CES 2009: Samsung RFG299AARS French Door Refrigerator Does the Math

CES 2009: Samsung RFG299AARS French Door Refrigerator Does the Math

Gregory Han
Jan 12, 2009
Tucked into a quiet corner of their CES booth, Samsung had a couple of their premier brushed metal clad fridges in a faux kitchen area setup (reps ignored us, standing around talking amongst themselves like it was a genuine kitchen, undoubtedly an unintended effect). No matter, it gave us freedom to peek and press our way through their tech-laden kitchen appliances to our curiosity's content, notably the refrigerator shown above, the 29 cu. ft. RFG299AARS...

Before we get to the obvious touchscreen goodies, here are some additional features that impressed us: power freeze and power cool options allow for accelerated blasts of cold temps to revive once melted grocery items; independent evaporators and two independent fan systems specifically for the cooler and the freezer manages temps with more accuracy and efficiency; interior LED lighting brightly and energy efficiently illuminates all your food stuff; and most important a door alarm keeps midnight marauders from making themselves a mile-high Dagwood and stick to their new year's resolutions.

The most interesting feature of the unit obviously revolves around the fridge's 7" LCD display, which offers users a calendar function, a digital photo album for all those family pics that now don't have to cover the fridge doors and fall off with each slam, a nutritional facts guide, manual temperature control center, and very useful, a unit conversion. All great and useful use of a front LCD display (though admittedly an additional energy drain; here's hoping to an OLED version), except for the fact this fridge resides in a stratosphere outside the grasp of mere mortals at the price of $3,099.99.

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