Summary: The Dell UltraSharp U2412M, as it turns out is a brilliant monitor. Priced at Rs. 23,000 in India, the U2412M is a tad pricier than some IPS panels out there. There are a few things, however that make this display stand out – excellent performance in both detail and colours – play a major part. But we wish the minor backlighting wasn’t present. The design is attractive and the build quality is sturdy enough to last quite some time.
Excerpt: While gamers tend to favour monitors with fast refresh rates there are many other screens with better-quality images that are still suitable for gaming. The Dell U2412M is popular among gamers and non-gamers alike as it uses a high-quality 24in LED-backlit IPS panel. It also features a full 1920 x 1200 resolution for a 16:10 aspect ratio rather than the more common 16:9.
Excerpt: Dell UltraSharp monitors have a reputation for offering solid color performance with a generous, business friendly feature set, and the UltraSharp U2412M lives up to that reputation. Based on In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, this reasonably priced 24-inch display delivers rich, wide-gamut colors and a spacious viewing range, and it boasts an impressive feature list, including a multi-adjustable stand and a four port USB hub.
Summary: With thoughtful design, great performance, and plenty of OSD features, the Dell UltraSharp U2412 fills its value quotient to the brim.
Pros: The Dell UltraSharp U2412m has great performance with excellent ergonomic support and a robust and easy-to-navigate OSD with tons of options for customization. It also has five USB ports, and it's currently available for about $350.
Cons: HDMI is missing from the connection options, and performance-wise, it's not quite there compared with high-end, pro-grade IPS panels, especially when it comes to viewing angles.
Conclusion: After using it, the Dell U2412M comes out with a lot of positives and no big negatives. The screen has a nice 16:10 aspect ratio that makes it feel roomier than a normal 16:9 display, and it has a nice adjustable stand that made it easy to fit on my desk. The contrast ratio was good, power use was low, and the response time for gaming was also very good. The overall dE values were acceptable but not fantastic, and the screen was relatively uniform.
Conclusion: Dell’s new 24-inch U2412M comes with a smaller portfolio of input connectors and multimedia options compared to the more expensive Dell U2410 . First of all Dell has removed the HDMI option. That might prove to be a problem if you are planning on connecting external players or gaming consoles. For PC users it does not really matter. The SD card reader has also been removed but to me that is no great loss.
Pros: IPS panel & picture quality, Fairly good out-of-box settings, Ergonomic adjustability, 16:10 format panel, Price, No serious clouding, Power consumption
Cons: Black depth not on par with VA panels, Dirty screen look, Some overdrive trailing, Black gets lighter from wide angles, No HDMI
Excerpt: Dell's 24in U2412M is expensive compared to its competitors, but for Â£299 you get an excellent build quality that suggests it'll survive the test of time. Featuring an IPS panel with backlight LED technology and 1920x1200 full HD resolution, there's a range of connectivity options including VGA, DVI-D and DisplayPort, which can be used to connect a video source straight into the display.