Samsung, like almost everyone else, is tipping its hand ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week, or at least is willing to show some of the cards it's holding. Revealed today is the company's high-end SA27A950 monitor, the newest entry to its Series 9 LED-backlit LCD display line and featuring Plane Line Switching (PLS) technology.
The SA27A950 features a 2560x1440 resolution, edge-to-edge glass coated with anti-glare gunk, and an adjustable aluminum stand that will slip right into a modern art deco setup without skipping a beat. Connectivity options consist of USB, DisplayPort, dual-link DVI, and HDMI ports. Other features include a 1,000:1 typical contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, a pair of 7W built-in speakers, and Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) support.
Plane Line Switching, or Plane to Line Switching as it's sometimes called, is Samsung's take on IPS displays. It's supposed to offer stellar viewing angles, better brightness, and cost less to produce.
The Series 9 S27A970 will be available in March for $1,200.