Dell S2740L 27” IPS Monitor Review

Author: AkG
Date: December 3, 2012
Product Name: S2740L
Part Number: S2740L
Warranty: 1 Year
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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. Their new creation, the S2740L, is supposed to continue this tradition but at the same time inject a “cool” factor into an otherwise drab lineup.

While most consumers searching for a new monitor are mainly concerned with price, performance and connectivity (typically in that order), there is a smaller but highly passionate group who demand electronic devices look as good as they perform. This halo product should will look great and spark conversations while simultaneously fitting into people’s increasingly minimalist but highly connected and networked lifestyles. By no means are these shoppers elitists; like many of us, they just don’t want to spend money something that will simply blend in with its surroundings. The S2740L was designed from the ground up to cater to this growing market and Dell has incorporated several features and design additions which enhance its appeal.

In the past, if a consumer wanted an ultra thin, non-utilitarian looking monitor they had to be willing to sacrifice some performance. However, turning a blind eye to image quality faults in an effort to up-sell a modern design could become a thing of the past with the S2740L. Instead of using a TN panel as their basis, Dell has stepped things up by using an IPS based design this time around.

This $369 monitor may feature a 1080P 27” LED backlit IPS screen but it also adds high end exterior design features like an all glass front and ultra thin profile that boasts a thickness of only a few millimeters. Every feature has been crafted with one purpose in mind: to seamlessly blend performance and aesthetics in order to create an entirely different computing experience.


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