Displays & Projectors News - Page 3
LG is mass-producing foldable 17-inch OLED panels for laptops as part of its commitment to extend its OLED reach to the business sector. At least for now, the aim is to deliver OLED's unmatched contrast and excellent color accuracy to the business space, where one half of the seamless foldable device could be used as a touchpad while the top half acts as the main display.
That means these won't be for gaming laptops that you can unfold for a two-screen gaming experience but for work-related productivity devices. LG is calling it Tandem OLED because it features two-stack OLED technology, which delivers an additional organic emitting later for increased brightness. Something that is definitely required for devices used outdoors or in bright environments like an office space.
LG also notes that the two-stack design offers improved stability and a longer lifespan, which it believes is "well-suited to IT devices which typically have longer usage times such as laptops, monitors, and tablets."
Recently, we had the chance to go hands-on with Samsung's Odyssey Neo G95NC, an impressive 57-inch 32:9 aspect ratio ultrawide gaming monitor. With its 1000R curvature, Quantum Matrix Technology (mini-LED) for brightness and contrast, 240Hz refresh rate (over DisplayPort 2.1 and HDMI 2.1), and 1ms response time, it's no wonder we called it "simply mind-blowing."
Throw in a resolution of 7,680 x 2,160, and Samsung is touting it as the world's first dual-4K gaming display - essentially two high-end 4K monitors Frankenstein-ed into a brand new monster. With a price tag of USD 2,499, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is a luxury item destined for the most lavish dedicated PC gaming spaces.
And with that, you'd assume that an incredible over-the-top beast of a gaming monitor would demand to be paired with the most powerful GPU currently available - the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090. Well, it turns out there is one major problem. Connecting NVIDIA's flagship gaming GPU with Samsung's Odyssey Neo G9 limits the 8K (or dual 4K) output to 120 Hz.
AOC is attempting to hit the sweet spot for gaming with its newest addition to its line-up of gaming monitors. Introducing, the CQ27G2S/BK.
The new gaming monitor from AOC features a 2560 x 1440 (QHD) resolution that is a VA panel capable of reaching a top refresh rate of 165Hz. As for response times, the CQ27G2S/BK rocks a solid 1ms MPRT to make sure frames are blurry of ghosting begins to occur at higher refresh rates. Additionally, the CQ27G2S/BK is a 27-inch VA panel, which means it will come with a contrast ratio of 3000:1, and 99% sRGB coverage.
Other features include Adaptive-Sync technology designed to smooth out frames and reduce tearing, and a 1500R curvature for increased immersion levels. Buyers will also be able to use HDR10, and during long gaming sessions enable Low Blue Light mode to reduce eye strain. AOC Gaming will be debuting the CQ27G2S/BK by the end of September and it will be launching with a price tag of $272.
We think about OLED panel technology when we think about big-screen LG TVs or other big-name brands for that home cinema experience. OLED's self-lit pixels deliver vibrant colors and near-infinite contrast, with the added bonus of excellent response times for gaming. But there's another display panel technology that might just end up replacing OLED: MicroLED.
Like OLED, MicroLED panel technology features cutting-edge technology where LEDs the size of grains of sand work together to create bright, vibrant, and stunning images. The advantages of MicroLED over OLED are that you can get a brighter image and less chance of burn-in or other degradation over time. Plus, they can scale in size quite easily. The catch? MicroLED panels are very expensive to produce.
This brings us to the new 118-inch 4K LG MAGNIT, designed to deliver "immersive home entertainment" that's "befitting a super-luxury residence."
A glimpse of the future of display technology has just emerged on the online Chinese retailer Taobao. Introducing, the ViewSonic VG3281-8K monitor.
The VG3281-8K features a 31.5-inch IPS display with an 8K resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels. While its 60Hz refresh rate may not cater to avid gamers, it promises exceptional image clarity for various applications, in particular in creative pursuits.
For creatives, color accuracy is crucial, and this monitor claims to cover 99% of Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 color spaces, delivering precise, vibrant visuals, which are all qualities perfect for creatives. Additional specifications include a 300-nit typical brightness, support for HDR10, and a static contrast ratio of 1000:1.
In a move that's set to thrill gamers and enthusiasts alike, Lenovo has introduced two new gaming monitors to its Legion lineup: the Lenovo Legion R27q-30 and the Lenovo Legion R27i-30. These monitors are 27-inch IPS displays and are poised to deliver an immersive gaming experience.
One of the standout features of these monitors is their impressive native refresh rate of 165Hz, which can be overclocked to a slick 180Hz. The Legion R27q-30 boasts a QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, while its counterpart, the Legion R27i-30, offers an FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Both monitors share similar specifications, including a 350 nits typical brightness, 400 nits of peak brightness, VESA support, DisplayHDR 400 certification, 99% sRGB color space coverage, and a 1 ms minimal GTG response time.
Each model features a fully adjustable stand, offering up to 135 mm of height adjustment, bi-directional pivot, +/-30 degrees of swivel, and -5 to 22 degrees of tilt, ensuring gamers can find their ideal viewing angle with ease, which pairs perfectly with the IPS panel technology. Connectivity options are robust, with two HDMI 2.1 inputs, a DisplayPort 1.4 input, and a headphone jack. Additionally, both monitors are equipped with a pair of 3W speakers.
Having a dual screen or dual monitor setup can do wonders for your productivity because, odds are, you've got multiple browser tabs going when you're working or even just browsing or killing time on a PC. On top of that, a few different communication apps, YouTube, and maybe something like Spotify. The challenge comes when you go mobile and work in various locations with a laptop.
Thankfully, the dual monitor setup still works with a modern-day laptop - thanks to devices like the new CrowView 14-inch Portable Ultralight Dual Monitor. Currently available for purchase at an Early Bird price of USD 114.90 (via ELECROW), I've been making good use of one in recent weeks thanks to being offered a sample from the team at ELECROW.
Perfect timing, really, as I dreaded having to use a laptop for all work-related things due to being on the road and away from my desk, mainly because I've grown so accustomed to having multiple displays. The CrowView 14-inch Portable Ultralight Dual Monitor definitely lives up to its namesake; it's portable, lightweight (less than 800 grams), and can be set up in several different ways.
Although designed for professionals, the new ThinkVision 27 3D Monitor from Lenovo is a fascinating new display capable of presenting a glasses-free 3D image in addition to a 4K 3840 x 2160 2D image with an overall peak brightness of 310 nits and excellent Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 color accuracy.
That is to say that you're getting a pretty great monitor for professional work involving any visual design, with the added benefit of 3D without the need to put on 3D glasses. The ThinkVision 27 3D Monitor goes 3D without additional hardware or processing; it projects two independent images with real-time eye tracking to create a stereoscopic image. Due to the dual-projection, Lenovo lists the 3D resolution at 1920 x 2160.
But, it'll require software support, which Lenovo includes to ensure compatibility with various apps. "Combined with its 3D Explorer software, the new 3D monitor forms a comprehensive ecosystem for 3D creation and consumption," writes Lenovo. "The solution offers an easy platform for users to access all their 3D apps, together with the capability to optimize work and comfort while enhancing control and efficiency."
Apple is looking to usher in some major upgrades to its tablet line-up of devices, with Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reporting that next-generation tablets will feature Apple's new M3 chip and OLED displays.
Despite being the company's least amount of revenue, Apple is pushing forward with its iPad line-up, and according to Gurman, the company wants to make the handheld devices much more attractive. According to the Bloomberg reporter, that's notorious for Apple insider knowledge, Apple is planning on shifting to its next-generation M3 chips for the next iPad Pro models, which are codenamed J717, J718, J720, and J721.
Additionally, each of these iPad Pro models is expected to come with an OLED display, marking Apple's first jump into the OLED display for tablets. Apple began using OLED displays with the iPhone X in 2017, and for those who don't know, OLED is considered to be the best pixel technology as it produces extremely accurate colors and has finer details.
Samsung flew me out to try out the 55-inch Odyssey Ark gaming monitor, and throughout the approximately 15 to 20-minute gaming session, I gathered some thoughts on one of Samsung's highest-end displays.
The 55-inch Odyssey Ark is a curved UHD gaming display that's designed to match the human eye for increased realism with its 1000R curvature, and before we get into my personal experience with the display, we should discuss the Ark's specifications. Samsung has pulled out all of the stops with the Ark, equipping the display with Quantum Matrix Technology, a 3840 x 2160 resolution VA panel at a 165Hz refresh rate, a 1,000,000:1 (Static) contrast ratio, a 1ms GTG response time, Quantum HDR 32x, a typical brightness of 600cd/㎡, and a 95% color gamut (DCI coverage).
Full specifications for the Ark can be found below, but let's get into my experience with the gaming monitor. Samsung set up the Ark in two stations at its event. The first was in a driving simulator, where I was positioned below the monitor. I immediately noticed the severe curvature of the display, but after taking a seat in the cockpit, the curvature dissipated as I was looking directly at the Ark's center. This was impressive, and Samsung's choice of Gran Turismo 6 was fantastic, as the racing games really made the monitor shine.