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AOC has a new monitor that would impress even Goose and Maverick from Top Gun fame, a pair of Naval aviators with an insatiable need for speed. It's the Agon AG251FZ, a 25-inch Twisted Nematic (TN) display with a blazing fast 240Hz rate, 1920x1080 resolution, 1ms response time, and Adaptive Sync (AMD FreeSync) support for smooth gameplay without any motion blur. The TN panel might turn some people off, but AOC is going after raw speed here and not pinpoint color accuracy. Competitive gamers and the esports community are the ones who will take interest here, as opposed to graphics professionals... Read more...
Part of the deal with the new MacBook Pro is that buyers have to go all-in with USB-C, a pricey proposition that can entail buying new peripherals and/or adapters. To help things along, Apple has issued a temporary price reduction on its USB-C adapters, along with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 peripherals. On top of that, Apple just cut the price of its new 5K and 4K LG UltraFine Displays by more than 25 percent. Starting with the lower resolution of the two, the LG UltraFine 4K Display is now priced at $542, down from its MSRP of $699.95. The 4K offering is a 21.5-inch display with a 4096x2304 resolution,... Read more...
Is there anything sexier on a smartphone than an edge-to-edge display? Anyone who thinks otherwise should check out Xiaomi's Mi MIX or the spattering of other phones with nary a bezel to be found. There aren't a ton of phones that can boast an edge-to-edge display, though word on the web is that the field will expand by at least one more next year, and specifically with Samsung's Galaxy S8. This runs contrary to a previous rumor that the Galaxy S8 might only come with a curved edge display. That would be surprising since Samsung needs to sell as many Galaxy S8 phones as possible after the Galaxy... Read more...
ASUS has a new gaming monitor, the VG245H, and unlike most other monitors out there, this one isn't solely aimed at PC gamers. In truth, you could say that about any monitor with an HDMI port, though in this case, ASUS is clearly marketing the VG245H as an option for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners first and PC players second. Heck, even gamers getting their kicks through a set-top box are welcome to join. Therein lies the big pitch from ASUS, The VG245H has a pair of low input lag HDMI ports, so ASUS reckons you can connect a media player to one and a game console to another, "ASUS VG245H features... Read more...
We would understand it if you were not a fan of curved smartphones, or displays that can bend; both are niche, and are not going to cater to the masses. Sharp has just shown off a new type of display, however, and it seems a lot more people should be able to get behind it. Imagine a smartphone with real curved corners. Have a poor imagination? Don't fret; just take a look at the image below: Thanks to Sharp's "Free-Form Display" technology, which allows device makers to customize the display to any shape they need, curved corners as seen here is no problem at all. The specific concept is called... Read more...
Samsung Display makes some of the best performing panels out there, particularly in mobile—it's Super AMOLED displays always seem to impress us. Going forward, Samsung Display will devote even more resources to its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) efforts by spinning off its OLED manufacturing arm and shifting employees from its traditional liquid crystal display (LCD) business. "Samsung Display separated the company's OLED business division and more of Samsung Display's workforce joined the OLED business unit. The latest decision was part of the ongoing Samsung Group-initiated efforts to restructure... Read more...
When it comes to giving presentations in the modern era, whiteboards are out and large touchscreen displays are in. That's the basis for Dell's new 70-inch Interactive Conference Room Monitor (C7017T), the company's first interactive touchscreen panel in the 70-inch category with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080 at 60Hz) resolution. An interactive panel this size isn't necessarily for one person. Dell says it's a great option for collaborative projects, offering 10-point hand touch and packaged with two styluses. It also features an anti-glare and anti-smudge coating on the cover glass for easy viewing,... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, Blizzard rolled out a patch to the PC version of its mega-hit Overwatch that removed support for ultrawide resolutions (which would include multi-monitors). That move spurred a huge discussion on whether or not ultrawide resolutions give too much of an advantage over those using regular displays -- a discussion that's not going to have everyone in total agreement. With a new forum post made by a Blizzard developer, though, we can see that the company might just regret the move it had made. Overwatch's 'Game Director' Jeff Kaplan said in response to a question about 21:9 support,... Read more...
For many users, one monitor just isn’t enough. Sometimes, two displays won’t cut it either. If your latest project has you searching for multiple, high-end monitors, you’re likely going to be looking at professional workhorses like NEC’s MultiSync EA305WMi. The venerable display maker designed this 30-inch monitor specifically for multi-monitor configurations and added something it calls ControlSync technology, so you can manage multiple displays from a single interface. The MultiSync EA305WMi is a 30-inch (29.8-inch viewable area) monitor with a 2560x1600 resolution in a 16:10 aspect ratio. Although... Read more...
It's already impressive that many of today's smartphones have higher display resolutions than the big screen TVs in our living room. That doesn't mean you can expect stagnation when it comes to smartphone displays. Just the opposite, the production cost of superior AMOLED panels for smartphones is now lower than the cost of LCDs. According to the latest research by IHS Technology, it costs $14.30 to produce a 5-inch AMOLED panel, versus $14.60 for an LCD equivalent. That wasn't the case a year ago when 5-inch AMOLED panels ran $17.10 each, making them more expensive than LCD panels that ran $15.70... Read more...
The ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q has a lot going for it. ASUS filled the spec sheet with desirable technologies, including the use of an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel. It's also the first monitor to boast both a 165Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-Sync support. But for all that it has going for it, there have been numerous user complaints about an apparent backlight bleed issue. Some have even accused ASUS of shipping out used panels. What does ASUS have to say about the matter? In a lengthy blog post on the subject, ASUS reassures buyers that it uses the "industry's most stringent screening criteria" and... Read more...
In its ongoing quest to build increasingly thinner and lighter devices, Apple seems to have taken ownership of a facility in Taiwan that's tasked with making OLED panels and researching new display technologies. It's apparently a hush-hush operation, as employees in and around the plant won't talk about the site or what they're up to.Apple is attracted to OLED technology because they're slimmer than traditional LCDs and don't require a backlight, which makes them more energy efficient. They're also bright, making them solid candidates for mobile devices like iPhones and iPads where portability... Read more...
By any metric, 8K is an incredible resolution. In fact, given that most HD content is still published in 1080p, the same could be said about 4K. With that, "incredible" in relation to 8K could mean different things to different people. 4K packs in four times the pixels of 1080p, while 8K takes that and multiplies it by four once again. We're talking 33,177,600 pixels. For some more perspective, here's our handy comparison graphic: Most current 1080p desktop monitors being sold today hover around the 22-inch form-factor, while 4K can be had in monitors 27-inch and above. So it stands to reason that... Read more...
Philips is getting ready to release what it claims is the world's first quantum dot desktop monitor, the 276E6ADS. It's a 27-inch display with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, which is nothing to write home about, though what's interesting about the monitor is that it supposedly delivers 99 percent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space. There's an excellent primer on Wired about quantum dot technology, which was a point of focus at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year. Quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals engineered to emit light. They have narrow light... Read more...
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