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NEC's 43-inch Curved Monitor On Sale July (Drool)

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Tindytim

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So low res for something this large?

I'll stick with my dual 1920x1200 24" monitors. I could get 4 monitors, with higher resolution, for a sixth of that price.
 

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That thing is a beautiful beast, it really is.

However I think I'd rather spend $4,000 on a 2600x1560 30" and another $4,000 on a i7/295x2 setup.
 

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How useless. That's so low res for what it is. A single 2560x1600 display has nearly double the number of pixels. $8000?? I'd rather buy three 30" Displays and a Triple-SLI or Quad-Crossfire solution. It'd be far cheaper and far nicer.
 

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^ good point. can't play games full screen with this.

guess it's not made for HD either. so it's not for games and not for movies. might make minesweeper more challenging though.
 
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You could also get 32 15" CRTs, but thats not the point, is it now...

This is a stepping point...and I like the direction its going in :)
 

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I'm fairly certaint this thing is NOT designed for gaming. I'm thinking arts and development? At $8K, it would be business expense for a graphics/development seat. Not something a gamer would invest in.
 

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[citation][nom]strobo[/nom]@TindytimYou could also get 32 15" CRTs, but thats not the point, is it now[/citation]
Why would I want 32 CRTs? I'm talking about useful visual real estate.

[citation][nom]bin1127[/nom]^ good point. can't play games full screen with this.[/citation]
Yes, you can. Now, some games idiotically define the resolutions they play at, but there is nothing preventing a game from being rendered at any resolution (sans a few examples that need specific aspect ratios). Jedi Knight 2 and 3 will play at any resolution.
 

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Classic, first curved monitor isint really great and very expensive, in 15 years, you'll have to be damn door to buy a flat monitor!
 

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For that kind of doh, I expected at least 3360x2100 pixels, on dual DVI-D... bummer...

Besides, 900 vertical pixels aren't nearly enough for modern use.

I expect to see the curved format becoming popular in the near future though... Makes sense at least for single user scenarios. As for Home Cinema, it'll have to be REALLY large to comfortably accommodate multiple viewers.
 

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The $8k price tag is a joke really. I don't mean that in a completely offensive manner, just that nobody except the truly rich and famous are going to be purchasing these. This is more just a milestone that it can be done and prices will become reasonable as more versions of this product are developed. Happens with every piece of new tech.
 

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What everyone is failing to realise is that it will finally make word processing accessible to the short sighted. Cant see any other reason for it.
 

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there was a similar monitor for 15k supposedly being released through alienware, havn't seen it since last year. only that monitor was 15k and had a MUCH higher resolution and utilized dlp tech. i could just as easily buy two 90-100 dollar 1440x900 screens and tear them apart and mold them side to side to get the same effect... I deem this the most pathetic/dollar piece of "new tech" i've seen in the past year... well other than anything that is prefaced with an "i"
 

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Who in the world can deal with a monitor with only 900 pixels? This monitor isn't even worth $1000. A typical 24" monitor is now $250~500 nowadays. Thats 1920x1200 which is almost as many pixels without the Streetttch of the screen. Even some of these silly 23" wide screen monitors are horrible with 1920 x 1050 or 2048 x 1152 for about $250.

PS: There was a time I was thrilled to have 800x600 res on my Desktop :)
 
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