I want to purchase a new monitor (I am in no rush) and were investigating the new Samsung PLS panels. A supplier that I approached suggested the Series9 SB970 LED Monitor for photographers.
He replied to my mail:and the next day:None of my current range includes this technology. I don’t think the range is yet available in South Africa (at least not through official channels), possibly due to the price. I will inquire with my supplier tomorrow...
Thank you, and I agree, this is not good news. So back to the IPS panel investigation.... (question to self: is the better display technologies really worth the extra money for the amateur/hobby photographer?)Hi
Spoke to the Samsung guy (John) and here’s the info “from the horses mouth”
The PLS monitors aren’t yet on the South African Market. He wants to order about 20, but Samsung won’t ship less than a container load – 200 units. Samsung feel the price may be too high for the SA market, so are reluctant to bring in that quantity as it may not sell…
However John is still negotiating with Samsung – so there is a small possibility they will become available.
Price wise, If Samsung do import, the price will be around R11500.00 to R12500.00
There is however another option – John is may be willing to fly some in – but that would impact the price.
Sorry the news is not good… Really a pity because this range of displays is very well rated and ideal for your application