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Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor

Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor

Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor
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Features

  • Exceptional details, ultimate efficiency — a 27” 4K screen with incredibly thin bezels — ideal for multiple monitor setup
  • Hone in on every task with a multi-monitor setup and experience a virtually seamless view thanks to ultrathin bezels
  • Dell HDR combines greater depth of colors, remarkable clarity and a high contrast range of shades to create strikingly realistic images. Colour Support:1.07 billion colours
  • From the #1 monitor Brand worldwide for four consecutive years*. Brightness 350 cd/m².Pixel Pitch:0.1554 mm x 0.1554 mm
  • Connect up to six compatible RF devices or Bluetooth 4.0 through Dell Universal Pairing. Dell Display Manager Compatibility. Operating system supported-Windows 10, 8.1. 7. Tackle multiple tasks at once and stay organized thanks to Easy Arrange, a feature that lets you tile and view applications side by side

Description

The expansive 27” screen features InfinityEdge, a virtually borderless display on all four sides that lets you see more of your work. Hone in on every task with a multi-monitor setup and experience a virtually seamless view thanks to ultrathin bezels


Standing screen display size 27 Inches


Max Screen Resolution 3840 x 2160 Pixels


Brand Dell


Series U2718Q


Item model number U2718Q


Item Weight 13.79 pounds


Product Dimensions 24.07 x 7.89 x 21.27 inches


Item Dimensions LxWxH 24.07 x 7.89 x 21.27 inches


Color White/Black


Processor Count 2


Computer Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM


Voltage 240 Volts


Manufacturer Dell Marketing USA, LP


ASIN B073VYVX5S


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 11, 2017


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 652 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #7,748 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #370 in Computer Monitors


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Features

  • Exceptional details, ultimate efficiency — a 27” 4K screen with incredibly thin bezels — ideal for multiple monitor setup
  • Hone in on every task with a multi-monitor setup and experience a virtually seamless view thanks to ultrathin bezels
  • Dell HDR combines greater depth of colors, remarkable clarity and a high contrast range of shades to create strikingly realistic images. Colour Support:1.07 billion colours
  • From the #1 monitor Brand worldwide for four consecutive years*. Brightness 350 cd/m².Pixel Pitch:0.1554 mm x 0.1554 mm
  • Connect up to six compatible RF devices or Bluetooth 4.0 through Dell Universal Pairing. Dell Display Manager Compatibility. Operating system supported-Windows 10, 8.1. 7. Tackle multiple tasks at once and stay organized thanks to Easy Arrange, a feature that lets you tile and view applications side by side

Description

The expansive 27” screen features InfinityEdge, a virtually borderless display on all four sides that lets you see more of your work. Hone in on every task with a multi-monitor setup and experience a virtually seamless view thanks to ultrathin bezels


Standing screen display size 27 Inches


Max Screen Resolution 3840 x 2160 Pixels


Brand Dell


Series U2718Q


Item model number U2718Q


Item Weight 13.79 pounds


Product Dimensions 24.07 x 7.89 x 21.27 inches


Item Dimensions LxWxH 24.07 x 7.89 x 21.27 inches


Color White/Black


Processor Count 2


Computer Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM


Voltage 240 Volts


Manufacturer Dell Marketing USA, LP


ASIN B073VYVX5S


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 11, 2017


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 652 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #7,748 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #370 in Computer Monitors


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • Exceptional details, ultimate efficiency — a 27” 4K screen with incredibly thin bezels — ideal for multiple monitor setup
  • Hone in on every task with a multi-monitor setup and experience a virtually seamless view thanks to ultrathin bezels
  • Dell HDR combines greater depth of colors, remarkable clarity and a high contrast range of shades to create strikingly realistic images. Colour Support:1.07 billion colours
  • From the #1 monitor Brand worldwide for four consecutive years*. Brightness 350 cd/m².Pixel Pitch:0.1554 mm x 0.1554 mm
  • Connect up to six compatible RF devices or Bluetooth 4.0 through Dell Universal Pairing. Dell Display Manager Compatibility. Operating system supported-Windows 10, 8.1. 7. Tackle multiple tasks at once and stay organized thanks to Easy Arrange, a feature that lets you tile and view applications side by side

Description

The expansive 27” screen features InfinityEdge, a virtually borderless display on all four sides that lets you see more of your work. Hone in on every task with a multi-monitor setup and experience a virtually seamless view thanks to ultrathin bezels


Standing screen display size 27 Inches


Max Screen Resolution 3840 x 2160 Pixels


Brand Dell


Series U2718Q


Item model number U2718Q


Item Weight 13.79 pounds


Product Dimensions 24.07 x 7.89 x 21.27 inches


Item Dimensions LxWxH 24.07 x 7.89 x 21.27 inches


Color White/Black


Processor Count 2


Computer Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM


Voltage 240 Volts


Manufacturer Dell Marketing USA, LP


ASIN B073VYVX5S


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 11, 2017


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 652 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #7,748 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #370 in Computer Monitors


abunda_amazon_reviews **Please see update at bottom for revised purchasing advice.** This is a solid upgrade to the insanely popular Dell Ultra HD 4k Monitor P2715Q 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor UHD monitor from the last generation. That one was hands down the best of the blossoming midrange UHD/4K pack and a no brainer pick. Dell sold them by the ton for a reason. This generation, it's not so simple. From a pure panel performance standpoint, I think the LG Electronics 27UD68P-B 27" Screen LED-Lit Monitor is the better choice, especially if you're a gamer as it has FreeSync. For many, that's the midrange UHD I'd recommend. However, there are advantages to the Dell that ultimately pushed me in that direction (I still use the beloved P2715Q as well). 1. The Dell has 4 USB ports, including 2 fast charging ports for charging iPhones/iPads etc. The LG has NO USB ports. This is a drag as USB ports are very limited on most laptops and who wants to have to have an extra hub on the desk. 2. The Dell stand is much more flexible, even allowing for vertical orientation which is great when doing page layout work, especially posters. 3. The Dell has a slightly higher contrast ratio which is great for editing. Well, at least on paper it does. I've yet to do my own calibration, so we'll see. What about HDR? "Dell HDR" is NOT a reason to get this monitor over the LG. It's HDR-lite at best and while it adds a bit of extra pop to a HDR enabled PS4 game, it's a long way from the true HDR10 standard. Heck, the monitor brightness is only rated at 350 cd/m² and the HDR standard requires at least 1000. Dell is doing a software HDR emulation which is a very noticeable leap from the real deal. File it under "nice to have, but ultimately forgettable". Besides, you have to connect via HDMI 2.0 to use it and my MacBook Pro with HDMI 1.4b requires the use of the Mini Display Port connection for 60Hz at UHD/4K. If this is an important feature for you, be sure your PC has HDMI 2.0 port(s). Overall, if you're in the market for a midrange UHD/4K display, your best bet is either this one or the LG 27UD68P-B. If the features I listed above are important to you, go with the Dell. It's got excellent image quality at a nice price. If you want the best panel possible in this price range, and do a lot of gaming, go with the LG. Either way you'll have a very nice monitor. UPDATE: So, I had a chance finally to run calibration using an i1 Display Pro. I'm sorry, but this monitor is a let down in image quality compared to the venerable P2715Q. I'm really disappointed. First the good, it does indeed have a 1300:1 contrast ratio. I'm measuring it at around 1275:1 which is close enough to call this a pass. Now for the bad. Dell promises the display is calibrated from the factory with a Delta E of ≤ 2. That would be great as far as color accuracy goes if it were true. However, after several calibration attempts (native white, D65, 80/120/native luminance, etc.) the best Delta I can achieve is an average of 3.63 with a max of the lowest 90% of 9.12!! That's terrible. By comparison, my P2715Q measures an average Delta E of 1.85 with a max of the lowest 90% of 2.10. If this if foreign language to you it's simply a measure of how close the display comes to matching a set of color swatches. The lower the number, the better. The P2715Q is truly remarkable for a display in its price range. Worse is that this isn't a theoretical issue. The greens are particularly bad, and no amount of calibration will get them to look just right. The display won't match the calibrated retina MBP display right next to it, while the P2715Q matches it dead on. My advice? If color accuracy is important to you, grab the P2715Q while you still can. It's cheaper, is much more accurate, has the same resolution, and save the faux HDR and bezel-less frame, is greatly superior to the newer U2718Q.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2017;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Not the clear cut winner the P2715Q was, but a very nice monitor nonetheless. - Maybe not (See Update);;KBeat;;;This review is from the perspective of a software engineer and programmer in hope that it may help others coming from a similar position. For perspective, I was previously using two 1080p TN panel displays at 27 inches each (one landscape and one in portrait). This monitor is a dramatic improvement for me in multiple aspects: 1.) First and most obvious is the upgrade in resolution from 1080p to 4k. The text/image clarity is amazing compared to 1080p! It's a night and day difference...especially when I still have 1 of my old 27 inch 1080p panels in portrait right next to this 4k monitor. All of the code in my IDEs look beautiful and crisp with perfect clarify. I'm on Windows 10 and applied 175% scaling. While 1080p is perfectly acceptable at 27 inches, the 4k display is a very noticeable difference and has made my coding experience more enjoyable. 2.) Next was the transition from a TN panel to an IPS panel. This is also a major difference in the colors displayed. Since I use most of my IDEs in a dark theme I can really see the difference comparing to my old TN panel where the darker colors seemed washed out and on the IPS panel they seem more "true" to what you'd think it would be. However, it's not just the darker colors, all the colors are much better. There's a clear improvement on the IPS panel. 3.) Lastly, the physical design of this monitor is nice. This has very sleek bezels and while this is subjective I think the monitor has a beautiful style that is clean and professional. The stand is also very sturdy. The monitor allows for tilt and swivel to find your desired angle and position. Eventually I might vesa mount it and it is compatible. My concerns prior to buying: Some people complained about backlight bleed on this monitor. Although I'm still using the default color configuration and settings from the factory (had no reason to change it) I don't notice any backlight bleed during regular use at all. The only time when it's slightly noticeable is when the monitor is going to sleep after I turn off my PC, basically when the entire screen is black, I can see a little light from the corners. That's literally the only time I've noticed it. As I mentioned above, I run almost all my IDEs in dark theme. I don't notice any backlight bleed against my dark background environments at all. Some people also mentioned problems with green colors on this display when using display port. This was apparently an issue earlier in the monitors life which has been resolved by a firmware update. The firmware on my monitor is M2B103, which I haven't yet verified is the very newest, but I have absolutely no problems with any weird colors using display port for my connection. Other thoughts: While this monitor has an anti-reflective coating I do notice a little light glare when there's a lot of bright light coming from a window. I believe compared to many other monitors I've used in the past this one seems to glare a bit more, but this is not a problem for me. I definitely wouldn't remove a star for it. But this may be something to keep in mind if you plan to use this around of ton of windows during the day. Lastly, a small side note about gaming. Although I bought this for work purposes I have gamed on it a bit. It looks great but of course you'll need a beefy graphics card to run games at 4k. I have needed to bump a few games down to 1440p to run smoothly on this display and they still looked good. This monitor is only 60hz but for a little casual gaming it's pretty good. I'd definitely recommend turning on the "fast" response time which I do believe made a difference for me. Conclusion: For programming I think this is a great monitor. Coming from a 1080p TN panel display, the image clarity and colors displayed on this 4k IPS panel are truly a night and day difference. After using this monitor side by side with one of my old 1080p displays for about a week now I'm convinced I'll eventually need to purchase a second one as my 1080p display is so lacking next to this one. Overall, this has made my programming experience much more enjoyable which makes it a winner in my book.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Software Engineer's Perspective;;K.S.

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Top Amazon Reviews


3.0 out of 5 stars
By KBeat - Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2017
Not the clear cut winner the P2715Q was, but a very nice monitor nonetheless. - Maybe not (See Update)
**Please see update at bottom for revised purchasing advice.** This is a solid upgrade to the insanely popular Dell Ultra HD 4k Monitor P2715Q 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor UHD monitor from the last generation. That one was hands down the best of the blossoming midrange UHD/4K pack and a no brainer pick. Dell sold them by the ton for a reason. This generation, it's not so simple. From a pure panel performance standpoint, I think the LG Electronics 27UD68P-B 27" Screen LED-Lit Monitor is the better choice, especially if you're a gamer as it has FreeSync. For many, that's the midrange UHD I'd recommend. However, there are advantages to the Dell that ultimately pushed me in that direction (I still use the beloved P2715Q as well). 1. The Dell has 4 USB ports, including 2 fast charging ports for charging iPhones/iPads etc. The LG has NO USB ports. This is a drag as USB ports are very limited on most laptops and who wants to have to have an extra hub on the desk. 2. The Dell stand is much more flexible, even allowing for vertical orientation which is great when doing page layout work, especially posters. 3. The Dell has a slightly higher contrast ratio which is great for editing. Well, at least on paper it does. I've yet to do my own calibration, so we'll see. What about HDR? "Dell HDR" is NOT a reason to get this monitor over the LG. It's HDR-lite at best and while it adds a bit of extra pop to a HDR enabled PS4 game, it's a long way from the true HDR10 standard. Heck, the monitor brightness is only rated at 350 cd/m² and the HDR standard requires at least 1000. Dell is doing a software HDR emulation which is a very noticeable leap from the real deal. File it under "nice to have, but ultimately forgettable". Besides, you have to connect via HDMI 2.0 to use it and my MacBook Pro with HDMI 1.4b requires the use of the Mini Display Port connection for 60Hz at UHD/4K. If this is an important feature for you, be sure your PC has HDMI 2.0 port(s). Overall, if you're in the market for a midrange UHD/4K display, your best bet is either this one or the LG 27UD68P-B. If the features I listed above are important to you, go with the Dell. It's got excellent image quality at a nice price. If you want the best panel possible in this price range, and do a lot of gaming, go with the LG. Either way you'll have a very nice monitor. UPDATE: So, I had a chance finally to run calibration using an i1 Display Pro. I'm sorry, but this monitor is a let down in image quality compared to the venerable P2715Q. I'm really disappointed. First the good, it does indeed have a 1300:1 contrast ratio. I'm measuring it at around 1275:1 which is close enough to call this a pass. Now for the bad. Dell promises the display is calibrated from the factory with a Delta E of ≤ 2. That would be great as far as color accuracy goes if it were true. However, after several calibration attempts (native white, D65, 80/120/native luminance, etc.) the best Delta I can achieve is an average of 3.63 with a max of the lowest 90% of 9.12!! That's terrible. By comparison, my P2715Q measures an average Delta E of 1.85 with a max of the lowest 90% of 2.10. If this if foreign language to you it's simply a measure of how close the display comes to matching a set of color swatches. The lower the number, the better. The P2715Q is truly remarkable for a display in its price range. Worse is that this isn't a theoretical issue. The greens are particularly bad, and no amount of calibration will get them to look just right. The display won't match the calibrated retina MBP display right next to it, while the P2715Q matches it dead on. My advice? If color accuracy is important to you, grab the P2715Q while you still can. It's cheaper, is much more accurate, has the same resolution, and save the faux HDR and bezel-less frame, is greatly superior to the newer U2718Q.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By K.S. - Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2019
Software Engineer's Perspective
This review is from the perspective of a software engineer and programmer in hope that it may help others coming from a similar position. For perspective, I was previously using two 1080p TN panel displays at 27 inches each (one landscape and one in portrait). This monitor is a dramatic improvement for me in multiple aspects: 1.) First and most obvious is the upgrade in resolution from 1080p to 4k. The text/image clarity is amazing compared to 1080p! It's a night and day difference...especially when I still have 1 of my old 27 inch 1080p panels in portrait right next to this 4k monitor. All of the code in my IDEs look beautiful and crisp with perfect clarify. I'm on Windows 10 and applied 175% scaling. While 1080p is perfectly acceptable at 27 inches, the 4k display is a very noticeable difference and has made my coding experience more enjoyable. 2.) Next was the transition from a TN panel to an IPS panel. This is also a major difference in the colors displayed. Since I use most of my IDEs in a dark theme I can really see the difference comparing to my old TN panel where the darker colors seemed washed out and on the IPS panel they seem more "true" to what you'd think it would be. However, it's not just the darker colors, all the colors are much better. There's a clear improvement on the IPS panel. 3.) Lastly, the physical design of this monitor is nice. This has very sleek bezels and while this is subjective I think the monitor has a beautiful style that is clean and professional. The stand is also very sturdy. The monitor allows for tilt and swivel to find your desired angle and position. Eventually I might vesa mount it and it is compatible. My concerns prior to buying: Some people complained about backlight bleed on this monitor. Although I'm still using the default color configuration and settings from the factory (had no reason to change it) I don't notice any backlight bleed during regular use at all. The only time when it's slightly noticeable is when the monitor is going to sleep after I turn off my PC, basically when the entire screen is black, I can see a little light from the corners. That's literally the only time I've noticed it. As I mentioned above, I run almost all my IDEs in dark theme. I don't notice any backlight bleed against my dark background environments at all. Some people also mentioned problems with green colors on this display when using display port. This was apparently an issue earlier in the monitors life which has been resolved by a firmware update. The firmware on my monitor is M2B103, which I haven't yet verified is the very newest, but I have absolutely no problems with any weird colors using display port for my connection. Other thoughts: While this monitor has an anti-reflective coating I do notice a little light glare when there's a lot of bright light coming from a window. I believe compared to many other monitors I've used in the past this one seems to glare a bit more, but this is not a problem for me. I definitely wouldn't remove a star for it. But this may be something to keep in mind if you plan to use this around of ton of windows during the day. Lastly, a small side note about gaming. Although I bought this for work purposes I have gamed on it a bit. It looks great but of course you'll need a beefy graphics card to run games at 4k. I have needed to bump a few games down to 1440p to run smoothly on this display and they still looked good. This monitor is only 60hz but for a little casual gaming it's pretty good. I'd definitely recommend turning on the "fast" response time which I do believe made a difference for me. Conclusion: For programming I think this is a great monitor. Coming from a 1080p TN panel display, the image clarity and colors displayed on this 4k IPS panel are truly a night and day difference. After using this monitor side by side with one of my old 1080p displays for about a week now I'm convinced I'll eventually need to purchase a second one as my 1080p display is so lacking next to this one. Overall, this has made my programming experience much more enjoyable which makes it a winner in my book.

Recent Reviews


3.0 out of 5 stars
By KBeat - Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2017
Not the clear cut winner the P2715Q was, but a very nice monitor nonetheless. - Maybe not (See Update)
**Please see update at bottom for revised purchasing advice.** This is a solid upgrade to the insanely popular Dell Ultra HD 4k Monitor P2715Q 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor UHD monitor from the last generation. That one was hands down the best of the blossoming midrange UHD/4K pack and a no brainer pick. Dell sold them by the ton for a reason. This generation, it's not so simple. From a pure panel performance standpoint, I think the LG Electronics 27UD68P-B 27" Screen LED-Lit Monitor is the better choice, especially if you're a gamer as it has FreeSync. For many, that's the midrange UHD I'd recommend. However, there are advantages to the Dell that ultimately pushed me in that direction (I still use the beloved P2715Q as well). 1. The Dell has 4 USB ports, including 2 fast charging ports for charging iPhones/iPads etc. The LG has NO USB ports. This is a drag as USB ports are very limited on most laptops and who wants to have to have an extra hub on the desk. 2. The Dell stand is much more flexible, even allowing for vertical orientation which is great when doing page layout work, especially posters. 3. The Dell has a slightly higher contrast ratio which is great for editing. Well, at least on paper it does. I've yet to do my own calibration, so we'll see. What about HDR? "Dell HDR" is NOT a reason to get this monitor over the LG. It's HDR-lite at best and while it adds a bit of extra pop to a HDR enabled PS4 game, it's a long way from the true HDR10 standard. Heck, the monitor brightness is only rated at 350 cd/m² and the HDR standard requires at least 1000. Dell is doing a software HDR emulation which is a very noticeable leap from the real deal. File it under "nice to have, but ultimately forgettable". Besides, you have to connect via HDMI 2.0 to use it and my MacBook Pro with HDMI 1.4b requires the use of the Mini Display Port connection for 60Hz at UHD/4K. If this is an important feature for you, be sure your PC has HDMI 2.0 port(s). Overall, if you're in the market for a midrange UHD/4K display, your best bet is either this one or the LG 27UD68P-B. If the features I listed above are important to you, go with the Dell. It's got excellent image quality at a nice price. If you want the best panel possible in this price range, and do a lot of gaming, go with the LG. Either way you'll have a very nice monitor. UPDATE: So, I had a chance finally to run calibration using an i1 Display Pro. I'm sorry, but this monitor is a let down in image quality compared to the venerable P2715Q. I'm really disappointed. First the good, it does indeed have a 1300:1 contrast ratio. I'm measuring it at around 1275:1 which is close enough to call this a pass. Now for the bad. Dell promises the display is calibrated from the factory with a Delta E of ≤ 2. That would be great as far as color accuracy goes if it were true. However, after several calibration attempts (native white, D65, 80/120/native luminance, etc.) the best Delta I can achieve is an average of 3.63 with a max of the lowest 90% of 9.12!! That's terrible. By comparison, my P2715Q measures an average Delta E of 1.85 with a max of the lowest 90% of 2.10. If this if foreign language to you it's simply a measure of how close the display comes to matching a set of color swatches. The lower the number, the better. The P2715Q is truly remarkable for a display in its price range. Worse is that this isn't a theoretical issue. The greens are particularly bad, and no amount of calibration will get them to look just right. The display won't match the calibrated retina MBP display right next to it, while the P2715Q matches it dead on. My advice? If color accuracy is important to you, grab the P2715Q while you still can. It's cheaper, is much more accurate, has the same resolution, and save the faux HDR and bezel-less frame, is greatly superior to the newer U2718Q.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By K.S. - Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2019
Software Engineer's Perspective
This review is from the perspective of a software engineer and programmer in hope that it may help others coming from a similar position. For perspective, I was previously using two 1080p TN panel displays at 27 inches each (one landscape and one in portrait). This monitor is a dramatic improvement for me in multiple aspects: 1.) First and most obvious is the upgrade in resolution from 1080p to 4k. The text/image clarity is amazing compared to 1080p! It's a night and day difference...especially when I still have 1 of my old 27 inch 1080p panels in portrait right next to this 4k monitor. All of the code in my IDEs look beautiful and crisp with perfect clarify. I'm on Windows 10 and applied 175% scaling. While 1080p is perfectly acceptable at 27 inches, the 4k display is a very noticeable difference and has made my coding experience more enjoyable. 2.) Next was the transition from a TN panel to an IPS panel. This is also a major difference in the colors displayed. Since I use most of my IDEs in a dark theme I can really see the difference comparing to my old TN panel where the darker colors seemed washed out and on the IPS panel they seem more "true" to what you'd think it would be. However, it's not just the darker colors, all the colors are much better. There's a clear improvement on the IPS panel. 3.) Lastly, the physical design of this monitor is nice. This has very sleek bezels and while this is subjective I think the monitor has a beautiful style that is clean and professional. The stand is also very sturdy. The monitor allows for tilt and swivel to find your desired angle and position. Eventually I might vesa mount it and it is compatible. My concerns prior to buying: Some people complained about backlight bleed on this monitor. Although I'm still using the default color configuration and settings from the factory (had no reason to change it) I don't notice any backlight bleed during regular use at all. The only time when it's slightly noticeable is when the monitor is going to sleep after I turn off my PC, basically when the entire screen is black, I can see a little light from the corners. That's literally the only time I've noticed it. As I mentioned above, I run almost all my IDEs in dark theme. I don't notice any backlight bleed against my dark background environments at all. Some people also mentioned problems with green colors on this display when using display port. This was apparently an issue earlier in the monitors life which has been resolved by a firmware update. The firmware on my monitor is M2B103, which I haven't yet verified is the very newest, but I have absolutely no problems with any weird colors using display port for my connection. Other thoughts: While this monitor has an anti-reflective coating I do notice a little light glare when there's a lot of bright light coming from a window. I believe compared to many other monitors I've used in the past this one seems to glare a bit more, but this is not a problem for me. I definitely wouldn't remove a star for it. But this may be something to keep in mind if you plan to use this around of ton of windows during the day. Lastly, a small side note about gaming. Although I bought this for work purposes I have gamed on it a bit. It looks great but of course you'll need a beefy graphics card to run games at 4k. I have needed to bump a few games down to 1440p to run smoothly on this display and they still looked good. This monitor is only 60hz but for a little casual gaming it's pretty good. I'd definitely recommend turning on the "fast" response time which I do believe made a difference for me. Conclusion: For programming I think this is a great monitor. Coming from a 1080p TN panel display, the image clarity and colors displayed on this 4k IPS panel are truly a night and day difference. After using this monitor side by side with one of my old 1080p displays for about a week now I'm convinced I'll eventually need to purchase a second one as my 1080p display is so lacking next to this one. Overall, this has made my programming experience much more enjoyable which makes it a winner in my book.