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Samsung 90 and 30 series LCDs work hard as computer monitors, play hard as 1080p HDTVs

The dividing line between computer monitor and HDTV grows ever thinner. Samsung is announcing two new series of multi-function monitors, displays that handle the computing you need with sizes ranging from 21.5- to 24-inches, 1920 x 1080 worth of pixels, and a response time of 5ms. But, they also handle the entertainment you want, with HDTV tuners, built-in speakers, and even remote controls. The $420, 24-inch 90 Series offers LED-backlighting and a retina-punishing 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, while the 21.5-, 23-, and 24-inch 30 Series makes do with a paltry 70,000:1 dynamic ratio at prices ranging from $270 to $330. All these genre-benders are shipping now, perfect for your dorm room escapades.

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Samsung Expands Monitor Line-up with 90 and 30 Series Monitors with HDTV Tuners for High Performance at Work and Home

Work and watch HDTV in one space-saving device with new stylish Samsung monitors

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, the number one worldwide brand of LCD display products, today announced two new lines of multi-function monitors (MFMs) offering consumers a computer monitor and HDTV in one. Ranging from 21.5 to 24 inches, the 30 and 90 display series allow viewers to switch easily from work to play with enhanced picture quality all in one space-saving device.

"Samsung continues to expand our multi-function offerings and these two new lines – the 30 and 90 series – provide a new range of options and value for our customers."
"People are looking to do more in smaller areas and multi-function monitors are a great way to maximize the functionality of a single device," said Young Bae, director of display marketing Samsung Enterprise Business Division. "Samsung continues to expand our multi-function offerings and these two new lines – the 30 and 90 series – provide a new range of options and value for our customers."

Unique features for work and home

Both the 30 and 90 series monitors can be used as a small TV with full HD resolution and also feature Picture in Picture (PiP) so multi-tasking users can simultaneously use their computer and watch TV without the need for a second monitor or additional connections.

The monitors come equipped with two HDMI inputs for easy connection to multiple HD devices – cable boxes, video game consoles, Blu-ray players, etc. Samsung's Connectshare feature adds even more multi-media capabilities allowing users to instantly view and listen to music, movies and photos on the monitor from a memory stick, portable media player, or digital camera through a plug-and-play USB connection.

For additional enhanced viewing options and productivity, the 30 and 90 series monitors are equipped with Samsung's MagicAngle, which ensures users see full brightness and color range when viewing the monitor from above, below or to the side. Additional Magic Suite 2010 options included are Magic Eco, Magic Return, Magic Color, MagicTune and Magic Bright3.

Sleek Design

The new 30 and 90 series monitors are contemporary and elegant designs. The 24 inch LED 90 series is marked by a Touch of Color Mystic Brown finish accented with a chrome-coated quadruple stand. As with all Samsung LED technologies, the new 90 series monitors consume up to 40 percent less energy than non-LED displays.

The 30 series, available in 21.5, 23 and 24 inch screen sizes, is finished in a sleek black with a clear acrylic bar along the bottom bezel. Additionally, the 30 series features a rear wave pattern that makes it attractive for those sitting on either side of a desk or table.

90 Series LED

Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
5ms response time
5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
Dolby Digital Plus sound with 5W built-in stereo speakers
Remote control
HDMI connectivity
Model Number: FX2490HD – 24"
30 Series

Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
5ms response time
70,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
Dolby Digital Plus sound with 3W built-in stereo speakers
Remote control
HDMI connectivity
Model Numbers:
B2230HD – 21.5"
B2330HD – 23"
B2430HD – 24"
The 90 Series will be available in September 2010, priced at $419.99. The 30 Series is available now at MSRP ranging from $269.99 - $329.99 based on size. All monitors are available through Samsung resellers and distribution channels, which can be located by calling 1-800-SAMSUNG or by visiting

About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division

Based in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung's Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC), the world's largest technology company based on revenue. As one of the fastest growing IT companies in the world, Samsung EBD is committed to serving the needs of consumers ranging from the home user to the Fortune 500 elite and supporting the valued channel partners who serve our customers. Samsung EBD offers a complete line of award-winning color and mono-laser printing solutions, desktop monitors, laptop computers, digital signage solutions and projectors. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-SAMSUNG.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit for more information.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit