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Dell adds some style to its LCDs

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    Generally speaking, Dell isn’t well known for producing beautiful monitors which sit elegantly on your desk, but this new concept design could prompt a change in direction for Dell. The prototype, although this is unlikely to reach the production stage, features an ultra-flat LCD panel encased in a sheet of glass, with a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels. The monitor also features build in speakers and a microphone/webcam at the top. The power supply rests on the floor nearer the mains rather than being enclosed within the case, which allows a much thinner screen. Although this may not be to everyone’s tastes, it’s certainly a new image for Dell, but you’ll probably never be given the chance to buy one.

    Source: Engadget
     
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    Wouldn't mind one, but lose the speakers and the webcam :)
     
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    Apple already has speakers and webcams in their G5 monitors. Mind you, the monitor is basically the PC :D But seriously, that is one mofo beast of a monitor.
     
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    I'd love to see monitors like that with the glass surround, can lose the speakers though
     
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    well its not as ugly as the standard dell monitors, but still ugly in my opinion.
     
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    I doubt you'll ever see anything like this in production. This is a trial balloon. Obviously some folks may like this arangement with the power supply on the floor, and gimmicks, etc. but it's not likely to be a design hit and will likely get canned. The media is just helping Dell evaluate the marketing potential by hyping it, or not.
     
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    i don't want fking speakers in my monitor! - Those are only for cheap asses who buy big screens to look rich, but only connect a $20 dvd player.
     
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    Gone a bit over board if you ask me
     
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    So its an lcd inside a CRT monitor ::rofl::
     
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    there's no cathode ray tube at all, it's just a piece of glass :rofl:
     
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    the speakers and webcam are there to give it a cool "floating" feeling, it would look less stylish with just the glass..you would barely be able to see that there is glass there at all
     
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    looks like they hired a modding expert to design their new LCD monitor. not bad but needs some refining, like blue LEDs and no webcam and speakers.
     
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    ditto
     
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    Just think of how easy it would be to clean, though! And you'd never have to worry about scratches again.
     
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    I don't mind the speakers and webcam. Would be quite acceptable for most everyday use - not everyone's gonna have a PC set up with good standalone speakers constantly. In fact, some of the older monitor-mount speakers were quite respectable... and indeed, that setup would be fine for LANs and the like. But it's smaller than my existing monitor! :)
     

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