Summary: I purchased this monitor and it failed (will not power on) after 18 months. It has a three year warranty and I have been working with Dell to have it replaced for two months, with no luck. Working with Dell customer service been a very frustrating process. You may want to investigate other monitor manufacturers in this category if you want a reliable monitor that has warranty support by the manufacturer.
Summary: After two replacements from dell to get a model without dead pixels and all colors working, I still cannot use this monitor. It has the absolute worst anti-glare coating I have ever seen. Closest I can tell, the coating consists of a bunch of little squares, which all refract light a tiny bit, causing little rainbow colored squares all over your display. White is the worst as it is full-spectrum and these little rainbows of light make it look like it's pixelated...
Summary: Shortly after I got this monitor, I realized it was defective (it flickered). To make a long story short, it was impossible to do anything about this. I now have an $800 paper weight. Dell will not honor the warranty because I did not buy from them. I've tried and tried to discern who, exactly, I bought this from at Amazon, to no avail. I wasted a LOT of money and a LOT of time on this item. Never again. If you buy from Amazon, beware..
Summary: I saw the bad reviews for this monitor but I decided to try it anyways and I regret it. I got this monitor in today and within 15 minutes of unpacking and setting it up I was putting it back in the box to return. I should have known better. I had previously tried a U2410 and sent that back for having a green tint on the left of the screen. This monitor has the same problem but is actually worse.
Summary: I purchased this unit as a refurbished model. It appeared DOA through the display port. I was convinced I was "doing something wrong" so I began scanning forums for guidance. I discovered a host of bad review regarding DELL refurbished monitors, with one user even claiming to have had 4 monitors of this model go bad in as many months.
Summary: dead pixels all along the bottom of the taskbar,don't know why they call it Ultra-sharp?it seems very dull to me,just an average monitor.my other monitor the u2407also from Dell was much better and very sharp with no dead pixels.
Summary: This Dell monitor was touted in the trade magazines as the latest and most advanced flat panel computer monitor on the market. It was a huge disappointment and not even close to the Samsung SyncMaster 2493 that I have had for a couple years. The vendor had shipped it free and was very accommodating to allow me to ship it back free and get a full refund. This is the last Dell display that I will ever buy.
Monitor Puts VideoCard Into Sleep Mode, cannot wake up
23 March 2012
Summary: There is a problem with most modern dell monitors, this has personally happened to me with 2 Dell monitors and it happended to many others. Just search "dell u2711 entering power savings mode". The problem is that the monitor has a power savings mode that is separate from the PC. It used to be that PCs put moitors to sleep, but Dell and other companies decided that it is more energy efficient to allow the monitors to do so themselves.
Summary: This display showed promise but unfortunately it died after a week of usage. Dell support has been terribly disappointing to deal with. I've requested an exchange which they approved but never shipped. I've followed up 4 different times over the past 3 weeks and so far a month after purchasing the display I still have it laying in a corner of my office dead. I've now just asked for a refund since Dell is unable to ship a replacement even after authorizing it.
Summary: This is the second dell u2711 monitor I purchase both were defective. I use my computer monitors to also watch TV and movies using the composite connection. This was one of the main reasons I purchased this monitor,it is one of the few with composite connection. The problem was that once connected the picture would darken so badly that the screen was almost totally black.