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Dell S3220DGF 32" QHD 2560 x 1440 FreeSync 2 Curved Gaming Monitor $699 Shipped @ Dell via eBay

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PAY4A

Original Coupon Deal - PAY4A eBay code

First real post, please be kind.

Currently Dell Australia eBay have 25% markdown which can be stacked with the promotion code PAY4A to get an additional $50 off the total price. More than 10 units available at time of posting.

Note: PAY4A code appears to expire tomorrow!

I tried (twice) to get the official Dell website sales team to beat their eBay price but the best they would offer was over $800 AUD so this seems to be the lowest available price for the monitor in Australia at the moment.
I also called JB HiFi who have this listed at $999 + delivery they told me that they won't beat the price and are on back-order for the monitor with no stock available AU wide apparently.

This has been cheaper in the past @ $599, but not assured that will happen again and unfortunately I just missed out on that deal :(

Excellent reviews for the monitor and detailed specifications are available on Rtings https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/s3220dgf

Full specs/official web page here:
https://www.dell.com/en-au/work/shop/dell-32-curved-gaming-m...

Quick specs below:

Device Type
LED-backlit LCD monitor - 31.5"

Brightness
400 cd/m²

Response Time
4 ms (grey-to-grey)

Features
LED edgelight system, Flicker Free technology, HDR (high dynamic range)

Curved Screen
Yes

Adaptive-Sync Technology
AMD FreeSync Premium Pro

Features
USB 3.0 hub

Panel Type
VA

Aspect Ratio
16:9

Native Resolution
QHD 2560 x 1440 (DisplayPort: 165 Hz, HDMI: 144 Hz)

Pixel Pitch
0.2724 mm

Brightness
400 cd/m²

Contrast Ratio
3000:1

Response Time
4 ms (grey-to-grey)

Colour Support
1.07 billion colours

Input Connectors
2 x HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2), 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 (HDCP 1.2)

Display Position Adjustments
Height, swivel, tilt

Screen Coating
Anti-glare 3H hardness

Dimensions (WxDxH) - with stand
70.91 cm x 24.96 cm x 46.87 cm

Weight
7.63 kg

Environmental Standards
ENERGY STAR Qualified

Bundled Services
3-Year Advanced Exchange Service and Premium Panel Exchange

Interfaces
2 x HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2)
1 x DP 1.4 (HDCP 1.2)
USB 3.0 upstream
3 x USB 3.0 downstream
USB 3.0 downstream with Battery Charging 1.2
Audio line-out

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Comments

  • The code really should be PAY4YA, with the product free.

  • This monitor was $599 very regularly, I suggest wait for another 20% eBay sales

  • i saw from the previous deal's comment that it does not come with speaker; what do you guys normally pair this with?

  • I've had this monitor for about one month and I have to say, I really enjoy it. Picked it up for around $600 using some other dell codes / ebay sale. Took a few weeks to arrive.

    [+] Side

    • It's an excellent size. 32" 16:9 is very decent as a productivity screen as well as a gaming screen.
    • IMO it's better value than an equivalent Ultrawide (i.e. 34" or 38".) The size rests somewhere in the middle being that it is higher than the 34 but but not as wide.
    • G-Sync works perfectly and generally this monitor is good for gaming..
    • High refresh rate is beautiful to use in desktop mode, especially if you are coming from a 60hz screen.
    • 1440p resolution is quite nice on this size screen. 4k would be great too, but 1440p is not noticeably pixelated.
    • Connectivity.. Good number of USB inputs to use it as a hub…. however (see below)
    • Image quality and brightness, no dramas here.

    [-] Side

    • Using g-sync it flickers a little bit… which I think is quite common amongst high refresh monitors and has something to do with hardware, drivers and g-sync settings. It will not flicker in desktop usage, and honestly while gaming it's not super noticeable. This PC gaming hardware is fiddly and settings adjustments can change the hardware performance depending on the strength of your video card. People shit on it saying it's the VA panel but that's not the full story.
    • Connectivity - it only has 1 DP port (but 2x HDMI). It also has only has one USB Out. Meaning you cant quite use it as a KVM. It does come close though, you just need to swap USB cables.

    All in all, zero regrets owning this monitor.

    • Is it overkill to buy a gaming monitor if 95% of the time I'll use it for office and watching movies?

      • Browsing and mouse would be smoother. But you could get a 4k 32" for slightly cheaper. Sharper text would probably be more beneficial

        • Any brand / model suggestions for a 4K 32" monitor?

          • @adinico: Dell s3221qs
            ViewSonic VX3211

            Viewsonic was on sale for half price during Amazon sale, back up to $500 now though

            On second thought the xiaomi 34" widescreen would be perfect for you, around $500 Street price. Widescreen form factor would give you more real estate for browsing and a big picture when watching movies. Would be annoying for 16:9 content though

            • @krisspy: hey this seems like a fantastic monitor!
              I'm looking at getting something for when I get a RTX3070; either QHD or UHD, 144Hz, possibly HDR if it's worth it… but I don't necessarily need curved, ultrawidescreen, or more than 27" (though size may limit features)
              Thoughts on best price or models to keep track of? or does this xiaomi widescreen really tick the boxes at the pricepoint? TIA :)

              • @TheRedJar27: If the games you play support ultrawide aspect ratios and you don't care about VA panels then go for it, the xiaomi when on sale and under $500 is arguably the best value monitor out there. 4k 60 fps doesn't exist in this price range, 3070 might struggle to get above 60fps at that resolution unless you drop down to med graphics.

                Forget HDR on a budget monitor, you need a bright screen to make it worthwhile, usually only found on flagship monitors north of a grand.

      • This is exactly how I will be using my monitor for which I bought from the most recent ebay sale.

      • First, make sure your current system supports 1440p at high fresh rate. If you have a fairly old intel system with just integrated graphics, you will have to use DisplayPort to even get 1440p to work and you could be stuck at 60Hz.

        If you PC cannot do 1440p HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2), it does nullify a nifty feature on 1440p monitors with HDCP 2.2: youTube would let you pick 4K mode, even though your monitor is only 1440p. You also get HDR400, despite being kinda fake HDR, it is still better than nothing. Getting HDMI HDCP 2.2 on an intel 8th gen CPU could still be problematic. You are better off with a nVidia or AMD graphics card if you want to use this properly.

        Browsing and mouse would be smoother - honestly, that's not why you get this monitor. $699 for that? Really?

    • What is KVM?

      • KVM switch: keyboard, video, mouse switch.
        If you have 1 set of good keyboard, mouse and display, but multiple PCs (or mixture of PCs, laptops), KVM could come in handy, but… honestly a KVM supporting high refresh rate and works well… won't be cheap.

    • I'll add a little more detail to this mini-review…

      • I also bought the same monitor for my partner. She uses it exclusively for office usage. This replaced a dual-monitor 24" and 19" (4:3) set-up. It has been ideal for this purpose. This size and curvature is quite ergonomic.

      • 32" 16:9 vs 34" 21:9 (Ultra-wide) - the 32 is approximately 3.3" narrower and 2.2" higher. http://www.displaywars.com/34-inch-d%7B21x9%7D-vs-32-inch-16...

      • In desktop mode, there are some advantages to the higher refresh rate. Mouse curser is noticeably smoother and it (maybe not scientifically true) feels a little easier on the eyes.

      In response to some below discussion.

      • 4k monitors - they are harder to drive, especially while gaming as there are more pixels. They also usually have a lower refresh rate. This applies to ultra-wide but to a lesser extent as there are generally less pixels compared to 4k. Ultrawide also offers advantages for gaming as you can have a wider field of vision in some games. Ultrawide also offers a more natural dual-screen aspect ratio compared this this 16:9 monitor. This was something I was worried about, as a duel-screen replacement. However it appears that the concern was quite unnecessary. I wanted a 38" ultrawide for the height but these are cost-prohibitive for a comparably specced monitor and I am happy with the 32". http://www.displaywars.com/38-inch-d%7B21x9%7D-vs-32-inch-16...
  • When paired with the likes of 2070 Super / 5700 XT, which monitor should I be getting? S3220DGF or S3221QS? I could be wrong but I don't believe those GPU can generate 8K UHD (7680 × 4320) at 60 Hz or 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) at 120 Hz hence should I be going for the QS version?

    • Depends on what you are after, whether you prefer high fps gaming or 4K gaming. On a PC, I tends to prefer 1440p higher frame rate. For a console, so far, I use 4K/60 because for you hardly find any game which supports 1440p/120Hz with current gen console (yes XBox One X does support 1440p/120Hz display mode, but if most games are 4K supersampled down to 1440p and runs at 30fps… it is still only 30fps).

      • Depends on what you are after, whether you prefer high fps gaming or 4K gaming. On a PC, I tends to prefer 1440p higher frame rate.

        I probably envisage the use of this rig be:
        * 50% RPG and Sports game (I don't play FPS games)
        * 40% Media Streaming / Video Playback
        * 10% Productivity (Browsing et al).

        With that being said, does that mean you would opt for the DGF version? And there's 2 type of DGF, one being VA and the other being IPS; which would you go for?

        • Monitor is subjective matter. I sense you prefer 4K. If so, get a 4K monitor.

          IPS vs VA - again, it is subjective. Personally, I prefer IPS. However, some people can't stand the IPS glow and the blacks not being so black. On the other hand, there are people like me not liking VA due to the colour shift (and some people get annoyed with ghosting (or black smear) in gaming on VA).

  • is it worth to buy this if I only play CS:GO on my mac pro?

  • As an FYI to anyone who brought this… a new promo code came out that dropped the price by another $100 (PD20TEK) once I noticed this I contacted customer support and they helped me cancel the previous order and re-purchase using the new code to get the extra discount.

    One note is that it will mean your shipping is delayed, the new order is treated as a true new order, estimated shipping date and all.

    Putting this comment here in case it helps anyone else save an additional $100, but I'm not sure if OzBargain updates people on threads of expired promotions…