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Apple's new $5000 monitor can ONLY be cleaned with Apple's own cloth

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: 1 day, 11 hours ago

If you've just dumped over $50,000 into Apple's new Mac Pro then you will want to grab these $400 wheels for it, and then you'll want to purchase the new Pro Display XDR that costs $5000 on its own -- oh, and the $1000 stand, too.


But did you know that Apple says that you can only use their included cloth to clean the Pro Display XDR, since it has high-end nano-texture glass that must be cleaned by Apple's magical cloth. Apple warns users that they should not be using anything else to clean their Pro Display XDR monitor, but what happens if you lose the included cloth?

Well, that's a mystery... as you can't buy replacement cloths right now so if you lose it you need to call Apple to get a replacement cleaning cloth sent to you. Apple hasn't said how much this cloth will cost, but if the full-specced Mac Pro costs $50,000+ and the wheels are $400 and display is $5000, then the cloth has to be something like $100, right?

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AOC releases AGON G493UCX: 49-inch monitor: 5120 x 1440 at 120Hz

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: 4 days, 10 hours ago

AOC has just unveiled its gigantic new AGON G493UCX gaming monitor, coming in as a huge 49-inch Super Ultra Wide monitor with a massive native resolution of 5120 x 1440.


The new AOC AGON G493UCX packs a VA panel and boasts the native 5120 x 1440 resolution with a super-smooth 120Hz refresh rate, it also includes DisplayPort 400 support. It won't matter which GPU you're using, as AOC is including AMD FreeSync technology and G-Sync compatibility with the new AGON G493UCX monitor.

AOC squeezes in 2 x DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, 2 x HDMI 2.0 connectors, 1 x USB Type-C, 3 x USB ports, 1 x audio output, and 2 x built-in 5W speakers. There's no pricing on the AOC AGON G493UCX at the time of writing -- and that's what I'll be waiting for. It shouldn't have flagship ASUS pricing, but with a huge 49-inch panel at 5120 x 1440 @ 120Hz isn't not going to be cheap, either.

Acer Predator 43-inch 4K 144Hz display now shipping for $1499

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Nov 11, 2019 @ 20:25 CST

Acer has just joined the Large Format Gaming Display (LFGD) game with its new Predator CG437K P available in the US for $1499.


The new Acer Predator CG437K P is a larger-than-life 43-inch monitor with a native 4K resolution, so we're looking at 3840 x 2160, with a super-fast 144Hz refresh rate. Acer is also providing DisplayHDR 1000 certification on its VA panel, with the native 120Hz refresh overclockable to 144Hz.

Acer supports both NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync/Adaptive Sync with the Predator CG437K P, with G-SYNC supported over the DisplayPort cable while Adaptive Sync/FreeSync is offered over the HDMI connection if you want to plug in an Xbox One console.

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LG OLED TVs will get their NVIDIA G-Sync upgrade starting this week

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Nov 1, 2019 @ 20:39 CDT

LG promised NVIDIA G-Sync support to its line of OLED TVs not too long ago, and the time has finally come. LG will begin pushing out firmware updates to certain TVs in its range, starting with this year's E9, C9, and B9 models, enabling G-Sync goodness.


If you're an LG OLED TV owner of the E9 range (55/65 inches), the C9 range (55/65/77 inches) or the B9 models (55/65 inches) then you will get your firmware updates starting in the coming days. You'll need to be in the US for the first wave of firmware updates, but then the full roll out begins in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East before 2019 wraps up.

LG has also promised that the new firmware will also reduce flicker, tearing, and stuttering when gaming on your OLED TV with your PC. LG's new G-Sync firmware for its OLED TVs is limited to just the GeForce RTX and GTX 16 series graphics cards.

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AOC's new AG273QX: 27-inch 1440p 165Hz gaming monitor with FreeSync 2

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Oct 23, 2019 @ 20:08 CDT

AOC has just unveiled its latest AG273QX flat panel (no curve) gaming monitor, with a 27-inch VA panel rocking a native 2560 x 1440 at 165Hz with FreeSync 2 on top.


AOC has a 1ms response time on the new monitor, which is nothing really new these days -- but the 1440p 165Hz FreeSync 2 is something worth talking about. The new AOC AG273QX gaming monitor has AMD FreeSync 2, which delivers HDR 400 support.

The inclusion of FreeSync 2 means that we have low-latency HDR tone mapping and LFC (Low Framerate Compensation). The frameless design is another nice touch, as you could have 3 of these side-by-side for some triple-monitor gaming fun.

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Xiaomi unveils 34-inch UltraWide gaming monitor

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Oct 19, 2019 @ 20:48 CDT

Xiaomi has just stepped into the gaming monitor market with its new Mi Surface Display, a new 34-inch UltraWide gaming monitor with native 3440x1440 resolution and 144Hz refresh rate.


The Chinese giant has unveiled not just one but two new Mi Surface Displays with the 34-inch model joined by a 24-inch 1080p model. The larger 21:9 UltraWide monitor has a 1500R curvature, with its 144Hz refresh rate smoothed out even more with AMD FreeSync and 4ms (GtG) response time.

Xiaomi is using super-thin bezels on its 34-inch UltraWide gaming display, with around 2mm bezels used and a stand that is has height adjustment and tilt abilities. We should hopefully find both DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity, but Xiaomi is a little skinny on the details in that department, at least for now.

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OnePlus reveals its first TV, a new 55-inch Android-powered 4K TV

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Sep 27, 2019 @ 19:40 CDT

OnePlus is known for its smartphones but now the company has just unveiled its first TV -- the new 55 Q1 Pro, which is a 55-inch 4K HDR-capable QLED TV.


The new OnePlus 55 Q1 Pro features a VA panel with slim bezels, an 8-speaker module is found running along most of the TV and slides down from behind the display and sits just below it. A nice touch from OnePlus.

OnePlus's new TV is powered by Android which means you'll have access to a bunch of different apps and services directly on the 55 Q1 Pro, as well as a voice-capable remote that has a multi-direction button, and a shortcut to Amazon Prime Video.

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Sony's bus-sized 16K TV could cost up to $5.8 million

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Sep 14, 2019 @ 1:27 CDT

Sony teased it's gigantic bus-sized 16K TV earlier this year, and has now unleashed it to consumers -- uber-rich consumers, as it could cost millions of dollars.


LG has a cheaper 88-inch 8K OLED that 'only' costs $30,000 but if you really wanted to show off then you'll spend up to $5 million on Sony's gigantic, and superior 16K TV.

Sony is using Crystal LED technology that uses micro LED modules, each 16x8 inches at 360x360 resolution and 3 small LEDs per pixel. This allows for a very bright 1000 nits of brightness, 10 bit grayscale, superior color reproduction (140% of sRGB) and what Sony says is "spectacular" 3D.

Thanks to the modular tech, Sony can provide various sizes that span in 4 different sizes and resolutions:

  • 1080p - 18 modules at 8 feet wide
  • 4K - 72 modules at 16 feet wide
  • 8K - 288 modules at 18 feet wide
  • 16K - 576 modules at 63 feet wide (!!!)

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LG's huge 88-inch 8K OLED TV available now in the US for $30,000

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Sep 12, 2019 @ 21:47 CDT

LG has announced its larger-than-life (and most wallets) 88-inch 8K OLED and 75-inch 8K LED smart TVs are available in some US retailers priced at $29,999 and $4999, respectively.


The flagship OLED88Z9 is the largest OLED TV ever made coming in at a huge 88 inches, perfect for that 8K resolution -- it's a far cry from the smaller 75-inch 8K NanoCell TV, but those 13 inches are going to cost you another $25K. Remember the 88-inch is also a beautiful OLED panel while the 75-inch model is 'just' LED.

LG is reinforcing that it has a "true 8K" TV in that it has worked with the International Committee for Display Metrology (ICDM) to make sure its 8K TVs meet their strict minimum standards. I went into detail on that here, but a TL;DR version is that LG has a "true 8K" TV and its competitors do not.

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AORUS CV27Q Tactical Gaming Monitor: 1440p 165Hz G-Sync & FreeSync

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Sep 12, 2019 @ 19:42 CDT

GIGABYTE has just released its new AORUS CV27Q Tactical Gaming Monitor, if you couldn't already tell from the name its their new gaming display.


The new AORUS CV27Q features a 27-inch 1500R curved 8-bit VA panel offering 2560 x 1440 at 165Hz with a 1ms response time, with GIGABYTE adding that it covers 95% of the DCI-P3 color space.

One of the big bonuses here with the AORUS CV27Q Tactical Gaming Monitor is that you have AMD FreeSync HDR technology, but it is also NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible. This means you can have an NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Radeon series graphics card and still tap the adaptive refresh tech in the AORUS CV27Q.

GIGABYTE is including its own "secret sauce" in the new AORUS CV27Q in its Black Equalizer 2.0 technology, something that divides the screen into 1296 sub areas and equalizes each sub area individually. This means you'll get beautiful black areas, all without overexposing the bright areas.

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