Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor

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  • Superior screen clarity meets complete color precision for a brilliant viewing experience. Enjoy 25″ of superb screen clarity on a sharp QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution monitor. Plus, you get great color consistency across an ultra-wide 178 Degree/178 Degree viewing angle.
  • Get exceptional color accuracy and consistency right out of the box, with each monitor factory tuned at 99% serge with a delta. Help boost your productivity with a dual or multi-monitor setup.
  • Easy Arrange lets you choose how you view your custom window layout. See all your applications tiled side by side with nothing buried.
  • Work the way you want. Position your monitor for ultimate comfort with a full range of tilt, pivot, swivel and height adjustments along with easy connections to your PC and peripherals.
  • Your Dell Ultra Sharp 25 Monitor – U2515His designed to be pixel perfect. That’s why if you find even just one bright pixel, we’ll replace it under our Premium Panel Guarantee

Superb clarity. Standout performance. Award-winning performance: Since each monitor is tuned at 99% serge, the colors look amazing right out of the box. The ultra-wide viewing angle on this 25″ display lets you admire the QHD resolution at virtually any angle without losing those gorgeous colors. More ways to connect: Charge, connect and project handheld devices and more with extensive ports. Reliable and eco-efficient: Count on the DellTM Premium Panel Guarantee, 3 years Advanced Exchange Service and an environmentally conscious design.

$ 358.00

Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor

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  1. Nick T says:
    338 of 349 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Dell U3415W edges Samsung S34E790C, May 20, 2015
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    Nick T (San Diego, CA) –

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    I have been looking at the new 34″ widescreen class of monitors for about 6 months. I was initially excited about the LG, but after reading many complaints about its light bleed and other quality issues, I decided to wait. For reference, I am using this as a home office monitor hooked up to a recent MacBook Pro 15″ via Thunderbolt -> Displayport running at full resolution at 60hz.

    Appearance: Winner Dell
    Both monitors are nice looking. Dell has a flatter, simpler bezel that disappears on the sides when the monitor is off. The Samsung bezel is more pronounced, though still nice looking. I consider this a marginal win for Dell and highly subjective at that.

    Ports: Winner Samsung
    While Dell has a greater variety of ports, including two upstream USB3, MHL (which I have no idea what to use with), and miniDP in, in addition to regular DP, and HDMI, I really appreciated the Samsung’s two HDMI inputs. This allowed me to run two different HDMI sources in for the PBP/PIP function, namely an Amazon Firestick and a DirecTV box. I also prefer the port arrangement of the Samsung, which has every port on the back and facing out and away from the back. The ports are substantially easier to get at and they work better with a monitor arm (or any cable management device) because they tend to point out and away from the monitor and towards their source rather than down, which requires a sharp turn to stay out of line of sight. The sharp turn of the chords on my monitor arm for the Dell arrangement (down facing ports) actually puts enough pressure on the arm joint that I had to adjust it to avoid inadvertent swivel. And even though the Dell ports are well labeled, it still hard to get stupid non-reversible plugs in without being underneath the monitor.

    PIP/PBP: Winner Samsung
    Both the Dell and the Samsung have similar PBP/PIP options in general. The Dell offers a neat feature wherein you can tie different upstream USB inputs (two are provided) to different inputs (e.g. to control different computers peripherals). However, the Samsung is more functional in a variety of ways. For the Samsung, you can characterize each input so that the resolution is a better match for the source, e.g. you can characterize the HDMI input as an AV source rather than PC, and get a better formed 1080P picture. The Samsung also has much better sound options for the PIP windows. A critical flaw in the Dell is that while you can set the sound source to either the “main” window or the “sub” (i.e. PBP or PIP), there is no way to tell the monitor to default to one or the other when turning on the PBP/PIP window. What this means is that if you use the PBP/PIP for TV, every time you turn it on, you then have to go deep into the menu structure to turn sound back on. This is very annoying for a feature I want to otherwise use frequently. My recollection is that the Samsung allowed me to set this up such that any time the PBP/PIP window was on, it had sound priority.

    Menu Structure and Control: Winner Dell
    The Samsung uses a joystick on the back that you have to “click” in to make selections on, while the Dell has four buttons on the front that are some sort of capacitive sensor activated or the like. A nice feature of the Dell is that you can set two of the four soft-touch buttons as shortcuts to frequently used features, such as sound level, PIP/PBP, input source, etc. Unfortunately, you cannot set one to a shortcut to sound source, which would at least mitigate the problem discussed above. Overall, while I find neither totally awesome to use (and there is no Dell monitor software for Mac), I preferred the buttons on the front of the Dell to the joystick on the back of the Samsung. The Dell arrangement works better on my monitor arm because with the Samsung I would always upset the arrangement of my monitor on the arm while fiddling with it, not to mention that it was harder to reach on the Samsung.

    The menu structures of each are fine, though I find the Dell to be slightly simpler and more straight forward, though the Samsung has a greater variety of features, in particular AV related features.

    Stand: Tie
    Both the Samsung and the Dell come with decent stands. As mentioned above, I use a monitor arm that was able to hold each easily with a VESA 100×100 attachment.

    Sound: Winner Dell
    Both the Samsung and the Dell have adequate sound. The Dell has slightly more powerful speakers (2 x 9W) versus Samsung (2 x 7W). I think the Dell sounded slightly better in a TV and music test, but this is highly subjective.

    Viewing Angle: Winner Dell
    I had read that the VA panel on the Samsung would probably have worse viewing angle as compared to the IPS panel on the Dell, but I did not expect it to be as severe a difference as it was. With the Samsung, especially with a test pattern, you could see major color shift even…

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  2. Glenwing says:
    181 of 197 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Monitor, but not Without its Flaws, December 11, 2014
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    Got this primarily for use with a Mac Mini to replace an older iMac from 2008, because the newer iMacs no longer come with 16:10 resolutions like they used to. I also use this extensively with a Windows laptop, and have used it with an Xbox 360 (now attached to my U2414H).

    For comparison I also have a Dell U2414H and an ASUS PA248Q.

    PHYSICAL OVERVIEW

    Overall the U2415 is an excellent monitor. The panel size is very comfortable, and although it’s only slightly larger than the U2414H (24.1″ vs 23.8″) it feels like a larger difference than that when actually using it, thanks to the 16:10 aspect ratio. As other reviews have noted, the anti-glare coating is indeed much lighter than the one found on the PA248Q (or U2412M, which is very similar). On the U2415/U2414H I don’t see any “sparkling” or graininess like I do on my PA248Q, but it still does just as good a job at reducing glare. The thin bezel looks very sleek, and although I would have liked to see symmetrical borders on all four sides, realistically that probably isn’t doable on a standard edge-lit LCD. The backlight has to go somewhere.

    The stand is solid and I appreciate the broad range of ergonomic adjustment. I also love Dell’s quick-release system; attaching and detaching the stand is a snap. The casing is plastic, not metal, but it doesn’t feel cheap. The paint job matches nicely with the Mac Mini and other machined aluminum Apple products, although I would have preferred an all-black package rather than the two-toned black/silver look. I like black with silver accents, but not with solid silver parts. This is of course just a matter of personal taste though. The only functional complaint I have about the stand is that the cable hole could do with some enlargement. When you use almost all of the inputs (like I do), it actually becomes impossible to thread some types of cables through the hole, such as a standard power cable which has a relatively thick connector on the end. You start having to wire up your workstation in a certain order, so that the thick-headed connectors get threaded through first while there’s still enough space for them to fit through. A larger cable hole doesn’t seem too unreasonable a request.

    The U2415 does have an option for 100x100mm VESA mounting which is much appreciated. I shouldn’t have to mention it, but you’d be surprised how many monitors don’t support 4 holes in the back. While Dell’s implementation is elegant (the VESA mount is hidden behind the factory stand, so you remove the stand to expose the mounting holes and replace it with any other VESA-compliant stand of your own) it does have one downside. Since the factory stand must be removed to use the VESA mount, you can’t use the VESA mount for other things like attaching an Intel NUC to the back of the monitor with its VESA bracket, unless you can somehow use the monitor without a stand (unlikely).

    The healthy selection of modern inputs (2x DP 1.2 (one full and one mini) and 2x HDMI 1.4a/MHL 2.0) is highly appreciated, and I have made good use of all four at once on occasion. No such thing as too many inputs. The DisplayPort output for daisy-chaining is also a very valuable addition which allows me to run all three of my monitors from my laptop’s sole DP output, when I used to be limited to just a single monitor before. The monitor also has a 3.5mm passthrough so you can route the digital audio from the HDMI or DisplayPort inputs out to headphones or speakers, which is very useful. I personally prefer rear-facing connections to down-facing since I find them much easier to access, but I know this causes problems with people who want to wall-mount, so I can’t really complain about the choice to go with down-facing ports.

    The monitor also includes a 4-port USB 3.0 hub, but the implementation of this is rather disappointing. The PA248Q, as well as Dell’s own U2412M for that matter (the monitor which the U2415 replaces), have their USB hubs on the side of the monitor, which is a great place for them and I used my PA248Q’s USB hub all the time. On the U2415 (and U2414H) the USB ports have moved to the bottom to join the rest of the I/O, which makes them much less convenient to access. I haven’t used the USB hubs on either monitor at all, it’s just a lot more of a chore to get things in and out. If you’re hooking up devices which you won’t be plugging/unplugging a lot like a mouse or keyboard then ok, but for things like flash drives the USB hub just isn’t very usable at all, which is a big disappointment to someone who values productivity and functionality, and a step backward from its predecessor, the U2412M and other monitors of its generation. I understand the monitor has thin bezels, but that doesn’t stop you from putting USB ports on the side. The monitor doesn’t have to be razor thin in depth to have thin borders around the screen area.

    The OSD controls are…

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  3. Sterling G. Wells says:
    233 of 256 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    I really wanted to love this monitor, July 31, 2015
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    I really wanted to love this monitor. I’ve tried LG and Samsung’s versions and they weren’t quite up to snuff so I happily dropped $1100 on this monitor (I bought it a few months ago, before the price crashed). I was sure that it would be very high quality, and the 3 year warranty gave me extra peace-of-mind.

    There is a lot to like about this monitor: you couldn’t ask for more inputs, the built in USB hub is great, the stand is nice and sturdy and the picture quality in the middle of the screen is phenomenal.

    Unfortunately, my monitor has MASSIVE backlight bleed – see the photo below. If you want to use this monitor for web browsing or data entry, you will be fine. However if you are a creative professional and there is the slightest chance that your work will entail any colors other than white or yellow, you have to stay away from this monitor. The backlight bleed is that bad.

    Unfortunately, Dell’s service has been equally useless. Their phone support literally hung up on me, and their web support is currently refusing to do anything for me because they made me send them photos of the monitor with a light background under “normal office lighting.” which conveniently masks the problem.

    Sorry to break it to you, Dell, but creative professionals (photographers, videographers, etc) don’t use normal office lighting. My studio is kept dim for a reason. And it doesn’t matter if bright colors wash out the problem – the vast majority of my work involves dark colors somewhere near the edges.

    If I could return this thing, I would. But for now I’m stuck because Dell refuses to honor their promise to their customers and I can’t ethically sell such flawed product to anybody else

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