It's that time again. Time for Samsung to put on their Global Road Show to display some of the latest and greatest gadgets and prototypes. This year's Road Show is at the Time Warner Center on New York's chi-chi Columbus Circle where Samsung had their special Samsung Store dealie last year.
Some of the new devices Samsung is presenting includes a foray of world-record breaking displays, a high-speed color laser printer and a few new appliances including a four-door refrigerator and a high-speed oven (microwave?).
Check out more details after the jump.
Now, while displays aren t always the coolest gadgets, they are always the prettiest so they get first props here. Samsung is featuring a 102" plasma display panel TV, an 82" TFT-LCD TV and a 40" OLED display. All three of these displays are world's largest in their respected categories.
The 102 PDP TV and the 82 TFT-LCD TV are a perfect combination of screen size and picture resolution, said Shin Sang-Heung, vice president of the Visual Display Division at Samsung Electronics. Both televisions are the epitome of design and performance a must-have for any serious home theater buff.
The 102" PDP features a contrast ratio of 2000:1 and Samsung's proprietary Digital Natural Image engine (DNIe) technology. The DNIe feature gives you about 68.7 billion colors. Packaged with the 102" PDP is tallboy style speakers and even a component rack. The unit also has built in SRS TruSurround XT Sound System.
The 82" TFT LCD has less than eight ms response time and displays at 1920 x 1080 resolutions with a 16:9 aspect ratio. This TV even supports 1080 progressive scanning, sexy! Along with that this TV even has low power consumption.
The 40" OLED display supports widescreen 1280 x 800 WXGA format that is all powered by an amorphous silicon AM backplane. This display has a black-and-white contrast ratio of 5,000:1 and color gamut of 80%.
High-Speed Color Laser Printer
Samsung, surprisingly the world's second largest printer vendor, is releasing a single-pass high-speed color printer. This is the CLP-600 printer capable of printing up to 20 color pages-per-minute.
This printer was designed for convenience for the average printing bum. It is being targeted at small or medium sized businesses and has advanced features to make use really easy. Paper Jams are fixable easily with a front removable pane and the networking features are simple and easy to use.
Samsung is launching two new appliances at their Road Show 2005. The appliances include a four-door refrigerator and a speed oven.
The four-door refrigerator, named the Quatro Freedom, features four different temperature zones to allow the maximum cooling environment for your week-old leftovers. This refrigerator is powered by a time-divided multicycle system that has four individual evaporators that handles the temperature and humidity of each section. A LCD panel is built in to control each of the four sections. This refrigerator should be available in February 2006 for around $3,000.
The speed oven, known as the FQ159ST is like a combination of an over and a microwave. It uses five different heat sources to do any kind of cooking that you want; including baking, broiling, grilling, roasting and defrosting. The five different heating sources are "dual convection," upper grill, bottom grill and microwave. All of these can be combined in use with each other for a variety of heating options. This oven is capable of cooking foods up to four-times faster than conventional ovens while still having an oven-baked taste.