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5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the others - this is awesome, 13 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Dell UltraSharp U2713HM 27 inch PremierColor IPS LED Monitor (Accessory)
I ordered the monitor following a number of fantastic reviews last year and a fairly significant price drop in December, but due to Amazon's longer dispatch period I only received it a few days ago (10/01/14), which is not a problem as I expected the wait, just some background. It was delivered however, a full 10 days before the earliest estimate on my original order.

If you've read some other comments here or any forum posts relating to the U2713HM, you'll know there have been some issues with LG's panels and Dell's revisions, and I'm pleased to report that the model I have is a June 2013 A00 with the LM270WQ1-SLC1 panel inside. Despite the lack of true 10-bit PremierColor, the accuracy of the display is nothing to be sniffed at and the colours are vivid and fairly natural on all presets (sRGB is my favourite but it depends on your use). I have also tested the monitor for light bleed and it doesn't show the problem of the older versions, though it is a hair brighter in the bottom left corner (only when showing dark scenes and if you want to see the difference, nothing that bothers me day to day). If you want to see something similar, look at an iMac, the panel is the same and the antiglare is pretty close, if a little stronger on the Dell.

With regards to the warranty, Dell have confirmed that all they need is proof of purchase to go with any claim, so even if the panels are refurbished (I can't find any evidence of that on mine but it's better to be safe than sorry) the 3 year service starts on the invoice date (ie date of dispatch).

In terms of using to monitor, it is fantastic, and worth every penny I paid; the size of it means I can be as productive as I am with 2 smaller screens yet it can be used full screen for films, TV and gaming (as long as the response time of IPS displays doesn't put you off). If you are using a PC for gaming and are considering anything with this resolution, you will need a fairly powerful modern card; I use an Asus GeForce 770, which gets pretty warm pushing this many pixels at high settings, but anything above a 660 Ti (or AMD equivalent) should be capable with the effects turned down.

The built in USB hub is a nice bonus, especially when using it with my laptop, as is the inclusion of soundbar compatibility if you like a clean set up. The HDMI port does NOT support the full resolution but it has both DisplayPort and DVI to make up, why they included VGA is beyond me.

It has plenty of adjustment positions with tilt, swivel, rotate and raise/lower, but the rotation requires it to be as high as it goes and the stand and tilted back to clear the desk. Cables passing through the stand's cutout need plenty of slack to do this too (when setting up for the first time I put it in portrait mode so I could see the ports more easily, but that's just me).

If you have any doubts, take the plunge, you won't regret it.
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Initial post: 23 Mar 2014 18:24:24 GMT
Ghulam Abbas says:
Is it Premier Colour as mentioned in the description or normal Model.
Thanks,
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