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DELL U2412M PC Monitor

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24" 1920 X 1200 2000000:1 LED Oct 2012
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Great performance, no matter how you look at it. Enjoy widescreen performance, any way you want it. With a 24"(61 cm) c panel, IPS technology and LED backlight, the U2412M provides a brilliant... More
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22 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

LCD screen experts really like this LCD screen and have given it ten awards.

This PC display was given an "Editor's Choice" award by CNET.com, Tweaktown.com, CNET.com.au and Computertotaal.nl all of whom thought that this DELL flatpanel monitor was outstanding.

An additional three expert review sites all endorsed this PC screen. This LCD screen received a "Top Recommendation" award from Flatpanels.dk, confirming their endorsement and the editor of Flatpanelshd.com conluded that they would highly recommend it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award. Additionally, the reviewer at Hardware.info gave this medium monitor a "Gold Award" and wrote it was terrific.

The expert at one more expert review site said that this LCD screen was great for its price. Hardwarecanucks.com gave this DELL PC monitor a "Dam Good Value" award.

This PC screen received an "Approved" award from Tomshardware.co.uk and it received a "Smart Buy" award from Extrahardware.cz.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this PC display is 82%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this PC screen rated it as fantastic.

Nice Design

Some customers reckoned that the DELL U2412M was a good design. Cnet.com mentioned on expert website CNET.com four years ago “With thoughtful design, great performance” in their review of the DELL U2412M. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Plus, its design is flexible and efficient” in their review of this PC monitor.

Several DELL U2412M owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Pcmag.com rated the product 4 stars and said “The Dell UltraSharp U2412M is a feature-rich 24-inch monitor offering beautiful color reproduction”. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “Its smart, business-like appearance is an entirely appropriate one, being designed primaril” in their DELL U2412M review.

One DELL U2412M owner concluded that the DELL U2412M was ergonomic.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors

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

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Good Product Quality

A number of DELL U2412M reviewers who reviewed the DELL U2412M concluded that it was good quality. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “Its excellent display quality and ergonomics make it great for design”. Expertreviews.co.uk rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Expert Reviews “Anti-glare finish means the U2412M's great image quality can be viewed from any angle.”. Five years ago Hardwarecanucks.com said “By offering a reasonably large, high quality 16”.

Good Technical Features

Several people considered that it had good features. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “Plenty of OSD features” in their review of this PC monitor. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert website PC Mag “Dell UltraSharp monitors have a reputation for offering solid color performance with a generous, business friendly feature set”. Consumersearch.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The 24-inch Dell UltraSharp U2412M is a workhorse display that offers great performance, great ergonomics and a host of features at a reasonable price” .

Good Value for Money

Hardwarecanucks.com highlighted in their review that this flatpanel monitor was great for its price.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed the DELL U2412M considered that it had a wide viewing angle. Techradar.com said on expert website Techradar “That means better colour representation, better viewing angle and a higher price” in their review of this PC monitor.

One person who purchased the product thought it had good picture quality.

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Good Size

One person said in their reviews that the product was a good depth. Expert website Consumersearch.com said three years ago “They largely praise its accurate colors, good contrast and great black depth” in their review of the DELL U2412M.

One DELL U2412M owner wrote in their reviews that the product was thin. Four years ago expert review site Reviewed.com wrote “The Dell UltraSharp U2412M is a mid-range 24-inch monitor with a slim profile and thin stand”.

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Robust

One DELL U2412M owner who reviewed the product wrote that it was well made.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers who reviewed it wrote that it was good value for money. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “The Dell UltraSharp U2412 delivers very good value for money and will appeal to anyone who needs to spend a lot of time in front of their monitor” in their review. Digitalversus.com said in their DELL U2412M review on Digital Versus “Dell was hoping to make a good value for money monitor.”. Expert website Hardwarecanucks.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “10 IPS panel at a price point which is infinitely more palatable than the U27 or U30 series”.

Good Connectivity

One person concluded that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Five years ago expert review site Flatpanelshd.com mentioned “First of all Dell has removed the HDMI option” in their DELL U2412M review.

Easy to Use

One DELL U2412M reviewer wrote that this PC monitor was easy to use the menus. Photoanswers.co.uk mentioned in their DELL U2412M review on Photo Answers.co.uk “The U2412M delivered an excellent display performance and the on-screen menu is easy to navigate when adjusting brightness, contrast”.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The DELL U2412M is a five USB Type-A downstream port PC display. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that came out more than two years ago have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including cheaper LCD screens such as the NEC EA224WMi[plb_1412543_price], or the Benq GW2765HT[plb_3034210_price].

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the DELL U2412M is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The best display resolution of all medium monitors that are a similar age to the U2412M is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Five USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL U2412M is a five USB 2.0 port PC screen.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC screen has a 480p|720p|1080p video mode, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the DELL U2412M is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The best resolution of all medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Supports One Placement

The DELL U2412M has a greater number of placements than most LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently supported placement is Horizontal, but this placement is not supported by this PC display. The placements Horizontal/Vertical are also supported by this flatpanel monitor.

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Light

The DELL U2412M is very light (only 2 kilograms) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type. The average weight of comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the U2412M is 4.9kg.

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7 Reasons Against

£45.01 Price Increase

In the last 7 days the price of the U2412M has increased by £45.01.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The DELL U2412M does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at including the Philips 241P4[plb_1485096_price], the Benq BL2411[plb_1541459_price], or the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The DELL U2412M is not 3D compatible. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the U2412M are also not 3D compatible.

PC displays which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The DELL U2412M does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other similar spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the U2412M, the DELL U2412M does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The DELL U2412M has one of the slower response times (8 milliseconds) amongst PC displays of this age. The fastest response time of PC displays that came out around the same time as the U2412M is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL U2412M

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the U2412M is £64, which is typical compared to the other 998 LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC display has been on the market for over three years.

Average Width

The DELL U2412M has a relatively average width (556 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age.

Other LCD screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the NEC EA224WMi[plb_1412543_price] (507mm) which is also cheaper.

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10 Awards

computertotaal.nl Editor's Choice hardwarecanucks.com Dam Good Value CNET.com.au Editor's Choice tweaktown.com Editor's Choice CNET.com Editor's Choice hardware.info Gold Award tomshardware.co.uk Approved extrahardware.cz Smart Buy flatpanels.dk Top Recommendation flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

(36)
8 April 2014

Tweaktown.com

It's been a while since we've looked at a monitor, but we're beginning to see some new models show up on the market. While a lot of companies are making the push for new 120Hz TN panels, Dell are... Read more…

The 24-inch Dell UltraSharp U2412M is a workhorse display that offers great performance, great ergonomics and a host of features at a reasonable price. Though this monitor is not the best choice...

13 August 2012

While gamers tend to favour monitors with fast refresh rates, there are many other screens with better-quality images that are still suitable for gaming. The Dell U2412M is popular among gamers... Read more…

1 June 2012

The Dell UltraSharp U2412M is a monitor that is a very valuable acquisition once you decide to make it...

29 May 2012

Photograph by Robert CardinLaptops and tablets seem to get most of the attention these days?after all, they?re great for working on the run. But once you settle down at your desk, it?s nice to... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 17 September 2012 by DCCyr
DCCyr would recommend the Dell U2412M

I have been using UltraSharp monitors for over 10 years at both my office and home. This is by far the best yet - bought a second and running with dual mounts. Crisp display - especially with... Read more…

Reviewed 16 August 2012 by Dude15634334
Dude15634334 would recommend the Dell U2412M

This is a pretty basic monitor, without many features. But it has a great picture, and is pretty large considering the price it sells for. It feels slightly flimsy compared to, say, an Apple... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2014 by DuneRider22
DuneRider22 would recommend the Dell U2412M

In looking for a new monitor I came across this Dell monitor. I've read some issues with revision A00, which has a known possible yellow tint issue, however I received the A01 which was... Read more…

Reviewed 19 July 2013 by RottenJunk1
RottenJunk1 would recommend the Dell U2412M (Verified Purchase)

I purchased 2 of these monitors for a dual-monitor setup. While the first monitor was free of dead pixels, the 2nd monitor has 2 dead (dark) pixels. Zero bright-dot guarantee does not cover dead... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2014 by Plknj
Plknj would recommend the Dell U2412M (Verified Purchase)

We use this monitor in our photo studio for retouching images. We have tried many monitors but this one is probably the best you can get without spending hundreds more. This is our second Dell... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £60.89
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £63.93
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00000086010148, 00000086010150, 00000086010161, 00013591025345, 00780305189913, 04016138709346, 04056324542654, 04058154047576, 04058154049174, 05052183040774, 05053866449235, 05054484378426, 05054484679615, 05054533679610, 05060307944907, 05060307944914, 05397063039203, 05397063090402, 05397063109722, 05397063744497, 05711045254291, 05711783236436, 08592457010678

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