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Samsung Introduces ''Touch of Color'' Widescreen LCD Monitors

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  1. malware New Member

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    Samsung Electronics America announced today the launch of its “Touch Of Color” (TOC) line of desktop monitors: the T190, T220, T240 and T260. Delivering industry-leading performance to design-conscious markets, these ultra-sleek monitors advance Samsung’s signature style with a unique edge, uncluttered minimalist design and a deep ruby red infusion that complements its piano-black, glossy finish giving it a blown glass look.

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    Designed to be extremely energy efficient, the TOC monitors employ the unique SoftPower off function, which allows the user to immediately put the monitor into standby mode, while expending only 0.3 watts of power. Enhanced picture features include a maximum contrast ratio of 20,000:1, MagicColor intelligent color control and MagicBright Dynamic Contrast control. TOC monitors also offer custom, user-selectable capabilities such as aspect ratio adjustments, new MagicTune functions for display settings and hot keys. The 2ms GTG response (T190, T220) and 5ms response (T240, T260) ensures blur-free imagery. In addition, the T240 and T260 offer an HDMI connection for peripheral devices and lower power consumption capabilities in Operating Mode, which is up to 50% less than other typical monitors of the same size in the market.

    The TOC monitors also feature the multi screen functionality. Allowing users to divide their screen into different workstations, sorting programs and projects to increase their productivity with no additional software needed.

    TOC is created using a manufacturing technique in which a hint of amber coloring is applied to the front of the translucent cabinet infusing its clean, glass-like finish with a deep ruby red hue. The slim panel and soft curvature of these monitors’ overall design combine to form an elegant and stylish aesthetic.

    “With our new Touch of Color monitors, Samsung maintains the industry standard for design and functionality,” said Christopher Franey, Vice President, Marketing & Commercial Sales, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “Our monitors’ sleek, minimalist design and deep ruby red accent compliment stylish home and office environments alike. In developing the TOC monitors we did not compromise or sacrifice aesthetics for functionality but instead, achieved the best of both.”

    These high-end contemporary monitors are available for the following prices:
    • T190: ESP $259
    • T220: ESP $359
    • T240: ESP $499
    • T260: ESP $599
    The T220 and T190 are currently available, while the T240 and T260 will be available at the end of July, both through Samsung resellers and distribution channels.

    Source: BusinessWire
     
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    They look pretty cool... I wonder what the actual contrast ratio is (ie without dynamic contrast)...
     
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    Leave out the touch of red..... charge less.
     
  4. Atnevon

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    I wonder if they are gloss screen model. eg, my 2232GW. Samsung dosn't make to many of these, but WOW is the color not nice. Sure they reflect, but what laptop screen isn't really nowadays?
     
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    not a fan of the color, huge fan of the soft-off button.
     
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    I wonder from a practically perspective at what point would you actually stop noticing this sort of thing. Would like to see this beside a monitor of 3000:1 constrast to see if it really makes a difference worth the extra money.
     
  7. DanishDevil

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    One of these would look great with my Cosmos S :D

    It's nice how they're starting to incorporate HDMI now. I have a feeling that's a better reason for the higher price - not the touch of red...
     
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    Assuming your video card has an HDMI output, an HDMI port is only useful if you need audio to go to your monitor. Otherwise you shouldn't count out a monitor lacking HDMI support, as an HDMI->DVI adapter would suffice.
     
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    actually i learned the hard way the adaptors are not foolproof. My screen has 3 HDMI ports, yet only one is DVI compatible - it even states that in the information online. for a HDMI port to work with a DVI adaptor, the TV/monitor actually needs to support it.
     
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    looks very pretty.
    i love samsung monitors. I'll prob make one of these my next monitor!
     
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    Well yeah, that's true. Same goes for VGA/DVI adapters.
     
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    with the huge pile of adaptors i have here, and various screens i have never seen that - every video card with DVI back to a geforce 3 has always given a reliable, complete signal over a VGA adaptor. Comparing that to my non-DVI ports which gives me a joyous 30Hz interlaced as a max refresh rate, i truly think the HDMI situation is a lot worse.
     
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    I haven't experienced a monitor having issues, but I've experienced video card DVI ports not supporting VGA adapters.
     
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    I was saying that it was nice to have HDMI so you could hook up a 360 or a PS3 to it, and use the TV Tuner in your PC and have the thing be an all-in-one instead of buying a smaller crap quality HDTV...
     
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    Screw the sleek design and give us some decent picture quality.
     
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    I WANT ONE

    too bad I just got a 2253bw....
     

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