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DELL U3014 PC Monitor

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29.8" 2560 X 1600 2000000:1 LED Feb 2014
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24 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

Amongst PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years, this PC screen is one of the most awarded.

Three expert review sites all endorsed this medium monitor. This PC display received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag who concluded it was exceptional and Hardwareluxx.de conluded that they would definitely endorse it and gave it an "Excellent Hardware" award. This PC screen also received an Itproportal.com "Best Buy" award.

The writer at one additional expert review site concluded that this flatpanel monitor was good. This PC screen received a "Dam Good" award from Hardwarecanucks.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, techreviewsource.com and itproportal.com this DELL PC display has an overall expert rating of 86 out of 100. This means that flatpanel monitor experts think this LCD screen is one of the better flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years.

User Reviews Are Good

U3014 owners on average rated this flatpanel monitor 87 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Some people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use. Anonymous gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “When you do they are intuitive and easy to use; simply hover your hand anywhere near them”. Steve wrote in his review of the DELL U3014 four years ago “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 reviewer who purchased the DELL U3014 wrote that it had a good experience. Steve gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote in his review on Amazon “The 30" size makes editing a much better experience, too”.

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Good Product Quality

Seven customers mentioned that this PC monitor was good quality. Ben Weston mentioned on Amazon “All in all it's a very good quality monitor (build quality is solid”. Eryk mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Its picture really is high quality (on my system” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Paul W rated it 80 out of 100 and he said “Great picture quality and resolution” in his review of the DELL U3014.

Good Picture Quality

A number of people agreed that it had good colour saturation. Anonymous scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the DELL U3014 “Panel uniformity, colours, looks are all pleasing”. Aris mentioned in their review of this PC monitor four years ago “Colours are great, size is huge” and rated the product 5 stars. Ben Weston wrote “Light bleed at the edges is absolutely terrible - if the display is showing colours then there's no problem” in his review.

Some customers wrote that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Steve mentioned in his review of the DELL U3014 on Amazon “The image quality is stunning - the ultimate test for me is whether my prints match the image on screen”.

One DELL U3014 owner thought the product had image ghosting.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of DELL U3014 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Anonymous mentioned on Amazon three years ago “When they're available and affordable I would be tempted by a 32 or 40" 4k or above resolution premium monitor.”. Dermot Power wrote “I understand that the banding can be caused by having colours that are too close in value change over too much difference” in their review of the DELL U3014 although they only scored it 60 out of 100. M. Maccana mentioned on Amazon “I expected better for the price” but in spite of that they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Three DELL U3014 owners who reviewed it thought it was a bargain for the price. Anonymous said in their review on Amazon “I black-taped over the old logos because they looked cheap and annoyed me, this one is fine.- I like the touch controls” and gave the DELL U3014 a very good review.

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DELL Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

Based on 4,983 expert and user reviews, DELL has good reviews for its PC screens. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.

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Good Connectivity

Two people who reviewed the DELL U3014 agreed that it was good in terms of USB connections. Absolutelyn wrote 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 review of this PC monitor. 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 DELL U3014 owner who purchased the DELL U3014 thought it was good in terms of connectivity. M. Maccana said in their review of the DELL U3014 “It's 30 inches - On screen controls are simple to understand and responsive - Connectivity is good - USB3”.

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Good Size

Some DELL U3014 owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was compact. Anonymous mentioned “Card reader is ridiculous given that it omits Compact Flash (CF), that still being one of the most common professional photographic mediums” in their DELL U3014 review.

Nice Design

One DELL U3014 owner considered that it was luxurious. Anonymous wrote in their review of this PC monitor “This surprised me, as coming from two of Dell's 2005 IPS screens, I wasn't expecting anything as luxurious”. One DELL U3014 owner wrote that it was good looking. Aris mentioned in their review on Amazon “Apart from these two "confusing" matters, everything else was pretty straightforward” and rated the product as very good.

Robust

Several customers said that it was well made. Steve mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “It's well made and has many connection options as well as a card reader”. Expert website Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor four years ago “Robust accurate colours, solid greyscale performance” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

Most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the DELL U3014 which has five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many PC screens that are a similar age to it.

We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this LCD screen and we think a cheaper PC monitor such as the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price] or you might consider a higher scoring PC monitor such as the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price], and the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] are also worth considering.

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2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the DELL U3014 is 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most common display resolution.

This PC screen's display resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all PC screens of a similar spec and age to the U3014.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of PC screen.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The DELL U3014 has a very wide viewing angle, vertical (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the U3014. Similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U3014 have viewing angle, verticals of between 15° and 180°.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Across all the similar spec PC displays that were launched more than two years ago the viewing angle, horizontals range from -5° to 1,800°. The DELL U3014 has one of the widest viewing angle, horizontals (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Two DisplayPorts Quantitys

The DELL U3014 is a two displayPorts quantity PC display.

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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 medium monitors that are a comparable age to the U3014. The display brightnesss of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the U3014 range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Viewable Size, Horizontal

The smallest viewable size, horizontal of PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the U3014 is 1mm, the biggest is 880mm, and the average viewable size, horizontal is 520mm. The DELL U3014 has one of the bigger viewable size, horizontals (641.3 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Vertical

Across all the PC screens of a similar age and type to the U3014 the viewable size, verticals range from 100mm to 630mm, and the average viewable size, vertical is 320mm. At 400.8 millimeters, the DELL U3014 has a fairly big viewable size, vertical compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The DELL U3014 has a quite big display diagonal (metric) (75.6 centimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the U3014. The smallest display diagonal (metric) of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the U3014 is 28cm and the biggest is 590cm.

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2560 X 1600 (WQXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The DELL U3014 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). That's 98% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution. Across all medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the U3014 the worst resolution is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Has Four Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the DELL U3014 is more than most PC displays that have been around for around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. The cables includeds "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this PC screen.

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11 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor did not have good features. Expert review site Itproportal.com said “The Dell UltraSharp U3014, picks up where the U3011 left off and brings a few new features to the table, including LED backlighti”.

Expensive

Medium monitors that have been available for more than two years range in price from £46 to £2,475. We think that this PC display looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most medium monitors that have been around for more than two years do not have a built-in speaker(s). The DELL U3014 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this PC monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Asus PB279[plb_2524515_price] or the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the U3014, the DELL U3014 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The DELL U3014 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to the U3014 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price].

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Running Costs Are Very High

The U3014 has an average 5 year running cost of £100 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run PC displays of a comparable age and type.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most similar spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the U3014 do not have a card reader integrated. The DELL U3014 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

It is worth considering other PC monitors which also have a card reader integrated including the DELL UP2414Q[plb_2251567_price] or the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price].

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Quite Low Height Adjustment

At only 90 millimeters, the DELL U3014 has a fairly low height adjustment compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the U3014 have height adjustments of between 13mm and 1,200mm.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (max)

Across all the LCD screens of a similar type and age to the U3014 the power consumption (max)s range from 16W to 250W. At 120 Watts, the DELL U3014 has a quite high power consumption (max) compared to most of the other PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the U3014.

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Heavy

When compared to other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago, the DELL U3014's weight of 10.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the U3014 the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL U3014

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LCD screen was released over three years ago.

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4 Awards

hardwarecanucks.com Dam Good PC Mag Editor's Choice itproportal.com Best Buy hardwareluxx.de Excellent Hardware

Expert Reviews

(15)
9 September 2013

When taken at face value, there’s really nothing special about the UltraSharp U3014 since 30”, 2560x1600 monitors have been around for what seems ages now. There have been some great...

Hardwarecanucks.com

22 April 2013

Making the jump from a 27-inch display to a 30-inch display is a substantial investment: Dell's U3014 costs a lot more than either Dell's 27-inch U2713H or Apple's 27-inch Thunderbolt displays....

Techreviewsource.com

22 April 2013

The Dell UltraSharp U3014 is a 30-inch IPS display with LED backlighting, a 2560 x 1600-pixel resolution and excellent viewing angles. The overall image quality is extremely good and USB 3.0... Read more…

18 April 2013

A 30-inch desktop giant of a display, the Dell UltraSharp U3014 offers resolution of 2460 by 1600 pixels on a matte IPS screen with environmentally friendly LED backlighting. The U3014 boasts... Read more…

If you're in the market for a high-quality, large display, the Dell Ultrasharp U3014 is worth considering...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 November 2013 by Mike
Mike would recommend the Dell U3014

This monitor arrived double-packed (additional packaging added by B&H.) Slip-clicked onto the stand and was up and running in 10 minutes. I have been using two side-by-side BenQ 1920x1200 monitors... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2013 by CrystalCowboy
CrystalCowboy would recommend the Dell U3014 (Verified Purchase)

The Dell U3014 is currently the only 30" monitor available with both LED backlighting and Displayport connections.The product arrived in a timely fashion, well-packaged. It was easy to assemble,... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2014 by Squidly2112
Squidly2112 would recommend the Dell U3014 (Verified Purchase)

With the proper setup (video subsystem, cables, drivers) this monitor can't be beat. Most of the complaints I have read are undoubtedly due to improper system and setup. This monitor will NOT work... Read more…

Reviewed 3 September 2014 by Tukmolly
Tukmolly would recommend the Dell U3014 (Verified Purchase)

Purchased 3 of these DELLS to replace my aging fleet of 5 Samsung 305Ts. I use these 30 inchers primarily for NVIDIA surround gaming. I have these paired to a high end PC set up. First of all, I... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2014 by Canon Shots
Canon Shots would recommend the Dell U3014 (Verified Purchase)

I loved the 2560 x 1600 resolution of my old cinema display but the technology was getting old and the color bothered me. I even tried the new Mac Pro and a 55 inch 4k tv but the 30 mhz refresh... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £153.83
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £156.39
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell u3014, dell u3014t, dell p171084, dell 350cdm2, dell 210aapc, dell 210aapi, dell 9059zs00, dell p171084p, dell 9059za00, dell 2560x1600
Barcodes 00012302321042, 00639767847032, 00884116112105, 00884116112112, 04053162584037, 05397063347735, 08841161121058

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