Alienware 2,880x900 "Curved Display"

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  1. David G. macrumors 6502a

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  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    what is the response time/ price? I've been looking into getting dual monitors and a converter , but this might serve my purpose very well. Beats having the physical edges of the 2 or more monitors, that is for sure (unless you want an viewable area that is flat and to be seen at a distance
     
  3. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Problem with that is that no games support such a resolution :(
     
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    In the video, on the side. The lady said the response time was 0.02 ms.... that's quite fast.
     
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    The resolution really isn't that big though -- it's like two 17-inch iMacs side by side. It's not much bigger than half a 30-inch cinema display (sliced horizontally).
     
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    that is pretty cool, but i wouldn't want it.

    and it said that it was wider than a 30" display
     
  7. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Yeah, just barely: 2880 versus 2560
    The cinema display has it beat by far vertically: 1600 versus 900
     
  8. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    either way, i'd take a 30" apple over this thing
     
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    Not out yet.. So I dont think anyone know.
     
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    It's DLP anyway, so response time wouldn't really be an issue anyway.
     
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    They will.

    We are talking Alienware, after all.
     
  13. Agurri macrumors 6502

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    Actually... they narrowed the price : Pricing information is still infuriatingly non-specific: the best we got was "more than a 17-inch flat panel and less than a Kia."

    Source : http://www.engadget.com/page/3/
     
  14. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    Me too. That monitor is strange. It's very pcnerd-ish:D
     
  15. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    It's a great form factor for FPS gaming, I think. Field of view is very important left to right, not so much up and down, and absolute resolution isn't the primary concern.

    It's not what I'd want for my spreadsheets or sysadmin, though. :)
     
  16. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    exactly. very, very niche market. shame, could have a decent amount of potential if wasn't so restricted.
     
  17. tominated macrumors 68000

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    gimme gimme gimme! imagine playing unreal 3 on that!
     
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    Reminds me of the view screen on the bridge of the re-fit Enterprise.
     
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    On an unrelated note, I'm now selling a new audio add-on. It makes better use of horizonamalutions that occur naturally in the air and bounce sound directly into your receptors. I know it may look like "an ordinary spoon jammed into your subwoofer", but I assure you, it's scientologically formulated.
     
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    It's not just the inch size

    The beauty of it is that because of the curve, it takes in more of the horizontal peripheral vision of the gamer. I'd give this a top 5 of the CES 2008.
     
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    LOL.... Nerdiest thing I've seen all week, I needed a good laugh ;)
     
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    I think this is one of those things that you need to sit in front of and see for yourself to really appreciate how cool it is.
     

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