Dell SE2716h Monitor Review

As resolutions soar to 4K and beyond, there aren’t a lot of reasons to buy a 1080p screen, but if it’s got to be HD, Dell’s 27 inch curved option is an easy choice. The lightly curved display is a feature that’s often only found on higher-end 1440p and 4K displays, but it’s a welcome change to the stale 1080p market as well. It gives movies a more expansive feel, and games are more immersive as a result.Speaker 1: As resolutions soar to 4K and beyond, there aren’t a lot of reasons to buy a 1080p screen, but if it’s got to be HD, Dell’s 27 inch curved option is an easy choice. The lightly curved display is a feature that’s often only found on higher-end 1440p and 4K displays, but it’s a welcome change to the stale 1080p market as well. It gives movies a more expansive feel, and games are more immersive as a result.

Around back, the Dell supports a pair of HDMI ports and a loan VGA connection, plus 3.5 millimeter in and out ports. Its only competitor, the Samsung SD590C, has a display port instead of a second HDMI. Not a huge difference, but worth noting. Unlike a number of monitors that have recently passed the Digital Trends testbench, the Dell SE2716H has a sturdy stand that doesn’t wobble or sway when the desk is bumped. Color gamut accuracy and contrast are high points for the Dell, offering strong numbers without any calibration at all. Like aerating a fine wine, a little tweaking brings those flavors out even more, dropping color accuracy to almost perfect levels.

There are only a couple of trouble spots for the Dell. The speakers on the back cause the plastic of the case to rattle at higher volumes, and the buttons and menus can be a bit of a pain. Without many high-end options in the 1080p range, this $300 Dell is a strong choice with a modern feature set and a competitive, refined look.

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