Displays & Projectors News - Page 1
MSI has launched a brand-new (and sizeable) ultrawide gaming monitor for the low price of $360 (via Amazon) as part of the current Black Friday Deals. The new 40-inch MSI MAG401QR ultrawide gaming display features a large, flat IPS panel with a UWQHD resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels and a 155Hz refresh rate with a low 1ms response time.
With most 21:9 ultrawide displays featuring 34-inch panels, it's good to see a larger, more affordable option like this. Especially one that still falls under MSI's "Esports Gaming" line-up thanks to its specs. On a side note, I'd love to see more 40-inch ultrawide models hit the market, with 3440 x 1440 and 3820 x 1600 pixel options.
Back to the new 40-inch MSI MAG401QR, color accuracy is great for the price, too, with 90% Adobe RGB, 94% DCI-P3, and 118% sRGB. There's also DisplayHDR 400 certification to crank up the cinematic visuals and some eye-care features like anti-flicker and blue light reduction modes. Plus, the IPS panel offers a wide 178-degree viewing angle and Adaptive Sync support.
OLED displays for 4K TVs and PC gaming monitors are some of the best options for image quality and responsiveness - to the point where no other panel technology comes close. OLED technology, which uses organic material that degrades over time, is prone to that one thing people worry about when shelling out for the latest and greatest display tech - burn-in.
Burn-in is effectively permanent image retention that can destroy immersion when viewing content or playing games. Even though the headline to this article might sound like it's still a major problem for OLED displays and that you should look at alternatives, the extensive testing carried out by the display gurus over at RTINGS.com - is mostly good news for how far OLED technology has come.
There's evidence of burn-in and temporary image retention, but standard LCD panels fared worse with "severe uniformity issues." Still, we're talking about an intense, over-the-top test that displayed a graphic and logo-heavy CNN image on each OLED display at maximum brightness. Then, it was left on for 6,000 hours or over 4 years of real-world usage.
REDMAGIC might be a brand you haven't heard of before, but they're part of Nubia -- a Chinese smartphone manufacturer -- the gaming side of the company has just introduced their first gaming display with a 4K 160Hz Mini-LED panel wth 5088 light zones.
The new REDMAGIC gaming monitor arrives in a 27-inch 4K 160Hz package, with multiple Mini-LED partitions for the backlighting mechanism to see optimal display output. The native 4K resolution on a 27-inch is too small, in my opinion, whereas a 32-inch 4K panel would've been better, but the 160Hz refresh on a Mini-LED is still going to be very, very nice for PC gamers.
With up to 2200 nits peak brightness, you're going to be straining your eyes in a dark environment inside of a game, and something bright happening on the screen like an explosion. Awesome. There's also support on the REDMAGIC 4K 160Hz Mini-LED gaming monitor for 99% of the Adobe DCI-P3 color gamut and HDR1400 certification.
With more than a decade of experience in developing high quality gaming displays TITAN ARMY has introduced to the world three new products worth considering if you are looking to upgrade your gaming monitor.
The gaming display market has plenty of options for gamers to choose from and now three more displays have been added to the mix. Introducing TITAN ARMY's P27A2R, a 27-inch gaming monitor, the N32SQ Plus, a 32-inch curved gaming monitor, and the P24H2P, a 24-inch gaming monitor. So, what are the differences between these displays, and which should you choose if you were to purchase one? Let's dive into it!
We will start with the P27A2R. As previously stated this particular model is a 27-inch display and it sports a Fast IPS panel with a resolution of 2560x1440. Additionally, the P27A2R can produce 16.7 million colors with 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. What else? A beefy 180Hz refresh rate with a 1ms GTG response time with Adaptive Sync technology. Other specifications worth mentioning include; VESA mount support (75x75mm), along with a 6-month replacement and 3-year warranty.
LG is no stranger to the gaming monitor market, and in some cases, the company leads the pack of brands with high-quality display technology and gorgeous visuals.
Now, LG has sounded off on two new gaming monitors to add to its line-up of UltraGear displays. Introducing two new 45-inch ultrawide gaming displays, the 45GR65DC and the 45GR75DC. So, what are the differences? Technically, not much at all - albeit the changes are small, they are worth mentioning. Essentially, everything between these monitors is the same except for the inclusion of USB-C with 90W power delivery in the 45GR75DC.
Both of these monitors feature the following specifications; a resolution of 5120 x 1440, a 1500R curvature, VA panel, and support for 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. Additionally, each display comes with support for VESA mounting, DisplayHDR 600, VESA Adaptive Sync technology, AMD FreeSync Premium, 1ms response time, and a 200Hz refresh rate. As for connectivity, both displays come with 1x DisplayPort 1.4 port, two HDMI 2.1 ports, and one USB-B 3.0 upstream port, and two downstream ports. Additionally, there is also the inclusion of a 3.5mm headphone jack.
LG has introduced a pair of new displays in its popular LG UltraGear gaming monitor lineup: the 45-inch LG UltraGear GR75DC (USD 899) and the 45-inch LG UltraGear GR65DC (USD 799). The Dual QHD resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels effectively means you're getting two 27-inch 1440p monitors in one, with the bonus of PBP (picture by picture) and PIP (picture in picture) modes for multiple devices.
UltraWide displays have become super popular in the PC gaming space in recent years, and the latest trend looks to be expanding the display real estate for added immersion. The 32:9 aspect ratio of these new displays is noticeably wider than the 21:9 aspect ratio of most Ultrawide monitors.
As for the technology, the only difference between the two variants is that one has a USB-C device and display port with up to 90W power delivery, and the other doesn't. Both feature curved VA panels with a 200 Hz refresh rate, 1ms GtG response times, and FreeSync Premium Pro adaptive sync support.
The introduction of Smart TVs revolutionized the home entertainment market. With no external devices required, you've got near-instant access to movies, music, and other forms of media. In recent years, Smart TVs have evolved to the point where some models (from LG and Samsung) offer cloud gaming too - with access to platforms like Xbox and GeForce NOW.
The computer display is a different beast. You must hook up to a PC or laptop to transform it from an oversized paperweight to a practical productivity and entertainment tool. The new LG SMART Monitor line-up includes 31.5-inch and 27-inch (32SR50F and 27SR50F) models that take a page from the Smart TV playbook to offer a PC-free experience.
Using LG's webOS 23 platform, the idea is to offer remote access to productivity apps like Microsoft 365, Google Calendar, and video conferencing via the LG Home Office platform and the usual entertainment and music streaming services.
We already heard about MSI's new family of QD-OLED gaming monitors over a month ago now, with MSI announcing some of those monitors in question before their launch on January 6, 2024.
MSI's new models of gaming monitors all have the latest generation of QD-OLED panels, with the company making new monitors in both curved and flat models. The company claims to have done "extensive research and design" to make sure gamers are getting precise pixel lighting control and true black scenes, image quality... tick. QD-OLED is a huge, huge leap over TN and IPS... I'm an OLED addict.
MSI's new QD-OLED gaming monitors are getting some other tweaks, with MSI updating its OLED Care 2.0 technology, enhancing screen protection optimization to reduce the risk of possible OLED panel damage after countless hours of use. MSI uses a passive, fan-less design thanks to graphene's fantastic thermal conductivity, which allows for efficient and silent heat dissipation meaning that MSI's new QD-OLED gaming monitors will have longer lifespans without damage to the panel.
The massive Sphere located in Las Vegas has transformed itself into a gigantic jack-o-lantern in celebration of Halloween.
The $2.3 billion joint project between Sphere Entertainment and Madison Square Garden spawned a 366-foot tall by 516-foot-wide Sphere that is now the largest LED display in the world. The exterior of the Sphere spans 580,000 square feet and is a display that's made up of 1.2 million "pucks" that are capable of producing 256 million different colors. The Sphere was first turned on back in July and has since gone viral for the many different appearances it has taken on, such as planets, emojis, the American flag, and more.
As for the interior, The Sphere features a 160,000-square-foot LED display that completely engulfs an attendee's field of view. Seating The Sphere has 17,600 seats and a state-of-the-art audio system that includes more than 164,000 speakers. The Sphere was designed to fix the audio problem in the stadium where people at the back of the venue are unable to clearly hear the performer on stage. Everywhere within the stadium is crystal clear audio.
Cooler Master is expanding its display lineup with two new additions aimed squarely at gamers and content creators. Targeting the sweet-spot 1440p (QHD 2560x1440) resolution and 27-inch screen size, the Cooler Tempest Master GP2711 and Cooler Master GP2711S offer some tasty specs and features. Did anyone say HDR1000?
The Cooler Master Tempest GP2711 is the premium option of the two, and it ships with a Quantum Dot Mini LED VA panel technology that is super bright - with a typical 600 nits for SDR and HDR peak brightness of 1500 nits for HDR1000 compatibility. Yeah, impressive. For those who have experienced true HDR1000, it's why people go nuts over the technology.
In addition to this, the panel features 576 lighting zones, a 3000:1 contrast ratio for deep blacks, a 165 Hz refresh rate, and excellent color accuracy, with DCI-P3 sitting at 95%. According to Cooler Master, it's the perfect monitor for gaming, work, or content creation.