Face-Off: U2412M vs PA248Q

Dell U2412M
Dell U2412M
Store Available Price £
Amazon 205.00 See offer  
Amazon 210.00 See offer  
Amazon 219.95 See offer  

Asus PA248Q
Store Available Price £
Amazon 295.77 See offer  
Argos.co.uk 349.00 See offer  
Amazon 373.67 See offer  
Amazon 376.15 See offer  
Argos.co.uk 376.80 See offer  
Amazon 385.41 See offer  
Asus PA248Q
 
Dell U2412M Asus PA248Q
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Dell U2412M
Overview - Full review
Asus PA248Q
Overview - Full review
Price
Store Available Price £
Amazon 205.00 See offer  
Amazon 210.00 See offer  
Amazon 219.95 See offer  
Store Available Price £
Amazon 295.77 See offer  
Argos.co.uk 349.00 See offer  
Amazon 373.67 See offer  
Amazon 376.15 See offer  
Argos.co.uk 376.80 See offer  
Amazon 385.41 See offer  
Gaming: Best Result
Dell U2412M
Asus PA248Q
Score
3/5
3/5
Design & Build
4/5 4/5
Colors & Contrast
3/5 3/5
Responsiveness
2/5 3/5
User Score
5/5 (1)
4/5 (14)
Specifications
Specifications
Screen size 24 inches
Panel type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Response time 8 ms
Inputs (HDMI / DVI / VGA / Component) 0 / 1 / 1 / 0
Other details Speakers, headphone jack, USB hub, height-adjustable stand and portrait mode, DisplayPort
Viewing angles (H/V) 178 ° / 178 °
3D no
Specifications
Screen size 24 inches
Panel type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Response time 6 ms
Inputs (HDMI / DVI / VGA / Component) 1 / 1 / 1 / 0
Other details DisplayPort, 4-port USB 3.0 hub, hight-adjustable, swivel stand, portrait mode
Viewing angles (H/V) 170 ° / 160 °
3D no
Conclusion
Unfortunately, the differences between the Dell U2412M and the U2410 are all too visible. Dell was hoping to make a good value for money monitor, but has ended up producing a rather average product with an off-putting price tag.
Asus has brought all the great things about the PA246Q to this updated model including top-notch design, colour fidelity, wide viewing angles, a sturdy build and responsiveness sufficient for gaming. However, there's little point updating your PA246Q to a PA248Q as, in the end, they're still very similar monitors.
Pros

+

Great stand: height-adjustable, rotates and portrait mode

+

IPS display has wide viewing angles

+

Four port USB hub

+

1920 x 1200 pixel resolution (16:10)

+

Wide viewing angles

+

Factory calibrated colours

+

Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels

+

Finish

+

Design and hardware (stand, connections, accessories)

Cons

-

Can't get rid of the reverse ghosting

-

No speakers or headphone jack

-

No HDMI input

-

Contrast is below average compared with other monitors we've tested

-

Uses more power than a TN-screen monitor