All of Dell’s recent product launches have been in Asia, rather than the United States, and this new display is no different. The Ultrasharp U2410 is an IPS-based display from Dell featuring a full 16:10 1920×1200 resolution. It’s pretty interesting that Dell decided to go with a 16:10 aspect ratio rather than a 16:9 ratio in which the majority of new monitors are coming. While manufacturers are saying the switch is to “standardize product lines”, several reps have told us that not only does it let display makers ride the wave of HDTV 1080p marketing, but that the process is more cost effective, allowing them to get more displays out of one piece of mother glass.
While Dell’s new U2410 is being introduced in Japan, there’s little doubt that it’ll arrive on these shores before too bringing with it all of the benefits and negatives associated with traditional IPS-based monitors: 178 degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, exceptional color reproduction, and a high sticker price. Dell claims that the U2410 will have a dynamic contrast ratio of 80000:1 (1000:1 contrast ratio) as well as a 6ms grey-to-grey (GTG) response time. The new monitor will completely saturate the NTSC color gamut, clocking in at 110%, as well as offering 100% of the sRGB color space and 96% of the AdobeRGB mode.
There are a delightful number of inputs on the rear, including a memory card reader, four USB2.0 ports, DisplayPort, HDMI, two DVI ports, VGA, component and even composite video. The stand allows for tilt, swivel, panel rotation and height adjustment. One very cool feature the U2410 offers IT administrators is its remote control capabilities. Once properly deployed, sysadmins can remotely control the monitor’s brightness, as well as turn it on and off. This can provide significant power savings, when considering the company as a whole.
If you’re in Japan, you can get this monitor today for a little over 72000 yen, or around $750. No doubt it’ll be a little more affordable when it lands on this side of the ocean, and if so, HP’s L2475w may have a fight on its hands.