Displays

This week, VESA has officially announced the DisplayID v2.0 standard, intended to succeed the venerable Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) used by monitors, TVs, and embedded displays. Like EDID/Enhanced EDID, the DisplayID standard outlines display identification and configuration data, allowing video sources like set-top boxes and graphics cards to automatically identify and setup displays. With that in mind, DisplayID v2.0 brings changes and functionalities to better support modern high-end display technologies, including 120+Hz refresh rates, 4K+ resolutions, Adaptive-Sync, HDR, and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) headset displays. While DisplayID was last updated in 2013 as version 1.3, DisplayID v2.0 was finalized and published this September, keeping the same modular structure as v1.3. Sets of display information are sectioned into self-contained data formats, much like data blocks, modularity...

Acer Releases ET322QK LCD: 31.5-inch VA, 4K, HDR10, FreeSync, Around $500

Acer has released its new display designed primarily for console gaming and HTPCs. The ET322 combines a fairly large diagonal size, a 4K resolution, and HDR10 capability with a...

8 by Anton Shilov 4 days ago

BenQ Launches the SW271 Display for Professionals: 27-inch 4K with HDR and DCI-P3

BenQ has quietly released its new SW271 professional display that features a 4K resolution panel, wide color gamut support, and HDR10 support. The monitor is a smaller relative of...

27 by Anton Shilov on 11/4/2017

AOC Announces Q3279VWF Display: 31.5”, MVA, 2560×1440, FreeSync

AOC has introduced its new display that promises to combine a set of features with an affordable price of around $300. The AOC Q3279VWF uses a 31.5” MVA panel...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/30/2017

Philips Preps 328P6AU and 328P6VU: 31.5” Professional LCDs with QHD, UHD, HDR, USB-C

Philips announced two professional displays with HDR support at IFA earlier this month. The new 328P6AU and 328P6VU monitors offer QHD and UHD 4K resolutions respectively, while both monitors...

21 by Anton Shilov on 9/18/2017

Philips Readies Curved Ultra-Wide 492P8 Display: 49”, 32:9, USB-C, Sub-$1100

Wrapping up our IFA coverage, at least week's trade show TPV demonstrated a preproduction version of its upcoming ultra-wide (32:9 aspect ratio) 49” Philips display. The 492P8 monitor will...

28 by Anton Shilov on 9/8/2017

AOC’s Entry-Level C2789FH8 27” Display Weds Gold, Bling, and Curvature

AOC has introduced its new curved display specifically aimed at the entry-level market. The new C2789FH8 monitor is one the industry’s first curved LCDs that comes in yellow gold...

10 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2017

StarTech's Thunderbolt 3 to Dual 4Kp60 Display Adapters Now Available

StarTech's new family of Thunderbolt 3 adapters that let one TB3 port to drive two 4K 60Hz displays are now available for sale. One of the adapters supports two...

7 by Anton Shilov on 9/2/2017

Philips Demos 328P8K: 8K UHD LCD with Webcam, Docking, Coming in 2018

TPV Technology is demonstrating a preliminary version of its upcoming 8K ultra-high-definition display at IFA trade show in Germany. The Philips 328P8K monitor will be a part of the...

21 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 9/1/2017

Alienware Announces AW3418DW and AW3418HW Ultra-Wide Curved Displays

Among their many IFA announcements this week, Dell’s Alienware group has introduced two ultra-large displays aimed at gamers. The monitors measure 34” in diagonal and feature refresh rates of...

14 by Anton Shilov on 8/30/2017

AOC to Launch Curved QHD Displays with 0.5 ms Response Time in 2018

In a surprising move, AOC has announced plans to launch a new series of AGON gaming displays with a 0.5 ms response time in Q2 of next year. The...

27 by Anton Shilov on 8/26/2017

ASUS ROG Strix XG27VQ Available: 27” Curved, FHD@144Hz & FreeSync w/ELMB

ASUS is about to start shipments of its ROG Strix XG27VQ display — an inexpensive curved 27” screen with a high refresh rate and AMD’s FreeSync technology designed for...

25 by Anton Shilov on 8/16/2017

BenQ Announces ZOWIE XL2546 ‘eSports’ Display: 24'', FHD, 240 Hz, DyAc ULMB Tech

BenQ this week introduced a new version of its ZOWIE XL2540 ultra-fast gaming display it launched last year. The improved device carrying the XL2546 model number has the same...

41 by Anton Shilov on 7/22/2017

Dell’s UltraSharp U3818DW Now Available: Curved 37.5”, 3840×1600, USB-C, $1499

Dell this week began shipments of its curved ultra-wide 3840×1600 UltraSharp U3818DW display. The monitor is the fourth screen of this size and with this resolution on the market...

17 by Anton Shilov on 7/21/2017

ASUS Adds Entry-Level VP28UQG to Gaming LCD Lineup: 28”, 4K, FreeSync, 1ms

Without making any formal announcements, Asus has quietly added a new gaming display to their product lineup. The VP28UQG features a 4K resolution, a 1 ms response time, as...

16 by Anton Shilov on 7/15/2017

AOC Teams Up with Porsche Design for PDS241 and PDS271 Displays

AOC this week introduced two new displays that it co-developed with the Austrian arm of the Porsche Design Group. The PDS241 and PDS271 feature IPS panels with FHD resolution...

20 by Anton Shilov on 7/8/2017

LG’s 34UC89G 21:9 Curved Display with G-Sync, 144 to 166 Hz, Available for $999

LG has begun to sell its new ultra-wide curved display that appears to be its first monitor to support NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology. The LG 34UC89G resembles the 34UC79G display...

21 by Anton Shilov on 7/3/2017

Samsung Announces First Freesync 2 Monitors: CHG70 & CHG90 - Quantum Dots, Up to 49”, 144 Hz, DCI-P3

Samsung on Friday announced the C49HG90 monitor, their new flagship gaming monitor that includes virtually all of the major gaming-oriented display technologies available today. The new 49” screen has...

52 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2017

Acer Predator Z35P Available for Order: Curved 35" with 3440×1440@120 Hz and G-Sync

Acer has quietly launched yet another curved ultra-wide Predator display for gamers seeking a large diagonal, a high resolution and an ultra-high refresh rate. The Predator Z35P resembles its...

20 by Anton Shilov on 5/23/2017

EIZO Announces ColorEdge Prominence CG3145: 4096x2160, 98% P3 and HDR10

EIZO this week announced its new ColorEdge Prominence CG3145 reference monitor with a DCI-4K resolution and a display covering 98% of the DCI-P3 color space. The monitor is claimed...

39 by Anton Shilov on 4/21/2017

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