DELL UltraSharp 2412M
The DELL UltraSharp 2412M is an 24 inch LED backlit IPS monitor with a native resolution of 1900x1200 pixels, which gives a screen aspect ratio of 16:10.
The 2412M also has a good level of connectivity. With DisplayPort, DVI, and VGA connections for connecting to graphics cards, and both DisplayPort and DVI are HDCP compliant. However, there is no HDMI connector.
The 2412M also sports a 4 port USB2 hub, with 2 USB2 ports on the rear, and a further two on the left hand side of the screen, which Iâ€™m finding very useful for connecting a USB pen drive.
The mounting stand has an excellent range of adjustment, which covers the displays height, tilt and swivel. You can also rotate the display a full 90 degrees and use the 2412M is portrait mode.
Being LED backlit, the display runs very cool, and is also very energy efficient, consuming a maximum of 37 watts.The LED backlights also means the display is very slim.
With an IPS panel you would expect the UltraSharp 2412M to have good viewing angles, and it certainly doesnâ€™t disappoint in this department, as you can view the screen at some very steep angles without the display becoming washed out.
After calibrating the display, I have been using the 2412M for a few weeks now. Text is sharp and very easy to read, and pictures look fantastic, and Iâ€™m seeing colours that I didnâ€™t know existed when compared to my old Samsung LCD screen.
Despite the UltraSharp 2412M having an aspect ratio of 16:10, it has no problems at all in displaying 16:9 HD movies, where the picture quality is awesome, with dark blacks and vibrant colours, without ever becoming over-saturated.
Colour bleeding is just visible in the corners of the screen when the screen is filled with red (for example), but under normal operation and use, this isnâ€™t evident.
To sum up.
I like the DELL UltraSharp 2412M a lot.
Price: Around Â£300