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The Dell 2707WFP is a go

Our sources at Samsung LCD whispered to us a few weeks ago that Dell will feature a 27" LCD this fall with a 1920x1200 resolution. 

We got confirmation of this rumor earlier today from former Tom's Hardware editor Vincent Alzieu that Dell has also confirmed the upcoming display to him.  In a recent conversation, Alzieu claimed "the 2707WFP will be here in October."  Of course, he was talking about France in particular, and a US launch may be even closer.   You can find the rest of his thoughts about the upcoming display on his website,

Samsung LCD is currently the only display manufacturer with plans for a 27" WUXGA LCD panel, the LTM270M1.  The S-PVA panel is a true 8-bit design with a claimed response time of 8ms gray to gray.  For all intents and purposes, the display is identical to the Dell 2407WFP now available via the Dell USA website -- Samsung makes the 24" WUXGA panel found in that display as well. However, the 27" panel has a less dense 0.303mm pixel pitch which is not the most attractive pixel width we've seen.    

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Well, must be nice if youre rich.
By d33pblue on 3/27/2006 12:05:59 PM , Rating: 2
...or blind.

But for the other 99% of us, we can only dream about this kind of monitor. Personally, I'd rather see lower prices than bigger screens. Give me a $200, 20" wide panel or a $350 24" wide panel, then we'll talk.

By bamacre on 3/27/2006 12:53:43 PM , Rating: 2
Exactly, I'd like to see lower prices as well, not bigger screens. My 2001FP is big enough, but so was the price.

RE: Well, must be nice if youre rich.
By Methusela on 3/27/2006 3:49:55 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not sure what you're talking about, but I got my 2005FPW for $350 delivered, and my 2405FPW for $426 delivered, both direct from Dell, brand new. I've convinced somewhere around 15 of my gamer buddies to hit up the 2005FPW in the last six months as well. If you can wait for the deals, it's an incredible value. It costs less than 19" CRTs from a mere three or four years ago. That's not lavish or excessive in my mind.

I'm not rich by any stretch ($28k/yr), and no, I don't live with my parents or leech off of anyone. Both LCDs have been great purchases and I would purchase more if I had the money.

RE: Well, must be nice if youre rich.
By d33pblue on 3/27/2006 4:44:38 PM , Rating: 1
Yeah, I was mainly talking about retail prices, not something purchased with multiple coupon codes, rebates, and special discounts. If you jump through enough hoops, you can get a sizable discount on most things these days.

By Methusela on 3/28/2006 11:02:19 PM , Rating: 2
I didn't have to jump through many hoops. I clicked a link, clicked "Add To Cart," added a single coupon code and clicked "Confirm Order." Also, there were no rebates and it was delivered to my door with no tax or charges for shipping.

I see no reason to disdain that simple procedure. It's not magic, nor is it rocket science.

RE: Well, must be nice if youre rich.
By k2005quark on 3/27/2006 7:02:07 PM , Rating: 2
Ok, you got me. How in the world did you get the 2405 for $426? Coupons or no coupons, I am very skeptical.

RE: Well, must be nice if youre rich.
By Methusela on 3/28/2006 11:04:40 PM , Rating: 1
A couple of months ago, Dell made a coupon error where a coupon for 55% off of their Laptop Covers was applying to everything on the site. I used that coupon, placed the order through my Dell Preferred Account line of credit for an additional 2% off, and the monitor was delivered two days later.

I got a lot more than just that 24" monitor with said coupon, *wink*

RE: Well, must be nice if youre rich.
By Fnoob on 3/29/2006 10:08:10 PM , Rating: 2
That coupon was where? Online? Could you forward your cached page to the rest of us plez? I would love to add a 2nd 2405 for ~$400. Then the only question is... what insane product goes in the middle between the 2? And what GPU? One of these days some developer somewhere is going to remember that flight sims where once profitable and cool. And now that the multi-pseudo-wraparound display is sorta-kinda-affordable, perhaps this is a good time to be working on a new realease (wink) especially if it doesnt suck (winkyer). I predict someone will develop the 'envelope' display here shortly... a 90" curved LCD display that just kinda, envelops you. What was the expiration date on that coupon? Id like to use it in Nov 07.

By Methusela on 3/30/2006 11:01:31 AM , Rating: 2
The coupon thread at can be found by following this link: hread.php?sduid=...

Plus juan for sarcasm.

By Trisped on 3/28/2006 10:30:29 AM , Rating: 2
It depends on what you use it for. I personally love the fact that they are getting bigger as even with my 23" CRT set to 2048x1528 I don't have enough room when programing or using Macromedia Studio products.

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