Excerpt: I bought this monitor to replace a VGA only monitor that my new Win7 computer would not support. I do software, document and proposal writing and graphics work for hours a day using 2 monitors. The flat screen I kept is also a Dell which is about 2 years old. As good as the original Dell is, I am floored by the image qulaity of this U2412. It is so much crisper and truer for colors that I might have to buy a second to replace the monitor I kept.
Pros: Adjustable Viewing Angles, Great picture quality, Large Viewing Area
Cons: Hard To Mate The Cables I, Portrait Mode And Windows
Summary: I love this monitor. I use it for tax accounting and research. It's 1920*1200 aspect ratio lets me have two 8.5*11 documents open right next to each other. Additionally it is capable of displaying massive excel worksheets.
Excerpt: Until I received the Dell U2412M, I didn't know how razor sharp a monitor in this price range could be. Super happy with purchase. And as usual, B&H delivery speed is is head and shoulders above the rest.
Pros: Adjustable Viewing Angles, Great picture quality
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