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If ultradharp one thing I’ve learned doing display reviews, it’s that the inch segment represents as it should the best of the best. Entries here have the most input options, features, best panels, and the highest resolution you can get for the money. It’s a breath of fresh air to play with a real If the displays industry worked anything like u30111 CPU industry, we’d have PPI displays with no response lag, infinite contrast, and all for way less than we’re paying now.

If there was a new year’s resolution display manufacturers should make, it’s that they stop making P panels in Anyhow, today we’re talking about the Dell U I got the chance to review HP’s 30 inch delo, the ZR30w, back when it launched, and will use it as a mental comparison.

Dell UltraSharp U3011 30″ Widescreen LCD Monitor

The Dell U is a refresh of the Dell UWFP, and brings a bit per color panel with bit internal ultrzsharp, more input options, factory calibration more on that laterand is supposedly 1 ms faster in the response time department. The specs for Dell’s new 30 inch display are in the table below:.

So first up is the display itself. Aesthetically it’s almost exactly what you’d expect from Dell in a monitor, and follows their relatively consistent industrial design quite well. The display bezel is entirely black plastic just like we’ve seen with almost every other Dell, and there’s a huge square black ultrashatp. The U has a silver-colored strip that runs around the outside of the display, much like the ZR30w has.

However, unlike HP’s metal strip, Dell’s is plastic. The display bezel on the U is just under 1 cm thinner at the edge than HP’s, though both get much thicker at the center. The stand the U comes with is decently sturdy, providing tilt, rotation and height adjustment, but no pivot. Height on the U can adjust from about 3 cm to 12 cm from the top of the plastic stand to the bottom of the bezel. Dell advertises 10 cm of travel – I can definitely see that much travel, which is definitely welcome.


The other added bonus is that HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort cables don’t crash into the plastic base and bend worrisomely even with the display at its lowest height adjustment setting. I wish the U went up a bit higher, because it seems like I inevitably use the highest adjustment point whenever I’m connecting cables, but too lazy to rotate the whole monitor.

It’s just shy of being tall enough where I can squeeze my head underneath – oh c’mon, everyone does that, right? There’s also about 30 degrees of tilt in the up direction, and about 5 degrees downwards. Thankfully, the base on the U is nice and smooth through the rotation, with no annoying backlash or chatter which generally makes entire displays and desks shudder. Down below it are two of the four USB 2. The lower one has a power symbol which indicates that it’s monitro of supplying more current delk 1.

Though that should be more than sufficient to charge an iPad, connecting one resulted in the same “Not Charging” behavior one would see from a normal mA port. It’s unclear to me whether the USB charging specification is being implemented correctly on the display or not.

Other devices charge fine, but likewise do so on normal mA ports. In addition, the USB ports only provide power when the upstream USB-B port is connected – you can’t use the ports to just charge devices without connecting the hub to something.

I tested a 32 GB SD card in the reader, which worked just fine as well.

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The backside of the U is nothing k3011 or special if you’ve seen Dell’s other recent display designs. It’s just scaled up to be larger, and looks the moniyor. Personally, I find it classy and applaud the consistency, even if the Dell logo up top is positively gigantic but then again, everyone does that. The stand has a cable routing port, but lacks positioning clips or guides like I’ve seen on other displays. The U also has a nice sticker facing outwards with all the ports positioned appropriately – something super useful when connecting things up from a weird contorted angle.

Moving along are the two remaining USB 2. Oh, there’s also a DC power jack in case you’re using the Dell speaker bar with the U which is an added accessory – we didn’t get a chance to try that. I’d say the input options on the U are impressive overall, just like we expect from a inch display.


If you use your own VESA mounts with displays, the U will work as long as you get one beefy enough for it.

The weird part about the U’s mounting arm is that it connects to the mm VESA mount on the backside of the display with 4 T Torx screws. That just seems like an obtuse choice for something which should be easily user-accessible.

Dell U3011 Review: Dell’s New 30-inch Flagship

It’s a small nit to pick, but this choice just really puzzles me since I doubt average users have all the Torx bits sitting around. The U is supposed to come calibrated from the factory, accompanied by a calibration report showing Delta-E tracking averaging below 5. Our U came with no such report, and as we’ll show later also didn’t perform very well out of box in our color tracking validation test.

We later learned that this is because our U is a pre-production sample which is identical to the shipping model, just without factory calibration. In addition our panel was the A00 revision. Last but not least is packaging. The U packaging is generic and doesn’t draw attention – there’s Dell written on it, and U on the corner. It’s like the other Dell packaging I’ve seen before. What I found interesting is that the U comes fully assembled and in one piece inside the box.

The mounting arm is preattached, and two styrofoam pieces at top and bottom which hold it securely. Dell U Hardware Gallery. Hardware Impressions and Specs If there’s one thing I’ve learned doing display reviews, it’s that the inch segment represents as it should the best of the best. The specs for Dell’s new 30 inch display are in the table below: Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

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