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I ordered a Dell U2713H early last week, and it arrived today.
They had a deal at $750 and free shipping.
I also ordered an X-rite i1DisplayPro but it hasn't arrived yet.
The Dell software doesn't work on XP on the machine I currently have it connected to, while the i1DisplayPro does.
The X-Rite will definitely be necessary - the monitor is very bright.
The whole point for me is to make sure my monitor and printer output matches as precisely as possible, and I think regardless of whatever factory calibration has been done - changing the brightness or contrast on the monitor manually without calibrating is inviting problems.
But - that is exactly what I have to do until the X-rite arrives.
So I'm going to look around online for a reference photo, then I'll print it, and adjust the monitor to match what I see in my hand.
Then when the i1DisplayPro shows up, I can do it right.
It's a really nice monitor. Wayyyy too bright out of the box, but super sharp, clear, and no noticeable glare or reflections.