Someone Convinced Samsung's Newest Monitors That They're HDTVsS

Samsung's latest monitors appear to enjoy pretending they're HDTVs in their spare time. Labeled as the 30 and 90 series, they have 1920 x 1080 worth of pixels, built-in HDTV tuners, built-in speakers, and a 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

The monitors range from 21.5- to 24-inches and are priced from $270 to $330.

Samsung Expands Monitor Line-up with 90 and 30 Series Monitors with HDTV Tuners for High Performance at Work and Home

Work and watch HDTV in one space-saving device with new stylish Samsung monitors

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, the number one worldwide brand of LCD display products, today announced two new lines of multi-function monitors (MFMs) offering consumers a computer monitor and HDTV in one. Ranging from 21.5 to 24 inches, the 30 and 90 display series allow viewers to switch easily from work to play with enhanced picture quality all in one space-saving device.

"Samsung continues to expand our multi-function offerings and these two new lines – the 30 and 90 series – provide a new range of options and value for our customers."
"People are looking to do more in smaller areas and multi-function monitors are a great way to maximize the functionality of a single device," said Young Bae, director of display marketing Samsung Enterprise Business Division. "Samsung continues to expand our multi-function offerings and these two new lines – the 30 and 90 series – provide a new range of options and value for our customers."

Unique features for work and home

Both the 30 and 90 series monitors can be used as a small TV with full HD resolution and also feature Picture in Picture (PiP) so multi-tasking users can simultaneously use their computer and watch TV without the need for a second monitor or additional connections.

The monitors come equipped with two HDMI inputs for easy connection to multiple HD devices – cable boxes, video game consoles, Blu-ray players, etc. Samsung's Connectshare feature adds even more multi-media capabilities allowing users to instantly view and listen to music, movies and photos on the monitor from a memory stick, portable media player, or digital camera through a plug-and-play USB connection.

For additional enhanced viewing options and productivity, the 30 and 90 series monitors are equipped with Samsung's MagicAngle, which ensures users see full brightness and color range when viewing the monitor from above, below or to the side. Additional Magic Suite 2010 options included are Magic Eco, Magic Return, Magic Color, MagicTune and Magic Bright3.

Sleek Design

The new 30 and 90 series monitors are contemporary and elegant designs. The 24 inch LED 90 series is marked by a Touch of Color Mystic Brown finish accented with a chrome-coated quadruple stand. As with all Samsung LED technologies, the new 90 series monitors consume up to 40 percent less energy than non-LED displays.

The 30 series, available in 21.5, 23 and 24 inch screen sizes, is finished in a sleek black with a clear acrylic bar along the bottom bezel. Additionally, the 30 series features a rear wave pattern that makes it attractive for those sitting on either side of a desk or table.

90 Series LED

Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
5ms response time
5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
Dolby Digital Plus sound with 5W built-in stereo speakers
Remote control
HDMI connectivity
Model Number: FX2490HD – 24"
30 Series

Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
5ms response time
70,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
Dolby Digital Plus sound with 3W built-in stereo speakers
Remote control
HDMI connectivity
Model Numbers:
B2230HD – 21.5"
B2330HD – 23"
B2430HD – 24"

The 90 Series will be available in September 2010, priced at $419.99. The 30 Series is available now at MSRP ranging from $269.99 - $329.99 based on size. All monitors are available through Samsung resellers and distribution channels, which can be located by calling 1-800-SAMSUNG or by visiting www.samsung.com/monitor.

[Samsung via Engadget]