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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Spotlight Turns to Notebooks Part 4: The 24" Cinema Display

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.apple.com/displays/

"The first display made precisely for a MacBook. Introducing the 24-inch LED Cinema Display. It doesn't just expand the screen of your new MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air. With a built-in iSight camera, mic, and speakers, it expands your whole experience."

The final item Apple discussed at their big announcement event was a new LED-backlit Cinema Display. For the first time ever, Apple has designed a display specifically for their notebook line. The new 24" model has connectors for the Mini DisplayPort, Magsafe power adapter, and USB port (to connect the camera on the top bezel and the 3-port USB hub inside). While Apple has caught a lot of grief over recent years for not having a proper docking station for their laptops, this does seem like an interesting compromise. The new Cinema Display has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and will be available in November for $899.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Dell Introduces New 16:9 Aspect Ratio 1080p Monitor

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:00 AM

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...7345&redirect=1

The Inspiron Mini 9 wasn't the only new product that Dell announced today: they've released a new monitor called the S2409W. It's a 24" panel, at a 16:9 aspect ratio, running at 1920 x 1200 1080 resolution. It has an 85% colour gamut, 5 ms Gray-to-Gray response time, and connects via VGA, DVI, or HDMI with HDCP. No memory card reader, USB ports, component, or DisplayPort connections. I guess the $349 USD price point makes this a budget monitor of sorts. They also have 20" ($299) and 17" ($189) versions, although they don't seem to be 16:9. The 20" monitor has a 2.0 megapixel camera though.

So, am I missing something with this move to 16:9 aspect ratio? What's the benefit on the desktop? You get the same resolution, so you're not really missing anything, but you get a monitor that's a bit wider but shorter (vertically). Is that a good thing? I don't know, having never used a 16:9 monitor (my TV doesn't really count). What's your take on 16:9 monitors?

Tags: monitor, Dell, 24

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