updated 10:45 am EDT, Wed October 1, 2008
LaCie 700 series displays
(Updated with new pricing) LaCie has unveiled its new 700 series displays designed for applications requiring color accuracy. The 720, 724, and 730 feature 20, 24, and 30 inch screen sizes, respectively. RGB-LED backlighting technology is used in each model, allowing for ultra-wide color gamuts up to 123 percent of the Adobe RGB space with the 724 and 730. ColorKeeper stabilization technology analyzes the brightness and chromaticity of the backlight, constantly making adjustments if needed.
Using 14-bit Gamma Correction lookup tables allows the displays to produce improved gradients and color transitions much more precise than 8 bit monitors, according to LaCie. Blue eye pro Proof Edition software is included to assist users with calibration, profiling, verification of accuracy, and sustaining uniformity.
The 724 and 730 monitors use screens with an aspect ratio of 16:10, while the 720 uses a 4:3 ratio. The 730 touts a resolution up to 2560x1600 and a contrast ratio of 1000:1; he 724 lists a 1920x1200 resolution with similar contrast. The 720 can achieve 1600x1200 output but runs on a lesser contrast ratio of 600:1. Each comes with a hood featuring anti-reflective black velvet to reduce the interference from ambient light.
The LaCie 720, 724, and 730 are available now, with the online store listing prices starting at $2,040, $2,900, and $5,850, respectively.