Excerpt: The U series of Dell monitors have become quite a hit. And honestly, it's for good reason. While the IPS panel does indeed have drawbacks, it's also a clear winner in some areas. One of the most recent models to carry with it an IPS panel is the new U2311H. Dell say typical power consumption is 33w and when on we maxed out at 33.4w. When on standby we sat at .8w and Dell say it's less than 1w, so again we're pretty much spot on.