Summary: Back when I first bought a Rev A02 Dell U2713H in May of 2013, everything worked fine. However, after a few weeks the USB3 interface with the monitor died. Since I really did not need the USB capability at the time, and the monitor was the best I have seen from Dell, I held off calling tech support. Since then I have seen many reports of USB3 failures, with no real cure after many exchanges by Dell tech support.
Summary: ----PROS: * Color is outstanding... It's like the Festival of Colors in India no matter what you're looking at. Your eyes will smile. I am not a designer, I simply wanted the color for viewing brilliant photos, games, and especially movies (we use my PC as our media center). This monitor delivers fully.
Summary: I wanted this primarily since I am a semi-professional photographer and wanted a monitor that would display my pictures more accurately, and at the largest size I normally print - 13" x 19". This is superb for that use. One note of caution - it comes with optional calibration software from X-rite, which requires you to purchase the i1Display Pro to actually use that software. That is not self-evident.
Summary: What a terrible experience!!! I purchased two U2713H, the seller shipped two different revision to me (A01/A02). My setup is daisy chained DP from Radeon HD 69xx and both monitors are calibrated with i1 Display Pro, so far the A01 panel looks okay but with some uniformity problem, the A02 is terrible with serious uniformity problem and uneven color.
Summary: Really beautiful monitor - the pixel density and clarity and contrast were even better than I had hoped. I use dark themes, and these are displayed very nicely. No edge bleed issues - something I was very apprehensive about. Anti-glare coating is very nice - very subtle. I'm now running this monitor on a Dell XPS 8300 desktop at 2560x1440 resolution on Linux Mint 15 (Linux auto-adjusted to the new resolution without my having to lift a finger).
So much better than lower resolutions. Worth the cost. An all-around great monitor.
S. Power, Amazon
11 August 2013
Summary: It took me all afternoon to get this working at full 2560x1440 resolution, because I didn't realize that the DVI-D port on my HP Elitebook docking station couldn't get to that resolution, and I instead had to go and get a DisplayPort cable. Figuring that all out took me a lot of research online and two calls to HP and one to Dell. I don't blame Dell for my issue, but their tech support could have been more helpful.
Summary: On paper, this monitor sounds great but I recently picked one up and discovered that the USB 3.0 Hub is completely defective on the vast majority of versions out there. If you plug the USB cable into a USB 2.0 connector on your motherboard or use only USB 2.0 devices, then the problem does not appear, but as soon as you use a USB 3.0 connector and a USB 3.0 device, the Hub fails to function.
Summary: I take many photos and raw images, I was looking for a larger screen with correct color accuracy to enhance my photography experience. I was also looking for higher resolution for sharper text on a large screen. I reviewed all options and found Dell provided best value. The monitor shipped very fast and it was on my desk in 36 hours. I had to change the monitor settings to take advantage of the high resolution.
Summary: The specs and price speak for itself, and a great price makes this a no brainer. I opted for this over the 30" because of the value this display had. Same technology/features in both, but you're paying significantly more for the 30" for a marginal increase is size. If money were no object, obviously the 30" would have been my choice. Being calibrated right out of the box is also helpful.