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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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RE: Why? And... green?
By artemicion on 2/26/2009 3:03:17 PM , Rating: 1
I think what he's trying to say is 1) higher resolution is always better for any monitor so there's no point in complaining. Complaining that a 1920x1080 should be 1920x1200 is as pointless as complaining that a 1920x1200 should be 1921x1201. You can ALWAYS demand higher resolution for ANY monitor, so what's the point in complaining?

2) his second point being that there's some value in developing standard resolutions that are consistent across TV and computing because a lot of computer monitors are mixed-used in that they are used for computing, gaming, media watching, etc.

So what it boils down to is that you have two avenues of complaining about this particular monitor 1) you can contend that Dell went with 1920x1080 without any cost savings - essentially arguing that they sacrificed pixels without saving money; or 2) you can complain that there's something inherently wrong with a 16:9 ratio for an LCD monitor.

RE: Why? And... green?
By Shadowself on 2/26/2009 6:20:22 PM , Rating: 2
Saying the comparison between 1920x1200 to 1920x1080 is the same as the comparison between 1920x1200 to 1920x1201 is ludicrous at best!

There are cases where you want to see the full 1920x1080 AND have room for menus/tools/buttons OUTSIDE of the image. If the screen is exactly that 1920x1080 the there is no where to put that stuff except on a second monitor.

The 1920x1080 is ONLY good for just simple viewing 1080i/p imagery. There is no other purpose for it. This is a computer monitor. Since it does not have HDMI it clearly is not a "TV Monitor". Computer monitors have other purposes than just watching movies. In a computer environment there is a use to having those missing pixels.

RE: Why? And... green?
By The0ne on 3/1/2009 12:20:27 PM , Rating: 2
For you two I suggest watching Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder. There's a small clip in there that shows the professor having the best monitor to date, with a screen size of 300"! As he's bragging about it, out comes a 302" screen and he shatters his own screen. Hilarious :)

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