Dell (Nasdaq:DELL) today launched its second generation of televisions, starting with a 26-inch, high-definition ready LCD television that is ideal for a small living room, a bedroom or a den.
With a newly designed satin-chrome finish and piano-black speakers, the full-featured W2600 sells for just $1,999.
The Dell(TM) W2600 is the first television to receive Pixelworks' DNX(TM) certification(a), a series of rigorous video quality tests that measure out-of-the-box picture quality and performance. The W2600 is also the first Dell TV to have SRS TruSurround XT(TM) audio, and comes with integrated stereo speakers with 30 total watts of audio power.
"Dell engineering teams are helping to redefine the TV market by designing attractive, full-featured televisions at incredible prices," said Gerry Smith, vice president and general manager of Dell's Displays group. "From a great-looking appearance to home-theater quality audio and video, we want customers to get comfortable with Dell TVs in any room of the home."
W2600 customers can watch several channels simultaneously, view pictures with the optional digital photo card reader, and connect to a PC to play music or surf the Web -- all while watching television. The W2600 also comes with unique high-end extras like Midnight Mode, which dampens background noises at the touch of a button while preserving the clarity of onscreen dialogue.
In addition to today's announcement, Dell's existing product line includes 30-, 23- and 17-inch LCD televisions. The company has acknowledged plans to enter the plasma television market this fall.
The Dell W2600 LCD TV is available in the United States and Canada. More information and specifications on the product can be found at www.dell.com and hi-resolution images can be found at www.dell.com/photos.
Technical specifications of the W2600 LCD TV include:
-- Monitor Type: 26" TFT LCD Monitor
-- Native Resolution: 1280x768 @60Hz
-- Response time: 25 ms (typical)
-- Contrast Ratio: 500:1 (black:white)
-- Brightness: 450 cd/m2
-- Display Colors: 16.7 million
-- Viewing angles (H/V): +/- 85 degrees
-- Power consumption: 145 watts
-- Video inputs: composite (2); S-Video (2); HDTV component (2); TV In/Coax (1); DVI-HDCP (1, shared with PC).
-- PC inputs: VGA (analog, 15 pin D-sub); DVI (shared with TV)
-- Audio inputs: 7 (RCA L+R)
-- Outputs: composite (1); audio (RCA L+R, 1 pair); headphone jack (1)
-- Detachable stand (screwdriver required); VESA 100 mm mounting
-- TCO-99 emission compliant
-- Dimensions (with stand): 32.6" x 19.8" x 8.2"; 41 lbs
-- Speakers: integrated, two way, 15 watts/channel
-- Picture-in-Picture modes: PIP, POP, PBP, PC gfxon PC gfx; video on PC gfx; video on video
-- Tuners: dual (analog)
-- User-Friendly Remote Control
-- SDTV and HD ready; NTSC, PAL, SECAM TV Color System.
-- Closed Caption, Parental control, SAP and Teletext-ready
-- Ships with remote control plus power, VGA, DVI, S-video, composite & audio cables