LaCie Introduces 24" 324i Pro LCD Monitor

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When you think of LaCie, you probably first think of the high-fashion storage devices that they are most commonly known for. But Photokina, which is a show based around photography, isn't exactly the best place to launch a hard drive. So, what's new from LaCie then? An LCD monitor, one that's designed for professional video/still employees who need the absolute best monitor to edit on.


The new 24" 324i is a pro LCD with a 10-bit P-IPS panel and an anti-glare screen, both of which are designed to show true colors and help creative professionals fight less with printing companies due to colors not matching up. It has a 102% NTSC and 98% AdobeRGB color gamut rating, backlight stabilization, plenty of connection options and a tilting stand for ergnomics. Of course, you can also spring for a hood and blue eye colorimeter, but the base price is listed at $1249.

LaCie Delivers Next Generation 24” Display with a Premium IPS Panel

LaCie today announced the latest addition to its line of professional displays, the LaCie 324i – featuring a 10-bit P-IPS LCD panel. An ideal monitor for prepress, illustration, web design, and photographic workflows, the LaCie 324i delivers uniform and accurate colors thanks to its wide gamuts and backlight stabilization.

Lifelike Clarity
The LaCie 324i P-IPS panel offers a realistic presentation without discoloration or inconvenient pattern distortions. Distinguished by its impressive gamut spectrum, the LaCie 324i color is rated at 102% NTSC and 98% AdobeRGB. With wide gamuts that are not disturbed by irregular patterns, digital artists can rely on true colors that maintain the integrity of their work.

“For years, LaCie has designed monitors for digital artists who demand color precision,” said Ahcene Tirane, LaCie Product Manager for Displays. “From concept to creation, LaCie developed the 324i with the highest level of color accuracy, and with a firm belief that when professionals have a tool that enhances their workflow, they can deliver their best work.”

Enhanced Workflow
Designed for versatility in any office or studio, the LaCie 324i 178° viewing angle provides the same visual experience and quality from numerous axes, without distorting the picture or losing color.  Further, its anti-glare panel guarantees that you will not have to worry about unwanted reflections often found on glossy panels.

With 24 inches of usable workspace and a native 1920x1200 resolution, users can enjoy two projects at once, with room for toolbars and palettes. If Landscape is not the desired display mode, simply pivot the LaCie 324i 90° to Portrait mode. The multifunction stand glides effortlessly when raising, lowering, swiveling, tilting, or pivoting the display.

Additionally, the 324i comes with a 3-year Gold Protection Plan that includes a robust 3-year advance care warranty. If you experience a problem, LaCie will ship a replacement monitor immediately – so you never have to worry about downtime.

Absolute Accuracy
In addition to its 1000:1 contrast ratio and backlight stabilization – for the brightest whites and darkest blacks – the LaCie 324i can be further enhanced with the optional LaCie blue eye calibration tool. The included software also provides prepress professionals with the option to enhance soft proofing accuracy using test and report features approved by UGRA (the Swiss Center of Competence for Media and Printing Technology).   

Enhanced Connectivity
The LaCie 324i has four display and video inputs, making it compatible with most computers and video devices. Use DisplayPort or DVI-D for connecting the monitor to a computer and HDMI or component for video sources. The 324i also has three USB 2.0 ports for a convenient USB hub to your computer. All cables are neatly arranged in the 324i's handy cable manager.

Availability
The LaCie 324i P-IPS LCD Monitor is available from the LaCie Store Online or through LaCie Color Partner and LaCie Reseller+, starting at the suggested retail price of $1249,00. For more information, visit www.lacie.com.

About LaCie
Located in the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for PC, Apple, and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday users easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For more information, visit www.lacie.com.
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Thats very nice, but the price is Waaaay to high!

Or is it just me:P

I have been in the market for a full monitor with acurate color, but I would only go half that price for a 24".

Now if it were a 32 or something then I could understand. yet even at 24 you still will have half the real estate being taken up by tool bars and two 23's are way cheaper.

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Inspector replied on Wed, Sep 22 2010 2:55 PM

WOW, that is one expansive monitors to opt in for. But as im not much of a designer or photographer so i wouldn't know what they think as i don't need one this nice :). I like the range of ports they have to plug in to :)

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acarzt replied on Wed, Sep 22 2010 5:09 PM

Way too expensive for me.... Maybe HH will give it away in a sweepstakes ;-)

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"WOW, that is one expansive monitors to opt in for."
I don't know inspector...At 24 inches it is not that big but still expensive.
 
Now if you use an 80" TV for your monitor then that would be expansive Stick out tongue
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SmogHog replied on Wed, Sep 22 2010 6:54 PM

They could have gone the extra mile and made the display 120hz instead of the old 60hz and made the hub USB 3.0 for that price.

No mention of the backlighting.

They also failed to mention the version of HDMI.

I like that they included DisplayPort.

Now let's see what Eizo and NEC offer up to compete.

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