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2009 Archive

February 2009:

Dell SX2210 Details Released
LG Announce 21.5" 1080p W2261VG Screen
Samsung Release 2243BWT
Dell G2410 Released
Dell 2209WA - Confirmed e-IPS Panel Part!
Eizo Release CG242W Graphics Screen

January 2009:

BenQ G2220HD - 21.5" 1080p Monitor Released
NEC Launch Popular 2490WUXi in Europe
Samsung Showcase 23" LED Backlit P2370L
Dell 2209WA - Is This a New 22" IPS Panel?
Eizo Launch New FlexScan S2242W-H 22" Screen
LG.Display Release New Panel Modules
Dell Launch 22" 2209WA In Canada
Dell Preview G-Series of LED Monitors
LG Announce W2486L LED BLU 24" Display
ViewSonic FuHzion VX2265wm 3D Monitor Showcased
Samsung Release New PCoIP, DisplayLink and 3D Monitors
LG Display To Launch 120Hz 27" Monitor Panel
Dell Release New S2209W 1080p Monitor
NEC Launch LCD2690W2-BK-SV and LCD3090W-BK-SV Screens

 


Dell SX2210 Details Released
February 28th 2009

Dell have released details of their new 1080p 22" screen. The SX2210 offers a full 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is clearly TN Film based as you might expect, and follows in the footsteps of all the other 1080p 22" models being released at the moment.

The SX2210 does offer an integrated 2.0MP webcam with microphone, and comes with VGA, DVI-D and HDMI interfaces. There is also a built in USB hub and a basic tilt adjustment from the stand. No word on release date or price yet, but can't imagine it will be long.

Source: Dell Canada

 


LG Announce 21.5" 1080p W2261VG Screen
February 26th 2009

Since every other manufacturer seems to be doing it, LG have also announced the release of their new 21.5" sized W2261VG. The screen offers a full 1920 x 1080 resolution (1080p), along with a 2ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2 brightness. There's a VGA, DVI (HDCP supported) and HDMI interface offered for connectivity and the screen is set to retail for around $225 USD.

Source: Akihabara News

 


Samsung Release 2243BWT
February 26th 2009

Nothing spectacular, but Samsung have recently added a new 22" model to their monitor range. The 2243BWT offers a "slim and compact design" and a few 'headline' features such as integrated USB ports, 8000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 4-way adjustable stand. The screen offers the usual 1680 x 1050 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The model is obviously TN Film based as well, but does come with D-sub and DVI interfaces (with HDCP).

Source: Samsung

 


Dell G2410 Released
February 26th 2009

We talked about them back in January, but Dell have now released the details for their 24" G2410 monitor on their website. The new 24" screen offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is TN Film based, and oddly on Dell's website there isn't mention of the LED backlighting which was talked about in their previous press release.

I can only assume the model is still using LED backlighting as part of its energy saving measures, which seems to be the main focal point of the G2410. Dell's blurb states: "Bringing to you various green features like PowerNap and Dynamic Dimming that cut energy use, and packaged with materials that focus to dramatically reduce environmental impact. The monitor comes with Dell EPEAT Gold rating, that reduce environmental impact by using halogen-free laminates in circuit boards and chassis plastics that contains 25% post-consumers recycled plastics."

The screen does come with a basic tilt adjustment, and both VGA and DVI-D interfaces (no mention of HDCP oddly). The screen is listed on Dell's website at a price of $349 USD as expected

Source: Dell

 


Dell 2209WA - Confirmed e-IPS Panel Part!
February 10th 2009


Image courtesy of IT168.com

A Chinese language website, IT168.com have dismantled the new Dell 2209WA to finally reveal the panel being used. As the pictures show, the new Dell screen is indeed using a new panel from LG.Display, this being the . See the below link for the full article and full set of pictures dismantling the screen. It's good to see finally some confirmation that this is the first 22" IPS panel in the market, and given the very low price (<£200!) this appears to be an absolute bargain!

No information about the new panel is documented by LG.Display yet, but this is probably just because it is very new and their website is always a bit slow to be updated.

Source: IT168.com
Further: Testfreaks

 


Eizo Release CG242W Graphics Screen
February 8th 2009

Eizo have recently announced details of their new 24" screen in their CG series of monitors. The CG242W offers a 97% Adobe RGB gamut, along with a 3D Look-Up Table for precise signal-hue allocation. As a result, the CG242W should demonstrate a perfect simulation of CMYK print output.

A 3D Look-Up Table (LUT) with 12-Bit bit-length per colour channel as well as 16-Bit colour processing ensure a smooth gradation and a grey axis without deviations in hue. The visible result is a highly differentiated colour reproduction without losses of hue or stripe formation. With the display of almost invisible tints, the screen itself should go beyond even the most extreme expectations of professional image and video production. Automatic calibration with an additional measuring device for the USB connection rounds off the monitor’s image processing. This allows for hardware LUT calibration via the packaged ColorNavigator software.

The CG242W offers a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 6ms G2G response time (12ms ISO), 1100:1 contrast ratio, 270 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen can display 16.77 million colours from a palette of 68 billion, and offers a 12-bit LUT and 16-bit internal processing.

The screen comes with a DisplayPort and DVI-I interface (HDCP supported), and offers a comprehensive range of height, tilt swivel and pivot ergonomic adjustments. The screen should be available in Europe in March for ~2000 Euro.

Source: Eizo
Further: Testfreaks

 


BenQ G2220HD - 21.5" 1080p Monitor Released
January 24th 2009

BenQ have followed in the footsteps of many other manufacturers and released a new 21.5" monitor in their range. The new G2220HD / G2220HDA offers a full 1080p 1920 x 1080 resolution, along with a 5ms response time, 40,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1000:1 static), 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles.

The panel is clearly TN Film based as you might expect, and the screen comes with an HDCP supported DVI-D and a VGA interface for connecting up. The G2220HD comes in an attractive glossy all-black design, and offers only a basic tilt function. Price and release date are not known yet.

Source: BenQ

 


NEC Launch Popular 2490WUXi in Europe
January 24th 2009

The NEC LCD2490WUXi has been a very popular monitor in the United States. It's one of those rare 24" IPS based screens, and has received a lot of attention in the market place there. However, the screen has never been readily available over in Europe or the UK....until now!

NEC have recently told us about the upcoming launch of this screen in Europe, expected to happen in February. We are currently waiting for a review sample to put it through its paces, but in the mean time, here is the information about the new model:

The 2490WUXi is H-IPS based and features an Advanced True-White Polarizor as well. The screen offers a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 8ms G2G response time (16ms ISO), 800:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. While there have been a couple of other IPS based screens released recently (e.g. HP LP2475W), the NEC 2490WUXi actually uses standard gamut backlighting, which covers the normal 72% of the NTSC gamut. For those who are not fans of the extended gamut displays, and want to work within the normal sRGB colour space, the NEC has proved popular.

We will hopefully feature a full review of the screen soon, but it is expected to be launched in Europe this February, retail price to be confirmed.

 


Samsung Showcase 23" LED Backlit P2370L
January 20th 2009

At this years CES event, Samsung have been showing off their new LED backlit 23" screen, the P2370L. This new model uses LED backlighting rather than traditional CCFL backlighting which allows the manufacturer to extend the colour space (gamut), as well as potentially improve uniformity of the screen. The new model is also very thin, at only 16.5mm.

The P2370L offers a 23"WS screen size, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 2,000,000:1 (yes, 2 million to 1) dynamic contrast ratio and looks to feature only a single DVI-I interface for connecting the screen up. The P2370L should retail for around $399 USD which is pretty reasonable.

 


Dell 2209WA - Is This a New 22" IPS Panel?
January 20th 2009

We discussed the launch of this new 22" screen from Dell recently, and there's been a lot of dicussion about it online so far. The spec is interesting since the Canadian Dell website lists the screen with a 5ms response time (suggesting probably TN Film) but with 178/178 viewing angles (suggesting VA/IPS technology).

CNET Australia have reviewed the screen and the reviewer, Craig Simms, has been in touch with us to discuss the new screen. Their review praises the 2209WA, but also discusses the fact that Dell have listed this as being an "e-IPS" panel in some of their documentation.

The PDF from Dell (screen shot above) mentions this as the panel technology being used, presumably standing for "enhanced IPS", and the reviewer has commented that viewing angles are excellent on the 2009WA. Their same spec sheet also mentions a response time of 6ms G2G, which is certainly more indicative of VA/IPS than the 5ms (ISO) quoted on the Canadian website. It is very possible this is the first mainstream 22" screen to use an IPS panel, although I am not aware of any modules from LG.Display which fit this spec or technology. It might also be a VA panel, and the spec certainly matches Samsung's S-PVA panel. We await further conformation, but it certainly sounds like it isn't TN Film.

The 2209WA is apparently being released in Australia this week at a retail price of $459 Australian Dollars

Further Reading: CNET Review

 


Eizo Launch New FlexScan S2242W-H 22" Screen
January 20th 2009

The screen offers a full 1920 x 1200 resolution, higher than the normal 1680 x 1050 resolution of most 22" models. The S2242W-H also offers a 6ms G2G response time (12ms ISO), 1200:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen covers 92% of the NTSC colour gamut, and comes with VGA and DVI (HDCP supported) interfaces. There are pivot, tilt and height adjustments and integrated USB ports.

The Eizo website lists the panel technology as being VA, so the screen must be using a slightly updated or tweaked version of Samsung's S-PVA panel. The screen is due to be released in Japan on 5th Feb and will retail for ¥69,800 (about $780 USD)  

Source: Eizo Spec Japan

 


LG.Display Release New Panel Modules
January 20th 2009

LG.Display have updated their digital catalogue to include some of their new panels. All the new panels are TN Film based, but they are of course still listing some of their IPS based modules which are still in production. The new panels include sizes of 19", 20", 21.5", 23" and 27", all in widescreen format. The 27" is a new venture for LG.Display, who had previously not filled the gap between 26" and 30" panels. The new 27" TN Film module offers a 2ms G2G response time amongst other things, so I would expect to see this utlised in the near future in some new 27" monitors.

The full specs of the new parts are listed below, as well as being added to our full panel parts database

Source: LG.Display

 


Dell Launch 22" 2209WA In Canada
January 12th 2009

Already detailed on Dell's official Canadian website is a new 22" model in their popular UltraSharp range. The 2209WA offers a 1680 x 1050 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2 brightness. Being 22" and with those specs, one would guess this screen was using TN Film panel technology. Confusingly though, Dell have listed the viewing angles as 178/178, which would normally indicate a VA/IPS panel.

I don't want to get people's hopes up though. The rest of the specs are really indicative of TN Film, and being a 22" model, i'd be very surprised if Dell have moved away from this technology. The quoted viewing angles could be a simple typo, or possibly an exagerated spec based on lose measurement techniques and some 'adventurous' marketing. More info as we hear about it of course.

What we do know is that the screen features 4x USB connections, along with a DVI-D (HDCP supported) and VGA interface. The Dell website suggests it should be shipping in 1-2 weeks, but there is no price or even an image available yet.

Source: Dell

 


Dell Preview G-Series of LED Monitors
January 9th 2009

 

Dell have recently been talking about the release of their new G-series models, featureling LED backlighting and reduced power consumption as a result. The press releases are very much aimed at the "green" aspects of the screens, with energy saving and eco friendly materials being talked about. There are two models being released. Both offer dynamic contrast ratios of 1,000,000:1 (static 1000:1), 5ms response times, 250 cd/m2 brightness and come with VGA and DVI (with HDCP) interfaces. They also feature an intergrated ambient light sensor for automatic control of the backlight and brightness of the screen.

  • 22" widescreen G2210 offering 1680 x 1050 resolution, retailing for $279

  • 24" widescreen G2410 offering 1920 x 1200 resolution, retailing for $359

Both screens are planned for release in February. More details as we get them. 

Source: Dell

 


LG Announce W2486L LED BLU 24" Display
January 9th 2009

LG have recently announced the forthcoming release of a new 24" LED BLU model in their range. The W2486L will reportedly offer a 2ms G2G response time, 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and offers the ability to regulate the backlight automatically. This is a nice feature we recently tested in the NEC 24WMGX3 and proved useful. Hopefully more manufacturers will adopt this feature. It looks as if the screen will be TN Film based, but further details are not known at this time.

The new screen will use LED backlighting and so will presumably offer a colour gamut of >100% of the NTSC space. The screen is greener than other comparable models as LG estimates it consumes 50 percent less power. The monitor has a black, glossy frame and has a depth of just 20 mm. The stand has a small dint at the center which is lit by a diode. In the right side of the frame there is a touch-sensitive on/off switch.

No word on price or release date yet

 


ViewSonic FuHzion VX2265wm 3D Monitor Showcased
January 9th 2009

Viewsonic have shown off their new 3D monitor at this years CES 2009 event, under the rather odd name of the "FuHzion" VX2265wm. Viewsonic are touting this as the "ultimate gaming monitor" which I'm sure is a claim we have seen from them, and every other manufacturer, in the past! The new VX2265wm offers a 1680 x 1050 resolution, 3ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/150 viewing angles.

The panel is TN Film based, but does support 120 Hz refresh and is ready for 3D stereoscopic gaming. In order to game in 3D you’ll need a NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision kit and one of the following GPUs: GeForce 8800 GT or higher, 9600 GT or higher, all GTX 200 series and Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit. There is a dual-link DVI-D interface with HDCP support, and integrated SRS WOW HD sound and high-quality stereo speakers.

The FuHzion VX2265wm should be released very soon and is expected to retail for $399 USD

Source: Viewsonic

 


Samsung Release New PCoIP, DisplayLink and 3D Monitors
January 9th 2009

Samsung have shown on all kinds of things at this years CES event, but of interest to us are some of their new PCoIP and 3D monitors. The SyncMaster 930ND is a 19-inch PC-over-IP-enabled display developed with Teradici Corporation. The screen offers 4 USB connectors, 2-way audio, and a DVI-out for connection of a secondary display.

Their new 22" 2233RZ screen is aimed at gamers and supports NVIDIA's GeForce 3D vision hardware. This screen will offer support for 3D stereoscopic gaming along with a 120Hz refresh rate, and should be released around April at a price of ~$349 USD. This model will feature a 1680 x 1050 resolution, 3ms G2G response time, 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles.


                  Above: Samsung 2243QW

Finally there are also three new DisplayLink compatible monitors, the SyncMaster D190SU (19-inch) and D220SU (22-inch). No word on release dates and prices for these yet. There's also the 22" 2243QW screen with a 1680 x 1050 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and offering VGA, DVI and USB connections. The 2243QW is shipping to Europe and the US now.

Source: Engadget

 


LG Display To Launch 120Hz 27" Monitor Panel
January 7th 2009

LG Display have showcased a new 27" monitor panel at this years CES 2009 event. The new panel will feature a 1920 x 1080 resolution, but will also incorporate a high refresh 120Hz technology, similar to that already used in LCD TV ranges. There's not really much information about this new panel, it's specs, or how this 120Hz technology will work. Will it be an interpolation technique that we see on LCD TV's or something else? At the moment, only Samsung really make 27" panels, so this could see the arrival of IPS matrices into the 27" monitor market as well. More info as we get it.

 


Dell Release New S2209W 1080p Monitor
January 7th 2009


Dell have followed in the footsteps of several other manufacturers recently, and released a new 21.5" screen in their range, featuring high 1080p resolution support. The new S2209W offers a full 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is a standard 72% gamut display, and features a DVI-D (HDCP supported) and D-sub interface. There is no HDMI connection here which is a shame, and the screen only offers a basic tilt function. The S2209W is TN Film based as you might expect, and comes with a sleek black frame designed to match the new Dell Inspiron systems.

The S2209W retails for $239 USD and £175 GBP

Source: Dell

 


NEC Launch LCD2690W2-BK-SV and LCD3090W-BK-SV Screens
January 7th 2009

Earlier this month at the Macworld event, NEC showed off two new models in their SpectraView range of screens. The MultiSync LCD2690W2-BK-SV (26-inch) and LCD3090W-BK-SV (30-inch) display both come with the SpectraView colour calibration sensor and software, which has also been launched separately as the SVII-PRO-KIT, retailing for $329 USD. The colorimeter itself is actually based on the X-Rite i1 Display 2, which is used and rebranded in many forms. The software analyzes these measurements and sends color adjustment commands directly to the display monitor, allowing the full color resolution and fidelity of the system to be maintained. The new sensor is custom manufactured and matched for wide color gamut displays, like the recently introduced MultiSync LCD2690WUXi² and LCD3090WQXi, in order to provide the most precise measurements possible with a colorimeter device. The sensor is also compatible with standard gamut LCD displays. The software offers calibrated display information, which shows the results of the calibration, including the measured color gamut, grayscale color tracking, Delta-E and luminance values.

The MultiSync LCD2690W2-BK-SV, LCD3090W-BK-SV and SVII-PRO-KIT are designed for users in the graphic design, digital animation, photography, print production, image analysis and CAD/CAM industries, as well as soft-copy clinical viewing in the medical field. The models offer three internal 12-bit look-up tables (LUTs), which allow precise adjustments to be made to the display’s tone response curve with minimal reduction to the number of displayable colors.

The 26" model covers 97.8% of the AdobeRGB colour space, and offers a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 8ms G2G response time (16ms ISO), 1000:1 contrast ratio, 320 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. There are DVI-I, DVI-D and D-sub interfaces, and the panel is IPS based. It's bacially the same as the 2690WUXi2 we discussed recently, just with the SpectraView calibration package included.

The 30" model offers 97.8% coverage of the AdobeRGB colour space as well, along with a 2560 x 1600 resolution, 6ms G2G response time (12ms ISO), 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen is also IPS based, and comes with a DVI-D and DVI-I interface.

The two new models retail for $1,449 (26") and $2,449 (30")

Source: NEC (26") and NEC (30")
 

 

 

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