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Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Dell UltraSharp U2412M

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90 Global Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Summary

The Dell UltraSharp U2412M is one of the sharpest 24-inch monitors available for the money, with great contrast and accurate color reproduction, not to mention wide viewing angles and a solid range of ports (including DVI, DisplayPort, VGA and five USB ports). The monitor has a sturdy base with full tilt, swivel and height-adjustment options, and you can switch from portrait to landscape orientation by turning the monitor, a feature we wish was available on more displays. While it lacks the memory card reader and HDMI port of the higher-end U2410, it also sells for $200 less, making it our all around top pick.
90 Global Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

80
naxop
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
vasart
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
krynsky
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
88
Average user Score
 
80
naxop
02.16.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
vasart
02.02.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
krynsky
10.15.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
Gofake1
09.04.13
Colors are very accurate, and there is fine-grained control for brightness and contrast. The build quality is pretty good for this price.
 
90
HiTek
04.08.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
roske
10.15.12
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
RedHatMatt
09.07.12
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
Fernandez21
07.28.12
I'm using this monitor as an external monitor for my 2011 Macbook Air 11", and it works great. I have an external hard drive, superdrive, and audio port hooked up to three of the USB ports on the monitor with a mini display port to display port cable for video, and apple bluetooth keyboard and mouse. So with just 3 cables (power adapter, mini display port, and USB) my Macbook Air goes from an ultra portable laptop to a full blown desktop. And with the Henge Dock, only have to dock my Air and plug in the power adapter and I'm done. Really love what this monitor has allowed me to do with my setup, at a fraction of the cost of the thunderbolt display apple sells.
 
80
davykiash
04.22.12
I like it and I find it very usable.
 
90
H3rBz
03.10.12
Incredible sharpness and decent colour reproduction. The 16:10 ratio is also great giving you more usable vertical space. Only complaint is the lack of HDMI port. This is a great monitor at a good price for those concerned with colour accuracy while on a budget. Photographers, graphic designers and video producers etc.

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