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Porsche, the German sports car manufacturer, and Samsung Electronics are the creative forces behind a range of flat-panel displays launched today.

The monitors — the Samsung SM151P and SM171P — have been designed by a team from the FA Porsche Design Centre.

The 15in SM151P and the 17in SM171P have no moving fascia parts; instead they feature touch-sensitive control panels and use Samsung's Ppump (powerful performance under minimum power) technology which the firm claims gives a 50 percent power-saving over CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors.

The FA Porsche Design Centre has collaborated with other manufacturers such as Fuji and Siemens in the past, but this is the first time it has been involved in the monitor market.

"FA Porsche has brought a superior image to the monitors," said Allan McDonald, product marketing manager of Samsung's display division, of the partnership. The monitors bear Samsung's branding with a tiny Porsche logo.

The SM151P retails for £499 and the SM171P for £799.


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