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LG's display arm has just created a new division off-shoot, these engineers have been tasked with developing OLED panel technology and promoting this display more aggressively than previously seen. Most companies haven't yet put too much effort into OLED, LG being one of the select few are now jumping feet first into this technology.
LG's Chief Technology Officer Yeo Sang-Deog will be spearheading this advancement, his main task said to be to quadruple OLED panel production this month alone to help reduce the costing of OLED TVs to the consumers. Reports claim that pricing is one of the main issues stopping consumers going down the OLED route, seeing LCD TV's hit the market for half the price at around double the size. If you head into any big-brand technology store, expect to see 70-inch LCD's listed for as low was $1,300 when compared to the LG 55-inch OLED sitting at over $2,700.
ASUS has unveiled its new PB279Q monitor, which is a new 27-inch 4K display that offers an IPS panel for some beautiful color reproduction and image quality.
The ASUS PB279Q has a native resolution of 3840x2160, at either 30Hz or 60Hz depending on your display connectivity. 4K over HDMI will offer 30Hz, while DisplayPort will offer 4K at 60Hz. ASUS offers up 10-bit color, and 100% sRGB coverage which is better than Dell's IPS-based panels which offer 99% sRGB coverage.
We have MHL-based HDMI connectivity, with four HDMI ports on the monitor that are capable of displaying four 1080p feeds at once. There's no USB ports on the ASUS PB279Q, but we do have a 3.5mm headphone jack, and 3.5mm audio-in jack. The 4K monitor provides a fully adjustable stand which is capable of tilt, swivel and pivot, as well as being VESA compatible.
ASUS hasn't provided a price just yet, but we should expect it to arrive at around $799 or so.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
"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.