Dell U2711 vs U2713H

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Hexley, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Hexley macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Dell recently released the U2713H a sister display of the U2711. The difference being the following. The first entry is that of the U2713H and the second entry is that of the U2711. Which display is better and why?

    Features
    120% Typical Color Gamut

    Features
    110% Typical Color Gamut / Height Adjustable Stand / Media Card Reader

    Color
    Not Available

    Color
    Not Available

    Type of Display
    Widescreen

    Type of Display
    Widescreen

    Display Type
    IPS (In-plane switching)

    Display Type
    Not Available

    Viewable Size
    27 in

    Viewable Size
    27 in

    Analog Video Signal
    Not Available

    Analog Video Signal
    VGA

    Built-in Devices
    Not Available

    Built-in Devices
    Not Available

    Color Support
    1.07 billion colors

    Color Support
    1.07 billion Colors

    Compliant Standards
    ENERGY STAR® / EPEAT® Gold / TCO / China Energy Label (CEL)

    Compliant Standards
    TCO 03 (black)

    Connectivity Technology
    Cable

    Connectivity Technology
    Cable

    Digital Video Standard
    DVI-D ( HDCP)

    Digital Video Standard
    DVI-D with HDCP

    Dimensions (WxDxH) / Weight
    25.17" x 7.89" x 21.20" / 19.25 lbs (With Stand)

    Dimensions (WxDxH) / Weight
    25.46" x 7.87" x 16.84" / 23.06 lbs

    Dot Pitch
    0.231 mm (Pixel Pitch)

    Dot Pitch
    0.233 mm (Pixel Pitch)

    Image Brightness
    350 cd/m2 (Typical)

    Image Brightness
    350 cd/m2 (Typical)

    Image Contrast Ratio
    1,000:1 (Typical) / 2 million:1 (Dynamic)

    Image Contrast Ratio
    1000:1 (Static) / 80,000:1 (Dynamic)

    Image Max H-View Angle / Image Max V-Vie
    178° / 178° (Typical)

    Image Max H-View Angle / Image Max V-Vie
    178° / 178° (Typical)

    Max Resolution
    2560 x 1440 at 60 Hz

    Max Resolution
    2560x1440

    Port(s) Total ( Free ) / Connector Type
    HDMI / 4 x USB 3.0 / DVI-D (HDCP) dual Link / DisplayPort / mini-DisplayPort / DP-out

    Port(s) Total ( Free ) / Connector Type
    VGA / DVI-D (Digital) with HDCP / Display Port / 4 x USB 2.0 Ports / HDMI

    Service / Support Details
    Not available

    Service / Support Details
    Not Available

    Response Time
    6 ms with overdrive (gray to gray)

    Response Time
    6 ms (Typical)

    Display Positions Adjustments
    Tilt / Swivel / Pivot / Height adjustable

    Display Positions Adjustments
    Tilt / Swivel / Height Adjustable
     
  2. mfram macrumors 65816

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    Location:
    San Diego, CA USA
    #2
    Full disclosure: I own a U2711 and I really like it.

    The monitors are very similar. If you are comparing them, there probably isn't a "wrong" answer. The differences as I can see:

    1. Connectivity. U2711 has more video input ports. Is this a big deal to you? U2713HM has USB 3 ports as opposed to the USB 2 ports on the older U2711.
    2. The stand. I think the stand on the U2711 has more adjustments you can make on it.
    3. Backlighting. U2711 is CCFL, U2713HM is LED. LED probably has more slightly better contrast of dark colors, CCFL would probably be more consistent lighting.
    4. Color reproduction. U2711 has slightly better stats there. Combined with the CCFL backlight, would probably have more consistent colors.

    Dell brought down the price of the U2711, so the value proposition is the same for both now.

    The biggest factor is what things you want to plug into the monitor. The U2711 has more ports. Maybe that's a big deal for you.

    If you are going to be doing web surfing or games, it probably doesn't matter which monitor you choose. If you are going to be doing a lot of graphics work/Photoshop/etc. Then I'd say the U2711 has the edge. If you want to be watching movies, then probably the U2713HM has the edge.

    One more thing, I tried connecting to the U2711 from my rMBP with HDMI. I was only able to get the Mac to do 1080p by default. That means you aren't getting the full resolution. I get the impression from reading online this is the fault of the monitor. But I'm not sure. I don't know if HDMI will get you full resolution on the U2713HM. For either monitor, you should be connecting via DVI-D or DisplayPort for full resolution.
     
  3. Hexley thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Thank you for the speedy reply and a Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday to you.

    Seeming we both own a U2711 should I shift to this?
     
  4. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    #4
    Personally I'd prefer NOT to have the wider color gamut so my U2713HM just arrived. I also much prefer the LED backlight.

    It's really more about your personal usage patterns.
     
  5. mfram macrumors 65816

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    #5
    Can you give a review of the U2713HM, please? How do you like the monitor?
     
  6. Hexley thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    With the U2713H now more available in the market is it worth selling an RMA'd U2711 for?
     
  7. lgwells1 macrumors regular

    lgwells1

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    #7
    Try using a mini display port to display port to receive full resolution on your monitor. HDMI caps out at 1080.
     
  8. tri-x macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Melbourne
    #8
    I also have a U2711 and love it dearly. I feel a handy feature of the new U2713H might be the USB 3.0 hub; having had my U2711 plugged into a MacBook Pro 15" for a few years, the extra ports have been a godsend.

    My only concern with the U2711 has been the "coarse" anti-glare coating applied to the monitor. I can understand that for some it's a deal breaker, but it has been perfectly fine for catalogue processing in Lightroom and critical photo work. From some reports, the anti-glare coating has been reduced in its severity on the 13H.

    Not to be a fence-sitter, but I think you would be more than happy with either monitor.
     
  9. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

    #9
    The U2713H has an AH-IPS panel with 10-bit color support and a 14-bit internal color processor. It's aimed at photographers and graphic artists who require great precision in color reproduction.
    The U2713HM is the updated version of the U2711 (both have 8-bit color support) with an USB 3.0 hub, an AH-IPS panel and LED backlighting. It's also $100 less expensive than the U2711.
     

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