What's better than a 24" monitor? A 27" one of course. That's the kind of brilliant logic that has propelled Dell to the top of the pile in providing consumer electronics. It's also the size of their next big monitor release.
is reporting that Samsung has signed a deal with Dell to provide the panels for its 27" monitors.
The specs page
for the upcoming Samsung model (the Dell one shouldn't be too dissimilar) states that it will run in 1,920 x 1,200, have a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and a 500 cd/m2. This monitor probably won't be cheap but will almost certainly be ideal for HDTV viewing.
At the moment we're getting a whole load of 22" monitors coming into the office, so it's quite refreshing to see that bigger and better things are on the horizon. This won't be the biggest monitor available but will perhaps push the boundaries for acceptable width on regular sized desks to the limit. Most desk simply can't fit much more than 27" on them.
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