Eizo S2242W with 1080p Resolution
June 1st 2009
Eizo have released
details of their new S-PVA based 22" model, also featuring a full 1920 x 1200
resolution. The new S2242W also comes with a 12ms response time, 1200:1
contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen
offers D-sub and DVI interfaces and offers a fully adjustable stand. The
colour gamut covers 92% of the NTSC colour space. The new S2242W also features
an integrated ambient light sensor for dynamic control of the screens
brightness, based on your working environment.
The new model should be
available in Germany first, and is expected to retail for around 550 Euro.
Samsung F2080 and F2380 Launched with cPVA Panels
June 1st 2009
Samsung have released
details of two new monitors in their SyncMaster range. The 20 inch F2080 and
23 inch F2380 use 10% recylced materials for production earning them the Gold
The F2080 offers a 1600
x 900 resolution, 8ms G2G response time, a massive 150,000:1 contrast ratio
(dynamic presumably), 250 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. There
is a D-sub and 2x DVI interfaces available. The larger F2380 offers the same
spec, but with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and 300 cd/m2 brightness.
Interestingly these new models are listed with a panel technology of "cPVA"
which appears to be a new flavour of Samsung's Patterned Vertical Alignment
technology. I don't know much more about it than that at the moment, and the
actual modules used don't appear to be listed on Samsung's website at present
(there are only TN Film based 23" modulesin fact), so further info is unknown.
There is talk that these new cPVA panels might represent a mid-point between
TN Film and S-PVA and perhaps they are a cost effcetive solution similar to
the recent e-IPS panels we have seen in models like the Dell 2209WA? More info
as we get it.
The Samsung SyncMaster
F2080 will come to the market at a price of 229 Euro. The SyncMaster F2380
will be available priced at 299 Euro. Both models will be available from the
end of June.
Dell Release New Eco-Friendly Displays
June 1st 2009
Dell have released
details of three new models in their range, following the current "green"
trend we see in the market. These new models come in sizes of 17, 19 and 22
inches with model numbers of E170S, E190S and P2210 respectively. The E170S
and E190S have a chassis composed of 25 percent post-consumer recycled
plastics while the P2210 makes use of halogen-reduced materials. All models
are EPEAT Gold and EnergyStar certified.
Prices are low for all
these new models, with the E170S and E190S set to retail for $110 and $130 USD
each. The P2210 is set to retail for $240 which is still pretty decent. Specs
and features are pretty modest as you would expect, but the 22" model does at
least offer DVI and DisplayPort connctivity as well. Further info and specs on
Dell's website, although all three models are predictably TN Film based.
LG.Display Manufacture 23" 3D Monitor Panel
June 1st 2009
LG.Display have recently
announced the successful manufacture of a new 23 inch monitor panel,
supporting 3D image technology. As well as supporting 3D content, the panel is
alaso said to be industry leading in terms of display brightness from a 3D
3D LCDs apply
time-sequential technologies so that the right and left eyes see different
images. This makes the images look three-dimensional for human eye. In
conventional 3D LCDs, the technologies were generally installed outside the
panel or into the viewing glass. However LG Display embedded most of the 3D
technologies directly in the panel, which enabled this product to make 3D
viewing brighter and overcome the previous technical limitations.
Specifically, 3D viewing is possible with low-priced polarized
glasses—translating into economical benefits for the consumers, while
conventional 3D LCD panels usually require special viewing glasses which are
costlier. There is no other information about panel specs as yet.
LG Display’s CTO and Executive Vice-President In-Jae Chung said, “The
display industry players are shifting their focus from two-dimensional to
three-dimensional technologies in order to deliver more vibrant and true
images. LG Display will step up development of 3D technologies and products to
provide customers and consumers with differentiated value.”
LG Display will showcase its new Full HD 23-inch 3D LCD panel with enhanced
brightness and more during the upcoming Society for Information Displays(SID)
2009 in San Antonio, Texas U.S.A.
NEC Updated Their 2490WUXi to Revision 2
June 1st 2009
reviewed the LCD2490WUXi screen as it began to hit European shores.
Elsewhere, in Japan for now, it seems NEC have updated the model slightly in
line with their recent upgrades of their 30" and 26" screens, including the
LCD2690WUXi2. The updated 24" model, now dubbed as the LCD2490WUXi2 is set
for release on 3rd June in Japan for the equivalent of about $1431 USD. Specs
have changed a little, but the panel is still IPS based thankfully. Brightness
is now listed at 320 cd/m2 instead of 400, and gives us a static contrast
ratio of 1000:1 instead of 800:1. Other specs and features remain unchanged as
compared with the original 2490WUXi as far as we can tell at this time.
Not sure about UK
Samsung Release Super-Slim P2370 Monitors
May 12th 2009
Hot on the heals of the P2070 monitor
we discussed a few
weeks back, Samsung have now announced the release of their 23" P2370 and
P2370HD models. The former of the two offers a thickness of only 30mm, while
the latter is a little more "chunky" at 65.5mm. These new models again feature
Samsung's ToC (Touch of Colour) design and 1080p HD support.
The P2370HD is basically the same as the P2370, but
features an integrated DTV tiner, speakers and comes with a remote control for
that all-in-one multimedia solution. The HD version also offers additional
HDMI and component connections.
Both screens offer a 1920 x 1080 resolution from their
23"WS TN Film panels. This comes with a 2ms G2G response time (5ms on the HD
version only), 1000:1 contrast ratio (50,000:1 DCR), 250 cd/m2 brightness and
170/160 viewing angles.
NEC Release Updated 'Energy Efficient' EA221WMe
May 12th 2009
NEC already have their EA221WM screen out in the market,
but have decided to release an updated "energy efficient" version as well. The
new EA221WMe (notice the "e" on the end!) offers the same design and spec as
the original version, but NEC have trimmed down the number of CCFL backlight
tubes being used to save on power by > 30%.
The NEC press release states: "By
saving on two backlights the NEC MultiSync EA221WMe demonstrates outstanding
energy efficiency and features a low overall power consumption of 26 Watts and
just 19 Watts in Eco Mode. Positioned for ease of use at the front of the
display, the new NEC One Touch Eco Button instantly allows the display’s
brightness to be reduced to enable even greater energy savings. The NEC
MultiSync EA221WMe is also one of only a few monitors on the market to achieve
EPEAT “Gold” certification (black model only). In addition the NEC MultiSync
EA221WMe satisfies all the requirements for the forthcoming Energy Star 5.0
The 22" widescreen offers a 1680 x 1050 resolution TN
Film panel. This has a 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2
brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. There is a DVI-D (with HDCP) and VGA
interface available, and the stand is fully adjustable. The screen retails for
Dell ST2010 Released
May 12th 2009
Dell have released details of their new 20" LCD monitor,
offering a design in line with their XPS and Dell Studio systems. Being 16:9
aspect ratio rather than 16:10, the new screen only supports a 1600 x 900
resolution, rather than the full 1680 x 1050 resolution normally used in this
sector. The TN Film panel offers a 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio,
250 cd/m2 brightness and 160/160 viewing angles. The stand offers a basic tilt
adjustment only. Nothing staggering there really. There is an HDMI interface
along with the usual D-sub for connecting external devices.
The only other thing to note is that the screen uses a 2
lamp backlighting unit, and so power consumption is as much as 25% less than
comparable models with 4x lamps. Seems to be the trend at the moment...No word
on availability, but it is expected to retail for around $130 USD.
Collins Amercia CinemaView Screens Imitate Apple
April 15th 2009
If you're looking for a
lower cost alternative to the fancy Apple Cinema Display screens, Collins
America are here to help with their new "CinemaView" range designed for Mac
users. The 3 new models are all Mini DisplayPort enabled and come in
widescreen formats of 19, 20.1 and 24 inches with resolutions of 1440 x 900,
1680 x 1050 and 1920 x 1080.
The design, name and
interface options are all very similar to Apple's models, but the price is
where there is a big difference. Apple's 24" LED Cinema Display retails for
$899 USD, but Collins America's 24" model retails for only $499. You will lose
the LED backlighting unit, and the screen is TN Film based as opposed to H-IPS
in Apple's model (in fact all 2 models are TN Film based). The models still
feature and aluminium frame and stand, and features a tilt adjustment and
glossy glass front screen cover. If you want something with a sleak design and
similar to Apple's monitors in features, these might well be worth a look.
- 19"WS, 1440 x 900 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio,
350 cd/m2 brightness, 170/160 viewing angles. $299 USD
- 20.1"WS, 1680 x 1050 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio,
350 cd/m2 brightness, 170/160 viewing angles. $399
- 24"WS, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast
ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness, 170/160 viewing angles. £499
ViewSonic VG2427wm 1080p Monitor Announced
April 15th 2009
Viewsonic have quietly
announced the release of their new 24" 1080p monitor. The VG2427wm offers a
1920 x 1080 resolution, 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2
brightness. The screen also feature integrated stereo speakers, 2-port USB
hub and a height adjustable stand. The screen retails for $499 USD.
Samsung Release 2333HD Monitor with TV Tuner
April 8th 2009
Samsung have recently
announced the release of a new 23" model in their range. The new 2333HD will
offer a 1920 x 1080 resolution (1080p compliant), 5ms response time, 10,000:1
dynamic contrast ratio (1000:1 static), 300 cd/m2 brightness and 160/160
viewing angles. The new screen is obviously TN Film based, but does feature a
few multimedia extras including 15pin D-sub, DVI-D, 2x HDMI and Component
interfaces. There is also an integrated DTV Tuner and an Optical Out for
audio. There is only a basic tilt adjustment, but this could prove a fairly
cost effective way of getting a combined desktop display / LCD TV.
LG Shows Off W53 SMART Monitor Series
April 8th 2009
new SMART series from LG is designed to "reduce eye-strain during extended
use". The so-called SMART technologies inclue things like an ambient light
sensor which automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen depending on
ambient lighting conditions.
extensive research throughout Europe and Asia, and learned that one major
complaint people had about their monitors was eyestrain from the screen being
either too bright or too dark,”
said B.B. Hwang, President and CEO of LG Electronics Business Solutions
“Because of this, LG’s W53 SMART Monitors
are packed with the world’s first full suite of intelligent features that
optimize the screen’s brightness to reduce eyestrain. This also significantly
reduces power consumption by lowering the intensity of the backlight.”
The new LG W53 SMART Monitor Series
also incorporates a 'Cinema Mode' that eliminates distractions while watching
online videos. This works by greying out the areas of the screen which are not
showing the video itself, so your eyes are not distracted by other content on
the page such as adverts. There is a proximity sensor that activates the light
whenever a hand approaches its operational buttons, making them easier to see.
The lights are also turned off during normal use to make them less distracting.
Continuing the working smart and reducing eyestrain theme, these monitors also
include a timer that reminds users to take a break from their work at
predetermined intervals. Reminders can easily be set to once per hour or at
specific times through the same easy-to-use interface that controls the
monitor’s settings. Not sure whether you need baby-sitting to this extent
W53 SMART Monitors are available in sizes from 18.5 to 27 inches. Monitors
larger than 21.5 inches offer 1920 x 1080p Full HD resolution with a 16:9
aspect ratio, making them the perfect fit for Full HD movies and games. The
monitors also boast a digital fine contrast ratio of up to 50,000:1 and a 2ms
W53 SMART Monitors will be available in major markets around the world
including U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, South America and
CIS starting in April of this year.
Samsung P2070 Monitor with Ultra-thin Design
April 6th 2009
Samsung have released
details of their new 20" widescreen P2070 monitor this week. The new screen
comes in an impressive new design and is a mere 30mm thick.
The unique design
combines a transparent base and screen frame made of two technologies TOC
(Touch of Color) create inexpressible feeling of airiness. This leaves
you to enjoy the image on the screen while the bezel and stand are discrete
and sleek. Through the
use of a new generation of the automatic control of energy consumption, power
consumption is reduced by almost 33% compared to conventional models of
The P2070 features a 1600 x 900 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 1000:1
static contrast (50,000:1 dynamic), 250 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing
angles. The panel is TN Film based, and this model offers a basic tilt
adjustment and DVI-I interface.
Samsung Russia (translated)
AOC 2434Pw Wins Product Design Award
April 6th 2009
AOC's new "Angelo" 23.6" monitor has impressed jurors of the 'Rd Dot Awards'
this week, who awarded it winner of the 2008 product design category. This is
attributed, according to AOC's press release, to the screens oval base and
ultra-smooth height adjustment. Overall the screen offers a clean and simple
The 2434Pw offers a 23.6"WS panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2ms G2G
response time, 60,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness and
170/160 viewing angles. There are D-sub and HDMI connections available.
The 2434Pw is equipped with an analogue and an HDMI connection and has two
integrated 3W loudspeakers. The Angelo LCD TFT monitor is available now from
all European AOC distributors.
LG.Display Release New Panel Modules
March 12th 2009
LG.Display have updated
their online catalogue of monitor panels, featuring a couple of new additions.
The only noteworthy addition is perhaps the new 25" widescreen module, the
LM250WF1. This is a new panel size in the market, and this is the first of its
size we have seen so far from the mainstream manuafacturers. The new panel is
TN Film based and offers a 1080p resolution and 5ms response time. The full
specs of the new panels are shown below, and have been added to our
panel parts database as well.
LG Launch New IPS Based 22" and 24" Monitors
March 12th 2009
LG have recently
announced the launch of their new W20 series of screens, featuring a range of
features including IPS panel technology, and even RGB LED backlighting in some
cases. These new screens and aimed primarily at graphics use and for people
who need accurate colours. "With the W20 series, we
are serving both graphics beginners and users with professional demands”,
explains Nils Seib, Manager for Public Relations, LG Electronics Deutschland
W2420R - 24"
IPS panel with RGB LED backlighting covering a reported 100% of the AdobeRGB
colour space, which equates to 135% of the NTSC colour space. This model
also features hardware based calibration using the LGE Calibrator tool,
and a light protection hood. The screen will offer a 1920 x 1200 resolution,
6ms G2G response time (although for some reason this is specified as ISO on
the German LG sites - fairly sure it should be G2G though), 1000:1 contrast
ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles. The W2420R features a
12-bit LUT This model comes in a matte black finish as shown above
W2420P - 24",
1920 x 1200 resolution, 5ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 400
cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles. This model comes in a silver
finish. Interestingly this appears to be the first 1080p IPS based 22" model
in the market
W2220P - 22",
1920 x 1200 resolution, 5ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300
cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles. This model also comes in a silver
finish (as shown above)
All models in the W20
range feature 2x HDMI interfaces, DVI-D (HDCP supported) and a D-sub interface
for connectivity. Each comes with a height-adjustable
rotating and tilting base as well as touch-sensitive surfaces and hotkeys.
The LG W2420R is available
from May priced at 1,630.00 Euro, while the W2420P and W2220P are available from
July and cost 400.00 Euro for the 24-inch model and 260.00 Euro for the 22-inch