While this may not really qualify as “new news”, it does provide with a platform to ask if I am nuts or not. Now before you all get too excited with the opportunity to inform me that I am indeed, off my rocker, let’s get on with the story at hand. Dell has recently jumped into the plasma TV market and with reasonable prices too I might add. The thing that caught my attention is that Alex from The Screen Savers is on their latest commercial! I kid you not, read here to learn more. The post may be short, but it explains where I first noticed this event.
Although Dell executives previously indicated their intention of entering the flat-panel television business, the company disclosed their first models and pricing plans at a press conference Wednesday morning at the DigitalLife show here in New York. Dell also unveiled an LCD TV, a pair of photo printers, and the “Dell DJ”, a small hard-drive-based MP3 player that resembles the Apple iPod Mini.
For Dell, however, the key might be the $3,499 price the company intends to charge for its new 42-inch plasma display, the W4200HD.
“It’s a great price, it’s a disruptive price,” said Stephen Baker, director of industry analysis for retail analyst firm NPD Techworld, in an interview following the Dell launch. “As you know, Gateway did this when they entered the market, and Dell’s evidently trying to do this on a product selling below $5,000″, the most popular price range for these products, he said.