updated 08:05 am EST, Thu November 6, 2008
Samsung today set what should be a first for computer displays in releasing the 2342BWX. The 23-inch display shares the movie-friendly, extra-wide 16:9 aspect ratio becoming increasingly common with most displays but jumps from the usual 1920x1080 to 2048x1152; the extra space is said to be large enough for two letter-sized documents to fit side by side and makes room for sidebars and other vertical elements in the operating system. This reduces the need for a second LCD, Samsung says.
The Korean electronics giant likewise claims a vivid picture with a 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 5ms gray-to-gray pixel response time. Samsung launches the display first in Korea for the equivalent of $295. International releases are likely but haven't been announced with this initial release.