The Dell Ultrasharp U2724D: Enhancing Your Home Office with a 120Hz Monitor

Expert’s Rating: Excellent

1) Good contrast ratio for the price
2) Strong color performance
3) 120Hz refresh rate
4) Functional, ergonomic design

1) Limited video connectivity
2) USB-C upstream port doesn’t include Power Delivery

Our Verdict:
Dell’s Ultrasharp U2724D is an excellent overall monitor with strong image quality, great ergonomics, and features that allow for flexible use cases—office productivity, content creation, and even gaming. It’s a mid-range monitor that easily handles any task you throw at it.

Dell’s Ultrasharp monitors are usually high-priced and narrowly focused on productivity, but the U2724D resolves those issues with an IPS Black panel boasting a refresh rate of 120Hz, which makes it fluid, attractive, and reasonably priced.

The U2724D is a 27-inch widescreen monitor with a native resolution of 2560×1440. It uses an IPS Black panel, offering a refresh rate of 120Hz. The monitor also supports VRR and HDR. It provides 1x HDMI 2.1 with VRR, 1x DisplayPort 1.4-in, 1x DisplayPort 1.4-out, 1x USB-C upstream (data only), 1x USB-C downstream, and 2x USB-A downstream ports. The price is $384.99 MSRP.

In terms of design, the U2724D has a slim design with narrow bezels on all sides. It comes with a plastic backside with a brushed aluminum look that is surprisingly robust. It feels sturdy when handled. The stand is flat and compact, providing ergonomic adjustment and a 100x100mm VESA mount.

Connectivity is the U2724D’s sole disappointment, with limited video connectivity and a USB-C port that doesn’t support power delivery. The menu system is easy to use but lacks gamma adjustment.

As for SDR image quality, the U2724D offers a brightness of 328 nits and a strong contrast ratio of 2370:1, the best result for any IPS Black monitor in this price range. It covers 96 percent of DCI-P3 and 87 percent of AdobeRGB color gamut, with adequate color accuracy.

In conclusion, Dell’s Ultrasharp U2724D is a top choice for a mid-range, versatile monitor with excellent image quality and flexible use cases.