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.
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: If you’re looking for a reasonably priced, high-resolution 27-inch display, and if you prefer antiglare screens, the Dell U2713HM is a great choice. It excelled in our on-screen performance tests, and it offers a wide variety of connection options and a flexible design.
Conclusion: Dell’s intentions for their new UltraSharp U2713 may at first seem a bit convoluted. Their intent was to add a new 27” monitor to an-already strong lineup without replacing the previous generation’s model and yet somehow accomplish this without feature or product space overlaps. In fact, had paper specification translated into reality, the U2713 should be a slightly inferior monitor with fewer input options, a less capable panel and of course, a very competitive price.
Pros: :, - Excellent Anti-Glare coating, - Good colour reproduction, - Fair price, - Very good for gaming scenarios, - Respectable multimedia capabilities, - Integrated USB 3.0 ports, - Well designed stand, - Physical Buttons, - Intuitive OSD, - Feelings of jealousy from U2711 & Samsung 850D users
Cons: :, - Reduced input options compared to the U2711, - Multi card reader would have been a great addition, - Rotation of monitor to portrait mode can scratch the base, - Technically inferior panel to U2711, - May cause lust, envy and jealousy in friends and family, - May cause budgets to be busted in order to get one instead of a 24” monitor