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Dell G2410  (Source: Dell)
Dell G2410 is aimed at multimedia enthusiasts looking for 1080p resolution

When it’s time to work on a PC or watch movies, a larger screen allows you to be more productive and makes movies more enjoyable. Dell makes a number of branded PC displays that support HD resolutions and the computer maker has announced a new large display that integrates energy saving features.

The display is called the Dell G2410 and has a 24-inch screen. Typically, a 24-inch PC monitor has a resolution of 1920 x 1200, but the new Dell unit has a 1920 x 1080 resolution. That means that gamers can’t get the highest resolution available in the size class, but movie fans can get full 1080p content.

Dell lists the response time of the panel at 5ms, which should provide for good gaming and movie watching performance. Integrated power saving features include Power Nap and Dynamic Dimming. It's easy enough to guess what these features do, which is all we can do since Dell didn't specify what exactly the features do.

Connectivity options include DVI-D and VGA, but HDMI is missing. On a display aimed at multimedia use the lack of HDMI may be an issue for some users. The screen has a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a brightness of 250cd/m2. The monitor is capable of displaying 16.7 million colors and has viewing angles of 160 degrees vertical and 170 degrees horizontal.

Perhaps a reason Dell opted to include only basic connectivity options was to get the price to a more reasonable level. The G2410 retails for $349 and is available now.

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missing HDMI, but not HDCP
By dgingeri on 2/26/2009 1:20:50 PM , Rating: 2
It may be missing an HDMI input, but the DVI-D input supports HDCP, so HD video will still display.

If you really want to use an HDMI input, such as from a DVD player, BluRay player, or a cable ot satellite box, you can use one of those DVI to HDMI adaptors. From a computer, a standard DVI cable from a video card that supports HDCP will do quite nicely.

DVI with HDCP doesn't work with DVI switch boxes, though.

RE: missing HDMI, but not HDCP
By dgingeri on 2/26/2009 1:24:10 PM , Rating: 2
Oh, I forgot to mention, the 2409 model has been reduced from $349 to $249 and free shipping, and it does have an HDMI input, with the same 1920X1080 resolution.

It works wonderfully as a TV with external speakers, and much cheaper. I use mine with my satellite box and external remote controlled speakers. I have a 24" HDTV without the HDTV price.

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