Took delivery on Friday of this monitor. I was in deliberation for a week or so over the higher pixels density, and did not find any posts showing comparible images displayed on more common 24" panels, so here is my first posting OC.Net to help any others that may be in the same situation.
Side by side view: A big gain in pixel space with too much gain in phyiscal dimensions compared with Dell 2405FPW.
Top Down view: Dell 2405FPW athe rear 2713HM in the front. Again just a few inches wider. Very little difference in height and depth.
Side by Side: Note how 1920 x 1200 deskop wallpaper fits on new 2560 x 1440 desktop. Also displayed are two identical Properties dialog boxes to show the smaller pixels / higher denisty of the 2713HM compared to the 2405FPW.
Side by side again to show a single window, split over the two sceens to illustrate the difference in pixel density again.
Test image to show common monitor resolutions shown on the Dell Ultrasharp 2713HM.
(Test Image can be found on WikiPedia
All settled in to place. Good bye 2405FPW you served me well!
So after a few days usage I have to say I'm really happy with the upgrade. I'm liking the brightness of the panel and am finding the text size at full resolution just fine. I am using the sRGB setting, which is much less saturated andless bright than the "Standard" setting. USB 3 ports are great and I am pleased not to have the card reader, as my system has one, and I had just too many drives showing before. Plus the 2405FPW didn't read SDHC cards and so had become redundant any how.
There is a nifty Dell Display Manager tool, that lets you control the monitor presents and basic controls. It also lets you dynamically change these settings on a per applications basic . Not sure if I like the screen switching settings as you click from one application to another, but it's pretty clever.
That's all for now...