Samsung Electronics America (http://www.samsung.com/monitor) has announced two new lines of multi-function monitors (MFMs) offering consumers a computer monitor and HDTV in one. Ranging from 21.5 to 24 inches, the 30 and 90 display series allow viewers to switch from work to play with enhanced picture quality all in one space-saving device, according to Young Bae, director of display marketing Samsung Enterprise Business Division.
Both the 30 and 90 series monitors can be used as a small TV with full HD resolution and also feature Picture in Picture (PiP) so multi-tasking users can simultaneously use their computer and watch TV without the need for a second monitor or additional connections. The monitors come equipped with two HDMI inputs for easy connection to multiple HD devices — cable boxes, video game consoles, Blu-ray players, etc.
Samsung’s Connectshare feature adds even more multi-media capabilities allowing users to instantly view and listen to music, movies and photos on the monitor from a memory stick, portable media player, or digital camera through a plug-and-play USB connection.
The 24-inch LED 90 series (US$419.9) is marked by a Touch of Color Mystic Brown finish accented with a chrome-coated quadruple stand. The 30 series, available in 21.5, 23 and 24-inch screen sizes, is finished in a sleek black with a clear acrylic bar along the bottom bezel. The 30 series ranges in price from $269.99 to $329.99.