BenQ PD2700U Pro-Designer Display for Colour Critical Work

BenQ have recently released a new 27″ monitor in their Designer range, the PD2700U. The display is aimed at professional users, designers, CAD/CAM work and colour critical work.

The 27″ IPS-type panel has an Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution for high levels of detail. There is reference grade colour performance offered by the screen with 10-bit colour depth support, 100% sRGB gamut and a range of preset modes for different applications including CAD/CAM, animation mode and darkroom mode. Factory calibration is included although there’s no talk of hardware calibration.

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Asus ROG Strix XG49VQ with 49″ Ultrawide Panel and 144Hz Refresh Rate

Asus this week showcased a new monitor in their popular ROG Strix gaming lineup. The new ROG Strix XG49VQ is a massive 49″ in size with a double Full HD resolution of 3840 x 1080, 32:9 aspect ratio and 1800R curve. Being aimed at gamers the screen of course supports a high refresh rate, in this case 144Hz. While the screen doesn’t pack the high resolution of some other recently announced 49″ screens like the Dell U4919DW for instance (5120 x 1440, limited to 60Hz though) it does offer that all important higher refresh rate for gaming. Also keep in mind that powering a screen at this lower resolution at 144Hz should be a lot easier on your system than trying to power the higher res.

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BenQ PD3220U for Designers and Colour Critical Work

The BenQ PD3220U is the follow up to their previous PD3200U display, offering a fresh design and some new features. There is now a borderless panel design and a brushed metal effect stand to create a more attractive looking monitor. The screen is aimed at designers and colour critical work. The PD3220U is 31.5″ in size and features a 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD resolution IPS-type panel. Continue reading “BenQ PD3220U for Designers and Colour Critical Work”

Asus Designo MX38VC Ultrawide 37.5″ with Qi Fast Charging and Bluetooth Streaming

Asus are releasing a new screen in their ‘Designo’ range, the MX38VC. The new screen is 37.5″ in size and has a 24:10 aspect ratio and 3840 x 1600 resolution. The screen is based on an LG.Display IPS panel with a 2300R curve and has a range of features and extras that you don’t typically see on a monitor at the moment.

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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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