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It's not just storage technology and Intel processors making laptops thinner and thinner, but display technology. LG has just announced that its Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) screen technology will be getting an increase in size over its mobile counterparts, shifting over to laptops.
LG's AIT technology is already found in smartphones like the LG G4, which substitutes a touch panel layer for a touch sensor, built into the LCD itself. This makes the display up to 25% thinner, and up to 35% lighter than a traditional laptop touchscreen. Not only that, but it will see less light reflection, which LG Display says that it'll make next-gen screens brighter, and clearer.
The South Korean giant plans to usher in multiple sizes, including stylus-compatible models, all in the near future.
Set for a position on the shelves this coming August, AOC has showcased its new 25-inch WQHD monitor to the public. The Q2577PWQ utilizes an IPS LCD panel with LED lighting, said to use a non-PWM method for brightness adjustment, ensuring a flicker-free experience.
Other features include 178 degree viewing angles, a 5ms response time, a 350 cd/m2 brightness ceiling and dynamic mega-contrast ratio. With a maximum power consumption rating of 55W, ports available include DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, D-Sub and a four port USB hub which includes two USB 3.0 downstream ports (one high current) plus two USB 2.0 options.
The base enables a height, tilt and 90 degree rotation adjustment. Unfortunately there is no current price listed.
There aren't many extravagant FreeSync monitors, but that's all about to change with the new Acer XR341CK, a 34-inch curved ultrawide monitor with support for AMD's FreeSync technology.
The 34-inch curved ultrawide display features a native resolution of 3440x1440, 60Hz refresh rate backed up by AMD's FreeSync technology, an IPS panel, impressive viewing angles, 300 nits of brightness, and a response time of 4ms. Acer promises 100% sRGB for photographers and video producers, but it should be the gamers who are the most interested in this display.
Acer is also including height and tilt adjustment, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, miniDisplayPort, a USB 3.0 hub, and 7W speakers with DTS Sound which should have people without desktop speakers happy. Acer is hoping to have the XR341CK on US shelves in late July for $1099. We've reached out to Acer for a review sample, with one hitting our desks late next month, so expect a review from us shortly after.
There were more than 29 million monitors shipped during Q1 2015, a 12 percent drop year-over-year, according to the IDC research group. To make things worse, IDC expects a year-over-year drop of 3.4 percent for the entire market, and it looks like things will only get bleaker for companies trying to get consumers to upgrade.
During Q1, Dell (15.8 percent), Samsung (12.7 percent), HP (11.5 percent), LG (9.7 percent), and Lenovo (9.1 percent) controlled the market. However, Lenovo was the only company in the top five that actually grew when compared to Q1 2014 - with Samsung, HP, and LG all seeing double-digit drops.
"Although there were a few bright spots - Japan experienced a gain of 2.0% over the previous quarter after four consecutive quarters of decline - IDC expects the trend of declining monitor shipments to continue for the near term," said Phuong Hang, director of worldwide trackers at IDC. "Some improvements may come later in the forecast as new product campaigns spark a modest recovery in the consumer segment, aided by contributions from the SMB and SOHO segments."
The U24E590D and U28E590D models are Samsung's first foray into pairing UHD with AMD FreeSync technology, pushing these products with HDMI 2.0 support, 60Hz refresh rates and UHD 3840x2160 resolution.
With the panels measuring 24" and 28" respectively, Samsung has bundled its Game Mode technology within, claiming to offer rapidly changing colors and brightness, enabling gamers to see clearly no mater how dull the lighting may be - possible similar to BenQ's Black Equalizer technology.
Set for release on the 26th of July, the 24" U24E590D will debut at $399.99 with the 28" U28E590D at $599.99.
Claiming in a recently issued press release to suit the market requirement for 'elegance', KTC has announced its new 49L91F TV which features an all-metal exterior and thin bezel design.
Also featuring a metal base, KTC says that this product will help return the television into being the centerpiece of your lounge space, providing an elegant and new-age feel with a sturdy thin metal frame to last for years to come. KTC also claims that its metal bezel design will help trick you into thinking it doesn't exist, blending in with the TV to create a better experience.
Without a release date, better images or price given, you can keep up with what KTC has to offer on the official website.
In addition to its Minibeam Series, LG has recently issues a press release outlining the new Minibeam Nano model, serving as a testimony to seven years leading the global LED projector charge.
Weighing in at a miniscule 270 grams, this projector contains a wireless mirroring function which enables tablet or smartphone connectivity, complete with a 3,800mAh battery located within which provides two hours of stand-alone operation.
Also allowing playback through a USB port, this projector further provides wireless connections through Wi-Fi through a 30,000 hour rated lamp.
LG has been killing it in the display business this year, with the incredible 34-inch ultrawide curved monitor (with our review on the 34UC97 available here) but now the company has unveiled a new 27-inch 4K-capable monitor in the 27MU67.
The new monitor features an IPS panel for the best color clarity and viewing angles, with its 26.3-inch panel featuring a 3840x2160 resolution. The 4K monitor features a 60Hz refresh rate with support for AMD FreeSync, which eliminates screen tearing and stuttering. It's also one of the fastest monitors available, with its Dynamic Action Sync (DAS) mode taking down input lag to just 9.7ms. The full specifications are available below:
- Resolution: Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Mega)
- Response Time: 5ms (GTG)
- Brightness: 300 nits
- Color Gamut: 99 percent of Adobe sRGB color space
- Color Depth: 10bit (8bit + A-FRC)
- Display: IPS Display (Viewing angle: 178/178)
Launched in China yesterday as a partnership between MMD (Philips monitors) and QD Vision, the world's first quantum dot monitor has been born.
This 27" Philips Full HD monitor is called the 276E6ADS and boasts 99% Adobe RGB color, thus being marketed for gamers, photography and design enthusiasts alike.
On display at a booth number 1025 at SID Display Week, the Color IQ quantum dot design sets out to produce a high quality display "at a price of mainstream desktop monitors" as pointed out in a recent press release.
ViewSonic's new professional Ultra UHD 4K Monitor boasts a 3840 x 2160 resolution on a SuperClear IPS display complete with 100% sRGB color coverage, 10-bit color, bit-bit processing, 3D LUT and Delta E