DELL CRYSTAL 22-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor with webcam was £800 Now £250 or less delivered - HotUKDeals
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I have put this up again as a new deal as its now cheaper on Dells home site, supposed to be £299 but baskets at £250 delivered after adding coupon attached and then removing the same coupon ;-)

This was well overpriced even for a designer monitor imo, they recently had them on bogof but now they have dropped the price so if your looking for one, maybe now is the time...

Original deal was here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/428847/showthread.php?t=428847

* 22-Inch WXGA 1680 x 1050 HD Display Provides stunning detail with a 98%1 colour gamut for more colour shades and tones.
* 2-Millisecond Response Time (typical
* 2000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
* Webcam Miniature 2-megapixel Webcam is stylishly inconspicuous.
* Integrated Speakers Speakers are integrated into the Dell Crystals sleek frame with subtly wired sound circuitry thats encapsulated in a handsome metal enclosure.
DVI/HDMI with HDCP, Subwoofer out, USB, Power Cable (all bundled into a single cable)

Please note : This monitor does not support VGA connection.
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#1
I looked at this when you posted before and was tempted to buy it. I might wait until next week to see if it drops by another £50 :)
[mod]#2
add 2 to the basket then drop one and the price drops to £249
#3
Still way too dear
#4
MikeT;5617708
add 2 to the basket then drop one and the price drops to £249

Thanks so much was annoyed at myself for not getting the £229 one at the time so ive now jumped at this offer before its removed again :thumbsup:
#5
yep, it drops to £249.79 with the 10% discount...

Not that im going to buy one as I have a samsung 220HD that I am more than happy with...
#6
Quite surprised the resolution on it is only 1680 x 1050..
I bet it is still a cracking monitor though!
#7
thrustmaster
Quite surprised the resolution on it is only 1680 x 1050..
I bet it is still a cracking monitor though!


1680x1050 is pretty standard for a 22" monitor. You generally get 1920x1200 from 23"-24" monitors upwards
#8
thrustmaster;5617973
Quite surprised the resolution on it is only 1680 x 1050..
I bet it is still a cracking monitor though!

I dont know nothing about resolution will this make much of a difference and whats it for? thanks
#9
yup both my 22s run 1680x1050
#10
A-n-d-y
I dont know nothing about resolution will this make much of a difference and whats it for? thanks


its above average mate, but most people have the 1080p (1920x1080) res stuck in their heads. I have my ps3 & pc hooked up to this and they look great.

res is just the number of pixels on the screen (width x height)
#11
Great deal - don't forget 4% Quidco! Heat added.
#12
A-n-d-y
I dont know nothing about resolution will this make much of a difference and whats it for? thanks


Cringe!!! please right click on ur desktop-> Properites -> Settings and set the resolution scrollbar as far to the right as possible... to make sure its set as best as possible

One thing i hate is going on someones pc who has the resolution not set correctly. its a waste of a good monitor if u have a 22inch for example at like 1024x768

not saying u will be theres a chance and it will make a huge difference :D
#13
If this was originally £800 does that mean it's a top-end professional S-PVA panel? Because at that price for a TN panel is a pisstake. I mean even a 22" at a RRP of £250 shouldn't be a TN panel either..

Could someone clarify?
#14
A-n-d-y
Thanks so much was annoyed at myself for not getting the £229 one at the time so ive now jumped at this offer before its removed again :thumbsup:


Make sure your PC / laptop supports a DVI connection.

If your PC only has a VGA connector this screen wont connect.
#15
It's still a TN screen so IMO paying £250 for a TN 22inch screen still isn't that great a buy honest. The design is an acquired taste but there are better 22inch TN screens for less.

*TN refers to the panel type, TN tends to have lower colour palette, worse blacks BUT faster response rates (ms)
IPS, S-IPS, Alpha Panels are the ones that tend to offer better screen quality [from memory, I may have got these panel names wrong]
#16
if you add 4 to your basket, and then enter '1' in the quantity box, and 'update total',

it comes down to [SIZE="6"]£249.76[/SIZE]
#18
Thanks for the people who gave me feedback , i put my screen settings to what my eyes feel most at ease with , at moment on my laptop they are set to max ...but didnt know you had to put them on max to get the best :oops:

Now all i need now is a good deal on a Dell base or i may just get an apple mini ......i was going to get an Apple Imac but ive jumped on this now and ill settle for dell until a year or 2 when i get bored lol

Ive always had dell so really wanted to try another brand but dell always seem to do better offers
cnet video review here : http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/monitors/0,39030122,49297431-1,00.htm
#19
Still not seeing why it's a hot deal. It's a £100 monitor with its speakers suspended in glass rather than plastic. If you think that justifies an extra £150 on the price tag, you're a mug. Cold, and spammed since it's a repost from three days ago.
#20
elmo61
Cringe!!! please right click on ur desktop-> Properites -> Settings and set the resolution scrollbar as far to the right as possible... to make sure its set as best as possible

One thing i hate is going on someones pc who has the resolution not set correctly. its a waste of a good monitor if u have a 22inch for example at like 1024x768

not saying u will be theres a chance and it will make a huge difference :D


Don't take this poor advice.

If you do not have the correct driver installed for your monitor, and you set it to a resolution it can display, but is not designed for, it can damage your screen.

If you're happy with how your screen looks, leave it. You don't have to please this fool. :-D
#21
dxx;5618838
Still not seeing why it's a hot deal. It's a £100 monitor with its speakers suspended in glass rather than plastic. If you think that justifies an extra £150 on the price tag, you're a mug. Cold, and spammed since it's a repost from three days ago.

Please point me to a 22" that cost £100 and has the same specs? instead of calling people mugs.

People pay for designer cars are they mugs when you can get a skoda for a few hundred
#22
killersheep
Don't take this poor advice.

If you do not have the correct driver installed for your monitor, and you set it to a resolution it can display, but is not designed for, it can damage your screen.

If you're happy with how your screen looks, leave it. You don't have to please this fool. :-D


True perhaps with older CRT monitors, however no longer true with newer TFT and the like. Any resolution not supported by the device will simply not display anything, and perhaps say out of range etc.

You should really have the drivers installed for this anyway as proper drivers will just mean your desktop will just be really slow with graphics.

dxx
Still not seeing why it's a hot deal. It's a £100 monitor with its speakers suspended in glass rather than plastic. If you think that justifies an extra £150 on the price tag, you're a mug. Cold, and spammed since it's a repost from three days ago.



Probably not the most diplomatic way of putting it, but you have a point. I paid 200 for my yuraku 24" monitor, not only is it 2" bigger, it's also a VA-Panel. This was 6 months ago. Clearly this is not worth the extra money. I doubt the speakers on this will be any good, especially when you can buy a 2.1 speaker set for around 20, which will be decent.
#23
A-n-d-y
Please point me to a 22" that cost £100 and has the same specs? instead of calling people mugs.

People pay for designer cars are they mugs when you can get a skoda for a few hundred


Have a poke around http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Sound-&-Vision/cat/Monitors , you can find monitors of this grade, but without the pointless glass surrounding, for around that £100 figure. Same panel, same resolution, different contrast ratio (although, you'll find that Dell's quoted figure will be a dynamic ratio, making it irrelevant) and no webcam (not that a cheapie fake 2MP webcam that doesn't seem to be capable of being angled is a great loss, mind you), but something in the order of £150 cheaper.

People who pay for designer cars instead of skodas aren't necessarily mugs, but people who buy a skoda with a bodykit for the price of a designer car definitely are, and that's what this monitor is. At its original price, this monitor cost about the same as Dell's uber 30" monitor. That is a sportscar of a monitor. Back in my day at Dell, we used to get calls from people who couldn't even run it at full res, because their weedy little graphics cards weren't powerful enough to do dual-link DVI. This is just a fairly normal monitor with some design touches to try and make it marketable to the Mac crowd. It didn't sell, though. Hence why Dell have slashed so much off the price.
#24
nice screen but £250 and no full hd?
#25
Ah with people comments im more and more put off it by the min lol

I dont need the webcam as i dont use them , s[eakers i already have good ones , just thought if it cost so much before at RRP then it must be good at that price , plus the look of it was a bit nicer to the old style ones
#26
I have no problems with paying a premium for a good looking monitor, but this is a hell of a premium. If I was spending that kind of money on a new display, i'd much rather spend it on one of these:

http://www.cdiscount.co.uk/Computing/Monitors/monitorsbysize/from23to24/samsung-syncmaster-p2370-full-hd-monitor/f-1103-183727.html

http://i2.cdiscount.co.uk/products/183000/183727_de_1.jpg

It's not ugly, and far outperforms this dell on specs.
#27
dxx;5619251
Have a poke around http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Sound-&-Vision/cat/Monitors , you can find monitors of this grade, but without the pointless glass surrounding, for around that £100 figure. Same panel, same resolution, different contrast ratio (although, you'll find that Dell's quoted figure will be a dynamic ratio, making it irrelevant) and no webcam (not that a cheapie fake 2MP webcam that doesn't seem to be capable of being angled is a great loss, mind you), but something in the order of £150 cheaper.

People who pay for designer cars instead of skodas aren't necessarily mugs, but people who buy a skoda with a bodykit for the price of a designer car definitely are, and that's what this monitor is. At its original price, this monitor cost about the same as Dell's uber 30" monitor. That is a sportscar of a monitor. Back in my day at Dell, we used to get calls from people who couldn't even run it at full res, because their weedy little graphics cards weren't powerful enough to do dual-link DVI. This is just a fairly normal monitor with some design touches to try and make it marketable to the Mac crowd. It didn't sell, though. Hence why Dell have slashed so much off the price.

You are a bit thick. The whole point of this monitor is the design. Your post is similar to saying why buy an Aston Martin? It's too big too park, not very fuel efficient and it's expensive! Just buy a Toyota iQ.

This monitor is not for me as I bought an SM2433BW for less but for someone who wants a 22" monitor which looks good I can certainly see the attraction.
#28
Wow 306, you're well out of order! Then fine I'll call Andy a moron? That ok?

I totally agree with dxx, and why is Andy asking him to find a similar one for £100. Can't you understand he is saying it's a £100 spec monitor with a few frills, so why are you asking him to find a monitor like this for £100 when he's simply pointing out the few designer frills are being charged at £150 extra. And therefore is it really worth it? Couldn't you grasp that Andy?

So yeah thanks to the guy telling me it's a TN panel. Which basically makes this a standard 22" (not 24" with full HD) TN panel (not the quality S-PVA which doesn't have the same viewing angle issues TN's do) for a whopping £250, reduced from an insane £800??!

What are Dell thinking in creating a designer masterpiece (some may argue that) but then using a bog standard panel in it yet still having the cheek to slap on a very steep price! :thinking:

Might be heavily reduced but that's no excuse....COLD.
#29
trd;5619765
Wow 306, you're well out of order! Then fine I'll call Andy a moron? That ok?

I totally agree with dxx, and why is Andy asking him to find a similar one for £100. Can't you understand he is saying it's a £100 spec monitor with a few frills, so why are you asking him to find a monitor like this for £100 when he's simply pointing out the few designer frills are being charged at £150 extra. And therefore is it really worth it? Couldn't you grasp that Andy?

So yeah thanks to the guy telling me it's a TN panel. Which basically makes this a standard 22" (not 24" with full HD) TN panel (not the quality S-PVA which doesn't have the same viewing angle issues TN's do) for a whopping £250, reduced from an insane £800??!

What are Dell thinking in creating a designer masterpiece (some may argue that) but then using a bog standard panel in it yet still having the cheek to slap on a very steep price! :thinking:

Might be heavily reduced but that's no excuse....COLD.

You've completely failed to understand my analogy. This is not like comparing a Samsung and LG monitor which are similar on specs and price. This is a purchase which someone is going to make because of the design and not because of the price of it compared with a normal 22" monitor
#30
306maxi
You've completely failed to understand my analogy. This is not like comparing a Samsung and LG monitor which are similar on specs and price. This is a purchase which someone is going to make because of the design and not because of the price of it compared with a normal 22" monitor


I like things that look nice; I have nice looking speakers, a nice monitor, a nice keyboard and mouse set, a nice see through CPU case with blue LED fans :p, but I'm not stupid.

I would not consider paying a penny over £150 for this. This is not overpriced by merely £150, but more like £200.

Surely the design is not worth £100 is it? :?
#31
rash;5619866
I like things that look nice; I have nice looking speakers, a nice monitor, a nice keyboard and mouse set, a nice see through CPU case with blue LED fans :p, but I'm not stupid.

I would not consider paying a penny over £150 for this. This is not overpriced by merely £150, but more like £200.

Surely the design is not worth £200 is it? :?

Read the bloody OP. It's £250. Please show me a decent looking 22" LCD with speakers for £50 or even £100.

This is not for me either, but for someone who values good design it's a good deal.
#32
I know i can get one cheaper , but i wanted to know where i could find a nice looking monitor for £100 .....most monitors i see are ugly ....so thats why i paid more for this one.

Maybe ill change my mind when it comes who knows , as i have not even seen this monitor in real life so im just going by pics at the moment.

You could argue also that why do some people buy imacs when you can get a pc for half that price with better specs ??
#33
A-n-d-y
I know i can get one cheaper , but i wanted to know where i could find a nice looking monitor for £100 .....most monitors i see are ugly ....so thats why i paid more for this one.

Maybe ill change my mind when it comes who knows , as i have not even seen this monitor in real life so im just going by pics at the moment.

You could argue also that why do some people buy imacs when you can get a pc for half that price with better specs ??


If it was a 24" monitor, IMO it would have been a hot deal.

but not for a 22".
#34
which 10% voucher ?

They need a sale on the 2709w asap, i need one !
#35
Well should i keep this and buy a dell base or would a Imac be better?, i cant make my mind up to what i want now.

I can either buy this and a pc base or an imac 24"

Laptop is fine but i like listening to music on my computer and sometimes watching i player , so my laptop screen is not that great for that
#36
306maxi
You are a bit thick. The whole point of this monitor is the design. Your post is similar to saying why buy an Aston Martin? It's too big too park, not very fuel efficient and it's expensive! Just buy a Toyota iQ.


306maxi
You've completely failed to understand my analogy.


Yep because your analogy is utter tosh! Therefore by your reckoning people only buy the Aston coz it's an aesthetic marvel. Oh wait it's also much faster than the Toyota iQ, more luxurious, refined, well equipped, etc, etc. You see where I'm heading?

This monitor as we've discussed doesn't have prestige performance. So in essence you'd have done just as good if not more appropriate analogy by saying:

Why buy a Toyota iQ? When you can have one with bodykit and spoilers that costs twice the price! :whistling:

First it's name calling, now we aren't esoteric enough to understand your analogy. What next? :-D

Pizzizzowned!
#37
My 2p-worth: It's not a nice design. I think it's ugly, as well as not being functional.
#38
With looking at comments etc ....i made my mind to cancel , the look i agree is ok but its not outstanding like a wow factor for me , its just a little bit better so not worth the extra cost ....if i really loved the design then i would have no problems with paying extra for a design.

Was a nightmare trying to cancel i got put through to 3 different people , all who couldnt speak english and i had to repeat myself loads of times before i actually got it cancelled.
#39
A-n-d-y
Well should i keep this and buy a dell base or would a Imac be better?, i cant make my mind up to what i want now.

I can either buy this and a pc base or an imac 24"

Laptop is fine but i like listening to music on my computer and sometimes watching i player , so my laptop screen is not that great for that


The iMac 24" has a far better screen - if you can live with it's poor design (ports all round the back? urgh, how 1995) then it's a better choice than this. However, my choice would be a good quality PC screen and a nice looking base unit as that would give you image quality, good design and flexibility, it's just a case of finding parts that you like the look of.
#40
GDB2222;5620644
My 2p-worth: It's not a nice design. I think it's ugly, as well as not being functional.

Have to disagree...its not just ugly its fugly! Expensive too. Good find only if you're that way inclined.

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