Lucky Taiwan Samsung’s XL2370 is a 23-inch 1080p LCD monitor but with a LED backlight. The company introduced the XL2370 in Taiwan. More LCD monitors with LED backlights from 19- to 27-inch in size are expected to be hitting the market in 2010.
White & Edge The LED backlight makes use of white LEDs and are edge-lit. A 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast is stated but that is nonsense. The 2ms response time is very fast. The retail price of the XL2370 is NT$13,990 (about US$430). Market sources expect LCD monitors with LED backlights to capture just 10% of the entire LCD market due to their higher prices. Speaking of higher prices, Apple’s LED Cinema Display is US$899. Samsung’s XL2370 undercuts the expensive Apple monitor by a significant amount and prices should continue to decrease.
“LED Monitor” Samsung has made a big mess out of its “LED TV” marketing implying that its LED TV is different from that of a LCD TV. The only thing different is the use of a different light source: CCFL versus LED. The same goes for this new LCD monitor. I have a feeling that Samsung will further confuse the market by marketing this new LCD monitor with LED backlight technology as a “LED monitor”. Let’s not be fooled.