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Dell's upcoming 27" display as leaked on the website
An inconspicuous typo reveals one of the most anticipated Dell displays to date

Earlier this year Dell was expected to release a 27" enthusiast display even though no manufacturer had announced plans to build on 27" LCD substrates. However, with Samsung's announcement earlier this month, it looks as though Dell's 27" plans are finally a go.

Yet late last week, the product page for the Dell 2007WFP was updated with a "new" image of the product.  Much to the confusion of enthusiasts everywhere, this was not the image for the 20" Dell display announced last year, but the image of a 27" display that has not been announced yet.

In a conversation to DailyTech, a Dell representative explained that the image came from a training manual for the upcoming W2707C display.  This was later confirmed by a forum post from a Dell employee on the same day. As far as Dell displays go, the "C" suffix denotes a consumer LCD TV.  Dell's W2607C, for example, is a 26" LCD TV.

Typically Dell announces its new displays and roadmaps at the Consumer Electronics Show: the 3007WFP, 2407WFP and 2007WFP were all highlights of CES 2006.  CES 2007 is scheduled to take place the second week of January.

Interestingly, Dell's other LCD TV models do not have USB inputs, even though those inputs are clearly visible in the leaked image.  The Samsung panel specifications claim a 1920x1200 resolution, which is a resolution typically reserved for desktop displays rather than LCD TVs.  Furthermore, this display lacks a coaxial input -- something most other Dell LCD TVs have.  Given just the specifications and ignoring Dell's comments, we would be apt to say this is a desktop display rather than a consumer LCD TV.

Whether or not the Dell representatives have misspoke seems moot: we will have a 27" high end display for 2007, and it will most certainly be introduced at CES next week.

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RE: TV or Moniter
By Ringold on 12/31/2006 1:59:55 AM , Rating: 4
My eyes, sadly, arent what they used to be, and I'm not even that damned old. So... unfortunately... I too see the advantage of this huge screen with the same resolution. :)

1920x1200 on a 21" would kill me.

RE: TV or Moniter
By NoSoftwarePatents on 12/31/2006 11:15:21 AM , Rating: 2
1920X1200 on a 21 inch monitor is bordering on hard-to-see no matter what. There are simply some resolutions where you need a physically bigger screen. I run that resolution on my 24 inch Dell panel here at 60 Hz, and everything is just fine.

For the record I used to own a Sony 21 inch Trinitron and the max I could comfortably use was 1280X1024 at 85 Hz. Anything higher made my eyes swim.

RE: TV or Moniter
By TheMaster on 1/1/2007 10:30:19 AM , Rating: 2
You ran a 5:4 resolution on a 4:3 display? weird.

RE: TV or Moniter
By saratoga on 1/2/2007 2:40:36 AM , Rating: 2
On a 21"? You kidding? Thats damn near perfect for LCDs.

RE: TV or Moniter
By drank12quartsstrohsbeer on 1/2/2007 9:11:23 AM , Rating: 2
Change the Windows DPI setting, for gods sake

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