How do these LCD specs compare? btw. Dell and Planar

jaggrey

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How do these specs compare? I can get the Planar 17.4" for $50 more than a Dell 17". Is it worth it?

Dell:
Screen Type Active Matrix - TFT LCD
Screen Dimensions 17 inches (17-inch viewable image size)
Preset display area:
Horizontal 337.92 ± 3 mm (13.3 inches ± 0.12 inches)
Vertical 270.34 ± 3 mm (10.6 inches ± 0.12 inches)
Pixel Pitch 0.264 mm
Viewing Angle +/- 80° (vertical) typical
+/- 80° (horizontal) typical
Luminance Output 200 CD/m² typical, 170 CD/m² minimum
Contrast Ratio 350 to 1 typical, 250 to 1 minimum
Faceplate Coating Antiglare with hard-coating 3H
Backlight CCFT (4) edgelight system

Planar:
Premium 17.4" viewable display area
Ultra-fine 1280x1024 maximum@ 60 Hz, SXGA resolution
Built-in 4+1 USB Hub
LCD panel:
TFT active matrix LCD (17.4" viewable)
True SXGA (1280x1024) with expansion support for 16.7 million colors
0.27 X 0.27 mm pixel pitch
400:1 contrast ratio