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DELL U2312HM PC Monitor

£171.54
23" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Feb 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £79.47 Electricity cost over 5 years
Five industry awards
Reasonably priced
Good product quality
315 Reviews + 5 Awards
hardwarecanucks.com Dam Good Value alphr.com Recommended A-List flatpanels.dk Top Recommendation flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This LCD screen has received five awards from expert review sites.

This PC display received a "Recommended" award from review websites Flatpanels.dk, Vido.com.ua and Alphr.com all of whom wrote that this PC screen was good.

An additional two expert review sites both liked this medium monitor. This LCD screen received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Flatpanelshd.com and the expert at review website Hardwarecanucks.com decided that it provided a good bang for your buck and gave it a "Dam Good Value" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 83% based on six expert reviews from sites including tweakers.net, prad.de, Chip.de and alphr.com.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this PC display rated this PC screen as exceptional on average. 237 reviewers (80% of all reviewers) gave this PC screen the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 6,246 owner and expert reviews (including 1,109 verified purchases) for DELL PC monitors and found that on average DELL has good ratings. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range. 93% of those that bought a DELL LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Ninety-six owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good value for money. Expert website Hardwarecanucks.com mentioned “However, their new U2312HM breaks that mold by offering an IPS panel on a reasonably sized screen at a budget friendly price”. Hardwarecanucks.com also mentioned “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” in their review. Uk.hardware.info said “Either you could get an affordable screen with a TN panel, or an extremely expensive yet superior one with IPS panel” in their review of this PC monitor.

Fifteen owners who purchased it concluded that it was expensive. Father to Be gave it a score of 8 stars and said “I also have a u2410 which is a much more expensive monitor and the differences aren't significant unless you're doing detailed photo editing” in their review of the DELL U2312HM. D. Nekooi mentioned in their DELL U2312HM review on Amazon.co.uk “Saying that, just because a monitor is expensive, doesn't mean its a great monitor! I've seen plenty of monitors for £300” and gave it a score of 8 stars. Vivek gave the product a score of 8 stars and wrote “An amazing monitor, just a tad expensive”.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Hardwarecanucks.com highlighted in their review that this flatpanel monitor provided a good bang for your buck.


Design

Easy to Use

Nineteen owners who bought the product agreed that it was easy to use. Four years ago Dp wrote in their review of the DELL U2312HM “If you are wanting to use this for Graphics such as inDesign, I would look else where”. Dan Gleeballs mentioned “The controls are comprehensive and reasonably simple to use Against” and rated this PC monitor 8 stars. Ross wrote in his DELL U2312HM review on Amazon.co.uk “Very clear and the usb ports are handy as I only have to remove two cables (USB” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

Seventeen people who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Five years ago Chubby Bunny said “It doesn't take long to get them more accurate with the easy to navigate button menu” in their review of this PC monitor. R. Price mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Surprisingly out of the box the default colour settings are actually rather good once you've sorted out the brightness settings (more on that in a minute”. Philip S gave it a score of 7 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The menu controls are very easy to use”.

Ten owners who bought it agreed that it was easy to setup. Arjay said on Amazon.co.uk “I found it easy to set up and the stand allows a wide range of viewing heights” in their review of this PC monitor and rated this PC monitor 8 stars. Rhiannon rated it 8 stars and she wrote in her review of this PC monitor “Good and easy to set up”. Ted wrote “For the first 10 days of using the monitor (very easy to set up by the way) I found it almost impossible to use the product due to the AGC” in his review of this PC monitor.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to assemble. Alarif Hashem mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The stand and the screen, which are incredibly easy to assemble” and scored it 8 stars. Lordie mentioned on Amazon “It's very simple to put together and sets up within 5 minutes” and gave it a score of 9 stars.

Two customers considered that it had a touch sensitive screen. D. Kechagias wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “It solves the problem of not being able to see what each button does! Brilliant! And no stupid touch-sensitive buttons (hello Samsung) either! Oh, did I mention the screen”.

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Good Product Quality

Seventy-nine customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Expert website Alphr.com mentioned in their DELL U2312HM review five years ago “With superb image quality, excellent build” . Hardwarecanucks.com gave it a score of 6 stars and wrote also five years ago “Dell’s UltraSharp monitor lineup is full of high end products that boast high quality and equally lofty prices”. In the same month Bobbo Bear gave it a rating of 8 stars and said in their review of the DELL U2312HM on Amazon.co.uk “Plug 3 U2313HM screens into a top end AMD Radeon graphics card and I'm living in a nerds paradise! Build Quality I like the Dell brand”.

Robust

Fourty-one people who reviewed it thought it was well made. Six years ago D13 mentioned “Which really was a terrible shame as after reading so many good reviews and just seeign the really nice external build quality I was really expecting it to be fantastic” in their DELL U2312HM review and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. Purchaser, Suffolk Uk gave it a score of 8 stars and said four years ago “It seems well made and gives a very good image on the screen” in their review of this PC monitor. Peter Leonard he said on Amazon five years ago “The monitor includes a built in 4 port USB hub” in his review of the DELL U2312HM.

Five owners agreed that this PC monitor was strong and durable. Rjw said on Amazon.co.uk “A doddle to set up and it feels very robust”. Four years ago Jamesisahippy mentioned “Very sturdy” in their DELL U2312HM review. Mark Buxton said “The monitor rotates through 90deg (for portrait view), tilts and slides on the sturdy support stand” in his review of the DELL U2312HM.

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was reliable. Lordie wrote on Amazon.co.uk “My trusty Samsung 223BW panel failed recently so I relunctantly decided it was time to get something new” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Nice Design

Ten customers agreed that this PC monitor was good looking. Chubby Bunny said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “It takes away much of the formailty of the more 'stylish' monitors”. D13 said on Amazon.co.uk “The actual image quality for media was pretty good” and rated this PC monitor 7 stars. Rjw wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “This is a beautiful looking display, really great for long days of staring at a screen” and rated the DELL U2312HM 8 stars.

Eight people who bought it thought it was well designed. David D Davies said on Amazon.co.uk “What a beauty this is, attractive design which was easy to assemble”. Six years ago D. Nekooi gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “This monitor does it all! Sleek and non-intrusive design” in their review of this PC monitor. Peter Leonard mentioned on Amazon “The monitor stand is also very well designed and allows the screen to be adjusted to the perfect height” in his review of the DELL U2312HM and scored it 9 stars.

Five people who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was ergonomic. Expert review site Flatpanelshd.com gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “It still features Dell’s ergonomic stand, DVI”. Flatpanelshd.com also wrote “The new softer look with rounded edges and great ergonomic functions is re-used” in their review. Five years ago Ted he mentioned “The tilt and raise facility is brilliant and hugely important from an ergonomical point of view when you are in front of a screen for 6-7 hours a day”.

One customer who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it had a thin frame. One person concluded that this PC monitor was neat. Simonb wrote “Height adjustable stand Neat and smart looking This is PC Pro's A-listed 23" monitor”.

One owner who purchased this PC monitor thought it was smooth. Five years ago G. Parker wrote “All the adjustment movements are very smooth and have a quality feel to them”.

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Power

Good Environmental Credentials

Five people who reviewed the DELL U2312HM thought it was good in terms of power usage. R. Price mentioned “The accompanying CD contains drivers which allow advanced power saving settings that can dim the monitor when the computer enters screensaver mode.”. Tomas Vareika wrote “Monitor finds connection instantly, turns into energy saving/sleeping mode as soon as I turn off the computer” in his review of this PC monitor. Four years ago Chris scored the product 8 stars and he said “Energy efficient”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Five customers said that it had good features. Five years ago Liam mentioned “The monitor also features a very handy power saving option” in their review of this PC monitor. Alarif Hashem rated it 8 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “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”. Lordie wrote “The on screen menu system is so simple to use and so full of features” in their DELL U2312HM review.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who reviewed it thought it was quiet. Nick Cannon said “I quietly thought it would be only a small improvement”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Three people who purchased the product agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. Eugene Beirne said “The monitor is bright and sharp with plenty of connectivity to suit most systems”. Tomas Vareika mentioned six years ago “Connectivity I am sure you can read it in the description” although he only gave the product a rating of 67.978496249697 out of 100. Kathryn Nicholl mentioned “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” in her DELL U2312HM review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Five people reckoned that the product was heavy and bulky. Fintona Mc gave the product a score of 7 stars and said on Amazon “My wife picked it up and hit me across my temple, very hard, by its heavy stand” in their review of the DELL U2312HM. G. Parker wrote in their review of this PC monitor five years ago “It has a heavy base” . P. Knichal mentioned “Colours on right side of the screen goes red/pink, there is a heavy retention and picture vibrates (all on half of the screen only” in their review of this PC monitor and scored the product 5 stars.

Four people who reviewed it concluded that it was thin. Five years ago Simon C said in his DELL U2312HM review on Amazon.co.uk “Excellent image, thin bezel, high quality stand, multiple inputs, plenty of USBs”. Chris scored it 7 stars and he mentioned “If you are looking for a nice sized, slim, affordable monitor, do not look any further” in his review of this PC monitor. Four years ago Nick Cannon said on Amazon “Thin enough to be very pretty”.

Three people who reviewed the product thought it was a good size. D. Nekooi rated it 8 stars and wrote “However, I'm also a graphics and games designer, so it's important to have correct colour representation on the screen and a good size for managing complex scenes”. Elliot wrote on Amazon “Good size, great colours, really good for gaming” and gave the product a score of 8 stars. Four years ago Hard Man to Please wrote on Amazon “Screen dimensions make it ideal for viewing Windows 8 start screen” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the product a score of 6 stars.

One person who bought the product wrote that it was good structurally. Mr. C. J. Harmer said on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “Robust construction, excellent fully adjustable stand”.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

The U2312HM is typical compared to the other 1,088 PC monitors of this age and spec that we have assessed for 8 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the U2312HM is £80.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One owner concluded that it had good technical guidance. P Mcvw said “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.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market since April 2017.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The U2312HM does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago do have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth considering other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Viewsonic VX2770Smh (£207.11), or the iiyama B2483HS (£144.98) which is also cheaper.

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Display

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of similar spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor is 18° and the widest is 1,800°. The U2312HM has one of the wider viewing angles, horizontal (178 degrees) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.

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Has an HDCP

The U2312HM has an HDCP. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to this PC monitor also have an HDCP.

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Quite Slow Response Time

With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the U2312HM has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to this flatpanel monitor. The fastest response time of PC monitors of this age and spec is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The U2312HM has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other LCD screens of this type and age also have an Energy Star certified.

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Packaging Content

Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the DELL U2312HM is more than most PC displays that were launched more than two years ago. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. The cables included "VGA" is also found on this PC monitor.

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Good Sound Quality

One owner who reviewed the DELL U2312HM said that it had good sound quality. Bsb2007 mentioned five years ago “The Soundbar, attaches to the lower edge of the screen and is simplicity itself producing good sound quality” and gave it a score of 8 stars.

Good Picture Quality

Thirty-four people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. Five years ago Chubby Bunny scored the product 6 stars and wrote “The default colours were less than ideal.” in their review of this PC monitor. Chubby Bunny also said “Also it maks colours are lot more natural” in their review. Dobbo mentioned “The display is sharp and the the colours true for a very reasonable price” in their review of this PC monitor and scored the DELL U2312HM 7 stars.

Twenty-five customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Arjay wrote on Amazon.co.uk “I'm very pleased with the picture quality, although I have reduced the brightness considerably to prevent glare” and rated it 6 stars. Docanni mentioned “Excellent no problems easy set up works fine crisp graphics” in their review of this PC monitor. Dan Gleeballs said in his review of this PC monitor “+ Build Quality - oozes it + Picture quality - fantastic”.

Five owners considered that it had a wide viewing angle. Paulbass mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Few reflections -Good colour rendition (adjustable) -Good (wide) viewing angle -Can be used Portrait” in their review of this PC monitor. Five years ago Jgtadley said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “I wanted a monitor that was easily adjusted for height, viewing angle etc”. Chris mentioned on Amazon “Very handy swivel and adjustable stand, easily sets a perfect viewing angle”.

Three customers who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it had image ghosting. R. Price said “Personally cannot detect any input lag on this monitor whatsoever and have had no problems with ghosting either”. Macintoshhelper wrote in their review of this PC monitor “__Performance/Controls__ I have not experienced any noticeable ghosting (blur with fast moving images), which is one potential criticism of IPS panels” and gave the product a score of 7 stars. Nickjf20 wrote “Overall, great for Bf3 - no ghosting, game mode that oversaturates everything (who wants colour accuracy in a game !”.

Two owners who purchased this PC monitor said that it had clear images. Four years ago J. Twigger wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Very clear image and nicely adjustable stand”. Michael Hirsh wrote “Sparkling Clarity”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 1920x1080, dell u2312hmt, 1920x1200
Barcodes 00884116063094, 05397063039234, 05397063039470, 05397063090419, 05397063109937, 05397063109944, 05742220860303

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