"Good Monitor, Hope it lasts as long as my Previous Dell"5.0 starson by E-Ramirez
Pros: Bright crisp display with excellent color saturation.
Text quality is excellent, even in the smallest fonts, was really pleasantly surprised.
Solid Stand; tilt, swivel, Height, orientation adjustments.
Dell 3 year premium panel warranty.
Cons: Does suffer from IPS Glare which is more noticeable in dark rooms, but effect was minimal.
Summary: There's been much talk about light bleed issues, with people popping up images of their screens taken in a dark room. Note: All panels will exhibit a little light bleed around the edges when viewed under very dark conditions, it's rare indeed to find Panels or TV's or even iPads etc that have no light bleed somewhere. We have 3 iPads here and all 3 have a little light bleed even my new retina ipad... just visible in v/dark room.
Fortunately the Panel I received suffered from no noticable light bleed at all, note these panels do suffer from what is known as IPS pixel glare near the edges when you move away from the optimum viewing angle, though in fairness, even this is only visible under dark ambient light. For normal conditions there is no issue at all.
The monitor also had ZERO bad pixels, so maybe I was one of the lucky one's, I had a Dell 2407-HC Ultra sharp which is still going strong after 5yrs+ and is still perfect with no bad pixels, so I just hope this new 27" one serves me as well.
The 2713HM monitor is quite a bit slimmer than the 2407 and is not such a big jump in size as one might imagine, this is due to the fact the older 2407 has a 16x10 aspect ration while this 2713 uses 16x9.
I did notice that whites looks noticeably whiter, than on the older panel, and viewing text is pretty sharp, so those closer pixels do make a difference, it's almost impossible to make the pixels out on the screen.
I also added the AY511 Sound bar mainly because the previous 510 sound bar I was using was in silver and ideally you need a black one with this monitor, I also suspect that the current 510 soundbars probably protrude at the front due to the thinner panel when they are fitted. I say this because the new AY511 soundbar would have looked better maybe if it was recessed a little, when its fitted it just comes flush with the front of the monitor, AIS I suspect the 510's may stick out a little, unless they have made them thinner since I last purchased my old one 5Yrs ago.
The 511 soundbar sound wise is much better than the 510 as you would expect, using touch controls which work okay, but it does NOT retain it's settings if the unit gets powered off from the mains, it retains them in stanby ect but not if completely dis-connected. Can I recommend the sound bar, well yes I can if only because it looks far better than the 510, and other than weak bass the sound quality is not bad at all.
So back to the Monitor itself, assuming you can get a decent one, then this monitor is amazing, it delivers in abundance, it's pretty cheap for what you get, this one cost me $100 less than I paid for the 24" 5yrs ago. It certainly runs much cooler, as even after several hours use it's barely warm on the top, and I'm also pleased to add that on this model the USB 3 ports actually work properly, as the USB2 ports on the 2407 never really worked properly, but no issues at all this time round.
Note: cheap price for the Dell U2713HM check at --> IPS-Ledmonitors.blogspot.com/p/dell-u2713hm-ips-led.html
Good Monitor at bargain price, with superb warranty, what more can you ask for.