Dell s2716dg 1440p 144hz GSync monitor £479.99 @ amazon & @ very
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Dell s2716dg 1440p 144hz GSync monitor £479.99 @ amazon & @ very

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Found 19th Sep 2017
Looks like a decent monitor with the bonus of GSync. This is for the Amazon item but Very also have the same price.

Was on here a few weeks ago at £499 the price did go back up to £549.99 a couple of days later.
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Note that it's a TN panel, not IPS, which is why it's regularly cheaper than the similarly-specced ROG Swift / Acer Predator monitors. But it's a relatively good TN panel, and less likely to suffer from backlight bleed or dead/stuck pixels than those IPS alternatives (although if buying from Amazon, they're nice about returning for those issues - still, it's a faff-saver).

The S2716DG also has relatively small bezels, and a great stand (rotates for portrait, includes 4 USB3 ports, etc).

If you happen to be visiting the States anyway, these are regularly $400 and the box fits inside a large luggage.
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Note that it's a TN panel, not IPS, which is why it's regularly cheaper than the similarly-specced ROG Swift / Acer Predator monitors. But it's a relatively good TN panel, and less likely to suffer from backlight bleed or dead/stuck pixels than those IPS alternatives (although if buying from Amazon, they're nice about returning for those issues - still, it's a faff-saver).

The S2716DG also has relatively small bezels, and a great stand (rotates for portrait, includes 4 USB3 ports, etc).

If you happen to be visiting the States anyway, these are regularly $400 and the box fits inside a large luggage.
Picked up one of these not long ago and can vouch for it, amazing monitor with really good build quality , 27" 1440p is sexy
Currenty on a ips 1080p screen what are the main differences on between ips on tn plz
RedRain2 m ago

Currenty on a ips 1080p screen what are the main differences on between …Currenty on a ips 1080p screen what are the main differences on between ips on tn plz


If you do photography work, a TN panel will not be good enough.

Viewing angles will be better on an IPS panel.

TN panels have technically faster refresh rates (nowadays pretty much all TN panels are listed at 1ms and all IPS panels are listed at 4ms), but in practice 4ms is absolutely fine.
BetaRomeo4 m ago

If you do photography work, a TN panel will not be good enough.Viewing …If you do photography work, a TN panel will not be good enough.Viewing angles will be better on an IPS panel.TN panels have technically faster refresh rates (nowadays pretty much all TN panels are listed at 1ms and all IPS panels are listed at 4ms), but in practice 4ms is absolutely fine.



Thanks i also hear colours are better on ips aswell is this true
You can get £50 back using the code LWWRW @ Very.

edit: you need to order it on BNPL though.
Edited by: "Bird68" 19th Sep 2017
Regarding viewing angles... Does anyone when using a monitor not have it at face on direction when using one????

I have this monitor as my main screen for gaming and I know what its like when not square on, but I don't use it when I'm not square on. I think that statement feels pointless.

Don't get me wrong its not the best 144Hz G-Sync monitor there is, but the others using IPS are mostly obscene in price. I don't think its a bad monitor for the money, I'm now wait for 4k, 144hz with HDR for my next screen.
Edited by: "Defiant306" 19th Sep 2017
Defiant30645 m ago

Regarding viewing angles... Does anyone when using a monitor not have it …Regarding viewing angles... Does anyone when using a monitor not have it at face on direction when using one????


I know what you mean, but the difference in viewing angle quality (for want of a better term!) really is enormous between TN and IPS panels. In my opinion, it's rarely a factor for monitors on desks (although local co-op on a single screen springs to mind) - but not everyone sits their monitor on a nice desk with a perfectly positioned chair in front of it, so it's worth mentioning and just hoping that the people reading are intelligent enough to know where they are going to put their monitor.

(It's a bigger factor in portable screens, like laptops and tablets, of course!)
RedRain1 h, 41 m ago

Thanks i also hear colours are better on ips aswell is this true


Hmmm... I'm tempted to say "no" just to see if you'll take my word over what else you've heard!

google.com/sea…IPS
It is a very common statement on colours for IPS panel, as in all things its not 100% true but its more likely that it has a higher colour gamet value on an IPS panel. Its why IPS is used by professionals more than TN, but even IPS isn't top of the tree in that regard.
Edited by: "Defiant306" 19th Sep 2017
do I bother with this monitor coming from a benq xl2411z for gaming?
Apparently this is a really good TN panel, check out Damir Franc's review on YouTube.



Been looking for a good deal on this and would jump on it if we hadn't just ordered a new kitchen....damn adult responsibilities.

Also OP, you need to change the title, the model number is S2716DG
Defiant3062 h, 26 m ago

Regarding viewing angles... Does anyone when using a monitor not have it …Regarding viewing angles... Does anyone when using a monitor not have it at face on direction when using one????I have this monitor as my main screen for gaming and I know what its like when not square on, but I don't use it when I'm not square on. I think that statement feels pointless.Don't get me wrong its not the best 144Hz G-Sync monitor there is, but the others using IPS are mostly obscene in price. I don't think its a bad monitor for the money, I'm now wait for 4k, 144hz with HDR for my next screen.


I use a 28" TN panel, there's a noticeable difference in colours between the edges and the centre. At the edges a white goes sort of yellowy. Not had any such problems with an IPS, just standard IPS glow from a high black level.
Defiant3062 h, 35 m ago

Regarding viewing angles... Does anyone when using a monitor not have it …Regarding viewing angles... Does anyone when using a monitor not have it at face on direction when using one????I have this monitor as my main screen for gaming and I know what its like when not square on, but I don't use it when I'm not square on. I think that statement feels pointless.Don't get me wrong its not the best 144Hz G-Sync monitor there is, but the others using IPS are mostly obscene in price. I don't think its a bad monitor for the money, I'm now wait for 4k, 144hz with HDR for my next screen.


Many media people, myself included, use multiple monitors angled towards them in an open U formation - like this \_/. Making the switch from TN to IPS made a huge difference in the conformity of the monitors when viewed from head on (2 monitors are at an angle, one is facing) and the colours look the same on all when calibrated.
Make no mistake TN panels have come a long way. Samsung, dell and Philips make fabulous TN panels that have great colours enough for media consumption and gaming for days.

Unfortunately great colours does not mean accurate. Real colours (printed and in nature) are often times less vibrant than screen colours (amoled specially) and you will find that there will be a underperforming or overblown gamut in all TN no matter how amazing. Benq especially I feel do terribly overblown colours (crazy red and green), and I had to return my dell due to underperforming yellows.

Viewing angles, escpecially at 27inches will mean that you need to sit back to keep the screen straight on. If you get too close, the edges will grey and shift colour, with white turning grey or pink in some cases.

I found the payoffs not worth the drawbacks but TN panels are cheaper than IPS for good reason. Spend the money you think it is worth.


I calculate each feature adds 100 quid.


basline TN 24incher 1080p- £200
add 27 inch -£300
add 144hz -£400
add 1440p-£500
add gsync- £600
add ips- £700

of course there is G2G and input lag to consider but in the case of monitors, its what I look for.

sometimes it adds a little more, sometimes it adds little less. If its a lot less read reviews, somethings wrong with it. (or its on SALE)
Edited by: "ironyoung" 19th Sep 2017
I got this monitor about a month ago, coming from a 3440x1440 curved VA ultra wide, I can say I am so glad I went for it!

The colours are incredible for a TN panel, the resolution is still good enough for side by side windows, which was my main worry.

Add onto that the combination of 144hz and g-sync when gaming and this monitor really does it all. I couldn't live without g-sync now it really is a game changer.

I get this isn't a monitor for professional photo/ video work but for gaming/ video consumption and some programming it has been absolutely incredible for me!

PSA - If you are buying it change the ICC profile in Windows, it really makes the colours and contrast better =D
Edited by: "SammyNib" 19th Sep 2017
I ordered this from Very with there BNPL + Cashback offer as I read the reviews and they were all fantastic however I backed out a couple hours after ordering - looked online and saw brandless 4k displays ips with no g sync for cheaper... I wanted something for casual gaming and movies. Haven't bought anything yet but this one is staring right at me again.
Why does people complain about TN on a gaming monitor? If you buying a gaming monitor you want a TN for high refresh rate and response time. not IPS
I picked one of these up on eBay for 300 a few months back. Switched from a standard 1440p 60hz IPS 24 inch. This was underwhelming at first, but once I changed the calibration it was ace. This is a perfect monitor for gaming. I wouldn't pay this price tho as they regularly sell on eBay for sub 400
This is my new want for a monitor: asus.com/uk/…Q/, issue is that its at least 4 digits in price and bets are that its near the 2 mark for the cost! /cry
Edited by: "Defiant306" 19th Sep 2017
sion223 h, 7 m ago

Why does people complain about TN on a gaming monitor? If you buying a …Why does people complain about TN on a gaming monitor? If you buying a gaming monitor you want a TN for high refresh rate and response time. not IPS



I think because IPS monitors, though expensive, are pretty on par with TN panels as far as performances go and response rates compared to 5 years ago. You can get high refresh rate and response time and not have to sacrifice accurate colour and great viewing angles (thats where the premium comes in). IPS has its own issues though backlight bleed and weak blacks.

Also people use monitors for a lot of different things and not have a seperate monitor for each function (you dont have a movie monitor, a spreadsheet monitor). You can say high refresh and response is priority but that might only extend to certain types of games. weak blacks are kinda advantageous in CSGO to see enemies in shadow, doesnt neccesarily equate to entertaining game experience.

Also some think that the whole GAMING moniker is a way for companies to charge a silly non existent premium by having red plastic and go faster stripes with no actual functional benefit (gaming headsets anyone)? Some companies use it as an excuse to flog sub par componenents for a premium price like turtlebeach and some razer product lines.

Buyers have good reason to be wary and choosing a better bargain when "gaming" hardware is invovled.
Absolutely brilliant gaming monitor however it looks washed out because it's TN. I came from 2 dell IPS panels and I almost got rid of this but I have now adjusted to the colours. It's great for gaming but terrible for everything else.
PsychoSonny1 h, 57 m ago

Absolutely brilliant gaming monitor however it looks washed out because …Absolutely brilliant gaming monitor however it looks washed out because it's TN. I came from 2 dell IPS panels and I almost got rid of this but I have now adjusted to the colours. It's great for gaming but terrible for everything else.


thanks for the review. i want something for casual gaming and movies and I was about to order this.
24" version here with 3 yr warranty for £375 nrgit.biz/pro…tor
SammyNib20 h, 51 m ago

I got this monitor about a month ago, coming from a 3440x1440 curved VA …I got this monitor about a month ago, coming from a 3440x1440 curved VA ultra wide, I can say I am so glad I went for it!The colours are incredible for a TN panel, the resolution is still good enough for side by side windows, which was my main worry.Add onto that the combination of 144hz and g-sync when gaming and this monitor really does it all. I couldn't live without g-sync now it really is a game changer.I get this isn't a monitor for professional photo/ video work but for gaming/ video consumption and some programming it has been absolutely incredible for me!PSA - If you are buying it change the ICC profile in Windows, it really makes the colours and contrast better =D

Thanks for this - please can you clarify how to change the ICC profile?
Viewing angles for me was a bit of a issue so I invested in a fleximount monitor stand. Which allows me to Netflix and chill on my bed
keloid20th Sep

Thanks for this - please can you clarify how to change the ICC profile?


If you Google TFT central ICC profile for this monitor you should find a download, then you have to go into the calibration on windows and browse to the file which you downloaded and select it as your main profile.

Takes about 5 minutes and really adds to the monitor massively!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I am =D
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