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26 Reasons For
Good Picture Quality
Several DELL U3014 reviewers agreed that it had good colour saturation. Anonymous said on Amazon two years ago “Panel uniformity, colours, looks are all pleasing”. Aris said three years ago “Colours are great, size is huge” in their review of this PC monitors. In September Ben Weston wrote in his review of this PC monitors “Light bleed at the edges is absolutely terrible - if the display is showing colours then there's no problem” and rated the DELL U3014 80 out of 100.
Some DELL U3014 reviewers concluded that the product had good picture quality. Paul W mentioned on Amazon “Great picture quality and resolution”. Steve mentioned in his DELL U3014 review on Amazon “The image quality is stunning - the ultimate test for me is whether my prints match the image on screen”. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com mentioned “The overall image quality is extremely good and USB 3.0 connectivity makes this monitor even more impressive”.
One customer who purchased this PC monitors mentioned that it had image ghosting.
Good Product Quality
A few DELL U3014 owners who purchased the product wrote that it was good quality. Ben Weston said in his review this month “All in all it's a very good quality monitor (build quality is solid”. Eryk said in their DELL U3014 review “Its picture really is high quality (on my system”. Paul W wrote “Great picture quality and resolution” in his review of this PC monitors.
Four Industry Awards
The writer at PC Mag thought that this flatpanel monitor was terrific and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received an "Excellent Hardware" award from Hardwareluxx.de, confirming their endorsement. In addition, the writer at Itproportal.com said that this medium monitor was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award.
Based on five expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, techreviewsource.com and itproportal.com this DELL PC monitor has an average expert rating of 86%. This puts this PC screen in the top 15% of all the PC displays of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.
Easy to Use
Four customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Absolutelyn said on Amazon “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 DELL U3014 review but gave this PC monitors a rating of 1 stars. Anonymous rated it 99 out of 100 and said on Amazon “When you do they are intuitive and easy to use; simply hover your hand anywhere near them”. Steve rated it 5 stars and he 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 DELL U3014 owner thought it had a good experience. Three years ago Steve wrote on Amazon “The 30" size makes editing a much better experience, too” in his review of this PC monitors and rated the DELL U3014 5 stars.
Several people wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Anonymous said on Amazon “When they're available and affordable I would be tempted by a 32 or 40" 4k or above resolution premium monitor.” in their DELL U3014 review and rated it 5 stars. Dermot Power wrote on Amazon “I understand that the banding can be caused by having colours that are too close in value change over too much difference”. M. Maccana said “I expected better for the price” however despite that gave this PC monitors a rating of 3 stars.
Some people agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Anonymous mentioned in their review of the DELL U3014 “I black-taped over the old logos because they looked cheap and annoyed me, this one is fine.- I like the touch controls”.
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DELL Has Excellent Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all DELL LCD screens and specifically for DELL medium monitors and found that in both cases DELL had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Several people who bought the product wrote that it was good in terms of USB connections. Absolutelyn wrote on Amazon three years ago “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. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com wrote also three years ago “The overall image quality is extremely good and USB 3.0 connectivity makes this monitor even more impressive” in their DELL U3014 review and rated the DELL U3014 5 stars.
One customer who reviewed the DELL U3014 thought it was good in terms of connectivity. M. Maccana wrote “It's 30 inches - On screen controls are simple to understand and responsive - Connectivity is good - USB3”.
A few DELL U3014 owners concluded that it was compact. Anonymous wrote “Card reader is ridiculous given that it omits Compact Flash (CF), that still being one of the most common professional photographic mediums” in their review of this PC monitors.
One DELL U3014 reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was thick. Anonymous wrote two years ago “For general non-sensitive colour work I prefer the wider colour space”.
One person who bought the DELL U3014 thought it was good looking. Aris wrote “Apart from these two "confusing" matters, everything else was pretty straightforward” in their DELL U3014 review and rated the product 5 stars.
One person who purchased the DELL U3014 thought it was luxurious. Anonymous rated the product 5 stars and said “This surprised me, as coming from two of Dell's 2005 IPS screens, I wasn't expecting anything as luxurious” in their DELL U3014 review.
Good Owner Reviews
U3014 owners on average rated this PC display 87 out of 100.
Several DELL U3014 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was well made. Ben Weston said in his review of this PC monitors “All in all it's a very good quality monitor (build quality is solid” and gave the DELL U3014 a score of 80 out of 100. Steve mentioned “It's well made and has many connection options as well as a card reader” in his review. expert website Itproportal.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitors “Robust accurate colours, solid greyscale performance”.
Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The DELL U3014 is a five USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the U3014 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.
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 PC monitor. Most of the other PC displays of this age and type have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including cheaper LCD screens such as the LG 34UM95 (£640.27), the DELL UP2414Q (£499.99), or the Philips 272P4QPJKEB (£471.31).
Has an Integrated Card Reader
The DELL U3014 has an integrated card reader, which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the U3014 do not have an integrated card reader.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors with an integrated card reader currently available including the DELL UP2414Q (£499.99) which is cheaper; or the Asus PA279 (£622.51), or the Benq PG2401 (£599.00) which has a better Rating.
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 a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC monitor, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
This PC monitor's display resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all PC screens of a comparable type and age to the U3014.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of PC monitor.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The DELL U3014 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age. The average vertical viewing angle of LCD screens that were released more than two years ago is 170°.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the U3014 range from 60° to 180°. At 178 degrees, the DELL U3014 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens that came out around the same time as the U3014.
Very Many Display Colour Count
With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the DELL U3014 has a very many display colour count compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type. The least display colour count of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the U3014 is 0.21M and the most is 1,100M.
Five USB 3.0 Ports
Most PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the U3014 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL U3014 which has five USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the DELL U3014 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the U3014. Similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m².
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years is 63cm. With a display diagonal of 75.6 centimeters, the DELL U3014 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
Fairly Big Viewable Width
The DELL U3014 has one of the bigger viewable widths (641.3 millimeters) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. The average viewable width of PC monitors of a similar type and age to the U3014 is 520mm.
Fairly Big Viewable Height
The average viewable height of LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the U3014 is 320mm, and the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm. At 400.8 millimeters, the DELL U3014 has a quite big viewable height compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the U3014.
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). The worst resolution of all similar spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years is 720 x 400 and the best is 3840 x 2160.
13 Reasons Against
Inferior Technical Features
One customer who purchased it thought it did not have good features. Expert review site Itproportal.com said three years ago “The Dell UltraSharp U3014, picks up where the U3011 left off and brings a few new features to the table, including LED backlighti” although still gave it a score of 90 out of 100.
Pricey for an LCD Screen of This Spec and Age
PC monitors that came out more than two years ago range in price from £41 to £8,760. We thought that this DELL flatpanel monitor looks expensive for an LCD screen of this spec and age.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The DELL U3014 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been around for more than two years.
Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the Philips 272P4QPJKEB (£471.31) or the PA279 (£622.51), or the PQ321 (£659.74) both from Asus.
Not 3D Compatible
Most similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the U3014 are not 3D compatible. The DELL U3014 is no exception to this as it too is 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 flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the U3014 also do not have a built-in camera.
Other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the Philips 272P4QPJKEB (£471.31) which is also cheaper.
Very High Running Costs
Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the U3014 will cost £100 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the least economic to run LCD screens of this age and spec.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
Across all the LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the U3014 the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 1,300mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. At only 90 millimeters, the DELL U3014 has a quite low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the U3014.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.
Only Has One Cable Included
The DELL U3014 has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included DC|DisplayPort|DVI|USB|VGA are also found on this PC screen.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on LCD screens of a comparable type and age to it.
Fairly Slow Response Time
At 6 milliseconds, the DELL U3014 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. The response times of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 1ms to 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms.
Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption
The maximum power consumptions of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 54W. The DELL U3014 has a fairly high maximum power consumption (120 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
The DELL U3014 is one of the heaviest PC monitors of a similar age and type to the U3014 (10.8 kilograms) amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. The weights of PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the U3014 range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 5.1kg.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this PC screen was released.
2000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The DELL U3014 has a maximum contrast ratio of 2000000:1. That's 90% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
We compared all the other PC screens that have a 2000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this PC monitor and we think the Viewsonic VP2772 (£487.08) which has a better Rating; or the DELL UP2414Q (£499.99) which is cheaper are also worth considering.
If you want a flatpanel monitor with a higher contrast ratio then you might want to consider the Philips 272P4QPJKEB (£471.31) (20000000:1 and cheaper) or the iiyama XB2776QS (£479.99) (5000000:1 and higher rated), or the Benq PG2401 (£599.00) (20000000:1 and higher rated).
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