Dell U2312HM - Good monitor?

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  1. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68020

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  2. CH12671 macrumors 6502

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    Nice 1080p monitor! Did you notice, though, "moderately used." Manufactured almost 1.5 years ago....
     
  3. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What does it being used have to do with anything?
     
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    Well, you were asking as if you were going to purchase from that ad. Just wanted to make sure you realized you would be buying a used monitor, and not a NEW one which is what Amazon advertises for 235. Pretty simple, really. But if you can't understand it, then it's cool
     
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    I know it's a used monitor. But I got the implication by your reply that because it was used it would not be very good. I figured that if it was really good monitor then $85 compared to $235 would be a steal.
     
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    I'm using that monitor right now. It is fantastic. BRIGHT! Since it is on IPS monitor, viewing at an angle is great. As you point out, there is no HDMI port, but not to worry, Amazon has a cheap HDMI to DVI adapter (which is how I have my Wii U hooked up to it).

    Anyway, no problems with it; I've run both my Mac Pro and Mini on it (as well as an Asus laptop). I also run my SuperMac S900 and Quadra 700 in it, etc.

    Just be aware, the Display port adapter is a full-size port, and not the mini, so I bought a mini-Display port to Display port adaptor for my Macs.
     
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    I use that Dell monitor at work hooked up to my MBA. Really clear monitor, I use a mini displayport to displayport cable.
     
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    I have that U2412M, as well. It is a fine monitor, but an older member of their lineup. This means a USB 2.0 hub and no display port 1.2 support. On the other hand, I much prefer their on screen menu controls to what they use on the newer models, and the price is better because it is an older model.

    I use it with a mini displayport to displayport cable, as a second monitor on a nMP.
     

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