Pros: Build Quality, 1440p is amazing, very light AG-coating, vibrant colors
Cons: Pricier than the Koreans
After receiving my u2713hm yesterday, I decided to immediately test it for all the usual issues, along with the ones I read about on [h]ard.
It pretty much scored perfectly across the board;
- There was no perceptible backlight bleeding (even looking through a camera, it was barely noticeable.)
- No stuck, bright or outright dead pixels anywhere.
- Tested it a bit for image retention, since that was a common issue on [h]ard, and had no issues at all.
- I looked for the mentioned crosshatch pattern across the monitor, but could not find it.
- The AG-coating was honestly really light. Dell seems to have done a really good job this time, compared to what I hear about previous monitors.
I only had my crappy phone-cam with me when I received it, so unfortunately I could not take any decent pictures straight away, but I can already tell you guys that I'm really impressed with this monitor. I ran a round of my most commonly played games (Guild Wars 2, Borderlands 2, Torchlight 2 and some Battlefield 3) as well, and found it worked really smoothly for gaming as well.
I could fully recommend this monitor to anyone considering one, as far as I'm concerned it was definitely worth getting one of these over one of it's main competitors, or even one of the Koreans.
PS: if you want to bump up the refresh rate on this monitor, or in fact most monitors, a bit, check out the guide I wrote on this monitor's page as well