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post #1 of 22
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I have been using a Samsung 27'' at 1920x1080 for 2 years and after building gaming rig i would like to actually utilize its hardware to the fullest potential.

Money is not an issue so feel free to make any recommendations as to what the best might be!

So far this is what i have found in both respective sizes -

27"

http://accessories.ap.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=au&cs=audhs1&l=en&s=dhs&sku=210-40773&redirect=1

30"

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=224-9949&baynote_bnrank=3&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch
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post #2 of 22
The U2713 is way better

+Better black levels
+Better matte coating: It's not grainy like the 3011
+Better out-of-the-box colours
+Better sRGB colours for games & movies
+Less ghosting
+Cheaper

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2713hm.htm

The U3011 does 2 things better

+Bigger
+Wide gamut for colour managed applications (for graphic design & photography)

The current U2713's have a bunch of quality control issues though right now

-IPS tinting: uneven colours across the screen
-Back-light bleeding
-Burn-in

So you may want to get a Samsung S27A850D which is basically the same thing as the U2713, but they only suffer from light bleeding. Make sure you buy from a place like Amazon or Buy.com where you can exchange it easily.

http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/gadgetry-electronics-discussion/11198-samsung-s27a850d-review.html#post816286
Edited by MenacingTuba - 9/18/12 at 4:12pm
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post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by MenacingTuba View Post

The U2713 is way better
+Better black levels
+Better matte coating: It's not grainy like the 3011
+Better out-of-the-box colours
+Better sRGB colours for games & movies
+Less ghosting
+Cheaper
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2713hm.htm

This review you linked to says that the U3011 has a lower delta-E out of the box and less ghosting (7ms vs 8ms).
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post #4 of 22
Delta E values are meaningless below a certain point, the U2713 has a better out of the box colour temperature

7 vs 8ms=useless manufacturer provided response time vales.
Edited by MenacingTuba - 9/18/12 at 4:47pm
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That Samsung looks great thanks for the link.

Questions at 5ms i should see little lag if any correct ?

Can i wall mount it ?
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Delta E values are meaningless below a certain point, the U2713 has better out of the box gamma, colour temperature and contrast/black levels.

Yes, that point is 2.0 - anything more is clearly visible. The U2713 is at 2.6, the U3011 is at 1.7.

And after a week out of the box performance won't matter anymore because it would have drifted completely out of calibration.
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Yes, that point is 2.0 - anything more is clearly visible. The U2713 is at 2.6, the U3011 is at 1.7.
And after a week out of the box performance won't matter anymore because it would have drifted completely out of calibration.

Wow you clearly have no idea what you are talking about, go away.
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That Samsung looks great thanks for the link.
Questions at 5ms i should see little lag if any correct ?
Can i wall mount it ?

The 5ms is a manufacturer value dictating the pixel response times, not input lag and it doesn't mean anything when coming from the manufacturer. The Samsung & Dell have essential identical gaming performance and input lag. The Samsung is VESA mountable.
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You said you wanted the best. Then I'd go even a step up to the SAMSUNG Series 9 S27B970D .
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post #9 of 22
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I appreciate the input guys it looks like the Samsung would be the best choice at this point in time.

I have always wanted a 30'' monitor but that Samsung 27'' def cant be ignored for what it offers!

(You said you wanted the best. Then I'd go even a step up to the SAMSUNG Series 9 S27B970D)

What's the difference LED back lighting and a nicer frame ?
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post #10 of 22
Yes the Samsung S27B970D is hands down the best high res display under 1200$, but it is glossy (reflective). If you want a matte display the Samsung S27A850D is still the best. Later revisions of the U2713 should have less issues, but that might take a few months time.
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