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Formac Announces 17.4-inch ADC Flat Panel Display for Mac

17.4 inch LCD to ship for $899 (October 15, 2001)
Formac Electronic Inc. announced Formac gallery 1740, a 17.4-inch flat-panel display with Apple Display Connector (ADC). Formac gallery 1740 is designed for professional applications, such as desktop-publishing, CAD/CAM, video editing as well as data-intensive business applications and is compatible with Macintosh computers with the ADC interface.

Combining the technical superiority of Fujitsuıs MVA technology with the advantages of a true digital interface (ADC) Formac gallery? 1740 supercedes comparable LCDs as well as CRT displays in picture and video quality. The active matrix LCD yields higher brightness (220 cd/m2), increased contrast (400:1), and provides a fine dot pitch of 0.27 mm, resulting in sharp, brilliant and crystal-clear images. The industry-leading pixel response time (10-25ms) predestines Formac gallery for professional video work, allowing full-motion digital video playback with fluid motions and eliminating the ghosting effect often found on flat panel displays. The ultra-wide viewing angle allows users to view crystal clear images with accurate colors from a viewing angle of up to 160 degrees ­ from sides, top or bottom. Formac galleryıs? true 24-bit technology delivers a rich palette of 16.7 million vivid colors allowing graphic artists to professionally match and calibrate colors. To ensure the highest in LCD quality, Formacıs displays undergo an industry-leading screening process, reducing the allowable number of pixel anomalies below the one of comparable displays in the market.

Equipped with an Apple Display Connector, Formac gallery? is an all-digital solution, i.e. the display data is supplied digitally from the Macintosh. Without losing signal quality through analog conversion Formacıs LCD produces crisper images than analog-driven flat panels. The true digital interface also negates the need for manual adjustments of the image by user controls such as CRTs require. The advanced LCD technology and constant light output means that Formac gallery? 1740 minimizes eyestrain, as it eliminates flicker and loss of light.

Formac gallery 1740 features high quality multiple resolution support and a true resolution of 1,280 by 1,024. This is equivalent to the virtual workspace typically selected on a 21-inch CRT monitor. Compared to a standard 17-inch LCD Formacıs 17.4-inch display increases the virtual workspace by approximately 5%.

Formac galleryıs clear enclosure and its silver-painted bezel makes it a perfect companion to Appleıs latest desktop computers and previous G4 cubes. Special editions with different bezel-colors will be available at a later point in time. Formac galleryıs ADC connectivity, which combines USB, power and video in one cable, makes set-up a breeze. Formac gallery offers an integrated two-port powered USB hub for easy plug-and-play connections to peripherals.

Formac gallery 1740 is expected to to ship in November 2001 through Formac Certified Resellers and Shop Formac! ( with an estimated retail price of U.S. $899. The display comes with a 3 year limited warranty (labor and parts). Formac is taking pre-orders starting Monday, October 15th 2001.

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