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Dell has just unveiled its latest monitors, with one of them featuring NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. Starting with the Dell S2716DG, with it being the company's first gaming-grade display.
The Dell S2716DG is a 27-inch monitor with the QHD resolution of 2560x1440, and the beautiful refresh rate of 144Hz mixed with G-Sync. The monitor includes a bunch of other goodies, such as tilt, pivot, swivel, and height adjustment. Connectivity wise you're covered, with Dell providing DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, USB 3.0 upstream and line-out/headphone out.
The second, less exciting model is the SE2716H and is Dell's first curved display. Dell hasn't rolled out the specifications on the SE2716H just yet, but it does feature two 9W speakers and a thin bezel. As for pricing, the S2716DG with NVIDIA's G-Sync technology is $799.99 while the SE2716H is priced at $399.99. Dell will be offering up the G-Sync model on October 20, while the SE2716H will be available on September 15.
After showing off its 4K OLED TVs back in January, LG is now ready to sell the non-curved 4K OLED TVs to the public. LG has two 4K OLED TVs ready, with a 55-inch and 65-inch on offer.
The two new TVs have HDR capabilities with improved color range, so you're not going to be disappointed with the picture. Both of the ultra-thin 4K OLED TVs feature next to no bezel, are powered by the webOS 2.0 smart TV platform, and rock Harman/Kardon speakers. LG is silent on pricing for now, but the new sets will be available throughout Europe and the United States by the end of the month.
Now that 4K is much more established than it was a few years ago, 8K is now appearing about the place with Sharp displaying the first retail 8K TV on a massive 80-inch 8K TV.
Sharp's new LCD-80XU35A is a massive 80-inch 8K TV, with a native resolution of 7680x4320 - a huge jump on 3840x2160, the native resolution of Ultra HD, and 4096x2160 of '4K'. Even though 4K is generally referred to as 3840x2160, that's actually 'Ultra HD'. Anyway, Sharp's new TV is different to the usual 4K TVs on the market, where the 80XU35A features a "new generation of four-color technology" as well as an "X8-MEP professional image processing engine".
The new four-color technology that has been deployed on the 8K TV has a fourth color, yellow, which joins the usual RBG (red, green, blue) color spectrum. This allows the 8K-capable TV to reach a wider color gamut and more clarity than a 4K TV - on top of the huge pixel increase. These technologies, on top of the native 7680x4320 resolution, will have a massive increase in picture quality for both video content, and gaming.
Brandishing a price tag of $999, BenQ America has announced a release of the 21:9 aspect ratio BenQ XR3501 curved monitor. Complete with a refresh rate of 144Hz and BenQ's RevolutionEyes technology, this screen claims to provide an "authentic sense of engagement" as seen in a recently issued press release.
Also featuring Black eQualizer in order to lighten up dark gaming corners, the XR3501 further features ZeroFlicker, enhanced viewing angles and 20 options of color vibrancy.
With a 2560x1080 resolution, this monitor is available in North America right now at major retailers.
EverDisplay has just shown off an incredible new mobile display, a 6-inch 4K display that has a massive pixel density of 734PPI. But what would you need this many pixels on a 6-inch display for?
Well, the company claims that VR applications and 3D imaging would be perfect for this new display. The manufacturer has been working with other technology too, such as round displays for wearables and the automotive industry. But it's not all sunshine and rainbows for a 6-inch 4K mobile display with 734PPI, as there's battery life to worry about, and heat output.
Still, we can see that 4K displays with insane pixel density are right around the corner, just as we prepare for the onslaught of virtual reality headsets from the likes of Oculus and HTC.
Identical in stature but different in features, AOC has showcased its 4K U3277PQU and WQHD Q3277PQU monitors, offering 3840 x 2160 and 2560 x 1440 pixel resolutions respectively.
The 4K U3277PQU monitor brandishes an IPS display, 178-178 degree viewing angles, a 30-bit color range, a 4ms response time, a maximum brightness of 350 cd/m2 and dynamic mega-contrast ratio. With ports on board including HDMI with MHL and DisplayPort 1.2, expect to shell out $800 to get one of your own.
Looking similar, the WQHD Q3277PQU offers an AMVA display panel, identical response times, viewing angles colors and dynamic mega-contrast ratio, but a lower maximum brightness of 300 cd/m2. As for input ports, expect dual-link DVI, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 with MHL - be prepared to pay $600 for this beauty on release.
Samsung has unveiled the new SE370 series of monitors, with two sizes to choose from: 23.6-inch and 27-inch, both of which can charge your smartphone wirelessly. Both monitors feature Qi charging pads built into their base, which is an excellent feature to see Samsung use.
The new SE370 monitors from Samsung have a native resolution of 1920x1080, use a PLS panel, have a response time of 4ms, DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity, and support for Windows 10. Samsung says that the new SE370 monitors "declutters work areas by doing away with unnecessary cables and ports needed to charge mobile devices".
You can place your Qi compatible smartphone onto the charging area, with it glowing green with its LED, to show you that your smartphone is being charged. Senior Vice President of Samsung's Visual Display Business, Seok-gi Kim explains: "Technology should support, not interfere with, active lifestyles. Our customers increasingly rely on mobile devices to obtain information and interact with others; so by doing away with the clutter on their desks, we are helping them to use their mobile devices in a smarter way".
Set for an introductory price of approximately $450, this 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution AOC U2870VQE 28-inch ultra HD monitor looks like a winner. Also on offer is a non-glare TN-film panel, a 1ms response time and more.
Wrapping up the feature list is a 30-bit color rating, a 300 cd/m2 brightness ceiling and dynamic mega-contract ratio. Input ports include DisplayPort 1.2, mini-DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 with MHL support - no DVI or VGA to be seen.
The monitor stand is a rather basic plastic setup with tilt options, but no height adjustments are on offer.
Complete with a 21:9 aspect ratio, 2560x1080 pixel resolution, a glorious 144 Hz refresh rate, a 4ms response time, a 2000:1 static contrast ratio and a 300 cd/m2 brightness ceiling, BenQ's new XR3501 35" curved display looks like a real winner.
Set for availability in August 2015, there's unfortunately no price announced just yet but you can expect it to hurt the wallet given the features on offer. Also provided is 178/178 degree viewing angles, a large chrome monitor stand, 15 degree vertical tilt and more.
As for input options, expect DisplayPort 1.2, mini-DisplayPort, two HDMI 1.4 ports and and analog audio input to be on offer - no DVI or VGA with this model. There's BenQ's standard game mode display presets too, which should go nicely with the 25" 144 Hz experience.
Samsung has just announced that it has its eyes on developing the world's first 11K super-resolution, where it is collaborating other industries and education. The South Korean government is investing $26.5 million spread out over 5 years.
The new 11K super-resolution would feature an absolutely insane 2250PPI, and when compared to the current high-end 5K resolution and PPI, it looks insane. 5K features a resolution of 5120x2880, with a 218PPI on a 27-inch display. Samsung Display wants to hit the 2250PPI level at 11K, which will reportedly implement a "3D effect". The immense resolution and pixel density will supposedly provide a 3D effect, which would be a huge boon for VR screens, large screen TVs and even cinemas.
Executive Director Chu Hye Yong of Samsung Display's Base Technology Department said: "We are hoping that we are able to show such technologies at Pyeongchang Olympics if there is a progress in developing technologies. Although some might think that 11K as 'over specification' that consumers do not need, this can work as a basis for Korean display industry take another leap if related materials and parts improve through this".