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It is never too early for rumors of the next iPhone iteration, right? So it goes in the land of smartphones—leaks, rumors, and speculation constantly abound. As it pertains to Apple's bread and butter device, there is talk of a 2020 model iPhone getting a display upgrade with a refresh rate than can be switched from 60Hz to 120Hz. Nothing is set in stone, and the chatter is not coming from Apple directly. However, moving to a 120Hz panel would give Apple an enticing bullet point to market at enthusiasts and gamers alike. As it stands, the majority of smartphones that have a 120Hz display (and there are not a ton of them) are gaming phones, like the just-announced ASUS ROG Phone II. Outside... Read more...
During CES 2019 at the beginning of the year, HP rolled out a massive gaming monitor for gamers wanting the most screen space possible. The giant monitor was called the Omen X 65 Emperium, and we got to spend some hands-on time with it at the show. HP gave it an equally gigantic price of $4,999; so if you have been saving your pennies to put one of these on your desk, the time is now. HP is offering the Omen X Emperium 65 now, with shipping in 1 business day, for $4,999. If you don't recall what makes this monitor so special, as far as features go, don't fret, we will run them down for you below. The Emperium 65 display has built-in NVIDIA SHIELD TV, a quartet of USB ports, and... Read more...
When it comes to Apple rumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is often the go-to person with highly accurate reads on the the company's future product plans. Kuo has recently published a research note that talks about what he predicts we will see from Apple in 2019. One of the products will underscore Apple's return to into the display monitor arena that the company vacated back in 2016 when it stopped offering its Thunderbolt display. Kuo says that Apple will launch a 31.6-inch 6K resolution screen for 2019 with a mini LED-like backlight. Apple's Phil Schiller also noted that Cupertino was at work on a new display back in 2017, stating that Apple would be doing a "pro display" along with the then-new... Read more...
Razer has announced a new gaming monitor at CES 2019 called the Razer Raptor. This is a concept design that Razer says it is an early-design-phase model, but it promises that production units will be available later this year. The Raptor promises ultra-wide viewing angles with custom-calibrated WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution. The display uses an IPS edge-to-edge panel with 2.3mm thick bezels. Razer says that the monitor will support AMD Radeon FreeSync adaptive sync technology with 1 ms MotionBlur reduction feature and a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz. The monitor covers 95% DCI-P3 color gamut and supports HDR content. Programmable color profiles address game and prosumer demands for optimized gaming,... Read more...
Samsung has announced several new computer displays ahead of CES 2019, and the screens all offer something different for gamers and regular PC users to appreciate. One of the displays is the Samsung Space Monitor specifically aimed at those that like to keep a tidy desk. The interesting feature of this monitor for users with small desks is when you need your space back, you can push it back, and it stores flat against the wall opening up room for work. The Samsung Space Monitor has ergonomic adjustments and a cable management system inside. It offers a 27-inch QHD resolution model and a 32-inch 4K resolution version. The monitor easily tilts and extends from the wall and has a power and... Read more...
If you are running an AMD Radeon graphics card and want a high-resolution monitor that supports FreeSync, LG has a new offering that won't break the bank called the 32QK500-W. This is a 32-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) LED IPS monitor with a 75Hz refresh rate. It covers 72% of the NTSC color gamut (approximately 100% sRGB coverage) and supports 1.07 billion colors. The monitor offers a 16:9 aspect ratio and has a brightness rating of 250cd/m2 minimum and 300cd/m2 typical. The contrast ratio is 700:1 minimum and 1000:1 typical with viewing angles of 178-degrees in all directions. LG lists the GtG response time at 8ms and pixel pitch is 0.2727 x 0.2727mm. LG fitted the display with a pair of HDMI... Read more...
Acer is at IFA 2018, and it is going official with some very cool gear. Among the products are gaming accessories and what Acer claims to be the world's lightest 15-inch notebook. Among the gaming gear is the sweet Predator XB273K gaming monitor that measures 27 inches and has a native resolution of 3840 x 2160. It supports NVIDIA G-SYNC and has a 144Hz refresh rate. The high refresh rate aims to deliver smooth images and tear-free gameplay with fast-moving on-screen action. The IPS panel used on the XB273K offers 90% DCI-P3 color space, and it is VESA Display HDR 400 certified. The monitor isn’t cheap and will sell for $1,299 when it lands during the fourth quarter in North America, EMEA,... Read more...
Samsung has been rolling out several curved computer monitors recently with the C32JG5 and C27JG5 displays being unveiled at Gamescom 2018 last week. Samsung has now announced that it will be delivering another curved monitor that is the first of its kind to have Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and it is called the CJ79 (C34J791). This monitor was seen at CES 2018 earlier this year and Samsung is aiming the display at business and creative users wanting a comfortable and efficient work experience. Samsung's CJ79 display will work with both Mac and PCs and has a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports that can transmit display, data, and power at speeds up to 40 Gbps or about eight times faster than USB 3.0. Thunderbolt... Read more...
Samsung is showing off a pair of new curved gaming displays at Gamescom 2018; both of the monitors fall into the CJG5 family with the C32JG5 coming in with a 32-inch screen size and the C27JG5 featuring a 27-inch screen. Both screens have WQHD resolution, a curved screen, and a 144Hz refresh rate with high contrast ratios. Both displays will launch globally in Q3 with US pricing announced closer to launch. European pricing is reported to convert to the $400-$500 range, but pricing could be lower than that in the States. What we do know about pricing from Samsung is that the monitors will be "affordable" and if the pricing rumors for Europe are true, affordable they will be. WQHD resolution is... Read more...
Samsung has done very well historically with DisplayMate ratings, with the Galaxy S8 receiving its highest ever rating at the time it launched. Earlier this year, the Galaxy S9 was crowned the best smartphone display in the world. DisplayMate's test report for the Galaxy Note 9 shows that the smartphone's display performance has reached record-setting "Outstanding" levels and set many new Display Performance Records. One of those records was for Absolute Color Accuracy scoring a "very impressive" 0.5 JNCD making it "Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect." DisplayMate wrote in the test results that the Note 9 display was "almost certainly considerably better than your existing Smartphone,... Read more...
During CES 2018, one of the coolest things on display at the Samsung booth was called "The Wall". The Wall is a modular TV screen that buyers can size to their own specifications by adding more screens. Samsung produces the displays used in that modular screen using micro LED technology. Samsung's micro LED Technology is like OLED technology in that micro LEDs need no backlight. The promise is darker blacks and brighter whites along with superior image compared to normal LED TVs. Samsung is now ready for the micro LED display to enter production, which means that commercial availability for The Wall is coming soon. Samsung envisions commercial and home entertainment applications for The Wall,... Read more...
We talked a bit yesterday about leaked details on the forthcoming LG Android smartphone flagship called the LG G7 ThinQ. As you might imagine, LG was none too happy about that leak and decided to give up all the official details on perhaps the most interesting part of the smartphone, the super bright display. LG says that display allows "stunning display quality" while reducing power consumption. That means bright and vivid images while providing better battery life for users. The screen will be a 6.1-inch QHD+ unit with 3120 x 1440 resolution rated for maximum brightness of 1000 nits. LG says that the tech specs of the display make it the brightest and most vibrant smartphone display... Read more...
A new report is making the rounds that suggests Apple has accomplished a notable first and a break from its traditional method for obtaining displays. According to the report, Apple is developing its own device displays for the very first time, whereas in the past it sourced screens for its devices directly from makers like Samsung and LG. In this instance, Apple is said to be working on building MicroLED displays that will first turn up in the Apple Watch. Apple has, according to sources claiming knowledge of its plans, a small, secret manufacturing facility near its Cupertino headquarters. That facility is making a small number of displays for testing purposes according to these sources. Apple... Read more...
EPI, the North American brand partner for Philips monitors, has announced that it will have a very drool-worthy monitor available to purchase in the U.S. later this year. The 49-inch Philips Brilliance 492P8 is a curved super-wide display with a native resolution of 5120 x 1440. That wide panel is a VA unit with 1800R curvature, up to 600 nits brightness and up to 5000:1 contrast ratio. Viewing angles are 178-degrees and it has very narrow bezels. The thin bezels of the monitor are intended to make them ideal for people that want to stack them in multiple monitor setups. EPI is aiming these monitors directly at finance, engineering, design, A/V production and other industries. Unfortunately,... Read more...
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