Dell Launches 27-Inch Desktop Display

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Dell's Ultrasharp 2707WFP TFT LCD flat-panel display will offer a widescreen resolution of 1,920 by 1,200.

Dell is readying a 27-inch desktop PC display, the Ultrasharp 2707WFP. The new TFT LCD flat-panel display will offer a widescreen resolution of 1,920 by 1,200, the same as the smaller Dell 2407WFP.

The new Dell display is priced at $1,399 and available direct from Dell at www.dell.com.

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The Ultrasharp 2707WFP offers a response time of 6ms (gray-to-gray) and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1. The new widescreen monitor also makes use of Dell's TrueColor technology, including a 92 percent (compared with NTSC) color gamut. This enables richer, deeper colors, creating a richer experience for PC game players, digital photo editors and videographers, according to Dell.

The LCD panel is also capable of picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture functionality from two different inputs.

Read the full story on PCMag.com: Dell Launches 27-Inch Desktop Display

Loyd Case came to computing by way of physical chemistry. He began modestly on a DEC PDP-11 by learning the intricacies of the TROFF text formatter while working on his master's thesis. After a brief, painful stint as an analytical chemist, he took over a laboratory network at Lockheed in the early 80's and never looked back. His first 'real' computer was an HP 1000 RTE-6/VM system.

In 1988, he figured out that building his own PC was vastly more interesting than buying off-the-shelf systems ad he ditched his aging Compaq portable. The Sony 3.5-inch floppy drive from his first homebrew rig is still running today. Since then, he's done some programming, been a systems engineer for Hewlett-Packard, worked in technical marketing in the workstation biz, and even dabbled in 3-D modeling and Web design during the Web's early years.

Loyd was also bitten by the writing bug at a very early age, and even has dim memories of reading his creative efforts to his third grade class. Later, he wrote for various user group magazines, culminating in a near-career ending incident at his employer when a humor-impaired senior manager took exception at one of his more flippant efforts. In 1994, Loyd took on the task of writing the first roundup of PC graphics cards for Computer Gaming World -- the first ever written specifically for computer gamers. A year later, Mike Weksler, then tech editor at Computer Gaming World, twisted his arm and forced him to start writing CGW's tech column. The gaming world -- and Loyd -- has never quite recovered despite repeated efforts to find a normal job. Now he's busy with the whole fatherhood thing, working hard to turn his two daughters into avid gamers. When he doesn't have his head buried inside a PC, he dabbles in downhill skiing, military history and home theater.

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