updated 01:05 pm EDT, Thu October 25, 2007
Samsung SyncMaster 942BW
Samsung today quietly released a new display in its SyncMaster LCD series. The 942BW aims to bring 19-inch widescreen graphics to a relatively affordable level without sacrificing picture quality; though built on a panel with a static 500:1 contrast ratio, the display includes several presets that optimize the picture for specific viewing conditions. It also brings a quick 5ms pixel response time and DVI with HDCP encryption support for watching some protected HD movies at slightly higher than 720p resolutions.
The 942BW continues Samsung's emphasis on thin bezel designs that help users with multiple monitors, and should be available immediately through resellers as well as in some retail shops; official pricing is set at $250.