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DELL U2312HM PC Monitor

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23" 1920 X 1080 2000000:1 LED Jan 2013
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See vivid imagery from almost any angle. The 23 DellTM UltraSharpTM U2312HM monitor with LED offers a brilliant view, rich colors and adjustable height options. - Lose yourself in the details::... More
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26 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

Amongst LCD screens of a similar spec and age, this DELL LCD screen is one of the most highly awarded by experts.

The experts at three expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this PC screen. Flatpanels.dk gave this PC display a "Top Recommendation" award, it received a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua and Alphr.com gave it a "Recommended A-List" award.

The reviewers at two additional expert review sites both liked this flatpanel monitor. The expert at Flatpanelshd.com gave this PC display a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the writer at Hardwarecanucks.com gave it a "Dam Good Value" award and said it provided a good bang for your buck.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including Chip.de, prad.de, tweakers.net and bit.com.au the average expert rating of this medium monitor is 83%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this PC monitor rated it as brilliant.

Easy to Use

Some DELL U2312HM owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Bobbo Bear wrote in their review “At least its not a glossy screen a la iMac or Macbook, which are nightmares to use in lit environments” and gave the product a very good review. Bobbo Bear also said “Menus are easy to use”. Chris he wrote in his review of this PC monitor three years ago “Very handy swivel and adjustable stand, easily sets a perfect viewing angle”.

Several customers who bought the DELL U2312HM concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Bsb2007 mentioned in their review of the DELL U2312HM on Amazon “The DELL screen setup menu is perfect in my view”. Bsb2007 also said “And the full menu is displayed”. John G scored the product very highly and he wrote on Amazon “The settings were far too bright and colours seemed slightly off” in his review.

Six DELL U2312HM owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Bobbo Bear gave this PC monitor a very good rating and mentioned “Dead easy to set up, clip the screen onto the stand, plug in the PC” in their review. Janthony gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Easy to set up, although the instructions are a little sparse” in their DELL U2312HM review. Three years ago Luke Cook gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote “The monitor comes nicely packages and easy to set up with just a click of the stand”.

Two DELL U2312HM owners mentioned that this PC monitor was easy to assemble. Alarif Hashem wrote “The screen, which are incredibly easy to assemble” and rated it 5 stars. Four years ago Lordie gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “It's very simple to put together and sets up within 5 minutes”.

One person reckoned that it had a touch sensitive screen. D. Kechagias gave this PC monitor an excellent review and said on Amazon “It solves the problem of not being able to see what each button does! Brilliant! And no stupid touch-sensitive buttons (hello Samsung) either!Oh, did I mention the screen” in their review of the DELL U2312HM.

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Robust

Some customers who purchased this PC monitor agreed that it was well made. Three years ago Ab mentioned on Amazon “I'm very pleased with my Dell U2312HM monitor - it's strongly built”. Billdeven scored this PC monitor 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this PC monitor “Picture is sharp and clear and the build quality is good”. Bobbo Bear said in their review on Amazon four years ago “The monitor has the option to install a Dell sound bar, useful if you want the "built in" speaker look” and scored the product 5 stars.

A few DELL U2312HM owners who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was strong and durable. A. Chell mentioned in their DELL U2312HM review on Amazon “I unpacked it to find a decently made product with a sturdy stand and the bonus ability of acting as a USB hub” and gave the DELL U2312HM a score of 4 stars. Jackanory mentioned in their review on Amazon “Despite its size it is reasonably sturdy on the desk”.

One customer who reviewed the DELL U2312HM reckoned that it was reliable. Lordie mentioned in their review on Amazon “My trusty Samsung 223BW panel failed recently so I relunctantly decided it was time to get something new.I tried a 22" LED Panel by another manufacturer” and rated it as excellent.

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Good Connectivity

A few DELL U2312HM owners wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. Bobbo Bear wrote on Amazon “There are 4 additional USB sockets” in their review of this PC monitor. D. Kechagias said on Amazon “And it even has a USB hub” in their review of this PC monitor. Dave wrote on Amazon three years ago “There are some USB 2.0 ports which may come in handy if you need more ports” in his review.

Several DELL U2312HM reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Simonb said “Lots of inputs (although an HDMI input would be nice in addition to or instead of the Display Port - you can go Display Port to HDMI” in their review of the DELL U2312HM and rated the DELL U2312HM 5 stars.

One person who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was able to connect to the internet.

One DELL U2312HM owner mentioned that the DELL U2312HM was good in terms of connectivity. Kathryn Nicholl wrote “To replace it with an Apple screen would have meant buying a new computer as they are only doing Thunderbolt connectivity - and that wasn't on” .

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Nice Design

Six DELL U2312HM owners who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Anna wrote in her review of this PC monitor “The screen is beautiful, very solidly made” . Four years ago Jwm said in their DELL U2312HM review on Amazon “Beautiful Monitor for Design work”. Nick Cannon scored this PC monitor very highly and he mentioned in his review “Vertical slide, all without any button pushing, unclipping or farting around of any kind, beautifully weighted mechanism”.

Three DELL U2312HM owners who purchased the product wrote that it was ergonomic. Ted he wrote on Amazon “Hugely important from an ergonomical point of view when you are in front of a screen for 6-7 hours a day” in his review of the DELL U2312HM. Flatpanelshd.com wrote in their DELL U2312HM review “The new softer look with rounded edges and great ergonomic functions is re-used” .

Three people thought the product was well designed. Bsb2007 wrote on Amazon four years ago “The DELL Ultrasharp U2312HM went together very easily - very well designed” in their DELL U2312HM review. Hector mentioned in his DELL U2312HM review “The stand is substantial and well designed”. Peter Leonard mentioned on Amazon “The monitor stand is also very well designed and allows the screen to be adjusted to the perfect height”.

One person wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good design.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was smooth. G. Parker wrote on Amazon four years ago “All the adjustment movements are very smooth and have a quality feel to them” in their DELL U2312HM review and scored the product very highly.

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Good Size

Several customers who purchased it reckoned that it was a good height. Bazza mentioned on Amazon “Screen is excellent, & the screen tilt/twist/height adjustment brilliant”. Bsb2007 wrote on Amazon “Like the ASUS the DELL has the flexibility of height and tilt adjustments, wideviewing angles”. Four years ago Dave mentioned in his review of the DELL U2312HM “The height and tilt adjustments are very easy with a very big range to the height”.

Some customers who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was a good size. Five years ago D. Nekooi said on Amazon “Games designer, so it's important to have correct colour representation on the screen and a good size for managing complex scenes” in their review of the DELL U2312HM. Elliot mentioned on Amazon “Good size, great colours, really good for gaming” in his review of the DELL U2312HM. Hard Man to Please wrote in their review of the DELL U2312HM three years ago “Screen dimensions make it ideal for viewing Windows 8 start screen” and rated the product as excellent.

A number of DELL U2312HM owners who purchased the DELL U2312HM concluded that it was thin. Chris mentioned in his DELL U2312HM review three years ago “If you are looking for a nice sized, slim, affordable monitor, do not look any further” . Leo L mentioned “These are now very close, so only slim connectors will connect there” in his DELL U2312HM review. Nick Cannon said “Thin enough to be very pretty”.

One DELL U2312HM reviewer who bought it concluded that it was a good depth. Nick Cannon gave the product a very good rating and he said on Amazon “It almost has depth of field it's so good” in his review of the DELL U2312HM.

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Good Product Quality

Some DELL U2312HM reviewers who purchased the DELL U2312HM said that it was good quality. A. Chell wrote on Amazon four years ago “Image quality is very good, even though this is a lesser IPS panel than the professional equivalents” in their DELL U2312HM review. Ajaan mentioned three years ago “Excellent Adjustments, lovely quality” in their review. Alarif Hashem wrote on Amazon “Screen quality is amazing as you'd expect from an IPS LED monitor” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

A few customers who purchased it concluded that it had good picture quality. Brendan Mitchell rated the product as very good and he said in his review three years ago “The image quality is amazingly clear, I have it connected to an Apple MacBook Pro Retina Display via a mini display port”. D. P. Williams mentioned in their DELL U2312HM review four years ago “Just make sure your graphics card is up to it” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Dan Gleeballs said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “+ Build Quality - oozes it+ Picture quality - fantastic” and rated it as very good.

Thirteen DELL U2312HM reviewers who reviewed the DELL U2312HM agreed that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer said “The colours are fantastic, blacks are deep”. Chris wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The contrasts and the colours are outstanding, could not fault them in any way.”. Chris also wrote “Fantastic colours and contrasts”.

A number of customers who bought the product concluded that it had clear images. Joshua94 wrote on Amazon “The colours and clarity are second to none in this price range”. Michael Hirsh gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Sparkling Clarity” in his review of this PC monitor.

A number of people who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it had image ghosting. Nickjf20 rated this PC monitor as very good and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon four years ago “Overall, great for Bf3 - no ghosting, game mode that oversaturates everything (who wants colour accuracy in a game !”. R. Price said on Amazon “Have had no problems with ghosting either” and rated it 5 stars.

Several customers said in their reviews that it had a wide viewing angle. Brendan Mitchell gave this PC monitor an excellent rating and he said on Amazon “Totally recommend this screen, viewing angle is fantastic”.

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DELL LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

DELL medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC displays DELL is one of the better rated brands.

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Good Environmental Credentials

A few DELL U2312HM reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of power usage. R. Price wrote in their review on Amazon “The accompanying CD contains drivers which allow advanced power saving settings that can dim the monitor when the computer enters screensaver mode.”.

Good Technical Features

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good features. Alarif Hashem wrote on Amazon “Can't speak highly enough of these monitors, very very well built with basic features such as 2 X usb2.0 ports on the left side of screen” in their review of the DELL U2312HM. Lordie wrote on Amazon “The on screen menu system is so simple to use and so full of features” in their review of the DELL U2312HM. Expert review site Flatpanelshd.com said in their review of this PC monitor “It still features Dell’s ergonomic stand, DVI”.

Good Value for Money

Hardwarecanucks.com highlighted in their review that this LCD screen was great for its price.

Acceptable Noise Level

One DELL U2312HM reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was quiet. Nick Cannon rated the product as very good and he said in his review on Amazon “I quietly thought it would be only a small improvement”.

Good Support

One customer who reviewed it thought it had good technical guidance. P Mcvw wrote two years ago “Read the unpacking instructions carefully as they are not the best diagrams for clarity.) The monitor is every bit as good as the various computer magazines”.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most LCD screens of this spec and age have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the U2312HM which has five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at include the iiyama XB2783HSU[plb_1619965_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the U2312HM has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. The average horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the U2312HM is 170°.

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Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

Medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U2312HM have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°. At 178 degrees, the DELL U2312HM has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Five USB 2.0 Ports

Most similar spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, including the U2312HM which has five USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The DELL U2312HM has a fairly bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. The average display brightness of PC monitors of this age and spec is 290 cd/m².

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1080p Video Mode

This flatpanel monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on LCD screens of this spec and age.

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Has Four Cables Included

The U2312HM has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that came out around the same time as it. This DELL LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC screens of a similar age and type to the U2312HM. The cables included "DVI", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this PC screen.

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Light

With a weight of only 3 kilograms, the U2312HM is fairly light compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the U2312HM. LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the U2312HM have weights of between 3g and 39kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The DELL U2312HM does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays of this age and type also do not have a built-in speaker.

Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at include the iiyama XB2783HSU[plb_1619965_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Most PC screens of a comparable type and age to the U2312HM are not 3D compatible. The U2312HM is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The DELL U2312HM does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most medium monitors that came out more than two years ago do not have an integrated card reader. The U2312HM is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC screens that are a similar age to it.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

At 70 Watts, the DELL U2312HM has a quite high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type. Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the U2312HM the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

At 8 milliseconds, the U2312HM has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The average response time of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U2312HM is 6.1ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL U2312HM

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this PC display was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Average Width

The U2312HM has a pretty average width (546.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the U2312HM.

PC displays with a wider width that might be worth considering include the AOC G2460[plb_1556076_price] (565.4mm).

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Specification

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Integrated TV Tuner
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5 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(19)
24 September 2013

The computer monitor market for a long time was limited to two options for most consumers. Either you could get an affordable screen with a TN panel, or an extremely expensive yet superior one... Read more…

27 August 2012

UltraSharp monitors are no stranger to PC&TA, but Dell has taken its 23in model back to the drawing board for 2012. Swapping the CCFL backlighting of its predecessor for power-efficient LED... Read more…

11 July 2012

With superb image quality, excellent build and a great warranty, Dell's UltraSharp U2312HM is as good as sub-£200 monitors get...

Alphr.com

24 April 2012

In a market that’s riddled with cheap, low quality, yet budget friendly displays, we had almost given up trying to find a combination of price and performance in the sub-$300 price bracket....

Hardwarecanucks.com

27 September 2011

On the outside 23? U2312HM looks like a 24? U2412M. The new softer look with rounded edges and great ergonomic functions is re-used and the 23? monitor boasts the same DVI, DisplayPort and D-SUB...

Flatpanelshd.com

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 September 2011 by Tomas Vareika
(Verified Purchase)

I have been looking at IPS monitors for some time, only affordable are Asus PA238Q and this. I bought this monitor for about 203£ including shipping from the merchant at Amazon. It is a great... Read more…

Reviewed 13 October 2012 by Billdeven
(Verified Purchase)

This is a good quality, reasonably priced monitor. Picture is sharp and clear and the build quality is good. Stand is easy to attach and very adjustable. The bad news is the 3 year warranty is... Read more…

Reviewed 30 January 2012 by BSB2007

Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM 23 inch IPS LED Monitor I also have been looking at 23 and 24 inch monitors for some time. From professional and user reviews, I narrowed down to two : the ASUS AP238Q and... Read more…

Reviewed 19 November 2011 by D. Nekooi
(Verified Purchase)

Great monitor! I did a lot of research on monitors for my pc upgrade. I'm a hardcore gamer and on a side note, am enjoying Battlefield 3 & Skyrim a lot lol. Anyway, as I am a gamer, I wanted to... Read more…

Reviewed 24 July 2013 by Lazarus

Amazon 5 stars Dell 0 stars If you are reading this, I assume that, like me, your purchasing decision is strongly influenced by customer reviews, sharing the bad experience as well as the good. I... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $37.07
Electricity cost when on standby $2.35
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers u2312h, u2312hm, dell u2312, dell u2312h, dell u2312hm, dell u2312hmt
Barcodes 00884116063094, 05397063039234, 05397063039470, 05397063090419, 05397063109937, 05397063109944, 05742220860303
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