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Pros: - Very nice resolution
- Very nice refresh rate
- Well priced
- Colors and contrast are ok
Cons: - Massive amounts of color banding in dark images
Overall Review: So, the banding is very prevalent, but if you can see past that, it's a very nice monitor.
Pros: Pricing (Paid $349 for 1440p @ up to 165hz with G-Sync…. What?!?)
144hz native (165hz OC)
High PPI (24" 1440p makes everything really sharp!)
VESA mount capable
Cons: Limited connectivity
(Expected with a G-Sync monitor but would be nice to have a few more inputs)
A little on the small side
(Coming from a 34" ultrawide it's a HUGE difference)
Price premium for G-Sync module
(Still waiting for the day Nvidia supports Adaptive refresh without their proprietary scaler)
Not an IPS panel
(Not really an issue since I don't currently perform any color sensitive work)
Overall Review: The sharpness is great. The resolution on a "small" screen makes everything super sharp. OC worked without issues. 144hz and 165hz are smooth. G-Sync functions without issue. Tested Star Wars Battlefront, Destiny 2, Quake Champions and Overwatch. The colors are not bad at all for a TN panel. Dell usually has really good displays no matter the tech behind it unless you go to the bargain basement ones. Overall, very satisfied for the price paid and the sharpness is
This showed up as a Shell Shocker deal and I found it very hard to pass up. I wanted to downsize from my Predator X34 to regain some desk space back as well as have a resolution that better suits my hardware. The GTX 1080 is capable of driving the X34 fairly well but a 1080ti (which I don't have) would allow me to fully enjoy the 100hz refresh with higher detail settings in games at the higher resolution.
Enter the Dell Gaming S2417DG YNY1D 23.8-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-Sync (wow that's a mouthful). I felt like I wasn't really compromising much by switching to this from the X34. Yes the resolution is lesser but not like if I dropped down to 1080p. The drop down to 2560x1440 from 3440x1440 made a marked difference in my framerates in games and the bump from 100hz to 165hz made games even smoother than before. I play a lot of FPS games and for me personally, having the higher refresh rate helps more than the wider FOV and higher resolution that the X34 provided.
This is really a hidden gem of a monitor. There is a 27" version that costs $200 more than this and if you can survive with the smaller screen size, I would say save yourself $200 and spend that elsewhere on your build.
Pros: - Amazing color for a TN panel, the side by side difference to my old monitor is making me wonder how i even used it.
- 1440p resolution on a 24" monitor makes for a VERY sharp image, so much so that 1080p will look a bit blurry to you.
- Very clean aesthetic. While this is personal preference, i find gaming monitors to be very tacky looking and love the smooth look of the S24.
- The settings menu is extremely easy to navigate.
Cons: - The monitor has notable issues with color banding and the one i got is no exception. The color banding is extremely apparent in movies and TV shows, especially any scene with shadows. I know you may think you don't care about color banding but it's really bad, so much so that i recommend having a 2nd 60hz IPS panel or a TV to watch shows on. However, i have yet to notice color banding inside of actual video games.
- The monitor has a "fast mode" option that lowers the response time, but comes with the price of extreme ghosting. When i first got the monitor i turned on fast mode cause obviously fast > normal right? Wrong. The fast mode gave me a headache when scrolling through text or playing games as the ghosting was so bad. While this really isn't a big deal at all, just make sure you don't turn on fast mode as the response time increase is unnoticeable.
Overall Review: I give the monitor a 5/5 because after all, it is a gaming monitor, and for that purpose it's amazing. But do please note the color banding makes watching shows a huge pain.
I got this monitor on sale for $350 and for that price it's an amazing monitor. The monitor also goes on sale frequently for $400 so make sure to keep your eyes out for a sale as the retail $500 price is a tad high.
Pros: - Relatively affordable true gaming monitor
- Simple design with great physical adjustments, very thin bezel, pretty good build quality.
- Gaming Functionality works quite well (144hz, G-Sync, Minimal Ghosting, 1440p)
- Acceptable Image Quality (Sharp, acceptable colors/DR/Contrast)
- Descent OSD
Cons: - Many reports of color banding issues, especially in color banding issues. See notes...
- Definitely Better Monitors out there for raw image quality, but that's not really the point here.
- Very Plasticy for it's price range.
- Does require tuning out of the box
Overall Review: After reading many reviews for the screen, I decided to take a plunge during the Holiday specials. Overall, I'm glad I did. I've never splurged on this high end of a monitor for my own gaming before, though being in the industry, I have experienced a lot of great monitors. Things like ghosting, color banding, bad contrast, etc. can really bother me. I'm not a total perfectionist, but I can't stand a glaring issue like that. At first, I thought mine had no issues with this. However, I decided to lower the Gamma further in the Nvidia settings, and this makes the banding issue more distinct.
There are a lot of theories out there about how to tune this monitor. First, don't just assume a tune you find online is going to be good. Panels vary and need to be individually tuned. I tuned mine by eye manually, favoring a higher gamma for better competitive gaming at the expense of dynamic range and raw image quality. Either there are many bad samples of this panel out there, or people's settings are exacerbating the relatively low color range of the TN panels. I've worked with TN panels a lot, and you have to be careful to tune them within their capabilities.
That being said, my sample seems to be one of the more forgiving TN panels I've used. Honestly, I was able to hone the settings to my liking within a couple of hours of tweaking/playing. Side by side, it definitely has an overall better image than my 5 year old $150 Asus 24" it replaced. The Asus had a bit more contrast and pop, but the Dell picture feels a bit more real. Even looking a photos, while the colors don't have as much pop, the shadow/highlight detail is far better. I didn't expect this based on the reviews, though the ole' Asus was never that great in this respect. For someone coming from a good IPS, the story would be different.
The big issue here is that Gamma CANNOT be controlled from the monitor's OSD, which is a huge oversight on a gaming monitor. The default gamma is far too high, so compensating with the Nvidia settings is the main option, which causes the banding issue to manifest.
Buy I've dwelt on image quality long enough. This was a great side effect that will help my hobbyist photo editing, but the meat of this monitor is gaming. For that, I was blown away. The increase refresh rate is great, sure, but what really got me was the lack of ghosting. Dragging windows around and trying to read the text on my old Asus was almost impossible, and I was getting sick of it. The dell completely fixes this. I've never seen a monitor this great at not ghosting. I'd hope some of the latest $1k+ monitors would match or exceed, but I haven't seen those lately.
Overall, I feel perfectly comfortable recommending this as a great Gaming & Multi-Purpose monitor. It may not have the pop or wow factor of some monitors, both in terms of Image Quality & Design, but it's got it where it counts. Images feel real, motion looks fantastic, and the high DPI means running without AA is actually pretty good!
My only complaint is not really the monitor's fault, but more how Windows 10 handles scaling. Some things just end up blurry when you inevitably scale the interface up. In this day and age, there shouldn't be this many issues with scaling. Running at the recommended 125%, a lot of apps & icons just get blurry. But it's worth it to have the great resolution.
Pros: - It's a G-Sync-enabled monitor with 2K, 144hz (165hz when overclocked), and a 6ms response time (it's actually fine). Hits the sweet-spot for gaming with a high-end video card like GTX1080 like mine, as 4K 60fps is still kinda pricey. Considering the low price tag, this monitor is simply wonderful.
- This is some of the best TN panel I've ever seen, so much that I would consider it IPS level in some contexts. Be sure to calibrate the monitor though, it does not come with factory calibration.
- The stand is sturdy and looks actually pretty nice. The hole in it helps with cable management and is nice to have.
- USB pass-throughs!
- Thin bezels and sleek design overall. Unlike those monster-grade gamer-only sort of monitor, this one is elegant and subduced
- The OSD is simple and easy to use. The buttons aren't terrible too.
-Again, it really is extremely affordable for what it offers. For gamers, this is the one to get at 24-inch, high refresh rate, and G-Sync enabled.
Cons: - The first time you plug this monitor in, the 144hz refresh rate option does not show up right away, assuming you're using DP. If you see your refresh rate options only go up to 85hz, do not panic. Higher refresh rate options are there, but you need to reboot your pc or the monitor itself once or twice to make it show up. It's a really weird thing and might freak some people out.
- It has no speakers. It does have a headphone jack on the side though so you can plug in anything you want with a 3.5mm jack.
- The out-of-the-box color calibration, or lack thereof, is an eyesore. You would definitely want to adjust the display settings in the OSD and download a custom color profile for it.
- The back cover is a fingerprint magnet and is quite good at collecting dust. Could be just the residue static electricity from the packaging film though.
Overall Review: I have been looking to buy this monitor for a year until I finally bought it. It does not, at all, disappoint me. I'm very happy with the purchase, though I suspect people who are more sensitive to picture quality and color accuracy would be somewhat turned off by it. Still, I think being to have 2K, Gsync and a high refresh rate in a single package is a very good deal.
Pros: - G Sync
- 1440 at 24 inches
- USB 3 hub
- Vesa compatible
- Great Stand.
Cons: - Detailed explanation in other section....
Overall Review: I dont usually write reviews but felt I needed to for this monitor. Coming from a 1080p 60Hz HP Display - 1440p, G Sync and high refresh rate capability is great; I've never seen a more smooth image. Color is good enough for a TN Panel (personally like the Cool setting, Standard makes the picture much too warm) and build quality is excellent. The colors are not as good as your average IPS panel but that is to be expected. Included Displayport cable is wired properly, no errant voltage on pin 20 like some other in box DP cables. I would avoid using fast response time for normal browsing as it adds blur to text in motion and to the cursors on some backgrounds.
However, as you may have noticed if you've read other reviews for this monitor, this display does suffer from one (Major?) issue. Many people call it color banding, I experienced no such things. Ive looked at many color gradients and see no banding - only smooth transitions from one color to another. This monitor does suffer from what I can only describe as MPEG compression artifacts during extremely dark scenes with gradients. The main menu of Assassins Creed Odyssey (Near the edges) , the save game screen in The Witcher 3, and the main menu of Batman Arkham Knight are perfect tests to see what Im talking about. If you've ever had a cable TV suddenly start tilling or watched a online video at very low bitrate then you know what Im talking about. Again it only happens in very dark scenes with gradients.
I read the reviews before purchasing this monitor and I expected much worse but perhaps I got lucky with my model revision (A05 August 2018 DOM) I got this monitor on sale for 45% off. Had I spent the suggested retail price I would not be happy. But considering I got G Sync, 165Hz, 1440p, decent colors, all in a solid feeling body, I cant complain for the price.
Honestly, the artifacts dont bother me that much and Im happy with my purchase.
Pros: - Stand is very adjustable to get the monitor in the position you want
- Fast refresh rate and response time for gaming
- G-Sync keeps everything running smoothly and prevents tears from appearing
- After using calibrations given by other reviews on the internet, colors look very close to IPS displays I have owned and currently own
- Guess I got a lucky one as I don't see/notice any color banding and no dead or problematic pixels as others have noted
- Manufacture date of July 2018 so it wasn't sitting around in a warehouse for a few years before getting sent out
Cons: - Not sure if this is Newegg problem or a Dell problem but the shipping label was just slapped on the retail box and sent out. Couldn't believe my eyes that it was left out on my front step in full view of anybody driving by, luckily I headed home to pick it up right away knowing package theft is high around Black Friday.
- The sleep mode on this monitor needs a lot of work. I disabled the sleep feature on the monitor itself but when my computer shuts off monitors after being inactive (10 minutes or so), it won't come back on. I can avoid this by locking the screen and turning off my monitors when I walk away but it shouldn't take so many steps to avoid it. Will research this more but I am really reaching for cons on this monitor at this point.
Overall Review: I have owned this thing for only a day but I am coming from a 4K IPS monitor and was worried the resolution/quality of games and normal every day tasks would be too much to overcome. The added smoothness of the 165 Hz refresh rate, fast response time and unexpected color quality has won me over so much so I use it as my primary daily monitor and the graphics quality has been good enough where i'm not sure what i'll do with my 4K monitor other than watch 4K content and a few games that have 4K texture packs for single player campaigns.
Highly recommend it - it does go on sale often so I would wait to catch it at that $300.00 price point or lower. The long term quality of the product will come later but Dell has a great service that replaces the monitor immediately and then you send in yours for return so i'm not too worried about it if it does have issues.
Pros: Worked well for a couple months. WAS a great little monitor
Cons: Developed a loose connection. Now 5 months later total black screen. Replace cord didnt work. Plugged into tv pc is working so i got a paper weight now..
Overall Review: I may try another one. Perhaps i got a lemon. Stuff happens.... UPDATE ...OK here I am after having tech issues with other vendors. I called customer service and I will tell you what, I am happy to have had a glitch and had it happen dealing with Newegg. Class act guys n gals. just down to earth common sense support, I am buying another one. Its on the way and I got steered to some solutions. Better than other online vendors. Whom evidently cant be named here . Better than a few prior dealings I have had recently. They just seemed like well trained free thinking people. So anyway my experience with the monitor not great ..but Newegg great. That's why I have another on the way from new egg. Ill send the other off to Dell. I will let you all know of my experience with DELL