The first monitor in our roundup is Dell's UltraSharp U Although it's one step down, size-wise, from the flagship 30" U, this 27" screen is unquestionably a more price-conscious product. It gives up the piano black finish in favor of matte black with silver trim, which seems to work better in well-lit environments. You'll also find a 3. But you cannot attach speakers to the output and get sound piped in from the HDMI interface. Run audio up from the back of your PC, attach the SoundBar, and get control over the signal through the monitor itself.
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We haven't had a display review since our desperately seeking quality LCDs article. That doesn't mean there haven't been interesting displays released during that timeframe, but the trends highlighted in that last article have continued.
TN panels are everywhere and are by far the cheapest option, although they do have a bit of competition from E-IPS displays. The catch is that you need to be prepared to spend two or three times as much money or more! The answer, quite simply, is quality.
Dell offers U-series UltraSharp displays that look to satisfy professional users without quite getting into the professional display price range, and they'll provide substantially better quality than any entry-level display. That brings us to today's review. The latest offering in the U-series is the U, a 27" beauty sporting extremely impressive features. The U has an extremely high resolution x panel - similar to the panel that's used in the Apple 27" iMac.
Notice that we highlighted the word similar? That's because the two panels aren't identical; the glass might be the same, but there are definitely differences. But isn't CCFL worse?
Since this is a display rather than an all-in-one computer, there are plenty of other differences between the Apple and Dell LCDs. Like most UltraSharp displays, you also get a couple USB ports on the back, two more on the side, and a handy flash memory reader. Besides having a higher color gamut and different backlighting technology, Dell uses bit internal color processing with the ability to output bit color.
That means you can get levels of grey instead of just , reducing the amount of banding present in certain situations. First, you need to have a graphics card with the ability to output bit color, which typically means you need a workstation class GPU. You also need some sort of "special sauce" - specifically, you need an application that knows about deep color support. NVIDIA tells us that the GPU is aware of the deep color capability of the display at that point, but it requires an appropriate application before bit color output would start.
So what's not to like? As with so many other things in life, all of these lovely features don't come free. Overall, the U makes a very good impression if you're after a high quality LCD; it's just not intended for users that are merely looking for a decent display at an affordable price.
If you're a discerning image professional or just someone fed up with lackluster consumer LCDs, read on to find out if the U is the right display for you. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. I am an avid fan and have found no others as good.
I am a pro photographer and spend most of my days processing images. I find it easiest to see artifacts and other processing problems on displays with bigger pixel pitches like my Dad's p 58" Panasonic Plasma. I guess I'm saying that I want to see my images at their worst, but accurately. I'm about to pull the trigger and move to a " LCD or Plasma TV as my prime editing monitor, but I'd like to see how they stack up in one of your top-notch reviews.
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Dell UltraSharp U2711
Dell UltraSharp U specs. General Dimensions WxDxH. Display Type. Native Resolution. QHD x at 60 Hz. Contrast Ratio.
27" Dell UltraSharp U2711 - Specifications
Size class of the display as declared by the manufacturer. Often this is the rounded value of the actual size of the diagonal in inches. Approximate diagonal size of the display. If the manufacturer does not provide such information, the diagonal is calculated from the width and height of the screen. Approximate width of the display.
Dell UltraSharp™ U2711 69 cm (27") Monitor with PremierColor Details
We haven't had a display review since our desperately seeking quality LCDs article. That doesn't mean there haven't been interesting displays released during that timeframe, but the trends highlighted in that last article have continued. TN panels are everywhere and are by far the cheapest option, although they do have a bit of competition from E-IPS displays. The catch is that you need to be prepared to spend two or three times as much money or more!