Samsung's new premium monitor gets flexible
The technology behind Samsung's new 19-inch SyncMaster 971P LCD monitor is "magic." At least that's what the company said when it announced the product on Wednesday. And if "magic" to Samsung means enhanced features housed in a unique and efficient design for a suggested retail price of $379, we agree.
The 971P, which was first announced at the CeBit 2006 trade show in Germany, features horizontal and vertical viewing angles of 178 degrees, a 1500:1 contrast ratio and a 6ms response time. The glossy black or white body sits atop an S-shaped swivel stand with a blue LED power button. The dual and triple-hinge stand designs allow the monitors to fold, pivot, tilt, swivel, raise and lower.Credit: Samsung
The monitor has base-mounted USB 2.0 ports, giving consumers easier access when connecting digital cameras and camcorders. MagicTune technology provides an on-screen interface that enables users to control picture adjustments via a mouse.
The closest it gets to magic, however, is probably in its ability to rotate the screen image to match the monitor's position. That way, whether catching the morning news while getting dressed, viewing photos with friends or curling up on the floor with your favorite late-night program, it's easy to get the full picture.