Dell's fancy 1440p 27-inch gaming monitor has dropped to $387
The Dell S2721DGF 27-inch 1440p gaming monitor (opens in new tab) is down to $386.99 through the Dell website when you use the code SAVE10. This is a code that applies to a wide variety of stuff on the website, so if you're not in the market for a new monitor you could try it out on some laptops or other accessories. The reason we're targeting this monitor is that it's brand new. It just released at the beginning of August and it's already on sale thanks to this wide-ranging coupon code. The monitor is priced at $570 normally and runs for around $430 as a street price. It's currently $450 at Best Buy, so today's drop is a great discount by comparison.
Dell S2721DGF 27-inch 1440p gaming monitor (opens in new tab)
A very new monitor, this screen has 1440p resolution, 1 ms response time, and a refresh rate up to 165Hz. Has a brightness of 400 nits to support HDR content, too. Includes HDMI, DisplayPort, and a USB hub.
The Dell S2721DGF is a followup to an extremely popular monitor that we've shared deals on several times, the S2719DGF (opens in new tab). That older monitor has been struggling to stay in stock this year despite its popularity and the price has jumped as a result. We have seen it drop below $300 in the past, but right now there's only about $30 seperating these two screens despite the former's newer technology.
The S2721DGF has a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1440, a response time of 1ms gray-to-gray, and a refresh rate that can go up to 165Hz in the right circumstances. Other features include AMD's FreeSync tech to reduce screen-tearing and compatibility with Nvidia's G-Sync technology, which means you can use your graphics card (whether it's AMD or Nvidia) to reduce motion blur and smooth out your graphics. That's great for gaming. The display also meets the Vesa DisplayHDR 400 standard with 400 nits of brightness, which means you can take advantage of the HDR support and watch HDR content.
Unlike the S2719 that has a TN panel, the S2721DGF uses an IPS panel. That's an important distinction because TN panels sacrifice color accuracy to be more affordable and have a faster response time. However, Dell has managed to eak out a 1ms response time even with IPS. So you don't have to give up color accuracy or viewing angles here.
I mentioned the right circumstances earlier for getting 165Hz. Well, that's where the monitor's connectivity options come into play. You can connect to this screen via the two HDMI ports, the DisplayPort, or by using the USB hub that includes two USB-A ports. If you want to take advantage of the G-Sync compatibility and want the highest possible refresh rate of 165Hz, you'll want to connect via the DisplayPort. Connecting through HDMI can still get you FreeSync and a refresh rate as high as 144Hz.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.