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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:11 am 
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Hello,
Just tought I'll post couple pictures of my hand made desk with some IBM and Thinkpad stuff on it. Here it goes:
Plain desk with my new old IBM keyboard and Dell U2412M monitor on it.
Some Thinkpads on it The first one laying upside down is a T43 which is being repaired. The next one is my trustwortly companion T61 running Slackware :)
The big picture

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:07 am 
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Nice! Thanks for sharing. How do you like the U2412M? It seems like an interesting addition to DELL's lineup - a nice IPS, cheaper than the U2410, at the expense of some advanced features probably not of interest to the average user. And it is the first DELL IPS LCD with LED lighting, but the question is how the quality is.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:24 am 
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I really like the U2412M monitor, it does offer some nice things for a monitor with such low price tag. I really love 1900x1200 native resolution, it provide comfortable workspace and is still good for High Definition movies :) Since this is my first IPS monitor, I can't compare it to more expensive IPS technology like S-IPS or H-IPS, but it totally beats all the TN panels that I have owned. LED backlit seems nice too, on my model there is no backlight bleeding, and it is really bright. I can easily work with it and see everything while sun is shining directly into it. I think it is good all around monitor, that is quite good with any job you can trow at it. However professional photographers and other people who needs real colors or extended gamuts, would still prefer the older and more expensive U2410 model, because U2412M still uses 6-bit colour depth with Advanced frame rate control (A-FRC), and this is the same to all the other cheap monitors out there.

The build quality is decent, though it does seem a bit cheaper and lighter than older Dell monitors, but it beats the competition in my local store :) Here are couple of profesional reviews of U2412M, one also has direct comparison to U2410. Both reviews are right on the money in my opinion:

First review
the second review

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:12 pm 
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What's that IBM keyboard? Do you like it? What's with the rainbow keyboard buttons or whatever on top? :D

Sorry for reviving this old topic... I'm just very curious.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:57 am 
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It's an IBM Rapid Access II PS2 keyboard Fru Pn: 33L3217. it's a rubber dome keyboard with UK layout. I like the ergonomics, it's quite pleasant to use and those rainbow keys are kind of hot keys which you can ue for things like fire up your browser, shut down or put your pc into standby. Well stuff like that.

Got it from a friend who found it hidden in his closet :)

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