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    Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    Earlier today, Dell launched its super sexy transparent monitor, the Dell Crystal. The company has since pulled the launch page but it looks as though we can expect to see the display become available very soon.
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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    That would be mint although I`m not a big fan of built in speakers.

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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    That's a fashion piece, unfortunately with the price to match.

    Absolutely stunning though. Just... absolutely stunning.

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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    I'm unaware of anything similar being launched by other companies with the glass surround. It looks sweet! I think they have got the price a bit wrong though despite the really good looks.

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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    by the sounds of the spec of the monitor it is a TN panel?

    It looks very nice

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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    I thought Dell were one on the backers of the display port interface, supprised it's not on this monitor.

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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    From what I heard display port is still a few months away from being available.

    Also it prolly needs a different chipset on board and with this panel being so slim they prolly want to keep size down

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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    Quote Originally Posted by digit View Post
    I'm unaware of anything similar being launched by other companies with the glass surround. It looks sweet! I think they have got the price a bit wrong though despite the really good looks.

    my 3yr old sony 30" TFT TV has a glass (well perspex) surround that makes the panel appear to float, however its still not as nice as this one

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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    That's a fashion piece, unfortunately with the price to match.
    Exactly.

    This display is not intended to be purchased by technically informed people such as ourselves, who read and compare specs. It is intended for the reception desk or the CEO's desk at blue chip corporate offices. And for wealthy individuals for whom money is no object.

    As far as I can tell the spec is inferior to a normal Dell display. It is a bit like comparing a Vertu with a Nokia. The Vertu costs 10 times as much, has fewer features, but is beautiful, and looks expensive, which some of the time is the most important feature.
    Last edited by chrestomanci; 04-01-2008 at 09:04 PM. Reason: correct spelling

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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    The page it back up now!

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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    Article updated:
    *UPDATE*

    The Dell Crystal is now official as the launch page has, well, re-launched over at Dell Crystal 22-Inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor

    An official announcement is also available on the Direct2Dell blog.

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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    We all know that Dell will plumpet the price on this when it launches properly.

    They always quote high prices and you can get things a little later - cheaper.

    It's a shame it doesn't have Display port or 1080p support

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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    Dell have confirmed on its official blog that it does indeed feature Displayport. Come on DR, order one, you know you wanna!

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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Parm View Post
    Dell have confirmed on its official blog that it does indeed feature Displayport. Come on DR, order one, you know you wanna!
    It doesn't have a Mac built in

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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    It doesn't have a Mac built in
    You say that like it's a bad thing

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    Re: Dell launches Crystal display, or does it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    You say that like it's a bad thing



    I'm fairly keen on me old iMac at the moment it's the longest standing system I've run for a while without tinkering with it!

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