Pros Great color reproduction and sharpness. Excellent, intuitive touch-sensitive controls. Wide range of inputs.
Cons 16 square inches smaller than the 2709W due to the different aspect ratios. Text can appear a bit fuzzy on white backgrounds (this is a slight effect). Height adjustment is limited, compared to some of Dell's earlier 24" monitors.
Summary The U2711 is an amazing monitor for movies and "content" and for those that need high pixel density or color accuracy. For those looking for clear text and more viewing area, or if you are moving from another 27" monitor, beware that you may be disappointed. This monitor is the latest casualty of the 16:9 aspect ratio craziness sweeping the industry. A 27" monitor with a 16:10 aspect ratio-- the previous "standard" for 27" LCDs-- like the Dell 2709W (1920x1200 resolution), has 16 square inches additional viewable screen space than the U2711 (2560x1440). What does this look like? Imagine getting a monitor that is 5/8" wider while losing slightly more than 1" of height. You'd need a 29.2" diagonal 16:9 monitor to get the same viewing height as the 27" 16:10 monitor.
Pros High resolution, and lots of ports. Ok for games and movies. Not OK for accurate color reproduction.
Cons The anti-glare coating is so intrusive, it tints all the colors a grayish tone. ONly good for general computing tasks. This monitor sucks for 3D graphics and photography work..
Summary I don't see how this monitor can get anything above a two star rating. I have previously bought DELL monitors and I have to say the the anti-glare on this one is the worst. At its native resolution, text is really difficult to read; the letters seem to clump together due to the anti-glare coating. Although I don't like glossy screens, I plan on selling this monitor and replacing it with the 27" Apple LED monitor later this September..
! I feel like I just threw $1000 dollars in the trash.
Also I returned the monitor after a week of using it thinking that the coating was defective, so I was really disappointed that the replacement monitor had the same cheap anti-glare coating on it.
Don't buy this monitor!
Pros Best Price in the same class of products, good picture quality
Cons I exchanged 2 times, still have problems! heavy colour shift from left to right or dead pixel......I don't know they will change it again or not......but I am tired on that.
Pros I purchased U2711 the first day it was available in Dell web 3 months ago and I still loving it:
Nice resolution for desktop and gaming
Great Image quality
Good response time and input lag
Cons Nothing but
too much heat dissipated because of its power consumption
Pros Has 4 x USB Ports and 8-in-1 flash reader.
Cons It is a little expensive, yep.
Summary TN panels are everywhere and are by far the cheapest option, although they do have a bit of competition from E-IPS displays.
Gamers (i am a gamer) should be happy with this screen as well, but content creators are the real target audience for this screen, with Dell?s specs claiming 96 percent of AdobeRGB coverage, and a Custom Color mode in the onscreen display that allows for tweaking saturation, hue, gain, and offset.