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The Dell UltraSharp U2412M makes it rain, literally. Maybe. (photos)

The Dell UltraSharp U2412M travels the CNET office, leaving precipitation in its wake.

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Don't push me...

Given its propensity to wobble (a lot) when pushed, placing the Dell UltraSharp U2412M on the edge of a 40-foot drop is not recommended. Makes for a nice photo, though.
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Off the pivot

Vertical screens are nice and all, but as you can see here, they're also responsible for rainy days. Pivot at your own risk.
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From the side

While not incredibly slim, that's a fairly slim profile for an IPS performance monitor. Also, it's still raining out there. What have I started?
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Turning

A 45-degree left and right swivel isn't enough to stop the downpour. You see, 'cause it's raining outside! Eh? OK, I've gone as far as I can with this "joke."
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Split in two

VESA support is accomplished by separating the saucer section from the engine. It's usually best to just keep them connected, though.
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Spaced buttons

The OSD's four buttons are well-spaced, driven by the contextual navigation menu (contextual navigation menu not pictured).
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2 of 5

Here are two of the five USB ports located on the display.
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What's the connection?

DisplayPort, DVI, VGA, USB upstream, and USB downstream x2. Sadly, no HDMI. No composite or component, either, but who cares about those? Seriously, though, the lack of HDMI speaks to a larger trend I've noticed with recent monitors. Could DisplayPort finally be in a position to take over as the primary computer video input?

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