Discussion in 'Hardware' started by penryn 2 hertz, 28 Oct 2013.
Help needed looking for the above have £200 to spend?. Have no idea about makes models...
A Dell U2312HM fits the bill nicely and is ~£40 under budget.
Dell UltraSharp U2312HM
What if I tell you that there is a monitor that is better than the U2312HM from Dell?
Check out the Dell P2314H or P2414H. Both are 1080p monitor, IPS panel, yes sir, same warranty as the U series model (3 years, 0 bright/stuck pixel, and 6 or more dead pixels)
Same inputs: DVI, VGA and DisplayPort, 4x USB 2.0 hub, fully adjustable, exactly the same thing.
So what has changed?
- Different LG eIPS panel that does not have the production issues that the U2312HM has/had.
- No PWM to control the back light, meaning no headache after prologue usage if you are sensitive to this (you don't want PWM controlled backlight, you want an actual dimming circuit, which is what you get with the above model)
- Improve anti-glare coating, where you don't have any cross hatch visible at angles
- No backlight bleeding which is expected on the U2312HM at the bottom right corner of the screen
To me it looks like the the U2312HM will be phased out entirely, and moved with the new version on the P series. That would make more sense, as the U2312HM never really fitted the UltraSharp series. The only reason why the U2412HM is there, is because it's 16:10, but beside that, it doesn't much fit due to the lower build quality and feature that you normally have from the UltraSharp series.
Anyway, here is an in-depth monitor review:
Oh! The P2414H and the P2314H are brand new models, so if you don't see it now available, wait for a 1-2 weeks, it should show up... at least on Dell website.
There is also the old favourite of the U2412M. Though at £220 it's a touch over budget and it's 1920x1200 rather than 1080.
Dunno how it stacks up against the 2 models GB refers to though...
EDIT: Again can't speak for the other models but the U2412M, while displayport compatible, doesn't come with a displayport cable [at least neither of the ones i've had came with one]...
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