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Thursday, 05 January 2012 09:14

Samsung prepares 27-inch Plane Line Switching LCD

Written by Jon Worrel

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2560 x 1440 resolution, Mobile HD Link (MHL) port

Samsung has decided to jump the gun on several announcements related to upcoming displays that it will announce to the general public at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week. Of course, we take no hesitation with early announcements, especially if they involve new and promising display technologies that every enthusiast consumer may consider in his or her gadget portfolio.

On the high-end, Samsung is announcing the S27A950, a new 27-inch Series 9 LED-backlit LCD display featuring a 2560 x 1440p resolution, Plane Line Switching (PLS) technology (contrast with In-Plane Switching and Twisted Nematic LCDs), edge-to-edge anti-glare class, an adjustable aluminum stand with USB, DisplayPort, dual-link DVI and HDMI ports.

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Plane Line Switching is a new display technology developed by Samsung, which bears similarities to IPS panels and touts improved viewing angles and image quality, increased brightness and lower production costs. The first PLS displays to be released were the Samsung S24A850 and Samsung S27A850 in September 2011. Nevertheless, Samsung expects to release more PLS-based displays over the course of 2012.

The display also features a 7-watt speaker and a new upcoming industry standard port called Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL,) which allows for a mobile smartphone or tablet to be connected while displaying 1080p video content and simultaneously charging the device.

The Samsung S27A970 27-inch display will be featured at CES 2012 next week and will retail for $1,199.

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Last modified on Thursday, 05 January 2012 11:46

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+4 #1 robert3892 2012-01-05 11:10
Let me see '...lower production costs... and a 27inch monitor that costs 1200 US dollars. Who do they think they're fooling?
+3 #2 Vicar in a Tutu 2012-01-05 11:37

my thoughts exactly! like the monitor though, i'll try haggling them down to £300 - wish me luck :-*
0 #3 Memristor 2012-01-05 13:40
That resolution just doesn't cut it anymore. For that price I want 4K resolution especially on a 27" screen. 2560x1440 on 27" is about the same as a 24" monitor with 1980x1200. The next iPad is getting that same resolution (3,5mio pixel) on a 10" screen.
+1 #4 dew111 2012-01-05 23:51
Quoting Memristor:
The next iPad is getting that same resolution (3,5mio pixel) on a 10" screen.

Good luck with that. I see the Apple rumor kool-aid is as delicious as ever.

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