Summary: Just purchased a second Dell U2412 from Amazon last week to complement my first which I purchased last year. After setting it up next to my original one, I immediately saw a very noticeable uniform yellow tinge to the screen with the exact same monitor settings. After failing to be able to match the two monitor's colors, I gave up and looked into if my monitor was defective.
Summary: I am disappointed that the ultrashap series of premium monitor have only a displayport and a vga port. My dell pc has an hdmi output and a vga output. I would rather use the hdmi. The dell ultra series back in 2010/20111 had hdmi.
Summary: The monitor looks great when you look at it seated directly in front of it. But, I am disappointed with it because it has three dead pixels (little black spots on the screen). Dell says this is acceptable within the industry standard. So, no help given. $300.00 lighter and so unsatisfied. I am unable to recommend this because of the quality of the item I received and the lack of help from the manufacturer and distributor.
Summary: They say you get what you pay for, and I picked this up on sale. I made my peace with the dead pixel, but in the month I've had this monitor, a nasty flicker has developed. Trying to get support from Dell is frustrating since this monitor doesn't have a service tag, which seems to be how all support is given.
Summary: I needed assistance with my computers color profile and how it renders differently on the Dell than it does on another monitor. I did everything I could to troubleshoot the issue myself. As a last resort, I contacted Technical Support. I'm not a big phone talker, so I decided to use Dell's chat option online. However, I wasn't able to make it very far since most Dell monitors do not have a service tag on them.
Summary: I wish I could rate this monitor more highly, because except for one issue, I'd give it five stars. But the one issue is: if you divide the monitor into five zones from left to right, the text displayed on the monitor is completely crisp in zones 1,3&5 (both edges and the center) -- best text sharpness I've seen in years. But in the two zones next to the middle area, text looks like it's been smeared with Vasoline.
Summary: Pros: - Viewing angle: Much better than a TN monitor: This is very important for monitors that are 24+ inches as all TNs look significantly darker at the top even when sitting right in front of them. This is very noticeable in dark areas of movies and games. All IPS variation monitors address this problem well. The Dell u2412m seems to not have quite as good a range as other IPS monitors, but it doesn't really matter if you're sitting right in front of it.
Summary: Anti-glare coating makes the screen look dirty and is very distracting. I'm a programmer and viewing text on a white background the AG coating is very clear and very distracting. Even with the brightness turned down to 45 it is still very noticeable.