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Acer refreshes its Predator gaming monitors

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 1, 2016 5:38 PM CDT

Acer unveiled two new Predator gaming displays at IFA 2016, with the Predator Z271T and Predator XB271HUT both being gaming displays with 144Hz refresh rates and NVIDIA G-Sync technology.

Starting with the Predator Z271T, we have a curved 27-inch, VA-based panel with a native resolution of 1920x1080. The Z271T has a 144Hz refresh rate and 4ms response time, with 8-bit color depth, 3000:1 contrast ratio, and 2 x 7W built-in speakers. We have DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity, too.

Acer's new Predator XXB271HUT kicks things up a notch, with a 27-inch flat TN-based panel and a native resolution of 2560x1440. We have a 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate, with 8-bit color depth and 1000:1 contrast ratio. Acer also includes 2 x 2W built-in speakers, you know - just in case.

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LG's new 38-inch UltraWide rocks 3840x1600 resolution

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 30, 2016 8:41 PM CDT

LG has just teased the world's largest curved UltraWide monitor, with the introduction of its new 38-inch display, the 38UC99.

The new 38-inch curved UltraWide rocks a huge resolution of 3840x1600, so not quite 4K, but more than the 3440x1440 native resolution of popular 34-inch UltraWide monitors. LG's new 38UC99 display rocks an IPS panel with a wide color gamut covering 99% of the sRGB color space.

This means professionals and enthusiasts alike will enjoy the crystal clear images of the IPS panel, while the 3840x1600 resolution provides plenty of desktop real estate. It's also the first UltraWide monitor to feature USB Type-C connectivity, allowing you to connect your smartphone - like the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, or a laptop into the display to charge or sync data.

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AMD now has over 100 FreeSync monitors in its arsenal

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 28, 2016 4:46 AM CDT

AMD now has an arsenal of over 100 monitors that feature its FreeSync technology, with the introduction of the Lenovo 27-inch Y27f monitor, a curved 1080p display with a 144Hz refresh rate, as well as FreeSync.

With a range of over 100 monitors compatible with FreeSync, AMD is definitely ahead of the competition, outflanking NVIDIA and its smaller number of G-Sync monitors. Samsung has even teased their upcoming 34-inch curved UltraWide monitor rocking a 3440x1440 @ 100Hz panel, with FreeSync supported. It will be the new UltraWide gaming display that Radeon owners will want on their wishlists.

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Samsung's new 3440x1440 display has FreeSync and 100Hz

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 27, 2016 9:50 AM CDT

Samsung has just teased its upcoming 34-inch monitor, with the CF791 featuring a 3440x1440 native resolution and a refresh rate of up to 100Hz. Samsung's upcoming CF791 display will also have support for AMD's FreeSync technology.

Samsung says that the VA panel in its new display offers better contrast, and reduced light leakage when compared to IPS panels, especially when it comes to curved displays. The upcoming CF791 is "the most curved in the world" according to Samsung, with a curve of 1500R. Samsung is using quantum-dot technology, with Samsung explaining that the shift to quantum-dot allows them to reproduce 125% of the sRGB gamut.,

Radeon owners will want to enjoy AMD's FreeSync technology on the Samsung CF791, since it will offer 3440x1440 at 100Hz with FreeSync on top, offering a super-smooth UltraWide gaming experience. Another nice touch is that Samsung has made the monitor "bezel-less" on three sides, with the CF791 looking mighty sharp with its looks.

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Dell unveils 24-inch 1440p 165Hz G-Sync gaming monitor

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 11, 2016 6:40 AM CDT

Dell has just unveiled its new 24-inch gaming monitor, known as the S2417DG. Dell's new S2417DG is a 24-inch gaming display with a native resolution of 2560x1440, and a maximum supported refresh rate of 165Hz, as well as support for NVIDIA's G-Sync technology.

Dell says that with support for G-Sync, as well as the refresh rate support between 30Hz and 165Hz will help gamers enjoy a great gaming experience. Dell teases: "No screen tearing, no stuttering and no ghost images means there is nothing to get in the way of your performance".

The new S2417DG includes various gaming profiles that let gamers quickly set optimal settings for RTS, FPS and RTG games. We have DisplayPort 1.2a, HDMI 1.4, four USB 3.0 ports, and tilt, swivel, and pivot support. Dell's new S2417DG has 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350cd/m2 brightness, 170/160 viewing angles, 16.7 million color depth, and standard sRGB gamut.

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LG confirms $1.75 billion investment in flexible OLED displays

Sean Ridgeley | Jul 27, 2016 2:07 PM CDT

LG invested $905 million in flexible OLED displays last year, and apparently it liked the results, because it's putting $1.75 billion into it this year (the investment was rumored last month, and now the company has confirmed it). The end goal with its investment is to produce bendable screens for use in mobile phones, at least one of which doubles as a tablet.

It's said the company sees flexible phones as part of an "approaching era", and so is putting its gobs of money where its mouth is. Its already released the LG G Flex and G Flex 2 to that end as well. Market research firm IHS DisplaySearch says it anticipates flexible OLED shipments to grow from 59 million shipments this year to 416 million in 2020.

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Dell surprises with its new 30-inch 4K 120Hz OLED display

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 7, 2016 8:48 PM CDT

Dell has released an absolute monster of a display, with their new UltraSharp UP3017Q being revealed back at CES 2016 - it was their first monitor to use an OLED panel, and has some serious specs behind it.

Dell surprises with its new 30-inch 4K 120Hz OLED display

Dell's new UltraSharp UP3017Q is a 30-inch OLED display with a huge 120Hz refresh rate, making it the first 4K 120Hz OLED panel in the world. With a 30-inch panel and 3840x2160 native resolution, we have a pixel density of 146PPI, with a super-low 0.1ms response time. This means it can be used not only as a professional screen, but high-end enthusiast gamers will have wet dreams over Dell's UltraSharp UP3017Q.

The UltraSharp UP3017Q can reproduce 1.07 billion colors, with a color gamut of 100% Adobe RGB and 97.8% DCI-P3, with a 400,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Dell has included USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0 and miniDP 1.2 ports for display connectivity. Now that we have established how much of a beast Dell's new UltraSharp UP3017Q is, we need to know the price, right? Dell has slapped a rather large $4999 price on it - which is expected from a super-fast, 4K-capable OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

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Apple discontinues its 27-inch Thunderbolt Display

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 24, 2016 2:36 AM CDT

Apple has just discontinued its Thunderbolt Display, after being on the market for nearly 5 years now. Apple didn't provide a reason for discontinuing its 27-inch Thunderbolt Display, but it did say it has a "number of great third-party options" is you need a new monitor.

TechCrunch had the following statement from an Apple spokesperson, who said: "We're discontinuing the Apple Thunderbolt Display. It will be available through Apple.com, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last. There are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users".

Apple was selling its 27-inch Thunderbolt Display for $999, and considering you can buy competing - and sometimes, better monitors for less than $999 with Thunderbolt built-in, Apple is finally seeing the light.

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AirBar turns any laptop screen into a touchscreen

Sean Ridgeley | Jun 8, 2016 11:50 AM CDT

A nifty gadget from Swedish company Neonode lets you turn your laptop screen into a touchscreen simply by plugging in a small Wii sensor bar-like device via USB and...that's it.

Once plugged in, the AirBar takes care of the rest by projecting an invisible field of light onto the surface of your display, magitechnologically allowing you to interact directly with it. I kid: the bar utilizes zForce AIR tech, which uses sensors to relay information as a form of movement to the laptop when the light beams are disrupted.

As a bonus, the touch functionality is perhaps less sensitive than your typical touch displays in that you can touch with oven mitts, chopsticks, fingers, or whatever else. Even a paintbrush can be used, effectively turning your laptop into a poor man's graphics tablet.

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New ASUS ROG Swift rocks an insane native 240Hz with NVIDIA G-Sync

Derek Strickland | May 31, 2016 2:14 AM CDT

Computex 2016 - Not content with smashing the refresh rate barrier with the new ASUS ROG Swift 180Hz G-Sync monitor, ASUS has just one-upped itself with a new G-Sync monitor that sports 240Hz refresh rates.

New ASUS ROG Swift rocks an insane native 240Hz with NVIDIA G-Sync

The new ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q display promises to completely redefine everything we knew about responsiveness. The PG258Q sports a 24.5-inch full 1920 x 1080 panel that combines with a native 240Hz refresh rate, NVIDIA's G-Sync adaptive sync tech, and an incredible 1ms gray-to-gray response time to "eliminate lag and frame rate stutter for the smoothest, fastest, and most breathtaking gaming visuals imaginable."

The PG258Q is optimized for multi-monitor setups thanks to its narrow bezel, and features a titanium and copper color scheme outfitted with built-in LED light effects to add some flair to your setup. On the software side, the ROG Swift PG258Q comes with ASUS GamePlus and ASUS GameVisual to boost in-game performance and visuals.

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