Summary: I was relly looking forward buying this monitor and therefore my disappointment is even bigger. After I've returned the first monitor because of bad pixels and vertical line stretching from the top to the bottom of the screen, the second one had a bad pixel as well. Not something I was expecting from Dell's Ultrasharp series.
Pros: Great, sharp picture
Cons: bad pixels out of the box, on two separet monitors
Summary: It worked well for a year then stopped. Now it always enter PowerSave Mode as soon as I connect it. Issue well known by Dell. I have reset it to factory settings many times (through a Dell rep's post on a forum, by pressing down the power button for 10 secs while unpowered), no improvement. Some issue with the hardware/ firmware reset. I am connecting it to my macbookpro through a mini DisplayPort cable to Diplay port cable.
Summary: Length:: 0:19 Mins I'd strongly advise against purchasing this monitor from Dell. To be fair, I like this monitor for its stunning resolution and accurate color reproduction until the screen displayed 'vertical lines' all of a sudden out of nowhere. This may happen several times a day and may last from a few secs to a few hours. Switching on and off doesn't help. Trying the built-in diagnostics doesn't help either.
Summary: I ordered one of these monitors earlier this year and it was fantastic. High quality, great price - one of the best purchases I've ever made. I'm a graphic designer and this made me a very happy camper. It was for personal use -- but I loved the monitor so much I made my boss buy me two for work. Again, both of them were as close to perfection as you could get. This fall I decided to get a second U2713HM monitor for personal use. I was severely disappointed.
Summary: This monitor is an old revision (A00), with many known issues. When the monitor was "working", there was noticeable crosshatching and significant light bleeding around the edges. To top it all off, the monitor will randomly go into power saving mode and not return unless power cycled. I had to return this and will be buying directly from Dell.
Summary: Overall this is an awesome monitor, colors are fantastic, resolution is amazing. I had zero dead pixels when I purchased it. On the first night of use there was a little image retention, but that went away by the second day. On the second day of using though, I decided to watch a movie and that's where I could see horrible backlight bleed. Lower left corner is yellow, and lower right corner is white. Top right corner was okay, but the upper left was also yellowed out.
Excerpt: Now I have the U2713HM. I can't really add much new here the last reviewer was spot on. All I can say is you won't be disappointed if you get one of these monitors. Gaming on it is excellent...
Summary: I bought this monitor based on many reviews that I had read proclaiming how awesome it was. However, after a mere 24 hours I found out that there was one small thing people neglected to say. This monitor suffers from severe image retention (burn in). After just 20 minutes on any page with white on it (outlook, blog posts, etc.) the image is burned in.
Summary: The first one, after about 6 months of use, the panel inside the monitor starts to slide down, and there was a clear gap at the top and some pixels on the bottom became hidden behind the monitor's frame. Dell folks replaced it with a "new" refurbished monitor, as in warranty (I live in HK). When I turned on the replacement, I immediately noticed that it had the same problem.
Pros: This is a great monitor ONLY WHEN it's working as it should. Great color, sharp pixels, doesn't have the grainy coating that older 27" DELL monitor had, lots of input options, great value etc, BUT..
Cons: From my experience, it's really poorly manufactured! I had 2 replacements within 9 months, and third one is now on the way.
Summary: While the idea of the monitor is great and it has nice features it fails in quality. For the price you pay, you'd expect a higher quality item yet this has more issues than the rejected panels that come from third party korean sellers. Sadly I can't offer a review on its strong points as they are completely over shadowed. As common with this unit apparently is terrible backlight bleeding in the lower left corner. My first one wasn't acceptable and tried for a second.