Wednesday, November 14th 2012

Dell UltraSharp U2913WM 29-Inch Monitor Goes on Sale, in Australia

Following on LG's footsteps, Dell has introduced its own 29-inch monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio, the UltraSharp U2913WM. This new UltraSharp model features an IPS panel, LED backlighting, a native resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels, a 99% Adobe RGB coverage, a 5 ms response time, D-Sub, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity, a three-port USB 3.0 hub, and a stand allowing for height, tilt and swivel adjustment.

The UltraSharp U2913WM has started selling in Australia for AUD662.20 (~ USD 687.80).

Source: TFT Central
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49 Comments on Dell UltraSharp U2913WM 29-Inch Monitor Goes on Sale, in Australia

#2
james888
My college has this resolution monitors in the library. They are quite nice.
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#3
ironwolf
1. Take low-res landscape mode pic of manhood.
2. Set as wallpaper w/stretch setting.
3. Instant porn star. :pimp:
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#5
xorbe
by: Isenstaedt
2560x1080 is not 21:9...
You can type 21⅓:9 if you want ...

To put this monitor's physical viewable height into perspective, then

29.0" 2560x1080 (11.27" high) = 18.0" 1280x1024 (11.24" high) = 21.2" 1920x1200 or 2560x1600 (11.24" high)
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#6
Chevalr1c
by: yogurt_21
2560x1600 4,096,000 pixels - current single monitor resolution king
2560x1440 3,686,400 pixels - prince
2048x1536 3,145,728 pixels - crt single monitor resolution king
2560x1080 2,764,800 pixels - this monitor
2048x1152 2,359,296 pixels - rare hybrid
1920x1200 2,304,000 pixels - 16:10 fan favorite, also a legacy crt resolution
1920x1080 2,073,600 pixels - 16:9 fan favorite, also tv favorite/brick wall/holding back market
1680x1050 1,764,000 pixels - poor mans 1080p
1280x1024 1,310,720 pixels - old crt monitor resolution, occationally found as lcd native
1440x900 1,296,000 pixels - economy lcd
1366x768 1,049,088 pixels - laptop staple, mid range tv resolution

1080p may be holding back the market, but this thing packs 700,000 more pixels and you're still complaining.

You all do realize that the majority of people with dual monitors have them in a super widescreen format don't you?

My current work pc has a resolution of 3840x1080, and that's pretty standard.
Indeed, it is designed to replace multimonitor setups.
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#7
DaJMasta
Isn't the price sort of a big deal too? Sure it's an odd aspect ratio... but you're getting an extremely high resolution 29" IPS screen with an LED backlight from dell at under $700. That sure sounds like a step in the right direction from me (even if screen surface area is way under other 29" monitors).
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#8
james888
Does gaming support this resolution? I assume so. Would you see more, or would it just stretch the picture. I am curious.
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#9
xBruce88x
by: yogurt_21
2560x1600 4,096,000 pixels - current single monitor resolution king
2560x1440 3,686,400 pixels - prince
2048x1536 3,145,728 pixels - crt single monitor resolution king
2560x1080 2,764,800 pixels - this monitor
2048x1152 2,359,296 pixels - rare hybrid
1920x1200 2,304,000 pixels - 16:10 fan favorite, also a legacy crt resolution
1920x1080 2,073,600 pixels - 16:9 fan favorite, also tv favorite/brick wall/holding back market
1680x1050 1,764,000 pixels - poor mans 1080p
1280x1024 1,310,720 pixels - old crt monitor resolution, occationally found as lcd native
1440x900 1,296,000 pixels - economy lcd
1366x768 1,049,088 pixels - laptop staple, mid range tv resolution

1080p may be holding back the market, but this thing packs 700,000 more pixels and you're still complaining.

You all do realize that the majority of people with dual monitors have them in a super widescreen format don't you?

My current work pc has a resolution of 3840x1080, and that's pretty standard.
You forgot 1920*1440, which I think you confused for 1920*1200 as a CRT resolution. Mine supports 1920*1440, though at a low refresh rate. I have it set to 1600*1200 though.
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#10
THE_EGG
THIS LOOKS CRAZY!!!!

Although I can see problems with this being used in the real world, ie games not supporting that resolution etc. Although I do realise this is not a gaming monitor.
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#11
xorbe
So I was watching my fav movie on my 21:9 screen recently ... :D

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#12
mediasorcerer
Fantastic, glad i held off on the asus 27", might get this instead, bet it's very good gear, thanx for heads up.

14.12"x19.7"

It would be super grand for gaming on 2 thirds, web browsing on the other 3rd i wonder lol.


Good for productivity?
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#13
Completely Bonkers
by: mediasorcerer
Good for productivity?
Depends on what "productivity" means. If reading or creating A4/PDF documents then NO. If Excel spreadsheets... then maybe... but other users would be p**sed with your long but short spreadsheets :laugh:. For web browsing, not at all. For email inbox... no. For file manager, two directories open at the same time... yes. For documents side by side... NO, because 1080y means the vertical height is too small and you will be scrolling all the time. For watching video. Yes. But the same people that complain about horizontal black bars (letterbox) will now complain about vertical black bars. For gaming... could be if game can be hacked to support the resolution.

All in all, it looks great, but I would prefer the PRINCE of resolutions, 1:1 2048x2048 like you get in Air Traffic control, or the KING of displays, native 6MP (3280 x 2048) in 30"


DO WANT DO WANT DO WANT GIMME GIMME GIMME
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#14
Completely Bonkers
New MONSTER on the block: The MDSC-8156 is a large-screen surgical display featuring a 56-inch LCD panel (16:9) with Quad Full HD resolution (3840 x 2160). Nice
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#17
Completely Bonkers
^yes, I find those prices a little disappointing for us. Maybe next year... :ohwell:

Silly (after all those years) would still love an IBM T221.
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#18
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Completely Bonkers
^yes, I find those prices a little disappointing for us.
As we're consumers I don't agree. Different worlds alltogether.
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#19
Completely Bonkers
^yes, but you do love consumer resolutions. There are peeps here that like hi-res screens. Different interests, different workflows, different expectations, different aspirations.
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#20
Jizzler
Get a monitor and a half in one, tempting!

Though if I had that kind of money for a new monitor, I'd probably spend the extra and get a 2560x1440 model for the X. The things I'd do for more X...

Hopefully Intel isn't pulling our cables and they really want to get the resolution train rolling again! Less compromise becase of more choices and lower prices.
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#22
TheGuruStud
by: james888
Does gaming support this resolution? I assume so. Would you see more, or would it just stretch the picture. I am curious.
You can make a game run at any resolution you like (crazy non standard ones may not work so well).

I wager that every game (that already supports widescreen) would run this res perfectly. But they're going to require editing of the config file (easy for most games).
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#23
Jizzler
by: Completely Bonkers
y?
Yup.

I work with y, x most of the time instead of x, y so I usually get it backwards.
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