Sony today introduced new Premierpro flat panel displays, including a thin bezel 18 inch display called the SDM-P82/B and the 23 inch SDM-P232W/B, pictured here — a wide aspect ratio display gunning for the same rarified territory as Apple’s own 23 inch Cinema HD Display.
Both displays feature Eco Mode, a user-activated feature which provides up to 20 percent additional energy savings. They also have anti-glare coatings to help cut down on eye strain. Both displays feature DVI-D (Digital Visual Interface) and SVGA connectors to accommodate either analog or digital inputs. They also have internal power supplies and cable management systems
The P82-B works in 1280 x 1024 native resolution. The 23 inch P232W/B sports a 16 x 10 aspect ratio, just like the Cinema HD Display, and offers the same native resolution — 1920 x 1200 pixels.
Both displays are expected to be released in September. The P82/B will cost US$1,200, and the P232W/B will cost $3,000.