DISPLAY MAKER Samsung has just released a batch of eco-friendly LCD monitors.
The 30 and 50 series monitors are supposed to have low power LED backlights. "Unlike other monitors," Samsung says, "our LED-backlit displays contain few or no environmentally hazardous substances, such as mercury or lead, and use about 40 percent less energy."
Samsung's Touch of Colour technology doesn't use paints, sprays or glues, ensuring they contain no volatile organic compounds, making recycling simpler and safer. Further, the company's "Magic Eco" function allows users to adjust a monitor's brightness based on different energy consumption levels with four preset energy-saving options to choose from.
Samsung claims that its 30 and 50 series monitors meet international energy standards including Energy Star 5.0 and China's Energy Level 1 grade (50 series).
Like most modern tellies and monitors, Samsung's 30 and 50 series displays are nice and thin. The 50 series is a charcoal grey "Touch of Colour" design while the 30 series comes in a "Mystic Brown" colour that is supposed to be the colour of "rich, handcrafted chocolate".
We know there are moves to make chocolate mystical but we have never seen this on an LCD monitor.
There's no word on prices yet. µ
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