Dell's Top-Rated Gaming Monitor Hits $249 for Cyber Monday, All-Time Low

Dell S3222DGM
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Dell's 32-inch, 2K S3222DGM owns the number one position on our list of the best gaming monitors, because of its vivid colors, high contrast, smooth gaming experience and strong build quality. The 165 Hz monitor normally costs $399 and has gone on sale previously for as little as $289 during special occasions. Right now, Best Buy has it for just $249 (opens in new tab) this Cyber Monday, an all-time low and $30 less than is charging.

Dell S3222DGM 2K, 165 Hz Gaming Monitor:  was $399, now $249 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Dell S3222DGM 2K, 165 Hz Gaming Monitor: was $399, now $249 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The best gaming monitor for most people, Dell's 32-inch S3222DGM is at its all-time low price The display sports a 2560 x 1440 resolution, 165 Hz refresh rate and an extremely wide color gamut with excellent contrast.

We reviewed the Dell S3222DGM back in February and were really impressed with the combination of popping images and smooth game play. "There is nothing better than a high-contrast VA panel, and the Dell S3222DGM is one of the best I’ve seen," Contributing Editor Christian Eberle wrote. "It strikes a rare balance between gaming performance and image quality."

In our tests, the monitor showed a contrast ratio of 3,718:1, which even beats other VA monitors we tested and it absolutely destroys IPS monitors, which usually can't even hit 1000:1.

Dell S3222DGM Contrast Ratio

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The screen was also highly accurate, with a Grayscale error DeltaE of just 0.54, better than any of its competitors.

Dell S3222DGM Grayscale Error

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According to our colorimeter, the Dell S3222DGM can reproduce a strong 122.6 percent of the sRGB gamut and 85.9 percent of the DCI-P3 gamut. The color quality also stands out because of the high contrast ratio. Those bright colors will look extra bright when the dark pixels next to them look really dark.

Dell S3222DGM Color Gamut

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The Dell S3222DGM also has excellent screen uniformity, lacking noticeable glow and bleed. 

Dell S3222DGM Screen Uniformity

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If the Dell S3222DGM isn't quite for you, you can find more savings at our best monitor deals page where we're tracking all the Cyber Monday bargains. We also have a list of current Dell coupon codes.

Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch is Tom's Hardware's editor-in-chief. When he's not playing with the latest gadgets at work or putting on VR helmets at trade shows, you'll find him rooting his phone, taking apart his PC or coding plugins. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram developed many real-world benchmarks, including our laptop battery test.