DELL U2412M vs Samsung S27E390H

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Samsung S27E390H

Top Prices

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eBay
In stock (25 available)
Overstock
Adorama
Delivery unknown
In stock
Amazon US
Out of stock

Reasons For

5 Reasons For
15.6mm shorter Edit
The DELL U2412M has a height of 361.6mmmm, however the Samsung S27E390H is a 377.2mmmm tall PC monitor (15.6mm taller).
10% shallower Edit
DELL U2412M is 64.9mmmm deep. That's 5.9mm shallower than the Samsung S27E390H (70.8mmmm).
13% narrower Edit
The DELL U2412M has a width of 556mmmm, however the Samsung S27E390H is a 626mmmm wide PC monitor (70mm wider).
Available from 7 shops
The more stores stock this PC monitor, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
User reviews are better
The DELL U2412M has an average user review score of 93%, but the Samsung S27E390H has an average rating of 86% (based on 104 reviews).
6 Reasons For
3" bigger screen size Edit
The Samsung S27E390H is a 27"" PC monitor. That's 3" bigger than the DELL U2412M (27""). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

12.3mm bigger viewable height Edit
The Samsung S27E390H has a viewable height of 336.3mmmm, whereas the DELL U2412M is only a 324mmmm viewable height PC monitor (12.3mm smaller).
Bigger viewable width Edit
The Samsung S27E390H is a 597.9mmmm viewable width PC monitor. That's 79.5mm bigger than the DELL U2412M (597.9mmmm).
7.54cm bigger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung S27E390H is a 68.5cmcm display diagonal PC monitor. That's 7.54cm bigger than the DELL U2412M (68.5cmcm).
Vastly faster response time Edit
The Samsung S27E390H has a response time of 4msms, however the DELL U2412M is an 8msms response time PC monitor (4ms slower). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Significantly lower maximum power consumption Edit
The Samsung S27E390H is a 29WW maximum power consumption PC monitor. That's 43W lower than the DELL U2412M (29WW).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The DELL U2412M has a screen size of 24"", but the Samsung S27E390H is a 27"" PC monitor (3" bigger). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Smaller viewable height Edit
The DELL U2412M is a 324mmmm viewable height PC monitor. That's 12.3mm smaller than the Samsung S27E390H (336.3mmmm).
16% smaller viewable width Edit
The DELL U2412M has a viewable width of 518.4mmmm, however the Samsung S27E390H is a 597.9mmmm viewable width PC monitor (79.5mm bigger).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The DELL U2412M has a display diagonal of 60.96cmcm, but the Samsung S27E390H is a 68.5cmcm display diagonal PC monitor (7.54cm bigger).
50% slower response time Edit
The DELL U2412M is an 8msms response time PC monitor. That's 4ms slower than the Samsung S27E390H (4msms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Hugely higher maximum power consumption Edit
The DELL U2412M has a maximum power consumption of 72WW, but the Samsung S27E390H is a 29WW maximum power consumption PC monitor (43W lower).
Over two years older
The DELL U2412M is older than the Samsung S27E390H by two years.
6 Reasons Against
One less DVI port Edit
The Samsung S27E390H has DVI ports, however the DELL U2412M only has one DVI port.
5% taller Edit
Samsung S27E390H is 377.2mmmm tall. That's 15.6mm taller than the DELL U2412M (377.2mmmm).
A bit deeper Edit
The Samsung S27E390H is a 70.8mmmm deep PC monitor, whereas the DELL U2412M is a 64.9mmmm deep PC monitor (5.9mm shallower).
Wider Edit
Samsung S27E390H is 626mmmm wide. That's 70mm wider than the DELL U2412M (626mmmm).
Fewer sellers
The Samsung S27E390H is only stocked by 1 store, but the DELL U2412M is stocked by 8 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Samsung S27E390H is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the DELL U2412M is 93% (based on 480 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
computertotaal.nl: Editor's Choice
extrahardware.cz: Smart Buy
flatpanels.dk: Top Recommendation
flatpanelshd.com: Highly Recommended
hardware.info: Gold Award
hardwarecanucks.com: Dam Good Value
tomshardware.co.uk: Approved
tweaktown.com: Editor's Choice
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

51 months Ago 22 months Ago

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

No data No data

Display

Screen Size
24" 27"
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 2000000:1
BEST
 2000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 480p
 1080p
 720p
 480p
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Viewable Size Diagonal
609.6mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Height
324mm 336.3mm
BEST
Viewable Width
518.4mm 597.9mm
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Pixel Pitch
0.270 x 0.270 0.3114 x 0.3114
Display Colour Count
16.77M 16.77M
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
60.96cm 68.5cm
BEST
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 300 cd/m²
Response Time
8ms 4ms
BEST
Color Gamut
82% Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:9
BEST
 16:10
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Brightness (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 240

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output
1 1
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
DVI Port
1
BEST
USB Type-A Downstream Port
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0
Upstream Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black
Heavy Metal Free Design
 Hg (mercury)
 Hg (mercury)

Performance

Windows Operating System
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
-90 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Height Adjustment
115mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Angle
-4 - 21 -2 - 15
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Input Current
1.5A Unknown - Click to provide data
Current Rating
1.5A Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.8W
Typical Power Consumption
38W 25W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 37kWh
Maximum Power Consumption
72W 29W
BEST
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
Power Consumption (DPMS)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3048 Unknown - Click to provide data
Non-Operating Altitude
0 - 10668 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Storage Range
5 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 10 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 10 - 40

Certificates

Certification
 TCO
BEST
 TCO
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
7.5kg 6.6kg
BEST
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 140mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 442mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 703mm
Weight With Stand
6.2kg 5.1kg
BEST
Height With Stand
513.5mm 452.9mm
BEST
Depth With Stand
180.3mm
BEST
181.9mm
Width With Stand
556mm
BEST
626mm
Weight
4kg 4.6kg
BEST
Height
361.6mm
BEST
377.2mm
Depth
64.9mm
BEST
70.8mm
Width
556mm
BEST
626mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
 USB
 VGA
 DVI
 AC

Other Features

Product Included
1pc(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Placement
 Horizontal
 Vertical
 Horizontal/Vertical
 Horizontal
 Vertical
 Horizontal/Vertical
Colour Temperature
6500 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Samsung Magic Function
Unknown - Click to provide data MagicBright, MagicUpscale
Active Display Area (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 597.9 x 336.3
Samsung Eye Saver Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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