CES 2012 debut for Samsung's Series 9 27 inch quad-HD monitor and

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Following yesterday’s unveiling of their high-end audio products headed to CES 2012, Samsung have now given a glimpse of their PC peripheral range, showing off both a new 27-inch Series 9 monitor and Series 7 Smart Station.

Featuring the same “paper-curve” design as previous models in the range, the Series 9 monitor will run at 2560 x 1440 (quad-HD) on a Plane Line Switching panel (PLS). An edge-to-edge display using anti-glare glass, it sits on an adjustable aluminium stand that also houses USB, DisplayPort, dual-link DVI, and HDMI connectors.

A 7 watt speaker is also built in, alongside Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) connectivity for compatible smartphone devices.

“Interest in user-generated content and a premium computing experience is growing as consumers are demanding products that allow them to better view, edit and share their photos, videos and entertainment content,” said Samsung UK’s Neil Sawyer.

“The new Series 9 monitor, with Samsung’s exclusive Natural Colour Expert technology, answers the need for higher resolution and meticulous detail editing, regardless of the job,” added Sawyer.

“Its unique minimalist design draws users in for truly immersive computing and delivers Samsung’s signature best-in-class viewing experience.”

No UK pricing yet, but expect to pay $1,199.99 for the privilege of owning the display when it launches in the US in March.

Moving on to the Series 7 Smart Station, it’s of a similar ilk to Samsung’s Central Station product line. An all-in-one Wireless USB monitor with hub, it runs at full-HD 1080p resolution with a LED backlighting and a HDMI port.

Integrated speakers are joined in the new HDTV monitor by dual HDMI inputs for video sources like Blu-ray players, as well as a built-in TV tuner, WiDi and VGA port.

The Smart Station and HDTV monitor have prices starting at $549 and $599 respectively, with 27 and 24-inch models to be available. They too will be out in March.

Gerald Lynch