Displays & Projectors News - Page 54
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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Acer announces new Ultra High-Resolution monitors for the US market
Today, Acer announced the release of three new ultra high-resolution monitors aimed at enhancing the quality of your computing experience. Of the three new monitors released, two of them are being dubbed as highly ergonomic, while the third is a Windows 8-compatible touchscreen. All three models feature IPS panel displays that offer 178 degrees of uninhibited viewing as well as 100,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio.
Up first is the 27-inch Acer T272HUL that boasts an impressive 2560x1440 pixel resolution, which is officially being given the term "extreme definition." This monitor is able to display 1.07 billion colors across its 10-point touchscreen. Featuring a silver asymmetrical stand and a clear plastic edge that extends always down to the desktop surface, this sleek, ultramodern monitor is the perfect choice for Windows 8 users looking for that ultra high definition experience.
Up next, we have the two more normal looking monitors, the B276HUL and the B296CL. The smaller 27-inch model features a 2560x1440 pixel resolution, while the much larger 29-inch screen features a smaller resolution of 2560x1080 pixels. Both models are capable of displaying 16.7 million colors and feature a base that allows the screen to rotate into portrait orientation. Both monitors feature DVI-D, Display Port, and two HDMI ports. Additionally, a four port USB 3.0 hub is present.
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LG unveils three new UltraWide 21:9 IPS LED monitors
Today, LG Electronics announced three new additions to its IPS 21:9 UltraWide line of PC monitors. LG says that "the new monitors enable users to work on multiple files simultaneously as well as maximize their movie and gaming experience." The three new models--29EA73, 29EB73 and 29MA73--all feature LG's 29-inch IPS 21:9 display but differ in feature sets.
The 29MS73 model features a built-in TV tuner as well as the new Extra View picture and teacher feature that gives users the ability to access TV schedules, smartphone games, and other content in the extra window while watching TV at the same time. The 29EB73 model features an ergonomic adjustable stand that makes it easy to reposition the monitor to a comfortable height to reduce neck strain, stress, and to create a more productive work environment. It appears that the 29EA73 is a normal PC monitor with not many extra features.
All of the new UltraWide monitors feature a new enhanced four-screen split feature which automatically divides this display into four segments to allow quick and easy multitasking from the desktop. The segments are repositionable with just a few mouse clicks and there is a built-in Dual Link-up feature that allows users to simultaneously access and view information stored from to external devices such as smartphones or other PCs.
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Sub-$5000 4K-capable TVs are making their way Down Under
Not even two days ago, TCL announced their new 50-inch 4K-capable TV for the US market, costing only $999. Australian's are usually the last market that most companies cater for, but TCL have decided to go Down Under early.
The company have announced the TCL E5691, which is a 65-inch edge-lit LED 4K/UHD TV, for $4999. Expensive, but considering high-end 65-inch 1080p HDTVs are around that price in Australia, you can't complain too much. TCL will be cramming in SMS on Demand, SMH.TV, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other apps into the TV. As for inputs, we have three HDMI inputs, 3D-support, and a USB port that supports Time Shift PVR settings.
The TCL T5691 provides a 4096x2160 resolution, and will upscale HD content to 4K, meaning that your Blu-ray movies will look a little nicer than they usually do. TCL will be releasing other sizes, which has my interest more. We start with the 40-inch for $899, a 46-inch model for $1199, a 50-inch version for $1399 and a non-3D version that comes in 32-inch for $549.
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Dell unveils their new UltraSharp 32, a 32-inch 4K display that will arrive later this year
I'm still looking forward to unboxing my first 4K, or Ultra HD, display, but until then I can only dream. But, during SIGGRAPH this week, Dell unveiled their new UltraSharp 32.
Dell's UltraSharp 32 is a 32-inch 4K-capable display that features an IGZO-based 3840x2160 display. Beautiful. Dell has opted for an aluminum stand, which replaces their usual plastic-based stand in previous models. The usual height adjustment is at play, and the UltraSharp 32 is jam-packed full of display inputs.
We have miniDisplayPort ports, HDMI, a built-in USB hub and an SD card reader. Dell haven't told us how much we can expect it to suck from our bank accounts just yet, but we should all prepare for Q4 of this year, just in time for the holidays.
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Sharp show off the world's first THX-certified 4K-capable TV
I really want an Ultra HD TV and Sharp may have just unveiled something I might truly be interested in. A THX-certified, 70-inch 4K display that costs $8,000. This is a lot, especially compared to Seiki sets, but THX certification isn't just handed out to any device.
Sharp says that this new device will arrive in mid-August, and wdill include four HDMI inputs that accept native 4K, two USB ports, an SD card reader and it will all arrive in a beautiful ultra-thin frame that allows the 70-inch beast to take up the same space as a normal 65-inch set.
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Sony Australia announce pricing for new 4K displays
Sony Australia have today announced the local pricing for two new LCD models which join the growing range of 4K resolution displays.
Whilst the previously released 84" X9000 series Bravia retains its wallet busting $24999 price tag, the new, smaller models come in at a far more affordable (in comparison) price range. The 55" X9000 series Bravia will retail at $5999 and the larger 65" X9000 model will retail at $8999 when they go on sale in the next few weeks.
Sony are also offering a pack of eight Sony Pictures "Mastered in 4K" Blu-ray titles to 4K Bravia purchasers, consisting of the following titles: Angels & Demons, Battle: Los Angeles, Ghostbusters, The Karate Kid (2010), The Amazing Spider-Man, Spiderman, The Other Guys and Total Recall (2012).
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ASUS' new 4K monitor is shaping up beautifully at Computex 2013
Computex Taipei 2013 - If any of you follow my posts or content, you'll know that I'm a huge resolution and refresh rate lover, and I cannot wait to get my hands on a 4K monitor. ASUS unveiled their new 4K-capable monitor last week, but we snuck into the Nangang halls today to hopefully capture it, and voila - we did!
You can see it in all of its high-resolution glory, and I was even lucky enough to talk to an ASUS rep who confirmed we can expect a price of around $3999 US, and it should be available some time after July. You can expect at least a couple of us here at TweakTown to have these on our desks in the near future, and plenty of 4K content to come in 2013!
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RumorTT: Apple working on bringing 4K displays to TVs, MacBook Pros
I'm a huge fan of high-resolution displays, and simply cannot wait for 4K to arrive just that little bit cheaper - I really want 4K 120Hz-capable displays - I'm dreaming, I know. But it looks like Apple could be pushing forward with 4K, refreshing iMacs, Cinema Displays and MacBook Pros with the high-resolution goodness.
Rumor has it Apple is moving toward 4K thanks to the new Intel Thunderbolt release, which the chipmaker showed off during a demo called "Thunderbolt Technology Update". This is basically the second-generation Thunderbolt technology, which is capable of pushing "4K video file transfer and display simultaneously". Marco Armanet, co-founder of Tumblr and founder of Instapaper, has said on his blog:
This could enable the first generation of desktop Retina displays: it wouldn't surprise me if the first standalone Retina display was a 23" panel with exactly 4K resolution (3840 x 2160), run logically as 1920 x 1080 (1080p) at 2X, and driven by upgraded Thunderbolt ports in the next generation of MacBook Pros and Mac Pros.
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