updated 01:20 pm EDT, Mon June 18, 2007
Dell this morning surprised the industry by launching one of its most advanced displays first in Japan. The 24-inch 2407WFP-HC uses the combination of an improved cold-cathode fluorescent backlight and an S-PVA panel to deliver 92 percent of the NTSC color gamut, creating a far better fit for artists and video editors who need color accuracy in a smaller size than the 3007WFP-HC released late last year, according to Dell. The Texas-based PC maker also claims a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio and 400cd/m2 brightness for the screen.
Like the original 2407WFP, the HC version is a multi-role display with VGA and DVI (including HDCP for content protection) as well as component, RCA, and S-video for game consoles and other non-computer sources. Four USB ports and a multi-format card reader provide extra connections for host computers.
Dell ships the 2407WFP-HC tomorrow in Japan at a price of $874. A US release is expected, but has yet to be formally announced. [via Impress]