Dell U2412M Color Uniformity and Gamut

Of course if only the center of the panel looks good, it’s going to make images look bad with color shifting and other undesirable results. Taking a set of nine measurements around the screen lets us evaluate the screen uniformity.

LCD Color Uniformity

There is a bit of a shift around the screen that is most noticeable in the corners and with the grayscale. The average dE for all the measurements manages to stay below 3, but all the blue swatches stay above 3 across the display. At a couple locations certain colors manage to rise above 3, but for the most part it is just blue. The rise in the grayscale is the most noticeable thing, which is what causes the high average dE results in the corners.

LCD Color Quality

The Dell has around 70% of the AdobeRGB colorspace, which is close to the sRGB standard. We expected this as our blue dE values were so high and if we could do more than 70% of the AdobeRGB gamut we would see more accurate results there. However, I don’t think anyone considering the U2412M with it's high blue dE values will reject it because of its slightly smaller than sRGB gamut.


Dell U2412M Color Quality Dell U2412M Brightness and Contrast


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  • Finraziel - Friday, March 02, 2012 - link

    Perhaps if all you do on that screen is play games, yes... Personally, I'd LOVE 120 hz, I can often still see chopping at 60hz and hate it. But, so far, getting a 120hz monitor means you have to compromise at just about everything else. I also hate the colourshifts in TN screens and I do other stuff on my system as well for which I really don't want to go to a 1080p screen (yes, I'd miss those 120 lines). If anything, if I'm buying a new screen, I want more desktop space, not less.
    Maybe new display technologies will make it possible to offer 120 hz at higher resolutions and better display quality. Until then I guess I'll stick with my old dell 2405FPW...
  • T2k - Thursday, March 01, 2012 - link

    You must be blind. Reply
  • Sabresiberian - Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - link

    This IS a review of a quality monitor. It might not fit your needs, but it is above any TN screen, and priced in the ballpark of the best of those. It isn't intended to be the best out there, but provide a decent 16:10 at a relatively low price point. reviews a wide variety of monitor qualities, if you think they just do low-quality monitors you must have just started reading here and need to learn how to look up past articles. It's not hard.

  • toyotabedzrock - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - link

    He/She wasn't attacking anantech.

    And this screen is not much better than a TN monitor except in viewing angles.
  • seapeople - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - link

    Wow, you screen snobs are getting overbearing. Reply
  • SlyNine - Thursday, March 08, 2012 - link

    Yea, because saying this screen isn't much better then a TN monitor makes him a screen snob...

    You don't own a Dell U2412M by any chance do you ?
  • DarkUltra - Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - link

    It should have said so in the header. Now it says only IPS which is misleading, aka getting more hopeful visitors. Reply
  • Visual - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - link

    Totally agree, calling eIPS IPS is downright lieing to your readers. Reply
  • Tetracycloide - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - link

    Panel Type eIPS

    What are you on about exactly?
  • Visual - Thursday, March 01, 2012 - link

    Article title. Reply

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