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In Brief

Samsung's new 2.04-inch color monitor for mobile phones supports high-definition moving pictures with its 240 x 240 pixel resolution. The thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) screen also reflects external light, so it uses one-fifth the power of conventional models, the company says.

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Sharp is releasing a family of six color LCD monitors. These include: three 15-inch displays (LL-T151S1A, LL-T1511A, LL-T1501A); a high-resolution, lower-cost 16-inch monitor (LL-T1610W); and high-resolution, large-format, 18- and 20-inch displays (LL-T1810A and LL-T2000A). The company expects these products will appeal to corporations that compare them to CRT monitors-LCDs take up less desk space, and offer reduced eyestrain, heat, power, and emissions.

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Computers and peripherals always come in the same boring beige, right? Apple's iMac changed that notion with its vibrant pinks, oranges, and blues. And now some other manufacturers are following suit. Hitachi has announced a line of three monitors that are black ("midnight gray"), instead of typical beige. Compared to the company's current line of products, the differences are purely aesthetic, not technical. The new line includes: the flat-faced, 21-inch CM823FB; the flat-faced, 19-inch CM772B; and the flat-panel LCD, 17-inch CML170B.

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MediaTouch is an all-in-one, touch-computer designed for space-sensitive applications. With dimensions of 420 x 360 x 84 mm, TouchSystems says it saves 60% desktop space, compared to other monitor-and-PC combined units. The base package is a 15.1-inch, TFT LCD touchpanel, multimedia, 533 MHz Celeron/Pentium III, aimed at applications in kiosks, office automation, and industrial use.

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