Summary: If you want a solid all-around display but find the U2713HM to be a little pricey, the 24-inch Dell UltraSharp U2412M (*Est. $340) is a prime choice for general use. Hardcore gamers, on the other hand, might prefer something with faster response times, like the Asus VH236H (*Est. $175) .
Pros: Excellent overall performance, Great ergonomic support, Lots of features
Cons: Slight green tint when watching movies, Lacks auto-rotate feature for screen pivot, Connectivity ports face downward
A flexible, highly usable monitor with no target buyer.
5 February 2013
Excerpt: The Dell U2713 (MSRP $799) is currently being sold alongside the popular, older U2711—albeit with some changes to features and specs. Rather than an upgrade to the U2711, like we expected, the U2713 is something of a hybrid. Both are quite expensive for 27-inch displays: the U2711 carries an MSRP of $999, and the U2713 an MSRP of $799.
Excerpt: The Dell UltraSharp U2713HM is the latest addition to the UltraSharp line, and like its predecessors, it rocks. It uses a 27-inch IPS panel, only this time it's an AH-IPS panel rather than a P-IPS panel, and it uses LED backlighting instead of CCFL backlighting. While delivering excellent color fidelity, it uses less power than several recently reviewed IPS displays.
Dell UH2713HM review: high resolution and high efficiency
7 October 2012
Excerpt: It's no surprise that many people were eagerly looking forward to the arrival of Dell's new high-resolution 27-inch monitor Ultrasharp U2713HM. The new model will not replace the critically acclaimed and popular U2711, but is actually positioned next to it. Hardware.Info tested the new monitor to find out whether it can equal the success of its predecessor.
Dell U2713HM - Unbeatable performance out of the box
4 October 2012
Conclusion: With the U2713HM monitor, Dell hasn’t broken any new ground. Instead, they have taken the same panel that many vendors are using and presented it in a well thought out and constructed package that is a pleasure to use. From the packaging to the stand to the OSD, everything is designed for ease of use, and after weeks of use nothing left me feeling annoyed or that it needed to be changed.
Dell’s new U2713HM 27 inch monitor – UltraSharp evolution at its best
29 September 2012
Excerpt: If you’re at least a bit familiar with the computer monitors market, you probably already know that Dell’s UltraSharps are among the best products you can buy while still not completely breaking the bank. They use IPS LCD panels (the same models as found in Apple’s Thunderbolt Display!) for the highest picture quality and have the best ergonomics on the prosumer displays market.
Conclusion: Dell U2713HM is not as feature-rich as some of the previous generations but it should satisfy most users’ needs with its DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI and D-SUB (VGA) interfaces. On top of that we found a USB hub and fairly good picture setting options. The monitors looks largely unchanged with its matte, black finish and all the ergonomic adjustability options such as height, tilt, swivel and pivot are available. Great.
Pros: IPS panel and picture quality, Color accuracy after calibration, Ergonomic adjustability, Desktop real estate due to high resolution, Viewing angles, Dirty screen look reduced considerably, Reduced power consumption
Cons: Black levels, sRGB profile could have been better, Still not fast enough for real gaming
Conclusion: The Dell UltraSharp U2713HM has a lot going for it. For just over £500 you get a massive 27in display that delivers rich IPS colour, wide viewing angles, and great highlight detail. With four video inputs and four USB 3.0 ports you'll have no trouble connecting to PCs, gaming consoles, and peripherals – plus the ergonomic stand lets you manoeuvre the panel for optimal viewing.
Pros: Outstanding colour quality, Excellent image detail, Packed with features, Very good light greyscale performance
Cons: So-so dark greyscale performance, No auto-rotate feature