Summary: I bought the U2713HM to replace a cheaper, older 27" Auria IPS monitor (EQ276W) thinking it would be an improvement. Unfortunately, this monitor was worse and so I returned it. First, the positives. This monitor has a nice physical design, it is light, the adjustable stand is great, and the USB 3.0 hub is convenient. Unlike the Auria, attaching cables is much easier, and the buttons/OSD are nice and sensible. The screen's glare protection seems nice.
Excerpt: Be aware that this monitor only supports 1080p resolution if you connect to a computer with a HDMI cable. This is not documented. With the price tag, I was not expecting a mere 1080p. Otherwise, I would just but a $300 thing.Other than that, it is a decent monitor.Later, I bought a Asus PB278Q which supports HDMI 1.4 with full resolution over HDMI.I can only rate it with 2 stars.
Pros: Adjustable, Easy To Set Up, Sharp Image, Vivid Colors
Summary: I'm not going to dwell on the screen calibration process or anything related to color. This is more a technical review and a review of Dell's customer support. First, let me start out by saying that I've owned this monitor for a little over 60 days and have had it replaced a total of three times. The original worked great except for the obvious led bleed in the left bottom corner.
Excerpt: I started getting intermittent 'green' screen after 5 weeks as well as some red blotchy mark in one spot I could only see when watching movies. When my computer wakes up from sleep, sometimes the screen is all green, but one can still see through to the background. The only way to fix it is to turn the monitor off. I wish I had gotten one of the monitors everyone else got.
Summary: The famous lightbleed on the lower left corner is really disconcerting on dark scenes. Hardly expectable on a product of this supposed category. And on top of that, Amazon is refusing to honor their warranty just because of that silly IPS warning. Even though this is a really big light bleed, and not the normal IPS bleed. Disgraceful.
Summary: ...is the sound you are going to hear when editing large amounts of text. This monitor has a really obnoxious buzz/high pitched squeal that has been documented around the web. I read reports of this before I ordered and thought I'd take my chances and give it a try (rev A01), but the squeal isn't worth living with. Otherwise it's a beautiful monitor with top of the line specs.
Backlight bleed, uniformity issues, and "cross-hatching" kill this otherwise excellent display
patrick k clark, Amazon
16 March 2013
Summary: It appears that Dell has let their monitor game slip with this model. This was to be my 3rd Dell monitor, having previously used a 2001fp and a 2409wfp. Those were both astoundingly good monitors in both uniformity of backlight and color. The first u2713hm I received exhibited the (what seems to be commonplace) problem of a highly visible yellow backlight bleed in the lower left corner, along with some patches of bluish clouding in the lower right quarter of the screen.
Summary: I really liked this screen, the feature set and image quality were top notch, and the gaming and multimedia at 1440p was incredible, but every one that I had [ 3 exchanges from Amazon and one from Dell] suffered from terrible backlight bleed in the lower left hand corner, much like many other reviewers have mentioned. I thought the odds of getting a good one were pretty high, but after 4 exchanges I decided to move on and try something else.
Backlight bleed problems… twice. Both versions A01 (Manufacture date: April 2013)
14 October 2013
Summary: On spec and from the TFTcentral and PRAD reviews this should be a great monitor but it seems the reality frequently doesn’t match up. As reported here in other Amazon reviews and on some prominent hardware enthusiast websites this monitor is prone to yellow tinted backlight leakage in the lower left quadrant. Also a less severe blue tinted leakage to the lower right.