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[Compu2000] Dell U2711 - $849 @ Compu2000

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Last time this was on sale was $799 during the Dell Days of Deals.

This is $849, also with Free Shipping, but for those not in BC, no PST. So it actually works out to be a little cheaper.

U2711 is a High-Rez 27" screen, same panel as the 27" iMacs.

And before people start posting that they can get a 28" I-Inc at TD for $289 or some stuff, know that this is a High-End IPS panel. 110% Colour Gamut.

SPECS: Dell UltraSharp U2711 27" 16:9 2560 X 1440 WQHD 80,000:1 IPS LCD

[IMG]http://i.dell.com/images/global/product ... rview1.jpg[/IMG]
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Thanks Op! Still $300-$400 too expensive for my taste :(
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The font is too small on this LCD.
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enon wrote: The font is too small on this LCD.
Just change it, the icons too.
The resolution is for editing.
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THE GOOD: The Dell UltraSharp U2711 has a super high-resolution screen that shows images in a fidelity we've not seen on a 27-inch display before. Also, the monitor exhibits deep blacks while watching movies, vibrant color in games, has a robust onscreen display, and has a plethora of connection options.

THE BAD: The Dell UltraSharp U2711 is missing the pivot option that the U2410 had. Also, buyers may find its price prohibitive.

THE BOTTOM LINE: The Dell UltraSharp U2711 is a feature-rich monitor with incredible performance that earns its high price.

http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/de ... 13833.html

I believe a lot of iMac owners are getting the yellow tint issue so this U2711 is actually better, albiet with higher energy costs.
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i picked this up on the last dell sale
coming from a 22inch 1680x1050, i dont find the font too small. it feels almost the same as the old monitor but now i have way more desktop space to work with!

then again im also used to a 12.1 inch laptop screen that is 1400x1050

unless you have bad sight or sit very far from the monitor, fonts should be just fine
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zoolander wrote: Just change it, the icons too.
The resolution is for editing.
Changing fonts & icons helps to a certain extent. With some programs and web pages that do not expect to be running on LARGE fonts, the buttons and images things are out of place. (Tigerdirect runs VERY slow when IE is set to 125% size.)

And when you do up to font size, it sort of defeats the purpose of the higher resolution of the monitor.

For those whom's vision requires it, larger pixels is the best solution for reading text - 27" with native resoluton at 1920x1200. (You may only understand, when you reach that age.) ;)

For games and graphics applications the more pixels in a smaller area the better. (ie. U2711)
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superspud9 wrote: then again im also used to a 12.1 inch laptop screen that is 1400x1050
You have EXCELLENT vision.

I didn't like 1400x1050 even on a 14" LCD - always went with the standard 1024 x 768 for my 14" laptops.

I have a client that had to run 800x600 on a 17" LCD. They did not like 1024x768 with large fonts.

It depends on each person and their age to a certain degree.
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Good monitor if you need it for professional use, otherwise it is a colossal waste of money.
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Arcum wrote: Good monitor if you need it for professional use, otherwise it is a colossal waste of money.
A lot of photographers, both enthusiast and pro are interested in this monitor but, frankly, it is not even really a pro monitor. Look to Eizo and Lacie for that with their price tags between $1200 and $5500 for 22" to 30" units.

Some reviews:

http://www.prad.de/new/monitore/test/20 ... u2711.html
(use Google translate page by page - English translation should be out any day)
Prad didn't think too highly of this monitor giving it a "Good" where for a top performer "Very Good" is the norm.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2711.htm

http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php? ... 1265617565

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Daaamn I sorely tempted but 799 is max for me.
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Why is it that when I click the "Warranty" tab on the Compu2000 site, it's blank.
How do the Dell warranty work when you buy from a third party?
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Dell Ultrasharp 3007 30" 2560x1600 is $999 at dell.ca now, how's it comparing with U2711?
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sis649 wrote: Dell Ultrasharp 3007 30" 2560x1600 is $999 at dell.ca now, how's it comparing with U2711?
I have been looking at both these monitors for the past few days. I almost pulled the trigger on the 3007WFP-HC at $899 with an additional $100 of savings with a coupon until I realized that the monitor is 4-5 years old. It was released back in 2006 and of course lacking quite a lot of features.

Even though it has DVI, there is no way to connect a HDMI device like the 360 or the PS3 to it via HDMI-DVI adapter because the monitor doesn't have an scaling features.

Although I do have a TV, I was planning to purchase another 360 to game near my PC though I don't really need one because I already have one. It only made me think that how old the monitor is and what kind of money I am spending on it especially on such an old tech.

If you are just using for PC solely, by all means go for it because I heard nothing but good things about it.

On the other hand the U2711 is an excellent piece of hardware which is pretty brand new and has all the major inputs that one would need. There are few complains but looks like a really good monitor if you can get it calibrated after you get.

Considering that there are 3 more Dell Days Of Deals left starting from Monday, I am thinking it might pop up again for around $799 which is what I am waiting for and willing to take that chance.

Hope this helps :)

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