It is provided here, but a full bit work flow is still extremely uncommon in the current market. Set up was a breeze. Furthermore, there was no evidence of RTC overshoot in the form of white or dark halos which was very pleasing. The method of adjustments is intuitive and photos match up with my printer and the photo lab. This was actually a little ahead of the custom color calibration where average was 0. Click for larger versions. Photos at X look as good or better than a 16 x 20 print.

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It takes quite a bit of adjustment when you move to a 30″ screen as the sheer size of it is quite overwhelming.

The panel itself reported to be LG. Black bezel and base with silver stand. Also good to see two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort here as well for connection of external multimedia devices and to keep up with connection trends in the market. HP LPW or other models where the colour space is reduced, but getting accurate colours was impossible e. For reference, LaCie describe the DeltaE readings as: Input lag – We have already made this comparison in our input lag section, but the U has again made some improvements in this test.

Dell UltraSharp U 30″ Monitor with PremierColor

Good black depth and contrast ratio helping to ensure detail in darker scenes is not lost. In comparison, the WFP is very poor out of the box with gamma poorly adjusted at 1. This preset gave us dE average of 3. Ergonomics are good and there’s a decent range of preset modes and options available from the screen and OSD. Again, there was no access to the RGB controls in this preset so corrections would be carried out at a graphics card LUT level via the profiling.


The setting for video games allows for richer looks of blacks and reds. Default colour temperature was perhaps the only area where the WFP was a little better, being nearer to the desired k than the U was.

It did exceed the AdobeRGB space slightly in red tones although the colour space was being reduced slightly in this area compared with the standard preset and full native colour space.

Colour accuracy was also corrected nicely as well, offering a much better result than the factory default. However, the 24″ U also provided a game mode which bypassed a lot of internal electronics and did help reduce the input lag significantly down to We recorded the screens luminance and black depth at various OSD brightness settings, and calculated the contrast ratio from there. I was interested to see if this factory calibration helped at all with default settings.

However – If you can find one without this defect, it is an awesome monitor! Rated 5 out of 5 by Erik the Geek from Exceeded my expectations! We have the WFP here with us for testing as well for some side by side comparisons.

Many other aspects remain similar between the two screens including viewing angles, office use and movie playback. The color is wonderful.


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Average dE was now 0. Laptop Panel Parts Database. All corrections would be carried out by dwll automatic calibration process and at a graphics card LUT level. All in all, it’s a decent improvement from one model to the next. It’s not as small as some of the new generation of 27″ screens with ultra-high x resolutions 0.

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Panel only for VESA mount: I expect with the launch of the U we will see a price drop in stock of the WFP so it may well be a popular choice still for quite a while.

You will need to change from the default ‘Standard’ profile to benefit from these factory calibrated settings. In hwo, the screen used only 2. The following summarises the Dell U’s performance in video applications: The DCR function was pretty disfunctional and in no way did it live up to it’sDell have still used an updated bit capable panel as they did with the 24″ and 27″ models, and there are some other changes with the new model.

Worth trying to see one in action if you are worried at all about font size.