Samsung SyncMaster745MS 14-inch thick CDT display

In an age dominated by LCD, plasma and other flat-panel technologies, we're always a little surprised to see anyone still trying to advance the cause of tube-based displays. But Samsung, for one, hasn't quite given up on tubes, and is showing off what the company says is the world's thinnest Color Display Tube (CDT) display, the 14-inch thick SyncMaster 745MS. The 17-inch display is expected to debut globally in June for under $200. While the display is unlikely to woo away too many LCD fans, it could sway some CRT loyalists who prefer tubes for their color range, sharpness and fast response rate.