Cheapest ever @ Amazon - Dell UltraSharp U2713HM 27 inch PremierColor IPS LED (resolution 2560x1440) Monitor £396.78 delivered - 3 Years Limited Warranty by Dell
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Cheapest ever @ Amazon - Dell UltraSharp U2713HM 27 inch PremierColor IPS LED (resolution 2560x1440) Monitor £396.78 delivered - 3 Years Limited Warranty by Dell

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Found 4th May 2014
Cinema-like clarity shines on the expansive 27'' (68.5cm) DellTM UltraSharpTM U2713HM monitor. Comfort settings and connectivity options help keep you productive.

WQHD resolution and accurate colours out of the box: Superb clarity with 2560 x 1440 resolution and over 3.6 million pixels. Features a colour gamut of more than 99-percent sRGB.

Excellent comfort and usability: Full adjustability including swivel, tilt, height adjustability and pivot which lets you easily switch to portrait mode.

Eco-friendly design: Compliant with the latest environmental standards and made using environmentally conscious materials.

2560x1440 WQHD resolution: Over 3.6 million pixels provide amazing clarity on a spacious 27" (68.5cm) LED-backlit display. Easily adjust screen brightness to suit your environment.

Accurate colour right out of the box: Carefully colour calibrated at the factory, the U2713HM monitor features more than 99-percent sRGB colour space for impressive colour from the moment you set it up.

Wide-angle viewing: Uncompromised colour consistency across an ultra-wide viewing angle of 178°/178° gives you broad viewing flexibility and lets you collaborate easily.

Full adjustability: Work comfortably and view images from a variety of positions with swivel and tilt. Easily switch to portrait mode with pivot. Set your U2713HM to the optimum height with a height-adjustability range of 115mm.

Latest connectivity options: Seamlessly connect your monitor to your desktop, laptop and peripherals such as digital cameras and Blu-ray or DVD players. Digital and analog connections include four USB 3.0 ports, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI (HDCP) and HDMI.

Stay productive with Dell Display Manager: This one-stop software tool lets you quickly access applications such as Auto Mode, Easy Arrange and PowerNap. Use Auto Mode to adjust or auto-assign preset modes to specific applications. Use Easy Arrange to neatly tile your applications, arranging them in your preferred layout.

Meets latest environmental standards: The U2713HM monitor meets EPEAT® Gold and TCO Certified Displays standards, is ENERGY STAR® qualified and CECP compliant.

Made with responsible materials: This monitor is made with arsenic-free glass, a mercury-free panel, uses 25-percent post-consumer recycled plastics in its chassis and BFR/PVC-free laminates in its circuit boards. The U2713HM also ships with environmentally responsible packaging.

Helps save resources: Enable PowerNap mode to reduce power consumption by dimming the monitor to minimum brightness or by putting it into sleep mode.

Rest easy long after your purchase with a suite of service and support options. Also, work productively as your U2713HM monitor is compatible with most Dell laptops and workstations.

No bright pixels:
If you experience even a single bright pixel, you can receive a free panel exchange under Dell's Premium Panel Guarantee1.

Solid warranty and service:
Rest easy with a 3-year Limited Hardware Warranty and 3 years of Dell’s Advanced Exchange Service.

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CONNECTIVITY
1 Dual Link Digital Visual Interface connectors (DVI-D) with HDCP
1 DisplayPort 1.2 (DP)
1 High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
1 Video Graphics Array (VGA)
USB 3.0 Hi-Speed Hub (with 1 USB upstream port and 4 USB downstream ports)
1 Audio out
DC power connector for Dell Soundbar (AX510)

30 Comments

Original Poster

Direct Link: amazon.co.uk/Del…OLE

Dell includes a report (link to report) for how the monitor should perform, and unlike other vendors that promise a certain dE, Dell shows what they tested and what the results are. These only apply to the included sRGB mode in the display, so you should make sure to use that, and reset your video card LUT, to achieve these results.

Unbeatable Performance Out of the Box - review by reputed anandTech



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Edited by: "foxabcd1234" 20th May 2014

Is this a Dell warranty?

Original Poster

macdazz

Is this a Dell warranty?



yes, Dell warranty as per Click on Service and Support

WARRANTY

Standard Service Support:

3-Year Advanced Exchange Service and Premium Panel Guarantee

Highlights

Dell's service and technical support for three years
Replacement unit shipped the next business day if necessary

Overview

Can't live without your DellTM Monitor? You're covered with Next Business Day Exchange Service from Dell for three years. Take this opportunity to extend the benefits of Next Business Day Exchange Service and protect your investment for up to 5 years. What is Next Business Day Exchange Service? In the event you have a warranty issue (problem) with your Dell Monitor that cannot be resolved over the phone, we will ship you a replacement unit the next business day. Unpack your new unit, ship back the defective unit and continue to enjoy the power of your Dell Monitor. Replacement system or replacement part will be dispatched, if necessary, following phone-based troubleshooting, in advance of receipt of returned defective part or system. Replacements may be refurbished. Defective unit must be returned. Availability varies.

Premium Panel Guarantee

Dell monitors are designed and built to our highest standards, providing the quality and reliability you expect when you see the Dell logo. Each has been exhaustively tested and comes backed by a Dell Warranty. Unyielding commitment to quality and the satisfaction of our customers has driven Dell to offer a Premium Panel Guarantee ensuring replacement of Dell UltraSharp or Professional series monitors with zero bright pixels. Even if only one bright pixel is found, a free panel exchange is guaranteed during the warranty period, so you can rest assured your investment is protected.
Edited by: "foxabcd1234" 4th May 2014

WAIT FOR 4K.

shak

WAIT FOR 4K.



It's already here. oO

I just want 24 inch 1440p/1600p

Still waiting for a deal on this:

ebuyer.com/612…14q

once it hits sub £1500 ill bite.

Amazing monitor, i used this for both gaming and Editing and its amazing how much better 1440p is than 1080p, if you play a fps like counterstrike, you can see the opponents head 'area' a lot clearer over long distances, so you can pull off those long headshots rather than second guessing

One thing, this monitor is plagued with poor quality control, mine came with cross hatching, a bit of backlight bleed, and even though they say they pre-calibrate it, I believe you still need to buy a calibrator to get your moneys worth out of this monitor. In the end I sent mine back because of the cross hatching (since I'm an editor I need every bit of accurate detail)

Personally I'm waiting for the new samsung 4k monitor, which will be a similar price, but I would still recommend this monitor, but beware you may have to send it back a few times to get one without the problems I listed above - Although I've heard the newer revisions have less problems.

A GOOD 1440p alternative to this (discounting cheap Korean models) costs at least another £100

EDIT: Actually scrap that!!! This monitor was £500+ not too long ago and would recommend it over the Dell amazon.co.uk/Vie…NZU


shak

WAIT FOR 4K.



Some graphics card would struggle with 4K resolutions, and some people don't want to spend an extra £200+ on top to get a graphics card that would be able to run it well.

On topic, price ain't bad; don't like these dell monitors, only had bad reviews about them (screen bleeding, dead pixels, replacements mointors being refurbs with dead pixels etc).

Instead of a Dell, I bought a crossover monitor off eBay from a person called "accessorieswhole" who is a verified dealer, and before sending the monitor off (because it's from south korea), checks for any problems and makes sure they're fine to sell. Delivery is quick (4 days) and year guarantee. The price is only around £300 overall (£270 for monitor and £30 handling).

Also beware! the higher the resolution the more strain it puts on your PC components! For example to play a game like battlefield in the true 4k resolution you need a beast of a gfx card and a good cooling system AND a good enough PSU to power it all (especially with dual monitors)

Got one of these - can't recommend it enough. The £500 4K screens aren't IPS by the way - this is.


I've been using a 1440p iiyama (also dropped to sub £400 now) for about 4 months, I love it and would not go back to 1080, it just looks stretched and rubbish on a 27". Dell panels are nice but read the reviews on that particular model first, some people are talking about it being refurbished.

shak

WAIT FOR 4K.

leopeppe

Also beware! the higher the resolution the more strain it puts on your PC … Also beware! the higher the resolution the more strain it puts on your PC components! For example to play a game like battlefield in the true 4k resolution you need a beast of a gfx card and a good cooling system AND a good enough PSU to power it all (especially with dual monitors)



£200 GPU for 4K? more like £800



the monitors don't draw power from the PSU and the increased draw from the GPU when using dual monitors is negligible, but indeed you will need a beast of a graphics card to game in 4K - still too early to invest tbh

Edited by: "Naralie" 4th May 2014

Very good screen, if you've not had a 1440p screen before - don't expect to run it on integrated graphics. Pre haswell motherboards only support 1440p over Display Port.

Banned

shak

WAIT FOR 4K.


Tbh, i got this monitor, and if resolution would be even more greater, it would be unacceptable. Everything would be even smaller, and more things has to be adjusted. Its simply will be unreliable. That`s highest resolution for a monitor to work in comfort.

debatable to get one of these with 4k on the horizon, not really worth the outlay when these will be obsolete in 2 years Max.

will only take a few years for graphics cards to adjust. geforce 800 series is due to have some ridiculous gains in power whilst being power efficient

I'd wait 6 months personally, i think 4K is going to drive the price of these down.

At the moment 4K is pointless for PC gaming, even if you drop £400-£500 on a 290x or 780Ti, you're looking at 30-40fps average max on top titles. Going to be at LEAST a year before you can get anything thats going to give you rock solid 60fps or above on all titles, even then you'll be dropping £400-£500 on a GPU for that privilege.
Edited by: "spritey" 4th May 2014

mattturner756

debatable to get one of these with 4k on the horizon, not really worth … debatable to get one of these with 4k on the horizon, not really worth the outlay when these will be obsolete in 2 years Max.will only take a few years for graphics cards to adjust. geforce 800 series is due to have some ridiculous gains in power whilst being power efficient



Seriously? Obsolete in 2 years??!! Lol.

4K is years away. You need to skew Windows settings for it to be remotely usable, resizing browser text size, etc. 1440p is absolutely perfect for 27"

spritey

I'd wait 6 months personally, i think 4K is going to drive the price of … I'd wait 6 months personally, i think 4K is going to drive the price of these down.



Keep dreaming. 4K is a niche at the moment, reserved for a tiny amount of gaming enthusiasts. Absolutely no way it'll drive the price of 1440p monitors down...

Edited by: "mamboboy" 4th May 2014

For anyone thinking about taking the jump to a 1080p to 1440p.

I run a 27" iMac at home, i have zero interest to move upto a 4k display from 2560x1440 on my Windows PC unless the OS fully supports it and i can buy a GPU for <£300 which will play a top game at Ultra and 60 stable average frame-rate.

mamboboy

Keep dreaming. 4K is a niche at the moment, reserved for a tiny amount of … Keep dreaming. 4K is a niche at the moment, reserved for a tiny amount of gaming enthusiasts. Absolutely no way it'll drive the price of 1440p monitors down...



It already has started to drive the price of 1440p monitors down, that is quite clear. So i'm unsure what you're talking about.

I also wouldn't agree with you that 4K is "Years away", OSX Mavericks is featuring upscaling support which is going to appeal to allot of people in that segment of the market (Video editors, designers etc).

4K Windows support is patchy outside of Metro but again Microsoft are due to release an update soon to rectify this.

The top end of the PC market is always niche, due to it's price. Within 6-12 months 4K will be cemented as the "Top End", moving 1440p monitors down to the mid range and thus drive down their price.
Edited by: "spritey" 4th May 2014

Brilliant monitor, especially if you want to do photographic / video editing. Calibrates well and it a budget option to the NEC / Eizo models.
Calibration pays for itself as it makes the monitor more efficient by turning down the backlight to optimum levels.

To anyone thinking of making the jump, here's a screenshot, 1920x1080 on the right and 2560x1440 on the left.
monitor resolution comparison
I can't comment on the screen quality but I've had my cheap korean 27" 2560x1440 display for one and a half years now, gaming is so much better on it, generally working is far more pleasant...

The only thing that would stop me buying another is the fact that for £500 you can pick up a UHD display. For those of you who are undecided, you get roughly half the framerates on one of these because it's twice the pixels, and then you'd get half that again for UHD, but both look totally fine when they're given a Full HD image in games, and UHD will give much more working space. Personally I wouldn't buy anything but the cheap korean 2560x1440s now, £200 maybe £250 is all I'd be willing to spend knowing UHD is available now for not much more than that.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 4th May 2014

Anything above 23" is useless to me sadly. Over that you have to start moving your head around, especially for gaming that starts to become a disadvantage.

a) It was available cheaper at Dell directly for around 365 some time ago.

b) 4k monitors are coming out starting around 500 pounds - so this is already out of date.

MrPuddington

a) It was available cheaper at Dell directly for around 365 some time … a) It was available cheaper at Dell directly for around 365 some time ago.b) 4k monitors are coming out starting around 500 pounds - so this is already out of date.



Can't buy if from Dell cheaper. So what if it once was £365, only good if that's the price you can pay now, which it isn't!

Just because there are some 4k monitors coming out, it certainly doesn't make 1440p monitors redundant. It will take a while for 4k to settle and for the necessary pc hardware required, to come down to reasonable prices.

leopeppe

Amazing monitor, i used this for both gaming and Editing and its amazing … Amazing monitor, i used this for both gaming and Editing and its amazing how much better 1440p is than 1080p, if you play a fps like counterstrike, you can see the opponents head 'area' a lot clearer over long distances, so you can pull off those long headshots rather than second guessing ;)One thing, this monitor is plagued with poor quality control, mine came with cross hatching, a bit of backlight bleed, and even though they say they pre-calibrate it, I believe you still need to buy a calibrator to get your moneys worth out of this monitor. In the end I sent mine back because of the cross hatching (since I'm an editor I need every bit of accurate detail)Personally I'm waiting for the new samsung 4k monitor, which will be a similar price, but I would still recommend this monitor, but beware you may have to send it back a few times to get one without the problems I listed above - Although I've heard the newer revisions have less problems.A GOOD 1440p alternative to this (discounting cheap Korean models) costs at least another £100EDIT: Actually scrap that!!! This monitor was £500+ not too long ago and would recommend it over the Dell http://www.amazon.co.uk/ViewSonic-VP2770-LED-Widescreen-Resolution-Professional/dp/B00906HNZU



So you're an editor...what do you edit?

I bought this monitor last February from NGR_IT (£369) as a refurb and would recommend it highly.

MrPuddington

b) 4k monitors are coming out starting around 500 pounds - so this is … b) 4k monitors are coming out starting around 500 pounds - so this is already out of date.



The <500ukp monitors are restricted to a 30Hz frame rate - much flickering!

(Disclaimer - I've had this monitor for over a year and I'm happy with it.)
Edited by: "wonkothesane" 5th May 2014

spritey

It already has started to drive the price of 1440p monitors down, that is … It already has started to drive the price of 1440p monitors down, that is quite clear. So i'm unsure what you're talking about.I also wouldn't agree with you that 4K is "Years away", OSX Mavericks is featuring upscaling support which is going to appeal to allot of people in that segment of the market (Video editors, designers etc).4K Windows support is patchy outside of Metro but again Microsoft are due to release an update soon to rectify this.The top end of the PC market is always niche, due to it's price. Within 6-12 months 4K will be cemented as the "Top End", moving 1440p monitors down to the mid range and thus drive down their price.



It's not 4K monitors bringing 1440p screens down in price. Do you honestly think companies are thinking "Oh God! These 4K monitors are taking over! Nobody's buying our 1440p screens any more! so lets cut them in price!"?

It's the advancements in IPS technology, the production costs coming down because they are making the panels in much larger numbers and what not. And the Korean monitors on eBay are a massive factor as to why the big branded ones have dropped so much in price over the past couple of years. Competition.

4K is extremely niche and still in it's infancy, especially in a gamer sense, and has it's very big downsides. As the last comment states, the cheaper ones are limited to 30Hz, almost entirely useless for gaming. And they are also TN panels - it really isn't a tough choice if you had to choose between 120Hz (overclockable) 1440p Korean IPS monitor and a 4K TN with 30Hz, or even 60Hz refresh rate.

It's not like the upgrade to 4K is affordable for most either. Your'e going to need to splash out over a grand for something like a GTX 780 Ti and a monitor that then gimps you with 30Hz and will leave you thinking, "I've made a huge and expensive mistake" once you see the ghosting.

27" 1440 G-Sync > 4K 30Hz/60Hz...

Edited by: "mamboboy" 5th May 2014

mamboboy

It's not 4K monitors bringing 1440p screens down in price. Do you … It's not 4K monitors bringing 1440p screens down in price. Do you honestly think companies are thinking "Oh God! These 4K monitors are taking over! Nobody's buying our 1440p screens any more! so lets cut them in price!"? It's the advancements in IPS technology, the production costs coming down because they are making the panels in much larger numbers and what not. And the Korean monitors on eBay are a massive factor as to why the big branded ones have dropped so much in price over the past couple of years. Competition.4K is extremely niche and still in it's infancy, especially in a gamer sense, and has it's very big downsides. As the last comment states, the cheaper ones are limited to 30Hz, almost entirely useless for gaming. And they are also TN panels - it really isn't a tough choice if you had to choose between 120Hz (overclockable) 1440p Korean IPS monitor and a 4K TN with 30Hz, or even 60Hz refresh rate. It's not like the upgrade to 4K is affordable for most either. Your'e going to need to splash out over a grand for something like a GTX 780 Ti and a monitor that then gimps you with 30Hz and will leave you thinking, "I've made a huge and expensive mistake" once you see the ghosting.27" 1440 G-Sync > 4K 30Hz/60Hz...



While I agree with some of what you've said (particularly the korean IPSes driving down the price tags of the big name models, seriously they were £600 a year or so ago), only Dell were silly enough to launch a 30Hz UHD display, everyone else is using a better second gen controller that can do 60Hz with displayport and without any MST messing around. We wouldn't be excited if it were still 30Hz (which isn't even fit for office use).

I haven't used a 120Hz monitor before so I can't comment on that, however if you're trying to hit 120fps on this sort of resolution you still need ridiculously expensive GPUs, I mean I have dual 680Ms which work out to roughly one GTX 780, I cannot get 60fps in everything I play let alone 120, unless it's source engine of course. The GPU power required to push 60Hz to a UHD display is actually very similar to pushing 120Hz to a 2560x1440 display, there's about 10-15% in it. I also can't imagine they perform well at 120Hz because I've been playing Super Hexagon on mine long enough to see ghosting at 60, and trying to update more often will just give you more slightly inaccurate frames because of that.

That said, I still don't think the main use at the moment is games, games can be upscaled and next gen or the gen after are the only things that will be able to run things at native resolution without serious expenditure (looking at the rumoured specs for a GTX 880 I'm optimistic). I would imagine that most of the time with these monitors is spent doing office work, browsing the web, commenting on HUKD threads, not gaming and for that usage UHD wins hands down for getting more on a screen.
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