Excellent monitor for the money - IF you like this form factor
Michael Hoopes, Amazon
31 May 2014
Summary: Image quality and color fidelity are very good for this price point. I hear a lot of criticism of its vertical resolution, and complaints about the black bars and resolution support in some games. I had a 27" 16x9 monitor at home, and a dual 25" 16x9 setup at work. I replaced my home monitor with this one, and have no regrets.
Summary: Best ever Birthday present ever!!!! Thanks Brother!!!!
Pros: I can have plethora of multimedia pages up and going at the same time, photos & videos are always crisp and clear. And while I'm gaming viewing looks more 3D like, and the thinner bezel is an awesome idea
Cons: It's a Dell, there's never any cons - Ever!!!!
Summary: Highly recommended. I use this as my main monitor connected to a Work Station and a Laptop. While the OSD can be inconvenient at times to switch, I have programmed Alt - 1: Laptop and Alt - 2: Work Station switching using Auto Hot Key program. Now I can switch between computers using these keyboard short cuts and it works wonderfully.
Summary: If you get one, I highly recommend a second. Though I have to say, with that much screen space its sometimes hard to track down smaller notification windows. I keep them on non-stop and they often go 6 plus months before the color gets a little off, then leave them powered off for a couple minuets and they'll be right back to perfect color. I use them on the lowest back light setting and about 43% contrast. My os Linux Mint 16 handles them more or less flawlessly.
Summary: Bought this for my husband and he loves it. It is very wide screen and he usually has several programs up side by side to work on (at work he uses two wide screen monitors). He hooks his Surface to it with a DisplayPort and it looks great!
Turn off Sharpness from 50 to 0 and it's a fantastic monitor.
Konstantin Gredeskoul, Amazon
19 March 2014
Summary: Excellent monitor for the price and form factor. One particular complaint: you MUST go into the MENU option and find "Sharpness" and reduce it from 50 (default) to zero to make your pixels looks normal again. With Sharpness on, everything looks washed out. With it's off everything looks great.
Great little monitor, but XP users note: you must use DisplayPort for 2560x1080
13 March 2014
Summary: Great little monitor, but just one thing worth pointing out for XP users.. To run the monitor at it's native resolution of 2560x1080 you need to use a Display Port connection, DVI-D will not work. Took me a while to figure that out, and Dell support were useless - in fact upon calling them they told me in no uncertain terms, "we dont provide drivers for XP, you'll have to upgrade your operating system if you want to use it.." yeah right... dunno..