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Pros: The monitor is beautiful. Simply put, this thing is 27" of 4K happiness.
First things first: I've owned a variety of monitors over the years. NEC, Dell, Samsung, LG, and so on. I've always been very hard on my monitors. They get use at least 8 hours a day and I'm particularly picky about color reproduction. In my experience, the Dell Ultrasharp monitors have always been very high quality. This will be my third, and I'm very glad it is.
The basics: 27", a bunch of input/output options, an adjustable stand, and a slab of viewable area.
Design: The casing is black and silver and very understated, which I like. Dell has foregone the touch buttons on the face for physical buttons (which I wholeheartedly agree with). The buttons are typical monitor buttons, nothing special. The stand allows you to lift the monitor fairly high and rotate it fully without any interference. The stand is pretty fantastic, despite my thought when I first got it that it wouldn't sufficiently hold the monitor. I can assure you, it does. The stand also has a cutout for wires to loop through and keep it nice and tidy.
The peripheral stuff works really well. One USB in from the computer gives you 4 outputs. One is on the vertical back face of the monitor and the other three are tucked under the back of the monitor on a cutout. I got the sound bar that attaches to this computer (511) and I highly recommend it, so figure on that taking one of the slots from you. Transfer rate is good but not stellar, as is to be expected from any hub. It has a sound-out slot that works well, nothing special about it.
Video connections: The important bit. Has a DisplayPort and HDMI in. When you're trying to get full 4K at 60Hz, please use the DisplayPort. I toyed with this stuff for hours. It was frustrating. You will see this in the "Cons" section.
The Panel itself: The panel is very, very nice. Color reproduction is good. The profile that it comes with from the factory was okay, but left some room to be desired. A little bit of time with an i1 made it much better, though it would barely be noticeable to the trained eye. The IPS panel is as perfect as you can expect. Even backlight, perfect viewing angles, and generally a very nice viewing experience.
Price: Are you kidding me? 4K at this price with this much quality? I'm seriously considering purchasing a second one.
Cons: The controls: You want 4K to display at 60Hz? Don't listen to anything anyone tells you online. I was seriously hamstrung for hours trying to get this thing to display 4K off of my 2014 MBPr 15". I tried every combination of connections, connected a Thunderbolt to each port, tried HDMI, everything. Turns out that the setting that controls the 4K through DisplayPort that the manual told me to turn on? Yeah that was wrong. As soon as I turned off MST, the whole thing worked perfectly. Otherwise, the menus are fairly easy to navigate. Everything is bright on the screen, so you will be able to see it. I have a minor gripe about the way the buttons function, but once you get the hang of it, it really isn't a big deal at all.
Customer Service: Dell customer service is .... less than desirable. I purchased this thing through their business division and that was ok. They wouldn't let me apply discounts that I should have been able to, but compensated for it in other ways. However, once I ran into the whole 30Hz/60Hz snafoo, then I really started to hate Dell. The department I needed to talk to was closed on a Monday ALL DAY, and not a holiday either. Then when I did talk to someone the next day, it took a long wait and difficulty understanding the tech (VERY thick accent) before I figured it out on my own.
Overall Review: If you're thinking about this monitor and you have the cash, stop looking at other ones. Buy this. You and your eyes will be incredibly happy that you do.
Pros: Great colors calibrated from the factory. Love the usb 3 hub and multiple inputs, comes with some decent cables
Cons: Dell replaced it within a month because of an issue where it would freeze when going to sleep and had to unplug it every morning. the new monitor doesn't have this issue! if within 30 days dell with replace it with a new monitor
Pros: - It's IPS, so the colors are fantastic
- Plugged it into my Macbook Pro with the provided mini DisplayPort cable, it worked immediately
- Resolution is fantastic
- The stand is superb
Cons: - I don't have anything bad to say about this so far
Overall Review: I bought this to use as a gaming monitor before building my rig (it was on sale). I've ended up using it for work as a second display for my Macbook. It scales to 1080p on my Mac absolutely brilliantly, it's basically like a second retina display. The colors are sharp, the resolution is great, the stand is solid, I can't recommend this monitor enough!
Pros: - Color is excellent
- Contrast, brightness, all great
- Great menu interface
Cons: - Bezel could be thinner
Overall Review: I'm not sure 4k made sense at 27". Without Windows 125% scaling, things are crazy small. Windows 7 also has really bad scaling options, my other monitor is 1440p so that would mess that one up.
Going back, I'm not sure I'd get it again. I think I'll replace this one with the Acer Predator X34, especially since the UltraWide setting would really make gaming awesome.
As for my Designers perspective, the extra real estate is bomb and the color makes my designs perfect. This might be better suited in my office where I use my mac to design. As for my personal Windows PC use, I'll pass on 4k.
Pros: Photos look stunning
Everything looks beautiful
Test on a 4k screen looks like a magazine, perfectly formed
Comes set up perfectly right out of the box. I tried to adjust it but just went back to default settings, I've never had that happen before
Lighting across the screen is very even no dark or bright spots.
Cons: I wish the monitor went a bit higher in vertical motion the max gap between the bottom edge of the screen and the base is 7" when raised as high as it would go, so I still have to put it on some thick books.
Overall Review: I thought 27" would be too big a screen, but it's really not. It seems the perfect size for any monitor (well as long as the pixles don't get streteched too thin)
Pros: Contrary to another review of this monitor, I praised this directly from the manufacturer on sale (although sadly even so at a higher price than New Egg offers today) and have had this monitor working well with the new desktop system I purchased from New Egg. The monitor is bright, zero dead or weak pixels, energy saving and fast. It has great adjustability, including height, and has a built-in USB 3 hub as well. (By the way, and for the other reviewer's benefit, the Dell specs for this monitor state that this IS an IPS monitor. And, although I initially had a similar start-up problem as mentioned by the other reviewer, I found out this was a BIOS problem with the desktop compter when using a mini-display cable, so I just switched to an HDMI cable, and the problem disappeared!
Overall Review: Buy it from New Egg -- you will save $.
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Cons: See other thoughts.
Overall Review: I was looking for a monitor with resolution 1600x1200px, to use in vertical position (1200x1600) side by side to my Dell U3011. I already have a 9-year old Samsung 213T to the left of the U3011 and I wanted a 3rd monitor to the right, also with 1600 pixels vertically. These days, finding an affordable monitor with resolution 1600x1200 is impossible so plan B was 1600x900. I found this monitor. It has all the features that I need, mostly it is NOT a TN panel and can be rotated (pivot) to 1600 pixels vertically.
The quality of image is on par with my Dell U3011 so no complaints. I do not play games often so I am not worried about response time and whatever else is important for hardcore gamers. I do not do professional photograph/movie work so also precision of colors (matching monitor color to printer color) is also not a big concern, although I have noticed that both the U3011 and this monitor are pretty good at this, for what I need.
There is its sibling, the Dell E2014H, that has also same resolution and, at the moment, costs almost half the price but it does not rotate (pivot) and it has a TN panel. My notebook has a TN panel and the quality of the image degrades when the angle of vision starts to grow (looking at the corners, the image gets darker), so I promised myself that I would never buy a TN panel, if I could choose.
So all in all, I highly recommend this monitor if the resolution is right for you.
Cons: I have 4 of these monitors and after dealing with this problem for a while now I stumbled across this forum with a Dell employee stating the monitor has a problem and there's no way for you to fix it yourself.
This is a copy/paste comment from Chris M, an employee at Dell.
RE: P2715Q monitor, won't wake from sleep from power saving.
Dell does not have a process to pick up this P2715Q, flash it, and then return it to you. Nor could we allow you to flash it. Firmware updates are only done in our Service Centers on returned product. The only way to get a P2715Q with the latest firmware is via a used/refurbished exchange.
My question is: if this came out in 2016 and they most likely knew about it shortly after its release and with all these complaints I see, why is it possible for them to be pumping out faulty monitors without the new firmware in 2018 even 2017? Why is newegg still selling old monitors with faulty firmware? I work in an office setting with insane deadlines and I don't have time to send back 4 monitors for our design director and myself. What do I do? I'm sure Dell wont send me replacements first. The options I see are to somehow find a weekend where we're not working (never gonna happen) or buy new ones to use for now then return later which costs money that we don't have to spare for "my screw up" D: