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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  • DParadoxx - Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - link

    Finally a 16:10 review, but its eIPS.... no thanks. Reply
  • piroroadkill - Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - link

    That's what keeps the cost down.

    You knew it was e-IPS before you clicked, I'd wager, and this is just trolling.

    I have a U2410 myself, but that doesn't mean this monitor is bad for the price, by any stretch of the imagnation.
  • DParadoxx - Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - link

    I'm not trolling. I'm trying to get reviews of quality monitors. Reply
  • tech6 - Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - link

    Try this
  • xenol - Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - link

    And I want review of quality products, so that my problems reduce to "which 9/10 product do I want?" Reply
  • Death666Angel - Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - link

    eIPS is plenty good enough for most (gamers, internet users, occasional movies watchers). I'd wager that IPS or -VA with WCG backlight are only needed for a very small minority. And to say that eIPS cannot be a quality monitor is pretty ignorant as well. Reply
  • toyotabedzrock - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - link

    Or perhaps you are slightly color blind.

    I hate 6 bit monitors they wash out gradients.
  • ImSpartacus - Thursday, March 1, 2012 - link

    You're spoiled. Reply
  • choirbass - Saturday, March 3, 2012 - link

    To an extent I would have to agree. If you really want better, you really shouldn't have much of a problem with paying however much more to get just that. Reply
  • Earballs - Thursday, March 1, 2012 - link

    Needs to be 120hz to excite the gamer market IMO, but that's just me speaking from my own demographic. Reply

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