Dell intros IPS-equipped, high resolution 27" display

By on February 10, 2010, 6:45 PM
If you're a graphics professional or just someone who fancies the finer things in life, Dell has whipped up a new display you might be interested in. The 27-inch UltraSharp U2711 has an IPS panel similar to the one found in Apple's 27-inch iMac -- except Dell's uses CCFL backlighting and covers over 100% of the color gamut, whereas Apple's relies on LED backlighting and displays 72% of the color gamut.

Dell's UltraSharp U2711 offers a resolution of 2560x1400, 178-degree viewing angles, a 6ms GTG response time, 350cd/m2 brightness, 1,000:1 contrast ratio (80,000:1 dynamic), 0.233mm pixel pitch, and its 12-bit internal processing supports 1.02 billion colors (compared to the typical 16.7 million).

Image quality aside, the monitor is packed with connectivity. Ports include two dual-link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort (all with HDCP), VGA, component, composite, four USB 2.0, an eight-in-one card reader, and two headphone jacks. Obviously all of this comes at a hefty -- but seemingly reasonable -- price. Dell will ship an UltraSharp U2711 to your doorstep for about $1,099 and back it with a three-year warranty.

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captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

This does seem a bit pricey for a CCFL based panel. I think that HP still offers a couple of IPS panel monitors also, albeit they are smaller than this.

Newegg is offering this 30" Samsung display [link] for about 13 hundred. Not sure of which panel tech is involved, but, it's at least C-PVA or better.

Technochicken Technochicken, TechSpot Paladin, said:

That is a lot of screen real estate. My 1920x1080 monitor combined with a 15" is even starting to feel really small for photo editing and the likes, so a monitor like this would be amazing. I can't believed I used to rely solely on a 15", 1024x768 monitor.

One small note, the link to the gives a prices of 1,999, which should actually be 1,099.

Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

Thanks for the correction Techno. I published the post with a price of $1,050 based on another site's article. After seeing Dell's listed price I rushed to change it and made a typo.

Haha, I know how you feel. I was using a 15-inch viewable CRT with a resolution of 1024x768 only a year ago.

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