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Samsung Preparing a 27-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) Monitor

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  1. Cristian_25H

    Cristian_25H News Poster

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    Next week at CES 2012, Samsung Electronics will show off for the first time its new Series 9 premium monitor, a slim and sexy widescreen called S27A970 which features a 27-inch PLS (Plane Line Switching) panel capable of a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

    Samsung's creation also has an anti-glare edge-to-edge glass display, an aluminum stand and base, a response time of 5 ms, 178/178 degree viewing angles, a static contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a maximum brightness of 300 cd/m2, two 7 W built-in speakers, a 2-port USB 2.0 hub, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, plus a Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) enabling connectivity with MHL-supporting smartphones and tablets.

    The Series 9 S27A970 is expected to become available in March priced at $1,200.

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    Cool, now just cut the price in half :laugh:
     
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    For $1,000 I could get a 2560 X 1600. But i'm sure this is still a very nice monitor.
     
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    Looks nice, fuck the price.
     
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    That price is rediculous.
    For that money it should be true 120hz capable at least.
     
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    Nice but I would not pay that much... now if it was 4k yeah....
     
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    I thought HDMI delivers at max 1080p?
     
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    Older versions yes, 1.4 is the current version I think.
     
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    This made my day, really :roll:
     
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    7W built in speakers? i can fart louder then that!
     
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    7W speakers is pretty beasty for a PC monitor



    never heard of PLS panels before, is it a new tech?
     
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    I could buy three 24" monitors for the same price and still have money for hookers and coke. :slap: :laugh:
     
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    I laughed at the whole concept of speakers on a monitor. XD


    source : http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/22.htm#samsung_pls
     
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    i use the speakers on my monitor (teamspeak/skype/etc) all the time
     
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    I see, then I suppose you use push to talk
     
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    yup. i find a seperate sound source for communication works a lot better.
     
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    Well, I guess I overlooked that kind of use for them, but as an avid music listener (and musician) I am very picky on where I listen to it and I'd never suggest monitor speakers for music listening.
    Still monitor speakers come in handy for what you do :toast:

    On a side note, if the panel ought to be cheaper with the manufacturing process of PLS, why on earth it costs more than the u2711? That docking functionality can't ramp up the price this much o_O
     
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    I hate how Samsung integrates the display ports into the base. This prevents the user from using wall mounts and things like that.
     
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    who needs HDMI & DVI, puh, DisplayPort all the way!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort

    why DP?, well its based on the same technology PCI Express is based on (8b/10b), and not some 13 year old technology (HDMI is based on DVI thats was created in 1999) and has alot more bandwidth and is royalty-free and open
     
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    He wasn't questioning why they used Display Port, but rather why Samsung is putting all the ports in the base of the monitor. It can't be wall mounted like that.
     
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    Looks are more important than functionality. :rolleyes: Remember you wouldn't want to see unsightly cables.

    Pretty stupid if you ask me. :banghead:
     
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    HDMI has much higher resolution. 1920x1200 for earlier versions 1.1+1.2. And I believe 2560x1600 for 1.3+1.4. 1.4 supports 3D 120hz at 1920x1080.
     
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    Well if we talk about looks vs functionality I'd rather not have shifted to LCDs from CRTs ;) but the market is all like "NOOO WAT WUT CRTs are WAY too ugly cannot unsee let's dump them I want my slim monitor"
     
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    Looks and specs are great for the most part, but...
    Where the fudge cake is my 120Hz? C'mon Samsung.
    There has got to be someone who can break the barrier of 120Hz on QHD.
    For that price, I'd expect 120Hz. So I'll be saving myself the big bucks and maybe, just maybe my dream monitor will be shown in CES 2013.
     
  25. Prima.Vera

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    Neh, for games resolution is to big. Games will work like carp on native...
     

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