Samsung gets embed with Microsoft

Samsung 460PXn
Talk about a waste of space. Samsung is releasing 40" and 46" LCD displays that come with an embedded version of Windows XP. In theory, these are mostly for use as signage; they can display slideshows or videos on their own, no central server required.

For those who love running the numbers, they have a 1366x768 resolution, 8ms response time, 700:1 contrast and 500cd/m 2 max brightness. They're out now, though no pricepoint has been mentioned (the previous, XP-free editions ran $8,950 for the 46" and $6,750 for the 40", so I'm guessing these will be more).

It seems to me, however, that these suckers are just asking for a giant Blue Screen of Death. Why the heck would anybody embed Windows in a perfectly good LCD display.

[via Engadget ]

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