"Great specs, poorly manufactured."1.0 starson by stanoh
Pros: This is a great monitor ONLY WHEN it's working as it should. Great color, sharp pixels, doesn't have the grainy coating that older 27" DELL monitor had, lots of input options, great value etc, BUT..
Cons: From my experience, it's really poorly manufactured! I had 2 replacements within 9 months, and third one is now on the way.
Summary: The first one, after about 6 months of use, the panel inside the monitor starts to slide down, and there was a clear gap at the top and some pixels on the bottom became hidden behind the monitor's frame. Dell folks replaced it with a "new" refurbished monitor, as in warranty (I live in HK). When I turned on the replacement, I immediately noticed that it had the same problem. The panel inside was off-centered and tilted a bit with some pixels on the bottom not visible and a large gap at the top. Basically the replacement came pre-dropped. Dell gave me another replacement - again a refurbished one. The third one started to make a high pitch "electric current" noise after a couple of months, which started only when the monitor was displaying dark things on white background - word docs, most web pages, and it got worse and worse. One day it powered down by itself, and refused to turn back on since. (it's not the fuse or the power cord).
Within 9 months after I spent US$800+ for a monitor, I am waiting for a lousy REFURBISHED replacement for the third time. Now I pray for a reliable unit before my warranty expires, staring at 27" of sheer darkness.
As a side note, I also have 23" Apple CinemaHD Display that I bought in 2004, and it's still working perfectly in every sense after 9 years. Only reason I bought this DELL monitor was because Apple didn't include HDMI or DVI port in their new monitors.