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Samsung Brings Ultra High Definition to the Desktop with New UD970 Monitor

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  1. btarunr

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    Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the availability of its new 32-inch-class Ultra High Definition (UHD) professional desktop monitor, the UD970. With four times the number of pixels compared to standard monitors, 99.5% Adobe RGB and 100% sRGB color compliance, the Samsung UD970 is ideal for professionals that require high resolution and accurate image reproduction, such as video and photo editing, graphic design, mapping and simulation, architecture, engineering and more.

    "For today's professionals, UHD display technology unlocks a new dimension of rich and detailed imagery, enabling them to take their creativity and productivity to a new level," said Tod Pike, Senior Vice President of Samsung's Enterprise Business Division. "Samsung has a long history of leadership in display technologies and we're excited to bring this new advancement to creative professionals and enterprise users."

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    Superior UHD Resolution
    The UD970's UHD display features a 31.5-inch low-glare PLS 178-degree wide viewing angle panel with a sleek, elegant design that has 40 percent more viewing area than a standard 27-inch monitor. With support for 3840 x 2160 resolution, users have much more room for their content compared to a standard monitor.

    Leading Color Accuracy and Calibration
    The Samsung UD970 monitor provides true 10-bit color support capable of displaying over 1 billion colors and meets 100% of sRGB and 99.5% of Adobe RGB specifications. In addition, the Samsung Natural Color Expert engine with 16-bit hardware calibration and 11 selectable color space settings enable the UD970 to deliver image quality to meet each professional's specific needs.

    Dual and Quad Split Screen and Ergonomic Stand
    To maximize efficiency and multitasking, the UD970 includes an adjustable stand with 30-degree left-right swivel and 90-degree pivot capabilities for portrait and landscape orientations that provides users better ergonomics. In addition, users can use the Picture By Picture function to split the screen into two or four quadrants and display unique video signals in each.

    The new Samsung UD970 will be available later this month with MAP price of $1999.99, and can be purchased through Samsung resellers and channel partners. Availability can be determined by calling 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or by visiting this page.

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    For more information about Samsung's profession desktop display solutions, please visit this page.
     
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    And this is the problem... We have IPS/PLS at 2-3k and shitty TN at $600 ... when TN should be at $200 and IPS at 600-1k.
     
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    yeah, it seems I have an expensive taste....
     
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    There are monitors and monitors dude. This is the sort that tends to be expensive.

    And no, not enough time has passed for us to be at UHD with those prices.
     
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    I don't think you understand just how little Koreans pay for their monitors.
     
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    What's your point? ^ It is as it is, expensive for a vast majority of us. Is Texas somewhere in Korea?
     
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    I bet it costs hamburger price in UAE...
     
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    Koreans pay about a third to a quarter of what we pay for our screens.
    Which is why the imported 1440p screens can be had for $300 and still have good margins.

    They are charging $600 for TN because they can... not because that is how much the technology costs...
    The prices are unreasonable.
     
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    Ah, sorry, but some or us already know that prices depend of more factors than production and transportation costs! Why troll somebody (Frick) for that?

    Anyway, thanks for the details, so... when is the group buy of should we just fly there for a Seoul Shopping Weekend? :)
     
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    Lol... it is called price fixing.
     
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    There is a LOT more involved in it man, I think you should read up on some of that before running your mouth
     
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    I have... It would not be the first time price fixing has been done in the LCD panel business.
    Now this sRGB screen is priced as it is aimed at professionals not consumers.

    And I know it is more involved than just exporting monitors.
    However paying 4x what a consumer would pay in another country is ridiculous.
    If I ever visit Korea I will be shipping several monitors home lol.
     
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    My thinking has been TN will be around 500, VA will be be slightly higher, and IPS will be expensive.

    Remember these are early panels, and yes, this is top of the line. There are many things they are doing to get prices down, but no products are available yet.

    Also, there will be simply full srgb (if that, in some cases), va models that should fill in the sweet spot. A lot of interesting panels only went into initial production 3/4Q last year, and there's usually a year between production and products, meaning they should be showing up fairly soon.

    Same thing with tvs and 90-100% ntsc (close or meeting rec2020). CES should be interesting, if we don't see a trickle of some cool/cheap products using the newer panels/tech sooner.
     
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    Still waiting for Intel to follow through on their cheap 4k IPS promise.
     
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    THIS! :rockout:
     
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    Is this a single-tile monitor? The existing 32" IPS 4K monitors all use DisplayPort MST, which is a bit wonky, but the newer 28" TN monitors have a single-tile layout.

    Personally, I'm still waiting to see a 39" or so VA 4K monitor. Basically like the Seiki TV, but with DP 1.2 support for a 60 Hz refresh rate. I'm really surprised no one has done that yet, considering how cheap the panels seem to be.
     
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    Just one question.
    Is Windows XP/7/8 support by default 40bit output, or you need special drivers for that?
     
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    Korean 27" IPS panels might be cheap, but the 30" 's certainly have higher prices, and bear in mind this monitor isn't a 27.
    Now, concerning this monitor, it looks like South Koreans are paying $1991.57 on the exchange rate I just checked - ( 2, 029, 830 S.Korean Won) hence the U.S. is paying a $8.43 more....PRICE FIXING BASTARDS!!!!!!!!

    I'll admit I only spent about 2 minutes Googling this price - albeit from a large electronics store, so maybe there are MASSIVE SAVINGS! to be found elsewhere
     
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    That's not windows, but catalyst/forceware limitation within their display DSP and software.
     
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    What I have is good enough until the prices come down. (it HAS to be good enough on a fixed income) :cry:
     
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    The ASUS PQ321Q launched at ~$3500 USD.

    If the Samsung UD970 launches for about ~$2000 USD then clearly some progress has been made and the prices are moving in a favorable direction for consumers.

    Are prices moving fast enough for those eager for such hardware? Probably not but that's kind of tough luck. As the prices come down and these products become cheap (or cheaper) commodities there will likely be something else that catches the eye of the easily discontented.

    Like the new Dell 5K UltraSharp 5120x2880 or even higher resolution monitors.
     
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    Prices will come down soon enough for me. I can wait, but you're right it's tough luck.
    I'll get over it.
     
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    Well most of us have had some practice waiting for prices to drop on some piece of tech or another. So we all have had a bit of bad or tough luck as it were,.....

    I see the gradual drop in prices for these type of displays,....

    Triple 40" 5K monitors for everyone,......here we come,...... :)
     
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