Dell just announced two gaming monitors with the Dell S2419HGF and Dell S2719DGF at Gamescom. Both are compatible with AMD’s FreeSync tear-free graphics technology (required a compatible AMD GPU) and have a 1ms response time.
Both monitors have good freedom of motion, including portrait mode: 130mm height adjustment, Tilt -5°/ 21 °, Swivel -45 °/ 45 °. For those want to use an ARM or hand it on a wall, the monitors have standard VESA 100x100mm mounts.
Not surprisingly, the 27” S2719DGF is the premium model with very narrow edges to make a multi-monitor configuration even sweeter. It has slightly better connectivity, just compare the two:
- S2419HGF: 2x HDMI 1.4, DP 1.2, USB 3.0 upstream, 2x USB 3.0 downstream, 1x Headphone-out jack, 1 x Audio Line-out jack
- S2719DGF: 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x DP 1.2, 1x USB 3.0 upstream, 3x USB 3.0 downstream, 1x USB BC1.2 charging port, 1x Headphone-out jack, 1 x Audio Line-out jack
Both LCD panels are built with the Twisted Nematic (TN) technology, which is an LCD-based display technology which favors response time, and therefore reduces lag, rather than viewing angle and color reproduction. IPS panels respond in ~4ms (milliseconds) while TN can react in ~1ms.
In the context of PC gaming, it makes a lot of sense because many users want as little lag as possible, and colors are good enough for an immersive experience.
If you are interested in the high refresh rate of these TN gaming monitors, you should look at the details because the maximum refresh rate depends on the connectivity you choose:
- S2719DGF: QHD 2560 x 1440, 60 Hz (Native with HDMI1.4) / 144 Hz (Native with HDMI2.0/DP) /155 Hz (Overclock with DisplayPort)
- S2419HGF: Full HD 1920 x 1080, 120 Hz (Native) / 144 Hz (Overclock)
Last, but not least, Dell knows that many users are worried about rogue “bright pixels” (aka crazy pixels), so the company says that “Dell Premium Panel Exchange allows a free panel replacement during the Limited Hardware Warranty period even if only one bright pixel is found.”