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The displays of tomorrow will not look like or function in the same manner as the displays as today. Sure, panel makers are working on increasing high resolution displays, but we're not talking about a bump to 8K or even higher. Tomorrow's displays will be flexible, bendable, foldable, and even stretchable. In regards to the latter, Samsung is planning to showcase a stretchable display at the SID 2017 event in Los Angeles this week. This will be an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display that is stretchable. Samsung said it is unique because it has the capability of bending in both directions,... Read more...
Catering to the creative professional, HP today unveiled both a gorgeous new Cinema 4K display, as well as a slew of mobile workstations - all of which are certifiably HOT. At the forefront, HP's DreamColor Z31x Studio Display is a 31.1" display equipped with a proper Cinema 4K resolution (4096x2160) and a ton of treats for those who use their displays for work. The display sports a 10-bit panel, with a luminance rating of 250 cd/m2 - typical of displays used for photography and video content. One of the best features of the DreamColor Z31x is that it has a built-in calibrator, allowing you... Read more...
Curved screen displays are more than just a passing fad, at least that is the case if you ask Samsung. As such, the South Korean electronics giant will unveil its new CH711 Quantum Dot series of monitors with curved displays at the Consumer Electronics Shows in Las Vegas next week, the company announced. Both models that it plans to bring to the convention will be geared towards gamers. One will be a 27-inch panel and the other will loom larger at 31.5 inches. Both will feature an 1,800R curvature and an ultra-wide 178-degree viewing angle so that content will be easily viewed no matter where you... Read more...
For a long time it seemed as though display innovation was stuck in a rut, at least in the PC space. For several years a top of the line monitor was a 30-inch display with a 2560x1600 resolution. Not anymore. Display makers have been stepping up their game. That includes Panasonic, which has developed a new type of In-Plane Switching (IPS) liquid crystal panel with a contrast ratio of over 1,000,000:1 and peak brightness of 1,000 nits. You've probably seen higher contrast ratio numbers before, but those are dynamic ratings, not static or native numbers. Somewhat simplified, a contrast ratio measures... Read more...
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...
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