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February 2008:

Samsung Release SM2253BW With 8000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Dell 2408WFP Now Available in the UK
LG.Philips LCD To Become LG Display
CMO Release New Panel Specs
Iiyama Release Low Cost E2403WS 24" Display

January 2008:

LG W2452V - 24" Monitor With 10,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
NEC Release Further Details For the LCD3090WQXi
Samsung Release New Panel Specs
Eizo Showcase CG222W Display With Hardware Calibration
Samsung SM2693HM and 2493HM Monitors Showcased
More Dell 2408WFP Info Released!
NEC LCD3090WQXi - A New 30" Monitor Released
Is The Dell 2408WFP On The Way?!
LaCie 324 Monitor With 10-bit Gamma Correction and Extended Gamut
Viewsonic Launch New 26" VX2640w and VP2650wb Displays
Viewsonic Shows Off 22" LED Display at CES 2008
Viewsonic Release New VX1962wm and VX2262wm Monitors
Dell Showcase Crystal Widescreen Monitor Design

 

Samsung Release SM2253BW With 8000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
February 23rd 2008 

Samsung have released details of their new 2253BW 22" display on their official website recently. The new screen will offer the usual 1680 x 1050 resolution you would expect in this sector, along with a 2ms G2G response time (5ms ISO), 8000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1000:1 static), 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The panel is of course TN Film based.

The screen will offer DVI-D (HDCP supported) and D-sub interfaces along with tilt and swivel ergonomic adjustments. Release date and price are unknown at this point, but it looks likely to be the replacement for the popular SM226BW.

Source: Samsung

 


Dell 2408WFP Now Available in the UK
February 23rd 2008 

Dell's new 24" monitor is now available to order, or at least pre-order, in the UK. The screen is available from Dell direct at a retail price from £578.10, or from suppliers such as Overclockers.co.uk for £469.99.

We discussed the release of the new screen back in January and the full spec is listed in our previous article. As a further note, Dell have also recently confirmed that the screen is indeed S-PVA based as we originally thought, dispelling rumours that it could feature and S-IPS panel.

 


LG.Philips LCD To Become LG Display
February 14th 2008 

This week LG.Philips LCD, the panel manufacturer, announced that it plans to change its corporate name to LG Display upon receiving approval at the company’s annual general meeting of shareholders on February 29. The new corporate name reflects the company’s business scope expansion and business model diversification, the change in corporate governance following the reduction of Philips’ equity stake, and LG’s commitment to enhanced responsible management.

LG.Philips LCD completed preparations for the name change after the board resolution at the board of directors’ meeting on February 4. Once the change is approved at the annual general meeting on February 29, LG.Philips LCD will register the new company name on March 3. The official new trade name is expected to be LG Display Co., Ltd, and the company will use the trademark of LG Display. The entire process of changing the company name is expected to be completed by the end of June 2008.

Source: LG.Philips

 


CMO Release New Panel Specs
February 12th 2008 

Chi Mei Optoelectronics have released some new panel specs on their website. These include a new high resolution 22"WS TN Film panel, offering a full 1920 x 1200 resolution, and a new higly specced 26" S-MVA panel with a 6000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

Full specs are listed below as well, and have of course been added to our panel part database.

Source: CMO

 


Iiyama Release Low Cost E2403WS 24" Display
February 12th 2008 

Iiyama have recently announced the release of a new 24" model in their range, the E2403WS. The screen will come at a very nice £249 RRP in the UK, making it well worth a look for a 24" screen. The spec and details remain the same as the B2403WS model, but without a height adjustable stand. This means the new E model will offer a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 2000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is characteristically TN Film based, especially when you factor in the low price. The screen does however offer a D-sub and HDMI interface along with 2x 2W speakers and tilt functionality.

 


LG W2452V - 24" Monitor With 10,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
January 31st 2008 

It seems LG will soon be releasing a new 24" monitor in their range, with an impressive 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The W2452V will also offer the usual 1920 x 1200 resolution, along with a 5ms ISO response time and 170/170 viewing angles. The panel is characteristically TN Film. The screen also offers tilt and rotate ergonomic adjustments, intergrated 2x 2W speakers, and an HDMI, DVI-D (both HDCP supported) and a D-sub interface. The price and release date are unknown at present, but the screen is expected to be shown at CEBIT 08 in March.

Source: Prad

 


NEC Release Further Details For the LCD3090WQXi
January 31st 2008 

A couple of weeks ago we reported that NEC were releasing a new 30"WS monitor into their 90-series of screens. At the time, the spec of the panel was not listed, but NEC have now released further information on their website, allowing us to update you on the new model.

The 3090WQXi offers a 6ms G2G response time (12ms ISO), 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. Further details can be found on the link below. Retail price is still listed as $2199 USD.

Source: NEC

 


Samsung Release New Panel Specs
January 29th 2008 

Samsung have updated their panel module product pages  to include several new parts. Perhaps most interesting is the addition of a 22" S-PVA panel, the LTM220M3 and a high resolution 23" module, the LTM230TT01. There is also a 24" (LTM240CS02), and 30" (LTM300DS) module which looks like they will include LED backlighting to offer a 111% coverage of the NTSC colour space.

Full specs for the new modules can be seen below, and are updated in our panel part database

 


Eizo Showcase CG222W Display With Hardware Calibration
January 29th 2008 

Eizo have announced a new 22" monitor in their ColorEdge series of screens, the CG222W. This model is being showcased at the PMA (Photo Marketing Association) 2008 event being held in Las Vegas from 31st Jan - 2nd Feb. The CG222W will offer an extended colour gamut and 12-bit hardware calibration, targetting the screen at high-end graphics and photo work.

The screen will offer the usual 1680 x 1050 resolution, along with 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. Looks like this could well be another VA based screen in the 22" market, and certainly wise of Eizo to avoid TN Film given the target audience! The extended gamut covers 98% of the sRGB space and 93% of the Adobe RGB space. The screen comes packaged with Eizo's ColorNavigator software and can be combined with a variety of colorimeters. Since the screen features hardware level calibration, the adjustments are made at a monitor LUT level for the most accurate results. Interestingly the screen also comes with a factory calibrated gamma curve of 2.2 and DeltaE of < 3 across the screen which is nice to see. Height, tilt, swivel and pivot adjustments are offered ergonomically, along with a DVI-I interface with HDCP support.

Mass production is scheduled for late March.

Source: Eizo

 


Samsung SM2693HM and 2493HM Monitors Showcased
January 18th 2008 

At this week's MacWorld event Samsung have shown off two new monitors, a 24" SM2493HM and a 26" (well, 25.5" technically) SM2693HM. Both screens feature tilt, pivot, height and rotate ergonomic adjustments and offer a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness and 160/160 viewing angles. Both models feature VGA, DVI and HDMI interface options. The 24" model even offers an impressive 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio while the 26" model offers a more modest 3000:1. Both models are evidently TN Film based.

Samsung's press release states that: "Featuring full 1080p HD resolution, HDMI inputs, and built-in multimedia speakers, these monitors are comprehensive entertainment solutions for consumers looking for superior image quality and next-generation audiovisual input while listening to music, gaming, or watching movies on their computer monitor. The built-in multimedia speakers also allow end-users to seamlessly participate in teleconferences or listen to videos and audio presentations without the need to incur the cost of acquiring separate speakers."

The 2493HM monitor is currently available for an MSRP of $599, while the 2693HM monitor is available for $699 MSRP, and both are listed on Samsung's product pages now.

Source: Yahoo

 


More Dell 2408WFP Info Released!
January 16th 2008 

As we reported earlier in the week, the Dell 2408WFP release seems to be imminent! Earlier today Dell had released the manual online in their support sections, but it has since been removed probably because it was an inadvertant early leak. However, users of our forum were quick to report features of the new screen.

The 2408WFP will feature a DisplayPort interface as many have expected, and in keeping with the recently released 3008WFP model. There will also be VGA, DVI-D, S-Video, Composite, Component and HDMI available. The screen will also offer the usual 1920 x 1200 resolution for a 24"WS monitor, and also a 6ms G2G response time, 1300:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The backlighting will feature a 7 CCFL U-type system capable of offering a gamut covering 102% of the NTSC colour space, an improvement even over the Dell 2407WFP-HC (92%).


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As you can see from the image above, the design seems to have been kept the same as the 2407WFP models. The screen could be selected through Dell's online store as well as the screen capture above shows. Keep an eye on the support sections of Dell's site for the manual if you are interested.

update: It seems the price in the US will be $699, which includes a 3 yr warranty, or $748 for a 5 yr warranty package.

 


NEC LCD3090WQXi - A New 30" Monitor Released
January 16th 2008 

NEC have this week announced the release of their new 3090WQXi display, which delivers innovative display performance for users in the graphic design, photography, print production, and CAD/CAM industries. The LCD3090WQXi display was seen at the 2008 Macworld Conference and Expo this week and through to January 18th at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. The screen forms part of their 90 series of screens and offers a 2560 x 1600 resolution. While the rest of the spec is not listed at this time, we do know that the panel will be IPS based. The DVI interface also features HDCP support, and ergonomically the screen offers pivot, rotate, height and tilt adjustments.

The screen also features ColorComp which reduces LCD uniformity errors, and compensates for differences in color/grayscale and luminance. Along with this, the display also features NEC's X-Light Pro, AmbiBright and CableComp technologies. The backlighting used offers a gamut covering 102% of the NTSC colour space, and this is combined with a 12-bit internal LUT.

"This newest 90-Series display delivers the color-performance benefits that high-end professionals have come to expect and require from NEC," said Stan Swiderski, Product Manager for NEC Display Solutions. " Whether in pre- or post-production photography, digital animation, CAD/CAM design, or even soft-copy clinical viewing in the medical field, the MultiSync LCD3090WQXi arms end-users with sophisticated features and advanced functionality in order to deliver optimal output performance."

The LCD3090WQXi is available for February 2008 shipment with an estimated street price of $2,199.99.

Source: NEC

 


Is The Dell 2408WFP On The Way?!
January 10th 2008 

While there is no official information available yet for an update of the popular Dell 2407WFP models, the rumour-mill has been running overtime in recent months, especially with the refresh of the 20, 22 and 30" range. With models like the SP2208WFP and 3008WFP emerging in recent months, it looks likely that we will see an update of the 24" model as well. With all the ghosting issues with the HighColor version of the 2407WFP, it seems many people are hoping a newer model will be more favourable. The 2407WFP original edition is no longer available to buy, and many users have reported that the 2407WFP-HC has disappeared from Dell's product line.

There has also been a recent clue that a 2408WFP model is hopefully on it's way. The Dell support pages have listed a device driver for the 2408WFP display! (see screen shot above). We don't know if there will be a new model any time soon, and what specs and features are to be expected. More details as and when they become available.

Further: Discuss | Newsletter

 


LaCie 324 Monitor With 10-bit Gamma Correction and Extended Gamut
January 10th 2008 

LaCie have this week announced the release of their new 324 monitor, targeting the needs of creative professionals. The screen features an S-PVA panel from Samsung, along with enhanced CCFL backlighting to offer a gamut covering 92% of the NTSC colour space. The display also offers a 10-bit gamma correction mechanism to eliminate colour banding and ensure smooth gradients. The screen also features Faroudja Video Processing technology, and offers a VGA, DVI and 2x HDMI interfaces. HDCP is supported as well for encrypted content. To further enhance the workspace, the monitor features a touch sensitive control panel and has both a built-in three-port USB 2.0 hub and a speaker/headphone port, thus allowing the user to conveniently connect most peripherals directly to their display.

Spec wise, the 324 offers a 24"WS screen size, 1920 x 1200 resolution, 6ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles.

The LaCie 324 is available in bundle with LaCie blue eye pro, LaCie’s professional, single-click hardware calibration solution that is faster, more precise, and much more convenient for the user than traditional manual calibration methods. Other bundle options include the LaCie 324, plus calibration software and hood or the LaCie 324 plus calibration software, hood, and LaCie Blue Eye Pro colorimeter. For more information, visit www.lacie.com/us. The 324 will be available from end of January 2008 and from a retail price of $999, depending on package taken.

Source: LaCie
Further: Discuss | Newsletter

 


Viewsonic Launch New 26" VX2640w and VP2650wb Displays
January 8th 2008 

Viewsonic have launched a couple of new 26" sized monitors in their popular VX and VP ranges. The VX2640w offers an impressive spec as well, and in a relatively uncommon sector. The display offers a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 3ms G2G response time (5ms ISO), 1000:1 contrast ratio (4000:1 dynamic), 400 cd/m2 brightness and 160/160 viewing angles. The backlighting used offers a gamut covering a reported 102% of the NTSC colour space. As you may guess from the technical specs, the screen is TN Film based. The VX2640w also offers VGA and HDMI interface options, along with a tilt ergonomic adjustment. Price is not known at this point.

The second screen is part of Viewsonic's VP 'professional range' of screens. The VP2650wb offers a 1920 x 1200 resolution along with a 3ms G2G response time, 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a gamut covering a reported 110% of the NTSC colour space. The screen offers a very versatile stand with tilt, height, pivot and rotate adjustments. It also features a very thin bezel and HDCP support over its digital interface. The expected retail price is $579 and should be available in January. Viewsonic will also release the 19" VP950b and the 22" VP2250wb models at $379 and $449 USD respectively. Further tech specs in the links below.

Source: Viewsonic (VX2640w) and Viewsonic (VP2650wb)
Further: Discuss | Newsletter

 


Viewsonic Shows Off 22" LED Display at CES 2008
January 8th 2008 

The VLED221wm was shown at this years CES event and certainly offers some impressive specs. The screen will offer the usual 1680 x 1050 resolution and 5ms response time you might expect in the 22" market. However, the screen features an LED backlit unit offering a reported 12000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 118% coverage of the NTSC colour space.

“ViewSonic has a long-standing reputation for delivering leading-edge technologies that shatter industry standards,” said Jeff Volpe , vice president of marketing, ViewSonic Americas. “The VLED221wm surpasses the expectations of discerning consumers and professionals who demand the true-to-life, crisp colors and contrast ratios prevalent in high-definition content and want to make green purchasing decisions.”

The VLED221wm comes with a pixel quality guarantee that exceeds the International Organization of Standardization’s requirements for consumer protection. ViewSonic promises immediate replacement if the display has three sub-pixels locked in the on/off position, or if there is any combination of four defective pixels. ViewSonic’s guarantee offers the world’s highest level of consumer protection against “dead” pixels.

The expected retail price is $799, and it is expected to be available next month.

Source: Viewsonic
Further: Discuss | Newsletter

 


Viewsonic Release New VX1962wm and VX2262wm Monitors
January 8th 2008 

At CES 2008, Viewsonic have shown their new 19" and 22" models in their VX 62 range. The screens come in an attractive glossy black design and feature "invisible speakers" for a pleasing appearance. The sound is further enhanced by SRS WOW HD software, which is activated by installing SRS Audio Soundbox (SAS) that comes with the monitors. This enhancement extends the frequency range of the speakers and allows for better response and sound performance, which will compliment the multimedia features in the displays.

Back in September we discussed the VX1940wm screen which was one of the first screens to feature a 1680 x 1050 resolution from a 19" screen size. The new VX1962wm features this same technology, along with a 2ms G2G response time and 6000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The 22"WS VX2262wm offers the same 1680 x 1050 resolution, along with 2ms G2G response time, 6000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2 brightness.

The ViewSonic VX1962wm will be available in February for the estimated street price of $269 and the VX2262wm will be available in April for $369 ESP.

Source: Viewsonic
Further: Discuss | Newsletter

 


Dell Showcase Crystal Widescreen Monitor Design
January 8th 2008 

It was back in May 2007 that we first discussed the release of a new ultra-thin design from Dell. Now, finally Dell have officially released details of the new "Crystal Widescreen" model which will be on show at CES 08. The new 22" sized screen will be crafted from a premium-grade 4mm ultra-clear tempered glass and will also incorporate a 2MP web cam, microphone and speakers which are cleverly integrated into the svelte frame. There is a polished metal tripod stand which supports the 'floating' screen. “The Dell Crystal is a direct result of listening to customers and applying that inspiration to create strikingly original products that are beautifully functional,” said Steve Gluskoter, director, displays product marketing. “For consumers who value technology with iconic design, Crystal offers an eloquent expression of their high-def lifestyle.”

Spec-wise, the 22"WS display offers a 1680 x 1050 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 2000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 98% NTSC colour gamut coverage (Dell's TrueColor technology). The screen will offer a DVI / HDMI interface which is HDCP certified

All in all, the design and features look very impressive with the new Crystal monitor. The screen is available at a very high price however of $1199 USD which may well put off potential buyers.

Source: Dell (more details)
Further: Discuss | Newsletter

 

 

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