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29 Reasons For
Good Picture Quality
A number of people said in their reviews that this PC monitors had good picture quality. Jonathan Newman scored the product 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Dell's build & image quality seem superb”. Josh Chapman mentioned in his review two years ago “The display itself offers good picture quality but, upon closer inspection” although only scored it 3 stars. Matt mentioned three years ago “Am I glad I did!The picture quality is stunning” in his review of this PC monitors.
Eight people who purchased this PC monitors thought it had good colour saturation. A. Tomkins wrote “Otherwise great colours and extremely bright when turned all the way up” but despite that only gave this PC monitors a score of 2 stars. Alan Patterson said in his DELL U2913WM review “The colours are very good”. Christopher Ramsey gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said in his review “Side by side the colours are obviously superior and far richer.”.
One person who purchased the product reckoned that it had a flickering image. S. P. Kindlen said in their review of this PC monitors “Special realised that I was getting sore eyes due to the slight flicker that was only noticeable on black”.
Several DELL U2913WM reviewers who purchased the DELL U2913WM thought it was thick. Adam Wright scored it 5 stars and he mentioned “Cannot fault these ultra wide Dell monitors”. Two years ago Alan Patterson mentioned in his review of the DELL U2913WM “I need to contradict some reviews (here or elsewhere) which suggested that this monitor is too wide (and not high enough”. Alan Patterson also mentioned “Those who are not playing games, this is barely wide enough to show two applications at the same time”.
Several customers who reviewed this PC monitors thought it was a good height. A. Tomkins wrote in their review “It is much worse than my current monitor which has the same vertical height as this monitor” however despite that only gave this PC monitors a rating of 40 out of 100. Amazon Customer scored the product 99 out of 100 and said in their review on Amazon “The stand provided gives a very good range of height adjustment as well as tilt”. Csingh said on Amazon “Looks slick Height adjustability is great”.
One DELL U2913WM reviewer said in their reviews that it was tight. Prince William gave the DELL U2913WM a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “This was the same as the Asus panel, which is why I'd advise going for the AOC if money is tight”.
One DELL U2913WM owner concluded that the DELL U2913WM was thin. Matt mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The slim bezel is fantastic, makes the monitor look so premium” in his review. One DELL U2913WM reviewer said in their reviews that this PC monitors was a good size. Awa said on Amazon “Nice size screen” in their DELL U2913WM review.
One person who bought the product said that it was good structurally. Alessandro Filippi mentioned “Color is very good, construction is great” and rated the DELL U2913WM 80 out of 100.
Good Product Quality
Some DELL U2913WM owners concluded that the product was good quality. Alan Patterson mentioned on Amazon “It is now much more difficult to get modern reasonably-priced quality 4” in his DELL U2913WM review. Alan Patterson also said “The screen quality is very good”. Amazon Customer wrote “The monitor looks good and is well made” in their DELL U2913WM review.
A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the DELL U2913WM was well made. Alessandro Filippi mentioned last year “Color is very good, construction is great” in their DELL U2913WM review. Three years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this PC monitors “The monitor looks good and is well made” and rated it 5 stars. Jonathan Newman rated it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Dell's build & image quality seem superb” in his review of this PC monitors.
A few customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was smooth. Hughuk wrote in their review on Amazon “With a smooth, weighted hight adjustment” and scored the DELL U2913WM 99 out of 100. Three years ago Tolland said on Amazon “The surface is perfectly smooth” in their review.
A few people who purchased this PC monitors reckoned that it was a good design. Hughuk mentioned “The quality of this Dell is very high and the design is excellent” in their review of this PC monitors. Largactil Hat said “It certainly has good connectivity, adjustability and design”.
Some people said that this PC monitors was ergonomic.
Two people thought this PC monitors was good looking. Three years ago Dhruva wrote on Amazon “I bought this as I wanted a monitor for my mac book and though the specs were pretty good.”. Josh Chapman mentioned in his review of the DELL U2913WM on Amazon “Beautiful display; poor quality monitor”.
Good Expert Reviews
The average expert rating of this medium monitor is 84 out of 100 based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag, techreviewsource.com and Chip.de.
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Six Industry Awards
Experts in PC displays really like this PC screen, and have given it several awards.
Three more expert review sites thought that this PC display was good. This PC screen received a "Recommended" award from Alphr.com, confirming their endorsement and the editor of Chinese.vr-zone.com thought that it was superb and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award. Also, the writer at Profesionalreview.com decided that this PC display was outstanding and gave it a "Gold" award.
The expert at one additional expert review site concluded that this DELL flatpanel monitor was good. 01net.com gave this PC screen a "4 Star" award.
Very Low Running Costs
The U2913WM has an average running cost of only £8 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the cheapest to run PC monitors of this spec and age.
Easy to Use
Four customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was easy to use. A. Tomkins wrote on Amazon “I found the menus to be reasonably intuitive and easy to use” however despite that only gave it a rating of 40 out of 100. P. Fludder said “Even brighter than i need, so I usually run it on 60% brightness - easy to use menus” in their review. P. Fludder also wrote “So easy to use”.
Two DELL U2913WM reviewers wrote that the product had a good experience. Hughuk wrote in their DELL U2913WM review on Amazon “The experience is entirely different”. Kevin Jakeman mentioned on Amazon “The IPS panel provides a lovely pictorial experience”.
One customer who bought it thought it was easy to setup. Mike and he mentioned “Very easy to set up, install the software disk for configuration you can easily change configs to your preference”.
DELL Has Excellent Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors
On average DELL medium monitors have excellent reviews compared to other brands as do all LCD screens produced by DELL.
A number of DELL U2913WM owners who bought the product agreed that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Hughuk said “A hdmi/hdmi produced an immediate and perfect result” in their review of the DELL U2913WM. Three years ago S. P. Kindlen scored the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “So it was fiddly getting the HDMI connector in, at one point was for giving in” in their review of the DELL U2913WM.
Several DELL U2913WM reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. Csingh scored the DELL U2913WM 99 out of 100 and said “Lots of connectivity - which is awesome” in their review. Largactil Hat wrote in their DELL U2913WM review “It certainly has good connectivity, adjustability and design” and rated it 4 stars.
Several people who purchased this PC monitors agreed that it was good value for money. A. Tomkins said “I think I will wait for either 4k to be more affordable or a 2nd or 3rd gen of these monitor (or one with a non LG panel in” in their review of this PC monitors. Two years ago Ganak Shastri wrote on Amazon “As I had to leave with the monitor I kept it as the price was reasonable and I had no time to initiate the return procedure” but even so gave the DELL U2913WM a score of 3 stars. Hughuk said in their DELL U2913WM review “This 29" beauty is very good value”.
One DELL U2913WM reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was a bargain for the price. Largactil Hat wrote on Amazon “Ignore the RRP, this is giving the impression of a bargain”.
Good Technical Features
A number of people who purchased the DELL U2913WM reckoned that it had good features. Tolland said “It has loads of features” however despite that scored it 60 out of 100. Three years ago Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “Design and Features The U2913WM's AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance IPS) panel is the same panel technology used on the Dell UltraSharp U2713HM%displayPrice% at %seller%”.
Good Owner Reviews
Based on 172 owner reviews this LCD screen has an average owner rating of 86 out of 100.
One person considered that this PC monitors had good technical guidance. Andrew Reeves-Hall mentioned three years ago “I am sure somewhere there has to be a manual or an online tip on it”.
Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Most PC screens that are a similar age to the U2913WM have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the U2913WM which has five USB Type-A downstream ports.
Five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The U2913WM is a five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC monitor. Most of the other PC screens of this age and type have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Price Has Recently Dropped by £16.18
In the last 58 days the U2913WM has dropped in price by £16.18.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to it.
We compared this PC screen to all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display and we think the AOC G2770 (£219.99) which has a better Rating; or the Asus PB287 (£259.99), and the AOC U2868 (£349.24) which is cheaper are also worth considering.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the U2913WM is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°. The DELL U2913WM has a quite wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the U2913WM has one of the widest horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. The horizontal viewing angles of PC screens of this age and spec range from 60° to 180°.
Most LCD screens of this type and age have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the DELL U2913WM which has two DisplayPorts.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the U2913WM is more than most medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included AC|DisplayPort|DVI|USB are also found on this PC display.
Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment
When compared to other medium monitors that are a similar age to the U2913WM, the maximum height adjustment of the U2913WM of 487 millimeters is one of the highest. Across all the similar spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the U2913WM the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 1,300mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm.
Five USB 3.0 Ports
Most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the U2913WM have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the U2913WM which has five USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Big Viewable Width
The viewable widths of PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the U2913WM range from 1mm to 890mm. The U2913WM has a quite big viewable width (672.77 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of similar spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the U2913WM is 28cm, the biggest is 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 63cm. With a display diagonal of 73.02 centimeters, the U2913WM has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the U2913WM.
2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the DELL U2913WM is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all medium monitors that came out more than two years ago is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the U2913WM the heights range from 41mm to 4,800mm, and the average height is 380mm. With a height of only 317 millimeters, the U2913WM is quite short compared to most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age.
10 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years have a built-in speaker, however the U2913WM does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the 29EA93 (£434.28), or the 29UB65 (£259.98) both from LG which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the U2913WM are not 3D compatible. The U2913WM is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Philips 278G4DHSD (£281.03) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most PC displays of a similar type and age to the U2913WM do not have a built-in camera. The DELL U2913WM is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider including the 231C5 (£429.96), or the 272P4 (£426.48) both from Philips.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most LCD screens of this type and age do not have an integrated card reader. The DELL U2913WM is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens of a similar spec and age to it.
Quite Small Viewable Height
The U2913WM has one of the smaller viewable heights (only 283.82 millimeters) amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The average viewable height of comparable spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago is 320mm.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many PC displays of a similar spec and age to it.
Pricey for an LCD Screen of a Similar Age and Spec
We checked 635 similar spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago and they range in price from £41 to £8,760. We thought that this PC monitor looks expensive compared to other similar spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago.
Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption
The DELL U2913WM has one of the higher maximum power consumptions (90 Watts) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. The maximum power consumptions of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U2913WM range from 5.4W to 250W.
Fairly Slow Response Time
The average response time of LCD screens of this age and type is 6.2ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the U2913WM has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the U2913WM.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This PC monitor was released over three years ago.
2000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the DELL U2913WM is 2000000:1. That's 90% less contrast ratio than a 20000000:1 LCD screen, which is the most common contrast ratio.
PC screens with a higher contrast ratio that might be worth looking at include the LG 29EA93 (£434.28) (5000000:1 and cheaper), or the iiyama GB2773HS (£239.99) (5000000:1 and cheaper) or the iiyama XB2485WSU (£234.92) (5000000:1 and higher rated).
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