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Keep or pass the Dell U2412M?

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Hi!

Now i've presently got the Dell U2312HM and totally satisfied with it. My friend is getting rid of his U2412M because he got the new 27 incher. He doesn't mind giving it to me for about $150.

Take it? or leave it? The monitor is just 7 months old. Will the 24" make that much of a difference?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by chip94 View Post

Hi!

Now i've presently got the Dell U2312HM and totally satisfied with it. My friend is getting rid of his U2412M because he got the new 27 incher. He doesn't mind giving it to me for about $150.

Take it? or leave it? The monitor is just 7 months old. Will the 24" make that much of a difference?

Thanks!

It won't make that much of a difference over your current monitor. However, that is a very good price and dual monitor set ups are always nice.
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It won't make that much of a difference over your current monitor. However, that is a very good price and dual monitor set ups are always nice.

I might strongly disagree with that statement, depending on your usage.
For example, if you don't care that much about vertical space, i.e. you mostly watch 16:9 movies/videos, pass it.

HOWEVER in gaming the difference is amazing! That is a 16:10 aspect ratio panel with a resolution of 1920x1200. The difference is just...too big to skip.
Also in almost every other aspect, the extra 120 vertical lines are a nice extra. For example, Office work; modeling; photo editing, etc. Even just multi-tasking having lots of windows open!
I happen to have a setup consisting of 2412 + 2311, so here, let me post this screenshot of my desktops, then you can compare the visible area (nevermind the stuff on the right display, just assume that one is yours and see what you'd miss).

big image (Click to show)
fa665f8b_9-9-201320-28-29.jpeg

TL;DR: I wouldn't skip it for the world, and it's worth every extra penny. But I game and multi-task a lot!
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Thanks for the input guys. I'm picking it up! rep+ biggrin.gif
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