EAN code 5397184409404
Dimensions 611.6×186.8×453.4mm
Dimensions without stand 611. 6×55.4×364.6mm
Key features
Screen size 27″ (68.6cm)
Matrix type IPS
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Approval 2560×1440
Viewing angles 178/178
Response time (GTG) 4 ms
Screen brightness 350 cd/m2
Pixel pitch 0. 2331×0.2331px
Screen surface matt
LCD panel LED backlight Yes
Update rate 75 Hz
Static contrast to 1 1000
Screen tilt YES
Built-in speaker Yes
Number of speakers 2
Single speaker output 3W
Connectors and interfaces
HDMI connector Yes
Number of HDMI connectors 2
HDMI version 1. 4
DisplayPort Connector Yes
Number of DisplayPort connectors 1 piece
Headphone output YES
Headphone connector 3.5 mm
Power supply type internal
Energy consumption 19W
Standby power consumption 0.3W
Stand color black
Frame color black
Dimensions with stand 611. 6×453.4×186.8mm
Body cover matt
Weight 5.17 kg
Weight (without stand) 4.4 kg
VESA mount size 100×100
HDTV support Ultra HD 2K (1440p)
AMD FreeSync support YES
Features Flicker-Free backlight, built-in speakers

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