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Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Gibbo, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Gibbo


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 32,187

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Hi there

    OcUK has secured stock on DELL's first Super-Wide LED Monitor and it looks stunning:-

    Dell UltraSharp U2913WM 29" Super-Widescreen LED Monitor - Midnight Grey @ £599.99 inc VAT


    Navigate multiple applications at once and multitask like never before. A vast, 29" panoramic display with a 21:9 aspect ratio and 2560 x 1080 Wide Full-HD offers the screen space of side-by-side monitors without a distracting bezel in between. Plus, with a 178°/178° (typical) ultra-wide viewing angle, you can enjoy an excellent view from almost any position.

    Experience remarkably precise and accurate color made possible by over 99 percent sRGB at a delta-E of less than 5, offering broad color variation. Plus, the U2913WM comes factory color-calibrated, so you can enjoy outstanding color accuracy right out of the box.

    Make it work for you, with extensive connectivity such as DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.02, Mini DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI, plus highly adjustable tilt and swivel positioning, a 130mm height adjustability range and a VESA-compatible wall mounting option (mounting kit sold separately).

    Synchronize your applications and improve your visual experience. Dell Display Manager offers a variety of features that can optimize your media presentation and maximize your monitor’s real estate, such as Easy Arrange and Auto Mode.

    Automatically optimize your video settings with the Smart Video Enhance3 feature, optimizing colors and sharpness for the best possible presentation. Choose Movie mode for recommended settings, or choose Advanced mode to manually adjust contrast, sharpness, color saturation and hue however you like.

    Stay energy-efficient with PowerNap and dynamic dimming features that automatically help regulate power usage. Plus, the U2913WM features an eco-conscious design with arsenic-free glass, mercury-free LED and BFR/PVC-free laminates in the chassis. The U2913WM is EPEAT® Gold and ENERGY STAR® qualified and comes packed in eco-conscious recyclable packaging.

    - Panel: 29-inch (73.02cm) (diagonal) VIS with LED backlights
    - 21:9 aspect ratio
    - LED Technology
    - Contrast Ratio: 2,000,000:1
    - Brightness: 300cd/m
    - Response: 8ms
    - Resolution: Wide Full-HD 2560 x 1080 at 60 Hz (Max)
    - Viewing Angles: 178°/178° ultra-wide viewing angle
    - In-plane switching technology
    - Color calibration factory report
    - More than 99% sRGB (deltaE < 5)
    - Input Connections: DisplayPort 1.2 / mini-DisplayPort, DP-out, HDMI, DVI-D (HDCP), VGA
    - USB3.0 Hub (4 downstream / 1 upstream)
    - Tilt, swivel and height adjustable (130mm)
    - Option to wall mount in landscape and portrait mode (VESA 100mm x 100mm)
    - Arsenic-free glass and mercury-free LED panel
    - Dell Display Manager - Auto mode, PowerNap, Easy Arrange, Smart Video Enhance
    - ENERGY STAR®, EPEAT Gold, TCO Certified Displays, ErP Standards compliant
    - 3yr Onsite-Warranty

    Only £599.99 inc VAT.

  2. FrankJH


    Joined: Jun 6, 2005

    Posts: 22,201

    I can understand Dell have to differentiate between their 30" monitors and these new 29" ("super-wide" , what a marketing man's gimmick lol) ones, but Im not totally convinced by the strange resolution dimensions

    If I had the money I think I would stick with the 2713 model and save a few quid

    Always good to see OCUK expanding their range though :)
  3. Baddass


    Joined: Jan 12, 2003

    Posts: 19,947

    Location: UK

    Should have a full review of this coming soon at TFTCentral. Looks interesting i think. An odd resolution but some people may like it. They said the same when they first started moving from 4:3 and 5:4 aspect monitors to widescreen :)
  4. BluSky

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 1,238

    That is quite an odd aspect ratio, and gives up a fair amount of screen realestate compared to 1440p or 1600p monitors 16:9 / 16:10 monitors. What exactly are the advantages of this? I can see that it might be nice in portrait...
  5. krooton


    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 25,824

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    "like having 2 monitors without the annoying bezel"

    Yeah, 2 1280x1080 monitors, which no dual-screen owner has :p
  6. ~Divine~Wind~


    Joined: Jun 14, 2004

    Posts: 15,986

    Location: Newcastle U/T

    Wasn't this Aspect ratio introduced and quickly shelved by phillips on their "super wide" tvs?
  7. covenantuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 23, 2012

    Posts: 2,015

    Location: Edinburgh

    I don't doubt it looks nice, but struggling to see why you'd buy this instead of a 2560x1440 monitor?
  8. billysielu


    Joined: Aug 9, 2009

    Posts: 11,556

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Yeah it's flawed because people who dual-screen quite often have a full screen application on one, and browser etc on the other.
  9. Rofflay


    Joined: Nov 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,890

    Location: N Ireland

    well to be fair it does look nice and the res is not too bad either as a lot of people would find it hard to keep 60fps in certain games at 2560x1440 or higher.This at 2560x1080 would hit a sweeter spot and would give a more surround feel to visuals perhaps?

    Still too small ish though...looks like a joke how little height there is in that crap aspect ratio.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  10. Yaayuh!


    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,779

    21:9 is great for cinema video editing, and general professional use whereby instead of having 2 screens, 1 with main view and another for pallets, options and general controls, it's all on one.
    It's even better for audio/studio use!

    I'm considering 21:9 for Ableton use myself, it would be fan-flipping-tastic. £600 is a little too much though, more than i'm willing to pay.
  11. Devrij


    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 13,342

    Location: Bath

    I can certainly see the benefits of this, and I'm sure it's up to Dell standards in terms of colour reproduction. I'd like one for desktop use at work, you know if my company paid for it :D I'll stick with 2560x1440 at home though.
  12. Nate Silvers


    Joined: Oct 8, 2008

    Posts: 2,651

    Location: Hull, East Yorkshire


    Vs 30"

    Way too expensive for what it is. I bought a U3011 for £600 and it has almost the same width plus way more vertical space. Sick of 1080 resolution bring back 1200. Also you would have to sit further back as the screen doesn't curve in so it would be like having a 23" monitor way far back.
  13. kristmace

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 18, 2010

    Posts: 1,270

    Location: W. Yorkshire

    Looks stunning, and I can see professionals loving them, hence the price.
  14. Sallermas


    Joined: May 30, 2006

    Posts: 266

    U3011 for £600 would presumably be a refurb or second hand as new they are around £800, you have to bear in mind this is a brand new unit with a 3 year warranty , so on the same basis second hand or refurb it would be significantly less. As always with Dell they start of high once everyone starts selling they drop , that said I can see certain niches where this will be ideal but it's more niche
  15. MoRT489


    Joined: Aug 21, 2006

    Posts: 6,661

    Yes but a reduction of almost 1 million pixels as compared to the 30" makes life easier on the graphics card, and for most FPS players horizontal FOV is more important than vertical tbh, but I do agree with you general loss from 1200 down to 1080 as the monitor "standard" is a shame.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
  16. Nate Silvers


    Joined: Oct 8, 2008

    Posts: 2,651

    Location: Hull, East Yorkshire

    Nope brand new Rev09 the U3011 is just overpriced.

    That is true but having eyefinity with all monitor on a flat plane sucks, much better to angle the side screens in as games stretch out like that so a wall is actually beside you like the monitor when you are close to it etc.
  17. MoRT489


    Joined: Aug 21, 2006

    Posts: 6,661

    Agree, would def like to see it in the flesh.
  18. Acme


    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 31,502

    Location: Acme's chair

    Super-Widescreen 21:9. Is it the aspect ratio of the future?

    Words cannot describe how much I want this new super-widescreen monitor by Dell, the Ultrasharp U2913WM.
    Could we be seeing more and more monitors like this in the future? I remember seeing a curved Alienware monitor at a computer exhibition that could eliminate the problem of bezels interfering with eyefinity/surround gaming and I remember thinking that it was a good idea, this solution could replace the need for dual monitor setups in businesses and it will allow you to maintain higher productivity and a faster workflow.

    Not to mention the possibilities for gaming if games start to support the super widescreen aspect ratio. You could have a greater FOV or simply have the HUD on the sides of the screen meaning there is more space for the main game content.

    It would be fantastic having so much uninterrupted space on one screen for everything from editing and programming right through to gaming.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2012
  19. Acme


    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 31,502

    Location: Acme's chair

    I was asking if people think that super widescreen monitors are the way forward and if people think that we will be seeing more monitors like this in the future... It wasn't even specifically about this monitor.

    Someone must really like merging threads.

    To be honest I am fed up with wondering where my thread has gone just because someone thought it would be a good idea to merge it with one which isn't even entirely relevant to what I was asking.

    I just happened to mention this monitor to illustrate my question.

    Please may I have my thread back now..? :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2012
  20. Saundie


    Joined: Oct 9, 2008

    Posts: 2,985

    Location: London, England

    I thought this was a prank when I first saw it. The only reason I can see for anybody wanting one is for watching films on it. As a monitor for gaming or general PC use, it seems like a terrible idea. For the same amount of money you can get a 30" Hazro HZ30Wie!

    I wouldn't ordinarily single out a post for something like this, but I really don't understand your logic. If you need a monitor of this size for work, you'd be much better off getting a 30" 16:10 display; you would not only save desk space, but also get 1.3 million more pixels to play with. As Sallermas said, this is a niche product, and I don't think that niche is professional use.