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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2018, 07:33:46 pm »
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Dell S2417DG

Review by Tom's Hardware (Low contrast but decent color accuracy)
Review by PC Monitors
Review by Rtings (low contrast and bad color accuracy)

The S2417DG suffers from less overshoot ghosting than the S2716DG and uses a less grainy matte coating than the original S2716DG revisions, but suffers from the same banding and panel quality (large contrast and color accuracy differences between multiple tested units) variances.

Quote from: PC Monitors
The monitor uses a light matte anti-glare screen surface with a relatively smooth surface texture. This is similar to the surface used on newer revisions of the S2716DG and provides superior clarity and vibrancy potential compared to stronger matte screen surfaces, such as that used on earlier S2716DG revisions and various other 144Hz+ monitors. The screen is free from obvious graininess, even when observing the brightest shades, whilst quite effective glare-handling characteristics are maintained.

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Dell S2716DG

Review by =DEAD=
Review by NCX (grainy matte coating)
Review by PC Monitors (low gamma)
Review by Rtings (low contrast and gamma; A07 revision)
Review by TFT Central (low gamma)

According to PC Monitors updated review revision of A01 and higher no longer have HDCP issues and have a much lighter matte coating.

Quote from: PC Monitors
The monitor uses a light matte anti-glare screen surface with a relatively smooth surface texture. This is similar to the surface used on newer revisions of the S2716DG and provides superior clarity and vibrancy potential compared to stronger matte screen surfaces, such as that used on earlier S2716DG revisions and various other 144Hz+ monitors. The screen is free from obvious graininess, even when observing the brightest shades, whilst quite effective glare-handling characteristics are maintained.

Like the S2417DG, the S2716DG suffers from horrific banding in dark scenes, suffers from significant contrast variance and tends to have low preset gamma.  I tested the original version with the grainy matte coating, but my unit had significantly better preset color and gamma accuracy, as well as >900:1 contrast.  The S2716DG also suffers from obvious overshoot ghosting which shows up even when scrolling text (black text on a white background), and is significantly more obvious at 60hz.

Dell S2719DGF

Review by NCX (low preset gamma)
Review by PC Monitors (low preset gamma)
Review by Rtings
Review by Tom's Hardware (review submitted by MagicalChicken)

Fully adjustable 155hz (overclocked; 144hz native) 2560x1440 AUO TN panel with a grainy and sparkle free matte coating, Displayport, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0, and 2x 3.5mm Audio Out, of which one is amplified or has volume control while the other has fixed volume output for speakers.  The Dell has excellent preset color accuracy aside from the gamma which may be too low (<1.9 versus 2.2 target), resulting and dull and washed out image quality.
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