LaCie introduced the 324i, a new 10-bit P-IPS LCD display with wide color gamuts (102 percent NTSC, 98 percent Adobe RGB), anti-glare coating and backlight stabilization. The screen has a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and features a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Outputs include DisplayPort, DVI-D, HDMI and Component, and the screen is also equipped with a three-way USB 2.0 hub and an integrated cable manager. Prices start at $1,249, a hood and blue eye colorimeter are available seperately.
LaCie today announced the latest addition to its line of professional displays, the LaCie 324i – featuring a 10–bit P–IPS LCD panel. An ideal monitor for prepress, illustration, web design, and photographic workflows, the LaCie 324i delivers uniform and accurate colors thanks to its wide gamuts and backlight stabilization.
The LaCie 324i P–IPS panel offers a realistic presentation without discoloration or inconvenient pattern distortions. Distinguished by its impressive gamut spectrum, the LaCie 324i color is rated at 102% NTSC and 98% Adobe RGB. With wide gamuts that are not disturbed by irregular patterns, digital artists can rely on true colors that maintain the integrity of their work.
"For years, LaCie has designed monitors for digital artists who demand color precision," said Ahcene Tirane, LaCie Product Manager for Displays. "From concept to creation, LaCie developed the 324i with the highest level of color accuracy, and with a firm belief that when professionals have a tool that enhances their workflow, they can deliver their best work."
Designed for versatility in any office or studio, the LaCie 324i 178° viewing angle provides the same visual experience and quality from numerous axes, without distorting the picture or losing color. Further, its anti–glare panel guarantees that you will not have to worry about unwanted reflections often found on glossy panels.
With 24 inches of usable workspace and a native 1920x1200 resolution, users can enjoy two projects at once, with room for toolbars and palettes. If Landscape is not the desired display mode, simply pivot the LaCie 324i 90° to Portrait mode. The multifunction stand glides effortlessly when raising, lowering, swiveling, tilting, or pivoting the display.
Additionally, the 324i comes with a 3–year Gold Protection Plan that includes a robust 3–year advance care warranty. If you experience a problem, LaCie will ship a replacement monitor immediately – so you never have to worry about downtime.
In addition to its 1000:1 contrast ratio and backlight stabilization – for the brightest whites and darkest blacks – the LaCie 324i can be further enhanced with the optional LaCie blue eye calibration tool. The included software also provides prepress professionals with the option to enhance soft proofing accuracy using test and report features approved by UGRA (the Swiss Center of Competence for Media and Printing Technology).
The LaCie 324i has four display and video inputs, making it compatible with most computers and video devices. Use DisplayPort or DVI–D for connecting the monitor to a computer and HDMI or component for video sources. The 324i also has three USB 2.0 ports for a convenient USB hub to your computer. All cables are neatly arranged in the 324i's handy cable manager.
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Re: LaCie debuts pricy 324i 24-inch P-IPS display by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 22 2010 @ 03:46:12 CEST
First off, kudos for finally developing an IPS screen that may reduce or eliminate the crummy anti glare coatings that make sparklies on so many models.
However! IPS monitors need to STOP putting 1000:1 contrast ratio on every model they put out. They NEVER hit that ratio, and are often lucky to see 3/4 of that figure. It's such a ridiculous and common lie that I think most folks automatically ignore the figure. IPS contrast is pathetic, and it shows. It does other things well, but they should stop lying to the consumers about this figure.