updated 12:00 pm EDT, Tue July 18, 2006
LaCie upgrades LCDs
LaCie today announced that it will upgrade its 300 Series LCDs to 12-bit, and will add a 20-inch panel to its display offerings. The 300 Series monitors (319, 320, 321) now offer 12-bit gamma correction, which is 16 times more precise than the previous generation, according to LaCie, and are designed for graphics professionals on Macs or PCs who require accurate color rendering. The LaCie 320 monitor features a uniformity-enhanced A-TW-IPS LCD panel, offering a resolution of 1600x1200 pixels, a luminance of 280 cd/m2, and a strong contrast ratio of 700:1. All 300 Series Monitors offer CRT-grade color gamut in a flat screen monitor, while the broad gamut of displayed colors is 72 percent of the NTSC (National Television System Committee) video standards gamut, and 100 percent of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) gamut. LaCie's 320 monitor is priced at $1,400, with a blue eye pro colorimeter also available for $1,650.