IBM Delivers A New 19-Inch Short Neck Monitor With 27 Percent More Viewing Area

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - 03 Mar 1999: - IBM(a) today introduced a short neck monitor to its General Business Series product line that will enable customers to maximize their space utilization while increasing their productivity. The new IBM G96 monitor provides customers with enhanced features such as a slimmer form factor, enhanced front-of-screen viewing and an estimated reseller price starting at $599(1).

"Space and usability are big issues for most businesses, particularly in the home office or small and medium business environments. Today's announcement demonstrates IBM's commitment to provide customers with the most advanced desktop solutions at very competitive price points," said Alan Petersburg, worldwide brand manager, IBM Visual Products.

Extraordinary Performance and Space Savings Features
The new IBM G96 monitor provides users with an innovative solution for those who need a larger screen size but have limited space on their desktop. Boasting a 19-inch screen with a 17.9-inch viewable image(2), the new IBM G96 monitor allows customers to take advantage of 27 percent more viewing area with a depth between a typical 15- and 17-inch monitor. The space savings is a result of a new short neck tube which allows for a slimmer form factor.

For uncompromised image clarity and increased productivity, the new IBM G96 monitor supports standard VESA(b) modes for clear flicker-free images, an enhanced front-of-screen display for rich colors and easy-to-read text, and an anti-reflective screen that allows for crisper images with less glare and reflections.

Equipped with a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 at a refresh rate of 75Hz, the IBM G96 monitor is a perfect solution for customers handling information-intensive applications, such as large, complex spreadsheets, entry-level desktop publishing or standard business applications.

Additional enhancements include easy-to-use digital user controls and redesigned on-screen displays in a choice of five languages. The controls also offer a locking feature to prevent tampering and plug and play capabilities that allow for easy installation with preset modes.

In accordance with IBM's complete line of visual products, the IBM G96 monitor satisfies MPR-II guidelines and the more demanding TCO-99 requirements, ensuring low electric, magnetic and electrostatic emissions.

Available in Pearl White and Black, the new IBM G96 monitor is designed to complement the look of IBM s line of commercial desktop PCs and IntelliStation workstations.

Pricing and Availability
The IBM G96 monitor will be available worldwide starting on March 12, 1999 at an estimated reseller price of $599(1). IBM's award-winning monitors are protected by a three-year limited parts and labor warranty(3), with service and support available toll free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week(4).

IBM Visual Products
IBM provides a complete family of both TFT-LCD Flat Panel and CRT Monitors. Its Flat Panel family ranges in sizes up to 18.1-inches (up to 18.1 inches viewable image), and its CRT family offers both general and professional monitors ranging in sizes up to 21-inches (up to 19.8 inches viewable image). IBM monitors meet the highest quality and testing standards on the market today. For more information about IBM s visual products, visit

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(1) Estimated reseller price to end users. Actual reseller prices may vary.

(2) Actual diagonal viewable size.

(3) For information regarding the terms and conditions of IBM's limited warranty, please visit our Web site or call 1-800-772-2227. Copies are available upon request.

(4) Response times may vary depending on call loads. May exclude certain holidays.

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