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CES 2014 - NVIDIA's G-Sync has been getting all the headlines lately, with its refresh rate technology helping gamers achieving under 60FPS to feel like they're achieving more, smoothly.
AMD hasn't been sitting around doing nothing, with the chipmaker unveiling its new FreeSync technology at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. AMD purchased two retail Toshiba Satellite Click notebooks to show off the technology, with no modifications performed to the notebooks.
The biggest hurdle for NVIDIA is that G-Sync requires gamers to purchase a specific monitor, or to already own a specific monitor which is capable of having the G-Sync module installed. AMD's FreeSync on the other hand, does not have this limitation - opening it up to magnitudes more gamers and consumers alike.
We will definitely have more on AMD's FreeSync in the coming weeks and months.
CES 2014 - ASUS has outed another 4K-capable monitor, which will join the ranks with its 31.5-inch 4K monitor we gushed over at Computex 2013 back in June of last year.
The new ASUS PB287Q is a 28-inch display with a resolution of 3840x2160, or 4K, and is priced very competitively at $799. Compared to its bigger brother which is priced at over $3000, this is a great monitor for high-res fans. The ASUS PB287Q has a 1ms response time, DisplayPort, MHL-capable HDMI port and a rotatable design.
CES 2014 - ASUS has gone and done the seemingly impossible: announced a 2560x1440 panel, which runs at 120Hz. The new ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q comes with NVIDIA's G-Sync technology on-board, too.
We have a 1ms response time, mixed with G-Sync, ASUS' GamePlus, which is an OSD overlay, a single DisplayPort 1.2 port, dual USB 3.09 ports and VESA wall mount capabilities. It also comes with a 6mm bezel, which will be perfect when I get three of these for my test bed. ASUS: hurry up and release this bad boy, please.-
CES 2014 - LG has just unveiled the world's first flexible OLED TV, coming in at a massive 77 inches. What is good about a flexible TV? Well, you can use the included remote control to bend, and unbend the TV - pretty incredible.
LG has offered us an OLED display here, compared to fellow South Korean rival Samsung, who have only used LED - and even then, it was just a prototype from Samsung. LG's flexible OLED is production-ready, and will be hitting store shelves soon. Hyun-hwoi Ha, President and CEO of LG's Home Entertainment Company says: "LG's Flexible OLED TV is a product that has to be seen to be believed because it defies description. What curved is to flat, flexible is to curved. LG continues to lead the evolution of televisions into the next generation."
CES 2014 - Sharp has just unveiled a beautiful new high-resolution TV, that makes 4K whimper in the corner. Sharp's new 85-inch 8K TV is 3D-capable, with the company collaborating with Philips and Dolby to offer users a "lifelike 3D picture" without the need of glasses.
Sharp's new 85-inch 8K TV offers a resolution of 7680x4320, which is 16x the resolution offered by 1920x1080, or Full HD. There's absolutely no word on pricing or a launch date, but I would say this TV would only be for the rich, or home theater enthusiasts.
CES 2014 - Vizio is expanding its line up of 4K-capable TVs, with its first consumer-grade 4K TV. The new Vizio P Series of TVs will arrive in sizes between 50 and 70 inches.
Vizio says the P Series "is the culmination of advanced picture quality, powerful performance and a beautifully simple Ultra HD experience." What this translates to, is the P Series featuring advanced local dimming, a backlight that has 64 Active LED Zones, and Vizio's custom silicon.
Better yet, there's another set of TVs that Vizio will be pushing, the Reference Series. Vizio's Reference Series TVs are the best TV panels that the company has ever produced. With Vizio's Reference Series aimed at videophiles and "custom integrators". The Reference Series are also 4K-capable, but with High Dynamic Range (HDR) tech.
CES 2014 - Something we saw and loved when we were shown the technology in Montreal, Canada back in October was NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. The company has announced that the G-Sync monitor module - which works with specific displays - will begin shipping in Q2 2014.
NVIDIA has partnered up with Acer, AOC, ASUS, BenQ, Phillips and ViewSonic, with these companies offering the modules in a few months time. If you haven't looked up or read about NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, it is capable of removing latency and image stuttering that happens with V-Sync. G-Sync was impressive to see in person, something that will benefit games who can't constantly hit 60FPS minimum in their games.
CES 2014 - Lenovo has just announced a brand spanking new display that should have the tech world excited: the new ThinkVision Pro2840m monitor, which is a 28-inch, 4K-capable display priced at the competitive price of $799.
The new 28-inch 4K display will push out 3840x2160, and is one of two 4K-capable displays Lenovo is showing off at CES this year. Lenovo wants to deliver 4K-capable displays to its customers as soon as it can, with aggressive prices, which it has hit easily at $799. Matt Bereda, Marketing Director for Lenovo's Think Business Group said: "It's an ideal device for someone working with high-end graphics".
Lenovo's ThinkVision Pro2840m features DisplayPort, mini DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, and has adjustable orientation. We also have MHL (mobile high-definition link) capabilities and is expected to ship in April.
Philips kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 by launching a new 27" Gaming Monitor using NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology. G-SYNC immediately renders images, with no input lag as the monitor works directly with the PC's video card. The monitor also provides a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, is wall-mountable, with a 1920x1080 recommended resolution. The monitor will be released this spring with a $649 MSRP.
Philips isn't new to the monitor market, but is often overlooked when gamers are thinking of purchasing a new monitor. The company's 144Hz Gaming monitor, for example, received good reviews from those willing to go out on a limb and try it.
Philips will battle Dell and other companies fighting for a piece of the lucrative PC gaming market - and CES 2014 will feature a variety of products geared towards PC gamers.
This definitely sprung up on me, but Polaroid is set to unveil a new 4K/Ultra HD TV at CES 2014 in just a few days time. Polaroid won't be making the TV of course, that will be done by Empire Electronics.
The new 4K TV will be priced at under $1000, and come in at a hefty 50 inches. The new 50-inch 4K TV from Polaroid will feature three HDMI inputs, with the company claiming it will feature "the highest quality picture resolution at the best price." It looks very similar to the Seiki Digital 4K panel, which isn't a bad thing at all, as it has a similar price.