Dell S2740L 927M9-IPS-LED 27-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor

Dell S2740L 927M9-IPS-LED 27-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor

  • Sophisticated styling: Experience a lifelike view with a virtually frameless 27″ screen featuring edge-to-edge glass
  • Superb performance: Images come alive with color-boosting Image Enhance, ultra-wide viewing and Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 max.) in a 16:9 widescreen format.
  • Versatile connections: Connect to a laptop or desktop with VGA and DVI-D (HDCP). Explore HD viewing options with HDMI. Connect to devices with two USB ports.

Get a front-row seat with the sophisticated S2740L 27″ monitor, featuring ultra-wide viewing, edge-to-edge glass and our Image Enhance featureDell S2740L 27″ Monitor with IPS LED Panel Details with ultrawide angle: When it’s on, you’re there.Get a front-row seat with the sophisticated S2740L 27″ monitor, featuring ultra-wide viewing, edge-to-edge glass and our Image Enhance feature.Sophisticated styling: Experience a lifelike view with a virtually frameless 27″ screen featuring edge-to-edge glas

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  1. Mark Ong says:
    20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    a beautiful monitor, December 21, 2012
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    Mark Ong (Singapore) –
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    This review is from: Dell S2740L 927M9-IPS-LED 27-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor (Personal Computers)

    Update 1/1/13

    I’ve been watching Band of Brothers on this monitor in 720p format – there is nothing like viewing a first class production like this, in blu ray quality on this beautiful screeen. And the Soundsticks really crush those bullet and airplane sounds! A great way to relax on a quiet New Year’s morning after a night of too much food and way too much wine!

    Original Review

    A few weeks ago, I was looking for an external monitor for my Sony Vaio Sb18, which is a wonderful machine, but sporting a screen that was disappointing by Sony’s high standards. I’ve always loved the Apple 27 inch screen and was pleasantly surprised to find that Dell had a new model that looked similar, but at just 1/3 the price.

    The biggest difference, of course, is the resolution. Many high end 27 inch monitors, like Apple, run at 2560×1440, while this monitor has a more pedestrian 1920×1080 resolution. Let me begin by saying I am a big fan of higher resolution screens. When the iPad 3 was launched early this year, I replaced my iPad 1 with it, primarily because of the higher resolution screen. And what a difference it made to reading e-books and pdfs on it! Likewise, all my mobile phones were chosen with a heavy emphasis on their screens. Nonetheless, I ended up buying a 1920×1080 resolution 27 inch monitor, even though there are plenty of choices in the higher res department: why? A couple of reasons:

    1. Value
    If the higher res screens were 20-30% more expensive, I would have likely gone for that option. However, at 2-3x, it really doesn’t make any sense

    2. It isn’t just the resolution
    There can be big differences in the quality of two screens with the same resolution! The Dell s2740l ‘makes up’ for the lower res by having excellent colour rendering (the blacks are really black). The glass to glass surface adds additional depth to movies and pictures.

    3. What do you watch most?
    For me, it is movies and tv series. I like to watch them in high definition, either 720p or 1080p. Guys, it makes no difference whether your screen is 2560×1440 or 1920×1080 for that because the limitation is the quality of the video! You’ll have to wait for the day where 1440p videos become the standard for ‘super’ high definition, at which point, those high def screens will be a lot cheaper!

    A review of this monitor will not be complete without mention of its reflectiveness. Yes, it is more reflective than most screens because of the glass to glass surface. This is a personal preference and a tradeoff. Because I’ve used Apple screens for a long time, I have gotten used to the reflectiveness to some degree. There is also an important tradeoff, which is the little coloured dots when the background is white on any matte display, which I personally dislike more than the reflectiveness of the glossy screen. But this is Your call.

    I was seriously considering some of the Dell Ultrasharp models, given how positive the reviews were but 1) they were mostly matte surfaces and 2) they were very big and bulky, which is something I didn’t want. Also, I wanted a HDMI connection and was quite surprised to find that some of the older Ultrasharp displays did not have this option.

    After using this screen for more than a month, I must say, I’m very pleased. I almost look forward to being in front of it after a long day’s work, just surfing the net or watching a video, enjoying the huge real estate and lovely design. If you are someone who uses your notebook often at home and squint at a small 13 inch screen, you should really consider this set up.

    It is a shame to see Dell’s stock (and HPs as well) get pounded daily because of weakness in the PC business because they do make some of the best monitors. This monitor is excellent value for money while still getting a beautiful, very able screen.

    Note: the screen does not come with speakers. I have paired mine with the amazing Soundsticks III (I have reviewed that separately), which collectively looks beautiful and look and sound perfect together.

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  2. Bob H says:
    25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome clarity and color, Dell quality and looks fantastic with edge to edge glass!, December 7, 2012
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    Bob H
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    I purchased this after a co-worker purchased the Dell Ultrasharp series monitor for graphics work. This monitor is flawless and beautiful in every way. No dead pixels. No fuzziness or aberrations at the corners or edges. AMAZING color and clarity.

    DIMENSIONS: Important note about size – the Amazon description gives the size of the monitor in the box, not the actual measurements.
    - Actual screen dimensions without the frame is 23 1/2″ wide X 13 1/4″ high.
    - Screen dimensions including the 7/8″ frame is 25 1/4″ wide X 15″ high.
    - Height including the base stand is between 18″ and 18 1/2″ depending on how much it is tilted.
    (These are physical measurements, not to be confused with stated “screen size” which is measured diagonally, which of course is 27″ in this case)

    RESOLUTION: AMAZING! I have it set at the maximum 1920 X 1080 and I LOVE IT! I can fit so much on the screen its amazing. Photos and graphics are vivid and clear, text is crisp and easy to read with Outlook emails, and everything just “pops” with vivid clarity. One important note is that 1920 X 1080 is a widescreen format, and gamers might want a 1920 X 1200 format. But otherwise there is NOTHING lacking in the visible resolution.

    WARRANTY: 3 Years. This is somewhat confusing, as I have seen this same monitor listed on different sites with both a 1 year warranty and a 3 year warranty. Even the Dell website shows this monitor as having only a 1 Year warranty. So I called Dell customer support, provided the serial number of the S2740L purchased from Amazon, and they confirmed that it DID have a 3 year warranty when purchased separately, and I got that in writing. If you were to purchase this same monitor as part of a Dell computer system, however, it would ONLY HAVE A 1 YEAR WARRANTY. This doesn’t seem logical, but that’s what they said. So if you plan to buy this monitor, buy it separately and not as part of a system.

    PROS:
    - Edge to edge glass looks VERY sexy and sleek.
    - Minimal frame, only 7/8″ wide border means maximum screen size for the space it takes up.
    - Amazing color and clarity; deep blacks, bright whites, no dullness at all.
    - Super thin! I had that same surprise like when I first took my Kindle out of the box – WOW it is is thin!
    - External power supply! I was specifically looking for a monitor with an external power supply. First, the power supply is the most likely thing to go bad in a monitor. A bad external power supply is so much easier to replace. Second, the external power supply can be kept further away from the user, keeping more harmful EMF radiation further away.
    - Excellent low-profile base, looks sharp and very balanced. Not likely to fall over.
    - Comparable almost to the Dell UltraSharp – If you are a professional graphics person and you have the extra dollars, the Dell UltraSharp has reportedly better true color and better rendering, but you truly would have to be a professional to notice or appreciate the difference. Unless you do graphics for a living, this is definitely good enough.
    - 3 Year Warranty! (When purchased separately – See above)

    CONS:
    - A minor thing, but the glass is so shiny that it could reflect distracting light. Consider where you are using this, you may need to change the angle or change the locations of your lamps. This is a very small trade-off for the quality, but worth considering.
    - Height of monitor not adjustable, but another very small thing, and a worthwhile trade-off for the stability of the base.

    BOTTOM LINE: You would have to spend hundreds of dollars more to get only a slightly better monitor. Buy this, you won’t be disappointed.

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  3. Jonathan Wainman says:
    20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Pretty Annoying Flaw, Still on the Fence About Keeping It, January 17, 2013
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    Everything about this monitor is beautiful. I typically don’t use glossy screens, but immediately found it attractive and sharp. After gaming on this monitor and watching a blu-ray movie I am convinced it is perfect for home desktop use. It allows you to sit back from the monitor and still enjoy high def. But the one thing I can’t quite shake off is:

    There is like a 1/4″ gap between the monitor panel and the glass. This causes internal reflection. If you’re looking directly on it’s fine. If you move your head a foot to the right (something IPS monitors are supposed to be able to do) Everything doubles up (two mouse cursors, looks like shadows). I find it incredibly annoying that Dell thought this design was a good idea. How? Why? Wha….?

    This monitor would be PERFECT if it were not for the fact that it feels like a glass box you have to look inside to see a screen in there somewhere. Having no gap between those front two layers would have made this a monitor worthy of even the most picky individuals, instead it’s a good monitor with a mid-to-high level quirk.

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