Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dardanprince Undoubted quality
great build quality and easy set up. Bought 2 as dual display for my msi nightshade. these work brilliantly at 60hz and really impressed with their features. Would definitely recommend.
26 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TimH Excellent monitor for the money.
A first class monitor providing superb resolution and imaging at a reasonable price from Scan. Problem free easy setup as well.
11 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by JohnH2 Great product soured by Dell's warranty policy
This is a great product at a reasonable price. The concerns about high DPI on Windows 8.1 are overblown. Only problem was Sony Vegas Pro 12 and that was easily fixed with compatibility settings.
One sour note was the warranty - advertised as an excellent 3 years, but when you register on Dell's site you find that starts at the date Dell supplied the monitor to Scan, so it is actually up to a few months less. I do not know how Dell expect Scan to communicate this when the warranty duration depends on the individual monitor supplied. Scan have said they'll make up the difference if it becomes an issue, but it is difficult to have full confidence in that.
06 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Syedmehdiahmed Great Monitor
Architecture student, Purchased this monitor for my return to uni.
The colour reproduction is great for my needs and 4k resolution allows me to see a great deal of work whether using CAD or photoshop etc.
Using it flawlessly with my 15" Macbook pro retina. Definitely recommended.
29 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Greebo Great monitor.
Right - those of you who love Appleish design are going to be disappointed. Dell P2715Q does not offer any 'premium' look, aluminium or liquid metal finish. But the thing that matters most - the display - is absolutely stunning. I plugged it via a DisplayPort to GTX 980 and I have to say that the IPS technology really covers 99% of the RGB space and the 60 Hz refresh rate is not a joke - it works just fine. This is a great piece of equipment for a decent price.
However, if you're an inexperienced user and just want to get the 4K feeling, I'd recommend to wait as there are still some issues with this technology (though they are not directly related to the monitor). Firstly, make sure that your graphic card supports DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 2.0, otherwise you won't get 60 Hz at 4K. Secondly, all current versions of Windows (8.1 and 10 included) have problems with scaling. In 4K resolution the desktop icons or menus are so small that you can't see them properly. Now, Windows is able to scale the desktop so you can use it as usual, BUT the scaling has to be the same for all connected monitors. So, if one of your monitor is 4K and you have another one working in Full HD, either the 4K one will display very small icons, or the Full HD one will display desktop magnified 4 times. Currently there is no workaround this issue.
11 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by StrangeNoises Brilliant desktop monitor for Mac
I had been lusting after a Retina iMac, but that's crazy-expensive. This was the compromise, and it's a very satisfactory one. I've been thinking I might actually buy a second, when I was reminded to write a review.
You need Thunderbolt 2 on your mac to use this at full UHD resolution at 60Hz, or an equivalent displayport/mini-DP 1.2 on your hackintosh without resorting to MST, which is unsupported on OSX anyway. (I use with Radeon HD7750 on a hackintosh and a real Retina Macbook Pro 13"). I don't know if a 12" Retina Macbook can use it fully; the GPU should be capable, but the HDMI adapter may only drive the full resolution at 30Hz or somesuch. Not sure. Presumably once a USB-C to DisplayPort adapter becomes available, that'll do it.
Given that, OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 and onwards will recognise it as a HiDPI screen and offer a number of "Looks like" modes in the Display Preferences just as it does on its own Retina models of iMac and Macbook/Pro. I mention this because it was very difficult to find this out for myself *before* buying it, and in the end I took a slight chance that I'd be able to get it working. As it happens, the HiDPI support for third party monitors only turned up in OSX 10.10.3, which was released only shortly before I bought this, so I had good timing for once.
In Display Manger the "Default for display" mode is the "Looks like 1920x1080" (ie: half the real dimensions) one, but under scaled it also offers "Looks like" 1504x846, 2560x1440, 3008x1692 and the native-res 3840x2160. You can access more by other means; for instance I use the "Display Menu" app from the app store, though more for convenience than for its exhaustive list of modes.
I use mine primarily in "Looks like 2560x1440" to sit alongside my older Dell U2711, which has an *actual* 2560x1440, and it works perfectly well for desktop use, including video. (I'm not a gamer, so can't speak to those concerns.) Text is beautifully sharp, and much less of a strain to read.
In fact, the main problem I have is that, together with the Retina MBP's own screen, I am now completely spoiled for using standard-DPI monitors, even the aforementioned U2711 just looks awful now in comparison. There's nothing actually wrong with it, but the jump in text clarity in particular feels to me as great as when we jumped from using televisions to multisync monitors with our computers.
Hence giving serious consideration to buying a second one...
13 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by razers3 Definately worth it.
5k is too expensive and this offers a fantastic option. I'm very pleased.
21 January 2015