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NEC CRVD-42DWX+ curved display  (Source: NEC)
NEC and Alienware seem to be pulling form the same playbook

At CES 2008 last week Alienware announced a curved computer display geared for gamers and making people more productive through more screen space while working on a computer.

NEC must feel that the market for long, curved displays is a up and coming category as it announced its own curved display called the NEC CRVD-42DWX+. The NEC display has a screen resolution of 2880 x 900 with a response time of under 0.02 milliseconds. The NTSC color gamut the display is capable of is 170% and the dynamic range is 12-bit. In all the display can reproduce 68.7 billion colors.

NEC spokeswomen emphasized that the Alienware prototype and the NEC CRVD-42DWX+ "have nothing to do with each other."

While NEC claims the two displays share no common manufacturer, both displays are built with the same bezel and housing. Both displays use two LED-backlit DLP images to "stitch" the 2880 pixel-wide image across the curved display as well.  The likelihood that these two displays are not made in the same place would be an unusually odd coincidence.

The display has a typical brightness of 350 nits with a contrast ratio greater than 10,000:1. The screen has an aspect ratio of 3.2:1 and weighs 25 pounds without a stand. The overall dimensions of the screen are 40.4-inches wide x 12.6-inches high.

NEC declined to comment on pricing or availability of the display at this time.  However, given the high-markup nature of Alienware proprietary technology, NEC could be sitting on a goldmine if it markets the CRVD-42DWX+ just right. 

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By Alpha4 on 1/14/2008 11:29:25 PM , Rating: 2
"The likelihood that these two displays are not made in the same place would be an unusually odd coincidence."

...Huh? I get the general meaning behind this statement but damned if I didn't scratch my head at it. Could there be a typo somewhere?

I think what Wolfgang or Kris meant to say was "The likelihood that these two displays are made in the same place would not be an odd coincidense"

RE: Confusing...
By Slash3 on 1/14/2008 11:56:15 PM , Rating: 2
That sentence did make sense, you just moved the word "not" around - the meaning is the same, read either way.

RE: Confusing...
By noirsoft on 1/15/2008 12:22:33 PM , Rating: 2
The grammatical error is the use of both "likelihood" and "coincidence" -- The likelihood of something being true can be high or low, but it cannot be a coincidence. That sentence has no meaning. Take a simpler example:

The likelihood of me winning the lottery is a coincidence. Does that make sense? No.

"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

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