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LG has unveiled a couple of drool-worthy gaming monitors that are sure to garner some attention from enthusiasts around the globe. The new 38GL950G measures 38 inches across and checks off nearly every box when it comes to buzz-worthy features expected today of gaming monitors. Perhaps its most impressive spec is that this is the world's first IPS monitor with a response time of just 1ms (GtG). That puts the panel on level footing with TN panels, which are known for their ultra-fast response times. If that wasn't enough, LG says that the display panel has a maximum (standard) refresh rate of 144Hz, but it can be overclocked to a dizzying 175Hz. The 38GL950G has a resolution of 3840x1600 (21:9... Read more...
Los Angeles-based Nixeus has been working with AMD on FreeSync since the project’s inception. Nixeus was among the first companies to offer an affordable, Full-HD FreeSync monitor with a wide adaptive-sync frequency range and one of Nixeus’ monitors was used in AMD’s initial FreeSync demos all the way back in 2014. Now the company is readying a brand-new FreeSync-compatible display, the Nixeus EDG 27, that features an IPS panel, 2560x1440 WQHD resolution, and a price point that undercuts competing offerings. That all sounds very appealing, but Nixeus obviously had to make some concessions to bring a product like the EDG 27 to market. The company did, however, make some smart decisions with this... Read more...
Thanks to the emergence of NVIDIA’s G-SYNC, AMD’s FreeSync, i.e Adaptive Sync, 4K resolutions and various other display technologies, we’ve had the pleasure of evaluating a number of new monitors recently. One of our favorites from this past year was the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q. Although it featured a resolution of “only” 2560x1440, and employed a TN panel, the monitor’s design language, support for G-SYNC, and ultra-fast (at the time) 144Hz peak refresh rate made it a real pleasure to use, especially for gaming.If you had asked us what we’d change on the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q at the time, we would have said upgrading to a higher-quality IPS panel, without sacrificing on the refresh rate. More... Read more...
When we took a look at the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q G-SYNC monitor last year, we praised it for its sleek design, thin bezels, support of NVIDIA’s adaptive refresh rate technology, and high-quality TN panel—relatively speaking. TN (Twisted Nematic) panels generally have fast response times and can be more affordable, but at the expense of color accuracy and viewing angles. The TN panel used in the ROG SWIFT was surprisingly good, but it still couldn’t compete with higher-end IPS panels in terms of overall quality. And because the display was designed for G-SYNC, it was outfitted with only a single DisplayPort input. So, while we really liked the ROG SWIFT PG278Q, it wasn’t without its drawbacks.... Read more...
It’s hard to say that a nearly $1,000 display is affordable, but Acer’s newly-launched 32-inch B326HK is one of the less-expensive monitors in the 4K market. With a resolution of 3840x2160 (four times the available pixels of a 1920x1080 display) and IPS technology for wide-angle viewing, the display is bound to get the attention of everyone from artists to gamers.The B326HK isn’t a flashy display, but it’s designed to be easy to adjust, whether you want to raise, lower, or tilt it. The monitor also comes with a full complement of ports, including HDMI with MHL (for mobile devices), DisplayPort, DVI, Mini DP, and USB 3.0. Other specs are solid, but unsurprising: the B326HK has a 6ms response time... Read more...
As much as we obsess about the latest and hottest hardware, we sometimes like to take a look at a value system to see what kind of bang you can get for your buck on a tight budget. And with the school year just getting underway, the Dell Inspiron 11 3147 caught our eye as a possible candidate for a highly mobile classmate or conference room colleague. It’s a light, tiny laptop with a screen that folds completely back so you can use the device as a tablet whenever it suits your needs. To a budget-minded student who wants a versatile laptop (and that won’t feel like brick in his or her backpack), the Inspiron 11 3000 series 2-in-1 convertible could be a win. We took the system for a... Read more...
As much as we obsess about the latest and hottest hardware, we sometimes like to take a look at a value system to see what kind of bang you can get for your buck on a tight budget. And with the school year just getting underway, the Dell Inspiron 11 3147 caught our eye as a possible candidate for a highly mobile classmate or conference room colleague. It’s a light, tiny laptop with a screen that folds completely back so you can use the device as a tablet whenever it suits your needs. To a budget-minded student who wants a versatile laptop that won’t feel like brick in his or her backpack, the Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 convertible could be a win. We took the system for a spin to see... Read more...
The Federal Communications Commission has been considering the implementation of new neutrality rules in an attempt to determine how internet service providers should manage web traffic on their networks. The outcry against the FCC and the concept of “fast lanes,” in addition to treating IPSs more like public utility companies, continues to grow with many network companies and equipment manufacturers going so far as to tell U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker how these policies could hurt the internet and U.S. economy. The latest group to join the protests and outcry are 33 companies that include Intel Corp, Cisco Systems Inc, and IBM. These companies, along with services such... Read more...
Intel's 4th generation Core processors, based on the company's Haswell microarchitecture, have done good things for ultrabooks this year. Thanks to Haswell, Ultrabooks have moved much closer to Intel’s original vision of thin, light, low-power (but still powerful) systems that eschew outdated components and usher in new features like ultra high resolutions and touchscreen displays. Acer’s recently-updated Aspire S7 is a good example of just how far ultrabooks have come, and where they are headed... Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook Review... Read more...
Intel's 4th generation Core processors, based on the company's Haswell microarchitecture, have done good things for ultrabooks this year. Thanks to Haswell, Ultrabooks have moved much closer to Intel’s original vision of thin, light, low-power (but still powerful) systems that eschew outdated components and usher in new features like ultra high resolutions and touchscreen displays. Acer’s recently-updated Aspire S7 is a good example of how far ultrabooks have come and where they are headed. Acer sent us an Aspire S7-392-6411 for review and evaluation. The model rings in at $1,399.99 at Acer’s online store and seems to be consistently-priced among the usual online... Read more...
Acer is now offering its H6 Series of LED-backlit monitors. These new monitors feature zero frame construction and come in two sizes: 21.5-inch (H226HQL) and 23-inch (H236HL).  Both of the new models are full 1080p HD IPS panels that support viewing angles up to 178 degrees. The monitors can tilt from -5 to 15-degrees. Thanks to the zero frame construction found on these monitors, they are ideal for use in multi-monitor setups and video walls. The frame around these monitors measures 0.08-inches. The stand of the monitor features a magnetic surface for posting notes or storing paperclips. The H6 Series features a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a 5ms response time. Acer's eColor Management... Read more...
Bezel? We don’t need no stinking bezel. AOC has a new monitor, the 23-inch i2367fh, and the unit’s facade is almost 100% screen; technically there is a bezel, but it’s just 2mm thick. In general, the monitor is a bit of a looker, with a brushed metal finish on the lower front part and rear of the unit and a slim brushed metal stand to complement the edge-to-edge look of the screen, and the display itself is a svelte 12mm thick. The IPS display features 1920x1080 full HD resolution, a 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio (which is substantially better than AOC's recently-released e2752Vh), and 5ms response time, as well as a WLED backlight designed to facilitate very low power consumption.... Read more...
Anyone who has tried pre-release versions of Window 8 can tell you that navigating the OS with your mouse is completely doable – but you’re going to find yourself wanting to touch those Live Tiles. To that end, Dell took the veil off a new multi-touch monitor aimed squarely at users who are upgrading their desktops to Windows 8 and want the touch experience.   The Dell S2340T is a 23-inch IPS display at full HD 1920X1080 resolution. It has an LED backlight and offers viewing angles of 178 degrees. The monitor has a high contrast ratio of 1000:1, as well as a mega-dynamic 8 million: 1 contrast ratio. One of the more noteworthy features is the articulating stand,... Read more...
The slim and light are getting slimmer and lighter. This morning, Acer announced the Aspire S7 Series of ultrabooks, the smallest of which has an 11.6-inch IPS touch screen at the full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The 11.6-inch Acer Aspire S7-191. The Aspire S7-191, which has the 11.6-inch display, is 0.47 inches thick and weighs 2.29 pounds. The Aspire S7-391 has the larger 13.3-inch screen and a Gorilla Glass 2 cover. According to Acer, the screen is built to withstand minor falls. Given Windows 8’s tablet-friendly interface, Acer built the 13.3-inch display to fold all the way back so you can use the ultrabook as a tablet. Both ultrabooks have a special hinge that... Read more...
Launching first in Asian markets, the 27-inch LG IPS277L and 23-inch LG IPS237L IPS monitors have arrived and promise a superb picture with a smooth viewing experience. The major selling points include LG’s CINEMA SCREEN design, which results in a 1.2mm bezel and a depth of just 14.1mm, as well as Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) technology that’s designed to allow users to easily connect mobile devices and display content on the monitors via the HDMI port. Both models boast an LED IPS panel, 1920x1080 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, and 178-degree viewing angles, along with 250-nit brightness and a purported 5ms response time. There’s no word yet on pricing. LG INTRODUCES NEW... Read more...
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). Of course, if you're reading this, then you've probably already decided that a 30-inch monitor would look swell in your home office or game room. The question, then,... Read more...
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 monitors aren't just big, they also represent the pinnacle of display technology in terms of picture... 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 Summary: IPS technology delivers consistent images at wide angles - up to 178 degrees horizontally... 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 Blade 2 demonstrates the company's ability to deliver versatile monitors that combines cutting-edge... 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 Vegas next month, with new models divided into the DM92, DM82, and DM52 series, in addition to the... 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 Aluminum Finish New addition to the AireLED Series features IPS panel and dual HDMI along with an award-winning... 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 make it greener, and it is lighter in weight, consumes less power and is a recipient of TCO... Read more...
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