De-bezel your monitor, void your warranty and run the risk of killing your LCD ... but no bezels!

Subject: Displays | May 11, 2012 - 01:18 PM |
Tagged: DIY, Alienware OptX AW2310, mod

When EyeFinity and NVIDIA Surround first hit the market we were promised LCDs specifically designed to have tiny bezels so that your multiple monitor gaming experience would be enhanced.  These monitors are still few and far between and even if you track one down their scarcity guarantees a high price.  That is probably what prompted Tweaktown to pick up scraper and hacksaw and carve up their Alienware displays' bezels.  This is of course something to be done with the full knowledge that you may well destroy your monitor but if you want gaming like in the picture below you might have to risk it.

View Full Size

"A step-by-step guide on how to de-bezel an Alienware AW2310 monitor and how they look in a three screen portrait setup."

Here are some more Display articles from around the web:

Displays

 

Source: Tweaktown
May 11, 2012 | 02:13 PM - Posted by Chaitanya Shukla (not verified)

awesome

May 11, 2012 | 03:28 PM - Posted by Metwinge (not verified)

My Bezels are massive at nearly 2" apart but I dont think I'd want to take the risk of screwing up my monitors, il wait till i can afford better monitors or for Ryan to send me 3 Slim bezels monitors out of the kindness of his heart.

You know you want too :)

May 11, 2012 | 03:47 PM - Posted by jewie27 (not verified)

they make a curved single piece monitor for this reason

May 11, 2012 | 05:08 PM - Posted by Mr King

The resolution on large curved displays isn't very high on the ones I have seen. You also loose some of the ability to lock things to a specific screen that you get with multiple individual monitors.

May 11, 2012 | 03:47 PM - Posted by jewie27 (not verified)

they make a curved single piece monitor for this reason

May 11, 2012 | 04:08 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Man playing diablo like that has to be annoying.

May 11, 2012 | 04:55 PM - Posted by Buyers

Looking at the before/after pictures, it really doesnt look like it "closed the gap" all that much. Would like to see a ruler to compare, or at least some scale.... or just to see it in person.

May 12, 2012 | 06:44 PM - Posted by djotter

Yeah I was thinking the same, it more made the bezels squarer so they fit together better, but i wouldn't really say that the screens were much closer.

Plus the black bezel is much less obtrusive and easier for your mind to ignore. Maybe painting them black would look better.

May 11, 2012 | 05:10 PM - Posted by Mr King

Considering the amount of work this takes, the risks involved, and more importantly the final result. It would have made more sense to have just bought monitors that where better geared to the task to begin with.

May 13, 2012 | 05:18 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I don't see a difference. I guess to tweaktown bezel just means "black plastic cover". Fail.

May 14, 2012 | 10:58 AM - Posted by bootdiscerror

Well, that looks a waste of time and effort for very little gain, and far too risky to boot. I also do not understand 3 wide in portrait mode setups.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <blockquote><p><br>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

More information about formatting options

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.