LG 34GK950G with 120Hz UltraWide Nano IPS and G-sync

Updated 29/10/18 with link to our full review, and purchasing links in the US

Updated 17/10/18 with revised expected release date and RRP, and note about forthcoming review, and link to F model review.

Updated 31/8/18 with expected release date and RRP.

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LG are set to release a new 34″ 3440 x 1440 resolution ultrawide (21:9 aspect ratio) monitor in there range, the 34GK950G. This screen is based on the latest LG.Display ‘Nano IPS’ panel technology which has enhanced phosphors on the backlight to extend the colour gamut. A flicker-free W-LED backlight is used with a ‘KSF phosphor’ layer (K2SiF6 doped with Mn4, for the chemically minded) to achieve 98% DCI-P3 (~135% sRGB). Continue reading “LG 34GK950G with 120Hz UltraWide Nano IPS and G-sync”

Philips Showcase New Monitors at IFA 2018

At this year’s IFA event in Berlin, Germany (31 Aug – 5 Sept) Philips are showcasing a wide range of new monitors and displays. Of particular note are the following:

 

499P9H (pictured above)– measuring 49”, this monitor features a SuperWide, curved screen for efficient multi-tasking, replacing the need for multiple screens in such contexts as financial institutions, trading floors, and other B2B sectors. Ergonomically optimised for heightened productivity, it can be swivelled, tilted, and adjusted for maximum viewing comfort. This model is equipped with a variety of convenient features such as USB-C docking, Windows Hello pop-up webcam, as well as a SmartErgo base and Zero Power Switch. Continue reading “Philips Showcase New Monitors at IFA 2018”

LG 34GK950F with UltraWide 144Hz Nano IPS Panel and FreeSync

Updated 17/10/18 with revised expected release date and RRP, and link to full review now online.

Updated 3/9/18 with release date and expected price.

LG are set to release a new 34″ 3440 x 1440 resolution ultrawide (21:9 aspect ratio) monitor in there range, the 34GK950F (not to be confused with the 34GK950G which has G-sync). This screen is based on the latest LG.Display ‘Nano IPS’ panel technology which has enhanced phosphors on the backlight to extend the colour gamut. A flicker-free W-LED backlight is used with a ‘KSF phosphor’ layer (K2SiF6 doped with Mn4, for the chemically minded) to achieve 98% DCI-P3 (~135% sRGB). Continue reading “LG 34GK950F with UltraWide 144Hz Nano IPS Panel and FreeSync”

Acer Nitro XV273K with 4K 144Hz and FreeSync

We are sure everyone will be familiar with the Acer Predator X27 and Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ (which we have reviewed in depth) displays by now. They offer bleeding edge technology including a 27″ 4K resolution IPS-type panel, 144Hz refresh rate, NVIDIA G-sync and full VESA DisplayHDR 1000 support with a 384-zone Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) backlight. They have only recently been released and carry an extremely high price tag.

Now Acer have announced an alternative and lower cost option, with similar specs but minus the FALD backlight and HDR support. Continue reading “Acer Nitro XV273K with 4K 144Hz and FreeSync”

Acer Predator XB273K with 4K 144Hz and G-sync

We are sure everyone will be familiar with the Acer Predator X27 and Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ (which we have reviewed in depth) displays by now. They offer bleeding edge technology including a 27″ 4K resolution IPS-type panel, 144Hz refresh rate, NVIDIA G-sync and full VESA DisplayHDR 1000 support with a 384-zone Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) backlight. They have only recently been released and carry an extremely high price tag.

Now Acer have announced an alternative and lower cost option, with similar specs but minus the FALD backlight and HDR support. Continue reading “Acer Predator XB273K with 4K 144Hz and G-sync”

Dell S2419HGF and S2719DGF Gaming Monitors with Glossy Screen Coating

You don’t see many screens released nowadays with glossy screen coatings, but some users still prefer this for their desktop monitor. A glossy screen coating can help provide a clean and crisp image and can help colours and blacks “pop” somewhat. Dell are set to release two new screens in their S-line, aimed at gaming primarily. Both feature a glossy screen coating with a low haze treatment to help cut down on some of the reflections a little. They come in an unusual dark blue plastic finish dubbed “Recon Blue” by Dell, with models available in 24” and 27” sizes. Both are TN Film technology and offer support for high refresh rates, ideal for gaming.

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AOC AGON AG273QCX with 144Hz VA Panel and FreeSync 2

AOC are set to release a new model in their AGON 3 series of screens. The AG273QCX is 27″ in size and features a VA panel with 2560 x 1440 resolution and a 1800R curve.  A native high 144Hz refresh rate is supported along with AMD FreeSync 2 for variable refresh rates. A strobed backlight is also offered for motion blur reduction benefits (and giving rise to a 1ms MPRT spec mentioned).

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