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DELL U3014

£749.00
hardwarebg.com Bronze hardwarecanucks.com Dam Good PC Mag Editor's Choice itproportal.com Best Buy
A multi award winning 2560 x 1600 PC screen with a best buy award from one expert review website
30" 2560 X 1600 Pixels 2000000:1 LED Sep 2014
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DELL U3014 Review

With excellent reviews but at over 2 years old, we have scored the DELL U3014 as follows for Summary.
87
184 Reviews + 5 Awards
6
Poor
7
Missing Some Features
49
2 Years Old
19
£157 Over 8 Years
Overall Score
35
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 35?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this flatpanel monitor to others. This PC monitor has received five awards including a "Best Buy" from Itproportal.com and an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag. NEC flatpanel monitors 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 2017.
The U3014 has running costs of £157 over 8 years, which puts it in the most expensive 11% of all 2,772 PC displays that we have compared it to.
Customers report excellent design, good picture quality and that it is robust.
It is missing some features:
Quite slow response time
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £538.80 at ITC Sales 24 hours ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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DELL U3014 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Five Industry Awards

PC monitor experts love this DELL PC display and have given it five awards.

Three expert review sites all endorsed this PC screen. This flatpanel monitor received a "Best Buy" award from website Itproportal.com who concluded it was was a sensible purchase and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from website PC Mag. This DELL flatpanel monitor also received an "Excellent Hardware" award from review site Hardwareluxx.de.

The author at review site Hardwarebg.com decided that this flatpanel monitor was very good and gave it their "Bronze" award.

The writer at one additional expert review site decided that this DELL PC screen was very good. This was from Hardwarecanucks.com who gave it an "Dam Good".

Expert Reviews Are Good

Five experts from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, techreviewsource.com and pcworld.com_techhive.com have rated this PC display on average 86 out of 100.

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User Reviews Are Good

U3014 owners on average rated this flatpanel monitor 82 out of 100. 67 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this flatpanel monitor either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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DELL PC Monitors Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 11,588 expert and user reviews (including 1,865 verified purchases), DELL has very good reviews for its PC screens. 93% of those that bought a DELL flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Nice Design

Six owners thought this PC monitor was good looking.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good colour saturation and two owners concluded that the product had good picture quality.

  • The image quality is stunning - the ultimate test for me is whether my prints match the image on screen…
    Steve (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Panel uniformity, colours, looks are all pleasing…
    Anonymous (Amazon) - October 2014
  • Colours are great, size is huge…
    Aris (Amazon) - May 2013
  • There is quite noticeable "ghosting" with moving objects…
  • Great picture quality and resolution…
    Paul W (Amazon) - September 2013
  • Light bleed at the edges is absolutely terrible - if the display is showing colours then there's no problem…
    Ben Weston (Amazon) - January 2016

Users Report That it is Robust

Two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was well made.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Four people thought this PC monitor was good quality.

  • The image quality is stunning - the ultimate test for me is whether my prints match the image on screen…
    Steve (Amazon) - May 2013
  • The release that has apparently caused others numerous quality control problems…
    Kip K. (Newegg.com) - October 2013
  • You can't touch the quality of this 30" monitor…
  • Unfortunately it was also the victim of poor quality and finally stopped working after only a few years of use…
    Anonymous (Newegg.com) - February 2014
  • Great picture quality and resolution…
    Paul W (Amazon) - September 2013
  • Its picture really is high quality (on my system…
    Eryk (Amazon) - August 2013
  • All in all it's a very good quality monitor (build quality is solid…
    Ben Weston (Amazon) - January 2016

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £749.00 it is more expensive than 89% of flatpanel monitors.

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Features

Quite Slow Response Time

The average response time of all flatpanel monitors is 5.7ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms. The DELL U3014's response time of 6ms is quite slow compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 21% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Has AC, DisplayPort and 2 More Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the DELL U3014 is more than most PC displays. This flatpanel monitor has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC displays. The cables included "DVI", "AC" and "DisplayPort" are also found on this PC screen.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The DELL U3014 has a card reader integrated, unlike 99% of PC monitors which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of LCD screens is 16°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°. The viewing angle, vertical of the DELL U3014 of 178° is fairly wide compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the widest 20% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The DELL U3014's viewing angle, horizontal of 178° is in the widest 21% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. The average viewing angle, horizontal of all LCD screens is 170°, with the narrowest being 17° and the widest being 180°.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DELL U3014 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although it is worth noting that 53% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has an Audio Output

The DELL U3014 has an audio output. 88% of PC screens do not have an audio output.

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2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The largest display resolution of the DELL U3014 is 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all flatpanel monitors the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor was released in September 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

Based on alright energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the U3014 will cost £157 over 8 years to run, which makes it one of the least economic to run flatpanel monitors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

dell 2560x1600

Barcodes:

00012302321042, 00639767847032, 00884116112105, 00884116112112, 04053162584037, 05397063347735, 08841161121058

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