Summary: I think Dell needs to tell in the specs or description that if you do not have a video card that supports 1920x1200 resolution it will not work. I ordered one, really excited, because of the reviews, and I think Dell monitors are the best, only to be disappointed when I hooked it up and found it would not work on my system.
Excerpt: Just purchased this monitor to add it to a pair of other U2412M's that I've been using for almost two years. These monitors are so much better than the entry-level monitors that are sold at a lower price. Colors are accurate, but using my HUEY RGB calibration tool makes them really shine. I now have them in an Nvidia Surround mode that creates one large 5760x1200 desktop, and I couldn't be happier.
Pros: Adjustable, Easy To Set Up, Lightweight, Sharp Image, Vivid Colors
Summary: Cutting to the Chase (Value vs product & purpose): I was upgrading from a Dell 20" 16:10 ratio (1680x1050) 2007 LCD Monitor which had no actual problems with it, but I wanted more real-estate and a higher res image. I wanted colors, and was willing to pay for them, because I do do layouts and basic photo-editing from time to time, but I ultimately chose this over the 2413 and I'm glad I pocketed the extra $200.
Excerpt: Wow! Got this as a monitor for my Dell Latitude 10 tablet when at my desk at work. Feels like IMAX. Crisp... even at the highest res I don't have to enlarge the text or wear reading glasses to see the small print.
Pros: Adjustable, Easy To Set Up, Sharp Image, Vivid Colors
Summary: I had wanted to purchase a larger monitor. My vision isn't as good as it was years ago (I'm getting more and more far sighted). I'm now using TWO monitors on my computer which gives me screen real estate. I had a 19" 1440x900 monitor and a 22" 1680x1050. I intended to replace the smaller one with a 24-27". Actually, I was drooling over those 1440P or 1600P displays. The Korean 1440P 27" units can be had for about $300, but just how GOOD are they?
Good luck explaining backlight bleed to Dell support.
Matti Dupre, Amazon
31 July 2013
Summary: Purchased two monitors. Had each one exchanged twice. Backlight bleed was so terrible, I thought it HAD to be the result of defective units. Nope, Dell makes them this way. If you're willing to see past the backlight issues, another frustration I ran across is the inability to watch 16:9 content without having it scale to fill the screen. That means any 1080 input will always be distorted. (There is an option to center letterbox 4:3 content, but not 16:9).