Having launched a revamped version of its flagship Alienware 34-inch curved gaming display, Dell has also put together something similar for the broader mid-range gaming market. Dell new 32-inch QHD Curved Gaming Monitor is slightly smaller overall, but it offers variable refresh support via FreeSync 2 of up to 165 Hz, along with support for HDR content.

Like many other FreeSync 2-enabled displays, the 32-inch monitor (model S3220DGF) uses a 31.5-inch curved VA panel featuring a 2560×1440 resolution, 400 nits brightness (typical), a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles, a 4 ms GtG response time, and a 165 Hz maximum refresh rate. In fact, Dell’s 32-inch Curved Gaming Monitor is one of the industry’s first FreeSync 2-enabled LCDs of this size and curvature, an important distinction since FreeSync sets requirements for panel quality and HDR support. As for the variable refresh range, it is rather wide: from 48 Hz to 144/165 Hz depending on the connection.

The 32-inch monitor can display 1.07 billion of colors and can reproduce 92.4% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, 99.7% of the sRGB color gamut, and 89.2% of the CIE 1931 gamut. It also carries the DisplayHDR 400 badge, so while it's only marginally an HDR monitor, it does support at least HDR10 transport as well as some kind of local dimming for added contrasts.

Being a gaming display, the S3220DGF supports a number of features aimed at the target audience, including an on-screen timer, frame rate counter, and what Dell calls a "dark stabilizer" to provide better visuals in dark scenes in games.

As for connectivity, the monitor is equipped with one DisplayPort 1.2 input, two HDMI ports, a triple-port USB 3.0 hub, and two 3.5-mm audio jacks. Meanwhile, the S3220DGF features an adjustable stand with built-in cable management slots.

The Dell 32 Curved Gaming Display
Panel 31.5" VA
Native Resolution 2560 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 165 Hz
Response Time 4 ms GtG
Brightness 400 cd/m² (typical)
Contrast 3000:1
Backlighting LED
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1800R
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Color Gamut 99.7% sRGB/BT.709
92.4% DCI-P3
89.2% CIE 1931
DisplayHDR Tier 400
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech AMD FreeSync 2
48 - 165 Hz over DP
48 - 144 Hz over HDMI
Pixel Pitch 0.2767 mm²
Pixel Density 91.79 PPI
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
2 × HDMI 2.0
Audio 3.5 mm output
3.5 mm input
USB Hub 2 × USB 3.0 Type-A connectors
1 × USB 3.0 Type-C input
Stand Adjustments Height: ±150 mm
Tilt: -5˚ - 21˚
Swivel: -30˚ - 30˚
MSRP $599.99

The Dell 32 Curved Gaming Display (S3220DGF) will be available starting from August 28 and will carry a price tag of $599.99, which, it goes without saying, is considerably less than the price of the Alienware 34.

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Source: Dell

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  • willis936 - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    Man this really shows how much the alienware brand exists to milk sheep.

    Really the only feature that's missing here (and maybe the monitor has it) is backlight strobing.

    I wonder how they got 3000:1 contrast ratio on a VA panel. Multiple LCD layers? The brightness rating is still acceptable though. Local dimming? That's usually a feature that makes it into marketing material.
  • skavi - Saturday, August 24, 2019 - link

    Typical VA contrast is 3000:1. Some TVs have even got to almost 6000:1 native.
  • Piotrek54321 - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    Do I need to state the obvious? Alienware is 21:9, thia is 16:9. Huge factor for me, at least.
    I still agree that Alienware is overpriced, just pointing out the big difference between them.
  • Dr. Swag - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    Dunno what your point is, the article never said this was as good as the 34
  • twtech - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    On the plus side, the 21:9 Alienware would have to be used as a sole monitor. With these, it should be possible to run a triple-monitor setup.
  • QhyQhy - Saturday, August 24, 2019 - link

    Is the DisplayPort 1.2 sufficient to support HDR mode?? I head it require 1.4 for it?
  • darklight69 - Saturday, August 24, 2019 - link

    Is the USB-C port capable of power delivery and if so, how much wattage? If its 85W, then I'm sold!
  • whatisgoingontoday - Sunday, August 25, 2019 - link

    $600 for a chinese panel???
  • Beaver M. - Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - link

    You mean horrible quality Chinese panel.
  • AshlayW - Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - link

    I guess clarification on this is good.

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