Samsung SB970 with PLS
Samsung SB970 with PLS panel & factory calibration

18 May 2012 | Rasmus Larsen |

Samsung has released information on a new monitor aimed at graphic and photograhpic tasks. SB970 has a PLS panel and each sample is factory calibrated.

Samsung SB970 with PLS

Samsung introduced their PLS technology as an alternative to IPS in 2010, and the first models arrived in 2011. Now, Samsung has unveiled the successor called SB970.

Samsung’s new PLS monitor, SB907
Samsung’s new PLS monitor, SB970


SB970 is a monitor for graphic artists, photographers and people working with other color-focused tasks. Samsung mentions a 27-inch variant but other size classes will probably also be available later. Samsung also says that all samples have been factory calibrated to ensure accurate color reproduction, and has even included a 16-bit LUT (look-up table) to ensure near-perfect color gradation.

SB970 has a sleek design with a minimalistic look. The frame is thin and the round metal base allows tilt and height adjustments. Connectivity includes DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.

Samsung’s new PLS monitor, SB907
Samsung’s new PLS monitor, SB970


Other technical specifications include LED, 2 USB ports, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 5 ms (g2g) response time, 2560x1440 pixel resolution, integrated 2x7W speakers and a 10-bit panel.

The 27-inch Samsung S27SB950DS will be available later in 2012 with a suggested retail price of $1200 USD.



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