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This 3D bandwagon is showing no signs of stopping, and no signs of slowing down really. ViewSonic is the latest company to hop onboard, with tons of new 3D gear to share. The general idea with the company's latest stash is simple: they want to give consumers more ways to actually create 3D content, particularly since so little of it is readily available now to enjoy on those nice, shiny new 3DTVs. The 3DV5 Pocket 3D HD Camcorder has a 2.4" 3D LCD, which doesn't require glasses to see. It can capture both 3D and 2D video, and it can then play that content back instantly on a typical PC/notebook, NVIDIA 3D monitors and on 3D HDTVs. The 3DPF8 3D Multimedia Digital Photo Frame is the one to get if... Read more...
ViewSonic is working to help you create, view, and share 3D and 2D content with the introduction of four new media devices including a camcorder, photo frame, camcorder projector, and digital photo copier. The new 3DV5 Pocket 3D HD Camcorder lets you capture 3D 720p HD and standard 2D videos. The 3DV5 comes with a pair of red/cyan glasses so you'll be able to view the content instantly on a standard PC or notebook. The content can also be viewed on NVIDIA 3D monitors with NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Kit and on 3D HDTVs with the appropriate glasses. The 3DPF8 3D Multimedia Digital Photo Frame has an 8-inch display. With the frame, you can show off 3D photos and videos without the need for special... Read more...
If you just so happen to be in the market for a new monitor, ViewSonic just so happens to have a new pair to choose from. The company's new VG36-LED Series of monitors are just being introduced this week, with two new ones in the line to start with. There's the 24" (23.6" vis.) VG2436wm-LED  and 22" (21.5" vis.) VG2236wm-LED, and outside of the physical size, most of the specifications are identical. Both units have slimmed bezels, a native 1920x1080 resolution, DVI and VGA ports a 20,000,000:1 MEGA contrast ratio and built-in stereo speakers. The company is also talking about eco-friendliness here, with each one having EPEAT Gold certifications and an energy savings of up to 50%. These... Read more...
And the tablet craze continues. The entire industry seems to be trying hard to catch up with the momentum that Apple's iPad has gained throughout this year, and while Samsung's Galaxy Tab is definitely the most highly anticipated Android tablet on the market, there are plenty of competitors available if you dig deep. ViewSonic has  been invested in the handheld market for some time, and there's been rumors of a ViewPad in the past. Today, those rumors are being quelled by way of an official introduction by the company. The ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10 are both being formally introduced, with the 7 offering Android 2.2, 3.5G internet, a 7" touch panel, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB connectivity... Read more...
Viewsonic has gone supersonic when it comes to offering new 3D gizmos. On Thursday the company announced a budget-priced 720p camcorder that let's consumers film their own 3D movies. The ViewSonic 3DV5 lists for about $240. The company's 3D camera had been a rumor right before the massive IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin in September. But then Viewsonic distracted the public with a massive unleashing of new goodies including its Android tablets, its 3D projector, and -- two weeks ago - its second 3D monitor complete with glasses. The 3DV5 camcorder features an "autosterescopic" 2.4” screen, which means you don't need to use 3D glasses to get the effect when watching the movie playback... Read more...
Viewsonic continues on its multidimensional mission by introducing yet another 3D product, its second 3D monitor. This one is a 24-inch 3D-LED dubbed the V3D241wm-LED. (Viewsonic always uses those nifty roll-off-the-tongue product names). It can display 3D content in full 1080p HD. With a default resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, LED backlighting and a contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1, it should outperform the previous 3D model, the VX2265wm FuHzion with its 1680x1050 resolution. Viewsonic clocks the frame rate at 120Hz with a 2ms response time (although its website admits that 5ms is really typical). 2ms is fast enough to make it killer for both movies and games. The feature list tops off with two... Read more...
Roughly 13 months ago, we wrote a story discussing the importance of Tegra to NVIDIA's future and why the company has devoted so much time and money to it. Just over a year later, NVIDIA has affirmed that Tegra remains an essential part of its future business model, while tacitly admitting that the number of Tegra/Tegra 2 devices on the market hasn't ramped as aggressively as the company had hoped. When we pressed for details on why Tegra 2 had largely fizzled after its impressive debut at CES last year, company reps told us it wasn't a manufacturing issue or a problem with any part of Tegra 2's silicon. Instead, NV noted that mobile products tend to have long lead times (the new ARM Cortex A-15... Read more...
Ever since the iPad’s release, various manufacturers have been in a race to develop something as good as, or better than Apple’s current industry leading tablet. Frankly at the time of its launch, the iPad simply didn't have any real competitors with the same design elegance, polish and the total solution that Apple' s App Store brings to the table.  That said, a mere six months later and manufacturers are starting to line up to give the iPad a run for its money.  Here's a look at a few of the major tablet offerings we know of thus far, courtesy of our friends at Managed VPS.  You can compare and contrast high-level features and functionality for yourself here. ... Read more...
We're back again this week with another HotHardware video podcast chatting it up about recent developments in tech hardware and related industry news.  This week we cover all the goodness coming out of Intel's Developer Forum that Marco attended in San Francisco, as well as hot new netbook, notebook and WiCast products from Asus, ViewSonic's G Tablet, the new, cost-effective NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, and we dig deep into the reader mail bag.  You don't want to miss this, honest.  Well, you shouldn't miss it.  Okay, please don't miss it? Show Notes: 0:20 - IDF Coverage For The Week https://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel-Developer-Forum-2010-CEO-Keynote-Coverage/ https://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel-Developer-Forum-2010-Day-2-Keynote-Coverage/... Read more...
Tablets certainly seem to be all the rage this year and it's likely that the holiday buying season will be rife with offerings from some of the major players.  Folks just can't seem to get enough tablets these days, though the design concept has been around for years.  And why not, somebody has to bring competition for the iPad.  Now that the proper technology is available (capacitive touch screens, more capable low power CPUs, and OS user interface features) to enable a satisfying tablet experience, tablets are becoming "the real deal," or so to speak.  In that vein, though we showed you the unveiling of NVIDIA's Tegra 2 low power processor last January at CES2010, only now... Read more...
The first major tablet wave hit at Computex, shortly after the iPad took the world (and sales numbers) by storm. It seems like Berlin's IFA trade show is where the second wave is coming. ViewSonic, a company you may not expect to be first on the scene with new tablets, is surprising us for sure with a second unit that's arriving shortly after the ViewPad 7. The new ViewPad 100 is a real unique product, hailed as the world's first dual-boot Android and Windows 10" tablet. In other words, this tablet won't make you choose between Google's mobile OS and Microsoft's full destop OS, Windows 7. Both come loaded on. Windows 7 Home Premium and Android 1.6 will be installed, though we really wish Android... Read more...
Another tablet? Of course! As the entire PC-based universe gears up to take on the iPad, ViewSonic is even getting in on the action. But there's a difference between this tablet and some of the other Microsoft-blessed tablets coming soon. The ViewPad 7 is Android-based, and in fact, it's the world's first 7" Android 2.2 (Froyo) tablet with phone functionality. That's right: a 7" tablet that can double as a phone! Dell's Streak is a 5" slate with phone support, but this is even larger. It's designed to be used with a Bluetooth headset when using phone functionality, but we suppose you could actually place the monstrous device beside your head if you really wanted to. We wouldn't recommend it,... Read more...
With all the hoopla surrounding 3D displays, we wondered if anyone would bother releasing a traditional LCD monitor anymore. ViewSonic answered that question today by lifting the curtain on their new VG28 series, the latest in a line of ergonomic widescreen LCD displays with Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT certifications. The new models come in three different flavors, including a 20-inch unit ((VG2028wm), 22-inch model (VG2228wm), 24-inch display (VG2428wm), and a sizable 27-inch model (VG2728wm). "The VG28 displays offer flexibility and comfort along with certified energy savings," said Sean Gunduz, senior product marketing manager, ViewSonic. "Ergonomic design and eco-friendly features are increasingly... Read more...
We used to say that ViewSonic was seen primarily as a monitor company, but now, we aren't so sure. The company has expanded mightily over the years, offering a wide variety of consumer electronics devices ranging from portable media players to e-reader devices to a new living room set-top box. The new NexTV VMP75 is entering a market that's deeply crowded with options from Vudu, Roku, Popcorn Hour and (soon) Google, but this sector has still yet to go mainstream. So in a way, there's still a chance for more market players to grab market share. This new device is a network media player, capable of displaying 1080p content from external storage devices or streaming media from home networks and... Read more...
ViewSonic aren't really known in the industry for their PC making. Mostly, they're known for accessories and LCD panels. But the small form factor PC sector has been sagging lately, and new competition is always welcome. The new VOT125 PC Mini is more mini than it is mighty, but it should suit casual PC users who value space over power just fine. The machine was originally revealed at CES, but it has just now shipped to consumers in the U.S. It boasts a "green-centric" design, using up to 90% less plastic and consuming up to 90% less energy than traditional tower PCs. It's also using an Intel ULV CPU, which helps keep power drain to a minimum. The entire machine is in a 0.6L form factor, which... Read more...
Wow, talk about getting two pennies for your thoughts. If you have been dreaming of a new widescreen monitor, particularly one in the 27" category, this week is certainly a good one to be looking. Yesterday NEC introduced a new 27" LCD designed for use by creative professionals, and today ViewSonic has introduced their own 27" LCD for use by everyone else. The company claims that their new VX2739wm is the world's first 27" Full HD monitor with a 1ms response time, which makes it perfect for use with game consoles and even PCs. Modern day titles usually require fast response rates in order to avoid "ghosting," and this 1080p display is meant to eliminate just that. There's also a 100,000:1 dynamic... Read more...
3D cinemas, 3D handhelds, 3D glasses, and 3D HDTVs. What's next? 3D projectors! If a 50" (or larger) 3D TV isn't large enough for you and your family, ViewSonic is making a move to bring the 3D frenzy that has taken the world by storm to a slightly larger format. The new PJD5352 projector is a short-throw device that can work in extremely small spaces, casting a 50" image at a distance of just 3 feet away. There's a DLP chip within the XGA projector, a 1.2x optical zoom, 2600 lumens and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. It also supports a 120Hz frame rate, 5W speaker and a weight of 5.5lbs. Several other convenient features include multiple preset presentation modes, closed captioning for the hearing... Read more...
We fully expect the amount of E Ink-based ereaders to dwindle in the coming years now that the iPad has been introduced, bringing full-color reading and 10+ hours of battery life to reality. But we're not quite there yet, and the ultra-cheap ereader market is still thriving. With Amazon's Kindle setting the bar at around $259, other companies with less marketing dollars are having to approach things differently, mostly by hacking prices and trying not to hack too many features in the process. ViewSonic is a name not normally associated with the ereader market, but that very company has just introduced a new pair of them to compete the barebones reader space. The VEB620 and VEB625 both have 6"... Read more...
IPS may not mean much to the common man, but to a tech enthusiast, it says a lot. In fact, it's tough for any tech junkie to buy an LCD monitor these days that doesn't use an IPS panel, as the In Plane Switching screens generally have wider viewing angles and an all-around superior picture. Today, ViewSonic is launching two new monitors in its high-end, professional VP Series, and both of them feature IPS panels.The 23” VP2365wb and 26” VP2655wb were desgined with pros in mind, giving professional designers, manufacturers, medical works and movie producers the tools they need to really see what's going on. In the working world, color reproduction and subtle details matter, and these monitors... Read more...
When you think of ViewSonic, you probably think of LCD monitors. Believe it or not, this company is actually pretty diverse, and its easily-recognized monitor division is just one of the many aspects where it  to the larger realm of consumer electronics. Take the VPD400 for example, which is a rather robest media player that actually looks a lot like something a top-label company like Apple would create.The MovieBook VPD400 describes itself as the next generation of the ultimate, all-in-one portable entertainment experience, and while we kind of doubt it'll take the place of the iPod, the 4.3" display and high-res 800x480 display may get some attention from the anti-Apple crowd. It'll also... Read more...
ViewSonic is a company with a wide variety of wares. After recently unveiling a tiny DLP projector, the outfit is now delivering six new LCD HDTVs just in time for the holiday shopping season. For starters, the VT3245 and VT3745 offer up a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution, 5ms response time, 4000:1 contrast ratio, 3D video processing and an SRS TruSurround XT audio surround sound experience.The Full HD N4285 steps up to a 10000:1 contrast ratio, while the VT2042, VT2342 and VT2645 are all designed to be used as TVs or LCD monitors. The VT2042 features a resolution of 1600x900 while the VT2342 features a resolution of 1920x1080. The VT2342 also includes three HDMI connections, and the VT2645 slips... Read more...
One could say the pico projector boom is over, and now we're seeing a slow trickle of second-gen devices from companies that bothered to stick with the niche. Without a doubt, these expensive, tiny devices never really took off in the mainstream market, but ViewSonic is hoping to catch some eyes with two new ones in its increasingly small range. First we've got the PJD2121, which goes down as the company's smallest DLP projector to date. Weighing just 2.2 lbs., this device packs a DLP engine with BrilliantColor technology, 400 lumens of brightness, an 1800:1 contrast ratio and a native SVGA (800x600) resolution. It also has a short 1:1 throw ratio and the ability to throw up images of around... Read more...
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