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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 inperfectdarkness on 2/26/2009 4:33:23 PM , Rating: 0
because 16:10 is standard in all laptops.

in fact, quite a few 17" laptops have LARGER resolution than 1080p in 1920x1200.

i, personally, will never buy a larger monitor than i need for the resolution i desire; televisions notwithstanding (as i really don't have a choice in going above 1080p).

it's garbage like this that is moving the industry BACKWARDS. i want HIGHER DPI, not lower. this display isn't even at 100 DPI.

is it any wonder that THIS generation of laptops has LOWER resolutions than the previous one?

RE: Why? And... green?
By Fluppeteer on 2/27/2009 11:13:12 AM , Rating: 2
Sadly, laptops are moving to 16:9 as well. See Dell's latest 1024x576 netbook, after lots of people complained that 600 vertical pixels on the other netbooks on the market was insufficient.

I, too, want more pixels. Bring back the T221.

RE: Why? And... green?
By BansheeX on 3/1/2009 3:51:25 PM , Rating: 1
because 16:10 is standard in all laptops.

Standard to whom? Who decided to create content for 16:10?

It's garbage like this that is moving the industry BACKWARDS. i want HIGHER DPI, not lower. this display isn't even at 100 DPI.

You and people like you have no idea what you're talking about. The aspect has NOTHING to do with the real estate. A 1920x1080 (16:9) monitor has MORE real estate than a 1650x1050 (16:10) monitor. Manufacturers could have released a 2133x1200 monitor (~16:9). The reason they didn't do it that way was because the content itself is being made for 1080p, not 1200p. 1080p content scaled to fit a 1200p fixed pixel screen creates scaling artifacts. Keep fighting me on this, even an idiot knows the quality advantage of 1:1 scaling on fixed pixel technology.

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