Items tagged with IPS

There are two types of power users on this planet, and they consist of those who use a 30-inch monitor, and those who don't. The latter far outnumber the former, but thanks to a number of factors, this particular digital divide is growing smaller by the day. For one, 30-inch monitors are somewhat more affordable compared to a few years ago, at least in the sense that the average Joe doesn't have to sell a kidney to come up with the scratch for one (except for teens, who are more interested in trading body organs for iPads, anyway). That in itself is pretty remarkable when you consider that 30-inch... Read more...
Acer introduced a new 24-inch commercial display with premium IPS technology, the Acer B243PWL. This ergonomic display offers wide viewing angles up to 178 degrees horizontally and vertically. The LED-backlit monitor offers a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and a 60Hz refresh rate. Connectivity options include DisplayPort, VGA, and DVI (w/HDCP). The Acer B243PWL is EPEAT Gold registered. The B243PWL also offers a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a brightness of 300 nits. The display is available for about $329. ACER’S NEW B243PWL COMMERCIAL DISPLAY IS PICTURE-PERFECT FROM EVERY ANGLE Editor’s... Read more...
Vampires and Wesley Snipes come to mind when we think of Blade 2, or at least that's what our minds would conjure up prior to today. But going forward, we may find ourselves thinking about Philips and its new Blade 2 monitor (239C4QHSB) with a 24-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) display, ultra-slim form factor, and stylish design. Philips new monitor measures just 12.5mm deep and ships in "classy black" or "elegant white." It has an angled base and arm that give the panel a sense of modern style, which is something we've noticed more and more monitor makers paying attention to these days. "The Philips... Read more...
Wouldn't it be great if 2012 turned out to be the year of the IPS panel? We don't want to get our hopes up just yet, but there are encouraging signs that point to this being a real possibility. Throughout the course of the year, we've seen IPS panels drop in price to the point where you can pick up a 21.5-inch model for $160, or a 23-inch IPS monitor for less than $200. These are the exception to the rule, but it's a start, and at least one manufacturer is planning to blitz CES 2012 with a new line of IPS displays. LG announced it will unveil its 2012 IPS monitor lineup at the convention in Las... Read more...
AOC announced the 23-inch Aire Pro monitor that features a brushed metallic bezel. According to AOC, this monitor is "one of the world’s slimmest display panels" measuring 9.2 mm thick. The 23-inch Aire Pro features an IPS panel, dual HDMI ports, a 50,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and a 5ms response time. The monitor comes with Screen+ software that lets you divide the screen into four self-contained work areas. The monitor also features multiple power-saving features. The Aire Pro monitor (i2353Ph) is available for $199. AOC Launches the Ultra-Slim Aire Pro Monitor with Sleek Brushed... Read more...
NEC this week announced the its new 23-inch MultiSynic EA232WMi display intended for corporate, financial, healthcare, engineering, CAD, and other professional applications. Why so? Part of the reason is because of the sexy LED backlit IPS panel, which offers superior viewing angles and better color accuracy than what you'll find on your average TN-based monitor. But there's more to it than that. "The MultiSync EA232WMi provides our elite IT customers with several improvements over its predecessor," said Lynn Gu, Product Manager for NEC Display Solutions. "Its LED backlight and mercury-free composition... Read more...
NEC just sent us word that its MultiSync PA Series 23-inch monitor with an IPS panel is headed for North American shores in November. This is the smallest version of the company's MultiSync PA Series, the largest being the PA271W we recently reviewed. The PA231W, which was unveiled in Europe last month, is a professional grade display featuring 71.6 percent coverage of the NTSC color space, 75.4 percent coverage of AdobeRGB, and 96.6 percent coverage of sRGB, NEC claims. Perhaps more importantly for photo pros, however, is the inclusion of 3D lookup tables for fine tuning calibration. Other features... Read more...
There are only a select few events in the PC hardware world that get hardcore enthusiasts truly excited. For example, when popular trade shows like Computex, IDF, and CES take place, there is a fair amount of buzz. Also, anytime the major players in graphics release next-generation GPUs, things definitely heat up; or likewise when a hot new game hits. Finally, when either of the processor big guns, Intel or AMD, unleash new CPU micro-architectures on the world, you can almost bet that the community will come alive with enthusiasm. We're sure we've missed a few other momentous occasions as well,... Read more...
Yes, Far Cry 2 has shipped. Another highly anticipated game, like Spore, but in this case a first-person shooter. And like Spore, you're going to be saddled with SecuROM DRM. However, they seem to have learned their lesson by watching the criticism EA took over Spore; here are the DRM details:You have 5 activations on 3 separate PCs. Uninstalling the game "refunds" an activation. This process is called "revoke", so as long as you complete proper uninstall you will be able to install the game an unlimited number of times on 3 systems. You can upgrade your computer as many time as you want (using... Read more...
Remember the CherryPal, cloud-based, thin client we reported about in July that was supposed to be available by the end of that month? The ship date obviously slipped a few months, but it looks like the CherryPal desktop is finally gearing up to make its real-world debut in only a few weeks from now. The CherryPal site announced that the CherryPal is finally ready to ship on Election Day: November 4.   Credit: CherryPalWhen the CherryPal desktop ships it will look a little different than the glimpse we had of it in July. The case is a bit slimmer and with a more polished, glossier look.... Read more...
Intel Ships Enterprise-Class Solid-State Drives New Drives Break Performance Barriers, Lower Storage Infrastructure, Cooling, Energy Costs SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2008 - Intel Corporation has begun shipping its highest- performing solid-state drive (SSD), the Intel® X-25E Extreme SATA Solid-State Drive, aimed at server, workstation and storage systems. Unlike mechanical drives, the SSDs contain no moving parts and instead feature 50nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory technology. Systems equipped with these drives will not suffer from the performance bottlenecks associated with... Read more...
WD SHIPS SECOND-GENERATION GREEN HARD DRIVES WITH SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED POWER EFFICIENCY AND PERFORMANCE WD’s Best Selling Eco-friendly WD Caviar Green Drive Continues to be the Most Power-Efficient, Coolest and Quietest 3.5-inch Hard Drive in the Market LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Oct. 1, 2008 - WD (NYSE: WDC) today announced the second-generation of its highly popular and environmentally friendly WD Caviar Green desktop hard drives, which feature the company’s GreenPower technology to significantly reduce power consumption, compared with standard hard drives. The new platform is based on... Read more...
When microprocessor manufacturers ran into increasing complications as they tried to make chips runs faster, they shifted gears, and started building more powerful processors using multiple cores. We're still at the early part of the multi-core revolution, but researchers at the University of Rochester claim that microprocessor manufacturers will eventually run into similar challenges with today's multi-core processor design because of the "limits of miniaturization." So what comes next? The answer still lies with multi-core processors; but instead of just packing cores in next to each other on... Read more...
WD SHIPS 500 GB CAPACITY NOTEBOOK HARD DRIVESCompany Expands Industry Leadership in Areal Density at 250 GB-Per-Platter For 2.5-inch Standard Form Factor Notebook Hard Drives LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Sept. 12, 2008 - WD (NYSE: WDC) today announced that it has commenced volume shipments and OEM qualifications of its WD Scorpio Blue 2.5-inch notebook hard drives with capacities up to 500 GB. Utilizing industry-leading 250 GB-per-platter technology, the new WD Scorpio Blue 500 GB and 400 GB SATA hard drives are designed for notebook computers and portable storage devices.WD Scorpio Blue delivers high-performance... Read more...
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