** this was suppose to be a reply for someone asking if they should wait for the u2713hm......**
Don't know if this was replied earlier as I'm reading ALL the post from the 1440p+ club!
I have the u2711 and I never regretted it. Only thing I would "wait" for is for it to go on sale.
I'm in Canada, and the u2711 drops to $699.00 with free shipping. The drop in price varies but the lowest I’ve seen is $699.00 (that’s when i pulled the trigger and sold my 3 24inch 1080 garbage monitors)
A few things to consider for all that is waiting for Dell's new U2713hm
Cons of U2711
Heat....seriously....its a lot of HEAT!
No Pivot feature (might be an issue if someone has enough bling to buy 3 2560X1440 and PPP it) *drools*
Everything else -Color Color Color and build quality -Out weights any cons.
I also compared it the U2212hm because I have two of them beside my u2711 and the color is close, but it is different when looking
at the exact same picture. -Only way I could've matched it was if i had 2 more u2711's or U2410's which I couldn’t afford.
The U2212hm has similar specs as the U2713hm (just like all the "HM" series)
The color Gamut and 1.07billion vs 16.7million makes a huge difference.
If you can get it on sale for $699.00 i wouldn't wait.
The Dell U2410 has been out for years and still blows Dell's new HM series away. There are only 3 monitors from Dell that support 1.07billion colors that are also AdobeRGB certified. (u2410, u2711, U3011)
Newer doesn’t mean better and the pricing of the U2711 will not drop below the regular sale discount for years to come. (Which is proven with the U2410)
And you get to say you have 1.07 BILLION COLORS!!!!!!!
It’s not only the pixel count that’s important but the color saturation has to equally match for the gaming experience.
Side note: If your wondering why I choose the u2212hm for the flanking monitors, I did it for the pixel pitch -didnt want the 0.27mm normal pitch that comes with 1080p screen. Just makes it more uniformed all around. =) 0.27mm vs 0.2475mm makes a huge difference when compared to .0233hm side by side.