Summary: Great monitor, just as the reviews said. I'm not crazy about the controls, but I hardly needed to use them. I tried the equivalent 27" Asus (from another on-line store) and sent it back (in spite of the $50 re-stock fee and shipping), because the Asus just couldn't cut the mustard, compared to the 24" Samsung 244T I run next to it, which is another great monitor - I tried to buy the equivalent 27" Samsung, but they seemed to be unavailable.
Very good monitor, but Dell sells it for considerably less
M. Lee "MEL", Amazon
11 March 2010
Summary: I've just upgraded from my 24 inch DELL to this 27 inch, and purchased two, for $699 (CAD) each on the DELL Canada website. This monitor is as good as 99.9% of the folks need. My last DELL 24 inch went wonky with the brightness and whiteness after 4+ years, so I hope this one won't. My only issue is the price. Just watch on the DELL website as this monitor comes up for sale quite often, with very significant discounts.
Summary: This monitor is has a Dell high quality image and looks great for my DVI Mac output and XBox 360 RGB output. It looks decent for standard def DVD outs... BUT - the functionality of switching between these outputs, which I do about 5 times a day IS HORRIBLE. It's a touch sensitive series of buttons and the monitor goes to sleep while you are trying to switch them, so you have to start over. TERRIBLY Frustrating.
Summary: I had a good HP monitor "or so I thought" but could never get good prints on my professional large format photo printer. What does one have to do with the other? EVERYTHING thats what! Even though my old monitor was calibrated monthly my prints were always dark and skin tones looked really bad considering what I saw on screen and the fact that the images came out of my Canon DSLR's and "L" glass and I always shoot in RAW mode.
Summary: As a graphic designer, the quality of my monitor is critical. I previously had a LaCie 22" CRT and loved it. But it was time to upgrade and get the 50lb beast off my desk. LaCie offers a larger LCD monitor but it was out of my price range at the time so I opted for a Dell. Another designer had recommended it and I trusted their judgment. Overall, I am satisfied with the quality and reliability.
Summary: Pros: Big 27 inches. Multi card reader-great for photographers or anyone that carries data in SD or CF cards. Super easy to set up-less than 20 minutes. Very cool touch sensitive controls. Right sized pixels - makes it very easy to read text. Cons: Out of the box - a bit too bright on the brightness side. Easy fix with a monitor calibrator like the Huey Pro - easy peasy!
Pros: Big 27 inches. Multi card reader-great for photographers or anyone that carries data in SD or CF cards. Super easy to set up-less than 20 minutes. Very cool touch sensitive controls. Right sized pixels - makes it very easy to read text.
Cons: Out of the box - a bit too bright on the brightness side. Easy fix with a monitor calibrator like the Huey Pro - easy peasy!
Summary: This monitor looks great, but had one problem that I'm not willing to live with. After about an hour of turning it on, a bunch of pixels start to sparkle, especially in dark areas which are close to light areas. In other words, on black text with a white background. It was mainly on vertical parts of letters or other objects, and in various places on a picture.