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post #1 of 16
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im about to buy the dell u3011. this is basically _the_ monitor right? i have the money and ready to spend it and from what i've heard this is the one to get. i do gaming and video editing. the one thing that has me thinking is that it's only 60hz refresh rate and i'm not sure if that's a big deal or not or if i should just go ahead and buy it
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post #2 of 16
i say get it from what i have heard that monitor is amazing
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does anyone know of a discount code i can use to buy the dell u3011?
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post #4 of 16
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Okay so here's the final price for a refurbished dell u3011 w/ 3 year warranty + 5-7 day shipping: $987

The sales rep on the phone said if I bought a new one, they would do overnight shipping + 5 year warranty for: $1387

I tried to see if the refurbished come with an option for extended warranty but I don't see it on the website and sales rep said no
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post #5 of 16
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okay i punched it and ordered the u3011 scheduled to arrive by 04/12/11 $987 final price including shippping. im going to call back in the morning when theyre open again and try to add the extra 2 year warranty
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post #6 of 16
Congrats! Great display.
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post #7 of 16
I've always wanted one of these. Post pics when it comes.

Enjoy!
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post #8 of 16
I love mine to death, and have never regretted it for a moment. The best money I've spent on anything for my computer.
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post #9 of 16
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Okay so i ordered it last night comes with a 3 year limited warranty which only covers defects in the monitor like it stops working etc. I paid $990 for the refurbished one.

I called Dell today and they said here are some extra warranty options:

4 year limited warranty $60
5 year limited warranty $100
3 year Total Care $129
4 year Total Care $249
5 year Total Care $349

Limited Warranty = only covers manufacture defects etc they pay shipping both ways
Total Care = if you break it accident drops bangs and it stops working they'll pay for shipping both ways AS MANY TIMES as you break it no limit for 5 years. i said if i break it 10 times in the 5 years they'll still cover it shipping both ways. replaced with same model refurbished unit.

What do you guys think? I have the money and can spend it and wouldn't mind the peace of mind, but I don't plan on "breaking it" etc I'm rather careful etc...
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post #10 of 16
I would go with a limited warranty, mostly because I'm cheap and figure I'm careful with my stuff. If you have the money and want piece of mind, go total care, it really does sound like a bargain. I don't know if you have children or pets around the house. If you do, don't get anything less than total care. My girlfriend's cats have a charming way of breaking only the most expensive items in her house.
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