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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 TMV192 on 2/26/2009 6:54:34 PM , Rating: 3
A lot of you have got it wrong.

The resolution is smaller, no questions, but its not the same as just having a 24" LCD with the top and bottom clipped off because doing so would make the size smaller. So for people watching 1080P content for example the image will actually be larger than it would be on a 16:10 24" monitor.

Secondly, I hardly affects gamers, for most, the 1080P resolution is plenty, and most modern games take the resolution just fine and what usually happens is the wider aspect will actually give more viewable area than the 1920x1200 screen would, not less.

Also, many of us just want a bigger screen, doesn't have to be a resolution upgrade going all the way up, further more, not everyone has the PC to push that many pixels, so some might like that games will run slightly faster with the small decrease in resolution.


RE: Why? And... green?
By JoshuaBuss on 2/26/2009 9:58:34 PM , Rating: 1
well said, but I still would prefer teh extra piksulz myself ;)


RE: Why? And... green?
By LordanSS on 2/27/2009 10:04:36 AM , Rating: 2
Right...

Sorry, but I need every vertical resolution I can get for my games, specially MMOs.

UIs and other things take too much screen space, and more vertical allows for better acomodation of hotbars, informational windows, etc.

Yes, it makes a difference. If it means one extra hotbar can fit without taking away my viewing area, that's good.


RE: Why? And... green?
By Fluppeteer on 2/27/2009 11:10:09 AM , Rating: 3
Also, some of us like to work on documents that need more height. Lines of code on a screen. Portrait format paper. 3:2 photos. This is why even 2048x1152 screens aren't very appealing to me, in spite of the higher-than-1920x1200 total resolution. Two 16:10 screens in portrait give you a 5:4 screen, like SXGA. I have more vertical room above my desk than I have horizontal room on it. 16:9 conveniences nobody but the manufacturers (and it was a silly idea for the TV industry, too). Frankly, I'd rather have a 2048x1536 20" monitor than a 1920x1200 24" one, but sometimes the display industry moves backwards.

By the way, someone mentioned that a 24" 16:9 display gives a bigger iamge than a 24" 16:10 display showing 16:9 content. True, but a 16:10 24" panel has more overall area than a 16:9 24" panel; take your pick. If you want your monitor to be ideal for playing HD content (or games if you value size over resolution), I suggest you buy an HDTV instead - I prefer a monitor to be better at being a monitor.

I could also mention that 16:9 is a bit of a pain of a scale factor mathematically.


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