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Monitor: Dell U2410 24”

Tom's Hardware's 2011 Gift Guide: Part 2, Last-Minute Extras
By , Anthony Celeste

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Dell has emerged as one of our favorite monitor brands over the last few years, and it wasn’t an affection that we gave willingly. The company’s doldrums of a decade ago left us needing to be impressed, but the UltraSharp LCD series, with its IPS panels and stunning color accuracy, has done exactly that.

The U2410 is a luscious 24” widescreen (16:10) display with 1920x1200 native resolution and a specified 80 000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Dell lets the typical color gamut of 110% look its most riveting by being one of the few vendors that color calibrates its premium displays at the factory. Of course, you can still tweak colors or opt for preset modes. There are parameters for hue, gain, saturation, offset, and other variables. Also note that Dell has a zero defective pixel policy for this unit. The advance exchange warranty is good for three years.

Now, with so much hullaballoo about LED backlighting and its environmental benefits, you may be surprised to learn that the U2410 still uses CCFL tubes. This is why the monitor sports a 75 W normal power consumption. We would refer you back to our backlight comparison analysis published last May (CCFL Versus LED: Is There A Downside To Going Green?). With a 400 cd/m2 typical brightness, 1000:1 true contrast ratio, and 100% coverage of the sRGB color space, Dell has positioned this IPS display toward an audience that appreciates color accuracy. As we found, the accuracy of CCFL remains superior to today’s LCD implementations. It may be somewhat less dazzling at first glance, and the U2410’s 6 ms refresh time may strike some gamers as merely adequate, but for those who demand precision, the U2410 delivers. Support for VGA, DVI-D, DisplayPort, component, composite, HDMI, a media card reader, and integrated four-port USB 2.0 hub is merely decoration on the tree.

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    manu 11 , December 16, 2011 3:04 AM
    i am loving these articles!
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    JonnyDough , December 16, 2011 8:58 AM
    richboyliangomg more of those same hot girls!!!as usual, the one with the monitor is the best because she resembles mariah carey.blonde one is ok, redhead is too old.


    You must be in your teens. Not all readers here are kids you know...
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    JonnyDough , December 16, 2011 8:59 AM
    For future reference, we adults call them "women", not girls. ;) 
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    manu 11 , December 16, 2011 3:04 AM
    i am loving these articles!
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    joytech22 , December 16, 2011 3:28 AM
    The ZBox is the most promising item to me.
    Why? Because I can mount it on the back of the TV in the lounge for the family and stream my media files to it from my home server.

    I can then throw in an external BD drive and boom, fully capable home entertainment system, which is even capable of light gaming.

    Of course.. I'd reserve my gaming for my gaming rig! ;)  The Zbox would be for more family oriented games in the lounge.
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    richboyliang , December 16, 2011 4:05 AM
    omg more of those same hot girls!!!

    as usual, the one with the monitor is the best because she resembles mariah carey.

    blonde one is ok, redhead is too old.
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    richboyliang , December 16, 2011 4:14 AM
    the suggestive poses combined with the suspicious "xXx" on the Thecus network storage box....
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    Judguh , December 16, 2011 4:50 AM
    You can't tell me there's more.... reasonably priced items for the holidays here. :| ... unless you're getting a share of that dough for these ladies :p 
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    a4mula , December 16, 2011 5:14 AM
    Why recommend the u2410 when the u2412M can be had for half the price and has the same exact specs along with LED backlighting. The only loss is going from 100% sRGB to 98% sRGB and that's only important to a tiny fraction of users. The other advantage of the u2412M is that it doesn't suffer from pink tint that has plagued the u2410.
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    pharoahhalfdead , December 16, 2011 6:49 AM
    This was an article about electronics? I must have missed something. That's what I get for skipping all the words. Haha
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    kartu , December 16, 2011 7:57 AM
    Shameless sexism, eh?
    But I enjoy it too...
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    JonnyDough , December 16, 2011 8:58 AM
    richboyliangomg more of those same hot girls!!!as usual, the one with the monitor is the best because she resembles mariah carey.blonde one is ok, redhead is too old.


    You must be in your teens. Not all readers here are kids you know...
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    JonnyDough , December 16, 2011 8:59 AM
    For future reference, we adults call them "women", not girls. ;) 
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    SevWarfare , December 16, 2011 2:27 PM
    Didn't read a friggin' word.
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    mcd023 , December 16, 2011 2:44 PM
    man I really want that Dell monitor. 110% color gamut!!! (ok, really only 100% due to the signal, but hey, it can do it!).
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    Teeroy32 , December 16, 2011 3:36 PM
    What was this article about, I was only interested in the pictures, what the red heads too old, that poster must be 15 years old, all three of these lovely women are gorgeous, they should be in the "Girls of Geek" calender along with Nixie Pixel
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    ChromeTusk , December 16, 2011 4:40 PM
    Regarding the RC8, my only complaint is how easy it is to lose flash drives.
    Falcon's Icon2 reminds me of Silverstone's Raven series with much need improvements.
    The N5200XXX sound like a great addition (and I like the model's poses too :p )
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    rubix_1011 , December 16, 2011 4:58 PM
    The elves just don't stack up to the original Tom's Holiday elf...what's her name...Sarah? She was far and away the best.
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    Anonymous , December 16, 2011 6:14 PM
    La rubia me volvió loco, 10/10 recommended buy
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    jsc , December 17, 2011 2:25 AM
    JonnyDoughYou must be in your teens. Not all readers here are kids you know...

    No. Some of us like women.
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    mayankleoboy1 , December 17, 2011 3:07 AM
    second picture on Thecus N5200XXX is the best picture.
    saving to my PC....
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    Reynod , December 17, 2011 4:02 AM
    I want more articles like this one.

    In fact I demand that you do more articles like this one ... please?

    Can you please post a few more pictures of the Supertalent USB drive ... move the drive down a bit and zoom in ... its a bit fuzzy from here.


    If other users agree please rate my post up so the reviewers can guage interest in these products !!!


    :) 

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    RealityClash , December 17, 2011 6:35 AM
    The ginger one scares me...
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