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Dell releases color-accurate 2209WA display

updated 10:55 am EST, Thu January 22, 2009

Dell UltraSharp 2209WA

Dell has quickly lived up to leaks on Thursday by formally releasing the UltraSharp 2209WA. The display is one of the few 22-inch LCDs to be truly color-accurate. While not providing specs, Dell points to a technology known as TrueColor that it says delivers better and more uniform color. The 2209WA's 178-degree viewing angle also reveals the use of a higher-quality LCD panel than the TN (twisted nematic) panels that often result in poor 6-bit color along with 160-degree angles.

The production display has the same 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, 300cd/m2 brightness and 1680x1050 resolution promised in the early leak. Dell also notes that the display pivots and comes with both DVI and VGA jacks as well as a 4-port USB hub. Orders made today ship almost immediately for the new UltraSharp, which costs $299.

by MacNN Staff



  1. ebow

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Good specs, almost

    Looks like a nice display, and good value, but why do they hobble it with the 1680x1050 resolution?? My work Dell laptop has a 15 inch screen running at 1920x1200, and yeah, the pixels are a bit small for long-term comfort, but this monitor is 7 inches larger! 1920x1200 would look great on it. Too bad.

  1. David Esrati

    Joined: Dec 1969


    "true color"

    Somewhere along the line- graphics pro's have been left out of this LCD switch. It's harder and harder to find monitors that show "true color" and even harder to find pro reviews comparing better monitors. We need to be able to see 10% screens of ink on a page- and a lot of these super bright LCD's can't display them.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The issue with the resolution might be the fact its aimed at the whole "TrueColor" thing, which might be harder to sustain (or get LCDs to display) at higher resolution.

    And they have higher-resolution screens at 22". It is Dell, after all. They offer all sorts of choices, which you then get to pick off of what features you need.

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