OT: Update On Monitor Post of 2-17-11

Jay Gladwell wrote on 2/21/2011, 4:55 AM

After few days of considerable research, I settled on the Dell UltraSharp U2711. I've read nothing but rave reviews on it from (magazine/Web site) editors and users alike. Several Apple users even say it surpasses Apple's Cinema Display.

The monitor was purchased from GenuineBatteries.com, a relatively unknow company in Arizona. After several Google searches, I stumbled across these folks quite by accident. They offered the monitor at a considerable savings over anyone else I had found. I did find one other place that offered the monitor for $30 less. To make a long story short, GenuineBatteries beat their competitor's price by another $5, plus free shipping.

After the deal was consummated by the sharing of the plastic, I asked the guy how they could afford to sell these monitors so inexpensively (relatively speaking). He said they bought them in bulk directly from Dell, but they were having a hard time selling them. He was keen to know how I found them, and I explained. It seems they are struggling getting their name out there and establishing a presense on the Web.

So if anyone is looking to upgrade his computer monitor, and if you like Dells, then give these guys a try.

Once the monitor arrives, I'll report back, if anyone is interested, on its performance.


craftech wrote on 2/21/2011, 5:04 AM
Nice deal Jay.

I am sure after that much research that you will love it.


JohnnyRoy wrote on 2/21/2011, 7:06 AM
> It seems they are struggling getting their name out there and establishing a presense on the Web.

You might want to mention to him that with a name like "Genuine Batteries" it is probably the last place I would look to purchase a "Genuine Monitor"... lol ;-)

Actually, I equate any company with "battery" in their name to be a rip-off as the entire battery industry seems to be nothing but rip-offs. Just try and buy a battery for a cell phone that lasts more than a month and you'll know what I mean.

Let us know how the monitor works out. 27" is probably too big for me but I am looking to replace the two 21" Samsung SyncMaster 215TW's that I have which have both failed already. (...and I paid $500 each for them and they latest less than 3 years)