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conclusion:We like it

80 February 7th 2013 6:04 pm

Dell's 2740L is an affordable 27-inch display that balances some trade-offs to keep its price low. Its 1920x1080 resolution doesn't match the 2560x1440 available on Dell's U2713HM -- but that monitor sells for twice as much as this one. As PC Mag says, the 2740L is " a beautifully crafted 27-inch IPS monitor with a reasonable price tag." TFT Central, while critical of the display's overly reflective screen, found it to be a "good option" if you're in the market for a "large glossy screen with a pretty decent set of features and some nice overall performance." However, not all of the critics were impressed. MacWorld found that Dell made too many compromises to keep the price down, and concluded that "the fairly low resolution might be desirable for some people, but it makes screen elements too large for me to want to use the S2740L as a desktop-computing screen."

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PC Mag Dec 7, 2012

The Dell S2740L is a beautifully crafted 27-inch IPS monitor with a reasonable price tag. It's a solid performer that doesn't use much power, but its glossy screen can be mirror-like.

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Macworld Oct 16, 2012

The Dell S2740L has some good things going for it. Its IPS panel gives it a wide viewing angle, its glossy screen helps to give photographic images depth, and its LED backlighting conserves some energy and space.

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TrustedReviews Mar 6, 2013

The Dell S2740L is an attractive, stylish and well-built 27-inch monitor which offers a quality, glass-fronted IPS panel at a reasonable price.

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IT Pro Portal Dec 10, 2012

If you're looking to move up to a big screen monitor and have an eye for style, the Dell S2740L is a compelling choice. Its IPS panel technology delivers excellent colour quality and bright, sharp HD imagery, and the picture looks great from any angle.

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6.0
Expert Reviews Dec 17, 2012

The S2740L makes a poor everyday monitor, but use it in a dark room where there’s no risk of reflection and images truly come alive. Sadly, it’s just not enough to outweigh its severe reflection problem...

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Tech2 Oct 8, 2012

The Dell S2740L is a very good monitor for a number of reasons, but we’d honestly liked to have a slightly higher resolution on a monitor this size—something like 2560 x 1440. Still, a 27-inch HD display offers a very good experience for gaming, movies and even photo editing.

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7.0
TFT Central Nov 5, 2012

If you want a large glossy screen with a pretty decent set of features and some nice overall performance then this is a good option.

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