Dell UltraSharp U2724DE and U2724D 27-inch monitors with IPS Black and 120 Hz

Dell’s U2724D and U2724DE models rely on the high-contrast IPS Black technology, boasting WQHD resolution at a groundbreaking 120 Hz—an innovation for this panel type, though not entirely new to gamers.

Dell UltraSharp U2724DE

Last year marked the arrival of monitors featuring IPS Black technology, amalgamating classic IPS advantages like stable viewing angles and robust color fidelity with an impressive 2000:1 contrast ratio. Until then, however, these devices were confined to a maximum refresh rate of 60 Hz. Dell aims to revolutionize this.

The new Dell U2724D and U2724DE models introduce a refresh rate of 120 Hz into IPS Black monitors, marking a watershed moment. Despite not being tailored explicitly for gaming, these are business monitors that still benefit from the smoothness of 120 Hz, notably enhancing mouse movement across the OS desktop.

Notably, these models don’t implement sync technology to prevent tearing. Nonetheless, the achievement of IPS Black at 120 Hz is likely to pave the way for gaming monitors featuring this technology. Returning to the Dell monitors, part of the UltraSharp series, they feature 2560 x 1440 pixels (WQHD), a 2000:1 contrast ratio, 5 ms response time (gray to gray), 350 cd/m² brightness, and 10-bit color depth.

These displays come factory-calibrated, ensuring 100 percent sRGB, 98 percent DCI-P3, and a Delta-E value of less than 2. Both models offer DisplayPort 1.4 (input and output; daisy chaining), HDMI 2.0, a USB 3.2 hub (Gen 2), a headphone output, and USB-C with DisplayPort alternate mode. Exclusive to the DE version are Thunderbolt 4 (with DP alternate mode and 90-watt PD), RJ-45, and a KVM switch.

Ergonomically, both monitors include tilt, rotation, height adjustment, pivot, blue light filtering, flicker-free backlight, and an ambient light sensor, enabling automatic screen luminance regulation. They also feature picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture modes.

In terms of connectivity, the RJ-45 socket on the U2724DE achieves speeds up to 2.5 Gbit/s. Power consumption for the models averages 23.9 watts (U2724D) and 24.4 watts (U2724DE).

Price and release date

Updated on January 22, 2024: the U2724D is now also available on at £370.80.

Updated on January 22, 2024: the U2724DE is now also available on at £511.20.

Dell U2724DE / U2724D specifications

Dell UltraSharp U2724DE
  • Display: 27-inch IPS Black Technology, Anti-Glare, 3H hardness
  • Display Area (H x V): 596.74 mm x 335.66 mm
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440 (WQHD)
  • Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
  • Viewing Angle: 178°vertical / 178°°horizontal
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.2331 mm x 0.2331 mm
  • Pixel Per Inch: 108.97 PPI
  • Contrast Ratio: 2000:1 (typical)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m2 (typical)
  • Response Time: 8 ms (Normal) / 5 ms (Fast)
  • Color support: 1.07 billion colors
  • Color Gamut: 100% sRGB, 100% BT.709, 98% Display P3, 98% DCI-P3, Delta E < 2 (average) (sRGB, BT.709, Display P3, DCI-P3)
  • Features: Ambient Light Sensor, ComfortView Plus, PbP / PiP, KVM, Daisy Chain, Dell Display Manager, Security lock slot, Anti-theft stand lock slot, Arsenic-Free glass, Mercury-Free
  • Ports: 2 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI (HDCP 1.4)(Supports up to QHD 2560 x 1440 120Hz TMDS, VRR as specified in HDMI 2.1), 1 x ThunderboltTM 4 downstream port (15W) for daisy chaining, 1 x ThunderboltTM 4 upstream port (Video + Data), 1 x USB-Type C upstream port (data only) (SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2, 3 x USB Type-A downstream port (SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2), 1 x Audio line out, 1 x RJ45 port (2.5G), 1 x USB Type-A downstream port (SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2) with BC1.2 power charging, 1 x USB Type-C downstream port (SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2) with power charging (15W)
  • Stand: Height adj. (150 mm), Tilt (-5°/+21°), Swivel (-45°/+45°), Pivot (-90°/+90°)
  • VESA mount: 100 x 100 mm
  • Dimensions: 7.57″ x 15.18″ ~ 21.09 x 24.10″ (with stand)
  • Weight: 16.25 lb (with stand)

Dell recently introduced the new P3424WE—a 34-inch QHD ultrawide monitor targeting business and office purposes. Featuring an IPS panel with UWQHD resolution (3440 x 1440 pixels, 21:9 aspect ratio), a 60 Hz refresh rate, 3800 R curvature, and 99 percent sRGB coverage, it’s priced at $769.99.

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