updated 11:45 am EDT, Fri September 1, 2006
Samsung 971P display
As a complement to its television announcements, Samsung unveiled a style-oriented computer display for the global market. The SyncMaster 971P achieves its "geometric beauty," according to the company, by floating the display on a thin, S-shaped stand that hides cabling from the viewer's sight. All the menu and power buttons have moved away from the front to present a minimalist look and feel. The display itself is a capable though standard 19-inch, 1280x1024 resolution panel with a full 16.7-million color output, 1500:1 contrast ratio, and 6ms gray-to-gray pixel response time. DVI and VGA input are standard alongside a USB 2.0 hub for cameras and other devices. Pricing was not set during the announcement, but availability is imminent for the 971P in both American and European markets.