Dell U2913WM 29" Panoramic Ultrawide LED Monitor £274.74 @ Itcsales - HotUKDeals
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Looks like a nice price for the size & spec to me. Price includes DPD postage. Only 2 in stock. 3 Month RTB warranty

Resolution: 2560 x 1080 @ 60Hz
Dynamic Contrast ratio: 2Million:1
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Response Time: 8ms
Interfaces: VGA DVI-D HDMI DisplayPort
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#1
I'm guessing refurb with that warranty length?
#2
-BA-
I'm guessing refurb with that warranty length?

I was thinking the same thing but do not see any mention of that on the product page?
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I would like a decent warranty if I was to pay this much for a monitor.
#4
Any software that upscale videos to this monitor
#5
So you don't get black borders
1 Like #6
Monitors with that ratio sound good in theory but really don't work for anything in practice, this is from experience from trying one for a bit in the office.
#7
wakkaday
So you don't get black borders
Thats not upscaling. To fill the screen and not get Black Borders you would require either the video to be shot in that exact aspect ratio (64:27) or force stretch the video to fill the screen which will in turn stretch the image and distort it.
#8
Dobbygandalf
Monitors with that ratio sound good in theory but really don't work for anything in practice, this is from experience from trying one for a bit in the office.

Well they work fine for gaming in a lot of games provided the game will allow a wider fov.
4 Likes #9
I ordered 3 U2414H's from this company earlier. Before I did, I inquired about the condition of their stock and received the below response.

The TFT’s we purchase from Dell are sold to us as clearance excess stock and are supplied to us with no Dell warranty hence why we add our own warranty which is full parts and labour. With a return to base warranty you have to return the item to us and then we return it to you. If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase the units can be returned within 14 days for a full refund but they do have to be returned in the condition that you received them in i.e. packed in the Dell box with all the accessories.

Personally I'm not a fan of Ultrawides - but I hope that helps anybody considering this deal.
#10
Dobbygandalf
Monitors with that ratio sound good in theory but really don't work for anything in practice, this is from experience from trying one for a bit in the office.
Great for FPS and racing games which support the aspect ratio.
#11
Is 8ms response not a little high?
#12
jamiesmith85
Is 8ms response not a little high?

It's only a 60Hz monitor so probably not. More worrying is the fact that it's not stating it's refurbished but they're only offering what looks like a refurbished warranty, no detail over any manufacturers warranty which would lead me to believe it's been voided after the RTB warranty has expired. Not sure how distance selling etc applies here as you would legitimately expect this product to last for 2 years+
#13
jamiesmith85
Is 8ms response not a little high?

Unless the monitor has a refresh rate of 125hz; 8ms represents less than a single frame and thus isn't really noticeable. Most ultrasharps can be forced upto around 72hz - so no; 8ms isn't a little high.
#14
tomboz
jamiesmith85
Is 8ms response not a little high?

Unless the monitor has a refresh rate of 125hz; 8ms represents less than a single frame and thus isn't really noticeable. Most ultrasharps can be forced upto around 72hz - so no; 8ms isn't a little high.

Can they? I have the U2412M, is it possible with that?
#15
Dobbygandalf
Monitors with that ratio sound good in theory but really don't work for anything in practice, this is from experience from trying one for a bit in the office.

Try using something like Winsplit Revolution: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5897-winsplit-revolution.html

If you do a lot of spreadsheet work or have multiple windows open at once these monitors are fantastic.
#16
secondcoming
Dobbygandalf
Monitors with that ratio sound good in theory but really don't work for anything in practice, this is from experience from trying one for a bit in the office.

Try using something like Winsplit Revolution: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5897-winsplit-revolution.html

If you do a lot of spreadsheet work or have multiple windows open at once these monitors are fantastic.

I am looking for a solution to having 2/3 Excel spreadsheets open at once to transfer information between them.
Is a monitor like this or 2 separate 24" monitors the best solution?
#17
donaldduck2
secondcoming
Dobbygandalf
Monitors with that ratio sound good in theory but really don't work for anything in practice, this is from experience from trying one for a bit in the office.

Try using something like Winsplit Revolution: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5897-winsplit-revolution.html

If you do a lot of spreadsheet work or have multiple windows open at once these monitors are fantastic.

I am looking for a solution to having 2/3 Excel spreadsheets open at once to transfer information between them.
Is a monitor like this or 2 separate 24" monitors the best solution?

Entirely up to you.

This is pretty much the equivalent of 2 x 1280x1024 (5:4) panels which are usually 19" square monitors. (OK, slightly less vertical resolution, but close enough). Two 24" monitors means they'll be widescreen so likely to offer a lot more total on-screen real estate than a single one of these ....
#18
I have had this monitor when it first arrived, and paid just over £500 at the time. I use it mainly for gaming and I love it. There is a gaming mode for a slightly faster response time and I've overclocked the monitor (easily done) to 80hz. The colours in game look spectacular. I've had no problem playing any game with this res/aspect ratio. Games I normally play: Arma/Dayz, Battlefield, Star Citizen, Assetto Corsa Minecraft- pretty much almost the entire spectrum of games, except 'MOBAs'. I highly recommend this monitor.
#19
Nice monitor. Probably the best in this class. But only one left and not worth it imo with such a short warranty.
2 Likes #20
at last - a screen where I can edit photos of my wife's rear end in Photoshop.

Edited By: HankMcSpank on Dec 08, 2014 14:00
1 Like #21
Just phoned up Itcsales. there is only 3 months warranty on this monitor, if you want a warranty it will cost £48 which brings it to nearly its normal price
#22
not bad but rather have a 1440p 120hz of a decent size
#23
HankMcSpank
at last - a screen where I can edit photos of my wife's rear end in Photoshop.
You mean, without scrolling...
#24
ChrisPalmer
HankMcSpank
at last - a screen where I can edit photos of my wife's rear end in Photoshop.
You mean, without scrolling...

Yeah, it's not a good subject matter to scroll with ...I keep thinking there's a massive crack in my screen.

Edited By: HankMcSpank on Jan 09, 2015 18:45

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