updated 02:35 pm EDT, Thu September 27, 2007
Dell LCD with webcam
Marking a departure for the company, Dell has released the SP2008WFP, its first desktop LCD monitor with a built-in webcam. The camera also has an unusually high two-megapixel rating, allowing it to capture stills at 1600x1200, though video is likely to be much smaller. The display itself, measuring 20 inches, has a native 1680x1050 widescreen resolution. Its brightness is a relatively standard 300cd/m2, but it has a high contrast ratio of 2,000:1, and an extremely low response time of 2ms. The viewing angle is said to be 160 degrees.
The housing is an atypical silver color, and houses ports for DVI-D and analog video, as well as four USB devices. Dell is now selling the display, which costs $289 or a monthly amount falling as low as $9.