And the Sony LCD I was talking about is this one which costs $999. But they have their differences (i.e. no speakers...)Samsung goes wide with new LCD
Samsung Electronics unveiled on Monday the SyncMaster 172W, a sleek 17-inch wide-format LCD that the company says delivers an additional 25 percent of work space over other displays of the same size.
The extra screen real estate doesnt just offer additional document space and drawing area; it also allows DVDs to be viewed in wide-screen format. Its 90-degree screen tilt makes the 172W amenable to SOHO (small office home office) and business settings as well. Available at $699 in the first week of December, the 1-inch-thick display may cost more than some competing 17-inch LCDs, but it incorporates both analog and digital inputs, and its stand folds back to be used as a wall-mount bracket.
Additionally, the 172W offers Samsungs MagicBright technology, which enables users to select one of three brightness modes: PC-Text, Internet Mode and Multimedia. The 172W delivers on the tech specs, with a resolution of 1,280 pixels by 768 pixels, a 400-to-1 contrast ratio, a fast response time of 25 milliseconds, and a 150-degree (horizontal)/120-degree (vertical) viewing angle. Samsung supports the monitor with a lengthy three-year warranty.
The 17" iMac G4 has a screen resolution of 1440 by 990.The 172W delivers on the tech specs, with a resolution of 1,280 pixels by 768 pixels.