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Dell U2410 vs Dell U2412M vs Dell 2312HM

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Which Dell Monitor should I go with? I'm pretty much set on going with a Dell monitor now, as I like the design and ergonomics of their monitors.

All 3 are pretty much within my budget, but the U2410 is pretty expensive for me, but if it has benefits worth the price tag, then by all means I'll go with it.

Any input will be appreciated.

Thanks,

-SK
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What sort of things do you do on your computer?


out of all these, if you are a casual gamer and browser and watch movies and TV shows etc, I'd recommend the u2412m.

If you do photo/video editing, I'd recommend the u2410.

The u2312hm only if you are on a budget. Mainly because those extra pixels make the others worth it.
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U2410. If you do any photography work or, in some cases, GUI development, you will see the profound benefits of this screen. Do not go with the other two listed (the LED variants). Though there are some minor benefits to LED, the colors are not as 'vivid' as advertised, and the screens are somewhat dim.
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I'll mainly be doing gaming, but I'm a Software Engineer, so I may be doing some graphic design/GUI development/Web Development.

So your saying, if I have enough money, I should go with the U2410?
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Having owned both and now a new U2412M owner, I have to say the U2410 is worth the cost if

A: You want Adobe RGB wide gamut color spectrum vs sRGB only with U2412M
B: More inputs. HDMI, component, dual DVI, Display port, VGA
C: Color accurasy due to 10 bit panel and CCFL lighting
D: Ability to final tweak color specrums

However, the U2410 does suffer from seriuos quality control issues, mostly tinting. Mine had bad tinting that made white backgrounds look yellow and it drove me nuts and I had to send it back. My U3011 wasn't any better. My U2412M is perfect other then some backlight bleeding in the upper left corner which I have a replacement coming for. Beyond that, the colors are really sharp and "pop" out, even in standard mode. Whites look awesome, and I had to crank the brightness way down cause those LED's really put out the light

It also lights up to full warmth within seconds where as the U2410 took a bit, and the U3011 took nearly an hour at times.

I've seen no ghosting in any of my games so far, UK2004 to TF2. Starcraft 2 and Crysis look incredible on this monitor, it puts my old Viewsonic 20" to utter shame.

For real complete look into the U2412M vs U2410, read this thread and pay attention to 10e's posts, he's awesome

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1615513&page=9

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Edited by 1ceTr0n - 9/25/11 at 11:15am
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Originally Posted by SerenityKill3r;15061097 
I'll mainly be doing gaming, but I'm a Software Engineer, so I may be doing some graphic design/GUI development/Web Development.

So your saying, if I have enough money, I should go with the U2410?

Yes, but see the above post for known issues. I have never had a tinting issue, but I have a late date revision model. As a side note, I used LED screens in grad school and quickly got rid of them.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by SerenityKill3r;15061097 
I'll mainly be doing gaming, but I'm a Software Engineer, so I may be doing some graphic design/GUI development/Web Development.

So your saying, if I have enough money, I should go with the U2410?

In my opinion if you are doing GUI and web development, you should go with a standard gamut (sRGB) screen whether U2412M or U2312HM. I would prefer the U2412M for more vertical pixels but that's just me.

The U2410 is a nice screen, but if you want to use it in Adobe RGB mode, whatever you are developing better be in a color-managed environment/workflow to give you an idea of what images will look like on standard sRGB screens. Otherwise everything will be strongly over saturated. Vivid is fine, but vivid is not necessarily accurate. You will absolutely have to load up an ICM profile into whatever color-managed app you are using or make sure you are loading it up into your O/S for the U2410.

There is an sRGB mode, but while it tends to be factory calibrated, the issue is that the gamut is not limited to exacting sRGB primaries so you get some oversaturation of the red and blue primaries and under-saturation of the green primary. I had a U2711 and while I very much liked the screen, this bothered me. Out of the wide gamut screens that have an sRGB mode, only NEC and Eizo make screens that properly emulate sRGB red/green/blue primaries to effectively limit over-saturation of colors. The Dell mode is a good solution, but far from perfect.

The other issue with both the U2410 and its twin brother, the Asus PA246Q, is that their custom color/six-axis modes are basically useless, so if you want to use a colorimeter like a Spyder3 or I1D2 to calibrate them with an ICM profile, you will have to limit yourself to sRGB, Standard, or sRGB modes and you will have to rely on an ICM profile with color adjustments to get your color temperature right.

Remove these headaches, go with an sRGB screen. U2412M or U2312HM. Don't worry about backlighting, it's not an issue. W-LED screens now cover the sRGB color space almost perfectly. Wide gamut is a neat idea, but effectively still not properly implemented especially for Windows and Linux.

For gaming, the U2412M is better than the U2410. Less input lag, more responsive, though with slightly stronger reverse ghosting in cherry-picked tests, but not apparent at all during gaming.
Edited by 10e - 9/25/11 at 5:08pm
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Hi, I'm new to the high end monitor market and I'm looking for a new 23/24 inch (would consider bigger) monitor for working from home. I'm a Web developer so I will be spending a lot of time developing on it which would include front end graphic interfaces. I will also be spending time watching films/shows on the new screen. I was previously convinced to go for the Dell U2410 but with the newer models available I'm unsure of which would be the best option. I often work late and long hours so I would like to invest in a high quality monitor to make it as easy and user friendly as possible for me to work with. Any recommendations or advice would really help.

Thanks!
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I would not consider U2410 unless doing professional graphics, you're not going to need wide gamuts for anything else really. Go for U2412M if you want the 16:10 and extra pixels, or U2312HM 16:9 if you'll be mostly doing gaming and movies and don't want to spend too much on a monitor. There's not a lot more other people can say, it's up to you to decide what you want. And live with the consequences. wink.gif
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post #10 of 14
Just bought a U2410. Real excited!

Ultimately the U2412M and the U2312HM weren't options for me because I didn't want the lower quality 6-bit panel, and the color-blocking WLED backlight.
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