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Maybe I need to find a deal on the U2713HM then... tongue.gif

Do you live in the US or Canada?
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Maybe I need to find a deal on the U2713HM then... tongue.gif

Sometimes it is worth it for the peace of mind offered by their customer services department and their exceptional warranty. Also on the 'matte' vs. 'glossy' theme, glossy would be completely unsuitable in your situation as you said that the blinds aren't able to block all of the sunlight hitting the monitor. The semi-glossy surface of the U2713HM (and some of the others your considering) will be good at combating glare whilst also providing a good vibrancy and clarity to the image. Much better than some of the more traditional matte surfaces seen elsewhere. thumb.gif
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Maybe I need to find a deal on the U2713HM then... tongue.gif

Sometimes it is worth it for the peace of mind offered by their customer services department and their exceptional warranty. Also on the 'matte' vs. 'glossy' theme, glossy would be completely unsuitable in your situation as you said that the blinds aren't able to block all of the sunlight hitting the monitor. The semi-glossy surface of the U2713HM (and some of the others your considering) will be good at combating glare whilst also providing a good vibrancy and clarity to the image. Much better than some of the more traditional matte surfaces seen elsewhere. thumb.gif

Yup, peace of mind is one of the best things to think about. You won't get extra wrinkles on your forehead and you won't die from a heart attack yelling at the workers.

As I stated before, Dell monitors go on sale every few weeks, if you can hold out for a bit longer; the U2713HM should be going back down to $550. It always goes down every few weeks. It's pretty nice for Dell to do that anyway, if by that end the price is still not low enough, the Asus would be my second choice (it was my second choice when I bought the Dell), just Dell seemed to have more of a 'professional' look to it and I like it that way! tongue.gif
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Do you live in the US or Canada?

US, specifically Connecticut if it makes any difference.

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Sometimes it is worth it for the peace of mind offered by their customer services department and their exceptional warranty. Also on the 'matte' vs. 'glossy' theme, glossy would be completely unsuitable in your situation as you said that the blinds aren't able to block all of the sunlight hitting the monitor. The semi-glossy surface of the U2713HM (and some of the others your considering) will be good at combating glare whilst also providing a good vibrancy and clarity to the image. Much better than some of the more traditional matte surfaces seen elsewhere. thumb.gif

Thank you for answering this, I was actually doing angle checks from my window to my current monitor set up to see if the sun would land on them at all. The only time the sun didn't land on them was in the morning before 12PM, and then again after 8PM. And those measurements will change with the seasons too, but either way, at one point or another throughout the day, the sun lands on each of my monitors for about an hour. Rep+

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Yup, peace of mind is one of the best things to think about. You won't get extra wrinkles on your forehead and you won't die from a heart attack yelling at the workers.

As I stated before, Dell monitors go on sale every few weeks, if you can hold out for a bit longer; the U2713HM should be going back down to $550. It always goes down every few weeks. It's pretty nice for Dell to do that anyway, if by that end the price is still not low enough, the Asus would be my second choice (it was my second choice when I bought the Dell), just Dell seemed to have more of a 'professional' look to it and I like it that way! tongue.gif

Is ASUS's customer service bad? Or is it just that Dell's is better?
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US, specifically Connecticut if it makes any difference.
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Yup, peace of mind is one of the best things to think about. You won't get extra wrinkles on your forehead and you won't die from a heart attack yelling at the workers.

As I stated before, Dell monitors go on sale every few weeks, if you can hold out for a bit longer; the U2713HM should be going back down to $550. It always goes down every few weeks. It's pretty nice for Dell to do that anyway, if by that end the price is still not low enough, the Asus would be my second choice (it was my second choice when I bought the Dell), just Dell seemed to have more of a 'professional' look to it and I like it that way! tongue.gif

Is ASUS's customer service bad? Or is it just that Dell's is better?

US because we get a lot of sales from Dell where the U2713HM drops $200-$250 for sale. I don't know Asus's specific policy about monitors but I know in their motherboard department, they will ask you to either pay for the cross-ship or send yours in first. Another would be that they even ask you to pay for the shipping of the faulty product to them, they don't give you a free postage.
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I don't know that Asus's support is bad so much as Dell's is exceptional.
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Dell ultrasharps have the best service of any monitor. When you buy an Ultrasharp (especially the higher end ones) you are buying a service plan first, monitor second.

This is of course reflected in the price.

Personally I don't see it as a good value for personal use. The effective cost of that service is similar to the cost of a second monitor from another company. The chances of getting a monitor that is defective enough that it bothers you, but NOT defective enough to return it from another company is fairly low. Two in a row is almost impossible. I'll take two similar monitors over one for the same price any day, even if the first one is slightly imperfect.

The Ultrasharp's bundled customer service is great for situations where you aren't actually the one paying for the monitors. If I were getting paid to set up an office or school with new terminals, I'd definitely use ultrasharps there.
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