updated 12:15 pm EDT, Thu October 12, 2006
Dell HDTVs and 20-inch LCD
The DigitalLife Expo served as a venue for another series of launches today for Dell, which took the opportunity to improve its computer and HDTV displays. The 3207C (pictured) and 3707C are 32- and 37-inch LCD televisions with improved image quality that should help with fast-action scenes in movies and games. The leading 3707C has both analog and digital tuners, dual HDMI ports, and stand-alone 30W speakers with virtual surround support. Buyers of the simpler 3207C get most of the same features save for a single HDMI input and built-in 30W speakers. Both models are shipping today for $1,199 (32-inch) and $1,699 (37-inch) respectively.
For computer users, Dell also extended its LCD displays to include a new budget model, the E207WFP. The new widescreen is a stripped-down version of the existing 2007WFP that sacrifices the USB hub and all but a single DVI input (with HDCP encryption support) for a lower absolute price: the E207 is shipping today for $289 versus the $399 official price of the higher-end model. Click through for photos of all three displays.