Samsung unveils F2370H and F2380MX LCDs with high contrast ratios

Sometimes I think that manufacturers sit around and makes up specifications to try to impress consumers with big numbers. Take the dynamic contrast ratios that many TV and LCD makers are throwing out. It's hard to know what those really mean and how they compare to plain numbers we used to get.

Samsung has pulled the wraps off a couple new LCD monitors that boast the world's highest contrast ratio. The cool part is that the contrast ratio is just a static number, not some huge dynamic number. Both of the screens sport 3000:1 static contrast ratios, which apparently equates to a 150,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

The panels both have 23-inch screens and 178-degree viewing angles. The screens can reproduce 100% of the sRGB color gamut. The main difference in the two is style and price. The F2370H uses the touch of color design with a clear neck. The F2380MX uses an adjustable stand with 130mm of travel. The F2370H sells for ₩ 397,000 and the F2380MX sells for ₩ 417,000.