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DELL U3011

£1,200.98
£899.99 £300.99 cheaper than 7 days ago
Zdnet.com.au Editor's Choice CNET.com.au Editor's Choice hothardware.com Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice
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30" 2560 X 1600 Pixels 100000:1 LCD Jan 2013
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DELL U3011 Review

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34 Reviews + 7 Awards
5
Poor
8
Missing Some Features
25
4 Years Old
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£293 Over 8 Years
Overall Score
31
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 32?

It has great 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 flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer LCD screens with better features are available. However this DELL PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC screens 2017.
The U3011 has running costs of £293 over 8 years, which puts it in the most expensive 3% of all 2,768 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to.
Customers report product quality, it is easy to use and it is robust. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
It is missing some features:
Fairly slow response time
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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DELL U3011 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

This flatpanel monitor is one of the most highly awarded of all the PC monitors.

This LCD screen received an "Editor's Choice" award from review websites PC Mag, Zdnet.co.uk, CNET.com, CNET.com.au and Zdnet.com.au all of whom concluded that this PC display was exceptional.

This DELL PC monitor received a "Recommended" award from review website Hothardware.com who thought that this flatpanel monitor was very good.

The writer at one additional expert review site said that this flatpanel monitor was very good. This was from Kitguru.net who gave it an "Must Have".

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 16 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, kitguru.net and pcauthority.com.au the average expert rating of this PC screen is 87 out of 100. This puts this flatpanel monitor in the top 18% of all the flatpanel monitors when ranked by average expert review score.

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Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this flatpanel monitor is 82 out of 100 based on 18 owner reviews. Over 72% of reviewers gave this LCD screen either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people who reviewed the product thought it was noisy.

Very Good Brand

Based on 11,111 expert and user reviews (including 1,757 verified purchases), DELL has very good reviews for its PC monitors. 94% of those that bought a DELL flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Three customers thought it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Three owners who purchased it wrote that it 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 who bought it agreed 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 Good Technical Features

Three owners thought this PC monitor 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 Reasonably Priced

Four customers who reviewed the DELL U3011 wrote that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two owners said that the product had good colour saturation.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £899.99 it is more expensive than 96% of PC screens.

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Features

Fairly Slow Response Time

The DELL U3011's response time of 7ms is quite slow compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the slowest 19% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature. The fastest response time of LCD screens is 1ms, the slowest is 55ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The DELL U3011 has a card reader integrated. 99% of LCD screens do not have a card reader integrated.

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2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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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 flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has an Audio Output

The DELL U3011 has an audio output, unlike 88% of PC screens which do not have an audio output.

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Has an AC Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the DELL U3011 is more than most PC monitors. The most commonly found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included AC are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The DELL U3011's viewing angle, vertical of 178° is in the widest 13% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature. The viewing angles, vertical of flatpanel monitors range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of PC monitors is 17°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. The DELL U3011's viewing angle, horizontal of 178° is in the widest 2% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

DELL released the U3011 in January 2013.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

The U3011 is one of the less economic to run LCD screens that we have analysed for 8 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the U3011 is £293.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell u3011
Barcodes 04016138662610

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