updated 10:45 am EDT, Tue June 26, 2007
Dell 2407 HC and SE198
Dell today supported the launch of its Inspiron desktops with the US release of two new widescreen LCDs. The 2407WFP-HC takes the core design of the original 24-inch, 1920x1200 screen and adds improved cold-cathode backlighting plus a PVA panel to reach 92 percent coverage of the NTSC color gamut. This helps visual editors and graphics-focused gamers see a far more accurate picture, Dell says. Its expansion features are intact with a four-port USB hub and split 9-format card reader. The display ships in July for $679.
In contrast to the large display, the SE198WFP serves as a budget complement to the Inspiron 530 and other compact desktops. The 19-inch widescreen includes just its HDCP-encrypted DVI port for input and provides its 1440x900 picture at a strong 1,000:1 contrast ratio with a 5ms pixel response time good for games and movies. It launches today through Dell and sells for $189.