Summary: I've been using this monitor for a good year now and I must say it's definitely one of the best monitors out there. I mean the resolution is fantastic, the colors are perfectly calibrated out of the box, the viewing angles are wide. There are more outputs and inputs on the back of this monitor than I've ever seen. However, there is one huge flaw with this monitor. It's anti-glare feature! This anti-glare film creates a weird grainy texture to the images on the screen.
Summary: I prefer matte over glossy but the anti glare screen on this monitor was way too much for a home setting. I returned it and bought U2713HM instead and it's much better. Dell's U2711 is better suited for an office environment full of florescent lights where you need a very aggressive anti glare screen.
Summary: Got this from the big Cyber Monday sale. Saved almost 600 bucks on 2 of them since I like to run dual screens. Dont bother buying this if you do not have the latest graphics card. a VGA cable will not get you the full resolution, nor will an HDMI, you need the DVI 2 or the video port. It's not perfect out of the box either. The screen is a bit overly saturated which will kinda mess you up if you dont calibrate it as a photographer.
Cons: I bought the Dell Ultrasharp U2711 and I have a problem with the colors: They look cheep/not natural, especially the red tones. I switched through the color presets like "Cold", "Warm", "Adobe RGB", etc but this does not change my impression that the colo
Summary: It's working pretty good now but there is an issue with display port connections and the monitor going into sleep mode and not coming out. I am still working in it. I might have considered differently had I researched this to begin with.
If you use the features go for it; if you don't - pass!
16 November 2010
Summary: I have four of these monitors. The feature set of this display is remarkable -27" 2560 x 1440 (max) WQHD Resolution -16:9 Widescreen Aspect Ratio -80,000: 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio -In-Plane Switching technology (IPS) delivers crisp/sharp/bright images and over 1 billion colors -An extraordinary arry of inputs But, you have to ask yourself, do you really need it for your intendted purposes?
Summary: Was disappointed in this monitor. The screen is clear IPS glow in dark images which is extremely annoying when watching a movie. The blackness is not particularly impressive. Think that the screen has been murky colors. Guess it depends on wide-gamut. Should you run into SRGB as I do so not true colors against what you are used to. Red tends to shift towards purple for example. And yes, I had the screen set to SRGB mode.
Summary: Good build quality and easy set up thanks to quick release on the stand. I would have given it 5 stars except for the slow refresh rate. This is the only problem I've found with this monitor. I could have sworn the description said 6ms when I ordered it...