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New on the scene - Sceptre announce 27-inch LED monitor

A relatively new player to the major monitor market, Sceptre has announced the features and availability of their E275W-1920 Full HD 1080P monitor. Thanks to a press release delivered to us by Max Borges Agency, we've got the full information for you.

 

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Although claiming them as rather new, Sceptre has actually been around since 1984 - providing the market with LCD and LED monitors. However, they've been recently seen pushing themselves harder into the market.

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Dell's 28-inch 4K monitor just $299 during Cyber Monday sales

Dell had quite the deal for Cyber Monday, offering its P2815Q monitor for just $299.99. The 28-inch 4K display is normally $449.99, so Dell was knocking off a considerable 40% for the sale.

 

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While it might sound like an amazing deal, remember that this is a 30Hz panel, and not a 60Hz panel that you'd want for gaming or photo/video editing, as it's also a TN-based display. On the upside, the Dell P2815Q does offer pivot, tilt, swivel, and cable management options, as well as being height adjustable.

 

On the display connectivity side of things, Dell has DisplayPort mini Display Port, HDMI (MHL), DisplayPort out (MST), USB Upstream and four USB 3.0 ports.

3DHead CEO's exclusive interview rebutting Reddit user claims

Just yesterday we published an article on 3DHead's apparent disappearance from the market, after promising to provide an "Oculus Killer" as mentioned through their wacky marketing video.

 

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In updated news, billionaire founder and CEO Alki David has provided us with an exclusive statement and interview regarding the topic - rebutting claims and providing his own evidence against Reddit user crazy_goat's findings and theories published on the 25th of November.

 

David first mentioned the claims made regarding his 'FilmOn X' company, set to provide streamed broadcast TV to subscribers mobile phones, stating: "I've attached an article from Litigation daily that reviews the position of FilmOn X in the USA. Please note that FilmOn X is the company that was called Aereokiller not FilmOn TV.

 

I hope this helps clear up some misunderstandings." If anyone wishes to view this document, we've uploaded it to Google Drive.

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4K TV shipments soar as Black Friday shopping approaches

The 4K TV market is finally expanding rapidly as we enter the holiday shopping season. The total sales figures for retail 4K TV's year-to-date weighs in at 6.4 million units, but over 3 million of those TV's shipped in the last quarter alone. Retailers are obviously stocking up for huge Black Friday sales, and the continued price reductions for ultra-high definition TV's are obviously fueling the healthy sales figures.

 

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Surprisingly, China has led demand and has consumed 60% of the shipments thus far. Samsung occupies the leadership position, but low-cost panels from relatively unknown manufactures, such as Hisense and Changchong, are creating more competition in this space. Plasma TV's aren't faring as well, and several companies have ceased manufacturing them entirely. The overall TV market has been somewhat sluggish and only grew at a 4% rate last year. The growth is fed largely by 1080p LCD panels, but most consumers have already upgraded to 1080p at this point, and the catalyst for future growth will likely be yet another transition period as we move to 4K televisions.

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VR device 3DHead has evaporated - has no ties to Oculus

Voted in my personal top five worst advertisements of all time, the 3DHEAD was seen popping up around the internet in recent times - consistently claiming to be much better than what Oculus had to offer, the title even including the words "Oculus killer". Featuring amazing specification as a 2K resolution, the ability to use it in conjunction with controllers on your PC and the ability to make your voice one of the most annoying things on the planet - what's not to love?

 

 

Thanks to a Reddit thread made by 'crazy_goat', we've come to the knowledge that 3DHEAD has just randomly disappeared off the internet. This post contains information including the disappearance from the internet and following the apparently crazy original investor - Alki David.

 

How crazy could he be? Billionaires often make silly technology investments without knowing the full information, surely! Alongside David offering millions of dollars to Chris Brown and Drake to fight in a boxing match, he also once tried to convince news outlets that he had aired the first assisted suicide live on the internet as publicity for his website.

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Kobo Aura H20 eReader announced - Waterproof in design

Said to be the first eReader on this planet to be resistant to water and dust, it seems that Kobo's new Aura H20 is perfectly suited to a day in the Sahara Desert or at your local beach.

 

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Set for release in February 2015, Kobo's new product offering is IP67 certified - meaning that it's resistant to water and dust. We haven't come across a release price for this product as of yet, but you should expect it to be announced by the new year ahead of it's launch into the market.

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Acer to join ASUS with a 2560x1440, 144Hz G-SYNC capable monitor

Acer and ASUS have been the two big manufacturers standing behind NVIDIA's G-SYNC refresh rate technology, with Acer and its 4K 60Hz G-SYNC monitor, and ASUS and its 1440p 144Hz G-SYNC monitor, but according to new reports, Acer is preparing its own 2560x1440, or QHD 144Hz G-SYNC gaming monitor.

 

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The QHD monitor would use the same AU Optronics 'M270Q002' panel that is baked into the ASUS ROG Swift, which means it'll bring along most of its features, too. So we should see Ultra-Low Motion Blur (ULMB), 8-bit color with 16.7 million colors, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 350 nits of brightness, 170/160-degree viewing angles, and W-LED backlighting. Acer will provide its 'Eye Care' technology, which uses flicker free light, being better on your eyes.

 

We should see Acer unveil the monitor at CES 2015 in January I'd say, with a release schedule of Q1 2015.

Acer launches 32-inch UHD B326HK monitor, sporting $999 price tag

Acer has launched the 32-inch ultra-high-definition B326HK monitor, aimed at both consumers and business workers. The IPS display has 178 degrees of horizontal and vertical viewing, with connectivity via DVI, HDMI with MHL charging, mini DP, USB 3.0 and DisplayPort. The screen supports a 3840x2160 UHD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, and 6ms response time, Acer says.

 

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"Our newest 4K display available in an ergonomic 32-inch model was built for those who want to view games, movies, videos and other graphic intensive content on a big screen," said Ronald Lau, Acer America senior business manager of peripherals. "The UHD resolution delivers incredibly vibrant images with very sharp detail and an adjustable stand makes viewing as comfortable as possible."

 

The Acer B326HK display is available now with a $999.99 MSRP price tag.

An analysis: Dell's 24 and 27-inch 4K monitors hit the market

Dell has launched their latest 4K monitor offerings to the global market, coming in the form of a 23.8-inch P2415Q and a 27-inch P2715Q supported by IPS and TN panels and priced at $599.99 and $699.99 respectively.

 

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As reports claim, besides these two monitors being of different measurements, they're practically the same units. Alongside them both including 99% of the sRGB wide color gamut, they're apparently not using true 10-bit panel technology. Dell have gotten around this by enhancing 8-bit panels instead, enabling them to reach 10.7 billion colors of display.

 

Both monitors support 60Hz functionality, as opposed to previous dell offerings at a 'cinematic' 30Hz. They also feature a large viewing angle of 178-degrees and a 1000: 1 dynamic ratio supported by a 'fast' 6ms response time. Slight differences come with the 24-inch model providing an 8ms response, on average, alongside its big brother giving the user a 9ms response time most of the time. There's no doubting that these monitors look gorgeous and it's interesting that they don't have true 10-bit displays integrated. One question we have to ask is, when will we be seeing 120Hz and 144Hz integrated into the massive 4K resolution as a standard practice with these high profile releases?

AMD announces Samsung as a major partner of its FreeSync technology

We've been enjoying NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology for a while now, but AMD is about to join them with their own spin on the refresh rate magic; FreeSync. At the Future of Compute Event, AMD announced it had partnered up with Samsung on a slew of FreeSync-powered displays, which will hit the market in March 2015.

 

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Samsung will release the UD590 in both 23.6-inch and 28-inch models, while there'll be a UE850 available in 23.6-inch, 27-inch and 31.5-inch models. Eventually, FreeSync will spill over onto Samsung's Ultra HD range of monitors, too. Vice President of Samsung Electronics Southeast Asia Headquarters, Joe Chan, said: "We are very pleased to adopt AMD FreeSync technology to our 2015 Samsung Electronics Visual Display division's UHD monitor roadmap, which fully supports open standards. With this technology, we believe users including gamers will be able to enjoy their videos and games to be played with smoother frame display without stuttering or tearing on their monitors".

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