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LaCie Introduces 21 LCD With CRT-Grade Color Rendering

Features color gamut equivalent to a CRT and 10-bit gamma correction (October 20, 2004)

LaCie today debuts a new high-end series of LCD monitors for graphics professionals who are serious about color rendering. The new LaCie 321 Monitor utilizes SA-Superfine TFT technology, the most advanced LCD panel technology available today. Whether on a Mac or PC, the LaCie 321 Monitor ensures that images are displayed as they were intended.

The LaCie 321 Monitor offers a color gamut previously achievable only on CRT monitors. The broad gamut of colors displayed is a wide 72% of the NTSC (National Television System Committee) video standards gamut. With 10-bit gamma correction, the LaCie 321 also provides the finest caliber of gamma control, expressly engineered for serious graphics professionals. Whereas traditional 8-bit gamma allows for only 256 tonal options, 10-bit gamma expands the tonal range to 1024, smoothing color gradation and vastly improving image precision and accuracy.

In a side-by-side comparison with other TFTs this panel exhibits superior color clarity most obvious in pure white, pitch black, and saturated color areas. Unprecedented color rendering combined with excellent contrast ratio (500:1) and brightness (250 cd/m2), and expansive viewing angles (176°) offers graphic artists the advantage of premium viewing conditions.

The LaCie 321 Monitor offers a large 21.3-inch diagonal for viewing A3 or double-page spreads in exact 1:1 ratio. Its superb 1600x1200 resolution ensures that even the most minute details can be displayed, so that what is seen on the monitor is what will appear in print. The LaCie 321s position can be customized to fit any work environment through height-adjustment, tilt, swivel, and pivot capabilities. For the most demanding color-related tasks, such as photo retouching and on-screen proofing, the LaCie monitor hood ensures that external lighting conditions and the surrounding environment do not interfere with image color.

The LaCie 321 Monitor will be available worldwide beginning November 2004 for the suggested retail cost of $1699 (SKU 108368). Warranty is three years in the US and three years advance swap in Europe. Optional LaCie blue eye 2 color calibration software is also available through LaCie for $279 (SKU 108456).

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Key Features
- Advanced SA-Superfine TFT 21.3-inch panel with 1600x1200 resolution
- Color gamut equivalent to a CRT (72% NTSC)
- 10-bit gamma correction enables smooth color gradients
- Expansive 176 degrees viewing angle
- Brilliant 500:1 contrast ratio
- Strong 250 cd/m2 luminance
- 90-degree pivot and swivel, 30-degree tilt
- VGA and DVI connection
- Compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms

About LaCie
Established in the United States, Europe and Japan, LaCie is the worlds leading producer of PC and Macintosh compatible storage peripherals. Through a specialized sales dealer network, LaCie offers innovative solutions for creative professionals in multimedia applications (graphics, audio, video, web design and digital photography). What differentiates LaCie is the design of its products and original creations by designers such as Philippe Starck, Porsche Design GmbH and Neil Poulton. LaCie is listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431).

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