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.
quote: Which has better quality, running a 1080p image at 1080p or at 1200p? 1200p is higher but you can't create information that isn't there, you have to scale and dither the content, which reduces overall quality.
quote: Adding a slither of resolution to all sides and having no 1080p monitors on the market makes no sense. None. Nada. Finito.
quote: 1920x1080 exceeds 1680x1050, yet the latter is 16:10.
quote: And FYI, more is not always better. Bandwidth and graphical power is clearly not ready to run 8640p. In fact, there will come a point where your eyes won't even be able to see the pixel structure or benefits of higher densities, at which point increasing the density and incurring all the new bandwidth and artistic labor requirements makes about as much sense as DVD audio. But more is always better right?
quote: Note that the use of the word resolution here is misleading. The term "display resolution" is usually used to mean pixel dimensions (e.g., 1280×1024), which does not tell anything about the resolution of the display on which the image is actually formed (which would typically be given in pixels per inch (digital) or number of lines measured horizontally, per picture height (analog))
quote: But a FAIR comparison must use a single referent, either the horizontal or vertical resolution. In this case the 16:10 always has more pixels.
quote:Nobody who cares about image quality is going to allow a video to stretch outside its native AR.
quote: You are talking like one is FORCED to stretch the image and ruin image quality. Its just extra space. As another poster pointed out, you could have the remote control for your PowerDVD placed there.
quote: Bandwidth and graphical power are definitely able to handle 2560x1600.
quote: If you make a comparison with differing ratios, you do not pick arbitrary values. Stick with the first number. 16:9=1920x1080 or 16:10=1920x1200.
quote: DVD audio wasn't popular but anyone who desires high quality lossless audio appreciates the idea and hopes for more lossless digital download releases in the future (I do anyway ^^).