Samsung Announce New Monitors for CES 2012

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Samsung have announced some new monitors making their debut at CES next week – the series 9 and series 7 monitors.

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Expect pictures and pricing information next week!

Series 9

Here is the press release:

Samsung Delivers PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE, Premium Style and versatility FOR DISCERNING CONSUMERS with new Series 9 Monitor

Samsung’s Natural Colour Expert technology gives advanced consumers best-in-class colour calibration wrapped in an ergonomic aluminium design

London, UK, 5th January 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd, today unveils a new generation of premium monitors with its visually striking Series 9 monitor. With over five years of global market share leadership, the new Series 9 monitor incorporates the best Samsung has to offer in monitors, including its exclusive Natural ColourExpert technology, providing a richer viewing experience for discerning consumers working with photo and video content. The new 27-inch Series 9 monitor (S27A970) will be shown for the first time at Samsung’s press conference at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in the Central Hall booth #12004 from the 10th – 13th January.

Neil Sawyer, Head of IT Marketing at Samsung UK, said: “Interest in user-generated content and a premium computing experience is growing as consumers are demanding productsthat allow them to better view, edit and share their photos, videos and entertainment content. The new Series 9 monitor, with Samsung’s exclusive Natural Colour Expert technology, answers the need for higher resolution and meticulous detail editing, regardless of the job. Its unique minimalist design draws users in for truly immersive computing and delivers Samsung’s signature best-in-class viewing experience.”

Pro-Grade Panel; Premium Picture Quality

With customisation and attention to detail in mind, the new Series 9monitor utilises Samsung’s exclusive Natural Colour Expert technology for maximum panel performance. This includes hardware colour calibrations within the monitor to ensure there is no displayable loss of tonalities on screen.This feature shows colours as they were intended to be seen, more than one billion to be exact, creating a more immersive experience and making sure that memories taken with a digital camera or camcorder stand out in vivid detail. This feature is enhanced by Samsung engineers who tune the colours in everySeries 9 monitor by hand in the final stage of production.

The Series 9 monitor also features Samsung’s exclusive professional-grade Plane Line Switching (PLS) panel technology. This offersaccurate colour reproduction with over one billion colours that can be viewed at wide horizontal and vertical angles. Featuring an ultra crisp, quad high-definition (QHD) resolution (2560 x 1440), four times higher than that of previous conventional HD monitors, the Series 9 monitor now provides professional capabilities to the consumer, regardless of the user’s application. With more and more consumers delving into photo and video editing and graphic design for personal use, the Series 9 monitor allows them to comfortably manage editing applications without having to worry about screen real-estate or overlapping windows and palettes.

Elegant Styling and Support Features

Designed to look as good as the images it reproduces, the Series 9 monitor’s integrated display appears as if it is effortlessly floating in mid-air. It features an anti-glare edge-to-edge glass display and a super slim profile built on an ergonomic height-adjustable aluminium stand. The Series 9 monitor incorporates an adjustment range that offers a fluid 3.94 inches of vertical movement and atilt feature that allows users to simply angle the display to their desiredviewing position.

All of the Series 9 monitor’s internal components have been moved to a round aluminium base, which features all I/O ports and a USB hub to provide users with a streamlined installation and help to keep work areas clear of cable clutter. It also supports DisplayPort, Dual Link-DVI and HDMI video connections and featuresbuilt-in 7W stereo speakers and a Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) for MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets.

By linking an Android MHL-compatible smartphone, users can enjoy content from their mobile devices directly onto the much larger screen and with the benefit of rich, built-instereo audio. Users can also keep an eye on their smartphone, seamlessly browse through it and even charge the device for added convenience.

Series 7

Here is the press release:

Samsung redefines easy wireless Computing and Modernises Mobile integrations in new Series 7 Smart Station and HDTV Monitors

Second generation unified desktop hub and premium quality HDTV monitor increase productivity, versatility and offer mobile connections for users on-the-go

London, UK, 4th January 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announces today the next evolution of its award-winning Central Station, the Samsung Series 7 Smart Station, as well as a redesigned Series 7 HDTV monitor for a whole-home solution. Part HD monitor, part wireless docking station, the second generation Series 7 Smart Station(CB750) now integrates with mobile devices in addition to notebook PCs, peripherals, networks and AV products, providing users with a simple and convenient way to increase productivity. The new Series 7 HDTV monitor (TB750) includes HDTV functionality with a built-in TV tuner and integrated wireless display (WiDi) technology from Intel® as well as integrations with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets for added versatility. The Series 7 Smart Station and Series 7 HDTV monitor, both available in 24 and 27-inch configurations, will be on display during the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at Central Hall booth #12004, 10th-13th January.

Neil Sawyer, Head of IT Marketing, Samsung UK, said, “The PC market has been slowly evolving as users move away from desktops in favour of laptops, tablets and even smartphones. By doing this, users are limited to comparatively smaller displays, touchpads, limited keyboards and multiple peripheral connections. The new Series 7 Smart Station and Series 7 HDTV monitor combine the convenience of a laptop or mobile device with the traditional advantages of a desktop PC”

Series 7 SmartStation, simple solution

Screen size has become an increasing concern as more users consume digital content on their tablets and smartphones. With the Series 7 Smart Station’s new Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) users can now enjoy content from their mobile devices directly on the larger screen and with the benefit of rich, built-in stereo audio, by linking their Android MHL-compatible smartphone. Users can more easily keep an eye on their smartphone, seamlessly browse through it and even charge the device for a truly unified experience.

Expanding upon the unique auto wireless detection feature included in the original Central Station, Samsung’s new Series 7 Smart Station can find a laptop equipped with the included wireless USB adapter once it is moved within a 5-foot radius of the device. A new Mobile Control feature is included allowing users to simultaneously connect to a tablet or smartphone, granting them complete control over their mobile device via the Series 7 Smart Station’s unified hub interface and a traditional mouse and keyboard. Users can quickly and seamlessly browse between their laptop and smartphone interfaces to reply to incoming SMS messages or alerts on their mobile devices and return to more involved tasks on their laptop within seconds.

Sporting an updated, sophisticated design, the Series 7 Smart Station features smooth lines and Samsung’s attention to aesthetic style is apparent with a wide-angle viewing panel and new base-mounted connection ports that reduce desktop clutter.

Series 7 HDTV Monitor: a multimedia workhorse

Enhancing the multimedia experience of your smartphones and tablets, the Series 7 HDTV monitor allows users with MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets to use it as an external display with the Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) feature. Users have the ability to easily share image and video content while taking advantage of the bigger display and built-in-speakers. For compatibility with nearly anydevice, the Series 7 HDTV monitor incorporates dual HDMI ports and a VGA port.

The Series 7 HDTV monitor also incorporates Intel’s wireless display (WiDi) technology. By downloading the Intel® WiDi widget to your PC, users can stream video and audio wirelessly to the Series 7 HDTV monitor enabling them to cut down on the amount of wires in their homes or offices.

Along with theaddition of the HDTV tuner, the Series 7 HDTV monitor includes Samsung’s SmartHub function providing users with a unique opportunity to access a suite of downloadable apps for accessing additional content like Hulu Plus, Netflix, games and many more. These features make it more than just a monitor and an integral part of the connected home or office environment.

The new Series 7 HDTV monitor features the innovative asymmetrical design introduced in the 2011 950 Series. With the neck placed to the right of the display, the screen hovers over its slim stand and its slim profile tilts to the user’s optimal viewing angle. It also features Samsung’s innovative and exclusive MagicAngle feature to optimise the image based on the users’ position.

The integratedpicture-in-picture (PiP) display allows users to even continue working while simultaneously viewing television, further cementing the Series 7 HDTV monitor’s role within the connected office or home.

Elegant, efficient styling

Samsung’s new Series 7 Smart Station sports an elegant single-hinge base, providing an easily adjustable monitor and simplifying the silhouetteinto a minimalist desktop display.

Featuring three USB ports (two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0) for ultimateconnectibility; the Series 7 Smart Station boasts fast, versatile data transfer and device communication with ports on the sides of the monitor’s base for easy access. In addition, the Series 7 Smart Station includes an HDMI input, enabling users to connect Blu-ray players, set top boxes, or gaming devices in order to take full advantage of the 1080p LED backlit display. Users can also enjoy sound from their connected Blu-ray player or laptop through the integrated speakers, or via external speakers through the audio out port.

Sporting an updated, sophisticated design, the Series 7 HDTV monitor sets a new bar in design excellence. It features a stunning asymmetrical design with a slim high-resolution panel that entices users to engage in an unparalleled viewing experience.

Designed with sleek ergonomics and superior viewing in mind, both the Series 7 Smart Station and the Series 7 HDTV monitor feature Samsung’s hallmark Magic technologies, ensuring crisp, detailed images and bold colour from any vantage point.