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Dell U2412M review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £311
inc VAT

An IPS panel and anti-glare finish means the U2412M's great image quality can be viewed from any angle


However, colours are still deeper and more natural than those of any budget 24in monitor we’ve seen, and only in a side-by-side comparison with the Hazro would you notice the latter’s superior colour gamut. Keep in mind that our current Best Buy 24in, Viewsonic’s VA2448-LED (see What’s New, Shopper 281), is now available for £130. For the extra money you’d spend on the Dell, you’re not getting twice the image quality.


You are getting a lot of extra features, such as the adjustable stand, 4-port USB hub and the better viewing angles of an IPS panel. You also get a DisplayPort input, which could be useful if you have a modern AMD graphics card. It’s a good monitor, but we’d rather save up another £100 for the Hazro HZ27WC or buy a couple of 24in ViewSonic VA2448-LED displays.

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Basic Specifications



Viewable size24 in
Native resolution1,920×1,200
Contrast ratio1,000:1 (2,000,000:1 dynamic)
Horizontal viewing angle178°
Vertical viewing angle178°
Response time8ms
Response time typegrey-to-grey
Screen depth58mm
Base (WxD)280x179mm
Screen elevation59-174mm


Portrait modeyes
Wall mount optionyes
Height adjustableyes
Internal speakersnone
Detachable cablesyes
USB hub4-port USB
Integrated power supplyyes
Kensington lock lugyes
Display extrasDisplayPort port
VGA inputyes
DVI inputyes
S-video inputno
Component inputno
Composite inputno
HDCP supportyes
Audio inputsnone


Power consumption standby1W
Power consumption on30W

Buying Information

Warrantythree years RTB

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