Dell has released a new monitor, which goes against the usual 16:9 TN panels released in the $300 price range. They have released a 16:10 1920*1200 6 bit S-IPS panel, which is indeed a rarity at this price. But have they sacrificed too much in cutting the costs?

Chris Heinonen at AnandTech has done an excellent and extensive review of the monitor, and it seems like Dell has a winner on their hands. He did not find any glaring faults, and he found it be an excellent overall monitor.

Here are the full list of specifications :

Dell U2412M Specifications
Video Inputs D-sub, DVI, DisplayPort
Panel Type eIPS
Pixel Pitch 0.27 mm
Colors 16.7 Million (6-bit with A-FRC)
Brightness 300 nits
Contrast Ratio 1000:1 (Typical)
Response Time 8ms GTG
Viewable Size 24″
Resolution 1920×1200
Viewing Angle 178 H, 178 V
Backlight LED
Power Consumption (operation) 38W
Power Consumption (standby) Not Listed
Screen Treatment Anti-Glare with Hard Coat 3H
Height-Adjustable Yes, 4.5″ of adjustment
Tilt Yes
Pivot Yes
Swivel Yes
VESA Wall Mounting Yes, 100mm VESA
Dimensions w/ Base (WxHxD) 20.22″ x 21.89″ x 7.10″
Weight 8.73 lbs. without stand
Additional Features 4 port USB Hub, Power Management Software
Limited Warranty 3 Years
Accessories Power Cable, DVI Cable, USB Cable, VGA Cable

Read the full review at AnandTech, and beware, like all their other reviews, it is long.