24" Dell UltraSharp U2412M Widescreen IPS Monitor - Black £191.99 plus postage @ Aria Technology
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24" Dell UltraSharp U2412M Widescreen IPS Monitor - Black £191.99 plus postage @ Aria Technology

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Found 8th Oct 2012
Been keeping an eye on this monitor for ages, this is the lowest I've seen it (though probably been lower!), already taken the plunge! Also there is free delivery but I live in N.Ireland so no such bloody perks for us shmucks!

*Sorry, did a bit of digging (should have done so post posting) the free delivery doesn't apply to "superspecials"*
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What free delivery?

It costs £11.94 to UK mainland!
Edited by: "Glix" 8th Oct 2012
still a good deal. Been eyeing for a second Dell 24"
damn, I just ordered this monitor from Scan at £215 yesterday lol

But I got free delivery from Scan and if delivery really costs 11.94 from Aria then it would have only worked out about £10 diference, plus I prefer Scan so I dont regret it much tbh

this is still a good deal though, especially considering they are normally £230+
Love the 16:10 screen, 1920x1200 resolution. Bigger vertical resolution is the way to go.
Still no good for gaming tho :-(
1nsomniac

Still no good for gaming tho :-(



how so, input lag?
great find, 1920x1200 IPS rare treat
1nsomniac

Still no good for gaming tho :-(



Complete rubbish, it's a really quick IPS. I strongly recommend it, especially at this price.

The vertical display gimmick wears off quickly, but the stand is fantastic.
I still flip it round to play Visual Pinball on the odd occasion

24" / 16:10 is almost perfect for gaming, designing and browsing.
My only complaint? Paying £265 and seeing this price a year later.

Edited by: "MBeeching" 8th Oct 2012
Fantastic monitor, one of the very best.
I paid £400+ for my Dell Ultrasharp 24" IPS screen, 5 years ago. Still using it for large spreadsheets, etc. Very, very useful.
I should also add, if you go to 16:10 gaming you will discover an appreciation for the height of buildings.
Particularly noticeable in games like L4D2 and BF3. It's far more natural for the human eye.

Yes you will get black bars on films, but it's worth it.
Good price for a large IPS screen. Only 6-bit per colour though (my be important photo editing). I was choosing between this one and U2410 and went with the later one for its 8-bit per colour panel. A bit more expensive too. Frankly speaking it did not worth it - I would hardly be able to tell which shows a better picture.
Had one of these for a few months now and love it. Really like the 1920x1200 resolution, and the design is classic Dell with that lovely thin bezel (it's next to my old Dell 22" and both look great)

Good price, about £15 less than I paid, and there's no banding or discernible backlight bleed on mine (and I haven't spotted any dead pixels either).
Edited by: "techno12" 8th Oct 2012
please can anyone who owns one comment on the panel uniformity, is there any backlight bleed or white glow around edges? thanks
danilovesky

Good price for a large IPS screen. Only 6-bit per colour though (my be … Good price for a large IPS screen. Only 6-bit per colour though (my be important photo editing). I was choosing between this one and U2410 and went with the later one for its 8-bit per colour panel. A bit more expensive too. Frankly speaking it did not worth it - I would hardly be able to tell which shows a better picture.


True, U2410 is superior, and is considered one of the best monitors ever. It is double in price.
U2412 is enthusiast level, hence the price.
If you're buying from Aria you probably need to pay the 'pixel check tax' on top. They offer a paid for service to send you a monitor with no pixel defects. The problem is that all of the ones they find with defects remain in their stock, so if you don't pay for the service you have a higher chance of getting a monitor with defects than if you went elsewhere.
Splog

If you're buying from Aria you probably need to pay the 'pixel check tax' … If you're buying from Aria you probably need to pay the 'pixel check tax' on top. They offer a paid for service to send you a monitor with no pixel defects. The problem is that all of the ones they find with defects remain in their stock, so if you don't pay for the service you have a higher chance of getting a monitor with defects than if you went elsewhere.



Doesn't the Dell UltraSharp warranty render your argument null and void? Dell will swap it out if you find dead pixels. There's no need to pay Aria any more than the price of the monitor.
thewanted

Doesn't the Dell UltraSharp warranty render your argument null and void? … Doesn't the Dell UltraSharp warranty render your argument null and void? Dell will swap it out if you find dead pixels. There's no need to pay Aria any more than the price of the monitor.



Looking at the Dell forum, it takes 5-10 days for Dell to activate your warranty (because it didn't come direct from Dell). You then have to wait for dell to deliver/swap it (hassle) and hope you don't get another dud.

I'd rather buy from Amazon, which will have lower chances of getting one that's been opened and put back in the mix.
freezingheat

please can anyone who owns one comment on the panel uniformity, is there … please can anyone who owns one comment on the panel uniformity, is there any backlight bleed or white glow around edges? thanks



I do have some backlight bleed in one of the corners.
Never enough to bother me, but it's not perfect.
Just an FYI this monitor can't handle 1080p 16:9 inputs from ps3/xbox etc. properly - it will stretch it vertically to fill the screen rather than letterboxing. The HP zr2440w is an identical panel but does have the scaling hardware inplace if you need that. I have the HP and it's a fantastic monitor, so this should be as well if you don't need scaling.
MaximusRo

True, U2410 is superior, and is considered one of the best monitors ever. … True, U2410 is superior, and is considered one of the best monitors ever. It is double in price.U2412 is enthusiast level, hence the price.

I bought the U2410 fully fledged model with HDMI last month. I got it for £215 refurbished, and it's like brand new. Best decision ever!! Think the shop still has some left
loopetim

I bought the U2410 fully fledged model with HDMI last month. I got it … I bought the U2410 fully fledged model with HDMI last month. I got it for £215 refurbished, and it's like brand new. Best decision ever!! Think the shop still has some left



Would you mind sending me a link to the shop via private message please?
For anyone who may be pondering whether to order this from Aria. I ordered one of these from them yesterday afternoon, it arrived by City Link at 13.00 today in a "Dell" sealed box. Absolutely pristine, all fired up and going with no dead or stuck pixels!
So it didn't come off a pile of "pixel check" rejects.
With that in mind if you trawl some of the comments/queries on the Aria website regarding their "Pixel Check Service", they state that any found are moved to their "z-stock", which I understand is where they sell off opened box or returned items etc.
Just received mine from Scan about an hour ago!
Quality is outstanding, I have upgraded from a 22" Samsung 2232BW (Twisted Nematic)...

Great monitor!
kyousha86

Just received mine from Scan about an hour ago!Quality is outstanding, I … Just received mine from Scan about an hour ago!Quality is outstanding, I have upgraded from a 22" Samsung 2232BW (Twisted Nematic)...Great monitor!



Just be careful to fully extend the monitor before turning it to portrait mode.
(I lightly scratched the base within 5 minutes of unpacking).

Otherwise enjoy, it's a great monitor
Good offer but beware the hidden part of the "Pixel Check" offer. It means that if you don't pay it then you have a greater chance of getting dead/stuck pixels than from other suppliers. This is because the screens that are checked and have defects are returned to stock. It's a bit like the greengrocer that picks out all the good apples, leaving the bruised ones behind.
These screens are nice just a shame I don't like Dell
Neostar

These screens are nice just a shame I don't like Dell



I like their monitors. Just a shame my Lian Li case (stuffed with Seasonic and Noctua parts) is then fronted by a Dell logo
Edited by: "MBeeching" 10th Oct 2012
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