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Kobo Aura H20 eReader announced - Waterproof in design

Said to be the first eReader on this planet to be resistant to water and dust, it seems that Kobo's new Aura H20 is perfectly suited to a day in the Sahara Desert or at your local beach.

 

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Set for release in February 2015, Kobo's new product offering is IP67 certified - meaning that it's resistant to water and dust. We haven't come across a release price for this product as of yet, but you should expect it to be announced by the new year ahead of it's launch into the market.

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Acer to join ASUS with a 2560x1440, 144Hz G-SYNC capable monitor

Acer and ASUS have been the two big manufacturers standing behind NVIDIA's G-SYNC refresh rate technology, with Acer and its 4K 60Hz G-SYNC monitor, and ASUS and its 1440p 144Hz G-SYNC monitor, but according to new reports, Acer is preparing its own 2560x1440, or QHD 144Hz G-SYNC gaming monitor.

 

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The QHD monitor would use the same AU Optronics 'M270Q002' panel that is baked into the ASUS ROG Swift, which means it'll bring along most of its features, too. So we should see Ultra-Low Motion Blur (ULMB), 8-bit color with 16.7 million colors, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 350 nits of brightness, 170/160-degree viewing angles, and W-LED backlighting. Acer will provide its 'Eye Care' technology, which uses flicker free light, being better on your eyes.

 

We should see Acer unveil the monitor at CES 2015 in January I'd say, with a release schedule of Q1 2015.

Acer launches 32-inch UHD B326HK monitor, sporting $999 price tag

Acer has launched the 32-inch ultra-high-definition B326HK monitor, aimed at both consumers and business workers. The IPS display has 178 degrees of horizontal and vertical viewing, with connectivity via DVI, HDMI with MHL charging, mini DP, USB 3.0 and DisplayPort. The screen supports a 3840x2160 UHD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, and 6ms response time, Acer says.

 

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"Our newest 4K display available in an ergonomic 32-inch model was built for those who want to view games, movies, videos and other graphic intensive content on a big screen," said Ronald Lau, Acer America senior business manager of peripherals. "The UHD resolution delivers incredibly vibrant images with very sharp detail and an adjustable stand makes viewing as comfortable as possible."

 

The Acer B326HK display is available now with a $999.99 MSRP price tag.

An analysis: Dell's 24 and 27-inch 4K monitors hit the market

Dell has launched their latest 4K monitor offerings to the global market, coming in the form of a 23.8-inch P2415Q and a 27-inch P2715Q supported by IPS and TN panels and priced at $599.99 and $699.99 respectively.

 

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As reports claim, besides these two monitors being of different measurements, they're practically the same units. Alongside them both including 99% of the sRGB wide color gamut, they're apparently not using true 10-bit panel technology. Dell have gotten around this by enhancing 8-bit panels instead, enabling them to reach 10.7 billion colors of display.

 

Both monitors support 60Hz functionality, as opposed to previous dell offerings at a 'cinematic' 30Hz. They also feature a large viewing angle of 178-degrees and a 1000: 1 dynamic ratio supported by a 'fast' 6ms response time. Slight differences come with the 24-inch model providing an 8ms response, on average, alongside its big brother giving the user a 9ms response time most of the time. There's no doubting that these monitors look gorgeous and it's interesting that they don't have true 10-bit displays integrated. One question we have to ask is, when will we be seeing 120Hz and 144Hz integrated into the massive 4K resolution as a standard practice with these high profile releases?

AMD announces Samsung as a major partner of its FreeSync technology

We've been enjoying NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology for a while now, but AMD is about to join them with their own spin on the refresh rate magic; FreeSync. At the Future of Compute Event, AMD announced it had partnered up with Samsung on a slew of FreeSync-powered displays, which will hit the market in March 2015.

 

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Samsung will release the UD590 in both 23.6-inch and 28-inch models, while there'll be a UE850 available in 23.6-inch, 27-inch and 31.5-inch models. Eventually, FreeSync will spill over onto Samsung's Ultra HD range of monitors, too. Vice President of Samsung Electronics Southeast Asia Headquarters, Joe Chan, said: "We are very pleased to adopt AMD FreeSync technology to our 2015 Samsung Electronics Visual Display division's UHD monitor roadmap, which fully supports open standards. With this technology, we believe users including gamers will be able to enjoy their videos and games to be played with smoother frame display without stuttering or tearing on their monitors".

AOC announces 34-inch ultra-wide QHD Monitor for $899, shipping Dec 8

High-definition TV and display manufacturer AOC has announced its 34" Ultra-Wide Quad HD U3477PQU monitor, featuring a 21:9 display and 3440x1440 resolution. The 34" monitor has a 5ms response time, and the HD display is equivalent to two 20" displays side by side.

 

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"IPS technology offers extended range for brilliant and consistent color, and wide viewing angles for natural transitions between hues delivering exceptional realism," the AOC press release says. "The display also includes picture-by-picture mode, which is ideal for displaying two sources of content on the same screen, while picture-in-picture is optimized for video chat. The display comes equipped with a wide range of connectivity options, including DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, and MHL to easily connect to devices, peripherals, smartphones, and even a second computer."

 

The AOC 34" UltrawideQuad HD monitor will launch on December 8 and will have an $899 MSRP price tag.

Dell rumored to debut its 5K UltraSharp UP2715K monitor at under $2000

When Dell teased its 5K monitor, we expected an MSRP of $2499, but according to the latest reports, it might be priced much lower than that. The latest rumor is that Dell will price it at under $2000, making it all that more enticing.

 

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To refresh your memory, the Dell UltraSharp UP2715K is a 27-inch monitor with a 5K resolution, of 5120x2880. At this resolution, it has a pixel density of 220DPI, which is (for a PC) retina-busting. Dell isn't just pushing the resolution to 5K to hit headlines, as the color accuracy is also extremely good, with a 10-bit IPS panel providing 99% Adobe RGB and 100% of sRGB coverage.

 

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On top of that, we have 178-degree viewing angles, an 8ms response time, 350 nits of brightness and 1000:1 static contrast ratio. The 5120x2880 resolution requires not one, but two active DisplayPort connections, so that it can hit 5K at 60Hz.

Sceptre shows off redesigned Roku-ready 50-inch LED HDTV

Television and monitor maker Sceptre announced the redesigned and Roku Ready 50-inch E505BV-FMQR LED HDTV, with a 1920x1080 FullHD resolution. The screen has an 8.5 ms response time, 16:9 aspect ratio, HDMI support, and more than 50,000 hours of LED backlight life. The TV also has 3 HDMI ports, 1 USB, 1 VGA, 1 AV composite, and 1 YPbPR component support.

 

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The new 50-inch Roku Ready LED HDTV is now available at Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, K-Mart, NewEgg, QVC, Sam's Club, Sears, Target, Tiger Direct, and Walmart.

 

"Our new HDTV features a completely redesigned look with even sleeker lines for the modern home," said Cathy Chou, Sceptre VP of operations, in a press statement. "Similar to other Sceptre HDTVs, we've combined superb technology and outstanding affordability into an attractive unit."

LG Electronics expected to pull the plug on plasma TV business

It's no surprise that the plasma TV industry is dying out, and it appears LG Electronics is the latest company ready to abandon ship. LG will pull the plug on plasma TVs by the end of November, which tallied just 2.4 percent of its annual revenue in 2013.

 

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"We wanted to keep it going as long as we could," said Ken Hong, LG spokesman, when speaking to Reuters. "No matter how much we try to keep it going it's just not a business anymore."

 

Plasma TVs couldn't keep up with increasing resolutions supported by LCDs, along with generating significantly more heat than newer technologies. Samsung will be the only TV manufacturer still supporting plasma TVs once LG ends its business next month - the Korean rival will still make plasma TVs, but that might not be for much longer.

AOC shows off 17" USB monitor, ideal to serve as a second screen

Monitor company AOC today unveiled its 17" USB monitor (E1759FWU) DisplayLink Technology-powered display designed to be a second monitor for desktop PCs and laptops. The display is compatible with both PCs and Macs, and receives power and signal using a single USB 3.0 cable, with no power cord or VGA cable needed.

 

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With a 17.3" diagonally viewable area, the E1759FWU provides a 1600 x 900 resolution (60Hz) and a 10ms response time. Portrait and landscape modes are supported, and settings do not need to be changed when a user switches between to other modes.

 

The screen is available now and has a $199 price tag.

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