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Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, the number one worldwide brand of LCD display products, today announced the debut of its premium LED monitor, the SyncMaster XL2370. At an estimated street price of $299, the XL2370 produces picture perfect, HD quality in a sleek, aerodynamic design. It will be available at Best Buy starting October 12 and through distribution and retailers in late November.

“This monitor will definitely set a new standard for this category. Samsung is taking its monitors to the next level by creating a high end monitor with a sharp design. It has an amazing picture quality that our high-end users appreciate at a price that our cost conscious consumers also like,” said Doug Albregts, vice president, Information Technology Division, Samsung Electronics America Inc.

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EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE (MONITOR to MOVIE SCREEN)

Whether you’re watching a Blu-Ray movie or video clips online, the XL2370’s LED edge-lit backlight performs at 1080 HD quality and yields a brighter range of colors than typical CCFL backlights. Colors, regardless of dark or light, are vivid and crisp with the XL2370’s dynamic contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 and the 2 millisecond response time ensures that fast moving scenes are clear. Movies can be fully appreciated in 16:9 widescreen formats without distortion or stretching.

FUTURISTIC DESIGN (MONITOR to WORK OF ART)

The XL2370’s sleek design features a Samsung Touch of Color matte black finish, which appears liquid black in ambient light with a rich charcoal gray gradation in brighter light. A crystal-like acrylic neck and bezel trim give the impression that the monitor is floating and can also be tilted up to 25 degrees. The XL2370’s ultra thin profile saves space, measuring just 3/4" at the top and weighing under eight pounds. The On Screen Display (OSD) lights up when used and disappears into the trim when dormant.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY (MONITOR to MULCH)

Being a true friend to the environment, the XL2370 is registered EPEAT® Gold, ENERGY STAR® compliant, and partially constructed out of post consumer materials, complying with the EU directive on restricting the use of hazardous substances (RoHS). The monitor lacks the hazardous components of CCFL backlights, such as halogen, mercury or lead. The Touch of Color process eliminates the use of harmful paints and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), reducing CO2 emissions. Energy consumption is also improved, using up to 33% less power than CCFLs.

“Consumers can generally buy a monitor for relatively cheap, but the XL2370 satisfies our customers’ appetite for an ultra slim LED HD quality monitor that is visually appealing,” said Young Bae, director, Information Technology Division, Samsung Electronics America Inc. “This monitor is a great addition for users that need enhanced video capabilities to watch movies and play games in high definition.”

XL2370

  • 1920×1080 resolution
  • MEGA Dynamic contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 2ms response time
  • Low power consumption at 26 watts

Monitors are available through Samsung resellers and distribution channels, which can be located by calling 1-800-SAMSUNG or by visiting www.samsung.com. Samsung Power Partners receive special promotions, lead referrals, training and technical support, as well as collateral and marketing materials. Samsung also recycles all monitors through RECYCLING DIRECTSM Program. To find out more about becoming a Samsung Power Partner or RECYCLING DIRECTSM Program, visit www.samsungpartner.com.

About Samsung Electronics America Information Technology Division

Samsung’s Information Technology Division (ITD) is one of the fastest growing IT companies in the U.S., and is committed to serving the IT needs of consumers ranging from the home user to the Fortune 500 elite, and supports the valued channel partners who serve our customers. Offering innovative solutions and award-winning designs, Samsung ITD presents a complete line of award-winning color and mono-laser printing solutions, desktop monitors, notebook computers, digital signage solutions and projectors. Based in Ridgefield Park, N.J., ITD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). For more information, please visit www.samsung.com or call 1-800-SAMSUNG.

About Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. 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 www.samsung.com.