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'G' is for green with Dell's new line of monitors

Dell gets on the green bandwagon with two new LED displays. Next stop, clean air and world peace. Well, we'll see about that last part.

Obey the G2410! Dell

Dell finally throws its hat into the whole green computer monitor trend, and of course by green I mean eco-friendly.

Thursday, Dell announced its brand new, aptly named G series of displays, which includes the 22-inch G2210 and the 24-inch G2410. Each monitor includes light-emitting diode (LED) backlighting and is made from recycled material.

Each display has a purported contrast ratio of 1000:1. Now, Dell states that each display achieves a significantly higher dynamic contrast ratio, but If you know how vendors determine dynamic contrast ratio numbers, then you know how meaningless they can be. So I won't even bother quoting the 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio...oh, too late.

Here are a few more quick specs:

  • Maximum resolution: 1680x1050 (G2210)/1920x1080 full HD (G2410)
  • Typical power consumption: 18W (G2210)/20W (G2410)
  • Brightness: 250 cd/m2
  • Response time: 5ms black-to-white
  • VGA, DVI-D, with HDCP connections

Each display also includes a number of features that should save it from expending extra power when unnecessary. These include a light sensor that responds to ambient light, automatically adjusting its level when appropriate, and a dynamic dimming feature that decreases on-screen brightness when the image on-screen consists primarily of white or bright areas.

On the eco-friendly front, displays are built free of PVC, BFR, CFR, arsenic, and mercury.

Also, according to Dell, the displays are up to 20 percent slimmer and up to 28 percent lighter than comparable models.

Both display will be available at in late February, with prices starting at $279 for the G2210 and $359 for the G2410.