Looking for a new LCD screen with a high resolution but without the space-eating size of a large display? Meet Dell's UltraSharp U2711 (opens in new tab), a 27-inch monitor slapped with a modest $1,099.00 pricetag and a tasty 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) native resolution (60 Hz). This LCD should be ideal for PC gamers HD video enthusiasts alike. Although at that pixel density, we suspect graphic designers and photographers will find the new panel a joy to work with.
Despite its high density resolution, the U2711 uses passes over LEDs, and instead is backlit by a cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL). The monitor offers a 16:9 aspect ratio, a maximum dynamic contrast ratio of 80,000:1, and a response time of 6ms. For gamers and designers, Dell has thrown in Custom Color modes that enables the screen to cover a wide, "outstanding" color gamut.
Dell's U2711 also comes packed with a USB 2.0 hub (1 upstream, 4 downstream) and plenty of connectivity: HDMI 1.3, DisplayPort, DVI-D with HDCP, and more. There's also a 8 in 1 media reader so you can view photos straight off an SD card.
Dell offers a variety of monitor accessories, cables, and warranties that will jack the price up a considerable amount.