Planar Announces Next Generation High-End Flat Panel Monitor Line
Posted Jun 16, 2005

Planar Systems, Inc. has unveiled the latest in its PX line of high-end LCD monitors. The new 17", 19", 21", and 23" flat-panel LCD monitors are designed to help businesspeople improve their productivity. Corporate users working in video editing, computer-assisted design, manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and finance can take advantage of large screen sizes and multiple input options to work more efficiently with the PX212M and the widescreen HDTV-compatible PX2320MW. In addition, the PX1910M and PX1710M are ideal LCD monitors for businesspeople looking for peak performance when viewing spreadsheets, documents and presentations, as well as fast-motion video.

The PX 19", 21", and 23" monitors feature Planar¹s new RapidVideo accelerator for superb full-motion video performance. With RapidVideo technology, the Planar PX2320MW is up to five times faster than other 23" LCD monitors on the market, Planar claims. In addition, all of the PX monitors have a QuadStand base for resistance-free height, tilt, swivel and pivot adjustments. Bezel size is minimized by integrating stereo speakers into the stand, resulting in a sleek form factor and efficient utilization of space. A thin bezel also enables office workers to place multiple LCD monitors side by side in either portrait or landscape configuration for uninterrupted viewing of numerous applications in financial services, engineering, publishing, and other office environments.

Planar's PX line is available for immediate delivery. The PX2320MW: 23.1" widescreen LCD monitor with WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution features five input options, including: digital (DVI-D) and analog; S-video and composite video; built-in, side-mounted 2+1 USB hub; Picture-in-picture (PIP) and picture-and-picture (PAP) functionality; QuadStand base with integrated TrueMedia 3W/channel stereo speakers; 8ms (gray-to-gray) response time featuring Planar's RapidVideo accelerator for superb full-motion video performance; 800:1 contrast ratio (up to two-and-a-half times higher than other 23" monitors) and 250 cd/m2 brightness, for crisp, clear images. It's available in July at an MSRP of $1,599.

The PX212M 21.3" LCD monitor with UXGA (1600x1200) resolution features four input options, including digital (DVI-D), analog, S-video, and composite video; PIP capability and QuadStand base with integrated TrueMedia 1W/channel stereo speakers; 10ms (gray-to-gray) response time featuring Planar's RapidVideo accelerator; 800:1 contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2 brightness for crisp, clear images. It's available in August at an MSRP of $1,149.

The PX1910M 19" LCD monitor with SXGA (1280 x 1024) resolution features a QuadStand base with integrated TrueMedia 1W/channel stereo speakers; 1000:1 contrast ratio and brightness of 250 cd/m2; 8ms (gray-to-gray) response time, featuring Planar's RapidVideo accelerator. It's available now at an MSRP of $469.

The PX1710M 17" LCD monitor with SXGA (1280 x 1024) resolution features a QuadStand base with integrated TrueMedia 1W/channel stereo speakers; 500:1 contrast ratio and brightness of 300 cd/m2; 8ms (on/off) response time. It is available now at an MSRP of $385.

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