updated 10:55 am EST, Thu January 22, 2009
Dell UltraSharp 2209WA
Dell has quickly lived up to leaks on Thursday by formally releasing the UltraSharp 2209WA. The display is one of the few 22-inch LCDs to be truly color-accurate. While not providing specs, Dell points to a technology known as TrueColor that it says delivers better and more uniform color. The 2209WA's 178-degree viewing angle also reveals the use of a higher-quality LCD panel than the TN (twisted nematic) panels that often result in poor 6-bit color along with 160-degree angles.
The production display has the same 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, 300cd/m2 brightness and 1680x1050 resolution promised in the early leak. Dell also notes that the display pivots and comes with both DVI and VGA jacks as well as a 4-port USB hub. Orders made today ship almost immediately for the new UltraSharp, which costs $299.