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 4th Mar 2015
Currently the best price delivered for this Dell U2515H 25" 1440p — a very popular and well-respected monitor ... Good buy!

--update 11/03/2015--

Now down to £227.80 delivered. (But with a 20 day lead time.)

--update 13/03/2015--

Now down to £224.80 delivered. (with a 15 day lead time.)

--update 16/03/2015--

Back up to £239.80 delivered :-(

39 Comments

Original Poster

Or, if you are VAT-registered, this may be a better bet, as you can use your VAT registration number while ordering and pay ex-VAT at source.

Also, use discount code FW27IU5 or FW2KBL8 for an extra 5 euros off. You can also sign up for for their newsletter, here, which gives you a unique personal code that you can combine one of the two aforementioned codes. Works out at around £185.70 delivered (ex-VAT remember).


Edited by: "heronben" 11th May 2015

Good monitor in native resolution. 1080p upscaling not that great though

Original Poster

I take it up-scaling is a gaming issue, where you can only run 1080p maximum etc.? I've just bought this for for Lightroom/Photoshop work. It should be a beauty!
Edited by: "heronben" 4th Mar 2015

love my u2515h!

Hoping to get one soon and liking the weekly price drops!

I just need 2 more inches

Just ordered one, bought a Benq BL2411PT 1920x1200 as a monitor upgrade like a month back. However at this sort of price, I don't think I can go wrong upgrading again, the 25" is perfect for my desk space.

Finally a decent resolution monitor and not those 1080 pieces of junk.

It is mostly my old eyes, but 1440p is a bit small for that screen size. 27" is the smallest I'd go with that res for people with good eyesight and I'm personally going for a 32" thanks to my myopia...

tek-monkey

I just need 2 more inches


Plenty of 27" 1440p monitors, this is great for those who like a bit more pixel density!

tek-monkey

I just need 2 more inches



That's what she said.

is this monitor new or used?

thanks op.

ChampionshipManager

That's what she said.


Can't believe that took nearly 100 hours!

What's the refresh? 60hz?

Sheza1

Plenty of 27" 1440p monitors, this is great for those who like a bit more … Plenty of 27" 1440p monitors, this is great for those who like a bit more pixel density!



Exactly!

Original Poster

kidrock123

is this monitor new or used?thanks op.


Brand new with full dell warranty. Mine arrived from Germany within 5 days by UPS, but it now looks like they have a 2 week lead-time. Seems like they are proving popular — maybe due to being on HUKD?

One thing I will say is the monitor is *amazing*. Just make sure you have decent graphics card to get the most out of it, do some initial calibration and download the correct colour profiles, to get the most out of it.

Edited by: "heronben" 12th Mar 2015

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shak

What's the refresh? 60hz?



Yep, 60Hz.

Love the monitor, got mine 2 weeks ago. But in a dual monitor setup with a 1080p secondary screen the scaling is messed up. Second screen has blurry text that's awful to look at. No solution

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lucifon

Love the monitor, got mine 2 weeks ago. But in a dual monitor setup with … Love the monitor, got mine 2 weeks ago. But in a dual monitor setup with a 1080p secondary screen the scaling is messed up. Second screen has blurry text that's awful to look at. No solution



Exactly the same here. You need to upgrade to a better graphics card I'm afraid :-(

heronben

Exactly the same here. You need to upgrade to a better graphics card I'm … Exactly the same here. You need to upgrade to a better graphics card I'm afraid :-(



Not sure it's the graphics card but more Windows itself, unless I'm mistaken? I just put a new card in the machine which should do the job fine. Text on the start menu on the second screen is crystal clear, it's only in apps, so it's 100% a scaling issue.

Now I need to buy a second one of these really!

Thanks for the comments. Thinking about buying this for my new computer which has a 760 Ti. I do a lot of Photoshop as well as light gaming, so would this monitor work nicely with the GPU I have? Thanks in advance.

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lucifon

Not sure it's the graphics card but more Windows itself, unless I'm … Not sure it's the graphics card but more Windows itself, unless I'm mistaken? I just put a new card in the machine which should do the job fine. Text on the start menu on the second screen is crystal clear, it's only in apps, so it's 100% a scaling issue.Now I need to buy a second one of these really!



I think it's a graphics card issue. I have three monitors connected: one is the aforementioned U2515H, the other two are dell P2414H. Currently, they are all running from the integrated haswell HD 4600 GPU and *whichever* one I put as the primary monitor is pin sharp, and the other two are blurry. So, if I make the P2414H the primary, connected to the displayport socket, that's the one that is sharp and the U2515H is blurry. However, previously, I had 3 monitors at 1080p running from the integrated HD 4600 and they were all pin sharp! So I think the the 4600 just can't cope with the overall pixel workload...

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cheaperbythe12

Thanks for the comments. Thinking about buying this for my new computer … Thanks for the comments. Thinking about buying this for my new computer which has a 760 Ti. I do a lot of Photoshop as well as light gaming, so would this monitor work nicely with the GPU I have? Thanks in advance.


Yep, that sounds to me like a perfect combo!

heronben

I think it's a graphics card issue. I have three monitors connected: one … I think it's a graphics card issue. I have three monitors connected: one is the aforementioned U2515H, the other two are dell P2414H. Currently, they are all running from the integrated haswell HD 4600 GPU and *whichever* one I put as the primary monitor is pin sharp, and the other two are blurry. So, if I make the P2414H the primary, connected to the displayport socket, that's the one that is sharp and the U2515H is blurry. However, previously, I had 3 monitors at 1080p running from the integrated HD 4600 and they were all pin sharp! So I think the the 4600 just can't cope with the overall pixel workload...



Were the 3 previous monitors on the 4600 all the same resolution?? If you disable scaling in properties > compatibility settings for each application (right click the shortcut & restart the application) then they look sharp on my secondary screen but everything's abit too large. I fitted a new card specially for this as I didn't have the right outputs, GTX 750ti 2GB. I'm almost certain it's a Windows flaw when it comes to multiple monitors at different resolutions, it seems to want to mess with the 1080p screen even though the only screen which needs scaling is my U2515H. If you force 100% scaling for all monitors (aka no scaling) they're both sharp, but everything's really tiny on the U2515H due to the 1440p resolution.

Edited by: "lucifon" 12th Mar 2015

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lucifon

Were the 3 previous monitors on the 4600 all the same resolution?? If you … Were the 3 previous monitors on the 4600 all the same resolution?? If you disable scaling in properties > compatibility settings for each application (right click the shortcut & restart the application) then they look sharp on my secondary screen but everything's abit too large. I fitted a new card specially for this as I didn't have the right outputs, GTX 750ti 2GB. I'm almost certain it's a Windows flaw when it comes to multiple monitors at different resolutions, it seems to want to mess with the 1080p screen even though the only screen which needs scaling is my U2515H. If you force 100% scaling for all monitors (aka no scaling) they're both sharp, but everything's really tiny on the U2515H due to the 1440p resolution.



I run the same set-up at work: one monitor at 1440p (Dell U2713HM) and two at 1080p (2414H), and they are all pin sharp. They are all on displayPort, two are on the dedicated graphics card and one is running off the dispalyPort on the integrated HD 4600. So, unless it's an issue specific to the U2515H, then I'm hoping the (reasonably) expensive graphics card I've just ordered will solve the problem! Otherwise, I've just wasted about £180
Edited by: "heronben" 12th Mar 2015

heronben

I run the same set-up at work: one monitor at 1440p (Dell U2713HM) and … I run the same set-up at work: one monitor at 1440p (Dell U2713HM) and two at 1080p (2414H), and they are all pin sharp. They are all on displayPort, two are on the dedicated graphics card and one is running off the dispalyPort on the integrated HD 4600. So, unless it's an issue specific to the U2515H, then I'm hoping the (reasonably) expensive graphics card I've just ordered will solve the problem! Otherwise, I've just wasted about £180



Would you be able to let me know how you get on when the new graphics card arrives? I spent hours trying to suss it last week and eventually gave up and put it down to a Windows flaw. I've got the u2515H and a 23 inch AOC panel, it's the AOC panel which gets blurry text. Images etc are all fine, it's literally just text.

Banned

That's a very good monitor, great deal.

Original Poster

lucifon

Would you be able to let me know how you get on when the new graphics … Would you be able to let me know how you get on when the new graphics card arrives? I spent hours trying to suss it last week and eventually gave up and put it down to a Windows flaw. I've got the u2515H and a 23 inch AOC panel, it's the AOC panel which gets blurry text. Images etc are all fine, it's literally just text.



No worries, I'll let you know!

How does the warranty work with this? Can you just call Dell UK or has it to be sent back to Germany?

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eldaras

How does the warranty work with this? Can you just call Dell UK or has it … How does the warranty work with this? Can you just call Dell UK or has it to be sent back to Germany?



Not sure to be honest? Their support is pretty quick if you want to ask the question - info@alternate.co.uk.

Let us know if you find out..

eldaras

How does the warranty work with this? Can you just call Dell UK or has it … How does the warranty work with this? Can you just call Dell UK or has it to be sent back to Germany?



I'd also like to know this as I'm seriously considering this for my next monitor. I think i will buy from computeruniverse as I can get the VAT knocked off - I'm sure the Dell warranty would be the same whether it's from there or Alternate.

I wish i could justify buying this. My 8 year old 24" Dell ultrasharp 1920x1200 is still beautiful though.

benjai

Finally a decent resolution monitor and not those 1080 pieces of junk.


Talk about taking technology for granted

Don't know whether I should keep holding out for price drops or not!

benjai

Finally a decent resolution monitor and not those 1080 pieces of junk.

Depends on your need. I play games but have no desire to waste 300 notes on GPU to push this many pixels. 1080p and a £120 card will do me fine.

Daz555

Depends on your need. I play games but have no desire to waste 300 notes … Depends on your need. I play games but have no desire to waste 300 notes on GPU to push this many pixels. 1080p and a £120 card will do me fine.



I'm in a similar boat, game so rarely now upgrading my 7850 would be a waste of money. The extra real estate when coding would be very welcome though, wondering how the upscaling would look for games on a direct 1:4 from 720p?

tek-monkey

I'm in a similar boat, game so rarely now upgrading my 7850 would be a … I'm in a similar boat, game so rarely now upgrading my 7850 would be a waste of money. The extra real estate when coding would be very welcome though, wondering how the upscaling would look for games on a direct 1:4 from 720p?


Luckily I can run all of my games at native resolution but if I had to run all my games at 1080p and I would be disappointed. You not only lose some sharpness but also the brightness/contrast is increased so blacks appear dark grey, kind of like how an LCD looks. For the occassional game it would be fine.

Original Poster

heronben

No worries, I'll let you know!



@lucifon, it looks like you are correct and I've just pointlessly spent the best part of two hundred notes on a graphics card I didn't even need

I wonder why it works much better on the work office set-up? The only thing I can think of is the pixel density is a lot closer to the other monitors at 1440p over 27" vs. 25", and that that has some influence?

Also, the 1080p monitor is set as the primary one at work (here it's the 1440); maybe that makes a difference?

There must be an answer to this out there somewhere?!!

Oh well! At least, I have a really sh*t-hot graphics card now


Edited by: "heronben" 16th Mar 2015

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cheaperbythe12

I'd also like to know this as I'm seriously considering this for my next … I'd also like to know this as I'm seriously considering this for my next monitor. I think i will buy from computeruniverse as I can get the VAT knocked off - I'm sure the Dell warranty would be the same whether it's from there or Alternate.



I think the definitive answer about the warranty is, it's covered Europe-wide, and you deal directly with Dell.

Register your product here, using the service tag on the back, and you'll be sorted.
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