Dell Starts Shipping Eco Friendly LCDs, Puts a Price Tag on XPS 435 and Mini 10 (Update)

Submitted by lalit on February 26, 2009 - 2:42pm.

Dell today started shipping two new LCDs, which they claim are eco-friendly. But both the 22-inch G2210 and 24-inch G2410 use traditional cold-cathode fluorescent backlighting, which isn’t as eco-friendly as the modern LED backlighting. However, Dell says that both displays use ambient light sensors that automatically adjust the backlight to match the environment, reducing unnecessary power consumption in darker environments. The Displays also have a PowerNap feature that cuts power quickly when not required and one fourth of the materials used in the displays are recycled. Both the displays will have 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms pixel response, 170-degree horizontal and 160-degree vertical viewing angles, DVI port and VGA port. The G2210 is priced $239 whereas the larger G2410 is priced $349.
As rumored before Dell has also started taking orders for Inspiron Mini 10 netbook. The base model is priced $399 and it comes with 10.1-inch 1024 x 576 screen, 1.33Ghz Atom Z520 processor, 1GB memory, 160GB hard drive, WiFi and 3-cell battery. You can customize your system by upgrading to 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor for $50 or by selecting any of the six colors available black, white, red, pink, blue and green. Any color except black will cost you additional $30. The preliminary shipping date shown by Dell is April 2, 2009, if you order today.
The last Dell related news today is that the company has put a price tag on the Studio XPS 435 desktop that was revealed yesterday. The XPS 435 base model will be priced $1,099 and it will come with 2.66GHz Core i7 processor, 3GB DDR3 memory, 500GB hard drive, 256MB ATI Radeon HD 3650 and DVD burner. For $200 more you can get 4GB memory, 750 GB hard drive and 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics card. If you add another $250 you can get 24-inch S2409W LCD screen and 6GB RAM. But, if you want the ultimate XPS 435, it will cost you more than $5,500 and the system will include 3.2GHz Core i7-965 processor, Vista Ultimate, 24GB DDR3 memory, 3TB dual hard drives, Blu-ray burner, 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4870 GDDR5 graphics card and 24-inch Ultrasharp 2408WFP LCD screen. The XPS 435 will ship by March 19th.

Update: The G2210 and G2410 displays don't use cold-cathode fluorescent backlighting, they actually use white LED backlight and Arsenic-free glass. And if you consider the price of both the displays they are not only eco-friendly but pocket friendly also.