Summary: This is my second Dell U2412M monitor. I like the 1920x1200 resolution. Monitors with that resolution are few and far between. The extra 120 lines of vertical resolution is great on web pages. I use 2 monitors on both my computers. It is nice to have the same resolution on all monitors. The color is excellent also.
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: 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.
Summary: I should have known better than to buy an entry level IPS display. There seems to be a problem with viewing angle though I am right in front of the monitor, on a white screen the bottom third of the screen takes on a golden color.
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30 September 2011
Summary: This is an LCD monitor that uses LED back lighting. The blues are very blue (even after adjusting the color). I'm running with as a dual monitor with a 24" Apple iMac LCD monitor. (It doesn't come close to the picture quality of the Apple). Take that out of the equation and its a decent monitor.