Samsung develops 'first' DisplayPort monitor
Back in early April, the Displayport 1.1 specification was ratified by the Video Electronics Standards Association. Graphics cards with DisplayPort connectors aren't exactly overflowing stock shelves right now, but EE Times reports that Samsung has already developed what it claims is the world's first LCD monitor with a DisplayPort interface. The monitor is a 30" model, and it can rely on just one DisplayPort interface where it would normally require two DVI connectors. Samsung's new baby also uses "Super Patterned Vertical Alignment" LCD technology, which allows a 180° viewing angle and 300cd/m² luminosity.
According to EE Times, the display is scheduled to hit mass production in the second quarter of next year. There's no word yet on how much the display will cost compared to DVI-only alternatives, though.