Dell Announces Luxury ‘Crystal’ LCD

Website launches, details revealed - then all taken down... UPDATE: It's Back!

It’s almost here…

Dell has finally made comment on its much anticipated luxury 22in LCD – the ‘Crystal’, then immediately backtracked.

In a strange turn of events, the multinational PC maker put out a release entitled “DELL MAKES CLEAR STATEMENT ON STYLE AND INNOVATION WITH CRYSTAL WIDESCREEN FLAT PANEL MONITOR” and declared:

“Technophiles with an eye for beautiful design now have a clear choice in widescreen flat panel monitors – the Dell Crystal. The award-winning 22-inch LCD display, crafted from four millimeter ultra-clear tempered glass, offers an ingenious fusion of art, technology, sleek form and sophisticated function. Priced at $1,199, Crystal is available at”

Minutes later the release and the Crystal site went offline.

Still, premature or not, we now know what’s what. The Crystal will have a typical WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 native resolution (using TrueColor Technology for 98 per cent colour gamut coverage), a 2ms grey-to-grey response time, 2000:1 contrast ratio, integrated 2MP webcam with microphone, USB, DVI/HDMI connectivity with HDCP and four way speakers with a port to connect a sub-woofer. Then, of course, there’s the utterly drool-worthy design…

Sadly that monstrous $1,199 (£600) price tag is something of a millstone – especially since it’s UK mark-up is likely to put it closer to £1,000, but (as most men will know) picking up a pretty face generally requires some financial pain…

”’Update:”’ The official site is back and we can add HDMI challenger DisplayPort to the connectivity mix. Even better news: the Crystal goes on sale immediately in the US so expect it sooner rather than later on our side of the pond.

Here’s an updated snap…

Dell Crystal Site It’s live again

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