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Dell UltraSharp U2711
6.2 out of 10

Dell UltraSharp U2711

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Overall 6
6.0

This thing is pricey

Ben B. Photography, Amazon
26 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

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...
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Overall 6
6.0

Better for photos than text. Not for everyone.

Stamat S., Newegg
13 July 2012
  • Summary: Samsung is entering the market with PLS monitors with better antireflective coating. They have SRGB color gamut though.
  • Pros: Very bright monitor with extended color gamut. Very wide (if width is what you desire)
  • Cons: Antireflective coating is intrusive beyond what I ever imagined. On white areas it creates a sparkling 3D efect. My eyes have hard time judging the depth of white spaces and keep "re-focusing". After a while I end up with a headache. I had to lower the brightness on this monitor to something like...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not for graphics pros

Michael M., Newegg
4 July 2012
  • Summary: This could have been a great product if the color issues were resolved. Otherwise it's not usable in any professional setting where color accuracy is important.
  • Pros: Nice, big display, the widescreen aspect is awesome. Tons of screen real estate to work with, nice design, pivots and moves easily. Overall the picture is decent quality, although not quite as crisp as I'd expect from a display in this price range.
  • Cons: I'm a graphic designer and bought this for work. The color settings ended up being a deal-breaker and I had to return it. I could never get it calibrated properly and it seems to suffer from an unfixable red saturation issue. Reds and oranges are often oversaturated or appear way more intense tha...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, not great.

Michael M., Newegg
3 July 2012
  • Summary: This could be a fantastic display, if the color issues were worked out. But as it is, even after hours of calibration attempts and trying various custom color profiles found online, the color issues are too much to overlook.
  • Pros: Huge size, high resolution, nice design.
  • Cons: Color problems, oversaturation, difficulty calibrating, image lag.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great display with a serious flaw

dan p., Newegg
3 October 2011
  • Summary: Not sure if I'll return it, but I'm also not sure if it was worth the purchase price...
  • Pros: Bright, crisp picture with plenty of connectors. Stand is a breeze to configure. Easy to use OSD. Extremely high resolution. Built-in USB hub is a plus.
  • Cons: The anti glare coating can really mar the picture, especially against bright backgrounds. I have a 17" MacBook pro right next to this display and Apple did a way better job with their anti glare coating than Dell did.
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Overall 6
6.0

Really bad reverse ghosting issues

Rebekah C., Newegg
10 September 2011
  • Summary: Honestly, I cannot believe more users have not brought this issue up. 3 eggs were given because the reverse ghosting issue is THAT bad for a 1,000 dollar monitor.
  • Pros: Excellent color accuracy out of the box, in sRGB and Adobe RGB presets. Actually, some of the best I have seen to date. The screen resolution is amazing, everything is nice and crisp. Connections are extremely plentiful, HDMI, DVIX2, VGA, Composite and Component, 4xUSB 2.0, Audio connections...
  • Cons: Higher energy consumption. Slightly uneven color across the screen (ever so slightly, you really have to look for it to pick up on it). The worst aspect about this monitor is the overdrive that you cannot turn off. It pushes the response time to 6ms, but introduces a horrible (and quite noticeabl...
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Overall 6
6.0

Beware the anti-glare coating

B. Lee, Amazon
17 January 2011
  • Summary: First, full disclosure: I've tried this monitor with a couple macs. Also in general I'm a big fan of Dell monitors, I have two right now at home (where I do a lot of photo image processing) and I've had nothing but Dell monitors at work for years (where I do scientific image processing).
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Overall 6
6.0

Overly aggressive anti-glare coating

Amba, Amazon
19 October 2010
  • Summary: I had to give U2711 to my colleague and get back to U2410 as the anti-glare coating on the U2711 is a huge overkill for text work (I mostly work with text). It is probably nice for photo editing, as it will kill all the reflections and glare, but it renders text fuzzy and white background looks low...
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Overall 6
6.0

A superb monitor ... but

Mark A. Adams, Amazon
18 October 2010
  • Summary: The Dell u2700 is a fantastic monitor, but has quality control issues. I purchased 2 Dell u2711 monitors directly from Dell 4 months ago (I bought them to replace an HP3065 that I had for 3+ years with a pair of matched monitors). Up until 3 days ago they were the best monitors I had ever owned.
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