After reading all these monitor reviews.. Why is it so darn hard to just make a monitor without any flaws? I understand that different units have different pos and negs, but all I read about is how every monitor pretty much blows.. I guess the squeaky wheels post more than the satisfied customers. But, if I'm looking for a larger format (27") monitor, and deciding between 1440p, or going 3D.. Where should I be looking?
I wonder if I would have even noticed the cross hatching if not for people on this forum pointing it out.
The overshoot on this monitor is just terrible. Very noticeable even when just dragging windows around and scrolling on websites.
I'm really happy with my 2713HM and I got it right after it was released. It's probably the BEST electronics purchase I've made in the last 5 years because I spend 8+ hours a day working in front of it. I don't game so I cannot comment on that aspect.
I do see crosshatching if I look at white background, and I'll bet if I really looked I'd see other issues. But in my regular use I've never had any issues and I don't notice any of the stuff people complaint about on [H]. I wonder if I would have even noticed the cross hatching if not for people on this forum pointing it out.
Everybody has their own standards of perfection, but I'll bet for 90%+ of people who have purchased the U2713HM the monitor is fantastic and they have no complaints.
I completely agree with OP, what is more I game a lot on this display: Dark Souls, FarCry 3, BF 3 and BF 4 and I honestly can't say a bad word about this monitor.
This was the main reason I picked one up. My older monitor (Dell 2407wpf-HC) put out a TON of heat as well. The 2713 puts out less then half which really helps in the summer since I have a tiny office.I just picked one up from Microcenter. It has a build date of April 2014 and the revision is A00.
No dead pixels, no cross thatch, although panel uniformity is slightly irregular on the middle right side. Overall it's good enough for me. It takes some getting used to the lower resolution compared to my U3011 and the colors render somewhat differently. (Wide-gamut vs 72% NTSC.)
The reason for this downgrade is mostly because the U3011 was great, but it would put out way too much heat. The screen when measured with an IR thermometer was up to 112F along the top. This U2713HM is 92F at the hottest part along the same area across the top part of the screen. It's a nice 20F temperature decrease and I can already feel the room being much cooler. LEDs are definitely more efficient!