updated 10:25 am EST, Fri December 1, 2006
Dell 27-inch Display
Samsung executives have signed an agreement with Dell to produce a 27-inch LCD, DigiTimes reports. Referring to a statement found in the Korea-based Electronic Times, the Taiwanese publication says that Dell has entered into a long-term contract that would see it using the LTM270M1, a 1920x1200 screen with an exceptionally high 3,000:1 contrast ratio, a 6ms response time, and 500cd/m2 brightness.
The exact use of the panel in Dell's display line remains unclear, however. While the Samsung LCD can form the core of a TV, the Electronic Times says, the pixel resolution is unusually high for the TV class and would mark one of the first 1080p-capable sets. As a computer display, it would also closely match Dell's existing 2407WFP and similar displays in terms of features and resolution despite its larger image. An official answer to concerns will be made in January 2007 when both Dell and Samsung release displays at the new size.