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| Mitsubishi Electric Debuts Inexpensive 15-in. TFT-LCD Monitor
November 19, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Mitsubishi Electric Corp. released two TFT-LCD
monitors, the RDT150S 15-in. monitor for less than 140,000 yen (US$1,160)
and the RDT180S with an 18.1-in. screen.
|Mitsubishi Electric said its low-priced 99,800 yen (US$830)
14-in. RDT141X TFT-LCD monitor has been selling well.
"We have been producing 20,000 units of them per month, but we are not
been able to catch up with the current orders of 30,000 units solely
with domestic production," said Katsuhiko Koike, general manager of
Display and Imaging Products Division of Mitsubishi Electric's Audio
Visual and Information Systems Group.
Although the RDT150S (See photo) has a large screen size of 15 inches,
it will be put on the market with a price less than the conventional
15-in. product, the RDT151R. The RDT151R has been available for an open
price, but it has been selling for 150,000 yen (US$1,240) to 190,000
yen (US$1,580). The RDT150S will go on sale for 138,000 yen. Some 10,000
units of the RDT150S are expected to be produced monthly.
The 18.1-in. RDT180S will be targeted mainly at business uses such as
medical or financial institutions, CAD or design offices.
The price has been quoted at 458,000 (US$3,800). The monthly production
will be 2,000 units.
Characteristics common to both products are an "Auto-adjust function"
and "Display mode switch function." The analog input method has been
adopted for connections.
The new auto-adjust function periodically performs adjustments of the
clock, phase and horizontal and vertical positions of the screen to
sustain optimal display conditions at all times. There are two types
of display modes: text and graphics.
The specifications of the RDT150S are: a display area of 304.1mm x 228.1mm,
1,024 x 768 pixels and a pixel pitch of 0.297mm. The viewing angles
are 70 degrees either left or right, and 50 degrees up and 70 degrees
down. The external measurements are 392mm wide x 160mm deep x 374mm
high. The weight is 5.6kg.
The specifications of the RDT180S are: a display area of 359.0mm x 287.2mm,
1,280 x 1,024 pixels and a pixel pitch is 0.2805mm. The viewing angles
are 70 degrees either left or right, and 70 degrees up and 40 degrees
down. The external measurements are 460mm wide x 220mm deep x 481mm
high. The weight is 9kg.
Both the models are to be released on Nov. 25.
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(BizTech News Dept.)
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