New Dell U2515H 25" QHD 1440p Monitor - £239.80 Delivered @ Alternate.co.uk
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New Dell U2515H 25" QHD 1440p Monitor - £239.80 Delivered @ Alternate.co.uk

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Found 1st Feb 2015
I cancelled my order with Amazon @ £255 as its still not in stock. These guys will dispatch within 1-2 days so should arrive soon after.

Cheapest price I could find. I was a bit apprehensive buying from them as I'd never heard of them but I did some research and they are above board and totally legit.

As monitor's go this is one sexy looking beast!

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Using a Mac that's only displaying 2048x1152 as the max resolution via mini displayport -> displayport?

Download from patch-edid.rb to your downloads folder from embdev.net/top…710 - open Terminal, type the following (after each line hit enter):

cd ~/Downloads
chmod +x patch-edid.rb
ruby patch-edid.rb
cp -R ~/Downloads/DisplayVendorID-10ac /System/Library/Displays/Overrides/

Reboot, you should now be able to use the full 2560x1440 resolution.
- btc-uk

Dell warranty registration can be done here: onlineregister.com/del…=EN - The service tag required will be on your monitor box and also the back of the monitor.
- btc-uk

69 Comments

Original Poster

Info on Company...

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Reviews...
https://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.ticketalternative.co.uk
https://www.ekomi.co.uk/review-alternatecouk.html


BTW They "B" in the pictures refers to power consumption and not graded stock. The description refers to 27" model in places but guess its just a bad copy and paste!



Have already bought 3 of these around the £250 mark.

You'll enjoy them!

Can I use this with a mac currently have dell 27 inch connected via so display port

If i connect this will I be able to extend display

What scaling are you using on these, are they OK on 100% or do things get too small?

Is this 25 or 27 ?

Believe this ships from Germany. Wonder what the warranty situation would be? If direct with Dell, then 3 year next day on site, so no worries. Anyone checked already?

deals_on_wheels

Is this 25 or 27 ?


Dell UltraSharp U2515H
Size = 25.
Year = 15.

Very nice screen even though I'm not a huge dell fan. The resolution is clean and clear. Beautiful.

Original Poster

wakkaday

Can I use this with a mac currently have dell 27 inch connected via so … Can I use this with a mac currently have dell 27 inch connected via so display portIf i connect this will I be able to extend display



Yes it has DP/ thunderbolt and mini-dp.

this monitor looks good... any equivalent and anyone reviewed it so far thats bought it...

wakkaday

this monitor looks good... any equivalent and anyone reviewed it so far … this monitor looks good... any equivalent and anyone reviewed it so far thats bought it...



http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2415.htm

Review I found.

Mine was dispatched via UPS, for delivery on Wednesday.

kingchris

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2415.htmReview I found.



The review is for the u2415 (a 24" monitor with a different resolution). I have not been able to find a review for this monitor either.

Please do let us know how it is when you receive it!

kingchris

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2415.htmReview I found.



The review is for the u2415 (a 24" monitor with a different resolution). I have not been able to find a review for this monitor either.

Please do let us know how it is when you receive it!

yanick

The review is for the u2415 (a 24" monitor with a different resolution). … The review is for the u2415 (a 24" monitor with a different resolution). I have not been able to find a review for this monitor either.Please do let us know how it is when you receive it!



Doh!

Good price for sure. I'm tempted to replace my 27" with one of these still

kingchris

What scaling are you using on these, are they OK on 100% or do things get … What scaling are you using on these, are they OK on 100% or do things get too small?



As long as your vision is half decent then you should be fine. I use a 1440p 27" and find the text etc is huge and a 1440p 13.3" laptop where I have to use the scaling at 125%.

EDIT: I should mention I am using windows 8.1 on both.
Edited by: "Optimus_Toaster" 3rd Feb 2015

Optimus_Toaster

As long as your vision is half decent then you should be fine. I use a … As long as your vision is half decent then you should be fine. I use a 1440p 27" and find the text etc is huge and a 1440p 13.3" laptop where I have to use the scaling at 125%.EDIT: I should mention I am using windows 8.1 on both.



Thanks sounds good.

Would have been perfect if it was 16:10 screen ratio, but it's the usual 16:9 widescreen that i want to avoid.

my believe is :
full hd up to 25"
1440p up to 32"
4k anything over 40"

personally own 2x24" dell ips ( older model ) and a 32" samsung 32d850d and the difference from 24" to 32" is huge! not to mention no scaling required ...

dz1

Would have been perfect if it was 16:10 screen ratio, but it's the usual … Would have been perfect if it was 16:10 screen ratio, but it's the usual 16:9 widescreen that i want to avoid.



You'll be hard pressed to find a 16:10 monitor without spending a lot more than a similar 16:9 monitor. It's just not in demand anymore and normally sold to professional envirnoments for professional prices.

Optimus_Toaster

You'll be hard pressed to find a 16:10 monitor without spending a lot … You'll be hard pressed to find a 16:10 monitor without spending a lot more than a similar 16:9 monitor. It's just not in demand anymore and normally sold to professional envirnoments for professional prices.



this actually surprises me, as my 24" ips screen does have 16:10 ratio, and next to a 25" 16:9 screen it's pretty much the same size.

I have this, its brilliant. Originally had the u2414h but sent it back, it was worth the extra £100 in my opinion. (I paid £260 at time)

The USB3s work a treat, nice little docking solution for laptops. Been using it with my macbook via a displayport with no issues, had to force rgb mode but you have to do that with most monitors, think its a mac/nvidia card issue anyway.

25 seems to be quite a good sweet spot, and looks nicer than most other 27" displays because it has more PPI. No dead pixels and the tinyest bit of bleed bottom left - normal for IPS to have a little bit anyway.

Couldnt really ask for better connectivity, and although no speakers, the 3.5mm out is a nice touch so audio from hdmi and displayport can be output.

Only niggle I have with it is the touch buttons seem to be rubbish.

efem

my believe is :full hd up to 25" 1440p up to 32"4k anything over 40" … my believe is :full hd up to 25" 1440p up to 32"4k anything over 40" personally own 2x24" dell ips ( older model ) and a 32" samsung 32d850d and the difference from 24" to 32" is huge! not to mention no scaling required ...



So I guess you don't use laptops. It helps if you use dpis though to show cutoffs. A 17" 1080p display is 130 dpi, a 27" 2560x1440 is 108dpi, and this 25" 2560x1440 is 117dpi. My comfort cut off point at monitor-on-a-desk ranges is about 150dpi, with both my laptop and UHD display sitting about 157dpi I am a slightly sad bunny.

Is there a way of scaling manually on mac.

One thing I don't like with Alternate is that they "accidentally" list prices, or used to, VAT free on Google Shopping. So you'd see them offering a way better price than anyone else.
I complained to them and was told "whoops, we'll fix that", and then many months later stumbled on them again the same way, and they were still practising the same misleading pricing. I complained again and got the brush off.

Blocparty12

I have this, its brilliant. Originally had the u2414h but sent it back, … I have this, its brilliant. Originally had the u2414h but sent it back, it was worth the extra £100 in my opinion. (I paid £260 at time)The USB3s work a treat, nice little docking solution for laptops. Been using it with my macbook via a displayport with no issues, had to force rgb mode but you have to do that with most monitors, think its a mac/nvidia card issue anyway.25 seems to be quite a good sweet spot, and looks nicer than most other 27" displays because it has more PPI. No dead pixels and the tinyest bit of bleed bottom left - normal for IPS to have a little bit anyway.Couldnt really ask for better connectivity, and although no speakers, the 3.5mm out is a nice touch so audio from hdmi and displayport can be output.Only niggle I have with it is the touch buttons seem to be rubbish.



Hi there, do you mean that this monitor comes with a laptop docking station? I have a Toshiba P50-b-10t which has a 4k screen. I would like to split screen with a secondary monitor - but only have HDMI out - so cannot use my old Dell VGA monitor (even though I know if I could it would only go to 1080p res). So I need a monitor which will allow split screen via HDMI.

For ease of working - I am keen on a docking station so I don't have to plug all cables in all the time, offers a tidier solution, and can raise the height of the laptop screen to that of the monitor.

Any clarification on your setup would be much appreciated

dz1

Would have been perfect if it was 16:10 screen ratio, but it's the usual … Would have been perfect if it was 16:10 screen ratio, but it's the usual 16:9 widescreen that i want to avoid.



Aye, it seems like we're moving to wider and wider format (21:9 now) but vertical height isn't improving and actually regressing. I've been using the 3007WFP for the last eight years and was thinking of upgrading, but there's literally nothing out there.

Optimus_Toaster

You'll be hard pressed to find a 16:10 monitor without spending a lot … You'll be hard pressed to find a 16:10 monitor without spending a lot more than a similar 16:9 monitor. It's just not in demand anymore and normally sold to professional environments for professional prices.




May I suggest the Dell U2415H ... only £221 at Ballicom. On my shopping list shortly.

Blocparty12

I have this, its brilliant. Originally had the u2414h but sent it back, … I have this, its brilliant. Originally had the u2414h but sent it back, it was worth the extra £100 in my opinion. (I paid £260 at time)The USB3s work a treat, nice little docking solution for laptops. Been using it with my macbook via a displayport with no issues, had to force rgb mode but you have to do that with most monitors, think its a mac/nvidia card issue anyway.25 seems to be quite a good sweet spot, and looks nicer than most other 27" displays because it has more PPI. No dead pixels and the tinyest bit of bleed bottom left - normal for IPS to have a little bit anyway.Couldnt really ask for better connectivity, and although no speakers, the 3.5mm out is a nice touch so audio from hdmi and displayport can be output.Only niggle I have with it is the touch buttons seem to be rubbish.



I also run one of these. And a 24" U2412M alongside it.

I'd pretty much agree with everything he said. Including the touch buttons, which I don't like either. But then, the power button on the older 24" isn't my best friend either. It's not the most accurate/responsive either ...

CampGareth

So I guess you don't use laptops. It helps if you use dpis though to show … So I guess you don't use laptops. It helps if you use dpis though to show cutoffs. A 17" 1080p display is 130 dpi, a 27" 2560x1440 is 108dpi, and this 25" 2560x1440 is 117dpi. My comfort cut off point at monitor-on-a-desk ranges is about 150dpi, with both my laptop and UHD display sitting about 157dpi I am a slightly sad bunny.



Thanks for asking, I do use laptop daily however my believe laptop screen should not be used for work in long term only on meetings / trips where necessary.
I use my primarily home on the above 3 screens, and docking into 2 of them when working from home to my laptop. In the office it's docked to 2x24" screen. Again, this is my preference and view. ( also have a note3, a nexus 7 2013 and a dell venue 8 pro just to cover all screen sizes! )

Not a bad price, bought a 27" Qnix 2710 1440p IPS around a year ago for similar price.. Still going strong (although th stand is crap)

daedos

May I suggest the Dell U2415H ... only £221 at Ballicom. On my shopping … May I suggest the Dell U2415H ... only £221 at Ballicom. On my shopping list shortly.



My point exactly, a 1920x1200 monitor costing double a comparable 1080p monitor and nearly as much as a 1440p monitor.

Thanks OP, just purchased one to use at work (to replace the AOC I have there). I have two U2414H's at home and couldn't put up with the terrible image quality of the AOC by comparison anymore.

A slightly larger monitor with a higher resolution and the same design as the U2414H was exactly what I was looking for
Edited by: "btc-uk" 4th Feb 2015

Alternate messed up the order of my address, so UPS failed to deliver today.

Or UPS lied and used it as an excuse, as I just checked Alternate and my address is correct on there.
Edited by: "kingchris" 4th Feb 2015

btc-uk

Thanks OP, just purchased one to use at work (to replace the AOC I have … Thanks OP, just purchased one to use at work (to replace the AOC I have there). I have two U2414H's at home and couldn't put up with the terrible image quality of the AOC by comparison anymore.A slightly larger monitor with a higher resolution and the same design as the U2414H was exactly what I was looking for



How does it compare against the u2414h . I have two of them which I paid £150 each - they are great monitors - I like the thin bezel and image quality is pretty good.

I wondering if I could replace these two with 2 x u2515h and make best use of the 970 card I have

I recently purchased 2 u2414h's which suffered from terrible back-light bleed, unresponsive buttons and nonfunctional DP inputs. Consequently, I returned them and spent a bit more on these in the hope that Dell have resolved some of the issues.

Thanks to the OP!

royals

How does it compare against the u2414h . I have two of them which I paid … How does it compare against the u2414h . I have two of them which I paid £150 each - they are great monitors - I like the thin bezel and image quality is pretty good.I wondering if I could replace these two with 2 x u2515h and make best use of the 970 card I have


I'm afraid I only ordered yesterday, apparently it's likely to be delivered next Tuesday so if no one else has compared them by that point I'll let you know then.

I read a (translated German) review & watched someone's review on youtube before making the decision to go for the newer one. The specs indicate it should be able to provide more accurate colour representation than the u2414h, plus the WQHD resolution is a big bonus for me as I plan on only using one monitor + the screen on my MBP at work.
Edited by: "btc-uk" 5th Feb 2015

royals

How does it compare against the u2414h



Not sure how similar the H & M models are?

Mine is side by side with a U2412M and the U2515H is considerably brighter. Not sure if it has the matte anti-glare coating the older M model has?

I'm happy with the image quality on both though ....

Edited by: "sancheez" 5th Feb 2015

masai

Info on … Info on Company...http://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/alternate.co.ukReviews...https://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.ticketalternative.co.ukhttps://www.ekomi.co.uk/review-alternatecouk.htmlBTW They "B" in the pictures refers to power consumption and not graded stock. The description refers to 27" model in places but guess its just a bad copy and paste!



I've noticed these are a bit cheaper on the continent, and judging by the location stats you posted I wonder if these could be European/German models.

Think I'll be getting two, whether from here or elsewhere but these screens are almost definitely for me (but I might await the TFT Central review to confirm!).
Edited by: "PoisonJam" 5th Feb 2015
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