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Monitor manufacturers are changing things up by not only offering more IPS panels, but changing up the screen sizes between 21 and 25-inch. Dell launched a 24-inch UltraSharp monitor a few weeks ago based on an IPS panel and with a few trade-offs were able to get the price down considerably when compared to the U2410 which is aimed at the professional market. Mitsubishi, AOC and Viewsonic are already offering or at least, expected to offer 23-inch IPS-based panels this year.
Why the explosion of interest in IPS panels? You can thank the demand of the iPad 2 and the promise of wide viewing angels. Compared to monitors using twisted nematic (TN) panels, IPS panels are about $35 more expensive to make and that number escalates when the screen size goes up. Monitors using IPS panels are also feature-packed, usually including USB hubs, extra video inputs and so on, which also drives the price up.
I think it's a great move, IPS panels are gorgeous and if we can see a mix of 120Hz/3D-capable IPS panels in the near future, well count me in as excited.
Almost 8 months since its introduction at CES, ViewSonic is finally preparing its V3D245 3D Vision-ready 23.6-inch for the market with it hitting North American shelves mid to late this month.
The monitor while being a 120Hz, 3D capable panel bundled with a pair of active shutter glasses, does depend on NVIDIA's 3D Vision experience with its built-in wireless emitter, meaning you'll of course need to be using an NVIDIA based graphics card.
The rest of the monitors specs is much of a standard fare with a native resolution of 1920x1080, dynamic contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1, 2ms response and 2W SRS Premium Sound speakers.
ViewSonic has tacked on a $499 USD price tag for the V3D245, which is backed by a 3 year warranty. Refer to the source link below for the official announcement.
Dell has just added another 24-inch monitor to its lineup for the business and enterprise market. The new UltraSharp U2412M uses an IPS panel with LED backlighting and viewing angles of 178/178 degrees. Its native resolution is 1920x1080 and it has a 1000:1 constrast ratio (2,000,000:1 DCR), 8ms (GTG) response time and typical brightness of 300 cd/m2.
Inputs wise, it has single D-Sub, DVI and DisplayPorts along with a built-in 4-port USB 2.0 hub. Its stand allows for tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments. Dell's UltraSharp U2412M comes with a three-year warranty with the option to extend to 4 or 5 years. The monitor will set you back $399 USD.
MacRumors have picked up on a number of non-posted images from Apple.com, showing Apple having a $999 display. In the pics, the display has a new part number (which is in the URL), and a newer background to match the default wallpaper of Mac OS X Lion which is being released next week. What makes this interesting is the below pic which shows two of the newer displays, with one plugged into the other.
Maybe Apple are allowing mirrored or extended displays through USB, but most likely this is Thunderbolt-powered and it's down with the latest-generation iMacs which share many design similarities with the LED cinema display. If Apple wants to push Thunderbolt, this would definitely be the way to go about it. On something like a MacBook Pro, using the Thunderbolt port just to power a monitor would use up the port, but daisy-chaining them like this would allow a user to use the Thunderbolt I/O on the MBP, then daisy-chain something directly into the Cinema Display.
Thunderbolt is capable of daisy chaining up to seven Thunderbolt-equipped devices together, whilst retaining full speed across ever single one of them, this is thanks to the existing DisplayPort and PCI-Express data protocols to open up what you can do with a single port into multiple uses and at high speeds.
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With a vision toward what is inevitably the future in 3D viewing, LG has managed to bring it closer to reality here and now with the launch of its new D2000 panel today.
The inevitable future for 3D? Glasses-free of course, and that is what the D2000 is all about. This 20-inch monitor boasts glasses-free parallax barrier 3D technology in conjunction with the world's first eye-tracking feature that maintains an optimal 3D image from multiple viewing angles.
Unlike other existing glasses-free 3D technologies, LG's D2000 allows much more freedom in terms of not having to be positioned within a tightly restricted angle and distance for the effect to work properly.
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Eizo have unveiled their latest beast of a monitor, the 36-inch DuraVision FHD3601. The FHD3601 spots a native resolution of, wait for it, 4096x2160. The monitor is LED-backlit, features a 10-bit panel supporting 1074.74 million colors, 700cd/m2 brightness and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. The viewing angle is 176 degrees which suggests that Eizo are using a Sharp ASV panel.
The DuraVision FHD3601 includes all the advanced technology Eizo has been developing for the past few years, inclusive of their human presence sensor and the Digital Uniformity Corrector (DUE) that ensures perfect light homogeneity. Eizo plan to launch this puppy in Japan on September 7, 2011 at a price of 2.88 million Yen, or approx US$36,000. Eizo hope the FHD3601 appeals to example flight control centers, oh and me.