"Many Problems With This Monitor! Read Forums!"1.0 starson by jes327
Pros: The pros have pretty much been listed already.
Cons: The cons have pretty much been listed too except for maybe issues people are having with the monitor.
Summary: I had paid nearly $1000 for this monitor, never again nor can I recommend this monitor to anyone because of the issues I've been having and found many other people having the same and similar issuesl Google the search words "Dell U2711 Faulty" and your search with show pages upon pages of people reporting problems with this monitor seeking solutions for the same. In all my searching so far I haven't found one person that has reported having a solution to their issues even after replacing their monitor thru Dell! Does that kind-of hint to the U2711 being faulty in design or what?
As for me I've had horizontal white lines appearing on the left half of the screen varying from mild to extreme at times. This issue was with the 1st U2711 monitor I originally purchased from Dell last year. I had tried changing graphics card drivers, replacing the DVI-D cable with a new one, switching connection ports on the monitor and blowing out any dust inside the cabinet. I had read about people swapping out their graphics cards and still having the same issues I've been having. The computer I've been using with this Dell U2711 monitor is not junk, either. Here's a list showing some specs:
Dell XPS 410 desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Nvidia 9800 GT graphics card (all updated drivers)
8 gigs of RAM
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU - 2.93 GHz
Philips BDD1001 Blu-Ray optical drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7221S optical drive w/Lightscribe
Twin single platter hard drives 596GB running RAID 0
I called Dell and they sent a replacement U2711 which arrived yesterday. Luckily I have the 3 year replacement warranty. The replacement monitor isn't displaying white horizontal lines as before, but is occasionally displaying a big bunch of green dots filling the screen! The only thing that helps a bit is if I gently nudge the DVI-D cable connector at the monitor. This also worked a bit as a temporary solution with the 1st U2711 monitor I had.
I don't know what to do anymore! So many people are reporting issues with this monitor that I think the only solution might be to request a different model replacement thru Dell.