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Old July 25, 2011, 06:14 PM
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For those of you that did not know...

Dell just released a new 24" IPS display, the U2412M (16:10 btw)

DELL Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24"W Monitor with HAS, 24.0 Inch VIS, Widescreen, VGA/ DVI/ DP : Computer Accessories and PC Components | Dell Canada

Wondering if HWC will get a review soon? or planning to down the road. Has anyone seen them yet? Any reviews out there?
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Old July 26, 2011, 02:03 AM
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Wow. looks really nice!!
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I fail to see how this differs from the 2411.
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Old July 26, 2011, 05:55 AM
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I fail to see how this differs from the 2411.
No idea either, but one of the most glaring ones is the replacement of the backlight. The U2412 is LED-backlit, while the U2411 was CCFL-backlit.

Could be good, could be bad. Depends on how Dell handles the QC on it.
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The color support seems a lot less as well, compared to the 2410
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I think the main thing is that the price is down ($399 USD) compared to the U2410.

I'm assuming it's a lower-quality IPS panel too due to the cost cutting measures. Maybe H-IPS instead of S-IPS?
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The color support seems a lot less as well, compared to the 2410
That would be a result of using W-LEDs vs. the CCFL in the 2410.

Same reason the U2711 has a better colour gamut vs. the Apple 27" (also W-LED backlit).
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I have one. I just got delivery of it on Tuesday. I paid $399.99 Canadian.

Some high points:

1) Measured contrast ratio of over 1100:1 and a deep black down to .04 cdm/2 which is the best I've seen for an IPS panel.

2) Color gamut is exactly, or slightly above sRGB

3) Backlight has a huge range of adjustment. From 340 cdm/2 down to 45 cdm/2 without contrast loss, which is a good thing

4) Viewing angles are typical eIPS, but the ability to lower the backlight helps with the black off-angle "mirror glow"

5) Nice stand. Adjusts to up to 6" off the desk down to about 1.5", rotates and turns left and right to 45 degrees

6) Responsiveness and input lag both seem good.

7) Typical grainy/sparkly/dirty anti-glare is fairly low in comparison to the U2711 (for example)

8) Custom color mode can be used to help with calibration without needing a colorimeter and software combo


So far I'm liking it a fair bit, and it's making a good case for staying on my desktop for a while. I also like the fact that the backlight is LED. It has very good regulation and it should last in terms of brightness longer than CCFL. CCFLs show a degradation in brightness after 5000+ hours, and at around 10,000 hours you'll see possibly just above half brightness.

It's not supposed to compete with the U2410, but keep in mind, for Windows unless you particularly need wide gamut, it just makes colors seem garish and over-saturated, especially greens and reds.
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2) Color gamut is exactly, or slightly above sRGB
This is important. I can't stand wide-gamut color palletes for desktop use and gaming.
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I fail to see how this differs from the 2411.
2412 is 1900x1200, 2411 is 1900x1080p resolution.
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