Dell U2415; An In-Depth Review

Dell’s UltraSharp series is one of the most popular series in today’s display market, and it’s popularity stemmed from good reasons – accurate colors, business-friendly features and  the trademark Dell performance quality. One of the newest additions to its growing family is the Dell UltraSharp U2415, a 1920 x 1200 ultra-sharp display with impressive all-around performance. The product has been hyped even before it was released to the public. Is it really worth all the hype it’s getting? Check out this in-depth Dual Monitors Guide review and know more.

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Who is it for?

If you’re looking for a quality mid-sized display, with good all-around performance, stylish design and generous connectivity options to handle all your computing needs, then you should check out Dell UltraSharp U2415. It works with good color accuracy and consistency, decent response time, good viewing angle performance, and the world’s thinnest bezels, making way for perfect dual monitor and multiple monitor setups.

 

Benefits

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The Dell UltraSharp U2415 has a very impressive all-around performance, pair that with its strikingly sleek design and you will have quite a head-turner on your work desk. The 1920 x 1200 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio is a quite a good development from what we had (1920 x 1080 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio), and its paying dividends in terms of giving users the best of both worlds: sleek style and more screen real estate to work on.

 

Has the Thinnest Border the World Has Ever Seen for Magnificent Viewing and Dual Monitor or Multiple Monitor Setups

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Dell U2415 lets you work, play, stream videos and watch movies in best light and nearly seamless viewing, as it features the world’s slimmest border at 6.9mm. It’s a perfect screen for dual monitor and multiple monitor display setup. Owners of this monitor can easily make multiple-monitor arrangement with near continual imagery across screens through DisplayPort 1.2 (MST) connectivity.

 

Clean and Crisp Image Quality with Consistent Color Accuracy Right Out of the Box 

The U2415’s impressive all-around performance is attributed to its screen and image quality. The IPS panel works at 1920 x 1200 resolution, with 60Hz refresh rate and a standard gamut WLED backlight with a specified 99% sRGB coverage. The consistent out-of-the-box color of U2415 is factory tuned at 99% sRGB coverage at a deltaE < 3.

Also, rather than using the standard PWM regulation, the backlight of this product uses DC dimming, resulting to ‘flicker-free’ performance.

 

Clearer and Sharper Picture with Great Brightness Range and Anti-Glare Surface

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Another reason that can be attributed to the impressive all-around performance of this display is from the type of panel Dell used for this monitor. The panel is a variant of Dell LM240WU, with a light matte angti-glare coating that keeps the screen clear and free of glares and reflections when used in highly lit rooms and environment. The monitor works with a specified typical maximum brightness of 300 cd/m² and minimum of 50cd/m².

 

Decent Response Time Performance with Adjustable Grey-to-Grey Acceleration

This monitor features an adjustable grey to grey acceleration feature, a feature present in many of its products in the series that should not be taken for granted. Its ‘Fast mode’ has a 6ms grey to grey response time, while ‘Normal mode’ runs at 8ms. You should also note that these values are the more realistic representation of response time, far more reliable than the values cherry-picked and provided by most manufacturers.

 

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Dual Monitor and Multiple Monitor Setup Options

With its world’s thinnest bezels and magnificent viewing angle, Dell UltraSharp U2415 is definitely a great choice for dual monitor and multiple monitor setups. Pair that with its impressive all-around performance and strikingly good design, and anyone can make a great workstation.

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The Ergotron LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm is a fully adjustable dual LCD monitor arm with solid polished aluminum construction and high quality materials. It can supports two 27-inch displays and both arms can be adjusted independently, allowing users to reposition their display; up, down, forward and back, with one simple touch, and still keep the displays secured and stable in place through the help of its patented Constant Force (CF) technology.

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If you’re looking for a more affordable option for dual LCD monitor setup, then check out MonMount LCD-194 Dual LCD Monitor Stand. This stand can easily clamp on your desk and hold two monitor together side-by-side. It is one of the most affordable solutions around, well-designed to keep your display secured in place. It comes with very little assembly pieces, making it easy to put together and setup to your desk.


Design and Features

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Wide Viewing Angle

Enjoy every side of the superb screen clarity of 16:10 aspect ratio WUXGA 1920 x 1200 resolution monitor across its ultra-wide 178° x 178° viewing angle. This means you can side anywhere inside your room and still get the same picture quality.

 

Fully Adjustable Stand for Full Comfort and Ergonomics

Like many Dell UltraSharp monitors, U2415 comes with a fully adjustable stand that lets you position your screen in any way you want, and work comfortably in your workstation. The allows full range tilt, can swivel in both sides, pivot 90°  clockwise or counter-clockwise for landscape and portrait orientation, and adjust in height.

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It is also VESA-compatible, which means you can always pair it with third-party ergonomic solutions such as LCD monitor or wall mounts for more ergonomic setup or for dual monitor or even multiple monitor setups. 

 

I/O Ports: Convenient Connectivity for Your Gadgets and Workstation Peripherals

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Like other UltraSharp models, the U2415 features a generous set of I/O ports. It supports convenient connectivity, allowing users to bring in their compatible gadgets like mobile phones and tablets with their monitor through the two (2) HDMI (MHL) ports and important peripherals such as projectors or various compatible devices through the DisplayPort and mini-DisplayPort connectivity. This lets you view and enjoy your media data in high-definition screen.

Dell U2415 also comes with five (5) USB 3.0 ports. Quite a convenient feature to have these days, as it offers faster charging and faster data transfer through compatible USB devices. A feature that is becoming more common in new display models nowadays.

Other inputs/outputs includes 3.5mm audio input (for use with VGA port), and 3.5mm headphone jack.

 

Efficient and Eco-Conscious Design

Built wise, the monitor is designed with reliable parts, while performance-wise, Dell made sure that it’s an eco-efficient device. They ensure pixel perfect quality, and will replace screens with one bright pixel with their Premium Panel Guarantee.

The U2415 is designed to meet the latest regulatory and environmental standards. It is made up of eco-friendly materials such as BFR/PVC-free (excluding external cables) and has arsenic-free glass and a mercury-free LED panel. It is also EnergyStar Qualified, EPEAT Gold Rated, and certified by TCO Certified Displays.

The monitor also comes with an improved power management feature called the PowerNap, a feature common in most UltraSharp displays which helps reduce energy consumption by dimming the monitor’s screen to the minimum brightness level or putting it to Sleep Mode, when it doesn’t detect human activity for a certain period of time.

 

Tech Specs

Bottom Line

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Like other products under the UltraSharp product line, the Dell U2415 combines good performance with great design, the two important aspects we search for these days. Though far from being perfect, this monitor has lots of strong areas that can make it compete in mid-sized display niche; superb screen clarity, precise color performance, adjustability and flexibility for dual monitor or even multiple monitor setup. Its biggest advantage over other products in the market is its thin border, the thinnest the world has ever seen. This allows near seamless view across monitors in multi-monitor setups.

All in all, the Dell UltraSharp U2415 is packed with premium features for optimum viewing experience, all without the hefty price tag.



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