Dell UltraSharp U2414H 23.8 inch Widescreen IPS LCD Monitor (1920 x 1080, 2M:1, 250 cd/m2, 8 ms, HDMI/DP/mini DP/USB)
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Dim with a warm tint – similar to a ‘Reading’ or ‘Low Blue Light’ mode and good for restful viewing, particularly in the evening. Rather than being caused by sluggish pixel transitions, this was mainly caused by eye movement as motion is tracked on the screen. This UltraSharp model didn’t disappoint us, putting in an impressive performance in several key areas. The highest deviation from the brightest point occurred at ‘quadrant 7’ and ‘quadrant 8’, a 9% deviation (165.
In the table below we’ve included some basic readings (gamma, white point) using the default settings in each preset (with Dynamic Contrast disabled), some notes on the image as well as the extra OSD settings available. General Display Type LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix Energy Class Class A+ Energy Consumption per Year 24 kWh Diagonal Size 24" Viewable Size 23.
As per usual Dell specifies an 8ms grey to grey response time, but as we explore it’s important to look beyond these often misleading figures. Under ‘sRGB’ the contrast dropped slightly to 1043:1, which is still pleasing considering that the full factory calibration is enforced on this preset. Product Description Dell UltraSharp U2414H - LED monitor - Full HD (1080p) - 24" Device Type LED-backlit LCD monitor - 24" Energy Class Class A+ Energy Consumption per Year 24 kWh Power Consumption (On mode) 16 W Features USB 3.
Whilst running around on foot on Battlefield 4 there was a degree of blur, particularly when strafing past objects. This makes the monitor well suited to multi-display setups where thicker bezels can get in the way a bit. Unless otherwise stated default settings were used, but in all cases ‘Dynamic Contrast’ was disabled. The variety of closely matched khaki shades and different colours on various camouflage patterns was particularly impressive.Be aware that individual units vary and the corrections we made on our unit may not be optimal in all cases.
We do like to tinker a bit, though, so decided to make some adjustments to both colour channels and brightness in the ‘Custom Color’ preset. There was again some slight temporal dithering in places if you looked closely but this was well-masked. It is able to become very dim and essentially shut off during a black screen-fill and become fairly dim during predominantly dark images. Rather than jumping in and using our test settings below, we’d recommend seeing how you find the sRGB mode. The stand is also excellent, allowing lots of positioning flexibility including 90 degree rotation plus high and low positioning way beyond any other stand I've used.To test the Dell UltraShap U2414H gaming performance I tried to boot up Counterstrike: Global Offensive but was immediately presented with a problem – I couldn’t see my stupidly small cross hair! Lots of black matte plastic (silver matte plastic on the stand) and a 100 x 100mm VESA attachment to which the included stand attaches.
The corrections made by Dell are specific to each unit and we feel an ICC profile would only really provide an edge over this if it’s done on your own unit, by your own colorimeter. There are different types of matte and glossy coatings, each of which has its own advantages and drawbacks.As with Battlefield 4, pixel responsiveness was not a major limiting factor when it came to the visual fluidity of Dirt 3.