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Dell 27" S2721DGF QHD 144Hz (165Hz on DP) IPS Gaming Monitor $482.99 (Was $798.99) Delivered @ Dell Australia

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Really good price for an excellent gaming monitor, haven't had any problems with my s2721dgf.
• 165hz on DP is perfect at 1440p
• Free-Sync pro is nice, and the monitor works with g-sync
• Included stand has exceptional ergonomics.
• Included USB 3.0 hub is very handy, using mine to power my keyboard (Logitech g610 Orion) and mic (Blue Yeti)
• In the box you get a POWER, HDMI, DP and USB 3.0 cable

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  • +1 vote

    Also use code LOVEKEANU at checkout to to bring it down to $482.99

  • +20 votes

    It was $399 just last week as part of the AfterPay eBay sales

  • +50 votes

    $399 is the new OzBargain reference price for this model now..

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    I note reviews say this is good for office type work too but is there any real advantage over a $200 monitor for that use case?

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      I have one of these and a few of the 27" Dell 2721D. Can't tell the difference when using for office stuff.
      My kids say it's smoother when they play games, but it's probably cos I told them it's a really good gaming monitor :/

      • +2 votes

        Have a 60hz monitor side by side and can definitely tell the difference. But the largest gains are made from going from 30-60 and 60-120.

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        Do you have them above 60hz? If not you really won't notice much difference

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          The 2721D's are running at 75Hz.

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            @icantremember: I'm staring right now at a 2721D and 2721DGF that are connected to my work laptop, both running at 75hz and largely the same. Once I log off and switch over to my gaming desktop, the 165hz + HDR absolutely shines and the experience is night and day.

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              @Hinee: Maybe I don't have the settings right. Are there recommended settings for the dgf?

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                @icantremember: I still have mine on factory settings (which I really need to tinker with - thanks for the reminder). Most importantly you need to be connected to a graphics card that can handle 140/165hz (ideally over displayport)

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                  @Hinee: Yep, running off a 2070 over DisplayPort 165Hz. I really only look at spreadsheets and browsers all day, and play no games or videos on it. Kids probably play games on it a couple of hours per week.

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      Thanks, might need to start gaming again then if I wanted to justify this purchase. Shame I have a mac. Thanks Ozbargain.

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        I bought one for office use and no regrets whatsoever. Can super clearly tell the difference from a 60/75hz but yeah could understand some people who won't. I use my computer fast, ie have a super sensitive mouse, scroll quickly with magic trackpad so definitely appreciate everything being smoother, but in saying that at work I have a 75hz and don't cringe when using it. Now just waiting for a 144hz+ 4k screen at a reasonable price..

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    Now watch this suddenly not be a deal because of one $399 sale, despite thousands of the things being picked up through here at roughly this price, and even though it's still a big discount on a great monitor

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      I got mine for $500 brand new from marketplace only 2 weeks ago and not a single seller would budge below this mark stating its a huge discount already.. No regrets with these discounts coming though right after though, this is an amazing monitor

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      Because that deal happened only last week, not ages ago.

  • +2 votes

    If you stalk the outlet you might get lucky. I grabbed one this morning for $409 delivered. 1 left atm, godspeed:
    https://www.dell.com/en-au/outlet/refurbished-dell-27-gaming...

    Keep in mind 1440p144 is more intensive than 4k60. For those with older gen video cards something to consider…

    Something like the s2721d at 230 delivered from the outlet that does 75hz is solid value imo, then you don't have to cry yourself to sleep at the cost and (lack of) availability of new gen graphics cards to make the most of your new monitor:
    https://www.dell.com/en-au/outlet/refurbished-dell-27-monito...

    Dell's refurbs have the same 3 year warranty too.

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      Ozb lowest price for the Dell 2721D monitor is $220 a few months ago.

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      The higher framerate will push considerably harder on the CPU at 1440p144 vs. the GPU getting the biggest workout at 4k60.
      Either way you go though it's pretty demanding!

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    Hey guys, does anyone's S2721DGF suddenly flicker black for a second intermittently? do you know how to fix that?
    buying new premium displayport cables seems to only temporarily stop it.
    kinda annoying issue.

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      Not alone sadly: https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/lzyvle/dell_s2721...
      Diff monitor, similar issue (maybe): https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/ma38ng/27gl850_in...

      Can you try on another PC to isolate the issue as monitor hardware vs GPU/drivers? Hope you find a fix :(

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      I personally haven't had this issue but looks like its not an isolated case.

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      https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/drivers/nv-uefi-update-x64/

      Fixed mine. I was using a 1070 but have recently upgraded to a 2080ti.

      I came across the fix when my new system wouldn't even boot due to displayport handshake issues.

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        Thanks, I have a similar issue that the display port doesn't activate when a HDMI cable is plugged in as well. Will give it a go. I have the S2716DG.

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      There's no clip in the display port cable that comes with the monitor. You gotta make sure it's firmly in.

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        Do you mean get a new DisplayPort cable? Or is it the port that’s actually embedded into the monitor?

        I’ve noticed very loose cables with mine including the power supply socket on monitor, it will keep turning off and making static noise as the connection can’t be seated firmly and wiggles… maybe I should RMA?

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          Usually display port cables have clips in either end to keep them firmly in but these cables don't have them. If the ports on the monitor are misaligned which stops the cable being inserted properly then yes those two factors are probably causing the flicker. But you will need to talk to dell about it.

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            @Rauland: Great thanks for the info! Aside from that it’s a great monitor!

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      I bought a S2721DGF recently and I had this issue. Was very disappoint but I think I've managed to fix it.

      Are you using 3 screens by any chance? I am and a lot of other people having this issue seem to be using 3 screens. What I think fixed it for me was unplugging one of my 3 monitors from the graphics card and plugging it into the motherboard, so that the graphics card is only handling 2 screens, and the motherboard handles the other. I had to go into the bios of my motherboard to enable simultaneous output to the graphics card and motherboard (usually the motherboard output is disabled when there is a graphics card). The setting was called IGPU multi monitor, or IGFX or something, and it was in the advanced settings.
      After making that change I haven't noticed the black screen at all, and I'm not really worried about using the motherboard graphics because I don't game on that monitor and it's an old screen anyway.

      Hope that helps!

  • +2 votes

    Love mine. Really enjoying the jump from an old 24" 1080p. Do need to resize text occasionally to make it bigger, but haven't researched ways to do this at default.

    Running a 5600XT (premium, budget?) and while optimised for 1080, it copes with 1440p really well. Obviously don't get super high FPS on all games, but for anyone slightly worried whether their GPU can handle 1440p, a 5600XT is okay.

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      Also running an RX 5600 XT with my pair of S2721DGFs. Great little card given the price I got it for and the current climate (Schrödinger's GPU - it's simultaneously a mid-range GPU, but also an expensive one).

      The fact that most displays (including the S2721DGF) support some form of compatible variable refresh rate technology these days makes the 5600 XT perfectly capable at 1440p. I run most of my games at 1440p now, with only a handful at 1080p or using some kind of internal resolution scaling. Some stuff I've been playing recently: Apex Legends, Final Fantasy XIV Online, World of Warcraft, Satisfactory, Valheim, and Stellaris all run excellently at 1440p.

      CoD MW2019 is the main one I run at 1080p internally (75% render scale) so that I get >100fps 95% of the time in multiplayer. I have it framerate capped to 163 FPS using RTSS to keep FreeSync enabled in low-load situations, and I have Radeon Image Sharpening enabled in the drivers to sharpen up the otherwise pretty soft anti-aliasing and resolution scaling filter. 1440p is definitely a clarity improvement in this situation, but the higher framerate is so much better than 60-90 FPS. Some of the latest and greatest AAA games might be in a similar boat to this.

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        I actually just set everything to 1440p and just accept what the GPU and Screen deign to give me. Not sure what my settings are either, certainly not ultra, but might be at High sometimes medium. The games I play are Hell Let Loose (60fps?), Battlefront II (110fps?). Does beg the question why buy such a set up and not optimise? All in good time, I'm still learning.

        I'm not a serious gamer so for me it was wanting 1440p for productivity and trying to recreate some of the retina style resolution from my macbook, but also wanting to get some nice visuals and hz for gaming where I can. The 5600XT may get retired in a few years when higher end GPUs become more affordable but then again who knows what the future holds. Knowing me I'll end up holding on to everything for too long and then do a complete refresh in 8 years.

        I guess I'm accepting a slower frame rate at higher res games - but I'm not too fussed about it right now.

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    Where was i when these were $399…

    I have been thinking for a while now that it would be great if there was a special "Super" OzBargain deals badge or highlighted border or something that could be applied to denote insane best ever deals to make it clearer for people when it's not just a deal, it's a DEAL. Many people might not be following the ups and downs of a particular items price as close as others but would still love to get it.

    • +1 vote

      Or you could just click the notify button on the certain keywords and be notified every time that certain item is posted for a deal.

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      Afterpay sale last week.
      There's also 1 available currently for that price on the Dell outlet site. It says refurbished, but anything I've bought from there looks brand new.

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    ignore me I am dumb - good monitor <3

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    Good monitor I would buy another one only if I have a space…Thanks Dell. Had my monitor for over 6months now nil issues so far.

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    Silly question guys, but if you have this monitor, by running it on 144Hz instead of 165Hz, would that affect the lifespan of your monitor at all? Or I should just maxed it out without any fear.

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      It's native 165Hz, why would you want to run it at 144Hz?

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        I just thought 144Hz would preserve the life of the monitor, since it doesn't stress out the monitor unit as much. Well that's what my unknowledgeable self was thinking.

        But I guess, I'm just overthinking it…

  • +1 vote

    Has anyone ever payed the sticker price for this monitor lol

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    I have this monitor and I love it! However I have seen it lower for $399

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    The Dell's seem a big favourite on OzBargain. I'm wondering why for a similar price point you wouldn't go with the Gigabyte M27Q.

    RTINGS has the M27Q ahead. And the only particularly poor point is the ergonomics. But if you're mounting to an arm it doesn't matter anyway.
    https://www.rtings.com/monitor/tools/compare/dell-s2721dgf-v...

    • +2 votes

      I don't own any of these monitors yet so take what I say with a big grain of salt.

      M27Q has BGR subpixel layout. RTINGS don't touch on this too much but apparently it results in some weird text anti-aliasing, with some users resorting to turning their monitors upside down as a fix (this has performance impact though since you need to use gpu power to rotate the image). There's a few reddit threads on this.

      The G27Q is GIgabyte's IPS panel that is a closer comparison I think - it has a standard RGB subpixel layout, 144hz, and can be had for $400 from mwave (excl shipping). It's a bit brighter than the Dell, and better contrast, but slightly worse variable refresh rate performance.

      G27Q is the value Gigabyte pick imo. It wasn't long ago the Viewsonic was a near insta-buy for a 'cheap' 1440p 144hz panel at $450 - how times change. 1440p144 is for the people!

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      For me the BGR issues put me off the gigabyte. Not sure if it was a huge issue but didn't want to take the risk if it was. Otherwise, seems like a great choice.

  • -2 votes

    Not buying this past 399 ahhahahahha

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    Slightly off topic. What's a good Dell monitor (or other brand) for office/productivity type work?

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    My 2 arrived today from the Afterpay promotion. Well made and super sexy. It also comes with 3 years Dell premium warranty. $399 (and a bit lower using eBay gift cards) is hard to beat.

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      mine doesn't have any update after the order confirmation

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    Yep bought for $399

  • +2 votes

    Ran out stock when I wanted to buy last week. Have to for another sale. Come on $399

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    expired unfortunately