Looking at the best computer monitors and seriously considering an upgrade? You should, but don’t let the prices drive you away! If you’re working from a budget, you can still get some serious upgrades for gaming without spending thousands. Check out the Dell 2721DGF 27-inch 1440p monitor that’s down to just $379.99 through Dell’s website. We used to see these Dell monitors go on sale a lot more, but it has been a long time. Right now the same screen is $430 or more at other retailers including as much as $510 at Best Buy. We saw a couple of similar deals back in May, but that was the first time they’d dropped all year and this is the first time since then.
What we get with Dell’s 27-inch screen is a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1440, a 1ms response time, and a refresh rate that can reach as high as 165Hz with the right connection. Those are fantastic gaming stats. The 1ms response time is particularly impressive if you consider this monitor is using an IPS panel. Previous generations used a TN panel, which was cheaper but had less impressive viewing angles and colors. Now you get the same super fast response time with much better specifications overall.
The monitor also has AMD’s FreeSync tech natively. This works with your AMD graphics card to help reduce screen tearing in high-octane games or movies. It’s also Nvidia G-Sync compatible, which means you can get the same functionality from a Nvidia graphics card to reduce motion blur. Of course, for G-Sync compatibility you’ll need to be connected via the DisplayPort, which is also essential for reaching a 165Hz refresh rate.
Use the VESA DisplayHDR 400 standard combined with 400 nits of brightness for the best HDR content support and watch content with even better image quality.
In addition to one DisplayPort, the monitor also has two HDMI ports capable of up to 144Hz refresh rates. There’s also a USB hub that includes two USB-A 3.0 ports for connecting other peripherals.
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