SEOUL —Samsung Electronics Co. said that during the second quarter it will begin producing a 24-inch LCD panel with an LED backlight that enables computer monitors to deliver color quality, resembling that of the highest-quality TV sets available today.
With the new monitor’s proprietary backlit display, technology-demanding consumers, professional graphics designers and digital photographers will enjoy the same true-to-life colors that premium LCD TVs can provide, the company said.
The LED-backlit monitor panel has an industry-high color saturation level of 111 per cent (of the U.S. National Television Standards Committee standard) compared to a saturation level of only 72 per cent of NTSC for conventional monitors.
The panel’s 24-inch screen size is optimal for systems equipped with the Windows Vista operating system, the company said by being able to include the Vista right side bar and margins.
The new monitor display also features Samsung’s highly successful S-PVA (Super Patterned-ITO Vertical Alignment) technology that provides the widest viewing angle possible – 180 degrees – at the highest contrast ratio for LCD monitors today (greater than 1,000:1). It also supports WUXGA resolution (1,920×1,200 pixels), which is the computer equivalent to Full HD resolution.
There was no word on when the monitor will be available to resellers in Canada.