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Alienware Shows Off Curved Monitor at CES

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  1. Jimmy 2004

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    GIZMODO has taken some interesting pictures and a video of Alienware’s curved monitor, which the company plans to release later this year. The monitor has a resolution of 2880x900 pixels, and according to HEXUS.net it contains four DLP rear projection screens. The most impressive feature (other than the fact it’s curved of course) is the 0.02ms response time Alienware is claiming. As you can see, seams between each of the four screens are visible, but Alienware is promising that these will be gone by the time it is released to the public.

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    Source: GIZMODO
     
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    Wow, very cool. Looks a little prototype-ish to me, but awesome!
     
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    Thank you to bretts31344 for sending this in to us.
     
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    Maybe because it is a prototype?? hmmm... :)

    I tried to really look for the seams, but I really cant see them?? Can you? You must have some super eye sight?
     
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    you can... especially the far right screen, which is brighter than the rest.
     
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    These two are most obvious to me - take a look at the parts I've highlighted on the original image and you should see what I mean.

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    Let me guess. It costs more than my rig :ohwell: Cool idea, but thats gonna cost alot of money. Also why is being curved good? Thats kinda awkward to me..
     
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    Now that is wiiiiide :eek::D
     
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    I work it out to be a ratio of 16:5... compared to 16:9 on a standard widescreen TV.
     
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    man, theyre playing crysis on that thing... I would like to see the monster that they hooked up to that in order to run that game at that res...
     
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    Wow that is impressive. Now it curves around so you can see all the picture at the same time. Peripheral vision!
     
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    I think it looks quite rubbish tbh... Picture quality and colour reproduction are poor. Awesome concept though!
     
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    If that thing is less than 3 grand I may take a loan to get one.

    It looks SWEET!!!!!
     
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    It's only slightly curved.. so it's basically just the bottom half of a 50" screen.
     
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    has expensive written all over it
     
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    very hard to judge picture quality, color, brightness and contrast of an LCD from pictures taken at an angle


    but that looks friggin sweet! Imagine how much a display like that would add to immersion in a game?! :twitch:
     
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    its very thin vertically though... I mean 900!!! Maybe that is all you need I dunno. But yeah I agree that it would be pretty friggin awesome to game on that thing... Its only good for FPS though and maybe some driving games, all those wow nerds can just get a normal screen.. :)

    I bet it weighs a friggin ton, from that pic ^ side on it looks like its a good 12in thick.

    I am betting at least 3g for one of those....
     
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    That is tight, very nice, but probably EXPENSIVE.
     
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    Wow that guy in the third picture sure knows how to open his eyes:laugh::laugh::laugh:


    But yeah the second picture is the best one to show off the seams that the four projectors show off
     
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    It's a fricken Alien Ware, of course it's gosh darn expensive! I can seriously see monitors going that way, especially for gamers. But ya, you would need some serious video cardishness to run that monitorsauras! :)
     
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    is this really the way PC monitors will go? what about television?
     
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    I have a mate who would buy one for sure he has to have the biggest and the best stuff havnt heard the end of it since he got his samsung 30 inch monitor.
     
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    I just wish it was LCD and not DLP. So there wouldn't be any moving parts in there.
     
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    DLP suck, poor colour reproduction, mediocre viewing angles, ridiculous contrast ratio, etc...

    You will need 20+min of calibration every week to make the image to look consistent. This is a gadget, not next gen tech.
     
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    They know that you're going to be sitting close to the screen, so the curve follows your natural peripheral vision, thus producing less strain on your eyes. If the monitor were flat like a plasma tv you'd have on your wall, sitting close to it would not only strain your eyes, but your neck as well, since you would be moving your head all over the place in order to take everything in
     

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