Dell U2410: 24-inch IPS LCD Monitor

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Engadget: The Dell U2410 is a 24-inch LCD monitor sporting an IPS LCD panel. IPS stands for In-Plane Switching and is generally regarded as a very high-end wide viewing-angle LCD technology that produces very nice colors and exhibits low contrast shifts and color shifts when viewing at wide angles. A lot of professionals use IPS or PVA-based LCD monitors (some still use CRT due to its brilliant color rendering).

The U2410 sports a color gamut of 96-percent Adobe RGB and 100-percent sRGB–great for professionals who need to deal with color. How did Dell do this? Probably by incorporating an IPS LCD panel that uses a Wide Color Gamut CCFL (WCG-CCFL) backlight. WCG-CCFL backlights differ from normal CCFL backlights in that the phosphors inside the CCFL tube have been enhanced to emit light that brings about a wider spectrum of colors.

Since Dell is positioning the U2410 as a high-end LCD monitor for color professionals the resolution remains 1920×1200 with a 16:10 aspect ratio; not the 16:9 1920×1080 that you see on monitors that are geared more toward consumers. I personally lie the additional 120 vertical display real estate. Contrast ratio is a solid 1000:1 and you can expect that not to collapse when viewing at angles.

Connectivity includes DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. I wish the industry would simply come together on a single standard so we don’t go wasting our precious and hard-earned money buying expensive cables every time another “standard” comes out. The U2410 also comes with a 4-port USB hub. The price is on the high side but not incredibly so: JPY72,450 or about US$760.

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