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Alienware's new curved monitor


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This thing is bad ass. Not sure how much that monitor will be since it isn't released yet but I would probably guess $2500+, Alienware products are generally expensive but hey they have a payment plan options and there is always the 2010 tax return refund 🙂

And as a added bonus it is showing off using Jumpgate Evolution


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Dear Mr Santa, can I has one? 😀


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DarkOne
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If Mr. Santa can find that thing for under $2000 it might just be seen under this years Xmas tree 🙂 All 46" of widescreen glory, think that thing is a 2880x900 display.


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Found another video of the Alienware curved monitor

And it is also showing off JGE.


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Man this thing would rock for the sim-pit I plan to build...


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When you build it I want pics and total cost 😮


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r3dfiv3
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Don't hold your breath... I'm in the process of moving. I should start working on some sort of a plan this fall.


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Just to give you an idea, this is the sim-pit I plan to build:

Akers-Barnes Mk I Flying Furniture

Made out of two 4'x8' boards, this cockpit is dirt cheap, portable, customizable, and just plain practical. Like the builder on this site I downloaded the complete plans at the same Australian site (62nd Fighting Falcons) and in about 2 days total you can gather the ressources, start cutting, paint, assemble, and fly. Just FYI I use a Saitek X52 FCS when piloting flight/space sims, and I'll probably add a ledge so I can attach my Wingman Force GP wheel for race sims (I'm a huge rFactor freak!). I already have a rather nice 22in widescreen monitor, but I will have to get a proper surround-sound setup that's not too expensive and sounds good. Adding something like that Alienware monster would be awesome though!

Now that I'll have a basement again I should be able to build the thing before Santa starts dropping his wrapped bombs 😀


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I thought of this concept yeeeeeeaaars ago!to help with the lack of peripheral vision in 1st person shooters. that's another cracking idea and my chance of millions lost again 😥 . pity you can copyright ideas 😆 but mine had more of a curve and was mounted at head height to create a wrap around effect so you could look left to right to see what was there and also pick things up in the edge of your vision.

i also thought of advertising on public transport tickets years before i saw the first one.

stick on tabs for Christmas lights to enable you to mount them in PVC window frames. and many others but just don't know what to do with the idea once its created in the old gray matter 😕

Ive witnessed what happens to people who come up with new ideas/inventions and pump their life savings into it on dragons den. if you get told "no thanks" you are screwed! 😆


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I don't get it...what's the big deal with the curve? Nobody will sit close enough to a monitor that size for peripheral vision to come into play. Seems like a gimmick to me. Sure it's a nice monitor all the same.


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That's a big ass screen ...... too big if you ask me, but cool. However for that price I'll get myself a huge HD-TV and plug it to my pc ......... INSTANT home cinema gaming experience 😈


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I see the concept though, the monitor is just big enough to fit a desk and not be so big your eyes would bug out . On a 40+ LCD TV it is just to big to sit in front of it 2-3ft away and not mess with you. It's the fact you could put it on your desk.

I know me personally, if I had the extra cash I would just get 3x23" LCD's and put them together, much cheaper. I know my Acer (1920x1080) only cost me $219 on NewEgg on sale. So less than $700 you could have a sweet setup.

But watching Jumpgate Evolution on that beast does look good.


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