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SGI Debuts 18.1-inch F180 Flat Panel Display

(July 10, 2001)
SGI today introduced a new 18.1-inch digital flat panel display, the Silicon Graphics F180. The new Silicon Graphics F180 display uses Advanced In-Plane Switching (AIPS) technology in the LCD, which yields higher brightness, increased contrast and wider color gamut than previously available on comparable LCD displays.

According to the company, this technology enables more accurate image representation and crisper display for advanced graphics applications such as manufacturing, medical imaging, animation and simulation. Compatible with all current SGI systems, the new Silicon Graphics F180 flat panel display is a premium quality display with 1280x1024 resolution in a 1.3-megapixel format screen. The F180 also features dual input capability with VGA and DVI-I connectors, enabling either analog or digital input for a wide range of video card compatibility and the higher quality performance of a pure digital display.

As the follow-on product to the stunning digital quality of the highly acclaimed Silicon Graphics 1600SW flat panel display, the F180 has clear image quality and more screen real estate for applications such as digital video. The DVI-I feature allows users to connect two analog sources and switch between them via the Select button without needing a switch box. This feature is particularly beneficial for advanced users who want to connect two workstations to the same display.
SGI will feature the new Silicon Graphics F180 flat panel display in Booth 1401 at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2001 show in Los Angeles, August 14-16.

Energy Saving Display
The Silicon Graphics F180 flat panel display complies with Energy Star guidelines and is highly-energy efficient, particularly when compared to traditional CRTs. In operating mode, the F180 display consumes no more than 75 W, half the power of a typical 21-inch CRT which consumes up to 200 W. Thus, switching from a CRT to the new F180 can result in an energy savings of up to 655 kilowatt-hours per year. In addition, cooling requirements for a flat panel display are less than half that of a CRT. The total energy saved by upgrading from a CRT to the F180 flat panel display can be hundreds of dollars per year per display. For visual computing professionals utilizing multiple displays, the total cost of ownership savings is dramatic.

The Silicon Graphics F180 flat panel display will be available at the end of July through authorized SGI solution providers for $1,495 (U.S. list). Compatible with all current SGI workstations, the new Silicon Graphics F180 flat panel display is offered separately or with current Silicon Graphics O2 visual workstations and Silicon Graphics Octane2 visual workstations. In addition, the F180 is compatible with all Intel processor-based workstations and Macintosh computers.

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