Dell UltraSharp U2410 24-inch Display

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Tdba

Hey guys. I got 3 of those monitors and so far had no problems with them... stands are very strong. they color tested mine before the shipment and included the test page for each monitor, some slight differences in color representation but not enough to see it with the naked eye. Very bright, specialy if you have 3 monitor setup. Sometimes I would turn off 2of 3 to relax my eyes a bit. I use 2 ati 5870 in cross with i7 975 ssd 7-64bit.

 Correct me if I'm wrong, dell fixed some early problems with the pink/green tints in 2010/11 production line.

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jihnn

got to wonder if this is worth buying

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paladinu

 

I purchased one of these monitors based on this recommendation and I would say overall it performs quite well. Where it falls down in my opinion is that is has a grainy quality and excessive sparkle (rainbow effect) which I attribute to the Anti Glare coating. This effect is, I think, the source of the extreme eyestrain I experience with this display. After a long gaming session, my eyes hurt and are extremely bloodshot. I am shopping around for a replacement monitor now as I just can't stand the damage this thing is doing to my eyes. Just something to be aware of.

 

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parkbo

Received my new Dell Ultra sharp 2410 direct from Dell and could not love it more.  Fantastic color, picture, features, and quality.  Packaged very well.  The version I received was A05 built in early December 2010.  I use it for general PC work, photo editing and gaming.  I have not noticed any ghosting or input lag while gaming.  I set the monitor to gaming mode and use that setting for almost everything.  Blueray movies look fantastic.  I shopped around a lot and kept coming back to the U2410.  I am glad I did.  

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dieu

I am convinced that MaximumPC reviewed a different U2410.  Based on all the complaints strewn across the Internet, there is no way the U2410 reviewed by MaximumPC, is the same U2410 that flooded the market. Two days ago, I purchased/connected the U2410 and became nauseous.  The display is dull and grainy. The on-board presets make little difference and all retain the same dull and grainy effect. In fact, if I had to sum up my experience with the U2410, it would be akin to a cheap 10-year-old passive laptop display. Referencing the Internet, I have found no substantive posts that fail to mention the poor quality display. Sure, there are some rave reviews found here (MaximumPC) and there but it is unambiguously clear that the U2410 has major display flaws. Sometime between MaximumPC’s rave review of said monitor and its subsequent release into the market, the display changed.  I often refer to MaximumPC for my computer purchasing decisions. However, this recent purchase is the only occasion where my reliance on said recommendation had ended in disappointment.  MaximumPC needs to spend less time reviewing monitors through the “lens” of DisplayMate and a little more time through the eyes of the end-user.

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FrigginPc

I have been researching my next monitor and have been favoring a 30" but the prices are crazy.  This 24" must rock because I have the older version and love it.  Is it worth the upgrade for nearly the same monitor??

Regards,

Enoch @ FrigginPC.com

 

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lborie

Are users still having problems with the green/pink tint issues with this monitor? I am considering purchasing one but am wary because of all of the reported problems. Perhaps Dell has addressed these issues?

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eugeneeg

How can U2410 be the best of the best when it has so many quality issues? Besides, HP's ZR24W has been out for some time already, but you obviosly have not compared U2410 to ZR24W, its direct competition. Are you going to review ZR24W any time soon? Thanks.

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mattchatwin

I couldn't agree more.  I even bought THREE HP ZR24w monitors cause all the forums say it's better.  Not to mention it's brother the ZR30w is YOUR best of the best....what the heck.  Infact, I loved the 24 inch so much that I bought the ZR22w for work (the little 22 incher).  The price is roughly the same as the Dell too....not bad for a good quality IPS panel with decent gaming performance (same as the 30 inch).

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-SC-

I purchased the monitor just about 2 weeks after its release in the US, plugged it in via MDP to DP from my MacBook Pro, and i noticed that it has a severe green->pink color gradation issue. Apparently this is characteristic of a poorly assembled IPS panel. Note that this effect is only mind-blowingly apparent when viewing a blank white screen, however it does carry over to other applications such as photo editing. This can present a multitude of issues including the inability to determine an accurate white point, digital->print inconsistency, and maintaining sanity when viewing forums/news sites where the color white is prevalent in their layout.

Here is the official Dell forum thread for more details: http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/19302919.aspx?PageIndex=1

 

Note: The most frustrating part of this ordeal is that though not all of the panels have this issue, the customers that do have that particular issue are out of luck because Dell (who calibrates/tests their monitors only at one point at the center of the screen) has deemed this issue "within manufacturer specifications"...

Disgruntled car owner: "Hey I just bought this sweet new Subaru STi, but whenever i shift to 4th gear, the car makes this disgusting grinding noise, and then engages"

Subaru: "Yeah, that happens. Unfortunately we only test gears 1-3. If those work, we pretty much assume that the rest should be fine."

 ... 

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chuckh89

Any word on Dell releasing a 27' or 30' version of this monitor soon, I really want a 30'...and want a S-PVA monitor.

Should I wait?

Also..Why does Dell not list whether a monitor is S-PVA or TN on their specifications. I got hoodwinked by the whole Samsung 245T (MPC test=S-PVA, when it really wasn't), I don't want to get burned again.

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Veronique

Does anyone know if this is really great for gaming? I just dropped a lot on a new rig and would really rather not spend this much more if I can avoid it. Thanks in advance.

My rig: Intel Core i7-965 OC@ 4.00GHz; EVGA X58 3X SLI mobo; 3x2GB Corsair DDR3-1600 RAM; 3x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 1GB;

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Bean Bandit

So what's the dot pitch and the response time for the monitor? If 60Hz is the highest it can get at the native rez what's the refresh rate at the next lowest setting?

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Hella-D

I Love My Dell 2001FP, Its A 16ms S-IPS, Its Plenty Fast, And Blurs Less (Not That The Blur Is Bad Ither, I Notice These Things More Than The Average Person But It Dosent Bother Me) Than My Secondary 19" And It Rated At 6ms (TN+Film) So Yeah Im Sure The 6ms 2410 Is Plenty Fast.

If I had The $$ It Would Be The First Thing Id Buy, I LOVE IT. I Dont Even Do Anything Professional But Id Buy A S-IPS Based Panel Over A TN+Film Any Day, Theres Nothing That Bugs Me More Than Inncurate Color And Poor Veiwing Angles.

Ive Owned 7 Flat-Panels Over The Years Including MVA Panels, And Besides The SGI 1600sw (Witch I Loved Because Of The Insanely Tight Dot Pitch And EXCELLENT Responce Time) And Ill Finish With The Following: Ive Never See A Monitor That Ive Wanted To Buy More Than The 2410.

AMD Athlon X2 (2.3GHz Stock) @ 2.8GHz

4GB CAS4 DDR2-800

Nvidia Geforce 9600GSO 768MB

Windows7 RC 64-Bit

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DiRTDOG

For the people that own this monitor.

I am thinking of getting this monitor. How does it stack up for the occasional FPS?

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keithfreitag

If it's anything like the 2407, very well.  I'm getting a brand new 2410 replacement for my 2407 this Monday, I'll know more by then. 

Steve Jobs is the Devil and hates me.

Keith

 MY RIG

  • Asus P7P55
  • Intel Core i7-860
  • 6GB Corsair XMS 3 DDR3 (dual channel mode)
  • BFG 880GTS 640MB PCIe
  • Creative X-Fi Elite Pro
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whitneymr

I just bought an HP 2475, which I suspected is this ones sibling. I'm a pro photographer and I'm seeing this in the shadows of my photos that I never knew was there. If you're at all serious about imaging you need an IPS panel.

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bjaworski

Just got this display for my graphic designer/illustrator wife and no doubt the picture is amazing.  The only issue so far is that it doesn't enter power save mode correctly with her Mac Pro.  Instead it keeps trying to enter power save mode, cycling for several minutes, until it becomes unresponsive and needs to have the power cord unplugged before it can be turned on again.

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unitymind

At just over $500 for a photoshop/lightroom 24 inch monitor it is a steal. Ones I have been looking at are we over the Dell one and dont have the extras. There maybe a little better ones out there but really it is about time for the prices to come down on these. Thanks for the review - tax return going to Dell this year!

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Justin.Kerr

I have the last generation 2407-WFP, and you really do get what you pay for.

Amazing picture quality.

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keithfreitag

I got a 2407 as well and man is it awesome.  However, my power button got dislodged and doesn't always turn off without some jimmying.  Dell didn't have a refurb model to send for a replacement and yesterday was informed I'm getting a brand new 2410.  I can't wait.  Plays HD movies, xbox360, FPS just fine. 

Steve Jobs is the Devil and wished he had this quality in his big and useless iMac

Keith

 MY RIG

  • Asus P7P55
  • Intel Core i7-860
  • 6GB Corsair XMS 3 DDR3 (dual channel mode)
  • BFG 880GTS 640MB PCIe
  • Creative X-Fi Elite Pro
  • BLANK
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JohnP

 and I have 3, one for me and my two sons. So why are we reading about this monitor? Heh. Lust is all...

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dezellis

Hi,

I have just purchased this monitor Dell U2410 and it is as good as the review suggests. I have it set-up alongside my almost 2 year old Samsung SyncMaster 245T. I would have probably purchased another 245T but it appears that the S-PVA panel has now been changed in the 245T. The H-IPS of the Dell U2410 when the monitors are side by side does appear to be the better option. I am considering a Pantone Huey Pro to calibrate my monitors but would definitely use the Dell as reference.

My only issue with the U2410 is the inability to upgrade the firmware. Dell sorted a few issues; the newer monitors appear to be perfect, unfortunately there is no way to upgrade earlier monitors other than arranging a warranty exchange. My particular problem is the monitor occasionally fails to switch on if it is switched off between sessions with the PC still running. The only way to sort the issue is to power off reset the monitor, I normally supply my monitors via the UPS but the monitor has no physical isolation switch; therefore, a power off / on reset requires the cable pulling out and re-insertng after a minute or so.

Regards

Dez Ellis

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