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Lars Johnsson
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


They have a sale on this one. Anybody that know if this monitor is good?


Sep 05, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


It is a very good monitor for the price (sort of the best 27" you can get, short of going to the "pro" $1500+ models).
One drawback is the 16:9 format ratio which might not be the best for a computer monitor. If you can get the 30" Ultrasharp U3011, that one is 16:10 and also slightly better screen (not by much though), but in the end the 27" model is great too and sometimes you can buy 2x U2711 for the price of one U3011.



Sep 06, 2012 at 03:11 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


Thanks Chrisdee


Sep 06, 2012 at 06:18 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


Hi Lars,

Last week, I ordered a second U2711 to replace a Samsung 215TW that just gave up the ghost. I look forward to running a pair of U2711's.

The U2711 is a bit old now for the Anandtech forum (link below, look towards end of article), but it's still an excellent monitor. I found a comparison of the current Dell 30 and U2711 on http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews... After calibration, the U2711 had slightly better performance than the 30 in most/all categories. I really like the one I've been using for about a year, and so I bought another one. Finally, I'll have the same size screens on both sides.

Anandtech "The LCD Thread" http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=39226





Sep 06, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


Jim, thanks a lot. It will replace my Samsung 214T if I buy one. How is the panel? And do you calibrate it? If so, with what?
Thanks for the links also, very helpful

Lars



Sep 06, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


Lars,

The U2711 is great. It's very stable and consistent from corner to corner. Sort of like a 21/2.8 ZE or TS-E 24II.

I use a Spyder2Pro for calibration. I haven't used it yet on my new computer. Why is it that everything seems to fail at about the same time? First the computer, then my net extender, then the 215TW. Sigh.

I'll install the Spyder2Pro and cal both monitors when the new one arrives.

Jim



Sep 06, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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Ok and thanks Jim, I will probably order one tomorrow. I use a Dell PC so I assume the will be a good together What graphic card and resolution do you use with it?


Sep 06, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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Jim, I just placed an order for the U2711 monitor. If the pics I'm posting next week looks strange, then I will blame you


Sep 06, 2012 at 06:06 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


Lars, I have the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 display adapter. It's a peach.

You can blame me for anything, but you'll have to catch me before you can do anything about it.



Sep 06, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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You will like it. I've been using one for 2 years now. The color and resolution are great. I used to calibrate my monitors with a 3rd party system, but I didn't like what the calibration did to my U2711. It has a built in calibration which I find very accurate. It is a very good photo monitor at a great price.


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Wm. Manther wrote:
You will like it. I've been using one for 2 years now. The color and resolution are great. I used to calibrate my monitors with a 3rd party system, but I didn't like what the calibration did to my U2711. It has a built in calibration which I find very accurate. It is a very good photo monitor at a great price.


I bought mine back in July and have loved it ever since. There is a sheen of anti glare on it, but it does not bother me as much as some. I too used to use a Spyder Calibrator but I have found the sRGB and Adobe RGB calibrations that come "preinstalled" to be quite accurate.

I would not hesitate from recommending the monitor to you.

Dan



Sep 14, 2012 at 01:16 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


I have the U3011 and it is by far the best monitor I have ever used. There is a new 27 inch monitor by OverlordTempest which should be available soon.

http://www.overlordcomputer.com/overlord_tempest_X270OC_pixel_perfect_display_p/ot_x270oc_pp.htm

Same resolution and size as the Dell U2711, but $465 for the pre-screened pixel-perfect model.

Scott

27-inch LED PANEL: S-IPS "A" Grade LG
Refresh rate: 60hz

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Resolution: 2560-by-1440

Response Time: ≦6ms

Contrast Ratio: 1500:1

DCR: 5000000:1

Brightness: 380cd/㎡

Viewing Angle: 178(H)/178(V)

Display Color(Max): 16.7M

Connectivity: DVI

High Definition: 1440

Speaker: 10W5Ω

Operation Voltage: Power cable 24V5A


Display Dimensions w/Stand: 26" w x 17 5/8" h

Display Weight: 15.75lbs w/out stand; 16.5lbs w/stand



Sep 14, 2012 at 01:36 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


Thanks everyone. I got the U 2711 five days ago. Very good quality. nd it gives me a bit more space when doing my PP in PS or LR.
I only wish that I had so good eyes that I could use the 2560 - 1440 resolution



Sep 16, 2012 at 07:10 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


So... are you thinking of getting some new eye glasses?


Sep 17, 2012 at 04:31 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


What is a good sale price for this monitor?


Sep 17, 2012 at 06:14 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


Steve,

$799 to $849 is pretty much the sweet spot right now. We're lucky that we have a Microcenter here in town at 93rd and Metcalf. Microcenter almost always have U2711s in stock, along with the U2412M (I have one of each). The U2711 is $899 right now at Microcenter but if you find a better price online at a major retailer (Dell, BH, Adorama, Newegg, etc) they are very good about price matching.



Sep 17, 2012 at 06:28 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


jcolwell wrote:
So... are you thinking of getting some new eye glasses?


I have new glasses. But no way I could work with that resolution. Do you have it like that? And work in PS and LR with those super tiny adjustments, panels and controls?



Sep 17, 2012 at 06:33 PM
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jeraldcook wrote:
Steve,

$799 to $849 is pretty much the sweet spot right now. We're lucky that we have a Microcenter here in town at 93rd and Metcalf. Microcenter almost always have U2711s in stock, along with the U2412M (I have one of each). The U2711 is $899 right now at Microcenter but if you find a better price online at a major retailer (Dell, BH, Adorama, Newegg, etc) they are very good about price matching.


I'm very surprised the price is that high in the USA for this monitor. That's nearly the same price that I pay in Sweden including the 25% VAT (tax). Without tax the price in Sweden is about $ 640



Sep 17, 2012 at 06:39 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


Lars, yes, I use them at 2560 x 1440. It provides the best IQ. The small size of some fonts & controls is a tradeoff. There's no way I can use them effectively without good eye glasses.



Sep 17, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Dell UltraSharp U2711 27 inch


Thanks Jim, that's imposible for me. Even when using new and good eye glasses. But two monitor's help me a lot when doing the PP in LR


Sep 18, 2012 at 05:15 AM
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