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DELL U2312HM PC Monitor

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23" 1920 X 1080 2000000:1 LED Jan 2013
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26 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

Experts rave about this medium monitor and have given it five awards.

The writers at three expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this flatpanel monitor. Flatpanels.dk gave this LCD screen a "Top Recommendation" award, it received a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua and it received a "Recommended A-List" award from Alphr.com.

Two other expert review sites thought that this DELL PC display was good. This flatpanel monitor received a "Highly Recommended" award from Flatpanelshd.com and it received a Hardwarecanucks.com "Dam Good Value" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

This DELL PC screen has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including Chip.de, prad.de, tweakers.net and bit.com.au.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 300 owner reviews this PC display has a superb average owner rating.

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Twenty-five DELL U2312HM owners who bought the DELL U2312HM reckoned that it was well made. Ab wrote on Amazon “I'm very pleased with my Dell U2312HM monitor - it's strongly built” in their DELL U2312HM review and rated the product as excellent. Billdeven gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Picture is sharp and clear and the build quality is good”. Bobbo Bear wrote in their DELL U2312HM review “The monitor has the option to install a Dell sound bar, useful if you want the "built in" speaker look” .

A number of people agreed that the DELL U2312HM was strong and durable. A. Chell gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon four years ago “I unpacked it to find a decently made product with a sturdy stand and the bonus ability of acting as a USB hub”. Jackanory wrote three years ago “Despite its size it is reasonably sturdy on the desk”.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable. Lordie mentioned on Amazon four years ago “My trusty Samsung 223BW panel failed recently so I relunctantly decided it was time to get something new.I tried a 22" LED Panel by another manufacturer”.

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Good Connectivity

A number of customers who purchased the DELL U2312HM concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Bobbo Bear gave the product a very good rating and mentioned “There are 4 additional USB sockets” in their review of this PC monitor. D. Kechagias mentioned on Amazon “And it even has a USB hub”. Three years ago Dave said “There are some USB 2.0 ports which may come in handy if you need more ports” in his review of this PC monitor and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

A number of DELL U2312HM reviewers concluded that the DELL U2312HM was good in terms of HDMI connections. Simonb mentioned in their review of this PC monitor three years ago “Lots of inputs (although an HDMI input would be nice in addition to or instead of the Display Port - you can go Display Port to HDMI” .

One DELL U2312HM reviewer who bought this PC monitor considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Kathryn Nicholl said in her review of the DELL U2312HM on Amazon “To replace it with an Apple screen would have meant buying a new computer as they are only doing Thunderbolt connectivity - and that wasn't on”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was able to connect to the internet.

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Nice Design

Some DELL U2312HM reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Four years ago Anna said in her review on Amazon “The screen is beautiful, very solidly made” and gave it a very good rating. Jwm wrote also four years ago “Beautiful Monitor for Design work” in their review of the DELL U2312HM. Nick Cannon wrote on Amazon “Vertical slide, all without any button pushing, unclipping or farting around of any kind, beautifully weighted mechanism” in his review of the DELL U2312HM and gave the DELL U2312HM a rating of 5 stars.

Several customers who purchased the product considered that it was well designed. Bsb2007 said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The DELL Ultrasharp U2312HM went together very easily - very well designed”. Hector gave the product a score of 5 stars and he said “The stand is substantial and well designed” in his review of this PC monitor. Four years ago Peter Leonard rated the product 5 stars and he wrote “The monitor stand is also very well designed and allows the screen to be adjusted to the perfect height” in his DELL U2312HM review.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the DELL U2312HM was ergonomic. Ted scored this PC monitor very highly and he wrote on Amazon “Hugely important from an ergonomical point of view when you are in front of a screen for 6-7 hours a day”. Expert website Flatpanelshd.com said “The new softer look with rounded edges and great ergonomic functions is re-used” in their review of the DELL U2312HM.

One DELL U2312HM reviewer who purchased it thought it was a good design. One DELL U2312HM owner who purchased the DELL U2312HM thought it was smooth. G. Parker wrote on Amazon “All the adjustment movements are very smooth and have a quality feel to them”.

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Good Size

Some DELL U2312HM reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was a good height. Bazza scored the DELL U2312HM 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Screen is excellent, & the screen tilt/twist/height adjustment brilliant” in their review of this PC monitor. Bsb2007 said “Like the ASUS the DELL has the flexibility of height and tilt adjustments, wideviewing angles”. Dave said in his review “The height and tilt adjustments are very easy with a very big range to the height”.

Three customers concluded that this PC monitor was thin. Chris mentioned in his review of the DELL U2312HM “If you are looking for a nice sized, slim, affordable monitor, do not look any further”. Leo L mentioned on Amazon three years ago “These are now very close, so only slim connectors will connect there”. Nick Cannon he said in his DELL U2312HM review “Thin enough to be very pretty”.

Some DELL U2312HM reviewers mentioned that the DELL U2312HM was a good size. D. Nekooi mentioned five years ago “Games designer, so it's important to have correct colour representation on the screen and a good size for managing complex scenes” . Elliot gave it an excellent rating and he said on Amazon three years ago “Good size, great colours, really good for gaming”. Also three years ago Hard Man to Please wrote “Screen dimensions make it ideal for viewing Windows 8 start screen” in their DELL U2312HM review.

One DELL U2312HM owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good depth. Nick Cannon gave it a very good review and he wrote three years ago “It almost has depth of field it's so good” in his review of the DELL U2312HM.

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Good Product Quality

Fourty-eight DELL U2312HM owners concluded that this PC monitor was good quality. Four years ago A. Chell said in their review of the DELL U2312HM “Image quality is very good, even though this is a lesser IPS panel than the professional equivalents” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Three years ago Ajaan wrote “Excellent Adjustments, lovely quality” in their review. Two years ago Alarif Hashem wrote “Screen quality is amazing as you'd expect from an IPS LED monitor” in their review and rated the product as excellent.

Easy to Use

Some DELL U2312HM reviewers reckoned that the DELL U2312HM was easy to use. Bobbo Bear said on Amazon four years ago “At least its not a glossy screen a la iMac or Macbook, which are nightmares to use in lit environments”. Bobbo Bear also mentioned “Menus are easy to use”. Chris said three years ago “Very handy swivel and adjustable stand, easily sets a perfect viewing angle” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Several DELL U2312HM owners who reviewed the DELL U2312HM thought it was easy to use the menus. Four years ago Bsb2007 scored the DELL U2312HM 5 stars and mentioned “The DELL screen setup menu is perfect in my view”. Bsb2007 also wrote “And the full menu is displayed”. John G mentioned on Amazon “The settings were far too bright and colours seemed slightly off”.

Several DELL U2312HM owners said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Bobbo Bear wrote “Dead easy to set up, clip the screen onto the stand, plug in the PC”. Janthony mentioned in their review “Easy to set up, although the instructions are a little sparse” and gave the product a very good review. Three years ago Luke Cook wrote on Amazon “The monitor comes nicely packages and easy to set up with just a click of the stand” in his DELL U2312HM review.

Two DELL U2312HM owners who bought the DELL U2312HM said that it was easy to assemble. Alarif Hashem mentioned in their review “The screen, which are incredibly easy to assemble”. Lordie wrote in their review of the DELL U2312HM four years ago “It's very simple to put together and sets up within 5 minutes”.

One DELL U2312HM owner mentioned that it had a good interface. Barry wrote “Not to tackle the warranty interface problem Amazon/Dell”.

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Reasonably Priced

Several DELL U2312HM owners who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. A. Chell said “Good value for the image quality” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. A. Chell also wrote “The Dell looked like the best compromise of price and performance, so I researched the best price”. A. L. Taylor said in their review of this PC monitor five years ago “Excellent value for money” .

Several people who purchased the product thought it was a bargain for the price. Anna scored the product 5 stars and she said “I have seen other Dell screens which look cheap and made of plastic”. Four years ago Chubby Bunny mentioned “Bargain Price! Fantastic monitor!”. D. Kechagias wrote “You can still connect an hdmi out via a cheap cable or adapter, so it is really not a problem” in their review of this PC monitor.

Several DELL U2312HM reviewers considered that this PC monitor was cheap. Bobbo Bear gave it a very good review score and said in their review “Good quality budget IPS monitor”. Bobbo Bear also wrote “I needed a set that wouldn't take up too much desk space (3 x 28" monitors would take up my wall!), inexpensive, energy efficient”. Bobbo Bear also wrote “ConclusionThis is a good quality budget screen”.

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Good Picture Quality

Several customers reckoned that the product had good picture quality. Brendan Mitchell rated it as excellent and he said “The image quality is amazingly clear, I have it connected to an Apple MacBook Pro Retina Display via a mini display port”. D. P. Williams scored it 5 stars and said “Just make sure your graphics card is up to it”. Dan Gleeballs mentioned on Amazon “+ Build Quality - oozes it+ Picture quality - fantastic” in his DELL U2312HM review.

A few people who purchased the product considered that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The colours are fantastic, blacks are deep” in their DELL U2312HM review and scored the DELL U2312HM very highly. Chris rated it 5 stars and he wrote in his DELL U2312HM review on Amazon “The contrasts and the colours are outstanding, could not fault them in any way.”. Chris also mentioned “Fantastic colours and contrasts”.

A number of DELL U2312HM reviewers thought this PC monitor had clear images. Joshua94 gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The colours and clarity are second to none in this price range” in their review of this PC monitor. Michael Hirsh gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his DELL U2312HM review “Sparkling Clarity”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a wide viewing angle. Brendan Mitchell wrote “Totally recommend this screen, viewing angle is fantastic”.

Some customers thought the DELL U2312HM had image ghosting. Nickjf20 mentioned “Overall, great for Bf3 - no ghosting, game mode that oversaturates everything (who wants colour accuracy in a game !” in their review and scored the DELL U2312HM very highly. R. Price said on Amazon three years ago “Have had no problems with ghosting either” in their review.

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DELL PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

Medium monitors manufactured by DELL have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Environmental Credentials

Some people reckoned that it was good in terms of power usage. R. Price mentioned three years ago “The accompanying CD contains drivers which allow advanced power saving settings that can dim the monitor when the computer enters screensaver mode.” in their review.

Good Technical Features

A number of DELL U2312HM owners mentioned that this PC monitor had good features. Alarif Hashem mentioned in their review of the DELL U2312HM “Can't speak highly enough of these monitors, very very well built with basic features such as 2 X usb2.0 ports on the left side of screen” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Lordie gave the DELL U2312HM a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The on screen menu system is so simple to use and so full of features”. Flatpanelshd.com said “It still features Dell’s ergonomic stand, DVI” in their review.

Good Value for Money

Hardwarecanucks.com highlighted in their review that this PC display provided a good bang for your buck.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought it concluded that it was quiet. Nick Cannon gave it a very good review and he wrote in his review of the DELL U2312HM “I quietly thought it would be only a small improvement”.

Good Support

One DELL U2312HM owner who reviewed it said that it had good technical guidance. P Mcvw scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “Read the unpacking instructions carefully as they are not the best diagrams for clarity.) The monitor is every bit as good as the various computer magazines” in their review of this PC monitor.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most PC displays of this age and type have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the U2312HM which has five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many similar spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as it.

We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this PC display and we think the Benq BL2201[plb_2333127_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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11 DVI-D Ports

The U2312HM has more DVI-D ports than most of the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the U2312HM. Most of the LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the U2312HM only have between 1 and 10 DVI-D ports, however this PC display has 11 DVI-D ports.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC screens of a comparable type and age to the U2312HM is 60°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the U2312HM has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the U2312HM.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The U2312HM has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the U2312HM is 170°.

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Five USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL U2312HM is a five USB 2.0 port PC screen.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on LCD screens of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC displays that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Two Cables Included

The U2312HM has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens of this spec and age. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago. The cable included "VGA" is also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The U2312HM does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this type and age also do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker to this PC display and we think the Benq BL2201[plb_2333127_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the U2312HM, the U2312HM is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most flatpanel monitors of this age and type do not have a built-in camera. The DELL U2312HM is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec, the DELL U2312HM does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec LCD screens that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

The maximum power consumptions of comparable spec LCD screens that came out more than two years ago range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W. The U2312HM has a fairly high maximum power consumption (70 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The average response time of PC displays of this age and spec is 6.1ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the DELL U2312HM has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the U2312HM.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL U2312HM

OK Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the U2312HM is £52, which is typical compared to the other 998 PC screens of a similar type and age.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC screen was released over two years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Average Width

With a width of 546.4 millimeters, the DELL U2312HM has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the U2312HM.

PC screens with a wider width that might be worth considering include the AOC G2460[plb_1556076_price] (565.4mm).

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Specification

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Video Mode
HD Type
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Viewable Height
Viewable Width
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPort
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Linux Operating System
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Cable Lock Slot
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On Screen Menu Display
LED Indicator
Power
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Non-Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Camera
Technical Details
Certificates
Compliance Industry Standard
Energy Star Certificate
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Manual Included
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5 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(19)
24 September 2013

The computer monitor market for a long time was limited to two options for most consumers. Either you could get an affordable screen with a TN panel, or an extremely expensive yet superior one... Read more…

27 August 2012

UltraSharp monitors are no stranger to PC&TA, but Dell has taken its 23in model back to the drawing board for 2012. Swapping the CCFL backlighting of its predecessor for power-efficient LED... Read more…

11 July 2012

With superb image quality, excellent build and a great warranty, Dell's UltraSharp U2312HM is as good as sub-£200 monitors get...

Alphr.com

24 April 2012

In a market that’s riddled with cheap, low quality, yet budget friendly displays, we had almost given up trying to find a combination of price and performance in the sub-$300 price bracket....

Hardwarecanucks.com

27 September 2011

On the outside 23? U2312HM looks like a 24? U2412M. The new softer look with rounded edges and great ergonomic functions is re-used and the 23? monitor boasts the same DVI, DisplayPort and D-SUB...

Flatpanelshd.com

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User Reviews

(296)
Reviewed 27 September 2011 by Tomas Vareika
(Verified Purchase)

I have been looking at IPS monitors for some time, only affordable are Asus PA238Q and this. I bought this monitor for about 203£ including shipping from the merchant at Amazon. It is a great... Read more…

Reviewed 13 October 2012 by Billdeven
(Verified Purchase)

This is a good quality, reasonably priced monitor. Picture is sharp and clear and the build quality is good. Stand is easy to attach and very adjustable. The bad news is the 3 year warranty is... Read more…

Reviewed 30 January 2012 by BSB2007

Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM 23 inch IPS LED Monitor I also have been looking at 23 and 24 inch monitors for some time. From professional and user reviews, I narrowed down to two : the ASUS AP238Q and... Read more…

Reviewed 19 November 2011 by D. Nekooi
(Verified Purchase)

Great monitor! I did a lot of research on monitors for my pc upgrade. I'm a hardcore gamer and on a side note, am enjoying Battlefield 3 & Skyrim a lot lol. Anyway, as I am a gamer, I wanted to... Read more…

Reviewed 24 July 2013 by Lazarus

Amazon 5 stars Dell 0 stars If you are reading this, I assume that, like me, your purchasing decision is strongly influenced by customer reviews, sharing the bad experience as well as the good. I... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell u2312, dell u2312h, dell u2312hm, dell u2312hmt
Barcodes 00884116063094, 05397063039234, 05397063039470, 05397063090419, 05397063109937, 05397063109944, 05742220860303

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