Dell Releases New S Series Monitors With Edge-To-Edge Glass for Eyefinity and Surround Setups

19

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

canbbb

Their website even mentions "Virtually borderless screen"... geez that pushes the lies a little too far... I mean "edge to edge glass" at least was not a lie (even if below that glass there is a bezel)... but adding this "virtually borderless" mention is really treating us like morons.

avatar

UrbanSmooth

Fail.

They should go with a better screen ratio of 16:10 (1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1200, 2560 x 1600, etc.) for Eyefinity and Nvidia Surround setups, as the field of view is already very wide. The extra vertical real estate with 16:10 resolutions makes a big difference!

avatar

Vausch

Why won't dell go and make a cheaper update to their Ultrasharp line already? The ones they have sacrificed the 1.07 billion colours. Is it that difficult to make bigger 2560 x 1440/1600 displays with the colours but updated with LEDs and more consumer-friendly prices?

avatar

Zoandar

"edge to edge glass", like "unlimited" (data plan) - "just a word...... it doesn't really mean anything". Lie on, you advertisers!

avatar

ApathyCurve

Marketing gimmick; the bezels are still there. As a long-time user of Eyefinity, I can tell you that your brain filters out the bezels anyway. They become like the A-pillars on your car; your mind "looks around" them, and you're still focused on the center screen 90% of the time.

If you're looking to move to a triple-screen setup, do yourself a favor and buy three good quality monitors. Oh, and stick with DVI or Displayport; you will not be happy with HDMI for PC gaming, I assure you.

avatar

Baer

Why the 1080P? Why not real hi def, 1920 X 1200? Also, I would want to be sure these do not have reflective glossy screns.Also, while the edge to edge glass sounds good the bezel is still there so what is the advantage?

avatar

don2041

According to Dells website they do have those horrible glossy reflective screens.

avatar

Baer

Thanks, I wonder why the reviews here never mention that. That is a deal killer, I hate seeing reflections in my screens.

avatar

Slowman

You know I would be more excited if they came out with an good, affordable 30" display that kept it's 2560x1600 resolution. While I'm dreaming they would also make a 20" 1600x1200 with a thin bezel too, so they could be setup in a P/L/P configuration (4960x1600). Why waste a good buzz? Then Amd and Nvidia would offically support it.

Will it come to pass? Affordable 4k displays will probably happen first.

avatar

Engelsstaub

I'd have to see one in person, but that 27" may be a good value considering a good display with higher resolution would cost over twice as much. (It pains me to admit this much as I dislike Dell in general.)

avatar

Gezzer

I've seen (youtube I think) where a guy had actually removed the back and bezels from 3 monitors. It made them ugly as all get out, but no bezels.
I'd all most give it a try with my three HP LP2475w monitors. But I know that with my luck I'd destroy a monitor in the process, with out knowing if these ones could even be stripped. Not worth the chance.

avatar

Zefram0911

A 27'' monitor at only 1080p? On top of that, the bezel is still quite noticeable and wouldn't really be much better for a tri-monitor setup. No thanks.

avatar

htm2112

I feel like marketing people are on drugs and have no concept of reality. Just because the glass extends to the edge of the bezel doesn't do anything for the fact that the bezel is still there! These LCDs don't seem to have a smaller bezel, which makes the edge to edge glass only useful as a catch phrase.

I have 3 Asus PA238Q and I love them. But if only someone could make an LCD like that with a 1/8th inch bezel will things really be cool.

avatar

thelawfizzle

First let me begin by telling everyone I just recently made the transition to an Nvidia Surround set-up. For months I debated what 3 Screens to buy.. What Size? 24", 27" or 30" and what brand? what refresh rate, etc..

I finally decided on 3 Dell U2410's giving me a total native res of 5760x3600.

There is no way in hell I would have gone with 3 1080p screens - the bezels on these don't even look that thin.

Do yourselves a favor disregard these ugly ass monitors and getchu some more res.

avatar

austin43

Wouldn't you need 9 screens for 5760x3600? 3 would be 5760x1200 if I'm correct.

avatar

kiaghi7

You are indeed correct... He likely got caught up in the "times three" of it all, and multiplied both the horizontal total (which is indeed tripled in the lateral configuration most likely used) as well as tripling the vertical value, which is actually unchanged since each monitor is of course only 1 screen tall, and thus the original 1200 vertical is unchanged by the inclusion of other monitors left and right.

avatar

sepiid

Agreed, this is the same as any other monitor with a bezel. they need to remove the bezel or severely reduce its size to make this "edge to edge glass" mean shit to anyone that cares.

avatar

don2041

After looking at these monitors I have concluded that edge to edge glass are just words and don,t mean anything, like the word unlimited.

avatar

Neufeldt2002

I agree with you there don2041, edge to edge glass although is a step in the right direction for multiple monitor setups. However until the get rid of the bezel it still isn't that great IMO.

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.