Summary: Photo and video editors will probably find a slightly more upscale performer, such as the Asus PA246Q, more suitable, whereas speed-minded gamers may want to check out the Asus VH236H. But for everyone else, it'll be hard to find another display that delivers as good a blend of performance, adjustability and usability for the money.
Pros: Top-notch performance, Great ergonomic support, Excellent value
Cons: Lacks HDMI input, Viewing angles are mediocre
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.
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.
Excerpt: It's been a while since we've looked at a monitor, but we're beginning to see some new models show up on the market. While a lot of companies are making the push for new 120Hz TN panels, Dell are expanding the U series line with yet another monitor sporting the sexiness that is the IPS panel. The main differences between the $479 US U2410 and $329 US U2412M, though, are as you'd expect, in the panel itself.
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
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.