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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...
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