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Samsung’s New French Door Refrigerator Transforms a Kitchen Staple into an Interactive, Digital Lifestyle Centerpiece

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7″ LCD Touch Screen Paired with 28.5 cu. ft. of Internal Space Offers Consumers Easy Organization Inside and Out

Last update: 11:32 a.m. EST Nov. 3, 2008
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., Nov 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, announces the latest addition to its rapidly expanding kitchen suite of appliances with the RFG299 French Door Refrigerator. The new RFG299 French Door Refrigerator includes a convenient 7″ LCD touch screen above the ice and water dispenser and delivers the industry’s largest internal storage at 28.5 cu. ft. in a standard footprint.
In recognizing the kitchen as the heart of the home, and reinforcing its commitment to develop innovative products that enhance consumer lifestyles, Samsung developed the LCD touch screen to give consumers easy access to calendars, schedules, showcase photos, nutrition facts, and unit conversions. A simple touch of the screen can control the refrigerator’s temperature or monitor the water filter status.
“Whether entertaining friends or preparing dinner with the family, Samsung understands the kitchen is the focal point in today’s modern home,” said James Politeski, vice president of Home Appliance Sales & Marketing. “The 7″ LCD Touch Screen takes our already highly-regarded 28.5 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator to a new level of innovation all to make life a little easier for our customers.”
Samsung is able to achieve the RFG299 French Door Refrigerator’s larger interior capacity thanks to high-rate urethane insulation technology, which reduces the refrigerator walls from 2.04 inches to 1.38 inches, resulting in an extra 3.5 cubic feet, or 14%, more storage space for consumers. Amazingly, despite the extra space inside, the RFG299’s size on the outside remains the same for quality cooling without the need for a new kitchen layout.
Along with the breakthrough technical advancements, the RFG299 French Door Refrigerator features many sleek details that combine for an ideal refrigerator solution. The interior LED lighting is considerably brighter than lamp-based illumination. Samsung’s EZ-Open(TM) Handle effortlessly breaks the freezer seal, eliminating the need to strain when opening. And the exterior door handles, hidden hinges, and stainless finish add tasteful elegance to any kitchen.
The innovative Twin Cooling Plus(TM) System allows the main body of the refrigerator and freezer section to be cooled separately, ensuring odors from compartments do not mix and create ice cubes that taste like last night’s leftovers. The Twin Cooling Plus(TM) System offers professional-grade cooling to maximize and prolong freshness.
Samsung has recently been named by J.D. Power in the 2008 Home Appliance Study as the brand ranked highest in customer satisfaction for Side-by-Side/French Door Refrigerators. Samsung excelled in the areas of performance, ease of use, styling and feel, and operational features. This marked the fourth year in a row that Samsung has received a customer satisfaction award from J.D. Power for refrigerators.
The new Samsung RFG299 French Door Refrigerator is available in stainless steel at select Best Buy locations now. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/homeappliances.
                           RFG299 French Door Refrigerator
Cu. ft.                    29 cu. ft.
Finishes                   Stainless Platinum, Stainless Steel, Black, White
Dimensions (W x H x D)     35 ¾" x 68
                           5/8" x 33"
Weight                     238 lbs
Features                   Largest Storage Capacity in a French Door Refrigerator --
                           29 c. ft.
                           7" Touch LCD Screen
                           2008 Energy Star Rated
                           External Filtered Water and Ice Dispenser
                           LED Lighting in Refrigerator Compartment
                           Power Freeze and Power Cool Options
                           Gallon Door Bins
                           EZ-Open Handles
                           Door Alarm
                           Cool Tight Door
                           Specific storage including wine rack, egg container and pizza
Estimated Selling Price    Stainless - $3099
Availability               Now
*Subject to change without notice
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.
SOURCE: Samsung Electronics America Inc.

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