Dell has been making great strides in the display market for years, now. In fact, their displays are commonly accepted to be of sufficient quality to rival Apple’s own IPS monitors, popular in the design fields. Many users who buy an Apple laptop or desktop will often then surf over to Dell’s website and pick up a couple of the manufacturer’s IPS displays. Often, they use the same panels that Apple does, but change the electronics and envelope.
The new UltraSharp U2412M continues the trend, offering customers an affordable alternative to some companies’ high-priced IPS options. The U2412M brings a 24-inch panel to bear, filled with 1920×1200 – not 1920×1080 – pixels of resolution. It’s covered with a 3H anti-glare coating.
These are driven by an array of LED backlights, and the IPS panels mean an exquisite 178 degree viewing angle both horizontally and vertically. Don’t worry about hooking things up, either – Dell threw in DVI-D, DisplayPort and VGA adapters, as well as a few more USB 2.0 ports for good measure.
- Panel size: 24 inches
- Resolution: 1920×1200 pixels
- Panel type: IPS (In-plane switching)
- Refresh rate: 60 Hz
- Contrast ratio (static): 1000:1
- Contrast ratio (dynamic): 2,000,000:1
- Brightness: 300 cd/m2
- Reponse time: 8ms (grey-to-grey)
- Viewing angles (horizontal): 178º
- Viewing angles (vertical): 178º
- Power draw (typical): 38W
- Power draw (maximum): 72W
- Video ports: DVI-D, VGA, DisplayPort
- Other ports: 4x USB 2.0
- Dimensions: 20.22 x 21.89 x 7.10 inches (HxWxD)
- Weight: 8.73 pounds
The new professional display is available now from Dell.com; the MSRP is $399.