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The editors of two more expert review sites thought that this PC screen was good. The expert at Hardware.info gave this medium monitor a "Silver Award" and concluded it was very good and it received a "Value for Money" award from Hardwareluxx.de.
One other expert review site wrote that this flatpanel monitor was good. Pcforalla.idg.se gave this DELL PC display a "Best in Test" award.
DELL has excellent average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range.
Across all flatpanel monitors, the U3415W is one the top selling products currently available for sale.
Good Value for Money
Expert review site Hardwareluxx.de highlighted in their review that this DELL flatpanel monitor provided a good bang for your buck.
Good Product Quality
Several customers who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Expert review site Videomaker.com wrote in their review “This display is a lot of fun to use due to its ridiculous width, curved display and great image quality”. Expert review site Tomshardware.com wrote last year “The U3415W offers quality and accuracy that easily justify its price so we consider the ultra-wide aspect” in their review of the DELL U3415W.
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Easy to Use
One person who bought the DELL U3415W reckoned that it was easy to use. expert review site Videomaker.com mentioned in their DELL U3415W review “This display is a lot of fun to use due to its ridiculous width, curved display”.
Good Picture Quality
One DELL U3415W reviewer said in their reviews that the DELL U3415W had good picture quality. expert website Videomaker.com said in their DELL U3415W review “This display is a lot of fun to use due to its ridiculous width, curved display and great image quality”.
One customer considered that the product was good value for money. Tomshardware.com wrote in their DELL U3415W review “Accuracy that easily justify its price so we consider the ultra-wide aspect”.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The DELL U3415W has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the U3415W. Most of the PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the U3415W only have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however this flatpanel monitor has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Owner Reviews Are Good
On average, based on 70 owner reviews the average owner rating of this PC screen is 87%.
One customer who purchased the DELL U3415W thought it was a good height. Tomshardware.com wrote “It offers the same 109ppi density and the same screen height as our favorite 27-inch QHD form factor, plus the added width”.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The DELL U3415W has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U3415W.
We compared all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker to this PC display and we think because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VP2780 (£532.95), and the Philips BDM4065UC (£642.26) is also worth considering.
It is worth considering alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Philips BDM3470UP (£507.35).
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the DELL U3415W is more than most PC monitors of this spec and age. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC display. The cables included AC|DisplayPort|HDMI|USB are also found on this PC screen.
The DELL U3415W has more DisplayPorts than most of the PC displays of a similar type and age to the U3415W. This DELL LCD screen is a two DisplayPort PC display compared to most of the comparable spec LCD screens that were released one year ago which only have one DisplayPort.
Very Many Display Colour Count
The least display colour count of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the U3415W is 16M, the most is 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 160M. When compared to other PC displays that are a similar age to the U3415W, the display colour count of the DELL U3415W of 1,073.7 million is one of the most.
Very Big Viewable Width
LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the U3415W have viewable widths of between 280mm and 880mm. At 798.2 millimeters, the DELL U3415W has a very big viewable width compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the U3415W.
Four Mini DisplayPorts
The DELL U3415W is a four mini DisplayPort PC screen.
Very Big Display Diagonal
At 86.5 centimeters, the DELL U3415W has a very big display diagonal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than a year. The average display diagonal of similar spec LCD screens that were released one year ago is 64cm, and the screen sizes range from 48cm to 110cm.
Very High RMS Rated Audio Power
With an RMS rated audio power of 18 Watts, the DELL U3415W's RMS rated audio power is one of the highest amongst PC monitors of this spec and age. The RMS rated audio powers of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the U3415W range from 1W to 18W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.4W.
3440 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the DELL U3415W is 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all PC displays of a comparable age and type to the U3415W is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
1440p Video Mode
The DELL U3415W has a maximum resolution of 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than the most common video mode of 1080p. The resolution of all medium monitors that came out around the same time as the U3415W ranges from 480p to 2160p.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL U3415W is a four USB 3.0 port LCD screen. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the U3415W have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.
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Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The DELL U3415W is a two USB Type-A downstream port PC screen. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the U3415W have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The DELL U3415W does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago, the DELL U3415W is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The DELL U3415W does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to the U3415W also do not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth considering alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the Benq SW2700PT (£523.19).
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Not Cheap Compared to Other PC Screens of This Age and Spec
We think this PC display looks expensive for a PC display of this age and spec. The price range of PC screens of this age and spec is from £51 to £5,066.
Only 2000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the DELL U3415W is 2000000:1. That's 60% less contrast ratio than a 5000000:1 PC screen, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio. PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the U3415W dynamic contrast ratios range from Mega Contrast (worst) to 100000000:1 (best).
If you want an LCD screen with a higher contrast ratio then you might want to consider the Benq XL2730 (£319.95) (12000000:1), or the Viewsonic VP2780 (£532.95) (20000000:1) which also has a higher Rating.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on LCD screens that came out more than a year ago.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
The DELL U3415W has one of the lower maximum height adjustments (only 115 millimeters) amongst PC monitors of this age. Across all the comparable spec PC screens that were launched more than a year ago the maximum height adjustments range from 17mm to 510mm.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
The weights of PC monitors of this age and type range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The DELL U3415W is quite heavy (8.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U3415W.
Very High Maximum Power Consumption
The average maximum power consumption of similar spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the U3415W is 49W, and the maximum power consumptions range from 16W to 170W. With a maximum power consumption of 130 Watts, the DELL U3415W's maximum power consumption is one of the highest amongst medium monitors that were released one year ago.
The narrowest flatpanel monitor of this type and age is 51mm wide, the widest is 960mm, and the average width is 590mm. At 824.7 millimeters, the DELL U3415W is fairly wide compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the U3415W.
PC monitors with a wider width that might be worth looking at include the Acer XB280HK (£349.99) (658.7mm) which is also cheaper.
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LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and type.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Philips BDM3270QP (£383.14) which has a better Rating.
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