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post #11 of 19
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I noticed the u2311h had a limited time offer of -$50 bringing it to $269. I signed up for Dell Small Business email program because it promised a 20% off coupon for first time sale.

I received the coupon in my email but it does not reflect a price change. I got in touch with Dell online chat support and they said it took 24hrs for coupon to activate. I was unhappy with that answer and he connected me to a superior. This gentlemen told me to call the 1-800 small business number tomorrow and sort it out with them... real nice!

I hope the u2311h is still being offered for $269 tomorrow... the limited time offer is -$50 and I wanted to stack it with this 20% off coupon and my tax-ID for tax exemption status. That would bring the final cost of the monitor to $216 shipped.

/sigh

the wait continues! I will talk with a Dell representative tomorrow hopefully I can beat the current price of $274 shipped.
Edited by Internets - 12/29/10 at 6:46pm
post #12 of 19
i've seen the u2311h go on sale for $239.. but then again that's usually once every few month
post #13 of 19
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Another Dell online chat representative told me that I would not be able to stack the 20% off coupon with this limited time promotion being offered on the u2311h. I will wait until I speak with a live person at Dell before I commit to the $274 purchase from a wholesaler on eBay.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by eseb1;11821924 
I have the smaller brother the U2211H, same thing, just 1 inch smaller, and a lot cheaper. I love it, great colors (once calibrated), and not that expensive. Mine was $225 new I think.

So if you want to save a few bucks, the U2211H is a good choice.

Quoting in case you didn't see it.
The U2211H is the same thing, just smaller and cheaper. More bang for your buck.
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post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Internets;11823304 
I suspect I will keep sending them back if I cannot find one with acceptable tinting. I will not strain my eyes to find it. If the tinting is immediately noticeable on one monitor might it not be so bad on another?

Doesn't it just seem easier to correct this issue with backlight being nonuniform than to keep taking monitors back in from customers?
There are certainly different levels of the blue "tinting" (backlight uniformity) problem. I own two U2311H, both have mild blue tinting but one has it slightly less. Some people have received units that are completely tint free, at least that's what the owner says and what photos show. I don't mean to scare you to say you will receive a unit that has tinting, but a fair number of people have, so it's just precaution to let you know that it is possible you may get it.

As far as Dell are concerned, the monitor passes their specifications and checks. While this is true, the problem is they only check a monitor's exact centre point. Have a look at the uniformity graphs I posted above, the centre point is absolutely fine, but the tinting issue (be it backlight uniformity or actual screen tinting) occurs at the left and right edges.

It is pretty dumb that Dell do not acknowledge this problem and it's frustrating for customers because as far as I know, the green/pink tint can occur on any of the IPS monitors (i.e. 24", 27", 30"). When you're paying the prices of the larger monitors, I would effectively expect perfection.
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Originally Posted by koven;11823351 
both have typical IPS backlight bleed
Are you sure what you're seeing isn't IPS glow? I've never heard or read IPS monitors having "typical backlight bleed" before.

A lot of people mistake the glow for backlight bleed, but the difference is the glow moves and changes size/colour as you move your head around, viewing the screen at different angles. Backlight bleed is a fixed area of light seeping through and will appear the same no matter where you look.
post #16 of 19
Great monitor as everyone said, and the users who have it posted the only "flaw" of it, which is the blue tinting to some extent. Other than that, I've not read one review of the monitor quality or game play with it being terrible.

As others have, I also own the u2211h. The only reason I picked this up was because it was cheaper. It is a total of 1" smaller I believe, without tinting problems (from what I've read and experienced. No problems at all).

Either are a good choice of course and you will be happy.

As for the Small business coupon, you wont be able to use it because the UxxxxH models are considered "home" monitors and not business. I've tried to use it also and would've picked up the 23" if the coupon had worked. The "P" series monitors are the "business" ones.
post #17 of 19
I don't mean to hijack the OP's thread, but I'd just like to thank all of you for your informative posts.
post #18 of 19
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I said forget the coupon and ordered the u2311h last night. My Ergotron LX desk mount is on its way too so hopefully this monitor arrives by Monday. It is shipping from Kalifornia. I will update this thread with pics and my QC experiences.
post #19 of 19
@TS, any updates?

i order a unit as well. coming tomorrow. lets see how great are IPS panels.
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