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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.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Staples - 21.5" Widescreen eMachines E211H BB 1080p LCD Monitor for $119.98 with FREE Next Business Day Delivery!.
Offer: $119.98 buys you this 21.5" LCD monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 50,000:1 dynamic contrast, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 5ms response, VGA input, and a 1 year warranty. FREE next business day delivery is good on this purchase too, if available in your local area, otherwise ground shipping is FREE.
In our most recent poll, we asked our readers how many monitors they you use with their main computer. We have had almost 2,000 people vote on the poll and the numbers are in for us to go over and examine.
Among TweakTown readers and without too many surprises here, 57% use one monitor with their main computer setup. 32% use two monitors.
With the introduction of multi-screen gaming, we thought the following numbers would have been a little higher, but we can see that just 7% of our readers use three monitors and only 1% use four. We have some readers with certain monitor fetishes and 3% of them use five monitors or more!
For the actual numbers, go here.
In our latest poll, we want to know, What do you think of our new design refresh? Let us know! Please go here to vote!
I am a fan of home theater gear and gaming on a big screen. I would like to have a projector in the living room to get a really big picture, but the room isn't big enough. If you have a big room and want, a big picture Sanyo has introduced a new projector that might be perfect for you.
The projector is the PLV-Z4000 and it will ship in late May for $2495. For that much money, you get a projector with 3LCD tech supporting a 120Hz refresh rate. The contrast ratio is 65,000:1 for deep blacks.
The projector has 1200 ANSI lumens of brightness and supports 1080p 24 fps technology. Connectivity includes two HDMI 1.3b ports, component, D-Sub, and composite.
Rumors have been circulating this week that claim the next generation iPad will sport an OLED screen. Those rumors are hard to believe considering the price of the screens today. LG Display announced today that it would be expanding its OLED making capacity.
Interestingly LG Display is a provider for screens to Apple. LG Display will be investing $225.7 million to triple its OLED capacity.
This dovetails nicely with the Apple rumors. Higher capacity should mean lower prices assuming yields are decent. LG Display also plans to have a 30-inch OLED screen by the middle of 2011.
Today we hooked up with the Taiwan PR people for Qualcomm in Taipei City and got a look an upcoming prototype device from Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, that uses its impressive direct-view MEMS display mirasol display technology for mobile devices.
Qualcomm says that the technology inspiration is learned from natures own butterfly wings. They say that, "the complex structure on butterfly winds can reflect light so that specific wavelengths interfere with each other to generate the purest and most vibrant color in the natural world." This is set to be the basic description of Qualcomm's mirasol display and the further you get into it and learn about it, the more interesting it becomes.
Luckily we had Nicole Scott on hand from Netbook News on hand to assist us as she attended a press briefing yesterday about the display that I was unable to attend. She gives us a close up look at the small prototype, which we were lucky enough to get our hands-on earlier today to see just how the technology works. Watch the video above!
I hear that Nicole is going to be writing up a technical brief on the technology next week, so stay tuned to Netbook News for that piece.
NEC has been unveiling lots of new displays for computers lately that are focused on saving energy for users. The company also has a full line of giant displays that are aimed at corporate and business use.
The latest in the line of big screen enterprise displays is the NEC P521. This screen measures 52-inches and has a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution. The contrast ratio is 2000:1 and the brightness is 700 cd/m2.
The display has tons of connectivity featuring Ethernet, DisplayPort, DVI-D, HDMI, component, composite, and lots more. It also has an integrated IP tuner and a QAM tuner in some models. An integrated scheduler allows the screen to turn it off when not needed. The display will ship this month for $2,999.