Face-Off: U2412M vs PA248Q

Dell U2412M
Dell U2412M
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Asus PA248Q
 
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Overview - Full review
Asus PA248Q
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Gaming: Best Result
Dell U2412M
Asus PA248Q
Score
3/5
5/5
Design & Build
4/5 5/5
Colours & Contrast
3/5 4/5
Responsiveness
2/5 4/5
User Score
5/5 (1)
4/5 (14)
Specifications
Specifications
Screen size24 inches
Panel typeIPS
Resolution1920 x 1200 pixels
Response time8 ms
Inputs (HDMI / DVI / VGA / Component)0 / 1 / 1 / 0
Other detailsSpeakers, headphone jack, USB hub, height-adjustable stand and portrait mode, DisplayPort
Viewing angles (H/V)178 ° / 178 °
3Dno
Specifications
Screen size24 inches
Panel typeIPS
Resolution1920 x 1200 pixels
Response time6 ms
Inputs (HDMI / DVI / VGA / Component)1 / 1 / 1 / 0
Other detailsDisplayPort, 4-port USB 3.0 hub, hight-adjustable, swivel stand, portrait mode
Viewing angles (H/V)170 ° / 160 °
3Dno
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

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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)

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Wide viewing angles

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Factory calibrated colours

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Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels

+

Finish

+

Design and hardware (stand, connections, accessories)

Cons

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Can't get rid of the reverse ghosting

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No speakers or headphone jack

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No HDMI input

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

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Uses more power than a TN-screen monitor