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Dell S2209W, S2309W 16:9 LCDs now official

updated 08:25 am EDT, Fri October 31, 2008

Dell S2209W and S2309W

Dell today formally rolled out a pair of new wide-aspect displays that were previously leaked online. The 22-inch S2209W and the 23-inch S2309W look to reduce the size of the company's 16:9 aspect ratio displays but do so without compromising on resolution. Both output at full 1080p and so can play Blu-ray and other HD video without the black bars that often appear with a 16:10 ratio LCD attempting to fit the same clip.

Both displays are very similar, producing a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and a 5ms pixel response time; they also both carry DVI with HDCP encryption support as well as VGA. The only central difference mentioned appears to be the panel type, with the S2209W using a lower-cost twisted nematic (TN) panel that reduces the amount of visible colors. No details are given for the S2309W's screen.

Despite similarities, a relatively wide price spread exists between the two displays. The S2209W as one of Dell's more inexpensive 16:9 LCDs ships for $239, while the higher-end S2309W carries a $299 price.

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  1. bredlo

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    $!

    Wow, that's kinda cheap!
    Don't like Dell as a rule, but those look like decent displays.

  1. eddd

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    ugh

    back to the odd circular base that I thought they had abandoned

  1. mullum

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    id

    id hook one of these up to a new mac mini (if there ever is one). Obviously they arent a patch on the new 24" LED Apple Cinema Display, but as a non-professional user : these Dells look like an interesting proposition (DVI port can easily be converted to HDMI :) AppleTV/XBMC/etc etc anybody ? :)

  1. testudo

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    Re: id

    And the DVI port has HDCP encryption built-in, unlike Apple's displays. And they appear to be VESA mount ready, unlike Apple's. They don't have a built-in camera or USB/Firewire ports (oh, right, Apple doesn't have firewire either anymore). But if you're thinking of it as a hookup to an ATV or the like, who cares about that?

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