Each SB971 monitor is individually hand-tuned by Samsung technicians and features a built-in color calibration engine. Samsung's exclusive Natural Color Expert technology includes hardware color calibrations within the monitor to guarantee there is no displayable loss of tonalities on screen. More than one billion colors are displayed on the SB971. In addition, quad high-definition resolution (2560x1440) delivers four times more detail than traditional HD, making images and videos come alive on the SB971's 27-inch screen. The SB971 monitor also features Samsung's exclusive Plane Line Switching (PLS) panel technology, ensuring that the accurate color reproduction can been viewed at wide horizontal and vertical angles.
The SB971 has a minimalistic design and a "floating" screen. It features a super slim profile built on a height-adjustable aluminum stand, as well as a tilt feature.
The SB971 design has been updated from the original SB970 monitor and no longer includes a glass cover on the bezel, minimizing glare and resulting in 100% SRGB visibility.
All of the monitor's internal components are housed in a round aluminum base. The base also includes all I/O ports and a USB hub which provides users with streamlined installation and helps to keep work areas clear of cable clutter. It also supports DisplayPort, Dual Link-DVI and HDMI video connections, and features built-in 7W stereo speakers and a Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) for MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets.
The SB971 monitor will be available beginning fall 2013 for an MSRP of $1,199.99.