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DELL U3011

DELL U3011
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A multi award winning and fully featured 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution flatpanel monitor, with an Editor's Choice award from five expert review websites and 2 further awards from other expert sites
30" 2560 X 1600 Pixels 100000:1 No Jan 2013
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DELL U3011 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have scored the DELL U3011 as follows:
94
Reviews
34 Reviews + 7 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
5 Years Old
55
Running Costs
£290 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 34 reviews. This PC monitor has received seven awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag plus four other sites and a "Recommended" award from Hothardware.com. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC screens with better features are available. However this DELL PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest LCD screens 2018.
The U3011 has running costs of £290 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 2% of all 3,255 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving flatpanel monitors.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is easy to use and it is robust. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
2560 x 1600 pixels resolution
Wider than average vertical viewing angle
Has an AC cables included
Let your ideas play on a grand stage
Designed for those who dream bigger
Precise, industry-standard color right out of the box
A world of color, built right in
Incredible color accuracy
Custom color adjustment
Brilliance across the color spectrum
A premium experience at every level
Easy to use, easy to own
Zero bright pixels, guaranteed
Commitment to high environmental standards

DELL U3011 Video Reviews

DELL U3011 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Seven Industry Awards

This PC display has received seven awards from flatpanel monitor experts.

The experts at five expert review sites all thought that this LCD screen was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This was from PC Mag, Zdnet.co.uk, CNET.com, CNET.com.au and Zdnet.com.au who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

The editor of one additional expert review site concluded that they would recommend this PC display. This was from Hothardware.com who gave it an "Recommended".

The expert at one more expert review site said that this LCD screen was very good. This was from Kitguru.net who gave it an "Must Have".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 16 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, kitguru.net and pcauthority.com.au the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 87 out of 100. This means that experts think this DELL LCD screen is one of the better flatpanel monitors.

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Good User Reviews

Users have rated this LCD screen on average 82 out of 100. Over 72% of reviewers gave this PC screen either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners who bought the product concluded that it was noisy.

Excellent Brand

We checked 17,430 owner and expert reviews (including 2,863 verified purchases) for DELL PC screens and found that on average DELL has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 94% of those that bought a DELL PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Three customers wrote that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Three people thought the DELL U3011 was easy to use.

  • 90%+ brightness is just SO bright, its impossible to use it at this level…
    MyBadLuck (Amazon) - October 2012
  • Plus the setup and menu's are obvious and easy to use…
    Steve360 (Amazon) - October 2012
  • Great brightness and great level of control…
    Chilli (Amazon) - January 2011

Customers Report That it is Robust

Four people considered that it was well made.

  • The stand is solid and allows users to tilt, swivel…
    Flatpanelshd.com October 2010
  • The build quality seems reasonable…
    Andrew (Amazon) - February 2011
  • 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…
    Steve360 (Amazon) - October 2012
  • The monitor looks really professional and build quality is excellent (although probably does not look as good from the back as the apple displays…
    Steve360 (Amazon) - October 2012

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Three customers who bought it considered that it had good features.

  • It features excellent functionality…
  • It also features advanced picture setting options…
    Flatpanelshd.com October 2010
  • Entries here have the most input options, features, best panels…
    Anandtech.com January 2011

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Four customers agreed that this PC monitor was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two customers concluded that this PC monitor had good colour saturation.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the U3011 is £290, which makes it one of the more expensive to run PC screens.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

DELL released the U3011 in January 2013.

Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of flatpanel monitors range from 3.5" to 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The display diagonal of the DELL U3011 of 30" is bigger than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is bigger than 90% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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2560 X 1600 Pixels Resolution

The DELL U3011 has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% larger resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution of all flatpanel monitors ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The response time of the DELL U3011 of 7ms is in the slowest 16% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. The response times of PC displays range from 1ms to 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.

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Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The DELL U3011's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is pretty average compared to most other PC displays. It is in the widest 46% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The DELL U3011's vertical viewing angle of 178° is wider than 74% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. The average vertical viewing angle of all flatpanel monitors is 160°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DELL U3011 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of PC displays also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The DELL U3011's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is fairly average compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the highest 35% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature.

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Has an AC Cables Included

The DELL U3011 has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors. The most frequently found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC are also found on this PC display.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The DELL U3011 has a card reader integrated. 99% of flatpanel monitors do not have a card reader integrated.

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Has an Audio Output

The DELL U3011 has an audio output, unlike 87% of flatpanel monitors which do not have an audio output.

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Two HDMI Ports

The DELL U3011 is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other flatpanel monitors have between one and five HDMI ports.

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DELL U3011

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