updated 12:40 pm EST, Thu January 8, 2009
Samung LCDs at CES
Korea's Samsung has introduced two new LCD monitors at CES, the P2370L and the 2233RZ. The former is a 23-inch display, whose main feature is a white LED backlight instead of the flourescent type used in most LCDs. This is claimed to produce better color results, as well as contrast, which is listed as an extremely high 2,000,000:1. The monitor additionally sports a 2ms gray-to-gray response, and resolutions up to 1080p; input comes in the form of DVI-I, which supports both DVI-A and DVI-D sources. The display should ship in the first quarter of the year for $399.
The 22-inch 2233RZ (pictured) is notable for being a 3D monitor, compatible with NVIDIA's new GeForce 3D Vision card. To gain 3D effects, users set the monitor to the appropriate mode with a shortcut, and don stereoscopic glasses. The 2233RZ aids the illusion with a 120Hz refresh rate, which allows each eye to be given 60Hz, eliminating any flicker effects. Gray-to-gray response is 3ms in 3D, or 5ms in 2D. Resolution is limited to 1680x1050, but the monitor does retain 20,000:1 dynamic contrast. It should ship in April for $399.