Dell has announced its G-Series of LED widescreen flat panel monitors that the company says offer energy efficiency, LED technology, recycled materials, and other environmentally "preferable" components.

The G2210 22-inch and G2410 24-inch models are ENERGY STAR-compliant and get an EPEAT Gold rating.

The monitors offer a contrast ratio of 1000:1, or up to 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, brightness of 250 cd/m2 and a 5ms response time.

Dell claims the G-Series' typical average power consumption is less than half that of comparable flat panel monitors and use less than 0.15W of power consumption when in sleep mode.

Features include automatic screen brightness adjustment thanks to a built-in light sensor as well as "dynamic dimming" when the image consists primarily of white areas.

In addition, the displays are free of PVC, BFR, CFR, arsenic and mercury, the chassis is made of more than 25% post-consumer recycled materials and there's environmentally "preferable" materials in equipment and packaging.

Availability of the G2210 and G2410 monitors through is planned for late February, with no pricing yet revealed.