Thought your 24-inch Dell flat screen was the height of gaming perfection? Think again, because Alienware has been demonstrating a rather unusual new prototype screen in its booth at CES.
This wider widescreen display is gently curved, so that it fills your peripheral vision.
The ultimate widescreen
Size-wise, the Alienware display is equivalent to two, slightly bent 24-inch LCDs glued together. In reality it uses four separate panels - you can see the joins in one of our photos. Alienware has said that by the time the screen goes into production you won't be able to tell.
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The Alienware curved display is also quite deep (see photo), as the screens use DLP rear projection technology. But this considerable fat-arse enables the Alienware screen to achieve a ridiculously fast 0.2 millisecond response time. Perfect for gaming.
Alienware demonstrated the LED-lit screen by running Crysis at 2880 x 900 pixels. As it's not a production model, there's no word on pricing. But when units become available, they'll presumably cost a lot more than the three, SLI-enabled graphics cards you'll need to actually run Crysis at the required resolution.