3 Display Technologies You Should Know About – Nano IPS, Quantum Dot and FALD

The monitor and display market is always evolving, not always as fast as some people would perhaps like, but nevertheless always changing. In recent times you may have started to hear about various new technologies, features and specs and wondered what they are all about. We thought it might be useful to start a short series of guides which take you through some of the buzz-words in the market right now and explain them in a bit more detail.

In this article you can read all about:

  • LG.Display’s latest generation of IPS panel technology – Nano IPS
  • Quantum Dot which is used for improving a screen’s colour space
  • Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) backlights used for HDR displays

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Samsung Latest Panel Development Plans – October 2018

We have some updates from Samsung about their panel development plans which is always interesting to see. This is Samsung as a panel manufacturer, as opposed to Samsung as a monitor/display manufacturer, but it gives an indication of where monitors are likely to go in the future by looking ahead at the panel production plans. Samsung make a large portion of the VA-type panels in the market as well as some of their IPS-type technology, called PLS. Please keep in mind that the production dates are not set in stone and may change, and there is then also a lag of several months before a panel is produced, then used in a display and launched to market. We have updated our panel parts database with all the new information we have as well as best we can. Here are the highlights

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AU Optronics Latest Panel Development Plans – October 2018

We have some updates from AU Optronics about their panel development plans which is always interesting to see. This is AUO as a panel manufacturer, as opposed to any specific monitor/display manufacturer, but it gives an indication of where monitors are likely to go in the future by looking ahead at the panel production plans. AUO make a large portion of the IPS-type panels in the market which is always of interest along with a range of interesting TN Film options. Please keep in mind that the production dates are not set in stone and may change, and there is then also a lag of several months before a panel is produced, then used in a display and launched to market. We have updated our panel parts database with all the new information we have as well as best we can. Here are the highlights

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LG.Display Latest Panel Development Plans – October 2018

We have some updates from LG.Display about their panel development plans which is always interesting to see. This is LG.Display as a panel manufacturer, as opposed to LG the monitor/display manufacturer, but it gives an indication of where monitors are likely to go in the future by looking ahead at the panel production plans. LG.Display make a large portion of the IPS-type panels in the market which is always of interest. Please keep in mind that the production dates are not set in stone and may change, and there is then also a lag of several months before a panel is produced, then used in a display and launched to market. We have updated our panel parts database with all the new information we have as well as best we can. Here are the highlights

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Asus VG258QR with 165Hz TN Film panel and 0.5ms Response Time

Asus are soon to release a new 24.5″ sized screen in their gaming lineup, the VG258QR. This new model is based on a TN Film technology panel, with the latest generation of specs being offered courtesy of the updated panels that we know AU Optronics have been working on, as per our previous news article in May 2018.  Among other gamer-orientated specs and features, the VG258QR will offer a 0.5ms G2G response time spec and 165Hz refresh rate.

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LG 32UL950 with 4K Nano IPS Panel Replaces Plans for the 32UK950

We originally published this news piece in December 2017 but there have been such long delays with the LG 32UK950 that LG have decided to revise the spec slightly, and change the model number. When released this screen will now be called the 32UL950. Our original news article is included below, including new updates and corrections to the model name.

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Dell U4919DW with 49″ UltraWide IPS Panel and 5120 x 1440 Resolution

Dell have announced today the release of a new 49″ ultrawide curved monitor in their ever popular UltraSharp range. The U4919DW will be the World’s first 49″ ultrawide with a dual Quad HD resolution of 5120 x 1440, delivering the resolution equivalent to 2x 27″ 1440p displays side by side. This is aimed at general office and business customers looking for a large screen for multi-tasking and increased productivity. Continue reading “Dell U4919DW with 49″ UltraWide IPS Panel and 5120 x 1440 Resolution”

Philips 499P9H with 49″ UltraWide VA Panel and 5K Resolution

We brought you a bit of news about this back at the end of August based on some information available in a press release from Philips at this years IFA event. We didn’t cover it in any real detail at the time, so we thought some additional information about the 499P9H display would be of particular interest. This screen is aimed at B2B customers and features a range of interesting features like the pop-up webcam, USB Type-C docking and an RJ45 Ethernet port.

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Acer XZ1 Displays Released – XZ271U and XZ321QU with Curved VA Panels

Acer have very quietly released two new screens in their more entry level gaming display line-up. In the XZ1 family there is a 27″ sized XZ271U and a 31.5″ XZ321QU available and both are based on a 1800R curved VA panel with 144Hz native refresh rate. They have support for AMD FreeSync to handle variable refresh rates (48 – 144Hz range) as well. Continue reading “Acer XZ1 Displays Released – XZ271U and XZ321QU with Curved VA Panels”