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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 Johnmcl7 on 12/31/2006 5:02:13 AM , Rating: 2
I fully agree, I cannot understand why desktop monitors have such low resolutions compared to laptop screens - my 15.4 and 17 inch screens have a superb 1920x1200 resolution but to get that in a desktop resolution you have to go all the way up to 23 inches.

While there may be some compromises involved, there's clearly a demand for them otherwise no-one would be buying laptop models with these resolutions.


RE: TV or Moniter
By Hare on 12/31/2006 3:45:04 PM , Rating: 2
My thoughts exactly. I have a 17" laptop with 1440x900 and I would gladly take a much higher resolution. Resolution increases details , it doesn't have to make everything smaller! Take a look at Apples OSs. You can scale pretty much everything. Monitors with 1280x800 and 1600x1200 can show content with same actual size on the screen (webpages etc).

If monitors had a higher resolution text editing would be a joy. Nowadays monitors can't substitute prints because of the low resolution. Reading is just slower.

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