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Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" Monitor + Dell 3 Year Warranty $249.00

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Update: Deal back on & URL updated. There's no indication when the deal expires now either.

First post so bear with me. I picked up a bundle from the most recent U2412M sale (2 for $578.19) which came to $290 each and was forced to pick up two. Now it's a single one for $249 with Free Shipping which is not historically the lowest, but is still a great price.

Product Details:

Enjoy widescreen performance, any way you want it. With a 24" 16:10 panel, IPS technology and LED backlight, the U2412M provides a brilliant view, plus amazing adjustability to suit any style.

Powerful: Experience IPS technology, featuring a wide viewing angle with high-quality color representation for a peerless viewing experience.

Flexible: Pick the view that works best for you with an almost unlimited range of tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments.

Customizable: Change your energy usage settings, text brightness and color temperature with the touch of a button to help conserve energy with this eco-designed arsenic-free and mercury-free panel.

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  • +7 votes

    Great price for the best monitor God ever invented.

    He should ban 16:9 displays…

  • +1 vote

    Is it 6 bit + FRC? e-IPS?

    At this price, I have to assume it is.

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    I can't seem to find any info in regards to warranty on the ebay page…

    Is this with the 3 years warranty or 1 year?

    • +1 vote

      Yeah sorry that's why I was a little vague in the title. I've already submitted a question and I was intending to edit it when I received a reply.

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        it says under the title,
        Genuine Warranty from Dell

        Would that be the 3 years?

      • +9 votes
        Hi - I asked the question last night and got a response this morning:

        Dear [ ],

        Thank you for your email.

        The Warranty and the unit sold here is exactly the same as per the DELL site.

        The Warranty is 3-Year Advanced Exchange4 Service and Premium Panel Guarantee.

        Kind Regards,

        David
        Dell_Australia
        http://stores.ebay.com.au/Official-Dell-Australia-Store

        • dell_australia
        • -1 vote

          They lie…

          http://accessories.ap.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=au&l...

          More than double the price.

          [EDIT: my maths failed - nearly double the price.]

          Is this a genuine Dell Ebay account?

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          Given that the order and customer number they provided me (a few hours ago) works on www.dell.com, I'm going to say this is the genuine Dell AU eBay account.

          From the order details page on dell.com:

          Dell(TM) UltraSharp U2412M 24 Monitor with LED
          Status: Order Received
          Estimated Delivery Date: 20/06/2014
          Status History
          Order Date: 11/06/2014

          What is included with this order?

          Quantity Item Number Description
          1 230-12093 Dell(TM) UltraSharp U2412M 24 Monitor with LED
          1 200-89879 U14U2412MAU
          1 990-11596 Monitor Handling & Insurance Charges REL(Australia)/24FP
          1 754-12531 Standard Warranty
          1 754-12545 # Year 2 to 3 Premium Panel Warranty, Advance Exchange (Next Business Day)
          1 754-12563 3 Years Premium Panel Warranty, Advance Exchange (Next Business Day)
          1 685-11921 Future Technical Support

        •  

          Okay, it's genuine. But you see it's not the same price, yeah?

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          He didn't say it was the same price though… Just that it's the same unit and same warranty…

          That's what makes this a bargain.

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          Ohhhh I misunderstood. All good then.

    • +1 vote

      let me know if I have this wrong.. but the new 2011 Australian Consumer Law would suggest that this monitor (bought from this oz shop) might be covered for.. well.. it "depends" but maybe 3 years anyway..

      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-06-07/broken-but-out-of-warr...

      •  

        That's very true, the company known it but not many consumers does … they just … consumes things.

  •  

    http://www.adorama.com/DEU2412.html
    Almost the same price if you miss this sale

  • +4 votes

    No HDMI, if I'm reading this right.

  • +2 votes

    Is the seller Dell themselves? If so is it pretty much the same as purchasing from the Dell website (ie. Same terms and conditions)?

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      [From my comment above - I can't confirm on the terms and conditions part, but I assume it is the same since my order is now on www.dell.com]

      Given that the order and customer number they provided me (a few hours ago) works on www.dell.com, I'm going to say this is the genuine Dell AU eBay account.

      From the order details page on dell.com:

      Dell(TM) UltraSharp U2412M 24 Monitor with LED
      Status: Order Received
      Estimated Delivery Date: 20/06/2014
      Status History
      Order Date: 11/06/2014

      What is included with this order?

      Quantity Item Number Description
      1 230-12093 Dell(TM) UltraSharp U2412M 24 Monitor with LED
      1 200-89879 U14U2412MAU
      1 990-11596 Monitor Handling & Insurance Charges REL(Australia)/24FP
      1 754-12531 Standard Warranty
      1 754-12545 # Year 2 to 3 Premium Panel Warranty, Advance Exchange (Next Business Day)
      1 754-12563 3 Years Premium Panel Warranty, Advance Exchange (Next Business Day)
      1 685-11921 Future Technical Support

  • -1 vote

    +ve for 16:10
    -ve for 6bit

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      Can your eye tell the difference between a 6bit and 10bit screen without putting them side by side? and even then you may have trouble telling the difference.

      • +1 vote

        The only people looking for 10bit panels are professionals, who need the screen to look as close to prints as possible. Consumer graphics cards can't output in 10bit.

        6bit and 8bit is a different story..

        • +2 votes

          They can output 10bit, it has only been a driver limitation. The latest AMD driver enables it(plus adds support for mixed resolution Eyefinity).

          http://www.anandtech.com/show/8058/amd-catalyst-146-beta-dri...

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          It has always been a driver limitation. The main difference between consumer and pro cards cards are the drivers.

          Good on AMD for adding the support. As a designer that's the only thing I needed from a workstation card. Now I can have the best of both worlds!

        • -1 vote

          Understood that 10bit panels are what professionals want.
          However can a professional even tell the difference?

          Obviously you can tell the difference if you pixel peek, however human eyes can't pixel peek. I wonder to the human eye, can they actually differentiate between the 2.

        • +1 vote

          Yes you can, mainly in grayscale gradients. 8bit panel will exhibit very slight banding but 10bit will not.

          However images with even slight amount of noise, or dont have soft gradients will not show the limitations of 8bit.

          My planar and dell 8bit panels can easily be coaxed to demonstarate this limitation by seaching google "grayscale gradient" and magnifying the image to full screen.

  • +1 vote

    What is the historically lowest price then? $249 seems pretty cheap to me, deciding whether to pull the trigger on this or not.

  •  

    Thanks been waiting for a Dell deal

  •  

    Finally, a inexpensive quality screen with portrait function that I don't have to buy a VESA mount.

  •  

    Thanks OP bought 1 to try out. Over the next year or so I want to get another to run side by side for photoshop.

    I know I'll need a HDMI to DVI adapter, but what other cables do I need to run multiple monitors?

    Does anybody have experience connecting a Macbook Pro's (old gen ~ 2008) display to one of the monitors?

    •  

      Your MacBook Pro should have a straight dvi output. Should plug straight in for a single monitor. Not sure how a double would work.

  •  

    Thanks OP. Been looking for a bargain monitor for some time and decided to jump on this rather than waiting for some decent stuff popping up in Dell Outlet. 24" and 16:10 hit my soft spot!

  •  

    How do you think this Dell compares to HP ZR2440w? Which one would you choose?

    http://www.amazon.com/HP-ZR2440w-24-inch-Backlit-Monitor/dp/...

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      They are both IPS monitors, the only noticeable difference is probably going to be the stand, buttons on the monitor and whether the software in the monitor changes contrast well etc.

  • -3 votes

    3 reasons i never got this amazing screen, in order of importance:

    no 16:9 mode for my consoles
    everyone is moving away from pwm backlighting
    dell has improved their anti-glare coating

    if only they would make a new cheap 16:10!

    • +1 vote

      You can still run it in 16:9 mode. It has 1:1 scaling on the menu.

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        16:10, 4:3 and 5:4 are the available modes, unless they changed it?

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          I highly doubt it won't support 16:9 if it's a 1200p monitor. All Ultrasharp monitors have a scaling setting of 1:1, which should support any aspect ratio as long as the resolution is smaller than the monitor's resolution, which 1080p or 720p would be.

          Never mind what's listed in the specs. These things aren't always accurate.

          If it supports 4:3 and 5:4, why would it not support 16:9? There is nothing difficult about supporting that ratio when it can already do the non wide screens and 16:10. It would not take any extra work at all.

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          from reviews there is no 16:9 mode or 1:1 mode unless they added in on in later iterations.

          i agree that it doesn't make sense that it wasn't there in the first place, but the fact is they really weren't.

          can any owners pitch in?

          edit: 16:9 videos were stretched to fit, no idea if it's still the case but unless someone says it isn't i will assume that it is.

  •  

    I have this monitor and I love it. The size, aspect ratio, colour and off axis viewing are all excellent. 16:10 is so much better, two side by side PDF pages fit nicely on a screen and general work has so much more space. The occasional game has black bars (mostly indie console ports like Spelunky and Fez) but most do 16:10. I think I paid $280 for mine and I don't regret a cent of it.

  • -2 votes

    can i buy this and pay it tomorrow, i need an answer asap thanks :)

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      The 'buy it now' option requires you to pay straight away. I could not see an option to buy now and pay tomorrow. I suggest sending a message to the seller and asking for them to put one aside for you. Good luck :)

    • +1 vote

      Sale ends in 2 days

      You should be fine if you're able to pay tomorrow, unless they run out of stock which I don't think will happen.

    •  

      This forum is great, and everyone helps each other out but, seriously, some members are so lazy!

      1. Try to place an order
      2. If it requires immediate payment, which I expect it would, move to point three.
      3. Contact vendor

      Good luck though - see, still community spirit in action. Heh.

  • +1 vote

    Dell warranty is NOUSE to me, my 2409 never missed a beat in the past 6 years.

  •  

    Bought!! Thanks, OP.

  • +1 vote

    Any idea this compare to U2314M? I'll waiting for 14M deal which is 295 last time? Is it worth to buy the older version? Its 2014 now.

  •  

    Are there issues with dead pixels these days?
    I haven't purchased a monitor in 6 years.

    • +2 votes

      I'm sure there still are issues with dead pixels, but according to the Dell site, this monitor comes with:

      Premium Panel Guarantee:
      The Dell Premium Panel Guarantee allows free panel replacement during the Limited Hardware Warranty period if even one bright pixel defaults.

    •  

      These days I think it's a thing of the past. I've had many smartphones and tablets since buying my last monitor. Most of these have a far greater number of pixels than the monitor I bought, and never noticed a single faulty pixel. And I do look carefully for these things.

  •  

    Thanks OP, gonna buy one. Wish it had built-in speakers as they waste space on my desk, but what are ya gonna do.

    •  

      True - probably one of the key lacking features for the home user who may be trying to save some desk space.

      From memory, Dell carries a soundbar option that attaches to the bottom of the monitor (USB powered), but I think the better one only fits some of the newer monitor models.

      At the end of the day you're probably going to get superior sound performance from a modestly priced set of logitech speakers anyway.

    • +1 vote

      You can buy the Dell Sound Bar attachment. But as a rule, built in speakers are always poor in quality. Just put a pair behind the monitor and it won't take up any space that wouldn't be gone anyway.

    •  

      As previously mentioned, yeah Soundbars don't exactly have perfect audio, but they're a step up from my laptop speakers. I personally picked up an AX510 Sound Bar and it's perfectly compatible with it and isn't an eyesore.

  • +1 vote

    Top monitor - had mine about four months and absolutely love it. Great colours, contrast, and ratio is perfect.

    Would consider a second but I really don't require another!

  • +3 votes

    Thanks OP - was umm-ing and ahh-ing about the double deal not too long ago.
    Grabbed one of these now, so thanks.

    Remember to login to your velocity account and go to ebay through their store for 498 velocity points

  • +1 vote

    Thats a great price for that model. Its such a great monitor, I've had mine for about a year now and I'm extremely tempted to get another one.

    IMO the best 24inch monitor outside the 2560x1440 monitors, which are way more expensive

  •  

    Thanks bought one, just need a new monitor to replace my almost 10 years old Samsung 22" LCD.

  •  

    Can someone better than I at this techy stuff help me out?

    All the specs say that a better monitor is the ASUS VG278HE which can be found for similar-ish prices as the Dell…why does the Dell appear to be more popular?

    Are there known problems with the Asus?

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