Dell UltraSharp U2410 24” IPS Monitor Review

by AkG     |     May 25, 2011

Dell UltraSharp U2410, 24” IPS Monitor Review

Product Name:
UltraSharp U2410
Part Number: U2410
Warranty: 3 year

Recently, we reviewed the all new Asus PA246Q and walked away very impressed with its IPS panel and lower than expected price point. Unbeknownst to us, that review stoked some fires on our forums because there is another very similarly priced monitor which also boasts a 16:10 IPS panel: the popular Dell Ultrasharp U2410.

Due in part to past transgressions –namely some QA issues on certain value oriented lines and the infamous panel lottery on nearly all models- Dell has received bit of a bad rap in some circles. However, the U2410 has become the darling of the 24” market. As with any model in their UltraSharp line, it caters to the professional market and more discerning home users while being priced accordingly high. Yet the high price brings with it a wealth of connectivity options, a claimed colour gamut of 110%, preset Adobe RGB and sRGB settings factory calibrated defaults and much more.

This monitor’s warranty is also top of the line with a zero dead / bright pixel guarantee, advanced RMA service and a full three years of coverage. Dell’s much maligned customer support also takes a back seat since the UltraSharps have their own dedicated support line.

Earlier we hinted at a high price for the U2410 and at $599, it is certainly not the cheapest 24” IPS monitor on the market. However, we have to remember that due to Dell’s on again, off again sales we’ve seen the U2410 fluctuate from $599 down to slightly under $470. A cost delta of $130 from may be hard to stomach at first glance but it shows that if patience is one of your virtues, the U2410 can become one of the least expensive 24” IPS monitors on the market.

This Dell monitor certainly one of the more popular 24” monitors currently available but does it have what it takes to compete against the likes of ASUS’ PA246Q? Let’s hope so since when sales are taken out of the equation, the U2410 is actually more expensive than the competing ASUS product.


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