Dell Gaming Monitor

Last updated date: May 8, 2019

DWYM Score
8.2

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We looked at the top 1 Gaming Monitors and dug through the reviews from 8 of the most popular review sites including RTINGS.com, Tom's Hardware, CNET, Tech Spot, PG Magazine - SE Asia, Tom's Guide, New York Times Wirecutter, Windows Central and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Gaming Monitor you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 80 expert reviews, the Dell Dell Gaming Monitor placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.1
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
646 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Dell S2417DG has an excellent motion handling as it has a fast response time and can flicker its image to clear the blur. With a native refresh rate of 144Hz, it can handle any fast action.
- RTINGS.com
Motion processing is the star of this show. Even if we were less impressed with its image accuracy, the super smooth, blur- and tear-free action we observed while gaming is something that borders on intoxicating.
- Tom's Hardware
November 13, 2016 | Full review
You can set the monitor's refresh rate as high as 144Hz -- up to 165Hz if you enable the overclocking, which you can tweak in 5Hz increments to fine-tune for any flickering you might perceive.
- CNET
May 9, 2017 | Full review
High refresh rate, with G-Sync support
- Tech Spot
It contains Nvidia G-Sync circuitry to help combat screen tearing and deliver ultra-smooth gameplay, and it has a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
The Dell 24's bezels are barely visible, making them ideal for folks looking to build a panoramic multimonitor setup.
- Tom's Guide
November 21, 2016 | Full review
Its stand is adjustable and great, and it has the same good array of ports as our primary pick—most budget monitors skimp on both adjustability and connectivity.
- New York Times Wirecutter
With a 165Hz refresh rate and one-millisecond response time, this thing is FAST.
- Windows Central
September 27, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The picture quality of the Dell S2417DG is mediocre. The contrast is low and the monitor is not suitable for dim rooms, but it has enough brightness for an average lit room like an office.
- RTINGS.com
The only flaws we found in our sample were gamma tracking that wasn’t quite right and a little less contrast than the competition. The first issue can be mostly fixed by simply reducing the contrast control, which fortunately doesn’t reduce the actual measured contrast ratio.
- Tom's Hardware
November 13, 2016 | Full review
Its a little too expensive at Dell's official price.
- CNET
May 9, 2017 | Full review
Washed out colors before calibration
- Tech Spot
You only get two video ports with this monitor: a DisplayPort input and an HDMI input.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
You navigate Dell's display using four physical buttons, which were far too stiff and small for my liking.
- Tom's Guide
November 21, 2016 | Full review
When we tested different saturations of the primary and secondary colors on the S2417DG, its average DeltaE 2000 was slightly less accurate at 3.3861, but still very strong.
- New York Times Wirecutter
No blue light filter.
- Windows Central
September 27, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Dell S2417DG - 23.8" Gaming Monitor with QHD 2560X1440 resolution. Brightness: 350 cd/m².

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Expert Reviews: 6
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Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 8
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Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 9
4. Sceptre Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 5
5. ASUS Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 8
6. ViewSonic Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Dell Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 8
8. Acer Predator Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 6
9. BenQ Freesync Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 10
10. ViewSonic Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 4

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