After launching several affordable gaming monitors under its own brand, starting at $ 279, Dell is back with a trio of its S-series desktop displays. Unlike the gaming monitors, the S-series panels don't have ultra-fast refresh rates, so they may not be suitable for gamers. However, if you find that most of your tasks in front of a PC involve a web browser, Microsoft's office suite, or working in Adobe's Creative Cloud, the 27-inch, 27-inch 4K, and 32-inch offer -Curved 4K monitors from Dell much to love.
The biggest upgrade for this year's Dell S-Series displays is the improved aesthetics, which give them a clean and almost as high-quality appearance as the updated Alienware monitors from Dell. With minimal bezels on the top and side edges and a new color in platinum-silver, the S series has a more modern and minimalist look. Creative people will appreciate the wide color support of these panels – in addition to AMD FreeSync technology, all three panels support 99% of the sRGB color space.
For an impressive work experience, choose the S3221QS, which features a 32-inch 1800R curved panel. The 32-inch model has a VA panel (Vertical Alignment) with an anti-glare coating and a brightness of up to 300 nits. It supports 99% of the sRGB and 90% of the DCI-P3 color spaces and is therefore versatile enough for creative work.
As a monitor for the home, it has two integrated 5 W speakers and supports AMD FreeSync technology with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a response time of 5 ms from gray to gray in extreme mode. The 32-inch model is the only display in the Dell S series that has an integrated USB hub. The curved 32-inch panel will be available on August 20 from $ 499.
If you prefer a flat screen, Dell is offering two options this year with a 27-inch screen. The base S2721DS supports QHD resolution at a lower price, while the updated S2721Q offers premium support for 4K resolution. Both panels use IPS (in-plane switching) screens with an anti-glare coating. However, with the QHD version you get a faster refresh rate of 75 Hz than with 4K with only 60 Hz. Both models support the AMD FreeSync technology and are therefore suitable for basic games.
The 27-inch models are equipped with two 3 W speakers. These displays can reach a brightness of up to 350 nits. Both 27-inch panels will be available on August 20. The 4K version costs from $ 449, the QHD version from $ 349.
All three monitors of the Dell S series support VESA mounting. The panels are equipped with a stand that supports height, tilt and pan settings for an ergonomic display. This year, Dell is launching its Premium Panel Exchange program in the S series to cover dead or blown pixels during the limited hardware warranty period. The only downside to the S series is that none of the panels support USB-C connectivity. You therefore have to rely on either HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2 cables to connect your laptop or desktop to these screens.