Dream Machine 2009

The WINDOWS team constructs Dream Machine 09 using a CPU that can handle eight simultaneous threads, boasts 6GB of memory and uses two SSDs running in RAID 0. If you’re curious about what other components feature in Dream Machine 09 and fancy taking the machine home, read on…

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Dream Machine 2009
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By  Jason Saundalkar Published  October 6, 2009

Super screen

Deciding on what screen Dream Machine 09 would have took a lot of deliberation as we, obviously, wanted a spectacular LCD that offered a high native resolution along with great brightness, contrast and colour vibrancy. The screen would have to be widescreen and we wanted a DVI input port rather than regular D-Sub as the former provides the best display quality.

After weeks of searching the team finally settled on LG’s magnificent Flatron W2443T LCD. This screen absolutely floored the crew when it first made its way into the WinLabs as it boasted an extremely bright display with strong colour vibrancy. This 24-inch screen’s contrast is also fantastic and generated realistic colour shades that made every movie, game and photo look fantastic.

The screen runs at a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and this means it’s compatible with 1080p Full HD content. Give that Dream Machine 09 also features a Blu-ray optical drive the screen proved a perfect fit and will allow the lucky owner to enjoy the latest and greatest movies and TV shows in Full HD glory.

With a 5ms response time the LCD never broke a sweat when we tried fast-paced movies and first person shooter (FPS) game titles; we noticed no signs of blurring or ghosting so you needn’t worry about this screen costing you a win in fast and frantic matches.

The W2443T also sports a number of convenience features such as a swivel base, tiltable screen and five different colour modes, so you can instantly optimise the display you see. The icing on the cake is that this screen, like most of LG’s LCDs we’ve seen this year, looks absolutely gorgeous in its piano black finish. Form and functionality - check!

3456 days ago
Saptagirish Noshikunte

The Machine looks truly awesome and power packed...I wonder how much it cost you guys in terms of all the components. Could you let me know?

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