Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today introduced the latest iteration of its professional grade Series 9 monitor, the SB971. Featuring quad high-definition resolution and wide viewing angles, the premium, hand-calibrated Series 9 SB971 was designed for users that require a richer viewing experience, such as photo enthusiasts and graphic artists. "Graphic professionals, photo enthusiasts and other groups that meticulously edit visual content require a monitor with extremely accurate color rendering, immersive viewing angles and premium picture quality, and the SB971 meets these demands," said Mike Abary, senior vice president of consumer IT product marketing at Samsung Electronics America. "This new Series 9 product will join the recently introduced SC770 touch monitor and SC750 rotating monitor to round out Samsung's innovative lineup, offering every kind of user an ideal monitor for whatever their needs may be." Premium Visual Experience Each SB971 monitor is individually hand-tuned by Samsung technicians and features a built-in color calibration engine, ensuring the most accurate color possible. Samsung's exclusive Natural Color Expert technology includes hardware color calibrations within the monitor to guarantee there is no displayable loss of tonalities on screen. More than one billion colors are displayed on the SB971 as they were intended to be seen, creating a more immersive experience and ensuring that memories taken with a digital camera or camcorder stand out in vivid detail. In addition, quad high-definition resolution (2560x1440) delivers four times more detail than traditional HD, truly making images and videos come alive on the SB971's 27-inch screen. The SB971 monitor also features Samsung's exclusive professional-grade Plane Line Switching (PLS) panel technology, ensuring that the accurate color reproduction can been viewed at wide horizontal and vertical angles. This allows users to share content with groups of any size, and also work from any corner of their desk without reducing visibility. Elegant Design Taking premium elegance to the next level, the SB971 has a minimalistic design and a "floating" screen that will turn heads in any home or office. It features a super slim profile built on an ergonomic height-adjustable aluminum stand, as well as a tilt feature, allowing for comfortable use in any situation. The SB971 design has been updated from the original SB970 monitor and no longer includes a glass cover on the bezel, minimizing glare and resulting in 100% SRGB visibility. All of the monitor's internal components are housed in a sleek, round aluminum base. The base also includes all I/O ports and a USB hub which provides users with streamlined installation and helps to keep work areas clear of cable clutter. It also supports DisplayPort, Dual Link-DVI and HDMI video connections, and features built-in 7W stereo speakers and a Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) for MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets. The SB971 monitor will be available beginning fall 2013 for an MSRP of $1,199.99.