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Dell releases 24" UltraSharp U2412M IPS display, costs $399

By Jos · 24 replies
Jul 26, 2011
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  1. Dell has quietly pushed out a new UltraSharp monitor aimed at satisfying professional users' needs without quite getting into the professional display price range. The U2412M delivers over 2.3 million…

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  2. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 783

    That's really a pretty good deal for a 24" IPS panel, I've got the Dell U2711 and really like it.
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 880   +20

    yea i got the Dell U2410, i love it, i would love to see a monitor with the U2410 specs but with LED backlighting
  4. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,138   +1,556

    No HDMI, well that's no fun ;P
  5. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 783

    It's really not necessary since there is no need to carry an audio signal.
  6. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,094   +1,545

    Ahhhh...see how you guys are! I got all excited thinking this was going to be one of Dell's Ultrasharp models with the 2560 x 1600 native resolution. :(
  7. NoTTaShoT

    NoTTaShoT TS Rookie Posts: 49

    I might have to get one of these. it really is a good deal compared to the price of other IPS monitors of that size. Also it's 16:10!
  8. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    if this were to come out 2 years ago, i wouldn't have bought the C-PVA panels for my desktop. i would still get the pro series 2410 for better color and response time, but for the purpose of the comp i wanted for two years ago, which i really wanted to stay away from TN, this panel would've been perfect then.
  9. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,531   +420

    Hurr, I just bought a Dell U2210H for $215 and love it; might get one of these in the future, thought maybe by then they'll have a fast responding IPS screen. =o
  10. Morgawr

    Morgawr TS Rookie Posts: 18

    At least for me, the list price of the U2410 is $480... a far cry from the $630 reported. Other then the fact that it will likely last longer due to the LED backlight, I don't see why anyone would want one of these when the U2410 isn't that much more.
  11. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,147   +1,310

    Thats not too bad.
    1200P for $400...nothing special there though.

    I have a U3011 and while the H-IPS at 7MS is great for gaming/multimedia its the 1600P that I bought it for. I'd get a stacked 24" 120hz 1200P before I'd get that U2412M. Not trying to nag it its nice, just my $02.
  12. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,929   +15

    I second that, why is it reported as $630 when its clearly been $480 on their website for some time now. For $80 more I'll get the real thing. At first I thought wow, if it offered all the same features, great, I'll buy this! But since its neutered, I think not. The TS article. was a bit slacking with the misinformation there, even if that is the MSRP, thats not what it costs.
  13. doradhorror

    doradhorror TS Rookie Posts: 36

    "AdobeRGB coverage is down from 110% to 96% and color support is down from 1.07 billion to 16.7 million"

    Awww what why would they downgrade it? This is terrible.
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,696   +3,848

    Why don't you get back to us on this when you can actually see 1.07 billion colors.
  15. doradhorror

    doradhorror TS Rookie Posts: 36

    You're obviously not a professional photo editor which these monitors are meant for.
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,696   +3,848

    And just by happenstance you are? Well, the Adobe RGB color space well exceeds the gamut available on any known printing paper. Furthermore, 96 % of the color space also exceeds paper gamut. Jpeg reduces it further, and you lose even more when you prep for the web.

    So, it's all real nice to run on about how dreadful the specs on these panels are, but I think you can do a quite decent job with them, and I actually have a degree in photography.
  17. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,116   +13

    i agree with you captain this will do a good job.
  18. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,271   +520

    Ha! We learn more about CC... now we're getting somewhere.
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,696   +3,848

    This HP is actually a better buy, (IMHO, than the U2412M): http://www.amazon.com/NEW-ZR24w-S-I...4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1311789632&sr=1-4 I have my suspicions that it may be the same panel, but HP has chosen 400 nits brightness rather than drop it to 300!

    I have a Dell U2311; http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?cs=19&c=us&l=en&sku=320-9270 in addition to the HP I linked above. The U2311 comes at 300 nits brightness, and while it's great with everything pegged, I wonder if the reduced brightness will become an issue as the panel ages!

    The HP can be turned down quite a bit, and actually must be, in order to match the brightness between the two screens.

    Contrast ratio is directly dependent on backlight brightness, and as long as the TFT panel itself can maintain detail in both the shadows and highlights, the brighter the backlight, the higher the potential contrast.

    Reducing the brightness seems to pander to the consumer's need to feel that he or she is being, "environmentally responsible", but it sucks if you actually want to get any work done, or perhaps simply marvel at how beautifully a large, bright, IPS monitor renders images.

    HDMI requires a license fee, hence manufacturers are choosing to provide display port, which does not! I'm linking this HDMI topc thread; https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic167633.html so you'll realize that this discussion might be considered, "deja vu all over again".

    Well, the E2210 is a TN display. So, while you may be happy with it, it seems slightly out of context here. (?) Although, I suppose an endorsement of Dell's overall quality carries merit.

    Response time is a primary talking point aimed at gamers. The faster the better, I suppose. But once upon a time, IPS response times were on the order of 16ms, not the 6 to 8 of today's screens. So, aversion to IPS tech for gaming, may be partly a holdover from the, "good old days". I don't game, so I can't swear to it, but many reviewers have stated that today's IPS panels are indeed fast enough to be useful in the gaming arena.

    I'm not sure how long you may have to hold your breath on a "fast", (2-3 ms), responding IPS panel though. It seems, that absolute speed is the trade off you have to make for accurate color. But yeah, maybe someday.

    "Adobe RGB" (Adobe 1998)'s color space is much greater than standard RGB, which is what the web handles. In other words, you can transmit a color space greater the standard over the web, you just can't view it.

    The differential numbers of the colors displayed really isn't all that worth talking about, Sensational maybe, but relevant, hardly.

    I believe both HP and Dell's higher end IPS monitors are either 10 or 12 bit color depth. This new crop of lower priced offerings are 8 bit, as is Jpeg, and almost all of the filters in Photoshop.

    Without dithering, TN panels are only 6 bit color depth, and that really isn't adequate for imaging work.

    So, nothing's been downgraded, these are sensible products, now priced within reach of many more people.

    With the list price set @ $399.00, I expect that any promotions on this monitor, might bring the price down to perhaps $350.00. That would restore the price point differential, at least to a degree, between this, and Dell's higher end product.

    In any event, I would still opt for the HP 24" I linked above for the brightness, but certainly not over the color space issue, since the coverage is the same between the Dell and HP offerings.
  20. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +295

    VGA sucks and most laptops don't have DVI ports. What if you want to hook up a laptop and still have digital color
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,696   +3,848

    Was this trick question? I think the answer is, "quick, buy an illegal adapter"! https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic167633.html
  22. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,073   +164

    Captaincranky said:
    Just couldn't leave the porn out of it, could ya?:p
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,696   +3,848

    Porn...? Dude, you need your mind washed out with ethyl alcohol and hydrocodone.....
  24. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,073   +164

    Done and done! :haha:
  25. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,469   +1,254

    haha! very funny red :) although CC's post was quite informative, Might go for the HP offering instead! :)

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