The Dell Crystal monitor

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    Airforce

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    Looks great, but overpriced.
     
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    Chaszmyr

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    Looks nice? LOL

    Looks like something off of the USS Enterprise. A 1970s version of snazzy.
     
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    Agreed - to me it looks like they are trying just a bit too hard.
     
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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
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    22" monitor thats only 1680 x 1050 resolution? Ouch.
     
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    That is the resolution of every 22" LCD.
     
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    But people seem to have a thing against bigger monitors with resolution smaller ones can manage.
     
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    Ugly.
     
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    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
     
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    It's kinda nice but not for that price and it still has a cheapo panel in it too.
     
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    That is entirely age dependent. :rolleyes:
     
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    Agreed :rolleyes:
     
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    I like it, looks a little futuristic, but still, waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy overpriced.
     
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    Ugly in my opinion.
     
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    I agree, looks awful.
     
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    I like the way it looks but for $1200 I would buy an Imac
     
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    Stunning, but pricey.

    Bit like Apple products really.
     
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    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.
     
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    To all of those who said it looks ugly, I agree with you.
     
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    For PC standards, this is wonderful. For Apple's standards, it's rather fugly. I like the Cinema displays much better.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     

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