SOYO Group, Inc. has announced its Dymond LCD Monitor series, a family of flat-panel 17- and 19-inch LCD monitors, which incorporate TFT (Thin Film Transistor) display technology to deliver brilliant colors, fast display times and TV watching capabilities for consumers, corporate users and gamers. The SOYO Dymond Series LCD monitors mark the company's first venture into display technology, which compliment a long and successful history as a developer of motherboards and graphics-related peripherals.
Both the Dymond 17- and 19-inch models are available in stylish black and silver enclosures and feature 1280 x 1024 native resolution, 16.8 million colors and 250 nit of brightness and 450/500:1 contrast ratios for detailed images. Both models also deliver fast response time of 16ms, eliminating trails for fast-moving images for game playing, as well as providing an ideal solution for graphics intensive applications such as preparing presentations, watching movies, or surfing the Internet. SOYO's Dymond series monitors are also the perfect upgrade from older and bulkier CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors. The picture doesn't flicker on LCD monitors because every individual point of the image is depicted through its own pixel element. The pixels on the Dymond series are rear-illuminated, with each pixel further divided into red, blue and green sub pixels. An individual transistor for every single sub pixel determines how much light is allowed through. The advantage over CRT displays is higher brightness, sharper contrast and more vivid colors for hours of comfortable viewing. Both models feature built-in stereo speakers and a front panel with auto adjustment, menu and volume controls. The Dymond 19-inch models support TV input and include a DVI cable, which allows users to watch broadcast TV stations on the monitor. All models include a VGA signal cable, AC power cord, audio cable and user manual, and come with a two-year limited warranty.
The Dymond 17-inch monitors have an MSRP of $269.99, and list price for the 19-inch models is $399.99. Both models will ship to SOYO authorized dealers and distributors in mid-May.