Summary: I bought this product as a 2nd monitor for processing images. My iMac 27" provides a glossy LED screen while the Dell a flat mat finish. The monitor controls are easy to adjust and the 30" format is sufficient for my imaging work. However, the monitor was purchased used and has a technical issue where it goes directly into sleep mode when turned on. To correct this, I have to switch off the monitor and switch it back on again.
Anti reflective coating creates noise & sparkles everywhere
Adam Sands, Amazon
16 April 2013
Summary: I rarely write reviews on Amazon because I buy a few hundred products each year and most are great. There's rarely a time when something is so bad that I take the time to write a review. This is one of those times. I was looking for a monitor for my Macbook Pro Retina and decided to go with this Dell monitor seeing as it had pretty good reviews and was also the largest size display I could get.
Summary: I got one of these monitors last week for the large amount of real estate. But after having it for a week or so, I have to say its really NOT worth the price. It has an annoying buzz when the backlight is at a usable brightness which is VERY distracting. Additionally, the anti-glare coating imparts a graininess to the image which is very distracting, especially when a lot of whitespace is present in the image.
Beware if you don't have a DVI or DisplayPort port.
28 September 2012
Summary: It is advertised as having 2560 x 1600 resolution. The problem is that the monitor only supports that resolution using a DVI or a DisplayPort connection. Most laptops I've seen, including the 3 in my household, have HDMI and VGA, but not DVI or a DisplayPort. For VGA, this monitor supports 2048 x 1280, OK, it's analog, but it only supports 1920 x 1200 for HDMI. It's too late for me, but look for it yourself on their website. Look for Setting Up Your Monitor - Dell U3011.
Pros: I's big. No question about that.
Cons: - It only supports the advertised resolution with a DVI or DisplayPort connection. , - Make sure you have one of these ports on your computer., -The color and quality is mediocre. For the price, I expected more., -It is overpriced for what you get.
Summary: When it arrived it had a number of defective areas on the screen. It wasn't serious enough to make me return it outright, but over time they make me more and more irritated. Anyways, good monitor, but make sure you are happy with the quality out of the box.
Summary: I bought this monitor to help make life more productive. I was upgrading from a 24 inch monitor. I must say that I was rather underwhelmed. The colours were rather washed out and the text was fuzzy. I was expecting something that was "Ultrasharp" but it seemed far from that. I tried it on a second PC and that was no better. In the end I just sent it back for a refund.
Summary: First of all, the monitor is great. I don't complain about the product quality. I complain about Amazon's missleading product information and their lack of control on their stock (selling old models as new). 1) I ordered this monitor on 4th May for £876.96, arrived 8th May. The amazon page advertised it as "latest 2012 model, REV A06, 5 year dell premium panel warranty". - *WRONG!* What I received is an old 2011 model, different revision and with only 3 years warranty.
Summary: The first unit I got was returned immediately due to unacceptable colour variations where the left side of the screen was very bluish compared to the right side. The second unit I got had exactly the same problem though to a significantly lesser extent and overall I am very disappointed. The good things about this monitor are that 2560x1600 is a phenomenal resolution for doing serious work. I use it for programming and web design.
Summary: Auch mein Monitor brummte. Nach dem Zurücksenden wurde mir das selbe Gerät unverändert (wie erwartet) nach ca. 4 Wochen erneut zugeschickt. Diesmal hatte das Gerät zusätzlich ein Bildflackern, dass laut diverser Berichte im Internet wohl häufiger vorkommt. Zur Verdeutlichung: wer einen lauten Arbeitsplatz hat, der wird das Brummen vermutlich nicht hören. Ich habe einen Laptop mit SSD, der nur ganz leise und zum Glück nicht unangenehm surrt.