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Hi,

I'm after a new 27" monitor with a resolution 2560 x 1440 or higher.. to compete along the same lines as the apple led cinema display, does anyone have any suggestions?

Will mainly be used for design.

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Dell U2711 if you're after a high end IPS panel.

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The U2711 was recently updated as the U2713H.

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Have you actually ever owned a U2711 or are you just repeating what you've read? I am interested because I have read both sets of opinion, some which say the anti-glare coating is terrible, others which say it isn't so bad.

My monitor has the same coating, it's not an issue.

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Cheers for everyones input, I've bookmarked the Hazro for when it comes back in stock, I've read a few reviews and the Dell has quite a few people saying the panel is rubbish, whereas the only bad review I've read about the Hazro is the stand isn't adjustable (also some people say it still is, just that its stiff)

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Cheers for everyones input, I've bookmarked the Hazro for when it comes back in stock, I've read a few reviews and the Dell has quite a few people saying the panel is rubbish, whereas the only bad review I've read about the Hazro is the stand isn't adjustable (also some people say it still is, just that its stiff)

You will probably find that all of these 27" displays use the same LG panel. I know for a fact that the Dell U27's use the same LG panels as the 27" iMacs.

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Have you actually ever owned a U2711 or are you just repeating what you've read? I am interested because I have read both sets of opinion, some which say the anti-glare coating is terrible, others which say it isn't so bad.

I owned the U2410, which had a similar coating. It was only when I upgraded to the Hazro that I noticed what an impact the anti-glare used by Dell had. It doesn't ruin the monitor by any means, it's just not desirable.

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I owned the U2410, which had a similar coating. It was only when I upgraded to the Hazro that I noticed what an impact the anti-glare used by Dell had. It doesn't ruin the monitor by any means, it's just not desirable.

Interesting. I have the U2711 and the coating isn't something I notice at all. Would rather have the coating than being able to see my reflection instead of what's meant to be on screen. It's the reason I chose this screen over the Apple 27" display.

I've heard good things about the Hazro but connectivity options are limited and the stand isn't very adjustable.

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Interesting. I have the U2711 and the coating isn't something I notice at all. Would rather have the coating than being able to see my reflection rather than what's meant to be on screen. It's the reason I chose this screen I've the Apple 27" display.

The 30" Hazro WZ30Wie that I have now has an anti-glare coating too, it's just not as pronounced as that used by Dell. I'm not a great fan of glossy monitors either, though they do seem to have better contrast.

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Have you actually ever owned a U2711 or are you just repeating what you've read? I am interested because I have read both sets of opinion, some which say the anti-glare coating is terrible, others which say it isn't so bad.

I have that exact Monitor, Can see the screen fine in daylight, had it sat next to my friends 27inch iMac when I first got it, picture quality was identical, only thing I noticed was it can't go as bright as the iMac could.

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The 30" Hazro WZ30Wie that I have now has an anti-glare coating too, it's just not as pronounced as that used by Dell. I'm not a great fan of glossy monitors either, though they do seem to have better contrast.

glossy gives you the illusion of better contrast, it's just a cheap way to fool people, which is why there's so many more glossy low end junk than glossy high end professinoal grade stuff.

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I'm waiting on the 24inch 220ppi monitors.

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Since you live in the UK, take a look at this company. They are using the same panel that Dell uses in their Ultrasharp series and Apple in their Cinema Displays, but for a much much lower price. :)

http://www.hazro.co.uk/

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The dell U2711 is the one to look for if you can get it for a good price. That's what I have.

I almost bought this from these guys: http://www.nrgit.biz/product/27-inch-flat-panel-tft-monitors/dell-u2713hm.html?c=196&p=544

But I managed to source a U2711 on ebay! These guys above are definitely worth looking into though - very helpful over the phone. Although the website doesnt list any U2711 it might be worth calling them to enquire.

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Got this ad from monoprice in an e-mail,

http://www.monoprice...onitors_q2_2013

Nice, I was about to suggest the same.

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Is this any good?

http://www.hazro.co.uk/HZ27WB.php

or have better been suggested?

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Is this any good?

http://www.hazro.co.uk/HZ27WB.php

or have better been suggested?

that's pretty good

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Is this any good?

http://www.hazro.co.uk/HZ27WB.php

or have better been suggested?

Yes, it's a good display. Check out a detailed review here. I don't know if you have any intention of gaming but if you do the low input lag will offer a much better experience than the Dell U2711.

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Love PC gaming.. Just hope my gtx 670 can run nicely on that high res.. I suppose I could run at 1080p still if not. Not ready for an upgrade on that yet.

Thanks for all your help

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Love PC gaming.. Just hope my gtx 670 can run nicely on that high res.. I suppose I could run at 1080p still if not. Not ready for an upgrade on that yet.

I initially tried gaming with a single overclocked GTX 680 on my 30" 2560x1600 monitor and while many games ran flawlessly at maximum settings I came across too many that struggled. Even now with a GTX 680 SLI setup I get framerate drops in some games. There are two options - lower the settings or drop the resolution (preferably without stretching the image, though the image will appear smaller). Gaming at 1440p / 1600p isn't mainstream and performance between games is unpredictable but there really is nothing like playing games maxed out on a 27-30" monitor.

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