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Bad: Colour Uniformity
Comment: I've had two of these monitors from Dell now, and both show problems with colour uniformity. I'm really disappointed, because there's a lot to like about the resolution, clarity, and depth of colours, and there are loads of reviewers and owners raving about it. But being a graphic designer I require colours to appear consistently over the whole panel, not just on one side, or in one corner. And no amount of calibrating can correct such a problem.
My 2.5 star rating may appear a bit harsh, but now that I've looked through some forums, I've seen quite a few similar comments from other professionals. A couple of people have pointed out that IPS panels actually appear to perform worse when it comes to colour uniformity than far cheaper TN panels. And unfortunately, that's certainly been my experience here.
For playing games and watching movies, I'd certainly recommend this monitor, but for professional use it simply doesn't perform well enough. So, for the price, it really starts to feel like a white elephant.
To get this into perspective, my previous monitor was a Formac 'Gallery' which cost Â£180, 3 years ago, and I'm now having to seriously consider going back to that until I find a better replacement!
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