CES: Dell "Crystal" monitor available

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CES: Dell "Crystal" monitor available

Postposted on Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:36 pm

This is that thin, glass-bezel monitor Dell has been demoing at various shows lately (the shipping version is DVI/HDMI, not DisplayPort). But it's not cheap -- $1200 for a 22" 1680x1050 display. Gizmodo has more pics.
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Postposted on Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:44 pm

Definitely a love it or hate it design. I, for one, love it and find it gorgeous.

An Ambilight-esque glow from the edges which can be switched on and off independently from the monitor would have been great in my opinion.
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Postposted on Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:40 pm

built in speakers on a $1200 computer monitor? what?
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Postposted on Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:48 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:built in speakers on a $1200 computer monitor? what?


That's the only thing I was wondering about. Your going to spend 1200 on a monitor and use integrated speakers.
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Postposted on Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:14 pm

Lets see... you could buy a real nice 30 in 2560x1600 or this 1680x1050 22"..... really I would just think anyone that bought one of these was a more money than sense idiot wanting to show off.
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Postposted on Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:26 pm

I was more impressed by the 27" OLED that Sony showed at CES.

I saw the 11" one in person and it was very impressive.
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Postposted on Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:36 pm

PRIME1 wrote:I was more impressed by the 27" OLED that Sony showed at CES.

I saw the 11" one in person and it was very impressive.


sony must be impressed with it too... they have dumped out of plasma and rptv because of it right?
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Postposted on Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:45 pm

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PRIME1 wrote:I was more impressed by the 27" OLED that Sony showed at CES.

I saw the 11" one in person and it was very impressive.


sony must be impressed with it too... they have dumped out of plasma and rptv because of it right?

Yeah, but that's mainly to focus on standard LCD. But the OLED is really frickin cool.

Although I think everyone will be dumping plasma and projection eventually.

I was at Best Buy the other day and could not fathom why anyone would want a projection TV.
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Postposted on Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:29 am

In a lot of lighting conditions, projection TVs give a better picture, plain and simple. The lighting in a showroom, however, not so much. I think this is why LCD TV's are doing so well. If people ever saw what their blacks really looked like, they wouldn't be so quick to buy them.
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Postposted on Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:30 am

PRIME1 wrote:Yeah, but that's mainly to focus on standard LCD. But the OLED is really frickin cool.

Although I think everyone will be dumping plasma and projection eventually.

I was at Best Buy the other day and could not fathom why anyone would want a projection TV.


Apparently OLED is the future and everyone thinks so, and sony is just early cutting losses.

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sony 12/27/2007 wrote:Sony is dropping its money-losing rear-projection TV business worldwide to focus on two flat panel technologies _ liquid crystal display and organic light-emitting diode, the company said Thursday.


LCD already looks good, and oled solves the remaining "problems".

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Postposted on Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:28 pm

lordtottuu wrote:Definitely a love it or hate it design. I, for one, love it and find it gorgeous.

An Ambilight-esque glow from the edges which can be switched on and off independently from the monitor would have been great in my opinion.


Way wider than it needs to be. And speakers just increase the power consumption and the weight. I prefer the other Dell ultrasharp when it comes to looks.

I know dell makes great monitors, but I hate the word dell on any of my hardware.
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Postposted on Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:09 pm

cass wrote:LCD already looks good, and oled solves the remaining "problems".


After doing plenty of research, I see no reason to buy anything but a LCD TV.

It will be a long time till we see large OLED panels though.

The 11" one I saw was awesome. Super thin and (at least to my eyes) a perfect picture.
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Postposted on Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:15 pm

the blacks in dark room are awful. It looks like a bright something when it's on.
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Postposted on Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:18 pm

For what it's worth, a friend of mine has a sony sound system that has similar speakers to that (along with a sub) and they sound unbelievable for their size. For that price, I doubt Dell have included speakers that on par with a phone... :roll:
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Postposted on Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:39 pm

PRIME1 wrote:I was at Best Buy the other day and could not fathom why anyone would want a projection TV.
Front projection in a light-controlled room, maybe? 100" for $1000 (four years ago) is hard to beat.
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