Q1: What kind of display screen does this monitor use?
A: A 27 inch, 16:9 ratio, Ultra HD (3840 x 2160), IPS (In-plane switching) panel. This 4K IPS display offers over 8 million pixels with 4x the resolution of Full 1080p HD, plus it offers wide color coverage at 99% sRGB (deltaE < 3). A delta-e of less than 3 excellent. For example, a delta-e of less than 1 (< 1) is the smallest color difference the human eye can see.
This incredible 4K, 8 million plus pixel display is bright and provides color and clarity in the highest of definitions using the LED edge light system. . Fine details will not escape this screen with a contrast ratio of 1000: 1. With a refresh rate of 60 HZ, it will provide also you with flawless 4K resolution while it is in motion. In addition, the horizontal and vertical viewing angles are an incredible 178 degrees, making this monitor versatile in use.
Finally, the display screen is coated with an anti-glare treatment of the front polarizer (3H) so you can enjoy the vibrant color and resolution without it being ruined by glare.
Q2: What are the pros and cons of this monitor?
A: Starting with the cons, this Dell model has limited image quality adjustments (basically, there is not much else you can calibrate to make it unique to you). The design is plain and looks like a typical Dell monitor from the 2000s, though much thinner. This does not bother someone like me a bit, but for those whom design aesthetics is their thing, this Dell monitor is not flashy—just an unassuming, black Dell monitor. However, what is inside is simply cutting edge. After all, when it is turned off, you cannot see the full spectacular vision of the display panel, vibrant colors, response time, and 4K resolution. Once you turn on the monitor, your concerns about the plainness will not be an issue.
The pros include the IPS display panel and over 8 million pixels of color provided (and a color depth of 1.07 billion colors)—this type of 4K combination makes this monitor a true diamond behind that black-rimmed screen. There are also intuitive on-screen controls, the beautiful display, and an ergonomic stand which offers full adjustability to compensate for a user’s height and comfortable angle of viewing.
With DisplayPort 2.1, this Dell model allows you to daisy-chain two monitors side-by-side by connecting via the DP in and out ports. This eliminates the need to link each monitor to the PC, which virtually eliminates clutter. It is also connects to MHL compatible smartphones and tablets, which most are, so you can display the content to this larger display.
Most importantly, the best part about this monitor, besides the excellent Ultra HD quality, is the price. This 27 inch display can cost anywhere between only $500 and $700 dollars—the high end being calculated before Dell offers their frequent price drops and sales. You are unlikely to find a 4K monitor that is this excellent and this affordable—the secret to knowing about this model is realizing that it is not gaudy and flashy—it is geared towards enthusiasts and professionals who know that what is important, is what’s on the inside.
Q3: Is there a better monitor that provides better resolution or user-friendly features?
A: In my opinion, no. Typically, I would have one or two 4K monitors I could point to and say: “that monitor is definitely more user-friendly and has better features for the user,” but in this case, the Dell P2715Q is actually the 4K monitor I would recommend to anyone who wants an affordable 4K monitor with excellent resolution, color vibrancy, connectivity, and responsiveness.
The resolution on this Dell monitor is a true-4K (3840 x 2160) Ultra High Definition display, and it even provides the best panel available for Ultra High Definition use. This model has nearly perfect accuracy with a deltaE < 3. This means the color coverage right out of the box, has an amazing, high-color depth of 1.07 billion colors, and each hue is consistent from any viewpoint within the 178/178-degree viewing angle.
Other 4K monitors such as those by Acer, may be flashy while the Dell is not, but this Dell 4K has physical buttons, which is actually a favorite of almost every user who has bought Dell monitors before. Actual text shows up instead of icons, too, which is about as user-friendly as it can get. The ease of use right out of the box, and the full adjustable and ergonomic stand make this a more user-friendly 4K monitor than most.