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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...
There has been a lot of movement in the monitor market over the past few years, especially with the push for 4K Ultra HD visuals and, more recently, high dynamic range (HDR) support. You can throw organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology into the mix as well. One spec that has somewhat lagged behind, however, is the all-important refresh rate. That might be changing soon, as a prototype for what is considered the world's first full-color 480Hz monitor just made an appearance on the web. If you pay attention to these things, then you have probably seen monitors and televisions advertised with high refresh rates, even as high as 480Hz. Take this 55-inch 1080p TV from Vizio on Amazon. It is... Read more...
If you're maniacal about multitasking, an ultra-wide monitor should be in your future. As luck would have it, Dell has begun shipping its newest entry in the ultra-wide category. Now available is Dell's UltraSharp 38 (U3818DW), a massive 37.5-inch monitor with a curved (2300R curve radius) display. It also features Dell's InfinityEdge technology, which is a fancy marketing term Dell introduced last year to denote thin bezels. "You’ll be oblivious to distractions. Your 37.5-inch, ultra wide curved monitor has a 21:9 aspect ratio and delivers approximately 25 percent more screen content than a 34-inch [monitor]. Plus a gorgeous, expansive display with InfinityEdge offers [a] virtually borderless... Read more...
Get out those wallets. Dell’s visually enticing 30-inch UltraSharp 4K OLED Monitor UP3017Q is now on sale. According to Dell, the monitor provides “incredibly realistic imagery that’s unlike any other panel”. Dell’s first 4K UltraSharp offers a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The 30 panel comprises some 8 million pixels, a color depth of 1.07 billion colors, and quick image transition response time of 0.1 milliseconds (black to white). Dell notes that, “Every color onscreen is intensely rich and vibrant against true black, and enhanced by individually lit pixels on an expansive 30-inch display.” The monitor is also the first OLED display on the market with USB Type-C connectivity.... Read more...
Once you have experienced an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio monitor, it can be hard going back to using a more traditional 16:9 aspect ratio display. That added horizontal real-estate comes in handy for multitasking. It can also be great for gaming, allowing for a wider field of view without investing in dual monitors. Now imagine what it would be like using a 32:9 aspect ratio display! It does not exist yet, but soon will thanks to Samsung. Samsung has been teasing a 49-inch display with a 32:9 aspect ratio since the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year. In just a few months from now, it will actually begin mass producing the mega-wide panel, which will be accompanied by some new terms.... Read more...
A cumulative update for Windows 10 is currently making the rounds and that is potentially bad news for gamers with multi-monitor setups. Microsoft lists a couple of known issues that are tied to the update, one of which can cause abnormal behavior when running 3D rendering apps (mostly games) on systems with more than one monitor. Such users might see delays or clipped content on their multi-monitor setups.There are a couple of workarounds that Microsoft suggests, neither of which is all that satisfactory. The first is to run the game or app in Windows mode rather than fire it up in full screen mode. And if that does not solve the issue, Microsoft says users should resort to starting the application... Read more...
An increasing number of smart devices are headed to market as the Internet of Things (IoT) takes hold. That includes everyday appliances—perhaps one day your toaster will pull images from the web to bake scorch them into your morning toast—along with more traditional electronics devices, such as monitors and displays. Working towards the latter, NEC has teamed up with Raspberry Pi on a new generation of large format displays with smart functionality. NEC in Europe said it will be sharing an open platform modular approach with Raspberry Pi, one that will enable a seamless integration of the latter's devices into the former's displays. Specifically, NEC is interested in Raspberry Pi's newest low-cost... Read more...
We've had good experiences with Dell's large size UltraSharp monitors over the years, which combine big screens with accurate color reproduction and bright visuals. Now Dell has two more more models to consider, both of which promise the same level of quality we've grown accustomed to. One is the 34-inch curved panel (U3417W) and the other is a 30-inch flat display (UP3017)These are two monitors aimed to two different audiences. Starting with the smaller of the two, the 30-inch UP3017 with PremierColor brings color-critical performance to the table for graphics artists and other professionals who depend on precise color reproduction. It offers 99 percent coverage across four color spaces, including... Read more...
It seems hard to believe now, but for a long time the monitor market was stuck in a rut without any kind of real innovation taking place. That started to change with 4K Ultra HD gained steam, and monitor makers have been using the opportunity to release new models with fancy new features. Just this week alone we've seen Samsung launch a trio of promising Quantum Dot displays and now LG offering up three new models of its own, including one with Google Cast built into it. That's the 34UM79M, a 34-inch UltraWide flat panel display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. That gives you a bunch of vertical space to work with, which is great for multitasking. "Multitasking is also made easier with the Split Screen... Read more...
IFA 2016 does not start until September 1st, but the announcements are already rolling in. Samsung will be releasing the CFG70 and CF791-- the world’s first curved quantum dot gaming monitors. The CFG70 will be available in 24-inch and 27-inch models while the CF791 will come in at a an expansive 34-inches. Seog-gi Kim, Senior Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics remarked, “By enhancing our pioneering curved gaming monitors with quantum dot technology, our CFG70 and CF791 displays further surround players and make them feel as if they are part of the game. We are excited to demonstrate this futuristic and immersive gaming environment at IFA 2016.” The Samsung CF791Samsung’s... Read more...
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