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DELL U3014 PC Monitor

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29.8" 2560 X 1600 2000000:1 LED Feb 2014
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Review Dell Ultrasharp U3014 - 30 Zoll LCD, 2.560x1.600 Pixel [PCGH]
Hands-on Test Dell Ultrasharp U3014: Neuer 30-Zöller mit 2.560 x 1.600 Pixeln
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27 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

Three expert review sites all liked this PC display. The expert at PC Mag thought that this LCD screen was terrific and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received an "Excellent Hardware" award from Hardwareluxx.de, confirming their endorsement. This PC screen also received a "Best Buy" award from Itproportal.com who concluded it was would make a great purchase.

This PC monitor received a "Dam Good" award from Hardwarecanucks.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this LCD screen is 86% based on five expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, techreviewsource.com and itproportal.com. This means that PC monitor experts think this medium monitor is one of the better PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this DELL PC display rated it as 87%.

Good Product Quality

Some DELL U3014 owners who bought it considered that it was good quality. Eryk mentioned on Amazon “Its picture really is high quality (on my system” in their DELL U3014 review. Paul W wrote in his DELL U3014 review on Amazon “Great picture quality and resolution”. Steve mentioned on Amazon “The image quality is stunning - the ultimate test for me is whether my prints match the image on screen” and rated the product 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Anonymous said two years ago “When you do they are intuitive and easy to use; simply hover your hand anywhere near them”. Steve mentioned “Whilst it works very well indeed (you get a calibration programme which is very easy to use and effective) this might be VERY irritating if you already owned another model” .

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had a good experience. Steve wrote on Amazon “The 30" size makes editing a much better experience, too” in his review of the DELL U3014 and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Good Picture Quality

A few DELL U3014 reviewers agreed that it had good colour saturation. Anonymous said on Amazon two years ago “Panel uniformity, colours, looks are all pleasing” in their DELL U3014 review and scored the DELL U3014 5 stars. Aris said “Colours are great, size is huge”. This month Ben Weston rated the product 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “Light bleed at the edges is absolutely terrible - if the display is showing colours then there's no problem” in his DELL U3014 review.

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality. One DELL U3014 reviewer considered that it had image ghosting.

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DELL PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

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

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Good Connectivity

Several DELL U3014 reviewers who bought the DELL U3014 thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Absolutelyn mentioned “On setting this screen up I was extremely happy with it - 30" is a brilliant size, USB 3 ports are really handy - all round excellent” in their review of this PC monitor. Three years ago Techreviewsource.com said in their review of the DELL U3014 “The overall image quality is extremely good and USB 3.0 connectivity makes this monitor even more impressive”.

One DELL U3014 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good in terms of connectivity. Three years ago M. Maccana said “It's 30 inches - On screen controls are simple to understand and responsive - Connectivity is good - USB3”.

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Good Size

Several people agreed that it was compact. Anonymous gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Card reader is ridiculous given that it omits Compact Flash (CF), that still being one of the most common professional photographic mediums”.

Nice Design

One DELL U3014 owner thought the DELL U3014 was luxurious. Anonymous said on Amazon “This surprised me, as coming from two of Dell's 2005 IPS screens, I wasn't expecting anything as luxurious”. One customer who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Three years ago Aris wrote in their review of the DELL U3014 on Amazon “Apart from these two "confusing" matters, everything else was pretty straightforward”.

Robust

Several people who purchased it thought it was well made. This month Ben Weston mentioned “All in all it's a very good quality monitor (build quality is solid”. Steve gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned three years ago “It's well made and has many connection options as well as a card reader”. Itproportal.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in the same month “Robust accurate colours, solid greyscale performance”.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The DELL U3014 is a five USB Type-A downstream port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U3014 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The DELL U3014 is a five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], or the Viewsonic VP2772[plb_1626100_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 29EA93[plb_1469655_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an Integrated Card Reader

The DELL U3014 has an integrated card reader, which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the U3014 do not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays with an integrated card reader currently available including the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] which is cheaper; or the Benq PG2401[plb_2083439_price], or the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] which has better reviews.

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2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The DELL U3014 has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This PC screen's display resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all comparable spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the U3014.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of PC screen is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Two DisplayPorts

Most PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U3014 have between one and two DisplayPorts, including the DELL U3014 which has two DisplayPorts.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the U3014 is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the DELL U3014 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the DELL U3014 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the U3014. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago is 60°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

The average display colour count of PC screens of this type and age is 100M, and the display colour counts range from 0.21M to 1,100M. At 1,070 million, the DELL U3014 has a quite many display colour count compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the U3014.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the U3014 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL U3014 which has five USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the DELL U3014 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst PC screens of this age. The dimmest display brightness of LCD screens of this age and type is 30 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m².

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Quite Big Viewable Height

At 400.8 millimeters, the DELL U3014 has a quite big viewable height compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the U3014. The smallest viewable height of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 28mm, the biggest is 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

At 641.3 millimeters, the DELL U3014 has a fairly big viewable width compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the U3014. The average viewable width of comparable spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago is 520mm, and the viewable widths range from 1mm to 880mm.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The DELL U3014 has a quite big display diagonal (75.6 centimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. The average display diagonal of LCD screens of this age and spec is 65cm, and the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm.

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2560 X 1600 (WQXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the DELL U3014 is 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). That's 98% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the U3014 the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Has Three Cables Included

The DELL U3014 has a greater number of cables included than most similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the U3014. The cables included "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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9 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One person reckoned that the product did not have good features. Expert review site Itproportal.com wrote “The Dell UltraSharp U3014, picks up where the U3011 left off and brings a few new features to the table, including LED backlighti” in their DELL U3014 review but despite that they still gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The DELL U3014 does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the U3014 also do not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth considering other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the Asus PB279[plb_2524515_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DELL U3014 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the U3014 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The DELL U3014 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the U3014 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

Across all the PC monitors of this type and age the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm. At only 90 millimeters, the DELL U3014 has a quite low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the U3014.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays of this type and age.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the U3014 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the DELL U3014 which has one HDMI port.

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Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption

Across all the PC displays that are a comparable age to the U3014 the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W. At 120 Watts, the DELL U3014 has a fairly high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type.

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Heavy

When compared to other PC displays of this age and type that we have assessed, the weight of the DELL U3014 of 10.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL U3014

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the U3014.

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4 Awards

hardwarecanucks.com Dam Good PC Mag Editor's Choice itproportal.com Best Buy hardwareluxx.de Excellent Hardware

Expert Reviews

(15)
9 September 2013

When taken at face value, there’s really nothing special about the UltraSharp U3014 since 30”, 2560x1600 monitors have been around for what seems ages now. There have been some great...

Hardwarecanucks.com

22 April 2013

Making the jump from a 27-inch display to a 30-inch display is a substantial investment: Dell's U3014 costs a lot more than either Dell's 27-inch U2713H or Apple's 27-inch Thunderbolt displays....

Techreviewsource.com

22 April 2013

The Dell UltraSharp U3014 is a 30-inch IPS display with LED backlighting, a 2560 x 1600-pixel resolution and excellent viewing angles. The overall image quality is extremely good and USB 3.0... Read more…

18 April 2013

A 30-inch desktop giant of a display, the Dell UltraSharp U3014 offers resolution of 2460 by 1600 pixels on a matte IPS screen with environmentally friendly LED backlighting. The U3014 boasts... Read more…

If you're in the market for a high-quality, large display, the Dell Ultrasharp U3014 is worth considering...

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User Reviews

(68)
Reviewed 19 November 2013 by Mike
Mike would recommend the Dell U3014

This monitor arrived double-packed (additional packaging added by B&H.) Slip-clicked onto the stand and was up and running in 10 minutes. I have been using two side-by-side BenQ 1920x1200 monitors... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2013 by CrystalCowboy
CrystalCowboy would recommend the Dell U3014 (Verified Purchase)

The Dell U3014 is currently the only 30" monitor available with both LED backlighting and Displayport connections.The product arrived in a timely fashion, well-packaged. It was easy to assemble,... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2014 by Squidly2112
Squidly2112 would recommend the Dell U3014 (Verified Purchase)

With the proper setup (video subsystem, cables, drivers) this monitor can't be beat. Most of the complaints I have read are undoubtedly due to improper system and setup. This monitor will NOT work... Read more…

Reviewed 3 September 2014 by Tukmolly
Tukmolly would recommend the Dell U3014 (Verified Purchase)

Purchased 3 of these DELLS to replace my aging fleet of 5 Samsung 305Ts. I use these 30 inchers primarily for NVIDIA surround gaming. I have these paired to a high end PC set up. First of all, I... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2014 by Canon Shots
Canon Shots would recommend the Dell U3014 (Verified Purchase)

I loved the 2560 x 1600 resolution of my old cinema display but the technology was getting old and the color bothered me. I even tried the new Mac Pro and a 55 inch 4k tv but the 30 mhz refresh... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $72.63
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Barcodes 00012302321042, 00639767847032, 00884116112105, 00884116112112, 04053162584037, 05397063347735, 08841161121058

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