Sony Announces 17- and 25-inch OLED Monitors
OLED monitors aren’t exactly on every desk in every office just yet, not even close, but for those who like staying ahead of the curve, Sony has just revealed two OLED panels for us to drool over.
Available in 17- and 25-inch flavors, the displays represent new additions to the company’s Trimaster EL line and will be dubbed the BVM-E series. Anyone who’s got a phone with an OLED display will be familiar with the rich colors, deep blacks and power-efficiency offered by OLED technology, however, Sony claims the BVM-E series are the first monitors to deliver full HD resolution OLED panels with RGB 10-bit drivers. You’ve got the usual 3G/HD/SD-SDI, HDMI and a DisplayPort, along with a panel resolution of 1920x1080. Standard luminance is 100 cd/m2.
“These new monitors are the next step in professional displays, providing end users with extremely high picture quality,” said Gary Mandle, senior product manager at Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America group. “This is breakthrough technology for applications where visual performance and accuracy are paramount, offering an unbeatable combination of image reproduction, color accuracy, reliability and stability.”
The BVM-E250 is set for availability sometime in the middle of April, while the 17-inch BVM-E170 will be out in June. Of course, pricing is a bit scary (they are OLED panels, after all), and unless you’re in the fortunate position of being able to convince your boss you actually really, really do need one, it’s going to cost you ¥1.3 million ($15,710) for the 17-inch BVM-E170 or ¥2.4 million ($28,910) for the 25-inch BVM-E250.
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