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LG on Tuesday laid claim to offering the world's first IPS monitor to combine a 4K resolution with a 1-millesecond (ms) gray-to-gray (GtG) response time, to keep the action fast and smooth for gamers. The implication here is that you can have the speed benefits of a cheaper TN panel, on a monitor that uses a higher-quality IPS screen. "Our latest gaming monitor delivers the unrivalled performance consumers have come to expect from LG UltraGear," said Jang Ik-hwan, senior vice president and head of the IT business unit of LG Electronics Business Solutions Company. "UltraGear monitors will continue to push the boundaries of monitor technology, leveraging our advanced IPS 1ms GtG display technology... Read more...
Tired of staring at your puny 34-inch gaming display? That's right, I said PUNY! I kid, of course—34 inches is not mall by any stretch of the imagination, but next to Samsung's new Odyssey G9, which sports a screen the size of a football field (slight exaggeration, but holy damn, look at the image above!), a 34-inch monitor suddenly does not seem so big. And if an incredibly wide display is what you are after, good news—Samsung is taking preorders for its Odyssey G9 today. Same goes for the Odyssey G7 series consisting of 27-inch and 32-inch models, which are also curved and designed for gaming, but not nearly as big and wide. I'm not sure at precisely what time preorder availability... Read more...
If you're looking for a monitor that will make your 20-something-inch display look puny by comparison, stop searching, we found one. LG's new 38WN95C-W is a sprawling 38-inch ultrawide monitor with copious bells and whistles. It is actually not the biggest ultrawide on the market—that distinction belongs to the crop of 49-inch monitors—but it is hard to imagine anyone thinking this thing is small. The 32WN95C-W sports a curved "nano" IPS (in-plane switching) screen with a 3840x1600 resolution (QHD+) with a 21:9 aspect ratio, 144Hz refresh rate, and 1ms response time. It also features a 450 nits typical brightness rating (360 nits minimum), 1,000:1 typical contrast ratio, and 178-degree... Read more...
I remember a time not all that long ago when the PC monitor market had grown rather stagnant. In more recent years, monitor makers have hit their stride by focusing on gaming features, like G-Sync and FreeSync, high refresh rates, and other enthusiast-oriented bells and whistles. As such, Gigabyte is expanding its growing monitor lineup with three new models sporting some tantalizing features. Gigabyte is best known for its motherboards and graphics cards, though it entered the gaming monitor market last year through its Aorus division. Now it's introducing a Gigabyte gaming series (read: non-Aorus). "The monitors received much positive feedback and have been selected as 2019’s best gaming... Read more...
As the year comes to a close, companies are starting to look ahead towards the Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place in Las Vegas from Tuesday, January 7 to Friday, January 10. Count LG among the companies getting it ducks in a row. Ahead of the convention, LG is previewing three new monitors it will unveil next month. All three of its 2020 "Ultra" models have received a CES Innovation Award. Collectively, the upcoming lineup targets both professionals and gamers, though there are key differences between the three displays. LG UltraWide 38WN95C Monitor Specs and Features Starting with the largest of the three, the UltraWide 38WN95C is a 37.5-inch monitor with a curved nano IPS panel. It... Read more...
We're suckers for large-format, high resolution displays here at HotHardware, and Acer is now making available a new entry that is sure to be a delight for your eyes. Acer today announced that its Predator CG437K P is now available for purchase in the United States. The Predator CG437K P is a large format gaming display (LFGD) that measures 43 inches across and features a 4K (3840z2160) resolution. If that wasn't enough, Acer has managed to throw in DisplayHDR 1000 certification and a VA panel with a native refresh rate of 120Hz. However, that refresh rate can be boosted to a loftier 144Hz with overclocking enabled.  Acer also boats that the Predator CG437K P sports a 1ms response time,... Read more...
LG is showing off its expanded UltraGear gaming monitor lineup at IFA 2019 in Berlin. There are three new models, including two 27-inch panels and a larger 37.5-inch model, each with an IPS screen, ultra-fast 1ms GtG (gray-to-gray) response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC support to keep the action smooth and free of unwanted tearing. The fastest of the three is the UltraGear 27GN750. It's a 27-inch display with a 1920x1080 resolution and 240Hz refresh rate, making it ideally suited for esports gaming. Of course, you'll need a burly graphics card to take advantage of an ultra-high refresh rate, but for the most part, esports titles are less demanding than other types of games. Brightness is rated at... Read more...
Samsung has good news if you are a fan of curved monitors and fast refresh rates. At Gamescom, the company announced a new monitor, the CRG5, which is the first in the world to pair a curved panel with a bodacious 240Hz refresh rate for fast-action gameplay (provided you have a graphics card that can keep up). The new CRG5 is a 27-inch monitor with a 1500R curvature. In theory, curved panels are supposed to be more immersive, as they wrap more boldly into your peripheral vision. Whether it actually makes a discernible difference or not, it just depends on who you ask. Beyond the curved panel and fast refresh rate, the CRG5 also boasts support for NVIDIA's game-smoothing G-Sync technology. Not... Read more...
We are still catching up on all of the announcements from Computex last week—there were a lot of products unveiled—and one that initially slipped by our radar is a new gaming monitor. Gigabyte announced the AORUS CV27F, a rather boring name for an interesting panel that the company is pitching as the "world's first tactical monitor." As you might have discerned from the model name, the CV27F is a 27-inch display. It's only rocking a 1920x1080 refresh rate, but it's using a "true 1500R" curved VA panel that Gigabyte claims is more similar to the natural curve of the human eye, compared to 1800R curved monitors. More importantly, the CV27F is built for fast-action gaming. It has a 165Hz... Read more...
ASUS is showing off some new monitors at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. Two of note include the ProArt PA32UCX and ProArt PQ22UC. According to ASUS, its newest ProArt displays are the first computer monitors to support Dolby Vision, a form of high dynamic range (HDR) that competes against the HDR10 standard. On paper, Dolby Vision is the superior standard. It supports up to 10,000 nits brightness with a 4,000 nits target, whereas HDR10 supports up to 4,000 nits brightness with a 1,000 nits target. Dolby Vision also supports a 12-bit color depth (versus 10-bit for HDR10), and dynamic metadata. That latter bit allows Dolby Vision to adjust the brightness levels of HDR content... Read more...
AOC is about to be giving ASUS and Acer some competition into the high-end monitor space with its new Agon AG353UCG. You can probably discern from the model name that this is a 35-inch display, but the devil is in the details. Not only is it big, the Agon AG353UCG sports a fast 200Hz refresh rate, HDR support, and a built-in G-Sync module. At the high-end of the display spectrum, ASUS and Acer have the ROG Swift PG27UQ and Predator X27, respectively. AOC's new Agon display is not trading blows with those panels directly, though there are notable similarities. For one, all three have fast refresh rates and built-in G-Sync modules, and they each can reach an eye-searing 1,000 nits brightness level... Read more...
AOC has launched a big and fast gaming monitor that looks to be a good candidate for esports, driving simulations, and twitch-style gameplay in general. That's because it has a 144Hz refresh rate to go along with a 1-millesecond moving picture response time (MPRT). Support for AMD's first-generation FreeSync technology is part of the package as well. The new CQ32G1, which AOC announced in September, is a 31.5-inch "frameless" monitor with a curved (1800R) VA panel and a 2560x1440 resolution, otherwise known as quad HD (QHD). If you're unfamiliar with the various panel types, VA screens sit between lower quality twisted nematic (TN) and higher-quality in-plane switching (IPS) displays. AOC rates... Read more...
OLED panels have taken over the high-end of the smartphone market, and Samsung Display wants to spread those same vibrant colors and inky blacks to the premium notebook sector as well. OLED displays are a rarity in the laptop market, and Samsung is now boasting that its latest UHD OLED display will be the crown jewel for OEMs looking to wow customers willing to step up their visual game. Samsung says that this is the world's first 15.6-inch 4K OLED panel, and it is aimed at ultra-high resolution gaming, graphic design, and video streaming use cases. Samsung says the screen "is equipped with a wide range of cutting-edge functionality including a contrast ratio of exceptional quality, as well as... Read more...
LG is planning to introduce a couple of interesting 'UltraGear' monitors at the Consumer Electronics Show next month. One is a 49-inch model (49WL95C) that is intended for productivity, and the other is a 38-inch model (38GL950G) that is designed primarily for gaming, with appropriate bells and whistles like G-Sync support. The 38-inch monitor sports a curved panel with a 3840x1600 (WQHD+) resolution and 144Hz refresh rate for fast-action gaming. LG also claims a low response time of just 2 milliseconds. Lighter weight esports titles are probably best suited, otherwise you'll need a meaty graphics card to take full advantage of the refresh rate at 3840x1600. Anyone who owns a GeForce graphics... Read more...
LG is getting ready to release a 31.5-inch FreeSync monitor with a 4K resolution, HDR support, and high color fidelity for what we hope will be a relatively affordable price. While the MSRP has yet to be announced, word on the web is that it will cost around 55,000 yen, which is a little over $480 in US currency. According to the monitor's product listing on LG's website in Japan, the new monitor sports a VA panel boasting 95 percent coverage of the DCI-P color space. It has a rated response time of 4ms (GTG), a 60Hz refresh rate, 3,000:1 contrast ratio, and 178-degree viewing angles (horizontal and vertical). For the most part, this looks to be a higher end display. Where it seemingly falters,... Read more...
This is a big week for PC gaming. The annual Gamescom event kicks off tomorrow, which means new product and game announcements, teasers, and other fun stuff will dominate the headlines. Among the participants is Dell—the company announced a pair of new FreeSync gaming monitors with fast refresh rates for smooth gaming. The new monitors are part of the Dell's recently introduced G series of products for games. They include the 24-inch S2419HGF and 27-inch S2719DGF. Both have a native 144Hz refresh rate, though the 27-inch model kicks things up a notch with support for overclocking to 155Hz when connected to the panel's DisplayPort. It's no surprise that both monitors are using Twisted Nematic... Read more...
Are you looking to upgrade your monitor to something big, but don't want to spend a fortune? Well, good news. If you head over to Woot, you can score a Dell 31.5-inch display (model D3218HN) for $154.99 right now. The only real caveat is that it is factory reconditioned, not brand new. However, Dell backs the display with a 90-day warranty, so you have some time to burn it in and see if there are any issues. At 31.5 inches, this is a big display, though not quite "ultra-wide" as it's labeled. It features an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with a 1920x1080 resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. Those are not mind boggling for a display this size, but at the asking price, this is a really good value.... Read more...
HDR -- you’ve undoubtedly seen the three letters stamped on the box of the latest 4K monitors and TVs while passing by them in the store, and while it is still relatively new HDR (High-Dynamic Range) technology is, without question, changing the way in which our senses take in next-gen entertainment. NVIDIA is at the forefront of driving this cutting-edge display technology with new G-SYNC monitors that profoundly impact three primary pillars of how visual entertainment is perceived by the human eye: color, brightness, and contrast. How that translates to today’s visually advanced games is a true-to-life spectrum of vibrant colors, dramatically more intense light... Read more...
Acer is rolling out a new 4K Ultra HD monitor for graphics designers and other professionals who need pinpoint color accuracy and lots of brightness for their projects. They will find both in the company's new ProDesigner BM270, a 27-inch monitor with a 3840x2160 resolution at 60Hz, and an eye-searing 1,000 nits brightness rating to deliver high dynamic range (HDR) content. This is not the first HDR monitor to boast a 1,000 nits brightness rating, though such animals are comparatively rare in the wild—the vast majority of HDR displays top out in the 400-450 nits range. In addition to the impressive brightness, Acer claims the ProDesigner BM270 is pre-tuned and tested to ensure Delta E<1... Read more...
Samsung turned a few heads last year when it released the super-wide CHG90, a massively long 49-inch curved gaming monitor with a 3840x1080 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and FreeSync 2 support. It was a unique entry at the time, though it may also have served as a proof-of-concept (or proof-of-market) for others display makes. How so? word on the web is that Samsung is going to produce 49-inch gaming panels for others this fall. News of Samsung's plans comes from TFTCentral, which says that Samsung is keenly focused in the ultra-wide format and intends to manufacturer several such panels. Samsung CHG90 "Ultra-wide format displays are becoming increasingly popular and [Samsung]... Read more...
Over on BenQ's website is a new product page for its EX3203R, a 32-inch class (31.5 inches) monitor utilizing a curved VA panel with a 2560x1440 (WQHD) resolution and blazing fast 144Hz refresh rate. The new display is also one of not many models (relatively speaking) to feature support for AMD's FreeSync 2 technology, which expands on the first-generation FreeSync protocol. To bear the FreeSync 2 badge, a monitor must have support for Low Framerate Compensation (LFC). It also introduces improved support for high dynamic range (HDR) gaming. "Gamers have spoken and they've made FreeSync™ the overwhelming choice and definitive industry standard for smooth, stutter-free gaming," AMD's Scott... Read more...
We have come a long way from the days of using bulky CRT monitors that were power hungry, heavy, and dominated our desktop real estate with their large footprints. As if to underscore the progress that has been made in the monitor market since then, among the many items Dell is showing off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are a pair of new gorgeous looking ultrathin displays. Dell is pitching these new monitors as the world's brightness ultrathin displays in their class. There are two models—the 23.8-inch S2419HM with a 1920x1080 resolution and the 27-inch S2719DM with a 2560x1440 resolution, each at 60Hz. Both have a curved backside that is similar looking to Apple's all-in-one... Read more...
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