Formac Electronic has announced its new Gallery Platinum LCD with 19" or 20.1" viewable screen. Taking advantage of the latest advancements in TFT technology, the new Gallery 1900 delivers high performance in pixel response time (8ms gray-to-gray), contrast ratio (800:1), and brightness (300 cd/m2). The improved specifications are reflected in the Gallery's visual performance, validated by multiple press awards in Europe where the display was announced last week. For a limited time Formac is offering a direct pre-order discount of $40, lowering the price of the 19" LCD to $459 and the 20.1" LCD to $659.
Featuring a SXGA resolution (1280x1024) the Gallery 1900 displays the identical digital information of a 17" LCD, but on a screen real estate that is comparable to a 20" wide-screen LCD. The 25% bigger picture benefits text-intensive applications such as web-browsing, spreadsheets, and word processing, but also helps users when working with highly detailed graphics. The pixel response time of 8ms (gray-to-gray) allows smooth full-motion digital video and high-speed gaming.
Formac reports that its proprietary ColorProof VA TFT with AllRound conical viewing technology improves color purity and color information at off-axis angles, a requirement for accurate color calibration. Like its predecessors, the new Gallery line remains a reliable member in the color-managed process of many of the world's leading prepress, desktop publishing, and digital imaging businesses.
The new Gallery line comes in a platinum color, matching the metallic look of Apple's Mac mini and G5 series. The display includes 2 USB ports on the backside for connection of mouse and keyboard. Formac's Gallery line is Mac and PC compatible and can be connected via DVI connector.
Formac's Gallery Platinum line is available for preorder at www.formac.us. The 19" display has an estimated retail price of $499, the 20.1" version $699. Customers who pre-order before the delivery date of July 15 will receive a $40 direct rebate. Both displays come with a standard one-year limited warranty. Formac offers a warranty upgrade to three years and a zero-dead-pixel guarantee for $99 each.