Don’t delay reading this Dell U2312HM review if you are seeking a fairly multitask and highly-customizable monitor with many useful features. With 300 nits of max brightness and 2000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, this model shows truly intensive colors and an ultra-sharp picture.
The diagonal of the monitor is 23 inches. It has a standard, 16:9 aspect ratio screen, and its physical dimensions measure 8.8 x 16.5 x 25 inches. The monitor is quite heavy, weighing 14.3 pounds.
The Dell U2312HM has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and full-screen support for lower resolutions. It uses an In-Plane Switching panel which has almost unlimited viewing angles (178° vertical, 178° horizontal), so you can view content while standing or sitting. The monitor shows up to 16.7 million colors and has a wide color gamut at 82%. The anti-glare technology with hard-coating 3H prevents reflections when the daylight hits the screen. Generally, the picture appears to be vivid, accurate, and natural.
This monitor has a standard 60Hz refresh rate and quite an average response time of 8 ms. This isn’t a major flaw but can become a deal-breaker for professional gamers.
As was already mentioned, the Dell UltraSharp U2312HM is a highly-customizable monitor. The OSD menu opens up access to settings that will allow you to change the text brightness, make colors cooler or warmer, change viewing modes, switch from wide to standard aspect ratio without quality loss, etc. You also can manage power consumption: put the monitor into sleep mode when it’s not in use or dim it. There is also a dynamic dimming function which automatically adjusts the brightness depending on the content.
The monitor comes with 4 USB hubs providing wide connectivity abilities. There is also a DVI port which can be used to connect the monitor to the projector and the DisplayPort for PC connection. The VGA port appears to be a great addition if you have analog sources to connect to the monitor. Unfortunately, there is no headphones jack.
The present monitor is compliant with EPEAT Gold, TCO, CECP, and Energy Star standards, and the panel itself is made of recyclable materials, so it meets the needs of environmentally-conscious users.
The U2312HM is shipped with Dell U2312HM manual, DVI, VGA, Power, and USB upstream cables.
The Dell monitor U2312HM stands on a square-shaped pedestal for reliable support. It can be easily removed thanks to a special stand release button. Except for providing the ability to tilt (4° forward and 21° backward) and swivel the monitor to the preferred angle, the stand is also height-adjustable (up to 5.12 inches). It also features a built-in cable-management hole. Both the stand and the bezels have a sleek black matte finish.
The right bezel contains 5 control buttons for easy access to the monitor’s basic settings (preset modes, brightness/contrast, menu, exit, and power).
Two USB ports are situated on the monitor’s left side for easy and convenient access. All the rest connectors are located at the bottom (DP, DVI, VGA, 2 USB).
The Dell U2312HM specs clearly tell about how universal this model is. The OSD menu provides wide abilities for screen optimization, so you can customize the monitor to any kind of content. Wide viewing angles and a highly-adjustable stand allow for viewing from any convenient point. It also boasts really wide connectivity options.