Dell follows competitors with LED flat panel monitors of its own

Dell on Thursday took the wraps off a new line of flat panel displays that feature LED backlighting and consume less than half the power of comparable monitors, the company claims. But the G2210 and G2410 use lower-quality screens than Dell's top-of-the-line UltraSharp models.

Both LED displays feature contrast ratios of 1,000:1 and a brightness of 250 cd/m2. Dell says the response time is 5ms, and has included VGA and DVI-D connections, with HDCP supported on the latter. The resolution of the G2210, a 22-inch widescreen, is 1680 x 1050 pixels, while the 24-inch G2410 is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Power consumption of the new LED displays is 18W and 20W with typical use, and a built-in ambient light sensor adjusts the brightness as necessary. The screens can also dim themselves when the image displayed is primarily white. Additionally on the green technology front, Dell says it has reduced packaging by making the G2210 and G2410 20% smaller and 28% lighter than comparable monitors.

Both LED models will go on sale in late February for $279 and $359 USD. That price point is significantly lower than Dell's UltraSharp monitors, which run $689 for the 24-inch model. Dell's lower-cost S2409W model currently costs $349, but is not LED backlit.

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