Samsung unveiled its 17-inch SyncMaster 711T, an LCD monitor with a 1000:1 contrast ratio, one of the highest for a 17-inch LCD monitor Samsung claims.

Contrast ratio is a measure of the difference in brightness between the blackest black and the whitest white a monitor can display. Higher contrast ratios can offer greater legibility of text and higher tonal ranges in images. Most monitors offer a contrast ratio of around 600:1.

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The 711T also features a maximum resolution of 1280-x-1024, a 178-degree viewing angle, a dot pitch of 0.264mm, brightness of 250 cd/m2 and a response time of 25ms. It includes digital and analogue inputs.<BR>
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Built-in Pivot software enables you to switch between portrait and landscape views while Samsung

Pricing for the US has been announced at $599 (around £336). UK pricing and availability hasn’t been announced.