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DELL U3011 PC Monitor

kitguru.net Must Have CNET.com Editor's Choice hothardware.com Recommended zdnet.co.uk Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice
30" 2560 X 1600 100000:1 LCD Jan 2013
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Experience amazing wide-angle viewing and color consistency with the Dell UltraSharp U3011 30" monitor with PremierColor. Extensive connectivity features and customization via CustomColor mode... More
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Dell UltraSharp U3011 30 Monitor Unboxing & Hands-On!
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26 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Amongst medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago, this medium monitor is one of the most awarded by experts in PC monitors.

CNET.com, PC Mag, CNET.com.au, Zdnet.com.au and Zdnet.co.uk all said that this LCD screen was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Hothardware.com recommend this PC display and have given it their "Recommended" award.

One additional expert review site concluded that this DELL flatpanel monitor was good. Kitguru.net gave this LCD screen a "Must Have" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Fifteen experts from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, maximumpc.com and stuff.tv have rated this PC display on average 87 out of 100. This means that experts think this DELL PC monitor is one of the better PC screens of a similar spec and age.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 18 user reviews this PC screen has an overall user rating of 82 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Seven DELL U3011 reviewers agreed that this PC monitor was easy to use. Five years ago Andrew wrote in his review of the DELL U3011 on Amazon “The OSD/firmware presents lots of options in a clear and easy to use way” however despite that he only scored it 60 out of 100. Chilli wrote on Amazon in the same month “Great brightness and great level of control” and gave this PC monitor a very good review score. Mybadluck mentioned in their DELL U3011 review on Amazon “90%+ brightness is just SO bright, its impossible to use it at this level” but even so they only scored it 60 out of 100.

One DELL U3011 owner who reviewed the DELL U3011 wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Four years ago Eyes gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of the DELL U3011 “Knowing what I know now about the u3011 - i would be more comfortable to order the same again (having read some controversial comments - mainly about anitglare coat”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who purchased the DELL U3011 thought it was good quality. Eyes said on Amazon “Size - makes working very easy - can open multiple softwrae at same time on screenBuild quality is good” in their DELL U3011 review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Mr. Colin J. Izatt rated the product 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Stunning jaw dropping picture quality” in his review of the DELL U3011. Steve360 mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The monitor looks really professional and build quality is excellent (although probably does not look as good from the back as the apple displays”.

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A few DELL U3011 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Andrew said “The build quality seems reasonable” although he only rated it 3 stars. Mybadluck said four years ago “Any brightness under 90% and it would emit a high hum - I believe its from the built in power transformer in right hand side” in their review of this PC monitor although they only rated this PC monitor 60 out of 100. Steve360 wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Another thing important to think about with a monitor this size is the height which is easily adjustable on the very solid stand, you can also tilt”.

One DELL U3011 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was strong and durable. Andrew mentioned in his review of the DELL U3011 “The stand sturdy, there's pretty much every kind of input you could hope for”.

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Good Brand

DELL is one of the better rated flatpanel monitor manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

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Nice Design

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good case. Andrew said on Amazon five years ago “The monitor casing is quite slim” in his review.

One person said in their reviews that it was a good design. Five years ago Chilli mentioned “Anyhow - it's not a problem for coding and design work since your eye adjusts to whatever colours your looking at” in their review and gave the product a very good rating.

One DELL U3011 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was neat. Five years ago expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “The Dell UltraSharp U3011 is a top shelf 30-inch monitor offering loads of neat features, very good overall performance”.

One DELL U3011 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking. Expert review site Pcworld.co.nz wrote six years ago “I’m pretty happy with my various computing devices, especially those of the desktop variety” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Size

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was good physically. Andrew wrote in his review “It certainly is physically impressive” yet he scored the product 60 out of 100. Some DELL U3011 reviewers who purchased it thought it was a good height. Expert website Maximumpc.com said “Is height adjustable.”.

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it was thin.

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Good Technical Features

A few DELL U3011 owners wrote that the DELL U3011 had good features. Expert website Xbitlabs.com mentioned in their review “It features excellent functionality”. Expert website Anandtech.com said in their review five years ago “Entries here have the most input options, features, best panels” . Flatpanelshd.com mentioned “It also features advanced picture setting options” in their review of this PC monitor.

Good Picture Quality

Several DELL U3011 owners concluded that the DELL U3011 had good colour saturation. Anders Rask mentioned on Amazon “The 2407WFP produces perfect colours and have perfect colour uniformity.I am split whether to return this for a new unit, keep it” in their review of the DELL U3011 nonetheless they gave this PC monitor a score of 40 out of 100. Joel Santos said on Amazon four years ago “It's bright, well finished and the colours are great”. Mybadluck wrote on Amazon “First of all let me explain that the Dell looks fantastic, very crisp, great colours and the screen just performs excellently” in their review of the DELL U3011.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality.

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Good Connectivity

One DELL U3011 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Anders Rask said “It also has all the connectivity options and I'm using the Display Port” but in spite of that they only scored it 40 out of 100.

One DELL U3011 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Lilija said “Plenty of ways to connect, extra usb ports are handy” and scored the DELL U3011 4 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of customers who purchased it concluded that it was noisy. Mybadluck mentioned “Its loud enough so that even sitting back at your desk”. Mybadluck also said “Its just loud enough to get to you”.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The DELL U3011 is a five USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the U3011 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Has an Integrated Card Reader

The DELL U3011 has an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the U3011 do not have an integrated card reader.

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2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the DELL U3011 is 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 2560 x 1600 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the U3011.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of PC display is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the DELL U3011 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the U3011. The average vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U3011 is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°.

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Two DVI-D Ports

The DELL U3011 is a two DVI-D port PC screen.

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Five USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL U3011 is a five USB 2.0 port PC monitor.

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Two HDMI Ports

The DELL U3011 is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Quite Many Display Colour Count

The least display colour count of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the U3011 is 0.21M, the most is 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 110M. The DELL U3011 has a fairly many display colour count (1,070 million) compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the U3011.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the U3011 the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². The DELL U3011 has a quite bright display brightness (370 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The screen sizes of comparable spec PC displays that were launched more than two years ago range from 50cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 66cm. At 75.6 centimeters, the DELL U3011 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the U3011.

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1080p Video Mode

This LCD screen has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the DELL U3011 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over two times the resolution of a 1280 x 800 PC display, which is the most common resolution. Across all PC displays of this age and type the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 320 x 240.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the DELL U3011 is more than most PC displays of a similar age and type to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC screens of this type and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The DELL U3011 does not have a built-in speaker, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the U3011 also do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DELL U3011 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the U3011 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The DELL U3011 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the U3011 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The average response time of PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 6.1ms. The DELL U3011 has a fairly slow response time (7 milliseconds) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age.

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Heavy

The weights of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U3011 range from 3g to 39kg. At 9.3 kilograms, the DELL U3011 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U3011.

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Very High Maximum Power Consumption

The maximum power consumptions of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 5.4W to 250W. At 250 Watts, the DELL U3011 has a very high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL U3011

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this PC screen was released.

LCD Display Type

The DELL U3011 has a better display type than most medium monitors that are a similar age to it. This PC screen has an LCD display type, whereas most PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an LED display type.

If the display type of this LCD screen is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
HD Type
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPort
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Display Viewable Area

7 Awards

Zdnet.com.au Editor's Choice CNET.com.au Editor's Choice kitguru.net Must Have CNET.com Editor's Choice hothardware.com Recommended zdnet.co.uk Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(26)
28 July 2012

That's 'better' as in more pleasant to use, with sharper text, less eye strain and a larger desktop for arranging your files on. And, because only demanding professionals are usually prepared to... Read more…

IPS panels are beginning to come down in price and grow in popularity (the two are related), and even though Dell's U3011 is older than some, it's one of the best performing monitors we've played...

Hothardware.com

10 January 2012

Dell?s 30-inch U3011 features an anti-glare hard coat to reduce reflections, and the 2560x1600 display tilts, swivels, and is height adjustable, but it can?t pivot into portrait mode. The monitor... Read more…

30 May 2011

The last monitor in this review is the 30-inch U3011 with a native resolution of 2560x1600 pixels (an aspect ratio of 16:10). Besides the large size, it features excellent functionality. A couple...

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User Reviews

(18)
Reviewed 29 December 2014 by DIVYA
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely monitor no faults and works great.

Reviewed 20 December 2014 by Adam
(Verified Purchase)

I have had this a good couple of years now and i forget how much i like it. it just works and the pictures are superb. i'm not a gamer, so can't really talk about any high speed shenanigans.

Reviewed 6 February 2014 by A Williams, Mr
(Verified Purchase)

I have a top of the range desk to system with dual graphics cards and I wanted a monitor to take advantage if the specification. This Dell unit has exceeded expectations with incredible detail and... Read more…

Reviewed 31 October 2013 by Lilija

This is the best monitor I've ever had. Amazing resolution. Great colors. I'm using it for games mainly and some online poker I play occasionally. Very impressive viewing angles too. Plenty of... Read more…

Reviewed 23 September 2013 by Mike Rodent

I'm not a professional graphic computer artist or anything so I can't comment on the colour accuracy, etc. The thing looks great running Windows 7, for example. Once you've moved to 2560 res and... Read more…

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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.94 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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