Electronics giant Samsung has introduced its new 70-series of LCD monitors, featuring performance and display capabilities from Samsung’s LCD television line, combined with slim profiles (as little as 30mm) and Samsung’s Touch of Color design. The 70-series will be available in two sizes—20 and 23 inches—and one version will even come with a built-in HDTV tuner so it can act as both an entertainment hub and a traditional monitor.
“The 70 Series is a great monitor for someone looking a full range of color, sharpness and response,” said Samsung America’s Display product Manager Tony Yu, in a statement. “It also has an added benefit for those concerned about the environment. We were sensitive to the impact computers monitors have on the environment and have developed a manufacturing process for the 70 Series that would minimize this.”
Samsung is being a little coy on the monitors’ specs: the 70-series will consist of three models—the P2070, the P2370, and the P2370HD—all of which will feature a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 2 ms response time, and a glossy “crystal-like” acrylic stand that provides the impression the monitor is somehow floating. The P2070 sports a 1,600 by 900-pixel resolution, while P2370 will offer full 1080p resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels; the P2370HD will also pack an HDTV tuner, HDMI and component inputs, integrated speakers with SRS TruSurround HD, and a remote control. The entire 70-series is designed to be eco-friendly, consuming about a third less power than other monitor of similar size.
Samsung hasn’t released any pricing information, but says the 70-series should be available now through resellers and retail channels.