Samsung Announces the Series 9 SB971 WQHD Monitor

Samsung has launched the latest version of its professional grade Series 9 monitors with the SB971 that offers a minimalist design and "floating" screen that removes its predecessor's glass cover to offer 100 percent SRGB visibility.

The monitor features a 27-inch LED PLS (Plane Line Switching) display with a 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution that also provides 178° / 178° viewing angles, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio and a 5 ms (grey to grey) response time. In order to provide accurate color reproduction, the SB971 incorporates Samsung's Natural Color Expert technology, a built-in color calibration engine and is individually hand-tuned by Samsung technicians.

The SB971 includes DisplayPort, DVI-DL, HDMI and MHL inputs which are housed in the height and tilt-adjustable stand along with 7 W stereo speakers and a USB hub.

"Graphic professionals, photo enthusiasts and other groups that meticulously edit visual content require a monitor with extremely accurate color rendering, immersive viewing angles and premium picture quality, and the SB971 meets these demands," said Mike Abary, senior vice president of consumer IT product marketing at Samsung Electronics America. "This new Series 9 product will join the recently introduced SC770 touch monitor and SC750 rotating monitor to round out Samsung's innovative line-up, offering every kind of user an ideal monitor for whatever their needs may be."

 The Samsung Series 9 SB971 monitor will be available in Fall 2013 with a retail price of $1,199.99.