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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!
Dell UltraSharp U3011
Dell Ultrasharp U3011 30 Monitor unboxing and overview
Dell UltraSharp U3011 30 2560x1600 Monitor Unboxing & Hands-On Review [Part 2]

24 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

This PC screen is one of the most awarded of all the LCD screens of a comparable age and spec.

The reviewers at CNET.com, PC Mag, CNET.com.au, Zdnet.com.au and Zdnet.co.uk all concluded that this DELL PC display was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The expert at one additional expert review site concluded that they would endorse this LCD screen. Hothardware.com gave this PC screen a "Recommended" award.

One other expert review site wrote that this medium monitor was good. This PC display received a "Must Have" award from Kitguru.net.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, maximumpc.com and stuff.tv this medium monitor has an overall expert rating of 87 out of 100. That puts this PC display in the top 14% of all the flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this LCD screen rated this PC monitor 82 out of 100 on average.

Easy to Use

A few DELL U3011 owners thought the product was easy to use. Andrew wrote on Amazon “The OSD/firmware presents lots of options in a clear and easy to use way” in his review of the DELL U3011. Chilli wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Great brightness and great level of control” and rated it as excellent. Mybadluck said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “90%+ brightness is just SO bright, its impossible to use it at this level”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Eyes wrote “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” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

Several DELL U3011 reviewers reckoned that this PC monitor was good quality. Eyes said “Size - makes working very easy - can open multiple softwrae at same time on screenBuild quality is good”. Mr. Colin J. Izatt said in his review “Stunning jaw dropping picture quality” . Steve360 said on Amazon five years ago “The monitor looks really professional and build quality is excellent (although probably does not look as good from the back as the apple displays” in their review and gave the product an excellent review.

Robust

Several customers concluded that the product was well made. Andrew said in his review of the DELL U3011 on Amazon “The build quality seems reasonable”. Mybadluck said on Amazon “Any brightness under 90% and it would emit a high hum - I believe its from the built in power transformer in right hand side”. Steve360 wrote “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” and gave it an excellent rating.

One person who purchased the DELL U3011 concluded that it was strong and durable. Andrew said in his review of this PC monitor “The stand sturdy, there's pretty much every kind of input you could hope for” but in spite of that he only scored the DELL U3011 3 stars.

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DELL Flatpanel Monitors Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL PC monitors and also specifically for DELL medium monitors and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Nice Design

One DELL U3011 owner who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it had a good case. Andrew said in his review of this PC monitor “The monitor casing is quite slim”.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good design. Chilli mentioned on Amazon “Anyhow - it's not a problem for coding and design work since your eye adjusts to whatever colours your looking at” in their review of the DELL U3011.

One person who reviewed it said that it was neat. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the DELL U3011 on PC Mag “The Dell UltraSharp U3011 is a top shelf 30-inch monitor offering loads of neat features, very good overall performance”.

One DELL U3011 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Expert website Pcworld.co.nz wrote seven years ago “I’m pretty happy with my various computing devices, especially those of the desktop variety” in their DELL U3011 review and rated the product 5 stars.

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Good Size

Some DELL U3011 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good physically. Andrew wrote “It certainly is physically impressive” in his review of this PC monitor however he only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Some people thought the DELL U3011 was a good height. Maximumpc.com said in their review “Is height adjustable.” .

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was thin.

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Good Technical Features

Several DELL U3011 owners thought the product had good features. Expert website Xbitlabs.com wrote in their review six years ago “It features excellent functionality”. Expert review site Anandtech.com wrote “Entries here have the most input options, features, best panels”. Flatpanelshd.com mentioned “It also features advanced picture setting options”.

Good Picture Quality

A few DELL U3011 owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. Anders Rask wrote on Amazon five years ago “The 2407WFP produces perfect colours and have perfect colour uniformity.I am split whether to return this for a new unit, keep it” but they only rated the product 2 stars. Joel Santos wrote on Amazon “It's bright, well finished and the colours are great” in his DELL U3011 review. Mybadluck mentioned “First of all let me explain that the Dell looks fantastic, very crisp, great colours and the screen just performs excellently” but despite that they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

One DELL U3011 owner wrote that the product had good picture quality.

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Good Connectivity

One customer reckoned that this PC monitor was good in terms of connectivity. Anders Rask said on Amazon “It also has all the connectivity options and I'm using the Display Port” in their review but they only rated the product 40 out of 100.

One customer who purchased it thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Lilija mentioned on Amazon “Plenty of ways to connect, extra usb ports are handy”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several people said in their reviews that this PC monitor was noisy. Mybadluck said on Amazon “Its loud enough so that even sitting back at your desk” in their review of the DELL U3011 however despite that they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Mybadluck also wrote “Its just loud enough to get to you”.

Reasonably Priced

A few DELL U3011 reviewers who reviewed the product wrote that it was good value for money. Adam wrote on Amazon three years ago “Great value”. Anders Rask mentioned on Amazon “And it is at the time of writing the best priced monitor in this class” nonetheless they only rated it 40 out of 100. Andrew mentioned on Amazon six years ago “For a four figure sum on what is priced to be a top-end monitor I don't expect such defects” in his review however despite that he scored this PC monitor 3 stars.

One customer who purchased it thought it was a bargain for the price. Mybadluck said on Amazon “Exactly the same deal” nonetheless they rated this PC monitor 3 stars.

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Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

Most PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the DELL U3011 which has five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

Unlike most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the U3011 which do not have a card reader integrated, the DELL U3011 has a card reader integrated.

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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. The worst display resolution of all medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the U3011 is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 3440 x 1440 pixels.

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Two DVI-D Ports Quantitys

The DELL U3011 is a two DVI-D ports quantity flatpanel monitor.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

PC screens of a similar age and spec to the U3011 have viewing angle, horizontals of between -5° and 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. At 178 degrees, the DELL U3011 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the U3011 is 290 cd/m². At 370 candellas per square meter, the DELL U3011 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The DELL U3011 has one of the bigger display diagonal (metric)s (75.6 centimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The smallest display diagonal (metric) of medium monitors that came out more than two years ago is 28cm and the biggest is 590cm.

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2560 X 1600 (WQXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the DELL U3011 is 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). That's 98% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this LCD screen). The worst resolution of all PC screens of a similar type and age to the U3011 is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This PC screen has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most frequently found supported video modes on similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has One Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the DELL U3011 is more than most medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on LCD screens of this spec and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Cheap

PC monitors of this spec and age range in price from £43 to £9,999. We think that this DELL PC display looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of this spec and age.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DELL U3011 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U3011 also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price], or the Asus PA328[plb_2731937_price]; or the LG 34UC97[plb_2591370_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The DELL U3011 is not 3D. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age are also not 3D.

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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 medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the U3011 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors of this spec and age.

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High Running Costs

The average running cost of the U3011 is £293 over 8 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 2% of all 1,019 PC screens of a similar spec and age.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The response times of PC monitors of this type and age range from 1ms to 69ms. With a response time of 7 milliseconds, the DELL U3011 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

With a weight of 9.3 kilograms, the DELL U3011 is one of the heavier PC monitors of a similar type and age to the U3011 amongst medium monitors of this age. The lightest medium monitor that is a similar age to the U3011 is 3g weight, the heaviest is 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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Very High Power Consumption (max)

At 250 Watts, the DELL U3011 has a very high power consumption (max) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the U3011. The lowest power consumption (max) of medium monitors that are a similar age to the U3011 is 15W, the highest is 250W, and the average power consumption (max) is 55W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL U3011

Released Over Four Years Ago

DELL released the U3011 over four years ago.

LCD Display

The DELL U3011 has an LCD display which is better than most LCD screens of a similar age and spec to it. Most PC screens that came out around the same time as it have an LED display.

PC displays with a better display type that might be worth looking at include the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] (LED and higher rated) or the NEC MultiSync PA272[plb_1625916_price] (LED and cheaper), or the Samsung U28D590D[plb_2200795_price] (LED and cheaper).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
HDCP
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
Audio Output
Audio Input
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
Cable Lock Slot
VESA Mounting
Stand-By LED
Power LED
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Manual
Other Features
Display Viewable Area (HxV)

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 Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £282.02
Electricity cost when on standby £10.26
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Total running cost over 5 years £292.28
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 38 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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