LG has shown off the world's first 77-inch flexible OLED display that is not only transparent, but has a native 4K resolution.
The impressive display is super-thin, with 40% transparency and flexible, so it can be rolled into a tube that is just 6 inches across. Considering the 77-inch display is close to 6.5-foot tall (diagonally), this is impressive. For marketing and display purposes, a tall 4K-capable flexible OLED is great - imagine walking past it in retail, it would catch your eyes no matter what.
For marketing on the go, people can roll it up and take them away with them easily. Shows like CES and Computex would be a boon for flexible, rollable displays - with E3, PAX, and other trades shows making perfect sense for these huge flexible displays.
If you're in the market for a high-end 21:9 UltraWide display, Dell might just have what you're after with their new UltraSharp 38 Curved Monitor, the U3818DW.
Dell's new U3818DW is the world's first 37.5-inch curved UltraWide monitor, with a native 3440x1440 resolution and because of the 37.5-inch panel it has 25% more viewing space than a 34-inch 21:9 panel. It features 99% of the sRGB range with factory calibration out of the box, as well as a powerful USB Type-C connector that has up to 100W of power ready for your devices.
The new Dell U3818DW will cost $1499, and will be available on Dell's website starting on June 23.
Samsung has officially launched its bigger than life 49-inch gaming display, rocking a beautiful 32:9 aspect ratio making the 21:9 aspect ratio on traditional UltraWides not so ultra, and not so wide.
The new 32:9 aspect ratio rocks an alright-for-now native 3840x1080 resolution (the same vertical pixels as a 1080p display, but the horizontal resolution of 4K). The Samsung C49HG60 rocks a curved 1800R panel, HDR support, Samsung's Quantum Dot tech, and AMD's fresh FreeSync 2 technology with a huge 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response.
Samsung's new 49-inch 32:9 display is available for pre-order on Amazon for $1500, and will be available on June 30. If it's too big, or too expensive for you - Samsung has two other FreeSync 2-powered gaming monitors. There's the 27-inch (C27HG70) for $600 and available today, and the 31.5-inch (C32HG70) which sells for $700 and will be available on June 26. Both variants also feature the 144Hz refresh rate, but 2560x1440 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.
AMD unveiled their next-gen FreeSync 2 technology during their Tech Summit 2016 event in Sonoma, CA last year - and now we're finally seeing the fruits of that Journey to Pixel Perfection labor with the first FreeSync 2 display out in the wild.
The world's first FreeSync 2 display in the wild is the new Samsung CHG70, a 27-inch curved Quantum Dot-based panel with 125% sRGB coverage, 2560x1440 native resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and 1ms response time. It is an infusion of the best monitor tech you can get: FreeSync 2, 1440p @ 144Hz, accurate colors, and a low response time.
I need to get my hands-on one before Radeon RX Vega launches in August.
Computex 2017 - NVIDIA has just revealed it's working with Acer and ASUS on two new high-end UltraWide gaming monitors, rocking a 3440x1440 native resolution mixed with the uber-fast 200Hz refresh rate.
These new monitors will arrive in a massive 35 inches courtesy of an AU Optronics' LCD panel, with peak brightness of 1000 nits and they both feature Quantum Dot Enhancement Film technology for impressive color accuracy, mixed in with NVIDIA's G-Sync technology.
The two new 35-inch 3440x1440 @ 200Hz displays to look out for are the Acer Predator X35, and the ASUS ROG Swift PG35HQ, which will both be available later this year.
Computex 2017 - If there's one thing wrong with the gaming monitor market right now, at least IMO, it's that gaming displays are too small at 27 inches.
ASUS changes things up with the introduction ROG Strix XG32VQ, their new 31.5-inch gaming display.
We're looking at a native resolution of 2560x1440 and the glorious #pcmasterrace refresh rate of 144Hz, with AMD's FreeSync technology sprinkled on top.
In one of those 'I wish I had that in school' moments, Google is now selling its 4K digital whiteboard, with the Jamboard costing $5000. It's not for everyone, but it has its market.
Jamboard is like a gigantic tablet made for the workplace, school, or meeting room and has similar features to a tablet, but features some other collaboration tools.
Jamboard is capable of letting multiple people work together on the digital whiteboard with G Suite, all in a single location - even including remote employees.
If you've been waiting for Acer's new Predator Z35P, the company is now taking pre-orders of its latest and greatest, and biggest gaming monitor. Acer's upcoming Predator Z35P sports a native 3440x1440 resolution at up to 100Hz, and is backed up by NVIDIA's G-Sync technology for a smooth 21:9 gaming experience.
Acer Predator Z35P Specs
- 35-inch QHD Curved 1800R UltraWide Screen with 3440 x 1440 resolution
- Refresh Rate: 100Hz but using the DisplayPort
- Response Time: 4ms
- Pixel Pitch: 0.34mm
- 2 x 9W speakers
- Signal inputs: 1 x HDMI (V1.4) & 1 x Display port (V1.2)
- NVIDIA G-SYNC technology
Acer's new Predator Z35P costs $1099, but does offer the slightly larger 35-inch size against the current roster of 34-inch panels.
We're not far away from a world where 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors are a thing, with the high-end gaming displays teased at CES 2017 earlier this year, Acer held its own press event in New York City to display its latest and greatest - including their upcoming Predator X27 gaming display.
Acer's upcoming Predator X27 display is a 27-inch 4K gaming monitor with the sublime 144Hz refresh rate with NVIDIA's G-Sync tech sprinkled on top, but introduces HDR tech as well. There are 384 individually controlled LED zones that will provide a wide color contrast, so expect this to be one of the best gaming displays ever released.
Victor Chien, the President of Acer's Digital Display Business said: "Acer is excited to be expanding our premium gaming monitor line-up with two new quantum dot models to make gameplay more lifelike than ever before. The Predator X27's 4K resolution at 144 Hz and Acer HDR Ultra technology create dazzling visuals that must be seen to be believed".
Inside of Acer's new Predator X27 is NVIDIA's ULMB tech, or Ultra Low Motion Blur, which sees the Predator X27 being one of the most lighting fast displays yet. We have up to 1000 nits of brightness, and 99% of the Adobe RGB color space, with a 4ms response time. Acer has also included Tobii eye tracking technology, and while most gamers won't use it - at least it's there if you ever want it.
Dell unveiled three new monitors during the National Association of Broadcasters conference, with the new HDR10-capable 4K display in the UP2718Q, but Dell thought they could confuse people by dropping the P and releasing the U2718Q at the same time.
Now, Dell's new U2718Q (see, no P) is a new 27-inch display that is joined by its smaller 25-inch sibling, the UltraSharp 25 (U2518Q). The U2718Q is the first adventures of InfinityEdge being pushed into the non-laptop display world, as they have blown us away previously - especially with Dell's amazing XPS15 laptop, something I own in the 4K version and it's amazing.
The new U2718Q boasts a 4K native res, while the smaller U2518Q has a lower resolution that Dell hasn't announced yet, but if I had to guess I'd say 1440p. We should expect sRGB coverage on both displays, while the U2718Q gets priced at $699.99, the smaller U2518Q is $499.99 - with both displays launching in July.