We used to run the older QHD 27" Ultrasharp monitors, but these are now our "go to" purchase for new hires/upgrades. Crystal clear, IPS panel, great colors, can't go wrong. I especially like the newly added USB port on the back for plugging in phone while at the desk - helps keeps the clutter down. :) [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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|Manufacturer Part Number|
1.07 billion colors
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
8.00 x 25.20 x 16.70 Inches
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Great monitor, just bought the 6th for the office
Dell P2715Q, the answer for Apple customers
The monitor is fabulous for the money. period! I have experience with the 30" Cinema display and other high end products. For the current price that this is available, it's a fantastic buy. For the Apple community ... this will answer your questions. I will assume that you will find out whether your current Macbook or MacPro supports 60z full 4k resolution. (I have a 2015 15" MBP.) You only need to use the INCLUDED mini-display port to display port cable. It works great. The scaling in the current Mac OS works perfectly with is monitor. There are 5 scaling settings. You will find that setting it on the middle setting of the 5 gets you very sharp images and text. This size is very close to the 2560x1600 resolution of the 30" Cinema display. (in other words, not too small and not too big) Of course, if you choose the 2nd smallest text scaling (more space on desktop), or the smallest text setting (full resolution) your icons and text size will reduce. They are razor sharp at each setting. I have tried PHOTOSHOP at the middle setting and at the "small text/largest desktop" setting. Photos look great in both. In the smallest text/icon setting, a 24mb Nikon D810 raw file looks jaw dropping. With Photoshop set on 100%, it covers the entire screen. Of course, if you go to the "middle scaling setting, this takes your photograph and makes it larger than the screen, scrolling necessary. Bottom line, great monitor. Definite 5-Star
Excellent Price / Performance Ratio 60Hz 4k IPS Monitor
This is the best desktop monitor I've ever used. Colors are very accurate and text is extremely sharp. Color quality is much better on this IPS screen than similar 4k TN monitors. My Surface Pro 3 did not recognize the native resolution of this monitor via Display Port (maxed out at 2560 x 1440 @60Hz). So, I installed the latest Intel graphics drivers, and added a custom resolution to make it work. Resolution: 3840 x 2160, Refresh: 50Hz, Timing: CVT-RB. These settings work well, the Surface Pro 3 is unable to refresh faster than 50Hz at this resolution. Maybe in the future a driver update will allow 4k @ 60Hz.
I'm using two of these panels with a new Mac Pro (black cylinder). The image quality is phenomenal. The effect of running OS X on these is essentially what Apple calls "Retina" - I can't see pixels! Text is rendered super sharp, comparable to what I see on my Retina Macbook Pro. Since this is a single stream transport (SST) panel, many of the issues with previous 4K displays are no longer relevant. Do be aware that you need a recent video card to drive this panel. Photos in Lightroom look stunning. The level of extra detail is remarkable, and at 27" it's much more of an improvement than what you get with high resolution on a laptop or mobile device. The only downsides are that this monitor is not particular stylish, it's the simple Dell standard look. There are also limited number of adjustments for calibration. The only other problem is that the displays don't show any image until OS X is fully booted (no boot screens). I believe this is a limitation with the EFI, so it should hopefully be fixable at some point.
Great Product / Installation Instructions Need Work
I purchased this monitor with the Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition tower to update my existing system. The setup process is fairly smooth for both the tower and monitor and going from the DVI cables to the DisplayPort is a very nice clean look and provides better capability.
The monitor picture quality is very nice indeed and colors pop almost off the screen it would seem.
I decided to write a review due to the instructions provided (diagrams only) which indicate where to connect which cable between the tower and the monitor itself. Be advised you will receive an HDMI cable and a DP (DisplayPort) cable with your machine; you ONLY need to use one of these so choose to your preference. I personally liked the better capabilities of the DP cable. The diagram provided by Dell suggest to hook up both cables and that is not necessary and can actually cause problems with input to the monitor.
The other issue with the instructions is they tell you to connect the DP and HDMI cable to the locations on the back of the tower that aren't located at the graphics card but higher above all the USB connections available. This will cause your monitor to not turn on with the default settings it ships with (4K at 60Hz) so you will have to manual change that setting to the 30Hz version which is a degraded mode for your primary monitor.
I saw some reviews above stating about not being able to maintain the 60Hz but that is only because of how the instructions tell you to hook up the monitor cables. If you choose either the DP or HDMI and connect one of those from the monitor to the respective port on the graphics card the monitor will work as intended in the 4K at 60Hz setting and you won't have to go through any of the changing settings just to get it to power up and display for you.
The product itself is great and the vibrant color, crisp display, and appearance are all fantastic. Its just the instructions that can lead folks in the wrong direction. I am probably an intermediate level with computer building, repairing, etc so it didn't take long to rectify that issue but for folks just looking to upgrade their computer and not able to research as easily it could take some time and more than likely cause them to return the product which isn't defective just not properly connected to start with.
Hope this helps anyone else you may run into this similar issue others have posted as well.
good but could be better.
My first 4k screen and the monitor is doing the job very well. Amazing colors and performance. The construction give a cheap impression. Only annoying thing is that the monitor sometimes doesn't wake up from sleep mode. Then I have to unplug (power) the screen and re-plug it. Turning the monitor simply on and off doesn't do the job.
Best external display I have used
This display is simply a stunning display when it is turned on. The construction of the monitor feels pretty cheap, which is one of my downsides. But I think this is why the IPS 4k display is a lower price, they simply put a nice 4k panel inside a cheap housing. Which is fine by me. I would have liked just one more HDMI input, and possibly a side mounted USB port for easy connection of USB peripherals. Also I have gotten used to the ability to dim the display from the keyboard, so the monitor only controls are sometimes annoying. This is made limited by ability to personalize two quick access controls which is nice. One note for MAC users that do not support 4k @ 60Hz, you need to enable MST if using the Displayport Cable included and run 4K @ 30Hz. Unless you do this the monitor locks in at 2K @ 60Hz and to be honest it does not display a nice picture at this resolution. Running 4K and then using OS X Scaling it looks absolutely stunning and crisp.
Displayport is very buggy
Purchase this monitor last Feb 2015. 4K at 60Hz works great. No lag from mouse movement. Colors are good from what im using it. Using HDMI for PS4 and that works fine. The main problem about this monitor is that the Displayport/MiniDisplayPort may or may not work for you, specially when you switch between the different inputs. Based from the forum other users are also experiencing this. I have reported this to dell and got a replacement monitor, however it has the same glitch as the initial monitor i received. You need to reseat the power cable whenever the mDP/DP stopped working which is kinda annoying if you have multiple devices.
Great Picture , Sleep and Flicker Issues
I was blown away with the picture quality when i first saw it, really amazing, but then a unpredictable flicker(complete blackout) began to occur very annoying(and still happening). When window 10 boots up screen screen goes black like its asleep, turning the monitor off for a few seconds then on again seems to fix that. I have the latest revision monitor a03. I'm disappointed.
mDP to DP switch does not work
Apparently a lot of users are having this issue. If you plan to purchase this monitor for use with two computers, DON'T DO IT. The switch between mDP and DP does not work. I can connect my main Mac Pro using the display port with no issues. But, when ever i try to connect my laptop to the mini display port but it simply dosen't work. Worst yet, to switch back to the display port, i need to unplug the monitor from the wall! It's simply poorly engineered. There have been several reports of owners getting replacement models from Dell but the new monitors still present the same problem.
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