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New Sharp LL-M17W1 and LL-M15X1 LCD’s

Sharp Systems of America,  today announced the introduction of a new class of desktop LCD monitors, called the LTM (LCD/TV Monitor). In addition to offering advanced LCD performance for desktopcomputing, the new 15- and 17-inch LTM monitors come equipped with built-in TV tuners and remote control functionality. Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary ofSharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan, the industry leader in liquid crystal display television.

“The usage applications available to users through this new flexible class of LCD monitors span the spectrum,” said Greg Nakagawa, senior vice president and general manager of Sharp Systems ofAmerica. “The new LTMs provide users with options for media centers, game console stations, security monitoring, cable and satellite TV, and more. And most importantly, because of its high qualityand advanced technology, professional users will be impressed with the desktop monitor performance that the new LTMs provide.”

The new LTMs provide just a glimpse of the innovation that Sharp has in the works, says Nakagawa. “Sharp has a reputation for creating new markets with innovative products. As a global leader in LCDinnovation, Sharp is bringing a whole new wave of LCD technology to the marketplace. These LTM monitors are a testament to Sharp’s innovation, and sets a solid foundation on which we willbuild.”

LL-M17W1

Equipped with a wide aspect, high-performance TFT LCD, the Sharp LL-M17W1 LTM is a high definition, 17-inch WXGA (1366 x 768) display that comes equipped with a built in TV tuner, complete withremote control functionality. With a high contrast ratio of 600:1 and high brightness of 450 nits, the LL-M17W display provides users with a large screen capable of viewing the most detailedcomputer-aided design images, as well as general-purpose applications like spreadsheets in addition to providing a functional TV tuner for video applications.

The wide-screen format is ideal for DVD viewing, wide-format games, and PC applications such as word –processing (side-by-side 8.5” x 11” pages), spreadsheets (wide column format), and web-surfing(side-by-side web pages).

Capable of displaying 16.19 million colors and a video refresh rate of 25 ms, and including built-in stereo speakers, the LL-M17W1 LTM monitor is perfect for video intensive application such as videogaming (both console and PC), DVD viewing, and professional video editing. Picture-in-picture function makes it possible for users to watch TV on a small screen while doing PC work at the sametime.

The LL-M17W1 LTM monitor is equipped with an analog PC interface for computer applications, along with an array of video inputs, which include RCA (composite video), S-Video, component video, and aTV Antenna/Cable input. The LTM display also includes audio in/out jacks for stereo signals.

The 17-inch LCD screen is easy on the eyes, providing bright, clear pictures through the LCD’s ClearDisplayâ„¢ finish. Sharp’s ClearDisplay finish provides users with highly saturated, rich colors anda color purity that isn’t available with the matted finish LCD panels traditionally available in notebook computers, making it great for DVD viewing and gaming.

A built in carrying handle allows users to easily carry the monitor to different rooms in the house, depending on the video source. In addition, a protective panel is provided to ensure brightpictures and protect against bumps and scratches when moving the monitor.

Available immediately the Sharp LL-M17W1 LTM monitor sells for an estimated street price of $749.

LL-M15X1

The Sharp LL-M15X1 is a high definition, 15-inch XGA (1024 x 768) display that comes equipped with a built in TV tuner, complete with remote control functionality. With its 300-nit brightness, 350:1contrast ratio and thin bezel, the LL-T15G3 offers users a desktop display that doubles as a video monitor with an array of practical applications.

Capable of displaying 16.19 million colors and a video refresh rate of 25 ms, and including built-in stereo speakers, the LL-M15X1 LTM is ideal for video intensive application such as video gaming(both console and PC), DVD viewing, and home video editing.

The LL-M15X1 LTM monitor is equipped with an analog PC interface for computer applications, along with video inputs that include RCA (composite video), S-Video, and a TV Antenna/Cable input. The LTMdisplay also includes audio in/out jacks for stereo signals.

The 15-inch LCD screen is easy on the eyes, providing bright, clear pictures through the LCD’s ClearDisplayâ„¢ finish. Sharp’s ClearDisplay finish provides users with highly saturated, rich colors anda color purity that isn’t available with the matted finish LCD panels traditionally available in notebook computers, making it great for DVD viewing and gaming.

Available immediately the Sharp LL-M15X1 LTM monitor sells for an estimated street price of $449.

Availability

Both LTM monitors are available immediately through Sharp directly (http://sharp.smartermall.com) or through Sharp’s network of retail partners and reseller channels. For more information, call800-BE-SHARP.