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If you are buying one read this first
on 22 October 2015
A good monitor at a good price but three caveats (two of which have been mentioned elsewhere).
1. The monitor's usb sockets are useless as they are located at the rear of the monitor beneath a black flap that acts as a wire-tidy. You will never use them to say plug in a memory stick or camera lead because to gain access means pulling the monitor forward, turning it round etc etc.
2. It only takes connections with a DP cable. The one supplied comes with a large connector at one end and a mini connector at the other. If you plug the large connector into the pc (my Dell PC only has a socket for the large one) you then have to plug the mini end into your monitor. Then the monitor displays "no DP connection detected" or words to that effect. There is no paperwork to tell you what to do so I had to access Dell's online support. Problem solved by entering the monitor's controls to tell the monitor you are conneting with a mini DP and not a full-size DP. What a waste of time. Could have been avoided either by supplying the correct DP cable or by giving you quick start info on what to do if connecting with the mini DP socket into the monitor. So - docked one star for the lack of accessible USB ports and another star for the waste of time setting up