Dell UltraSharp U2713H 27″ Monitor (with PremierColor) Review

The U2713H is one of Dell’s top of the line monitor, boasting 99% AdobeRGB and 100% sRGB coverage with displayable 1.07 billion colors.

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Cameras don’t do justice on what the monitor does in colors. I loaded my award winning photos on both my existing IPS monitor (Dell 2007WFP) against this new Dell unit – they’re just so different. While both are color calibrated but the 2713H’s output looks closer to my print than the 2007WFP.

Even at 50% brightness of the 2713H, it’s still a lot brighter than mine at 80% brightness.

Below is a photo comparsion of Full HD (1920 x 1080) vs 2560 x 1440 on the same monitor, same distance. Notice how much finer the pixels can get.

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The monitor comes with sufficient ports, however I find that DVI and HDMI just didn’t work well when it comes to going the maximum resolution, I even tried using DVI-D but at 2560×1440 it’s still smudged. Perhaps I did something wrong, I don’t know. 2560 x 1440 on the other hand works great when I use DisplayPort.

Below are the ports available.

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Another neat think about the monitor is the touch sensitive buttons. I also like it that the interface is limited to a corner of the screen instead of spreading across the width of the entire monitor.

The Verdict

Coming in at around RM 3,000 – think twice before spending on it. If your work involves color accuracy and detail then it’s a no brainer. If not, then there are other good alternatives that doesn’t damage your savings that much.