Every Dell part has a label with a long serial number in the following format:
CC= 2 letters, country of origen (e,g, TH for Thailand, CN for China).
PPPPPP= 6 alphanumeric, Dell internal part number, most times starts with 0.
MMMMM= 5 numbers, Vendor ID.
DDD= Manufacturing date code first digit= number, manufacturing year (e.g 8=2008, but on old stuff could be 1998) second digit= alphanumeric, manufacturing month (1=January, 9=September, A=October, C=December) Third digit= alphanumeric, manufacturing day of the month (1=1, 9=9, A=10, B=11,....and so on).
SSSS= 4 alphanumeric, serial number. Information Technologist Mr. Daniel Rivera - Principal Consultant Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified IT Professional, Systems Builder, Business Decisions.
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I don't think you can instantly know the man date online before you actually get the monitor. Unless you are in a brick and motor store. I found the man date of my Dell U2412M on both labels on the box and in the back of the monitor. I totally agree with D Sharp regarding the warranty kick in date.
I don't think you can instantly know the monitor man. date online before you actual purchase and receive it. Unless, you are in a brick and motor store. I found the man. date of my Dell U2412M on the labels on the box as well as in the back of the monitor.