Excerpt: I bought the Dell Ultrasharp 2005FPW back in 2006 and have them side by side. There is a noticeable improvement in contract and resolution with the U2412M. I will probably upgrade the remaining 2005FPW shortly. there is more plastic in the 2412M and it appears that it will 'rotate' sideways on it's stand when the power button is pressed - this doesn't happen on the 2005FPW.
Summary: I spent months researching for a good monitor around this price range, and this monitor kept popping up in forums/reviews. I now can see why... This review goes out to the gamers out there. After proper calibration (used a custom calibration setting from tftcentral) this monitor blew me away. The colors just pop out at you and you see the texture of colors, not just the color. Ever looked closely at an iphone's app icons?
Excerpt: I initially think that the screen is too bright, because i tend to use it at night, but when I finally found out that this screen's lowest output setting is just right, not too dim, not too bright. It is awesome. Also, I still do not understand what are the usb 2 are for. I haven't find any use to it as of yet. Minor thing is that it cannot be turned 180 degrees and there is no locks.
Pros: Adjustable Viewing Angles, Great picture quality, Large Viewing Area, Reliable Performance, Small Footprint
Excerpt: Been awhile since I've had a large monitor and just love the big screen and 1920x1200 resolution. Adjustable height is nice, but still had to prop up a bit to get to my preferred viewing height as I"m 6'2". Comes w/connector cables, but check your laptop/PC as I needed to get extra miniDisplayport adapter.
Pros: Adjustable Viewing Angles, Great picture quality, Large Viewing Area, Small Footprint
Excerpt: Compared to using a laptop display for photo editing, this monitor is simply a joy: with an IPS panel colors and contrast aren't shifting with every move of your head. There is a little unevenness toward the image edge, but nothing that hampers general usability. Obviously, better monitors are available at higher prices, but this one offers great value. The large size (for its resolution) and comfortable viewing distance make working at the computer very comfortable.
Pros: Adjustable Viewing Angles, Great picture quality, Large Viewing Area
Summary: I bought this monitor for as m primary monitor for Digital Painting. I was looking for a large workspace with excellent color reproduction. No issues here. The 6:10 aspect ratio was a good choice for maximizing the screen space at maximum resolution. Edge to edge the color reproduction is the best I've seen in this price range.