Dell Ultrasharp U2311H - IPS Panel - £181.49 Delivered *Using Voucher Code* @ Dell - HotUKDeals
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checking up on an earlier expired deal on the Dell U2311H, I noticed there's a 20% rebate at the moment, bringing the total delivered to £191.04

update: thanks roister for noticing a rebate code. KF7WP4QSZZ$WVZ bring the price down to £181.49

10% Quidco too (paid on price without VAT and delivery). Should be ~£15. So net price should be about £166.50.
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#1
It actually works out at £159.20 delivered.
#2
£159.20 is ex-VAT
#3
cwtaylor
It actually works out at £159.20 delivered.

excluding vat and shipping
#4
...need to add your VAT...making it £191.04
1 Like #5
Hi there, i used this code KF7WP4QSZZ$WVZ and it went down to £181.49. There might be more codes around?

Edited By: roister on Mar 24, 2011 13:59
#6
thanks roister! I have updated the description
#7
Good first deal yanick. Have some heat
#8
Great deal, was just about to post myself. Just wondering how much the advantage of the IPS is over somehting like the LG deal thats just been posted. The LG M227WDP 22" from ebuyer, it says wide viewing angle. Is this a similar thing or will contrast changing still be an issue. I want to use it for photo editing.
#9
My bad. As a quick review. We have these at Uni and they are the dogs B's.
#10
CJRodgers
Great deal, was just about to post myself. Just wondering how much the advantage of the IPS is over somehting like the LG deal thats just been posted. The LG M227WDP 22" from ebuyer, it says wide viewing angle. Is this a similar thing or will contrast changing still be an issue. I want to use it for photo editing.


IPS have far superior viewing angles and cover the rgb spectrum (for designers) They are just much better screens, although can have slightly slower response rates

FYI This screen has a better response time than it's 20" little brother

The delay between the Dell U2211H and the CRT was quite minimal, with an average input lag of 15.6ms. This ranged up to 20ms maximum which was a good result. This did leave it a little behind the 23" U2311H model (10.6ms average)

Hmmm, I might have to buy this baby :D

Do Dell do a dead pixel guarantee?

Edited By: hugekebab on Mar 24, 2011 14:36: to add more...
1 Like #11
Any one has experience using this to play FPS games please? I just want a general TFT to play my ETQW game, watch movies, development work (in that order), already have 2 IPS TFTs for normal photo work.

Thanks in advance. Have some heat OP!!
#12
EDEN188
Any one has experience using this to play FPS games please? I just want a general TFT to play my ETQW game, watch movies, development work (in that order), already have 2 IPS TFTs for normal photo work.

Thanks in advance. Have some heat OP!!


Good question. I would also like to know how it handles FPS games. If any members who have got this monitor could give some feedback that would be great. Thanks
#13
Have some heat, great spot. I have 2 24" Dells, an older one a new one with HDMI and they both have great screens. I do a lot of photo & video editing and I find the Dells great for this.
#14
I think these are the same panels used in the new iMacs or is it bigger??? been after one for a while but ended up going for the P2211H cause of the price...

Wish i had the cash for this, would sit very nicely next to the imac

Edited By: tommytbone1 on Mar 24, 2011 15:00
#15
roister
EDEN188
Any one has experience using this to play FPS games please? I just want a general TFT to play my ETQW game, watch movies, development work (in that order), already have 2 IPS TFTs for normal photo work.

Thanks in advance. Have some heat OP!!


Good question. I would also like to know how it handles FPS games. If any members who have got this monitor could give some feedback that would be great. Thanks

handles FPS fine - it has a game mode which makes FPS playable i'm thining of buying a second one....

Edited By: VashTheStampede on Mar 24, 2011 15:01
#16
Was going to go for this over waiting around for the ViewSonic VP2365wb, but this also says 3+ weeks delivery. :/
#17
This is an insanely good deal.

£180 for an IPS - crazy!

I don't even need a monitor right now, and I'm still tempted.
#18
Detailed review here for those interested: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2311h.htm
#19
Toss. Bought one of these for £230 about two weeks ago. Great display for my home office design studio. And no, IPS panels are not the best for playing fmv and high res games... Slower response times altogether.
#20
mamboboy
IPS really is only beneficial if you are a graphic designer.

Most casual users/gamers will not even notice the difference in colour gamut, and more importantly a TN's gamut would never hinder you in gaming, neither would a TN's viewing angles. The utmost important thing for a gamer or somebody who watches a lot of movies is the response times (8ms grey to grey, so black-white-black will be 12-16ms).

I eyed up IPS panels for a while, and then figured viewing angles don't matter to me at all. Less £181 would get you a very nice TN panel that I can guarantee (if you aren't a graphic designer) you'd be happier with in the longrun.
The 24" Iiyama ProLite E2409HDS for example - which got the best review on Expert Reviews in the £150 - £300 range (Link)

Not knocking the deal, though as it's a bargain. Voted hot.


It was tested by that TFt review site and they said it was 10.6 ms real world. The 20 inch model was 15ms.
#21
Can't say I noticed much change going from TN panel in terms of gaming.
#22
I have a 20" Dell Ultrasharp S-IPS screen, and I'll echo the above - Top notch, essential gear for my design work, and worth every penny I paid at the time (£270!)

I play some OS X Steam games with it, and whilst I'm happy playing local Half-Life deathmatch, if I were an online gamer that had invested in a serious games rig to get an advantage in battle, I'd look elsewhere.

Horses for courses, but if you do colour-sensitive work,once you go IPS, you'll never go back.
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Here's a post I made on another forum explaining a few things about this monitor:

It's one of the better, if not best, (current) IPS monitors you can get if you look solely at the measurements (see the TFTCentral Review). By which I mean it has the lowest blacks, highest contrast ratio and very good colours out of the box. Coupled with decent overdrive and low input lag, it's a good gaming monitor too.

From my own tests and eyes, ghosting/trailing is there on the U2311H, but only in tests like PixPerAn.

In actual games (I've tried Left 4 Dead 2, Flatout 2, Mass Effect 2, Just Cause 2, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat, Civlization V, Saints Row 2, Fallout 3, Minecraft amongst others), I've not seen any haloing or ghost trails.

The only game I've come across where I've noticed a major difference from a CRT is Titan Quest - the screen moves at such a speed (i.e. constant slow-medium scrolling) where blurring is very noticeable. I doubt any TN, even 120Hz ones, will be any better in this scenario due to the scrolling speed.

Also my own input lag tests were very similar to what TFTCentral got, i.e. ranging from 0-30ms with an average of about 10ms - in actual games, I didn't notice any difference from a CRT. Low input lag is more important than response rate for gaming.

The viewing angles on it aren't quite up to par with more expensive IPS monitors as it uses an e-IPS panel, an "economy" version of sorts, however the vast majority of people will be sitting directly in front of the screen anyway so this really is a non-issue. You will see a slight dark bar (contrast shift) go across the screen at acute angles (i.e. if you look at the screen whilst standing up or to the side). This is still far better than the colour shifting seen in TN panels or the gamma shift in VA.

The main quality control issue with this monitor is really just poor backlight uniformity, this can give the impression the screen has a cool blue "tint" on the left (where it is darker) and warm yellow on the right (where it is brighter).

You can see it in TFTCentral review as well as the one from Czech site ExtraHardware:

http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/5262/paneluniformity1.jpg

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/2833/podsviceni150.jpg

What this translates to in real world terms is this:

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3867/bluetint.th.jpg

Whether you can see it or not is somewhat subjective, some owners never even spot the blue "tint" until they read about it and test it on their unit. It is also only really visible on completely white or light coloured backgrounds.

There are also some claims of actual screen tinting, usually green on the left and pink on the right, but this is much rarer on this model.

Dell's return policy is one of the best, given that the U2311H is in the UltraSharp range, it means it's covered by Dell's Premium Panel Guarantee. What this means is, if you have any stuck/bright pixels (even just 1), they'll send out a replacement for you within a few days. They'll even let you keep your current monitor to use whilst the replacement gets delivered and from I've read, they pick up your old one off you at the same time - free of charge.

Have a look through the very long thread over at HardForum on the U2311H, there are people there who have sent the monitor back for replacements many times over (for free I believe) until they're satisfied with their unit.

I should probably explain what IPS glow for those who've never owned a IPS monitor before. IPS glow is an inherent "flaw" of IPS panels. Black or dark colours, when looked at an angle will "glow" a certain colour, sometimes silvery white, sometimes gold/orange or purple depending on the monitor. The U2311H has gold/orange and purple glow, as seen in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPlx42Gj1Nw

I should stress the glow is only really visible when the majority of the screen is showing black or very dark colours and you're in a dark room as well as looking at the screen at an angle (as in the video above). Sitting face on, the glow is very mild as seen here:

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/4855/glow2o.th.jpg
There's some slight glow in the corners in the photo above. The glow in the corners will become more pronounced if you sit very close (i.e. <1.5 feet) to the screen.

I only bring this glow issue up as someone over at HardForum was disappointed with the glow as he did not expect it. You'll get IPS glow from any current IPS monitor, not just the U2311H. Do note, in a brightly lit room, the glow is practically imperceivable.

This post might come off as me being fairly negative towards the U2311H, but I'm not, I'm just pointing out all information I know about the monitor. I actually think it's one of the best monitors you can currently buy, especially if you can grab it at a cheap price. Just don't expect this monitor to be absolutely perfect in every way, although it is miles better than the vast majority of sub £250 monitors.

My own personal gripe with the monitor (ignoring the blue tint as I don't really notice it unless I'm looking for it) is that the black levels aren't quite deep enough for me. I went straight from a CRT to the U2311H and therefore the change was very noticeable. However with a black level of 0.14cd/m2 (as per TFTCentral's measurement), it's actually very good for a IPS panel and TN panels aren't much better either. The only way to get deeper blacks is if you buy a monitor with a VA panel, but then you sacrifice response rate, so it's not great for gaming.
#24
Fantastic price, I would get it if I didn't already have a 24" Dell IPS!
#25
Bought! What a bargain!

Damn you HUKD X)
#26
No hdmi?
#27
Can anyone in the know recommend a good 23/24 inch monitor with 1920x1200 res instead of the usual 1920x1080?
#28
Can someone post a direct link as the link the go to deal doesn't work for me (stops on the tradedoubler pass through)
#29
bittergeek
No hdmi?


Nope some weird connection that looks like it could be but isn't.

They have these at my college. Well i think its these looks the same moves up and down has the usbs ect

How do you move it round ? Would like to try it on tuesday too see if its this model or a lesser one.

They are pretty cool monitors. Heat

Edited By: Gunner4Life on Mar 24, 2011 16:39: Oooo
1 Like #30
bittergeek
No hdmi?

No HDMI, it has DisplayPort instead. You can also get a DVI to HDMI adapter if you want, the DVI ports are HDCP compliant.

wordsworth
Can someone post a direct link as the link the go to deal doesn't work for me (stops on the tradedoubler pass through)

Here you go:

http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=bsd&cs=ukbsdt1&sku=421265&~ck=baynoteSearch&baynote_bnrank=1&baynote_irrank=0

Don't forget TopCashback or Quidco.

Edited By: crackerbear on Mar 24, 2011 16:06
#31
crackerbear
bittergeek
No hdmi?
No HDMI, it has DisplayPort instead. You can also get a DVI to HDMI adapter if you wanted.
wordsworth
Can someone post a direct link as the link the go to deal doesn't work for me (stops on the tradedoubler pass through)
Here you go:http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=bsd&cs=ukbsdt1&sku=421265&~ck=baynoteSearch&baynote_bnrank=1&baynote_irrank=0

muchas gracias!
#32
Thanks for all the replies with regards to my game question. Could I ask then, what would be a good large TFT (23" and above) for gaming please? I have seen some of these 120hz TFT, but I don't use the 3D feature, so I don't really want to pay the premium for it. I have my eyes on the Iiyama PLB2712HDS for a while and seems ideal, anyone has a view on these? Or can someone recommend an alternative for around £250 large TFT please?
#33
I got one of these during the last Dell discount, IPS monitors are absolutely brilliant. Try comparing an LCD to an IPS with the tests here: http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/

The viewing angle test is an eye opener!
#34
Having prob's trying to use Top cash. Could anyone give some advice. Thanks
#35
Lovely bits of kit - I'd have 3 of them if I hadn't spent close to £900 last year on 3 2009WAs.

May still order some for the office mind - the 22" TN panel Dell Ultrasharps we have are horrible.
#36
mamboboy
EDEN188
Thanks for all the replies with regards to my game question. Could I ask then, what would be a good large TFT (23" and above) for gaming please? I have seen some of these 120hz TFT, but I don't use the 3D feature, so I don't really want to pay the premium for it. I have my eyes on the [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FIlyama-PLB2712HDS-B-27-inch-Monitor-1080P%2Fdp%2FB002YK5DSS]Iiyama PLB2712HDS [/url]for a while and seems ideal, anyone has a view on these? Or can someone recommend an alternative for around £250 large TFT please?

Looks great for the price, and a little bit cheaper at CCL:
http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=42776

Also 28" HannsG HH281HP:
http://uk.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?sku=219507368

Thanks mamoboy, I think with delivery, it work out about the same for the IIyama compare to Amazon. I think Scan has pre-orders for about £260. I've not had any experience with HannsG monitors before, are they any good?? I suppose I can Google and check the reviews out.

Edited By: EDEN188 on Mar 24, 2011 20:26: missing sentence
#37
Great monitor, I bought one last time they were a similar price.

Not quite as good as the 24", but only a fraction of the price.
#38
This is a good price.

I bought one of these the last time they were on offer. I think it worked out at around £186.

I've bought plenty of screens - CRT, plasma, lcd, over the years. Of all of them, this was probably my worst purchase, as it failed to meet my expectations.

Its decent monitor if all you do is text based (office) work. But for everything else, my 3.5 yr old LCD monitor beats this monitor hands down and puts it to shame.

No matter what I tried, I could not get the colour richness/vibrance to match my plasma, crt or 3.5 year old LCD monitor. The screen gives all colour images a washed out feel...almost as if somebody has ripped the original image out of the screen, put it through a washing machine and has stuck it back into the monitor.

For text clarity, this is the absolute best I have ever seen...but that's about it.

For the record, I measured the power usage at the wall socket the other day and it read a steady 19w...so it's power usage is class leading.

If you are used to using top class monitors, you will probably be disappointed. But if you are coming for the el cheapo brands, you will most likely be impressed.

Top cash back
When I used top cash back, the order did not track, so I had to make a manual request. A few weeks later, they honoured my cashback.
#39
Could your panel have been faulty? Do you know what you're doing? Are you saying the reviews are incorrect? What brand and model is your 3.5 year old LCD?

sunama
This is a good price.

I bought one of these the last time they were on offer. I think it worked out at around £186.

I've bought plenty of screens - CRT, plasma, lcd, over the years. Of all of them, this was probably my worst purchase, as it failed to meet my expectations.

Its decent monitor if all you do is text based (office) work. But for everything else, my 3.5 yr old LCD monitor beats this monitor hands down and puts it to shame.

No matter what I tried, I could not get the colour richness/vibrance to match my plasma, crt or 3.5 year old LCD monitor. The screen gives all colour images a washed out feel...almost as if somebody has ripped the original image out of the screen, put it through a washing machine and has stuck it back into the monitor.

For text clarity, this is the absolute best I have ever seen...but that's about it.

For the record, I measured the power usage at the wall socket the other day and it read a steady 19w...so it's power usage is class leading.

If you are used to using top class monitors, you will probably be disappointed. But if you are coming for the el cheapo brands, you will most likely be impressed.

Top cash back
When I used top cash back, the order did not track, so I had to make a manual request. A few weeks later, they honoured my cashback.
#40
I have heard that LCD are said to have a false vibrancy, not sure if that is true but as this monitor is designed for accurate colour reproduction that could be what to looks washed out. Have to admit when watching movies I do like the blacks to be black (not grey) and colours to be vibrant.

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