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Pheran
07-11-2013, 09:48 PM
OK, this thread is for everyone who complains about wanting a higher resolution every time I post a deal on the Dell U2312HM. This is the best price I've ever seen on the 1920x1200 U2412M, and no rebates.

Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black 24" 8ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD IPS Panel Monitor @ NewEgg (http://redirect.anandtech.com/r?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newegg.com%2FProduct%2FProd uct.aspx%3FItem%3DN82E16824260047&user=u00000687)

Enter the promo code on the page for $50 off, bringing the price down to $260.

Piano Man
07-11-2013, 10:20 PM
Arghh, stupid CA Tax. But this is a killer deal for peeps outside of California.

Termie
07-12-2013, 12:05 AM
Yup, hot, got one for my dad today, just in time for his birthday. Moving him up from a Dell 1703FP. Big change!

RossMAN
07-12-2013, 12:13 AM
I wish I could see one in person, concerned about the AG coating.

Our local BB and Fry's don't have this particular model on display :(

thebigbolgna
07-12-2013, 01:11 AM
I have 2 of them and love them.

I had a U2711 2560x1440 before and found it way to small for my blind eyes. 1920x1200 is my resolution.

The AG coating was way worse on the U2711 compared to the U212Ms too, by the way.

DisgruntledVirus
07-12-2013, 06:24 AM
Damnit... I want to buy this so bad... but I shouldn't since I'm most likely putting an offer in on a house here in the next few days.

Pariah
07-12-2013, 09:42 AM
Damnit... I want to buy this so bad... but I shouldn't since I'm most likely putting an offer in on a house here in the next few days.

$260 is a potential tipping point for buying a house? Are you buying a doll house?

Pheran
07-12-2013, 10:04 AM
$260 is a potential tipping point for buying a house? Are you buying a doll house?

Heh, I was thinking the same thing. But admittedly, buying a house will drain your accounts even after the mortgage, because you'll find yourself at Home Depot or Lowe's every damn day for weeks. :)

DisgruntledVirus
07-12-2013, 10:21 AM
Heh, I was thinking the same thing. But admittedly, buying a house will drain your accounts even after the mortgage, because you'll find yourself at Home Depot or Lowe's every damn day for weeks. :)

No it won't drain my account at all. If it did I wouldn't be looking at a house.

However I have basically gotten rid of all my furniture over the past few years and downsized to basically my bedroom worth of stuff (roommate owns the couch, table, etc in current place). So I don't have any furniture really and would need to buy that. So $260 for a monitor that I want, but don't really need, or $260 towards furniture and initial house startup costs (i.e. lawnmower, trash cans, etc)?

You guys are right that $260 doesn't matter for the house itself though.

Pheran
07-12-2013, 10:24 AM
No it won't drain my account at all. If it did I wouldn't be looking at a house.

However I have basically gotten rid of all my furniture over the past few years and downsized to basically my bedroom worth of stuff (roommate owns the couch, table, etc in current place). So I don't have any furniture really and would need to buy that. So $260 for a monitor that I want, but don't really need, or $260 towards furniture and initial house startup costs (i.e. lawnmower, trash cans, etc)?

You guys are right that $260 doesn't matter for the house itself though.

That was figuratively speaking. You just repeated the exact point I was making. :)

cytoSiN
07-12-2013, 01:21 PM
Heh, I was thinking the same thing. But admittedly, buying a house will drain your accounts even after the mortgage, because you'll find yourself at Home Depot or Lowe's every damn day for weeks years. :)

Fixed. :D It's at least months, anyway. But this is a really good deal. What's more important, a couch, or this monitor? You could always sit on the floor...

ensign_lee
07-12-2013, 01:42 PM
Finally pulled the trigger with prices this low. I hope the transition from TN is worth it. I do like my Samsung monitors.

wanderer27
07-12-2013, 06:13 PM
This is an extremely tempting deal . . .

If I didn't already have a ASUS VW266H (26.6" @ 1920x1200) I'd be all over this.

The only real difference is TN vs IPS (they're both 8ms) and this one's a little bit smaller.


EDIT:

Wait a minute there, this doesn't have an HDMI connection (mine does)?

This seems mighty odd in this day and age.

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you2
07-12-2013, 07:23 PM
What's the dead pixel rate on these things ?

Clinkster
07-12-2013, 07:27 PM
EDIT:

Wait a minute there, this doesn't have an HDMI connection (mine does)?

This seems mighty odd in this day and age.

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It has no speakers, so no real need (DVI is sufficient if no audio requirement is there).

Concillian
07-12-2013, 09:50 PM
This is an extremely tempting deal . . .

If I didn't already have a ASUS VW266H (26.6" @ 1920x1200) I'd be all over this.

The only real difference is TN vs IPS (they're both 8ms) and this one's a little bit smaller.


EDIT:

Wait a minute there, this doesn't have an HDMI connection (mine does)?

This seems mighty odd in this day and age.

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The only real difference is TN vs. IPS... which is huge...

As far as HDMI goes, aren't several versions of HDMI limited to 1080p at 60 Hz? This monitor is higher res than 1080p.

thebigbolgna
07-12-2013, 10:15 PM
The only real difference is TN vs. IPS... which is huge...

As far as HDMI goes, aren't several versions of HDMI limited to 1080p at 60 Hz? This monitor is higher res than 1080p.

HDMI on almost any monitor can do 1920x1200.

There is no speakers on this monitor, so no real need of HDMI. (unless your trying to use a laptop - I actually use one of my U2412m's with my Dell E4310 monitor over VGA all the time and it works great)

Staples
07-13-2013, 07:37 PM
What's the dead pixel rate on these things ?

Are dead pixels even an issue anymore?

I have this monitor and it has no dead pixels.

drinkmorejava
07-13-2013, 11:02 PM
They've really neutered their ultrasharps haven't they. I have a U2408 and I use the card reader and HDMI all the time. It's great for my PS3. The component inputs have been useful a few times too.

you2
07-14-2013, 08:24 AM
Does it have much bleeding? Tempting to replace my 5 year old 2209wa.

Are dead pixels even an issue anymore?

I have this monitor and it has no dead pixels.

DisgruntledVirus
07-14-2013, 08:47 AM
They've really neutered their ultrasharps haven't they. I have a U2408 and I use the card reader and HDMI all the time. It's great for my PS3. The component inputs have been useful a few times too.

They just split the line into two branches. The entry level which is what this is (removing USB hub, card reader, ports, etc so it's just a good IPS with 3 ports), and the higher end ones which are the U2410 as the last gen or U2413 as current (http://www.dell.com/ed/business/p/dell-u2413/pd). Either of those are the replacement for you 2408 or my 2407. The 2412M is not the replacement for them, but is a new product line essentially.

DisgruntledVirus
07-14-2013, 09:22 AM
They've really neutered their ultrasharps haven't they. I have a U2408 and I use the card reader and HDMI all the time. It's great for my PS3. The component inputs have been useful a few times too.

They just split the line into two branches. The entry level which is what this is (removing USB hub, card reader, ports, etc so it's just a good IPS with 3 ports), and the higher end ones which are the U2410 as the last gen or U2413 as current (http://www.dell.com/ed/business/p/dell-u2413/pd). Either of those are the replacement for you 2408 or my 2407. The 2412M is not the replacement for them, but is a new product line essentially.

drinkmorejava
07-14-2013, 11:33 AM
They just split the line into two branches. The entry level which is what this is (removing USB hub, card reader, ports, etc so it's just a good IPS with 3 ports), and the higher end ones which are the U2410 as the last gen or U2413 as current (http://www.dell.com/ed/business/p/dell-u2413/pd). Either of those are the replacement for you 2408 or my 2407. The 2412M is not the replacement for them, but is a new product line essentially.

Good to hear

Brainonska511
07-14-2013, 01:50 PM
Tempting. I have an older Samsung 22" 1920x1080 display - it's been fine though, so I'm probably not ready to drop $250 on a new monitor yet...

Corporate Thug
07-14-2013, 01:59 PM
wow, IPS prices are really dropping. I wonder if Dell is feeling some heat from monoprice and the korean manufacturers

Staples
07-14-2013, 02:38 PM
Does it have much bleeding? Tempting to replace my 5 year old 2209wa.

Funny that your current monitor is a 2209wa because that is what my second screen is. I'd say they are pretty comparable and the color can be tuned to be almost the same. The biggest difference is the 2412m is much much brighter at 100% but you can tune them to look equal. As far as bleeding, I have never noticed any. If there is any, it must be pretty minor because I used to notice it on some of my previous backlit LCDs.

This is of course an LED.

v_in_sf
07-14-2013, 05:31 PM
Anyone have any opinions on getting 2 of these vs. 1 of the U2713HMs? I've been thinking about both options. Usually doing one of the following scenarios:

- Movies + e-mail/web browsing
- Gaming
- Occasional programming

Thanks!

DisgruntledVirus
07-14-2013, 06:40 PM
wow, IPS prices are really dropping. I wonder if Dell is feeling some heat from monoprice and the korean manufacturers

This also could be clearing out an old rev or they could be bringing a replacement model out soon cleaning out some inventory.

Anyone have any opinions on getting 2 of these vs. 1 of the U2713HMs? I've been thinking about both options. Usually doing one of the following scenarios:

- Movies + e-mail/web browsing
- Gaming
- Occasional programming

Thanks!

2x 1920x1200=3840x1200
1x 2560x1440

So you get some more vertical, but lose horizontal. If you watch a movie+browse the web then I'd go for 2 monitors over 1. For gaming I'd go 1 over dual. For programming I'd go for 2 over 1 (more real estate is beneficial from my experience). So for those 3 situations I'd go with 2 monitors in the majority of situations.

Fayd
07-14-2013, 07:52 PM
This also could be clearing out an old rev or they could be bringing a replacement model out soon cleaning out some inventory.



2x 1920x1200=3840x1200
1x 2560x1440

So you get some more vertical, but lose horizontal. If you watch a movie+browse the web then I'd go for 2 monitors over 1. For gaming I'd go 1 over dual. For programming I'd go for 2 over 1 (more real estate is beneficial from my experience). So for those 3 situations I'd go with 2 monitors in the majority of situations.

some games (supreme commander?) do well with multiple monitors.

Sunrise089
07-15-2013, 07:15 PM
I have this display, and as someone with less-than-perfect vision and who reads/works with lots of text I've been very happy. IMHO it's just a matter of whether 16:10 is a good or bad thing for each user. For me it's a very very good thing.

GoodRevrnd
07-15-2013, 07:31 PM
Is this worth moving to from a U2410? I got the impression the U2410 probably has better color accuracy, but is this better in latency or any other features? I'd be moving from a U2410 and some old 1680x1050 Viewsonic to two of these.

Pheran
07-15-2013, 07:51 PM
This deal is now available at Amazon (http://redirect.anandtech.com/r?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FDell-UltraSharp-U2412M-LED-Monitor%2Fdp%2FB005JN9310%2F&user=u00000687) as well!

Lanyap
07-15-2013, 09:27 PM
This deal is now available at Amazon (http://redirect.anandtech.com/r?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FDell-UltraSharp-U2412M-LED-Monitor%2Fdp%2FB005JN9310%2F&user=u00000687) as well!

Based on some of the review comments it appears that the Amazon version does not come with a service tag so it makes it difficult to get service if you need it.

DisgruntledVirus
07-15-2013, 09:45 PM
Is this worth moving to from a U2410? I got the impression the U2410 probably has better color accuracy, but is this better in latency or any other features? I'd be moving from a U2410 and some old 1680x1050 Viewsonic to two of these.

The u2410 is the professional level of Dell's 24 inch Ultrasharp line. It's designed for image pros, graphic artists, photogs, etc. So it has great color accuracy, usb hub, flash card reader, and multiple ports. The 2412 is, as I mentioned earlier, the cheaper version that gives you an IPS and basic connectivity. No bells and whistles.

Now 2 of the same monitor are better than two different ones.

a15g
07-15-2013, 09:52 PM
This is a nice price, however I do feel that prices for IPS panel monitors are coming down.. I'll pass and wait for it to hit $229 or something :P

I bought mine last time for around $251 after tax and everything from Dell last time. Got rid of it because I thought I wouldn't need it, biggest mistake ever.

For anyone concerned about defective or dead pixels, dell will take care of it for you.. There CS is on top.

Staples
07-15-2013, 11:45 PM
Keep the 2410
The panel is technically superior to this one and has lots more connectors.

kmmatney
07-16-2013, 02:23 AM
I've been using one of these everyday at work for quite some time. Great colors, good viewing angles, and excellent black levels. I really like having the extra vertical pixels as well, and the stand is also very nice. You can't go wrong at this price.

JBT
07-17-2013, 08:40 AM
Really tempting. My second monitor is an old 19" Samsung. It is sooo small... Then my wife is using a 2405 which is still REALLY nice but I think it could go at anytime because its so old lol.

Brainonska511
07-17-2013, 04:34 PM
Based on some of the review comments it appears that the Amazon version does not come with a service tag so it makes it difficult to get service if you need it.

Sounds like that's a problem with buying Dell monitors from a reseller. You see similar comments on Newegg.

Piano Man
07-18-2013, 02:07 PM
FYI, I just got my 2 from Amazon and they are both Rev A00.