CES 2013: "Pro-Grade" Monitors, Even One with Touch

Subject: General Tech, Displays | January 5, 2013 - 05:48 PM |
Tagged: Samsung, ces 2013, CES

The storm is coming. The PC Perspective crew are settling their shelter. Press releases are slowly drizzling from the clouds -- at least given the nature of enterprise web hosting these days.

Samsung released a droplet to promote their upcoming premium touch-screen monitors. Why must you choose between a professional-grade display and a touchscreen? Well, you did not need to, but now you have even more options.

Three panels are being showcased with this press release:

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The Samsung Series7 Touch-Sensitive SC770 Monitor allows for up to ten touch-targets to be tracked at the same time. This ensures that a professional who desires to massage their accounting reports can use all ten fingers to firmly work out those deep-tissue trigger points. Also, and much more seriously, software from vendors such as Autodesk and Corel are beginning to take advantage of touch support. Maybe it will be possible to combine touch with stylus input from a graphics tablet to simulate many of the features of the Cintiq 24HD Touch?

The monitor itself is a very thin-bezel 24” FullHD design. Samsung also claims 5000:1 contrast ratio, 5-fold deeper than the 1000:1 ratio of standard displays. You might be used to seeing contrast ratios in the million-to-one realm however that is just a backlight dimming game where apparently this is a true static contrast ratio. It is expected to be available in Q1.

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The Samsung Series7 SC750 Monitor keeps the 5000:1 contrast ratio and gains three inches making it a 27” display. It is not touch enabled. It is just 1080p. This display is touted for its thin stand and pivot support to spin into portrait mode.

Samsung lauds the screen as delivering ultra-sharp images due to its high contrast ratio but I just feel wrong about a 27” 1080p computer display. Nothing about that seems ultra-sharp to me. Still if you are interested -- particularly in how it looks -- it will also be available in Q1.

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The last announcement has already been out for quite some time. Samsung will be showing off their S27B970 27” 1440p PLS display which is a much better resolution for a 27” display. No sense speculating when I can just point you to its CNET review.

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Source: Samsung
January 6, 2013 | 03:51 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

And they'll probably all be high gloss displays, making them useless when there's a source of light in the vicinity.

January 6, 2013 | 12:57 PM - Posted by icebug

any chance that the touch display will be in my beloved 16:10 form factor? My guess would be no but I can always hope right?
Edit: Nevermind, I see that the resolution is 1080p... Sigh

January 6, 2013 | 01:20 PM - Posted by Markon101

Still loving the Yamakasi Catleap I bought. These look ok but common I want some 4K monitors!

January 6, 2013 | 01:41 PM - Posted by SamDS (not verified)

such a shame they couldn't have made them beautiful.

Workers need beauty too

January 6, 2013 | 03:21 PM - Posted by eastbayrae

Samsung won't deliver any of those in Q1. They did the same thing last year at CES. Their '12 monitors didn't come out until Q4. Where are the anti-glare 4k screens?

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