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Eizo announces new 240Hz-capable LCD, the DuraVision FDF2405W

I'm a huge fan of high refresh rate monitors, with Eizo hitting my radar today with its announcement of the DuraVision FDF2405W display. This new displays cranks out an Anthony-approved 240Hz refresh rate, which is way up and above the 120Hz and 144Hz displays we see on the market.

 

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Eizo does use a trick here though, with the display not actually pumping out 240Hz, but it coverts the 120Hz signals to a higher refresh rate of 240Hz. Eizo says that the conversion process reduces ghosting and blurring, claiming that it "greatly improves sharpness and visibility and reduces eye fatigue that occurs when viewing scrolling or moving images."

 

Eizo's DuraVision FDF2405W runs a peasant resolution of 1920x1080 (PC master race, put your hands up!) but it does feature a VA panel which should give better image quality than the TN-based 120Hz panels we have today. We're also told to expect 10-bit color over DisplayPort and 8-bit when connected through DVI.

 

The Eizo DuraVision FDF2405W features 176-degree viewing angles, and arrives in a small, but obviously capable 23.5 inches. No pricing has been announced just yet.

AUO show off next-gen mobile display tech at Touch Taiwan show

Our friends over at MobileGeek have sent us a tip, and what a tip it is - they're live at Touch Taiwan, checking out the upcoming display technology that we'll see baked into our mobile devices in the coming years.

 

 

There's a lot to cover in the video, above, 4.3-inch flexible AMOLED, 960x540 resolution and just 0.2mm thick. AUO is just teasing us here, though, as this is just a technology demo. AUO also showed off a 4.7-inch 720p HD display that is ultra-thin, with the one on the left a display that we would find in a tablet on the market today.

 

How thin are we talking though? The one on the left, which is a conventional display is just 1.19mm thick, but AUO's tease is a tiny 0.34mm thick - just a third of the thickness of a conventional panel. Then we have AUO pushing out a 512 PPI display running 4.3-inch ultra high-density LTPS display running 1920x1080 pixels. 0.6mm thick at the border, which is beautiful.

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Dell releases new touchscreen monitors that fit any budget

Today, Dell announced the launch of three new touchscreen monitors that have been priced to fit within anyone's budget. The Windows 8 friendly displays come in three different sizes, including 19.5 inches, 23 inches, and 27 inches.

 

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The Dell E2014 is a 1600 x 900 pixel, 19.5-inch screen with a 2ms response time and a high dynamic contrast ratio of 8,000,000:1. The monitor features a plethora of connector ports, including DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, and USB, which allows direct display of content from your smartphone or tablet as well as from other devices.

 

The Dell P2314T 23-inch and P2714T 27-inch monitors both feature an intuitive 10-point touch experience in Windows 8 on a full HD display. Both monitors feature the same 8,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio as well as a 178-degree viewing angle. This provides an exceptional viewing experience from virtually any angle.

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LG ups ante on mobile displays, unveils new 5.5-inch 538 PPI panel

Well, LG, where did this come from, eh? The South Korean giant has just announced that it's developed a new 5.5-inch display that crams in an insane 538 pixels per inch.

 

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This sets a new record for pixel density in smartphones, with the closest panel in something like the HTC One having 'just' (we can say that now) 468 PPI, and the iPhone 5 having a now dismal 326 PPI. LG has also said that the new 5.5-inch high-pixel panel is "only 1.21 millimeters thin with a 1.2 millimeter bezel measured in LCD modules."

 

This achievement makes it thinner than any other display... in the world. 538 PPI on a 5.5-inch panel gives us a resolution of 2560x1440, on a mobile phone, which is the same resolution of the monitor I'm writing this news on. Crazy stuff. Life must be Good at LG right now.

Acer announces new Ultra High-Resolution monitors for the US market

Today, Acer announced the release of three new ultra high-resolution monitors aimed at enhancing the quality of your computing experience. Of the three new monitors released, two of them are being dubbed as highly ergonomic, while the third is a Windows 8-compatible touchscreen. All three models feature IPS panel displays that offer 178 degrees of uninhibited viewing as well as 100,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio.

 

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Up first is the 27-inch Acer T272HUL that boasts an impressive 2560x1440 pixel resolution, which is officially being given the term "extreme definition." This monitor is able to display 1.07 billion colors across its 10-point touchscreen. Featuring a silver asymmetrical stand and a clear plastic edge that extends always down to the desktop surface, this sleek, ultramodern monitor is the perfect choice for Windows 8 users looking for that ultra high definition experience.

 

Up next, we have the two more normal looking monitors, the B276HUL and the B296CL. The smaller 27-inch model features a 2560x1440 pixel resolution, while the much larger 29-inch screen features a smaller resolution of 2560x1080 pixels. Both models are capable of displaying 16.7 million colors and feature a base that allows the screen to rotate into portrait orientation. Both monitors feature DVI-D, Display Port, and two HDMI ports. Additionally, a four port USB 3.0 hub is present.

 

Both of the latter models retail for $599, while the 27-inch touchscreen will set you back about $1000. No information has been released yet on availability, but I think I may be in line for three of the 29 inch models when they hit store shelves.

LG unveils three new UltraWide 21:9 IPS LED monitors

Today, LG Electronics announced three new additions to its IPS 21:9 UltraWide line of PC monitors. LG says that "the new monitors enable users to work on multiple files simultaneously as well as maximize their movie and gaming experience." The three new models--29EA73, 29EB73 and 29MA73--all feature LG's 29-inch IPS 21:9 display but differ in feature sets.

 

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The 29MS73 model features a built-in TV tuner as well as the new Extra View picture and teacher feature that gives users the ability to access TV schedules, smartphone games, and other content in the extra window while watching TV at the same time. The 29EB73 model features an ergonomic adjustable stand that makes it easy to reposition the monitor to a comfortable height to reduce neck strain, stress, and to create a more productive work environment. It appears that the 29EA73 is a normal PC monitor with not many extra features.

 

All of the new UltraWide monitors feature a new enhanced four-screen split feature which automatically divides this display into four segments to allow quick and easy multitasking from the desktop. The segments are repositionable with just a few mouse clicks and there is a built-in Dual Link-up feature that allows users to simultaneously access and view information stored from to external devices such as smartphones or other PCs.

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Sub-$5000 4K-capable TVs are making their way Down Under

Not even two days ago, TCL announced their new 50-inch 4K-capable TV for the US market, costing only $999. Australian's are usually the last market that most companies cater for, but TCL have decided to go Down Under early.

 

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The company have announced the TCL E5691, which is a 65-inch edge-lit LED 4K/UHD TV, for $4999. Expensive, but considering high-end 65-inch 1080p HDTVs are around that price in Australia, you can't complain too much. TCL will be cramming in SMS on Demand, SMH.TV, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other apps into the TV. As for inputs, we have three HDMI inputs, 3D-support, and a USB port that supports Time Shift PVR settings.

 

The TCL T5691 provides a 4096x2160 resolution, and will upscale HD content to 4K, meaning that your Blu-ray movies will look a little nicer than they usually do. TCL will be releasing other sizes, which has my interest more. We start with the 40-inch for $899, a 46-inch model for $1199, a 50-inch version for $1399 and a non-3D version that comes in 32-inch for $549.

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LG unveil two new 21:9 'ultra-widescreen' displays

It looks like LG has some faith in the 21:9 "ultra-widescreen" display market, as the South Korean company have just unveiled two new displays. Both displays are 29-inch ultra-widescreen, with the model numbers of 29EA73-P, and 29EB73-P.

 

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Both 29-inch screens feature a native 2560x1080 resolution, dual-link DVI, DisplayPort, two HDMI ports (one of which is MHL-capable). Both displays feature USB 3.0, 7W speakers and audio out. The difference between the displays is in design, and dimensions. Full details below:

 

29EA73-P

  • Size: 699.7 x 387.0 x 197.2mm, 5.9kg (Including a stand)
  • Maximum resolution: 2560 x 1080 dot
  • Display colors: About 16.7 million colors
  • Input terminal: DVI-D(Dual-Link), HDMI x 2(MHL x 1), Display Port, USB hub (Up x 1/DownUSB3.0 x 2, USB2.0 x 1), Audio input

 

29EB73-P

  • Size: 699.7 x 395.3 x 225.0mm, 6.9kg (Including a stand)
  • Maximum resolution: 2560 x 1080 dot
  • Display colors: About 16.7 million colors
  • Input terminal: DVI-D(Dual-Link), HDMI x 2(MHL x 1), Display Port, USB hub (Up x 1/DownUSB3.0 x 2, USB2.0 x 1), Audio input

TCL announce their new 50-inch 4K-capable TV, costs just $999

TCL have just come out swinging with their new 50-inch 4K-capable TV, which will be released in the United States for a price of just $999. Seriously, these companies need to start making these cheap 4K displays available in Australia.

 

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TCL's Ultra HD TV features the GPU-crushing 3840x2160 resolution and boasts SRS TruSurroundHD on-board. We have 50,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 120Hz refresh rate. In order to get to the $999 price, TCL have decided to just ship it as a display, without any smart TV features built in.

 

But, most people have a PC, media player or gaming console they'll be hooking up to it, so they won't be missing their Hulu or Netflix. It's just a pity that no one serves 4K media yet. I'd love me some Breaking Bad, Mad Men or Homeland in 4K.

AOC's E1659FWU is a 16-inch USB 3.0-powered portable monitor

We checked out DisplayLink's technology at Computex Taipei 2013, and fell in love with it so much we awarded it with our Best of Computex 2013 for Technology.

 

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Well, the company have teamed up with AOC and made the AOC E1659FWU, which is a portable 16-inch monitor that is completely powered over USB 3.0. The AOC E1659FWU includes its own monitor carry case for total ease of use, which allows it to fit into most notebook bags. It is compatible with both PC and Mac, and has a 15.6-inch viewing window with a resolution of 1366x768 at 60Hz.

 

The peak power consumption of AOC's new E1659FWU is just 7W. AOC even throw in the carry case for free, which is great considering it is available for pre-order right now through Amazon for just $139.

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