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Dell U2410 vs. 2412m?

Poll Results: U2410 or 2412m?

 
  • 41% (10)
    U2410
  • 58% (14)
    2412m
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post #1 of 18
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Hey guys,

I'm gearing up for a change in monitor, and have been particularly interested in dell's well known U2410 IPS monitor. That is, until the new Dell 2412m came out.

2412m
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=320-2676&baynote_bnrank=1&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch

U2410
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-8277&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch

My first reaction was to buy the 2412m, because it is about $100 cheaper than the U2410, and it is a newer monitor. That said, it looks like the U2410 has a slightly better response time. I will be gaming, so that may be important. I also tend to watch BR quality videos, If that helps.

What do you think? U2410 or 2412?
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post #2 of 18
The U2410 is supposed to be the better monitor on paper. U2410 has 8-bit color H-IPS panel where as the U2412 has a slightly cheaper 6-bit color E-IPS panel. I have not seen the U2412 in person so I cannot help you there.
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post #3 of 18
Yeah, if you have the money, go with the U2410.
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post #4 of 18
There is a large and informative thread on the 2412M at Hardocp I recommend reading. I had a U2410 before I sent it back to get a U3011 and it was very nice all around while I had it. You can't tweak the color settings in any of the modes, especially sRGB so picky color accurassy peeps don't like that lack of a feature. It also has had many issues with tinting on the panels, but my version was an A05 and was real good no dead pixesl or BLB, other then what looked like some slight yellow tinting I couldn't get rid of which was a bit annoying on white backgrounds

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1615513

Essentially, if you have no desire or need for wide gamut colors from aRGB mode for photo's and editing and as many inputs, get the 2412M and save some money.

As far as 8bit vs 6bit, according to tests, unless your real anal with dither, gradients and color accuraccy, you can't tell the difference on the 2412M vs the U2410. Due to LED lighting, the contrast and blacks are also better apparently
Edited by 1ceTr0n - 8/6/11 at 1:30pm
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post #5 of 18
in windows the highter value displayed is 8 bit, the 10bit of u2410 is useless in windows, only with special software.
but u2412m have better contrast ratio and seem less ag coating than u2410.
for the price u2412m is better.
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by senna89;14489474 
in windows the highter value displayed is 8 bit, the 10bit of u2410 is useless in windows, only with special software.
but u2412m have better contrast ratio and seem less ag coating than u2410.
for the price u2412m is better.

pretty sure the u2410 is 8 bit and the 2412m is 6 bit, there are not many 10 bit panels out there

overall the u2410 is a better monitor but the 2412m is cheaper

my U2311H's were 6 bit and still were a nice step up over my old TN panels. If you got the $100 might as well go for the u2410 but if you are on a budget the 2412m will be fine
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post #7 of 18
I would say get the 2412m and call it a day. Unless your doing graphical work.
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by senna89;14489474 
in windows the highter value displayed is 8 bit, the 10bit of u2410 is useless in windows, only with special software.
but u2412m have better contrast ratio and seem less ag coating than u2410.
for the price u2412m is better.


U2410 is 8bit, not 10
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post #9 of 18
I have the U2410 its an awesome monitor. I have seen the U2412 and it is also a awesome monitor. You can't go wrong with either. It just depends if you want to spend $300 or $500 :-)
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Freezebyte;14490606 
U2410 is 8bit, not 10

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