Dell has released a successor to its highly-regarded UltraSharp U2711 monitor. First unveiled on Dell's Japanese and Australian sites, the U2713HM is the company's first display to use AH-IPS (advanced high-performance IPS), which is supposed to offer improved color and clarity over other IPS technologies.

Like other 27-inch monitors, Dell's newest UltraSharp offers a 2560x1440 display resolution. Dell claims the panel features a color gamut of more than 99-percent sRGB, while offering a maximum brightness of 350 cd/m2, and a grey-to-grey response time of 8ms, which is slightly slower than its predecessor's 6ms. The same 178/178 degree wide viewing angle is maintained as well as the anti-glare coating.

Connectivity options include four USB 3.0 ports, dual-link DVI, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, and VGA. All ports are located on the back and to the side to keep the monitor's clean looks. And speaking of clean, Dell touts the U2713HM as environmentally friendly, with its chasis reportedly made of 25% post-consumer recycled plastics, as well as providing a 37% reduction in energy consumption compared to the U2711.

Dell has yet to announce an official release date and price for the US. The company's Australian website has it listed for just shy of $800 AUD ($845 USD); it's probably safe to assume it'll hit the states at $799 too.