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Samsung's new 27-inch curved 240Hz gaming monitor now out for $400

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: 3 days, 11 hours ago

Samsung unveiled two new gaming monitors today at Gamescom 2019 with the curved being the interesting Space Gaming Monitor, clamping to your desk without a stand... while the second is the CRG5 gaming monitor.




Samsung's new CRG5 gaming monitor is the latest in Samsung's family of Curved Gaming Monitors, with the CRG5 unveiled at E3 2019, it has a native 1080p resolution and super-fast 240Hz refresh rate. The fastest refresh rate you can get on a consumer gaming monitor right now.


The 27-inch Samsung CRG5 has 240Hz "RapidCurve" technology and a 1500R curvature, with the 240Hz refresh assisted through NVIDIA G-Sync. So if you match up the new CRG5 with a high-end GeForce RTX 20 series graphics card or even a GTX 16 series card if you're playing something like League of Legends, Overwatch, CS:GO, or Apex Legends at 240FPS.

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Samsung Space Gaming Monitor clamps to your desk, drops monitor stand

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: 3 days, 12 hours ago

Samsung unveiled a couple of new gaming monitors at Gamescom 2019, with the exciting new Samsung Space Gaming Monitor. Yeah, space gaming monitor.




The new Space Gaming Monitor does things a little differently, with Samsung using a built-in clamp that secures the monitor to the desk in place of the traditional monitor stand. What this allows is the Samsung Space Gaming Monitor to do is be clamped to your desk, and thanks to its nifty flexible hinge, it can be pushed to the back of the desk or right up front for those all-night gaming sessions.


The Samsung Space Gaming Monitor has a 32-inch panel with a native 2560x1440 resolution and slick 144Hz refresh rate, all backed up by AMD FreeSync technology.

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Alienware AW3420DW: 34-inch 3440x1440 at 120Hz with G-Sync for $1500

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: 3 days, 13 hours ago

Dell has just unveiled its latest flagship UltraWide gaming monitor, the new Alienware AW3420DW which builds on the foundation of its predecessor from 2017 -- right down to its 3440x1440 resolution, 120Hz refresh, and G-Sync tech.




But there are many areas where Dell has made some improvements in the new Alienware AW3420DW, first of which is the out-of-this-world design on the monitor. It looks like the just-announced Alienware Aurora R9 gaming PCs, something that would look truly awesome combined.


It's not just the design but the technology side of things is something Dell isn't shying away from, with the new Alienware AW3420DW packing higher display brightness, and an IPS-based panel with new Nano Color technology.

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Alienware's 55-inch 4K 120Hz OLED gaming TV: September 30 for $4000

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: 5 days, 2 hours ago

Alienware is finally unclassifying its 55-inch 4K 120Hz OLED gaming monitor, with a firm release date of September 30 and a price of $3999.99 -- not bad considering what you're getting.




The new Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor comes in as a large 55-inch TV with native 4K at 120hz with AMD FreeSync, it's backed up by a single DP 1.2 port, 3 x HDMI 2.0 ports, 4 x USB ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and SPDIF digital audio out.


The winner here is the use of an OLED panel, which at 55 inches, 4K and 120Hz... it's going to be nothing short of glorious. The only downer here is that it doesn't have HDR, but I'd rather have 55-inch 4K 120Hz and an OLED panel than HDR and a non-OLED display.

ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q: 43-inch 4K 120Hz launches this month

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Aug 4, 2019 @ 3:23 CDT

ASUS has one of the best gaming monitors launching soon, something that I fell head over heels in love with at Computex this year: the ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q.




The upcoming ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q is a huge 43-inch gaming monitor with a native 4K resolution, huge 120Hz refresh rate, and AMD FreeSync 2 HDR technology. Now that AMD's new Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 are here, ASUS will have you ready with its upcoming ROG Strix XG438Q.


ASUS' new ROG Strix XG438Q has AMD FreeSync 2 HDR support with a variable refresh range of 48FPS to 120FPS, as well as 3 x HDMI 2.0 inputs and a single DP 1.4 input. So no matter what you're plugging into the ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q, you'll be covered.

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LG's new UltraFine 5K monitor will now work with an iPad Pro

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jul 31, 2019 @ 21:34 CDT

LG teased and then pulled its UltraFine 5K display from the market over issues, but the newly-released and now-updated 5K monitor also includes a new feature: it'll work with the new iPad Pros thanks to their new USB-C output.




Apart from acting like a huge secondary display for your iPad Pro, the new LG UltraFine 5K monitor rocks its native 5120x2880 resolution and P3 wide color gamut. It has a single Thunderbolt 3 cable that will connect to your MacBook Pro, as well as three USB-C connections (each with 5Gbps) that will power various devices like smartphones.


The 27-inch 5K monitor has 500 nits of brightness, and with its native 5120x2880 resolution it has 77% more pixels than a 4K monitor. The difference between 4K and 5K and 4K and 8K (and even 5K and 8K) gets more and more incredible as you scale resolutions. 5K is perfect for content creators, especially thanks to its ease-of-use with a single Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C cable.

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AOC's new AGON gaming monitors have 0.5ms response time

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jul 4, 2019 @ 21:28 CDT

AOC has just unveiled two new high-end gaming monitors in their AGON gaming range of displayts, with the new AGON AG271FZ2 and AG251FZ2 both coming in as esports/enthusiast level 240Hz refresh rates.




The new 240Hz gaming displays also boast AMD FreeSync technology, and I think a never-before-seen 0.5ms response time. The AOC AGON AG251FZ2 is a 24.5-inch panel while the AG271FZ2 is a larger 27-inch monitor, both with lower native 1920x1080 resolutions. 1440p at 240Hz would've been much nicer, but much more expensive at the same time.


Both of the new AOC AGON 240Hz gaming displays include DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, and VGA inputs as well as built-in speakers, and 4 x USB 3.0 ports with a fast-charging port, too. AOC includes Lowblue Light Mode and Shadow Control. As for pricing, we're looking at the 24.5-inch version costing $330 while the larger 27-inch panel will cost $380.

ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ launched: 3840x1440 at 200Hz for $3400

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 20, 2019 @ 22:33 CDT

ASUS has just released what should be the best UltraWide gaming monitor ever with its ROG Swift PG35VQ monitor, a beasty 35-inch panel with a native 3840x1440 resolution and super-slick 200Hz refresh rate backed up by NVIDIA G-Sync HDR tech.




The previous-gen ASUS ROG Swift PG35Q rolled out with the same 3840x1440 resolution but with a 100Hz refresh rate, so the new ROG Swift PG35VQ speeding things up to a quite insane 200Hz (especially at this resolution) is huge. It has made the ROG Swift PG35VQ more expensive than current 4K 144Hz G-Sync displays, but you're getting that awesome 21:9 aspect gaming world opening up.


ASUS packs the ROG Swift PG35VQ with the 35-inch curved VA panel rocking out with a 4K-wide 3840x1440 resolution (up from the 3440x1440 on a 34-inch UltraWide) and all done using Quantum Dot technology. ASUS claims that it has "cinema-standard" DCI-P3 90% color gamut, too.

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Alienware 55-inch OLED 4K 120Hz gaming monitor taken by UFO

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 16, 2019 @ 5:34 CDT

Well, it's confirmed - Alex Jones was right, aliens exist and they have taken our government hostage. Under the dictatorship of President Putin controlling the entire elections they control the Trump administration. Trump personally signed an executive order today which classified the release of Alienware's hotly-anticipated 55-inch 4K OLED gaming monitor. Sorry, internet.




No seriously, news has just hit the internet that Alienware looks to have shelved the release of its 55-inch 4K OLED gaming monitor according to an Alienware executive that spoke with WCCFTech. During E3 2019 the site talked with an Alienware executive that said that the monitor was a "conceptual product" that might not be released, ever.


As someone who was personally so excited to grab a gigantic 55-inch 4K 120Hz OLED gaming monitor, and now Alienware has crushed my dreams. It would've felt like the perfect monitor of its kind and as a personal owner of a 27-inch 4K 144Hz, 32-inch 8K 60Hz, and 65-inch 4K 60Hz OLED owner... the Alienware 55-inch 4K 120Hz OLED gaming monitor would've been in a league of its own.


Especially between non-OLED gaming displays like NVIDIA's current and soon-to-be-much-more Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGDs) the news from E3 2019 and WCCFTech has me disappointed. If there was a sliver of good news from this its that the Alienware executive did say that if the product is declassified to be released we should see it again at CES 2020. I will be at the show and will confirm of its existence.

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MSI teases triple-monitor rig, and so much more at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 5, 2019 @ 9:05 CDT

Computex 2019 - MSI came out strong as it always does at Computex, with its reveal this year including the hyped GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z 10th anniversary edition graphics card. But there were triple-monitor rigs, awesome case mods, new gaming displays and so much more at the MSI booth.




MSI had quite the crown jewel in its behemoth spot in Nangang, with a huge triple-monitor 1440p 144Hz Optix rig. It looked pretty damn good in person, especially with the RGB lighting. I'd love to see 3 of these in my office under some testing, gave me the multi-monitor gaming vibes again.






Not that anyone would buy it, but MSI also had the world's first curved gaming case on show in the halls of Nangang, and man did it look slick.

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