Silicon Graphics (SGI) is upping the stakes in the flat-panel monitor market with the release of a high resolution LCD unit sporting a display measuring 1600 x 1024 pixels.
In common with the trend for standard CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors, the Silicon Graphiccs 1600SW LCD screen measures 17.3in diagonally but, because of the sharper screen edge performance of LCD technology, the usable display size is equivalent to a 19in CRT. The 1600SW monitor also has advantages over conventional CRT monitors because it uses under 30W of power, weighs only 16lbs and gives off very low heat and virtually no radiation.
The Silicon Graphics 1600SW will ship later this month for the company's O2 workstations at #1,810 as a standalone upgrade and #1,530 when supplied with a new workstation. The company is also readying a PC version for release this month and this will be supplied with Number Nine Visual Technology's 32Mb Revolution IV-FP graphics card as the Digital Flat Panel Solution Pack.
Pricing has yet to be set for the pack and an Apple Macintosh version will become available early next year.
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