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.
Summary: It MIGHT be if they lessened the dang marble sized anti-glare crap they used for reflection reduction! Geeze guys, it's so grainy (the surface- not the picture) that it actually obscures the perfection of miniature print. Isnt the perfection of edges the point of ultra high resolution?
Great when it worked... horrible support from Dell/ Data Master LLC
Citizen for truth "Caveat emptor", Amazon
17 October 2012
Summary: The monitor worked for a couple of months, then started to have issues (see the link below...) [...] Tried to return it to Data Master LLC, but got the run around... they said, "Oh, you have to go through Dell..." Tried to go through Dell, was told "Oh, you have to have them transfer ownership to you..." Tried to make that happen, still nothing. Now the damn thing is sitting on my floor until I have the patience to try and contact Dell again.
Summary: The anti glare coat is sparkly and apparent. It actually does bothers me a little bit though I I knew about it before-hand and picked this monitor anyway. In all other aspects it's a great monitor and exceeds all others I've tried. The colors are amazing, the stand is solid, and the brightness is perfect for me. You really should go see it in person somewhere before you buy it. You may or may not care about the glare coating but you should see it before you buy it.
Summary: With all the rave review over this Monitor I was expecting to be at least slightly wowed over my new display. I plugged it in and was... disappointed. Nothing is wrong with this Monitor but for the price it simply does not deliver. The display did not look any better than a Dell Monitor I bought in 2006. The color was ever so slightly better comparing them side by side but that's about it. On top of that the resolution is just simply too small.
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