Thursday, November 6th 2008

Samsung Launches the 23-inch 2342BWX Office LCD with 2048x1152 Resolution

Samsung is today adding a new 23-inch 2342BWX widescreen LCD display, that boasts an ultra thin black bezel and a 2048x1152 QWXGA resolution. That's in fact the world's first 23-inch display with such unusual resolution. The 16:9 screen is dedicated for office work and is large enough to fit two A4 pages side by side as well as the vertical Vista Sidebar. Samsung claims that the 2342BWX eliminates the need of a second display in the office, with such a wide resolution it can fit almost everything. Other specs that enrich the monitor even more, include a 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 5ms gray-to-gray pixel response time and a very small pixel size (0.249mm). Samsung will launch the display first in Korea for the equivalent of $295 (₩399,000), then it will spread the model across the world. I almost forgot, don't count on receiving the display with the girl from the picture. ;)

Source: Samsung
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47 Comments on Samsung Launches the 23-inch 2342BWX Office LCD with 2048x1152 Resolution

#1
panchoman
Sold my stars!
more monitor.. less girl please...

looks nice though! thats an awesome resolution it can go up to!
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#2
a111087
mm.. nice
i find it hard to fit two open windows side by side even though i have wide screen, so this is a great idea
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#3
El Fiendo
by: malware
then it will spread the model across the world
Wow. These guys don't play around. Release a monitor then mutilate and dispose of the girl who posed for the PR.
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#4
SK-1
by: El Fiendo
Wow. These guys don't play around. Release a monitor then mutilate and dispose of the girl who posed for the PR.
omg,,:p:D
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#5

My next monitor.
#6
Gzero
Squashed monitor? No thanks. Girl modeling, yes please! Shes got nice legs. Plus you can tell shes short since she's hardly bigger than the very wide 23". lol
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#7
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Can't 1680 x 1050 fit two a4 pages together side by side.
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#8
Sasqui
by: panchoman
more monitor.. less girl please... !
Huh? I just want to know what's behind window #4
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#9
DaC
by: Sasqui
Huh? I just want to know what's behind window #4
well...... ask to the girl's boyfriend :roll:
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#10
Sasqui
@ DaC Hahahaaaa...!!! if only.
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#11
lemonadesoda
So, now you can put two pages side by side. BUT, if it is 11 pt print or smaller it will STILL be very difficult to read.

Really, the "y" needs to be 1600 to be able to read a normal PDF without scrolling. I'm really hoping that 2009 with bring out smaller pixel pitch TFTs so that we can get Cinema 30" screen resolutions into a desk (and neck) friendly 22/23" format.
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#12
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
f**k the screen just give me the girl!

Give me the girl & nobody will get hurt!!! she can come check out my 22" monitor anytime
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#13

Monitor the girl

Can I have the girl on special offer too? :pimp:
#14
Mussels
Moderprator
by: FreedomEclipse

Give me the girl & nobody will get hurt!!! she can come check out my 22" monitor anytime
you know she wants me for my 40".

Now this is an insane screen... beyond 1080P ftw!
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#15
theJesus
I really hate how widescreen resolutions are just standard resolutions with the top and bottom chopped off. My 4:3 monitor does 2048x1536. I'm still waiting for a "widescreen" LCD that can do better at a similar size. They should call current "widescreen" "shortscreen" :laugh:
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#16
Mussels
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by: theJesus
I really hate how widescreen resolutions are just standard resolutions with the top and bottom chopped off. My 4:3 monitor does 2048x1536. I'm still waiting for a "widescreen" LCD that can do better at a similar size. They should call current "widescreen" "shortscreen" :laugh:
theres lots of discussions about that in game forums.

Some game devs (cough, ubisoft) actually think they way you do, and merely cut the top and bottom off (Vert-), instead of adding extra on the sides (Hor+).
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#17
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
Damn that chick is hot. monitor is ok
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#18
theJesus
Yeah, I remember reading a lot of complaints about Bioshock when it came out and how they did that. Widescreen should definitely mean extra on the sides IMO.
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#19
Mussels
Moderprator
with a 20,000:1 contrast ratio, i wonder if this is one of the new LED backlit screens?
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#20
theJesus
I'd be really excited if it was one of the LED ones, but I've seen 20,000:1 contrast ratio on monitors before, so idk. I thought the LED technology could get like 100,000:1 :confused:
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#21
Mussels
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by: theJesus
I'd be really excited if it was one of the LED ones, but I've seen 20,000:1 contrast ratio on monitors before, so idk. I thought the LED technology could get like 100,000:1 :confused:
the highest 22" screen i've seen was a 3000:1 and that was a dynamic contrast. You may be thinking of plasma televisions.
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#22
theJesus
Nope, I just looked on newegg and saw ~5 21"+ monitors with 20,000:1. Saw one that was 50,000:1.
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#23
PP Mguire
All the guys drooling over the girl that are over 17


I wouldnt wanna try gaming at that native res.
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#24
theJesus
Gaming at that res isn't an issue because it's not targeted at gamers. It's for office or workstation use where you would typically benefit from having two monitors. So this is meant to be a better alternative to having two monitors.

Personally, I wouldn't mind having a couple of these stacked for my project studio.
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#25
Mussels
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i'd get it just to watch movies on.

Side note, it should scale relatively well, being 16:9. You'd have 1280x720 and 1920x1080, hopefully without distorting too much.
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