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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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Dell U2412M w iMac. What's the USB for?

Based on hours of research and forums on user experience, ordered the U2412M. Display is here, and I expect the mini-display to DVI adapter will make it go (or I'll be back here trying to figure out why not!

One thing I don't understand is why the USB connection is required. Never needed USB for any other external display. What's the diff if it's used or not?

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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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It has a USB hub on it, doesn't it? Other than that maybe the software brightness control?
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Based on hours of research and forums on user experience, ordered the U2412M. Display is here, and I expect the mini-display to DVI adapter will make it go (or I'll be back here trying to figure out why not!

One thing I don't understand is why the USB connection is required. Never needed USB for any other external display. What's the diff if it's used or not?

Thanks.
Display has a 4-port USB 2.0 hub. The USB connection just allows the hub to interface with your computer. You don't need it if you choose not to use the hub feature.
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