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DELL U3014 PC Monitor

£749.00
30" 2560 X 1600 2000000:1 LED Sep 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £156.39 Electricity cost over 5 years
Four industry awards
Nice design
Good picture quality
83 Reviews + 4 Awards
hardwarecanucks.com Dam Good PC Mag Editor's Choice itproportal.com Best Buy hardwareluxx.de Excellent Hardware
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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Three expert review sites all endorsed this flatpanel monitor. Review site PC Mag gave this LCD screen an "Editor's Choice" award and wrote it was brilliant and the writer at website Hardwareluxx.de gave it an "Excellent Hardware" award, confirming their endorsement. This DELL PC monitor also received a "Best Buy" award from website Itproportal.com.

The author at one more expert review site thought that this flatpanel monitor was good. This PC display received a "Dam Good" award from Hardwarecanucks.com.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, techreviewsource.com and pcworld.com_techhive.com this DELL LCD screen has an overall expert rating of 86%. PC display experts think this flatpanel monitor is one of the better flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 90 owner reviews this PC screen has an average owner rating of 87 out of 100. 44 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor either 4 or 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

DELL Has Good PC Display Reviews

Based on 6,247 expert and user reviews (including 1,108 verified purchases), DELL has good ratings for its PC monitors. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range. 93% of those that bought a DELL LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Picture Quality

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Four years ago Garp scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and said “Be sure that your graphics card supports dual DVI”. Paul W mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Great picture quality and resolution” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Steve wrote on expert review site Amazon four years ago “The image quality is stunning - the ultimate test for me is whether my prints match the image on screen”.

Four customers who purchased the DELL U3014 concluded that it had good colour saturation. Ben Weston said on expert website Amazon “Light bleed at the edges is absolutely terrible - if the display is showing colours then there's no problem”. Aris gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Colours are great, size is huge”. An anonymous reviewer said in her review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “Panel uniformity, colours, looks are all pleasing”.

Two customers considered that the product had image ghosting. Olyar15 wrote on expert review site Walmart.com four years ago “There is quite noticeable "ghosting" with moving objects” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was compact. An anonymous author mentioned in her review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “Card reader is ridiculous given that it omits Compact Flash (CF), that still being one of the most common professional photographic mediums”.


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Good Connectivity

Two customers thought this PC monitor was good in terms of connectivity. M. Maccana wrote “It's 30 inches - On screen controls are simple to understand and responsive - Connectivity is good - USB3”.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was September 2014 when this PC display was released.


Performance

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The DELL U3014 has a card reader integrated, unlike most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago which do not have a card reader integrated.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC displays with a card reader integrated currently available including the Asus PA279 (£650.20), or the Benq PG2401 (£649) both of which have better reviews; or the Benq BL3201 (£659.99) which is cheaper.

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Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DELL U3014 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to this PC screen do have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth also looking at alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the LG 34UC97 (£719.99), or the [plb_2678877]; or the Asus PA328 (£759.92).

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Price

Price Has Gone Up by £174.20 (23%)

There was a cheaper price of £574.80 at ITC Sales 59 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 86% chance that the price will go up further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 14% chance that the price will actually go back down.

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Not Cheap

We think this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other PC displays of this type and age. The cheapeast medium monitor that has been around for more than two years that we found costs £49 and the most expensive costs £9,999.

Reasonably Priced

Eight owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Jorge wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “I have this monitor -- it is the best thing and value going right now” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Three years ago Adriana mentioned “I got this one after searching for good and not absurd costly monitor for the new Mac Pro” in her review of this PC monitor. Tukmolly wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com in the same month “I have very little to complain about given that these are the best priced branded panels today”.

Six owners who purchased the DELL U3014 thought it was expensive. Expert review site Techworld.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “And it's even more expensive than Dell's other 30-inch mo”. Expert review site Itproportal.com rated this PC monitor 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “It is expensive”. Worker Bee scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “Then again it died quick death after only a year and was twice as expensive”.

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

The U3014 is in the most expensive 11% of all 1,092 PC monitors of a comparable spec and age that we have looked at for 8 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the U3014 is £157.


Design

Nice Design

Nine owners who purchased it agreed that it was good looking. An anonymous reviewer wrote in her review of the DELL U3014 on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “While the iMac has a beautiful display I always felt it had to much contrast”. Ttps said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Gorgeous to look at” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Patka mentioned “I can't quite figure it out yet.I bought the U3014 because I have a U2412M which is a beautiful monitor.”.

Easy to Use

Six customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Mike said “This monitor is a JOY to use with Photoshop, Lightroom, Nikon Capture NX2, Photo Mechanic et al” in his review of this PC monitor and gave this PC monitor a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Absolutelyn wrote “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”. Three years ago an anonymous author mentioned in her review of this PC monitor “When you do they are intuitive and easy to use; simply hover your hand anywhere near them”.

Good Product Quality

Eight owners considered that it was good quality. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com said “The overall image quality is extremely good” in their review of this PC monitor and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site PC Mag “The Dell UltraSharp U3014 is a top-shelf 30-inch monitor that delivers sharp, accurate colors, quality grayscale”. Coastal Composer said three years ago “The high quality IPS panel, LED backlighting, sleek look” in their review of this PC monitor.

Robust

Six customers mentioned that it was well made. Expert review site Itproportal.com said “Robust accurate colours, solid greyscale performance”. Joseph wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “The OSD is very fancy and nicely engineered”. An anonymous reviewer scored this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she mentioned in her DELL U3014 review “Has the good old Dell heavy-duty construction”.


Display

2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The DELL U3014 has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all PC displays that have been around for a similar time to this PC screen the best display resolution is 3440 x 1440 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Medium monitors that came out around the same time as this PC monitor have viewing angles, horizontal of between 18° and 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the DELL U3014 has one of the wider viewing angles, horizontal amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Has an HDCP

The DELL U3014 has an HDCP. Most of the other PC displays that were launched around the same time as this PC screen also have an HDCP.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an Audio Output

The DELL U3014 has an audio output. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to this LCD screen also have an audio output.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The DELL U3014 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has Four Cables Included

The DELL U3014 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on comparable spec PC displays that have been available for more than two years. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this LCD screen.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 2560x1600, dell 350cdm2, dell 210aapi, dell u3014t
Barcodes 00012302321042, 00639767847032, 00884116112105, 00884116112112, 04053162584037, 05397063347735, 08841161121058

DELL U3014 Review Sources

To prepare this DELL U3014 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 692,148 product attributes, 78,562 PC monitor reviews and 8,073,300 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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