Displays & Projectors News - Page 4
Back in August 2020, we had ASUS announcing an unnamed ROG gaming monitor that packed HDMI 2.1 connectivity at up to 48Gbps, and now the company is officially teasing a ROG monitors with HDMI 2.1 are "coming soon" -- with what I'm sure will be an announcement right around the corner at the all-virtual CES 2021.
We should expect some new high-end ASUS ROG gaming monitors offering not just super-high-end 4K 120Hz monitors, but other features like 10-bit color, the latest in HDR technology, G-SYNC, FreeSync Premium, and so much more. HDMI 2.1 is also capable of 5K 120Hz and 8K 60Hz, all over a single cable.
ASUS will most likely push boundaries with HDMI 2.1 gaming monitors and its ROG brand, so expect 4K 144Hz and beyond, where we might see 4K 160/175/200Hz or something like that -- maybe 1440p and beyond 275Hz with something like 300/320/360Hz. Imagine that.
We had a brief tease of LG's 55-inch transparent OLED TV just as the New Year was about to tick over, but now the company has many more details on its futuristic TV now that the virtual CES 2021 event is upon us.
LG sees a future where we'll be using transparent OLED TVs at the end of our bed, that can pop up just enough to give you a notification bar -- think weather, emails, traffic, the time, etc -- while the company uses its own built-in speakers through LG Display's Cinematic Sound OLED (CSO) technology.
Jong-sun Park, LG Display's senior vice president and head of commercial business explains: "Transparent OLED is a technology that maximizes the advantages of OLED and can be used in various places in our daily lives, from stores, shopping malls, and architectural interiors to autonomous vehicles, subway trains, and aircraft. It will grow into a next-generation display that can change the existing display paradigm".
Acer has lots to share at CES 2021 when it comes to new gaming monitors for the year, with the company unveiling its new Predator XB273U NX gaming monitor that packs a 27-inch 2560 x 1440 IPS panel using their in-house Agile Splendor IPS technology, and a blistering 275Hz refresh rate and super-low 0.5ms response time.
Uhhh, yeah... that's pretty damn good. 1440p + IPS + 275Hz + 0.5ms response time? Yes, yes, yes.
Acer will be selling its Predator XB273U NX for $1100 and will debut in May, alongside the 31.5-inch 4K 144Hz bigger brother in the Predator XB323QK NV.
I don't think you're going to get 275FPS+ at 1440p on even AMD's latest AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT or Radeon RX 6900, or even NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards. That's a hard thing for the very best GPUs, but if you were playing Fortnite, Apex Legends, Overwatch, League of Legends, CS:GO, Rocket League and others -- this shouldn't be a problem at all.
Acer has just revealed some new Predator gaming monitors, with the flagship XB323QK NV packing a larger 31.5-inch 4K panel with a super-fast 4K refresh rate.
The 31.5-inch 4K panel @ 144Hz is great for high-end PC gamers with new GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards -- since it is a G-SYNC compatible gaming monitor -- but for the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles, too. They both support 4K and up to 120Hz refresh rates, all through HDMI 2.1 which the Acer XB323QK NV has.
Acer is using its own Agile Splendor IPS monitor technology for the Predator XB323QK NV, offering VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. The monitor will be available in the US and EMEA markets in May 2021, and a little earlier in China where the Predator XB323QK NV will debut in March 2021.
Sony has just found a new home for its kick ass Crystal LED display technology, something that the company is doing similar to Samsung's MicroLED technology and its modular nature -- Sony is doing it in their own way.
Sony's big push for 2021 is the modular bezel-free Crystal LED that can be used to build virtual backgrounds for virtual sets on productions like The Mandalorian. There are two versions of the screen that Sony sells, the high-resolution "Reality Creation" is done with HDR, 3D and even 120FPS support.
The two variants that Sony have are the C- and B-series which are tuned for either 1,000,000:1 high contrast or high brightness, respectively. The 1,800 cd/m2-capable B-series Sony Crystal LED display was developed in collaboration with Sony Pictures specifically for the use as a studio backdrop that wouldn't show reflections.
Samsung has just launched its MicroLED-based TV to regular consumers, and not just to millionaires and members of royal families that could spend $300,000+ on a gigantic TV.
But now us mere mortals can buy Samsung's amazing MicroLED TV that is smaller than last year's iteration in the form of The Wall TV, which measured in at a retina-busting 292-inch in size... the new 2021 version is a MicroLED TV in fixed sizes of 110-inch, 99-inch, and 88-inch. They're cheaper, but they're still going to run you some serious Benjamins.
Samsung has launched the consumer-focused The Wall TVs in South Korea already, with the 110-inch MicroLED TV costing around $156,000 -- but there are now a 99-inch and 88-inch version, which should be closer to maybe $100,000 for the 99-inch, and maybe $75,000 for the 88-inch... but I'm just spit-balling here.
Samsung has just taken the covers off of its new Neo QLED range of TVs, something the company says is a "whole new display technology" that takes a Quantum Leap in TV display technology.
The company is introducing the new Neo QLED in 8K (QN900A) and the 4K (QN90A) models which will be powered by their new Quantum Mini LED, something the company says is "precisely controlled" by Quantum Matrix Technology and Neo Quantum Processor which Samsung says is a "powerful picture processor optimized or Neo QLED".
Samsung's new 2021 Neo QLED 8K uses a beautiful new Infinity One Design, which is a near bezel-less screen that would look gorgeous anywhere in your house. The 2021 Neo QLED 8K packs several "premium, room-filling audio features; Object Tracking Sound (OTS) Pro's dynamic sound corresponds to the movement of objects on screen, and SpaceFit Sound analyzes the installed TV's physical environment and outputs immersive sound tailored specifically to your space".
Dell has just unleashed a bunch of new monitors that are perfect for the new world we live in, in a COVID-19 pandemic worldwide there are millions of people stuck inside and Dell is looking after them with these new monitors.
The company has launched three new displays that are certified for Microsoft Teams, with the new Dell monitors even packing a dedicated Teams button. We're looking at a 24-inch, 27-inch, and 34-inch offering with the 34-inch being a curved panel.
Dell includes a high-quality webcam and dual 5W speakers, a 5-megapixel IR camera, and built-in noise-cancelling microphone. You'll even be able to use Windows Hello without buying yourself another webcam, see Dell is really looking after you right there.
Dell has just announced its new UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD display (U4021QW) which packs a 5K panel that outputs 5120 x 2160 onto its 40-inch IPS panel.
Dell says that its new U4021QW monitor "offers wide color coverage and excellent color performance", with a 5ms response time, and 60Hz refresh rate. Dell includes 2 x 9W built-in speakers, and plenty of connectivity to keep even the busiest content creator port happy.
We're talking about 1 x DP 1.4, 2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-PD @ up to 90W), 1 x USB Type-B upstream port, 1 x USB Type-C downstream port (with USB 3.2 Gen2 charging @ 15W). Not only that, but we have 4 x super speed USB Type-A 10Gbps ports, 1 x super-speed USB Type-A 10Gbps (with BC1.2 charging @ 2A), a 3.5mm hack and even a damn Ethernet RJ45 port.
Samsung will be unleashing no less than 10 new OLED laptop displays in 2021, announcing it will kick off mass production of new OLED displays for laptops in February.
Starting in February 2021, Samsung will have a new 15.6-inch 1080p OLED display for the first time. This will see OLED display technology offered in the 1080p laptop range, and in the mainstream 15.6-inch size. It's nice to see OLED technology offered to a larger market, as an OLED owner and enthusiast myself.
Samsung has mighty claims for its OLED technology, with up to 10 times higher response times over LCD displays -- hello gaming. Image quality will be off-the-charts better than LCD in VA or IPS, don't worry about that -- OLED is amazing, so if you see one of these new Samsung displays in a laptop somewhere, stop and take a look!