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How’s the quality of this monitor compared to the S2721DGF?
DGF is IPS vs this one is VA panel
Don't new monitors have 4 holes at the back nowadays?
Yes if you take off the stand it has VESA Mount
This or the Gigabyte G33QC ?
Dell in general has better QC
Not sure about that gigabyte literally put QC in the name
I've got the older S3220DGF and whilst its a great screen the lower PPI really did bother me coming from a 1440p 27" panel. So not the best for office use but great for gaming!
I'm running dual S3220DGF, mostly for office work and think it's pretty good. Plenty of real-estate and better than single (27,32 or 1440p ultrawide).
Still wouldn't have minded 4k for some extra sharpness but not that necessary and depends how close you sit (would have to really crank up the fonts scaling). Don't really bother with games.
These new ones and deal seems very cheap but looks like they are made to a lower price/quality? Less inputs/outputs (USB slots), Buttons on the back annoying af (1kg lighter, RRP $699 vs $999)
S3222DGM also has a joystick, it's so much easier to navigate the menu, I don't even use the buttons (S2721DGF here, same layout)
edit: model no.
Yeah 4K is ideal for office work. My XPS work laptop has a 4K screen so its very jarring switching between the high and low PPI screens. As you said, text sharpness is the main issue for me and can be somewhat corrected with 110/125% scaling.
I bought this recently and it's a nice monitor, and also has lots of physical adjustment. One negative is it's a bit hard to change between input source, it takes 4 clicks of a button to change HDMI input, so a bit annoying if you want to switch regularly between work and personal pcs.
If this is similar to the S3221QS, you can assign two of the buttons to be shortcuts. Takes me two clicks (one to 'wakeup' the interface, second to choose either DP (work) or HDMI (personal)
s3221qs supports programmatic input switching via DDC (ala Dell Display Manager Application for windows or Lunar for mac)
are you using HDMI or DP? I cannot seem to get lunar to work…
@deliriouss: DP to a caldigit hub
^^ I use the physical shortcut buttons like you said to switch between work laptop and gaming PC. I'm using the S3220DGF.
Just wanted to say thanks, this is a great tip and it works well!
I read @GettingThePlus190s meassageand looked at the manual and the shortcut option is available on this monitor. So this or 4K and want to use for office/gaming? Think I’ll go with this.
I don't know if I could do a non-ultrawide that is curved.
Try looking at a 32" that isn't curved. It helps a lot. No need to get flatscreen anymore, and I reckon you absolutely want curved >27"
Yeah that isn't the common consensus, but I have had a 32 inch flat before at it is rather large. You will find that vertically this is still the case with a curved 32.
Yes was just Ponting out that the corners are too far away on a flat 32". Agree that they are big screens but you can almost replace 2x 24" with one 32" (losing a bit of productivity).
The point is the 34" UW don't have Much height, so you'd want a bigger size (then actually need the 4k)
I'm using a 32" flat and no issues what so ever and i don't see any benefit of it being curved that isn't placebo gimmick. For an ultra wide fare enough but otherwise it's nothing more than aesthetic fluff.
people usually support what they are using or have bought either way
@G-rig: Yeah true, i can say that i've had them all though. I don't really care either way for normal aspect ratios but all things being equal if i had to choose i'd go flat. There are of course legit exceptions like if your desk is a bit shallow etc then that changes things. I'm using am omni desk and i've had both curves and flats and no issue at all with 32 flat not seeing corners or anything like that, it's great. I'm definitely an advocate for curve in an ultra-wide though (i've had those too before getting rid of it for higher hz).
@Xizor: Yeah no worries. I've found with multiple monitors curved is actually great and fairly immersive.
Anyway it's all subjective right.
I was wondering if you do photo or video editing and the suitability of curved 32" screens for such tasks? I'm thinking of a 32" 4k monitor - S3221QS but not sure if that will affect the editing process when correcting for barrel distortion, etc.
@lomie: Not sure who that is directed at, just using mine for general tasks and CAD/civil design, personally don't notice the curvature.
(It may be one of those things like seeing your nose once you are conscience of it and not trying to look at it lol).
That 32" S3221QS 4k monitor would probably be ideal for office tasks, if you don't need fast refresh rates and not into gaming (60fps should be ok you'd think for vid editing). Looking back wouldn't have minded two of those but already had one S3220DGF, initially did do some gaming but can't be bothered these days (look at them enough for work).
@G-rig: Thanks for that. Your feedback is reassuring. Now the decision is either 27" IPS or 32" VA. rtings seems to show near identical sRGB and Adobe RGB results between the 2.
I have this monitor and I am pretty happy with it, only one of the issues that I noticed and I do not know why this is happening, when I am playing League of Legends first 30 seconds in game it seems to be calibrating gsync and I end up getting choppy 40-50fps, after couple of seconds it comes back to 164-165 and from then it is pretty smooth. Dont know if this is happening cause of monitor or my gpu, but rest of games work pretty good.
Not a screen issue, I know lots of people are having this issue ATM, especially with the new game mode.
Any idea which one is better for gaming this one S3222DGM or S3422DW? Thank you in advance
Really just depends on which form factor you prefer and if that extra refresh rate matters to you.
I love my 34" ultrawide, but their are times when it would be nice to have the extra height of a standard 16:9 screen.
Yes it's hard to have everything, or costs a lot for 4k in a large format
The Ultrasharp 43" 4k would be a good allrounder for one screen only.
There's a new UltraSharp 32" 4K usb-c (non-curved) model U3219Q that would be great, not on the AUS site
Also an UltraSharp 40" Curved WUHD (curved) U4021QW that looks awesome but $$$
1x 38" curved pretty good for gaming too.
Can't see myseft changing these unless got a good price to sell, and monitors only get better/cheaper.
I own the S3220 (basically the same screen) and I regret not going with an ultrawide. Remember the two screens you mentioned are the same vertical pixel height, 1440p, so you get the same real estate but with a higher PPI on the 34".
Yeah 2x 32" is wider and heaps of real estate but agree 4k would be the best. 2k is very stretched on a 34" UW so you'd want 4k anyway in one of those, the height is less than or equal to a 24" though. The ultrasharp 24" were at least 16:10 which is great.
thanks for this, but those are not the prices showing up on eBay.
need to enter the code
ah, there it is, thanks mate.
for anyone looking for it, it's DELLS20
Does Dell do a 32/34 IPS gaming monitor?
Perhaps in Alienware (at least their 38" is AW3821DW)
Just confirming that this is 2k (2560 x 1440) resolution? Because under "Features and Design" at the bottom, it says "Dell 32 Curved 4K Gaming Monitor | S3222DGM".
yes it is a QHD 2560 x 1440 monitor
Ordered… ETA 30 Aug - 6 Sept.
From what I hear they deliver before the estimated time usually e.g people will have 20 day est. and have it delivered in 4
Does anyone know if this G-Sync is compatible, i know it has Freesync.
it should be, I've got the previous model (S3220DGF) and you can enable G-SYNC in Nvidia control panel
FYI S3220DGF: Selectable adaptive sync option (AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro or No Sync),
high refresh rates and a rapid response time of 4 ms.
no its not. just checked
AMD FreeSync Premium
Isn't it G-Sync and FreeSync interchangeable these days?
Anyone know where you stand will Dell warranty - One of my monitors (purchased at JB Hi-Fi) appears to have a dead (or bright) pixel - can only really notice it on a white background. Perhaps not worth worrying about just wondering.
If you bought it recently, just return it to JB. Dell has a zero bright pixel warranty for Alienware and U and P series monitors only but they tend to let you return all monitors without restocking fee if you notice any defect (dead/stuck/bright pixel) within the first 14 days.
Thanks, although it's a lot more than 14 days since I got it (end of march)
could be alright to get a refund and get a 4k one instead.
(not sure how they would go mixing for 2 monitors with the DGF)
Edit: Seems like the premium warranty is valid for the entire warranty on this monitor, may contact them.
Hey guys, got a replacement today (S3220DGF), the support guy was pretty accommodating saying "as per the the policy the S series with 6 or more dark/bright pixels are eligible for replacement, but got a one time exception for replacement for you'. Fairly good outcome, he did say it would be a new one but low and behold it's refurbished in a plain box. No real drama and quite fast service, ended up keeping my stand anyway (better condition and the cables all setup already.
Bit impossible to get the colours the same, they are a lot warmer out of the box and preferred mine. One ultrawide would be easier tbh.
Probably doesn't matter that much but the more you fiddle around trying to calibrate it the more annoying it is. I have applied some setting to the monitor, then in nvidia control panel. can't really apply the same to both. Got a few colour profiles but hard to keep track of them now.
The settings on this post part way down seem good
But have also applied some settings on the monitor from tomshardware
Just have to eyeball it really. no idea if the ICC profiles make any difference.
The junk brands like viewsonic would tell you to f off after 14 days, so it's pretty good service.