Samsung FX2490HD – Monitor & HDTV
Samsung have just announced their new premium 90 series to the SyncMaster range.
From that new series is the Samsung SyncMaster FX2490HD 24-inch model. There is a clue in the model name, no only is the Samsung FX2490HD a computer monitor, but is also doulbes as a 1080p HDTV.
There have been a number of products in the past that can be seen as both a computer monitor and HDTV, but the new FX2490HD does a great job of blending them together.
It features an integrated TV tuner, along with 2x HDMI inputs, two 5W speakers, and a Scart port for the European version
The 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution LCD is LED backlit and perfect for 1080p content. The panel has a 5ms response time, along with a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 250 nits of brightness.
The Samsung FX2490HD has a nice design with an attractive bezel and chrome-plated four-feet stand, which would look at home for use as a monitor or HDTV.
It is also said to support PiP (Picture in picture), and media playback from a USB stick.
Expect to see the FX2490HD available this month in Europe and the U.S for €429.
Update: The FX2390HD is now available from Amazon for between $429 and $449! down from $650!
It is also available from Amazon UK for £339!