Samsung unveils LCD with 1000:1 contrast ratio

Samsung announced its 17" SyncMaster 711t LCD with a 1000:1 contrast ratio, one of the highest of any 17" LCDs in the marketplace today.

Contrast ratio is the measurement of the difference in light intensity between the brightest white and the blackest black. Most 17" LCDs currently offer 600:1 contrast ratios. samsung saifd that the increased ration in contrast offers greater legibility when reading or viewing content on the monitor's screen.

Additionally, a higher contrast ratio would reduces eye fatigue and offers several major benefits to business and home users alike including deeper shadows that are easier to distinguish, colors that are brighter and more enhanced, and text that is sharper and easier to view than with monitors with lower contrast ratios, according to the company.

The high-end 711t features a 178-degree viewing angle, a brightness rate of 250cd/m2, a pixel pitch of .264mm and a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024.

The display currently is shipping and carries a suggested retail price of $600. (THG)