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Dell UltraSharp U2711 monitor - Sweet!

post #1 of 35
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New from CES

Key Specs

Screen Size: 27 inches
Native Resolution: 2,560x1,440
Aspect Ratio: 16-to-9
Contrast Ratio: 1,000-to-1
Brightness: 350 cd/m2
Response Time: 6 milliseconds (gray to gray)
DVI Connector: Two
D-Sub/VGA Connector: One
HDMI Connector: One
DisplayPort Connector: One
USB Ports: Four
$1,049 (direct)

If only this display supported 120Hz 3D...Very tempted. If they drop the price during a sale by a few hundred dollars I might pick this one up anyways.
post #2 of 35
At 27 inches I just don't see the benefit of that high a resolution. 1080p it's perfectly fine in my opinion. Throwing good money down the tubes, that's just my opinion.
post #3 of 35
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Nice threadcrap. Again.
post #4 of 35
It does seem way overpriced for the specs (resolution aside). 1000:1 and 6ms GTG are very outdated specs, especially for something that has a $1K msrp. I agree that the price should be much lower, say around $600 or so (maybe they will street that low?). Also I think the IPS panel is wasted for use as a gaming monitor where a faster response time would be more critical and usually gamers sit dead center in front of their screen anyway .

Jason
post #5 of 35
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

New from CES

Key Specs

Screen Size: 27 inches
Native Resolution: 2,560x1,440
Aspect Ratio: 16-to-9
Contrast Ratio: 1,000-to-1
Brightness: 350 cd/m2
Response Time: 6 milliseconds (gray to gray)
DVI Connector: Two
D-Sub/VGA Connector: One
HDMI Connector: One
DisplayPort Connector: One
USB Ports: Four
$1,049 (direct)

If only this display supported 120Hz 3D...Very tempted. If they drop the price during a sale by a few hundred dollars I might pick this one up anyways.



As a Design Engineer, that uses Pro/Engineer & Solidworks 8+ hours a day, this monitor gives me major wood. Higher resolution and a larger space means more workspace potential.

As a gamer, though, I'm not as enthused given the price tag. I'd stick my money into a bigger HDTV or a monitor with a 1920 x 1080 resolution at a much lower price point. If you have the graphics hardware to push a game, with all details maxxed out, at 2,560x1,440 then you easily have the hardware to push the same game at max detail at 1920x1080 with some anti aliasing thereby nullifying all the additional pixels.

Just my opinion...
post #6 of 35
"1080p it's perfectly fine in my opinion"

Simply put, your opinion is wrong.

As to the original monitor? Looks great for business use, and I know my programmers at work would love the thing. I would like to see a cheaper, faster, consumer version myself though. Give me the 27" version of my Dell S2409W for $400 and I'd be very interested.
post #7 of 35
HAHA poor Dave another person doesn't get super res monitor and here comes dave to defend. Despite the fact the dudes right that res at 27 inches, give me a break.
post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by hdtv00 View Post

HAHA poor Dave another person doesn't get super res monitor and here comes dave to defend. Despite the fact the dudes right that res at 27 inches, give me a break.

Man give it a rest already. We get it, you don't like hi rez monitors. Solution...don't read this thread or post. Its that simple.
post #9 of 35
And we get you two are in love with them. Don't like it don't reply giving no insight into the thread just crying...don't read this thread or post. It's that simple...oh wait.
post #10 of 35
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Originally Posted by hdtv00 View Post

And we get you two are in love with them. Don't like it don't reply giving no insight into the thread just crying...don't read this thread or post. It's that simple...oh wait.

You already posted your insight on the 30" monitor thread and we get it. 1080p is the best thing since slice bread. Your post here has no insight at all, but just seems to be a knock on a fellow AVS member.
post #11 of 35
I love how the Ignore List can be used to remind you of who is too dumb to interact with.
post #12 of 35
And I love how babies have to use an ignore list over something so silly.

Oh so mines a knock on a fellow member and your's was what insightful, is that it Tinker lol. Give me a break.
post #13 of 35
I'm digging the IPS screen but it's uh... kind of on the expensive side.

Obviously this is going to be a preference but fitting in 2560 x 1440 on a 16:9 27" sounds kind of tight and don't be surprised if text/detail looks a little cramped - look at a 20" 1080p monitor as a good comparison on how everything will look in terms of pixel density. The extra resolution and the extra space is nice... but if you have to blow everything up for text, and your UI in games is annoyingly small and you have to keep your monitor closer than you'd like, then why even spend more?
post #14 of 35
Hi folks I have question I would like to get a monitor to play Xbox 360, PS3 and watch some Blu Ray. Since they max out at 1080P will this monitor re size the image to fit the screen? I am quite familiar with HDTV's up converting to image to fit the screen but am not quite sure if it applies to Monitors as well.
post #15 of 35
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Originally Posted by elvisahmed View Post

Hi folks I have question I would like to get a monitor to play Xbox 360, PS3 and watch some Blu Ray. Since they max out at 1080P will this monitor re size the image to fit the screen? I am quite familiar with HDTV's up converting to image to fit the screen but am not quite sure if it applies to Monitors as well.

Being this is a 16:9 aspect ratio monitor like any other HDTV, it should obviously be able to display any 16:9 input 1:1 over HDMI.
post #16 of 35
Thanks Davefi I understand it will display the 1080P image but will I get bars as the resolution of this monitor is higher?
post #17 of 35
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Originally Posted by elvisahmed View Post

Thanks Davefi I understand it will display the 1080P image but will I get bars as the resolution of this monitor is higher?

It has an HDMI port, it is 16:9, as I said before, it is pretty safe to assume you can plug in any consumer electronics device like a blu-ray player, hdtv tuner, etc, etc, and are good to go- without it it would be fairly pointless.

It should be out in a few months, you'll know then.
post #18 of 35
This Monitor has been reviewed by cnet. Looks like a show stopper!!:
http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors...?tag=mncol;lst
post #19 of 35
AnandTech has a review of it as well if you want to hop over there and see.
post #20 of 35
Check out this link comparing screen sizes between the 16X9 U2711 and the 16X10 U2411.

U2711 = 23.54" x 13.22"
U2411 = 20.35" x 12.72"

There's only a 0.5 inch difference in height between them. That's a deal killer for me. Sure it's ~3 inches wider but vertical height is important to me as well. For Eyefinity it looks like it'll be better getting 3 x U2411's if you're going landscape. Yes, 3 x U2711's will still be wider but not enough to justify the price difference imho. This is different though if you're going to use it in portrait mode, the it'll make sense to go with 3 x U2711's.
post #21 of 35
Thread Starter 
http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors...-33913833.html

Ah screw it. Apparently this display is awesome, and since I'm not going to buy a Fermi as soon as Dell runs a display sale I'm going to pick one of these bad boys up.
post #22 of 35
I believe this monitor uses the same panel as my 27" iMac, and it's by far the best monitor I've ever used. You won't be disappointed.
post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

Being this is a 16:9 aspect ratio monitor like any other HDTV, it should obviously be able to display any 16:9 input 1:1 over HDMI.

I have to respectfully disagree on saying 1:1.

Feed it a signal: 1,920x1,080
Native Resolution: 2,560x1,440

There's going to be pixel interpolation (or is that pixel interpretation) to match 1920 up to 2560. Something like every 3 pixels will match and then the 4th will be shown double - or whatever magic algorythm is used to do this. (would this be a 3:4 method?)

It's the same idea as feeding a 480p DVD player to a 1080p HDTV - the display is doing an upconvert on the signal.

Feeding a 1280x720 signal would give you 1:2, which I would consider as a perfect match. Do they make a 3840x2160 monitor yet?
post #24 of 35
Thread Starter 
Oh please, now you're just picking nits.

Here's a professionally done review of the U2711 if anyone's interested.
post #25 of 35
Sounds like a very nice display but better suited for a workplace monitor than a gaming monitor and it's still kind of spendy IMO. At a more reasonable price I might consider a purchase as an upgrade from my 24" LG.

Jason
post #26 of 35
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Sounds like a very nice display but better suited for a workplace monitor than a gaming monitor and it's still kind of spendy IMO. At a more reasonable price I might consider a purchase as an upgrade from my 24" LG.

Jason

It seems to be very good gaming/movie display regardless of the specs. Very popular and the folks over on HardOCP really love it.
post #27 of 35
Anybody know if Dell will come out with a monitor identical (same dimensions) to this, but in 1080P?
post #28 of 35
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Originally Posted by Hawkwing View Post

Anybody know if Dell will come out with a monitor identical (same dimensions) to this, but in 1080P?

Not as far as I know, but there are plenty of other manufacturers out there with nice 27"-28" monitors (although most will not be IPS) like the Planar PX2710MW , or you could even get a 1080p LCD HDTV.

Some guy is selling the Dell Ultrasharp 30" 3008s for about the same price. Not sure which one to get.
post #29 of 35
That dell is very nice, The head of our dealership just ordered one and said there was a2-4 week wait. The only problem I see with it is the 60hz refresh rate. At this price, I'd expect to see 120hz.
post #30 of 35
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Professional display. Don't expect to see 120Hz. It's just a gimmick. 3D gaming is just a phase that won't catch on.

Even though I can get the 30" 3008 for approx the same price, I think the U2711 is the better display. I'm having a really hard time deciding between the two.
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