Summary: I bought my first U2412M about two years ago, revision A00 and it's EXCELLENT. It's vivid, colorful, and perfect for everything I need in a monitor. However, I just recently bought a second monitor from Amazon and the overall hue was YELLOW, as described by some of the negative reviews here.
Excerpt: An excellent monitor for business and research use. Oblique-angle visibility is good. Images are sharp, and it handles ambient lighting variability well. It is top-heavy which limits adjustability.
Excerpt: This monitor seems to have good inital quality and the I/O connections and adjustability are great.
Very useful are the extra USB ports to serve the wireless keyboard/mouse and the web-cam. However, I wonder why they didn't include an HDMI connection.
Excerpt: If you are into photography and video editing then you must know how important it is to get a reference correct color. I had done some extensive research and within this price range Dell seemed to be the best option and it did not disappoint. Its slick good looking slim and all of that.
Summary: I brought a U2412M in 2012 along with a XPS8500. I was very pleased and happy since. The monitor is great in terms of displaying real colors, handling well photo edits, games.... I never have any issue with it.
Summary: I do game - but mostly RTS, Eve Online, Civ, Diablo, Indy, etc. Not as much FPS as I once did. I originally bought this monitor when I was a (light) FPS gamer, because I wanted as little input lag as possible for an IPS monitor. FPS isnt a genre I enjoy right now.
Pros: I own two, this was my second purchase. For the games I play, a second monitor became necessary. I love my first one so much, the second one was an easy pick. For the money, this is the best IPS (gaming) monitor. You get all of the benefits of color saturation and viewing angle - with excellent/l...
Cons: The color requires calibration out of the box. Both shipped a little high on green/red for me. That is normal for most IPS monitors though. And really, you will need to adjust according to your taste anyway. I prefer a cooler white balance.