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Displays today on our phones and computers are ridged devices that would break readily before they would bend. The ridged display has a lot to do with how small a particular device can be made.
Sony has unveiled its latest creation today that is a flexible OLED display that can be rolled to a diameter of only 4mm while showing moving pictures. The breakthrough was made possible by using a new organic semiconductor called PXX that is easier to build with.
Canon has been developing SED or surface-conduction electron-emitter displays for years with the goal of bringing the screens to the home theater market on TVs. The company has had a hard time with the project facing numerous delays and cost overruns.
The prices on LCD and plasma screens also dropped significantly leaving SED tech at a much higher price point. Canon has officially folded when it comes to bringing SEDs to the home market. The company will continue to develop SED screens for some markets though.
Samsung has been working on all manner of screens and LCD tech for a long time. The company is one of the world's largest producers or LCD panels and those panels make their way into many other brands of TVs and computers.
Samsung has unveiled the world's largest transparen't AMOLED screen. The screen is 19-inches and you can see through the image and the screen to what is behind it.
ASUS held a smaller press conference than usual earlier today in Taipei that it used to launch a whole range of different monitors. Two that particularly interested us were the VG236H and PG276.
Both are 120Hz monitors and that means 3D support.
When it comes to showing off all those digital photos you take you can put them into a digital photo frame at home for viewing or you can send them to your small smartphone for mobile viewing. Digital Foci has an alternative to showing photos on the go called the Photo Book.
The device is now available in white color and has an 8-inch TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 800 x 600. The device has 4GB of internal storage and has a memory card reader covering major formats like CF, SD, SDHC, MS Pro, and more.
The device supports JPEG, RAW, BMP, TIFF, and GIF image formats and MP3, AAC, and WMA audio formats. Video in MJPEG, MPEG-1, and MPEG-4 SP is supported. The device is shipping this month for right under $190.
Mitsubishi has recently added a new 23-inch LCD under its Diamondcrysta WIDE series which is available in two versions; one which is all-glossy and the other non-glare.
The Diamondcrysta WIDE RDT232WX runs a native resolution of 1920x1080 with a response time of 3.8ms. It has a 1000:1 contract ratio (or 5000:1 dynamic), 300cd/m2 brightness rating, a couple 3W built-in speakers and connectivity for D-Sub, DVI and HDMI.
Both versions of the RDT232WX 23-inch monitors are first rolling out in Japan at the end of this month, with the shiny variant costing around $465 and the non-glossy $485.
HP has just rolled out a few new value positioned widescreen LCD monitors to market for the home/office user which include the 20-inch S2031, 21.5-inch S2231 and 23-inch S2331. The two larger panels run full-HD resolutions of 1920x1080 with a max brightless level of 300 cd/m2, whilst the little 20-inch sibling runs at up to 1600x900 - 250 cd/m2.
Consistent specs between these three new budget monitors include a 15000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 5ms response time and both DVI and D-Sub connectivity.
The little S2031 will set you back $150, whilst the S2231 and S2331 come in at $175 and $200, respectively.
ViewSonic squeeze another 22-inch (21.5-inch viewable) monitor into their line-up today, with this one boasting some very impressive power savings that makes it one of the 'greenest' LCDs ViewSonic has brought to market.
With a typical power consumption of just 26W, the VX2250wm-LED is said to provide up to 40% energy savings when compared to standard CCFL-backlit displays. In terms of specs, the monitor's native resolution is 1920x1080, it has a 5ms response time, brightness of 250 cd/m2, contrast ratio at 1,000:1, a pair of built in 2W speakers and connection for D-Sub and DVI.
The VX2250wm-LED can now be pre-ordered for $190 U.S. and shipments are said to start rolling out on May 26.
For further information, the press release can be located here.
Viewsonic have just complimented their range of LCDs with the introduction of their VX2739wm display, said to be the first 27" full HD monitor to market with a 1ms response time.
Along with the speedy response time, the monitor has a 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and ECO mode for energy savings of up to 35%. It includes connectivity options for HDMI, DVI and D-Sub and also has a built-in 4-port USB hub. There are speakers implemented as well which provide 'SRS Premium Sound'.
The VX2739wm is now commercially available pretty much everywhere (Newegg, Amazon etc.) for an MSRP of $349 U.S. with a three year limited warranty.
NEC has pulled the wraps of a new LCD for computer users that are perfect for the professional who needs excellent color reproduction. The new LCD is called the MultiSync PA271W and is set to ship this month.
The LCD has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and uses a 10-bit p-IPS panel with 14-bit programmable 3D lookup tables. The screen can show 1.07 billion colors out of a pallet of 4.3 trillion when using a 10-bit DisplayPort connection.
The screen will also be offered with SpectraViewII color calibration solution. The screen alone will cost $1399 and the screen with the color calibration system will sell for $1649.