Summary: Poor QC from Dell. First monitor had backlight bleed. Amazon sent a replacement unit, but this second monitor had backlight bleed as well. Going to try one last time before giving up. If the calibration report that comes with your monitor has massive spikes on certain colors that are > DeltaE of 6, check if you have backlight bleed. On both my monitors, that was the case. UPDATE: I received another replacement.
Great panel BUT.....backlight bleeding problems!!!
15 February 2013
Summary: I went through 2 Dell U2713s monitors from Amazon. The first 2 Dell U2713s were awesome but had HORRIBLE backlight bleeding (i posted pictures)! It was quite unfortunate. I finally gave up on Dell and decided to order the ASUS PB278Q monitor and it is just about perfect!
Summary: I ordered 3 of these to replace my old triple screen monitor setup that I use for video editing and triple screen gaming. Firstly, those monitors aren't that expensive, I don't understand why NCIX offer them at a staggering price. I had it price matched 200$ off from a neighbor online store. The mounting was hassle-less, it have a nice mount that you only have to snap on and you are ready and adjust the height and rotation at your taste.
Pros: - sharp display, - solid and convenient wire support, - slim, - tilt features, - USB 3.0, Display Port 1.2, DVI dual link input, plus HDMI and old vga support.
Cons: - Bad backlight bleeding problems, - old HDMI support, doesn't support more than 1080p, - no Displayport cable supplied, - vga cable supplied., - Expensive via NCIX, pricematch highly recommended
Summary: My Asus computer does not recognize the Dell when I use the DVI cable. It recognizes it only with the VGA cable with lower resolution. I'm on with Dell Support after over an hour of trying to fix this issue. The screen looks like it will be great, but the set-up is frustrating.
Summary: The monitor was good. I am not particularly demanding as far as the quality of the picture, so I was fairly pleased... Until I the monitor got dimmer and I got vertical lines. I could get the picture back if I gently push in the middle of the back panel. It looked to me that there was a loose connection or wire inside the panel. The product support was excellent and in 10 min an exchange was arranged.
Great visually, but emits a high-pitched sound with certain text sizes
I. Robert, Amazon
5 December 2012
Summary: Excellent display visually, except for one annoying factor: when the screen is entirely filled with ca 18pt type (approx. 55 lines of it), there is a high-pitched audible whine coming from its electronics. I work in a very quiet room, so maybe people in noisier environments don't notice, but if you cherish silence, this is not for you. If you then slightly change the zoom you can hear the pitch change -- ca 3500 Hz.
Summary: I received this monitor and a few things were strange: - The serial number on the calibration report and the monitor didn't match. - 2/4 cables were not in bags. Combining this with the above it made me assume that this had been opened before (which must have been by Dell as the security tape on the box was intact). - Only a European kettle lead was supplied with this monitor. While none of these issues are with respect to the monitor, I wanted to share my experience.
Summary: I purchased this model to home after being satisfied with the older model U2711, which only weakness is bit too grainy anti-glare coating. U2713HM's anti-glare coating is good. I guess that color reproduction is also good based on the reviews. Viewing angle is little limited, but the real show stopper is the quite strong uneven backlight bleeding, which spans from bottom-left to top-right corner.