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SKYMTL December 4, 2012 08:32 PM

Dell S2740L 27 IPS Monitor Review Comment Thread
 
Is it possible to have a monitor that looks as good as it performs? In the past, the answer to that question was a resounding "no" but Dell is on a mission to prove history wrong. Their new S2740L may not be part of the vaunted UltraSharp lineup but it incorporates an IPS panel alongside some of the most stunning aesthetics we've seen from a desktop display.

Read more here: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...or-review.html

Generic User #2 December 4, 2012 11:02 PM

#spellingnazi

your page 2 title ("specificactions") has an extra 'c'

Cptn Vortex December 5, 2012 07:20 AM

Not a bad looking screen at all! Now lets just see the same design and size, but with the lovely 1440p res...

draemn December 5, 2012 08:11 AM

I am a firm believer that 27" computer monitors should not be 1080p, but a higher resolution. For that reason I wouldn't consider this monitor, but it does look sexy and has a great price tag for IPS. Really well done review, I feel like all the pros and cons are very well discussed and the tradeoffs in each case :) :clap:

Still, not something I'll be buying :P

sswilson December 5, 2012 08:47 AM

Yeah, I didn't even bother going past the first page once I saw 1080p. Absolute minimum for a monitor over 22" should 1900/1200. 1080p is a restriction on TV viewing, it should not be applied to a PC monitor.

tianfeng December 5, 2012 12:32 PM

100% agree with everyone on the resolution. I thought the same thing. After trying Crysis 2 played with the MaLDo mod at 2560X1600 I know this the where we need to be going, not 1080

BeaverBender December 5, 2012 01:04 PM

"Somehow, even with the competition regularly breathing down their necks, Dell has managed to remain the go-to source for quality monitors. Regardless of whether gaming, image editing or movies is the focus of a purchase, chances are Dell will have something that either meets or exceeds expectations."

I would disagree with the premise of this opening statement in the review. I certainly wouldn't go to Dell for a number of top quality applications. I provide advice on a lot of equipment for the health care industry for example, and I would never choose a Dell monitor for their high-end applications... Only manufacturers like NEC and Barco can meet the exacting demands there. Even for image editing, I wouldn't use Dell, especially if I want proper colour matching... Again NEC would be a far better choice, as would LaCie.

SKYMTL December 5, 2012 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by BeaverBender (Post 675668)
"Somehow, even with the competition regularly breathing down their necks, Dell has managed to remain the go-to source for quality monitors. Regardless of whether gaming, image editing or movies is the focus of a purchase, chances are Dell will have something that either meets or exceeds expectations."

I would disagree with the premise of this opening statement in the review. I certainly wouldn't go to Dell for a number of top quality applications. I provide advice on a lot of equipment for the health care industry for example, and I would never choose a Dell monitor for their high-end applications... Only manufacturers like NEC and Barco can meet the exacting demands there. Even for image editing, I wouldn't use Dell, especially if I want proper colour matching... Again NEC would be a far better choice, as would LaCie.

You are comparing apples to oranges. The review and this site in general is dedicated to mass market products available in the retail channel unless otherwise specified (example: WD RE, Intel 700 / 3400 SSD, etc.). You are comparing institution-class items that typically cost several thousand dollars with products that people buy for home and small office use. For their intended market (consumer / small & medium business), there's no doubt in my mind that Dell is the manufacturer of choice and the quality of their monitor offerings is among the best.

In addition, I am not sure where exactly your claim of Dell not meeting the expectations of the healthcare system comes in. Siemens almost exclusively uses Dell monitors in conjunction with their clinical imaging solutions, as does GE.

As for the higher end professional fields, LaCie and NEC may offer (SLIGHTLY) higher performing solutions but they are ultra expensive. Comparing Dell's solutions to those is like comparing a $1000 Ultrabook's performance to that of a $3000 Alienware M18x.

belgolas December 5, 2012 04:52 PM

Anybody else frustrated that monitors aren't getting higher PPI.

I want a 120hz, 300 or more PPI, 2ms response, billion colours, etc. One can dream. I don't think 300 PPI is really needed unless you are really close but 100 PPI is about the highest right now for consumer displays.

Sad that the monitor market is stagnant.

SKYMTL December 5, 2012 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by belgolas (Post 675718)
Anybody else frustrated that monitors aren't getting higher PPI.

I want a 120hz, 300 or more PPI, 2ms response, billion colours, etc. One can dream. I don't think 300 PPI is really needed unless you are really close but 100 PPI is about the highest right now for consumer displays.

Sad that the monitor market is stagnant.

I hate to say it, but it will take Apple coming out with something different to shift this space. Until that point, customers will be "satisfied" with 1080P crap.


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