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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
Computex 2015 - Looking like either plumbing or a robot in disguise, this triple monitor arm by Rosewill is a sight to behold.
Named the RMS-TDM02BL and RMS-TDM025L, these two slightly different products both support up to three 26" LCD monitors with a VESA compliant brackets measuring 75 x 75mm and 100 x 100mm alongside the option to tilt your panel 45 degrees up and down.
Computex 2015 - If you're not looking to head down the flagship gaming path with the new ASUS 34" curved monitor, ASUS has plenty of other options on display this year in Taipei, Taiwan.
First up is the MG279Q, a 144Hz IPS Panel Plus with AMD FreeSync Technology and targeted at gamers who will enjoy the superior refresh rate. This is matched alongside the TechniColor-certified vibrant panel with a 100% sRGB rating and the 100% Adobe RGB monitor with ProArt Calibration for graphical designers and more. The last cab off the rank in the normal monitor range is the Designo - a 27-inch 4K frameless panel, a stunning addition indeed.
These 4K monitors help round out the 27-32" offerings by ASUS, with the PA329Q ProArt running at 2840x2160 resolution offering a viewing angle of 128 degrees and some impressive input/output port specifications including DisplayPort 1.2, mini-DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, two HDMI 1.4 and four USB 3.0 ports.
Computex 2015 - If curved technology has got your eye, we've been lucky enough to get a quick glimpse at the new 34" curved g-sync monitor from ASUS.
Boasting a 3440x1440 In-Plane Switching panel and ASUS' GamePlus on screen timer and crosshair, this beauty will be ASUS' new flagship screen coming into the near future.
ASUS also claims this monitor has a "turbo key" but unfortunately there's no information as to exactly what this is yet, all we can think about is the picture below when turbo is mentioned.