Displays & Projectors News - Page 53
Lenovo surprises us all with a new 28-inch 4K display, priced at $799
CES 2014 - Lenovo has just announced a brand spanking new display that should have the tech world excited: the new ThinkVision Pro2840m monitor, which is a 28-inch, 4K-capable display priced at the competitive price of $799.
The new 28-inch 4K display will push out 3840x2160, and is one of two 4K-capable displays Lenovo is showing off at CES this year. Lenovo wants to deliver 4K-capable displays to its customers as soon as it can, with aggressive prices, which it has hit easily at $799. Matt Bereda, Marketing Director for Lenovo's Think Business Group said: "It's an ideal device for someone working with high-end graphics".
Lenovo's ThinkVision Pro2840m features DisplayPort, mini DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, and has adjustable orientation. We also have MHL (mobile high-definition link) capabilities and is expected to ship in April.
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DisplayPort 1.3 standard will support 8K, oh and 4K in 3D
DisplayPort technology is continuously improving, with DisplayPort 1.3 now being teased with some huge improvements. DP 1.3 will feature a bitrate of 8.1 Gbps per channel, up from 5.4 Gbps found in DP 1.2.
We should see a wonderful world where multiple 4K displays are supported from a single cable - something I'm longing for as I type this on a 4K display - and DP 1.3 will allow this. DP 1.3 will see support for 8K thanks to its insane bandwidth of a theoretical 32.4 Gbps. We should also see 4K 3D support ushered in with DisplayPort 1.3, which will be another awesome addition going into 2014.
What I would like to see, is some confirmation that we will indeed be seeing 4K in 3D, and whether this means I'll get what I've been waiting for, for quite sometime now: 4K at 120Hz. Unfortunately, we won't see the fruits of high-resolution labor until sometime in 2014 - where we'll see it announced, but it won't be pushed into devices until 2015.
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MultiTouch unveils a new prototype 84-inch 4K interactive display
MultiTouch has just unveiled one of the largest portable touch-screen displays in existence. MultiTouch showed of off the new 4K resolution, 84-inch multitouch display prototype earlier this year at its company's developer conference in Helsinki Finland and now we are getting more information on the mammoth display.
The 84-inch display features all the benefits of the company's MultiTaction Cell technology which includes ultra-fast response times, simultaneous pen and touch support and the ability to precisely track multiple points of contact simultaneously from hands and fingers. The display is supported by the company's Cornerstone 2 SDK which allows developers to build stunning interactive applications, and greatly simplifies 4K Resolution scaling from single displays to walls featuring several displays up to 50-megapixels in resolution.
"Our 84" MultiTaction Cell prototype represents a giant leap not just in screen size but in resolution too," explains Hannu Anttila, VP of Business Development at MultiTouch. "Customers who take advantage of the pre-ordering programme will not only be among the first to benefit from this ground-breaking technology, but will also be able to purchase the complete package at a discount of more than 20%."
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Japan Display Inc. also unveils 4K-capable 12.1-inch panel
Japan Display Inc. impressed us earlier tonight by unveiling a 5.4-inch panel that is capable of delivering a resolution of 2560x1440, but the display manufacturer has taken it to another level.
Marvel at the 12.1-inch display that has a 4K2K resolution, which is absolutely stunning. We're looking at tablets within a 12.1-inch space pushing a huge 3840x2160 resolution, which is just insane. This all results in a device that will feature a 365PPI, which is great. Better yet, it's also going to be thin, measuring just 2.0mm at the top, 6.8mm at the bottom and 2.0mm at its sides.
The same Low-Temperature Poly Silicon (LTPS) manufacturing technology is at play here, which will see lowered power consumption. Japan Display Inc. will be showing off its 12.1-inch 4K-capable display at the Full Panel Display (FPD) International 2013 in Japan later this week.
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NVIDIA shows off 4K Surround technology, a huge 6480x3840 resolution
NVIDIA Editors' Day 2013 - If you thought current generation consoles barely being able to render their games at 720p, and most PC gamers enjoying 1080p, then 4K is a big leap. But what about three 4K displays? That would result in NVIDIA 4K Surround, something the company was showing off in Montreal, Canada.
4K Surround runs triple 4K displays obviously, pushing out a retina-busting 6480x3840, which requires some serious GPU horsepower to even provide 30FPS or so. NVIDIA was running Assassin's Creed on the triple ASUS 4K displays, which was absolutely, jaw droppingly beautiful. What do you think? This type of setup is purely for the 1%, but those 1% would have a beautiful experience.
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NVIDIA G-Sync will solve your v-sync woes
NVIDIA Editors' Day 2013 - NVIDIA has just solved an issue that has plagued the world for over 40 years: vertical sync and tearing. This is a big problem that effects all products, no matter the monitor or the GPU, introducing... NVIDIA G-Sync.
G-Sync is a module that is baked into the monitor, with NVIDIA partnering up with ASUS, BenQ, Philips and ViewSonic, who will build G-Sync-capable monitors. This way the GPU drives the monitor timing, removing all stutter, lag and tearing. It's an incredible sounding new technology and you can bet your bottom dollar we're going to be all over this at TweakTown, especially me, a resolution and frame rate fan who loves to live on the bleeding edge.
NVIDIA, you've impressed me with this technology, kudos! We have some videos coming up, but they're large and the Wi-Fi here in the hotel isn't that great when a hundred other press members are uploading videos too. Hold your hats because there's some impressive stuff coming!
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RumorTT: End of an era for Panasonic, no more plasma TVs after 2014
We knew this was coming, but we didn't want it to happen: rumor has it Panasonic will end its plasma TV production earlier than anticipated, in March of next year. This is less than six months away, and we'll lose the best plasma TV maker in the world.
Sales will continue after March 2014, but only until inventory of the plasma TVs runs out. Panasonic has been bleeding money through fiscal 2012, and is now in talks to sell its plasma TV rights, or it will completely sell off its remaining plasma factory. When this news was presented to me, our own Chris Ramseyer - a huge Panasonic plasma TV fan - simply replied with "N."
Are you disappointed to hear that Panasonic will no longer be making plasma TVs? Or have you moved onto the world of LEDs, or even OLED TVs?
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4K TVs to halve in price within twelve months claims UK retailer
One thing that needs to happen to Ultra HD TVs is the price needs to come down to an affordable level so that they go more mainstream, and according to one UK retailer, this should happen within the next twelve months.
Jonathan Marsh Head Buyer at John Lewis spoke exclusively with TrustedReviews, where he said: "We are going to see big steps in 4K next year. At the moment there is a premium associated with 4K and we have seen that since launching the first 4K TVs a couple of months ago. However, as we've seen these technologies mature, they have come down in price and become much more affordable very quickly."
We have already seen numerous TV manufacturers unveil, and release a few 4K-capable TVs, but pricing is still quite high. Once we see some new screen sizes, with the average being 55-inch or so, come down, this will drag the price down with it. Marsh continues: "With more OLED next year, we will new sizes come to the market which will also bring the price point down to a more manageable level. At the moment all the 4K TVs are pretty big and around 55-inches. The natural step is that we will see 46-inch models developed for next year."
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AUO show off next-gen mobile display tech at Touch Taiwan show
Our friends over at MobileGeek have sent us a tip, and what a tip it is - they're live at Touch Taiwan, checking out the upcoming display technology that we'll see baked into our mobile devices in the coming years.
There's a lot to cover in the video, above, 4.3-inch flexible AMOLED, 960x540 resolution and just 0.2mm thick. AUO is just teasing us here, though, as this is just a technology demo. AUO also showed off a 4.7-inch 720p HD display that is ultra-thin, with the one on the left a display that we would find in a tablet on the market today.
How thin are we talking though? The one on the left, which is a conventional display is just 1.19mm thick, but AUO's tease is a tiny 0.34mm thick - just a third of the thickness of a conventional panel. Then we have AUO pushing out a 512 PPI display running 4.3-inch ultra high-density LTPS display running 1920x1080 pixels. 0.6mm thick at the border, which is beautiful.
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LG ups ante on mobile displays, unveils new 5.5-inch 538 PPI panel
Well, LG, where did this come from, eh? The South Korean giant has just announced that it's developed a new 5.5-inch display that crams in an insane 538 pixels per inch.
This sets a new record for pixel density in smartphones, with the closest panel in something like the HTC One having 'just' (we can say that now) 468 PPI, and the iPhone 5 having a now dismal 326 PPI. LG has also said that the new 5.5-inch high-pixel panel is "only 1.21 millimeters thin with a 1.2 millimeter bezel measured in LCD modules."
This achievement makes it thinner than any other display... in the world. 538 PPI on a 5.5-inch panel gives us a resolution of 2560x1440, on a mobile phone, which is the same resolution of the monitor I'm writing this news on. Crazy stuff. Life must be Good at LG right now.
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