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'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.
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. At that time one of the u2711's right half of the screen turned on to a mid-level green. It is intermittent and is overridden for any color that uses a green over 1/2 brightness.
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 contrast and fuzzy.
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). I've never had a complaint about their monitors, in general the Ultrasharp series are great quality for a good price.
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: Weighs a tonne, frame around the monitor is way too thick making it very overbearing, colour needed a lot of setting up, anti glare coating is way to thick and makes whites muddy and I had a couple of dead pixels to boot. Had it a year, sold it on for a 28" Samsung U28D590D which is immeasurably better.
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...