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greendragon
Jan 5, 2008, 09:47 AM
your thoughts...? i hope :apple: upgrades acd...
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=223-5647&link_number=



Airforce
Jan 5, 2008, 09:50 AM
Looks great, but overpriced.

Chaszmyr
Jan 5, 2008, 09:57 AM
My initial reaction was very positive, it looks quite nice. However, I don't want speakers on my monitor, and since all the glass framing does is hold the speakers, it makes the unit much larger than need be. I'll stick with Apple's minimalist designs, thank you.

anotherarunan
Jan 5, 2008, 10:03 AM
didnt really read the whole thing, but the glass makes it look really heavy. Plus im not sure about the quality of the speakers, although i dont know enough to be sure! surely the standard dell ultrasharp monitors + a better pair of speakers would be cheaper? and give you a better result?

netdog
Jan 5, 2008, 10:07 AM
Looks nice? LOL

Looks like something off of the USS Enterprise. A 1970s version of snazzy.

Scottyk9
Jan 5, 2008, 10:19 AM
My initial reaction was very positive, it looks quite nice. However, I don't want speakers on my monitor, and since all the glass framing does is hold the speakers, it makes the unit much larger than need be. I'll stick with Apple's minimalist designs, thank you.

Agreed - to me it looks like they are trying just a bit too hard.

jnc
Jan 5, 2008, 10:51 AM
We saw this as concept a year ago, but Sony beat them to the market, and threw in a computer as well with their vaio-aio.

http://gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2006/08/Sony-Vaio-LS1-3.jpg

SheriffParker
Jan 5, 2008, 11:53 AM
22" monitor thats only 1680 x 1050 resolution? Ouch.

Umbongo
Jan 5, 2008, 02:40 PM
22" monitor thats only 1680 x 1050 resolution? Ouch.

That is the resolution of every 22" LCD.

jnc
Jan 5, 2008, 03:19 PM
That is the resolution of every 22" LCD.

But people seem to have a thing against bigger monitors with resolution smaller ones can manage.

dpaanlka
Jan 5, 2008, 03:23 PM
Ugly.

Shotgun OS
Jan 5, 2008, 03:28 PM
Fugly. Looks kinda like they took an old monitor, shoved it behind a piece of glass, added some cheapo speakers, and stuck a 1000 buck price tag on it. :P

Techguy172
Jan 5, 2008, 03:44 PM
It's kinda nice but not for that price and it still has a cheapo panel in it too.

gnasher729
Jan 5, 2008, 04:04 PM
But people seem to have a thing against bigger monitors with resolution smaller ones can manage.

That is entirely age dependent. :rolleyes:

danidoll521
Jan 5, 2008, 04:18 PM
Fugly. Looks kinda like they took an old monitor, shoved it behind a piece of glass, added some cheapo speakers, and stuck a 1000 buck price tag on it. :P

Agreed :rolleyes:

Schtumple
Jan 5, 2008, 04:43 PM
I like it, looks a little futuristic, but still, waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy overpriced.

MrGeePee
Jan 5, 2008, 04:46 PM
Ugly in my opinion.

peejack
Jan 5, 2008, 05:25 PM
Looks nice? LOL

Looks like something off of the USS Enterprise. A 1970s version of snazzy.

I agree, looks awful.

Matiek
Jan 5, 2008, 06:36 PM
I like the way it looks but for $1200 I would buy an Imac

combatcolin
Jan 5, 2008, 06:46 PM
Stunning, but pricey.

Bit like Apple products really.

gotzero
Jan 5, 2008, 06:56 PM
I would rather have a dell 30" for about the same price.

I think this product is a loss leader for them. They are trying to get their name out there for design again. The next version will probably be more conservative and significantly cheaper.

I would love to have a truly "floating" monitor with only a glass bezel, but this design just looks like a larger piece of glass on top of a normal black dell frame.

David G.
Jan 5, 2008, 06:58 PM
To all of those who said it looks ugly, I agree with you.

thesdx
Jan 5, 2008, 07:02 PM
For PC standards, this is wonderful. For Apple's standards, it's rather fugly. I like the Cinema displays much better.

apsterling
Jan 5, 2008, 07:14 PM
1680x1050 on a 22" versus 1920x1200 on a 17", I'd take the 17" any day. :rolleyes:

For that price, I'd just pick up a new iMac.

jnc
Jan 5, 2008, 07:24 PM
But people seem to have a thing against bigger monitors with resolution smaller ones can manage.

That is entirely age dependent. :rolleyes:

1680x1050 on a 22" versus 1920x1200 on a 17", I'd take the 17" any day. :rolleyes:

For that price, I'd just pick up a new iMac.

Wait, was that resolution remark serious? I can never understand messages which include that silly emoticon.

In the name of SCIENCE, how old are you, apsterling? :D

Cave Man
Jan 5, 2008, 07:55 PM
It's 22" so it must have an MVA or TN panel. The 23" ACD is cheaper and has an S-IPS panel.

Big-TDI-Guy
Jan 5, 2008, 07:57 PM
If Dell can make this with a hi-res 30" LCD - and keep it under 1500 USD - I'll come knockin.

But for a 22" 1680x1050 - (#*K no!

I wouldn't be able to sleep at night knowing I paid 1000+ for 1680x1050.

You can't do 1080p on that (only up to 720) - I've never understood why 1680x1050 still exists - when just 30 more lines will bring you to 1080.

???

combatcolin
Jan 6, 2008, 08:25 AM
Apple themselves are living breathing proof that a big wodge of consumers value looks over everything else.

My Dell 24" is fine, but in 5 years a 30" version of the Crystal display should be very affordable.

yippy
Jan 6, 2008, 08:47 AM
1680x1050 on a 22" versus 1920x1200 on a 17", I'd take the 17" any day. :rolleyes:

For that price, I'd just pick up a new iMac.

I have never seen or heard of a 17" desktop monitory with 1920*1200 resolution. Could you enlighten me with a link?

xfiftyfour
Jan 6, 2008, 08:54 AM
Are you kidding? Fugly? That thing's gorgeous. The specs blow, but looks alone, that monitor rocks. Stop drinkin the koolaid you guys!

waynesun
Jan 7, 2008, 03:12 PM
22'' TN panel monitor for 1.2k?? Yeah right! And for what, a piece of glass over a LCD monitor?

I think dell went overboard with practicality vs price. This is probably the worst valued monitor out there.