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2009 Archive

December 2009:

Acer Release 24" 120Hz G245 Monitor
BenQ To Release 27" M2700HD Monitor
ViewSonic Release 26" IPS VP2655wb
Iiyama Release Multi-Touch ProLite T2250MTS-1
ViewSonic VX1932wm-LED Eco-Friendly Monitor
NEC To Launch New PA Series IPS Screens in 2010

November 2009:

Samsung P2770HD New 27" Screen
Acer S243HL with LED Backlighting

October 2009:

Dell Touchscreen SX2210T Display
New Dell 27" On It's Way? - Dell U2711
Apple 27-inch iMac with LED, IPS and High Resolution
AOC Release Two Super-Slim White LED Displays
ViewSonic Release IPS-based VP2365wb
Dell Release New ST2210 and ST2310 Models

September 2009:

BenQ Release LED Backlit G920WL and G922HDL
LG Flatron W2363V Released
HP Release the First 25 Inch Screen, New 2509m

August 2009:

Dell Release 24" U2410 with IPS Panel
HP Release 27" Widescreen 2709m
Dell Release E2010H, E210H and E2310H Models

July 2009:

NEC EA231WMi - The First 16:9 IPS Based 23" Screen
Dell 2410WFP On Its Way Soon?
LG Release LED Backlit W2286 Display
HP Eco-Friendly LE1901w and LE2201w
 

 


Acer Release 24" 120Hz G245 Monitor
December 24th 2009

Acer have recently released details of their new 24" (well, near enough at 23.6") 120Hz screen. The G245 (also known as the GD245HQ) offers an impressive spec on paper with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 80,000:1 DCR, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 72% NTSC colour gamut and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is TN Film based of course, and looks to be using CMO's new M236H5 120Hz panel.

There is a D-sub, DVI and HDMI interface available and a tilt, swivel and pivot function from the stand. There is no height adjustment though on this model.

Availability and price are unknown at the moment.

 


BenQ To Release 27" M2700HD Monitor
December 24th 2009

The new screen will offer a 10-watt EmbracingSound surround sound system along with comprehensive connectivity that rivals televisions including dual HDMI 1.3 connectors, component, composite, and SPDIF to effortlessly host all office and entertainment needs. The screen is 27" in size and 16:9 in format. It offers a full 1080p 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms response time, 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 400 cd/m2 brightness. It looks to me like the screen will be TN Fillm based and we're waiting on the full official spec from BenQ.

Senseye Human Vision Technology innately optimizes picture quality via six proprietary calibration techniques encompassing brightness, dynamic contrast ratio, hue, saturation, 3D noise reduction, and dual-trace sharpness.  Furthermore, Senseye 3 digital image enhancement calibrates true colors in all multimedia and office display scenarios via the 6 preset viewing modes :  Standard (office and Internet), Movie (DVD and TV), Game, Photo, sRGB (for 100% color consistency across all sRGB devices), and Eco (for power-savings) modes.

The M2700HD will be available any time now.   

Source: BenQ

 


ViewSonic Release 26" IPS VP2655wb
December 8th 2009

A little while back we spoke about the new 23" VP2365wb screen from Viewsonic, a new model featuring IPS panel technology. The company are now also releasing a new 26" screen in their professional series of monitors, the VP2655wb. The new model will offer a 25.5"WS area, 1920 x 1200 resolution, 5ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio (4000:1 DCR), 400 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen will also offer a 118% NTSC colour gamut and there is a D-sub and DVI-D interface available. The stand features a full range of height, tilt, swivel and pivot functions

The VP2655wb is available now at $1299 USD

Source: Viewsonic
Further: Testfreaks

 


Iiyama Release Multi-Touch ProLite T2250MTS-1
December 8th 2009

Taking touch screen technology to a whole new level, monitor manufacturer iiyama have launched their first multi-touch monitor - the ProLite T2250MTS.  This 22" high specification monitor enables a multitude of gestures and actions whilst being fully Windows 7 compliant. The T2250MTS displays how the latest technology allows you to zoom in and out, scroll, stretch, highlight and rotate on an amazing range of platforms on your PC by using certain tap, flick, grab and pincer gestures.  

The screen offers a 22"WS area, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 260 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The panel is TN Film based. Eco-friendly it has 1W max power output in standby mode and connectivity inputs of Analogue and DVI guarantees compatibility with all Apple Mac and PC computers.

The T2250MTS will be available during December at £239 GBP

Source: Iiyama

 


ViewSonic VX1932wm-LED Eco-Friendly Monitor
December 8th 2009

Viewsonic's VX1932wm has been out for a little while now, but they have now released an "eco-friendly" version of the screen featuring LED backlighting this time. Among the product highlights are an WLED backlight acapable of adjusting the brightness dynamically, a dynamic contrast ratio of up to 10 million:1 (!!) and uses a reported 50% less power than traditional screens.

In terms of specs, the VX1932wm-LED offers a 19"WS screen, 1440 x 900 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is TN Film based, There are D-sub and DVI-D interfaces available for connectivity and a basic tilt function from the stand along with built in stereo speakers.

The VX1932wm-LED is available now for ~$169 USD

Source: Viewsonic

 


NEC To Launch New PA Series IPS Screens in 2010
December 8th 2009

NEC have released a few early details of some screens coming in early 2010 in their new PA series. Some bits of information are known about the new series. We know they are fitting with NEC's (and everyone elses!) "Green Vision" and are to be equipped with the NEC Carbon Savings Metre. This offers more transparency regarding the CO2 balance sheet of the monitor. For these reasons, the first model in the series has already been awarded the iF product design award for 2010.

We also know that the new screens will feature IPS panel technology, and a reported 3D LUT for maximum colour control. There is even mention that they will feature 10-bit panels, but I would wait until a more confirmed release before reading too much into this. As you know, IPS panels are typically 8-bit at the moment, so either there is a new range of panels being produced, or this is a 10-bit colour palette or internal LUT. It is also known that the screens will offer DisplayPort connectivity for future proofing.

More details will be released in January 2010

 


Samsung P2770HD New 27" Screen
November 22nd 2009

Samsung have recently released their new 27" P2770HD screen. This new model is designed to offer a combined monitor and TV solution, with a good range of connectivity and audio-visial options includeddd.

The P2770HD offers a 27"WS screen area, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms response time, 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is TN Film based.

There is a built in DVB-T and DVB-C TV tuner, making this is a good option for a combined monitor and TV set. The screen also offers VGA, component, DVI, HDMI and AV interfaces for a wide range of connectivity options. There are also integrated stereo speakers, along with an optical audio output if you want to connect to something higher end for your sound. The Dolby Digital plus and SRS Tru Surround HD audio standards are also supported.

The P2770HD is available now for 499 Euro

Source: Samsung
Further: Testfreaks

 


Acer S243HL with LED Backlighting
November 22nd 2009

Acer have released details of their new 24" screen using the latest White-LED backlighting technology. The monitor is being touted as the slimmest monitor on the market, with a thickness of only 15mm and a very sleak design. There is a thin black bezel and an unusual L-shaped brushed aluminium stand. The screen also features discreet integrated speakers.

The S243HL offers a 24" widescreen area, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, a massive 8 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is TN Film based and has an NTSC colour space of 68% and a 6-bit+Hi-FRC colour depth. There are VGA and 2x HDMI connectors, and a tilt function from the stand.

The S243HL is available this month from 379 Euro.

Source: Acer

 


Dell Touchscreen SX2210T Display
October 28th 2009

Some more early leaked information from Dell, this time about a new 21.5" model in their range. The new SX2210T features a 21.5" panel, 1920 x 1080 resolution along with a 2ms G2G response time, 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1000:1 static contrast ratio), 220 cd/m2 brightness and 160/160 viewing angles. In fact, the spec matches the already available SX2210 screen. This is just the updated touch screen version where you will need to hook up a USB connection for the touch interface. The screen supports multi-touch panning and zooming when attached to a Windows 7 machine.

The SX2210T also offers a 2MP webcam and microphone, along with VGA, HDMI and DVI interface options. The SX2210T is available from Dell for $469 USD now.

Source: Dell
Further: Testfreaks

 


New Dell 27" On It's Way? - Dell U2711
October 28th 2009

Without meaning to gossip too much, Dell appear to have accidentally leaked an early indication of a probable new 27" model in their range. It's quite common for Dell to release information of early images on their website, before the screens are officially announced. We don't have very much information at this stage, but the 'U2711' model is listed on several sections of Dell's website, including in the compatibility list with their  soundbar kit here. Perhaps if we are lucky it will offer similar panel specs to the new 27-inch iMac! More information as we get it, but expect further information to appear in the coming weeks...

 


Apple 27-inch iMac with LED, IPS and High Resolution
October 28th 2009

The new all in one computer solution from iMac has been updated, this time with new 21.5" and 27" models. I'm sure the 27" is bound to attract a lot of attention so we'll start there. The new model offers an IPS panel, LED backlighting and a massive 2560 x 1440 resolution. In addition to this, there is a 370 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The panel coating is glossy as well. The new iMac will feature a new IPS panel from LG.Display, the LM270WQ1. Full information on this is not on LG.Display's website at the moment.

From an internal potin of view, there is a quad-core processor (various options), Radeon HD4850 GPU or HD4670 GPU and all the usual up to date connection options. More info on that on the web, we are more interested in the screen and panel here.

Source: Apple
Further: Testfreaks

 


AOC Release Two Super-Slim White LED Displays
October 28th 2009

AOC have announced the release of two new models in their Verfino range. The new V19+ (19") and V22+ (22") both feature a super slim 18.5mm profile, and the use of White LED backlighting. These screens feature a dynamic contrast ratio of 1 million:1, 2ms G2G response time and come equiped with a webcam, mic and speakers. There is a VGA and HDMI (with HDCP) interface available.

As you might expect, AOC are also playing on the environmental impact of their screens, or lack thereof. "Protection of the environment using green technology is a top priority at AOC. “Compared to many conventional models, Verfino stands out by consuming approximately 20% less power. Featuring an Eco-mode, these displays are completely mercury-free and fulfill the highest international environmental standards (RoHs, EPEAT Silver). In addition, the material-saving packaging is also 100% recycled”, says AOC’s Stefan Sommer.

The 22” V22+ is available from November for a recommended retail price of 195 EUR/ £176 GBP, and the 19” V19+ for 175 EUR/ £158 GBP at the end of the year.

Further: Testfreaks (V22+)

 


ViewSonic Release IPS-based VP2365wb
October 15th 2009

Viewsonic have followed closely behind NEC, who recently announced the release of the first 23" model to utilise IPS panel technology. The new VP2365wb forms part of ViewSonic's popular 'professional range' of screens, and offers a 23" screen size and 1920 x 1080 resolution. This also comes with a 14ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen features a DVI and VGA interface along with a 4 port USB hub. There is a full range of height, tilt, pivot and rotate adjustments available from the stand.

Source: Viewsonic
Further: Testfreaks

 


Dell Release New ST2210 and ST2310 Models
October 15th 2009

Dell have quietly released details of two new models in their range on their website, this time in sizes of 21.5" and 23". Both come with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 50:000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 5ms response time, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 160/160 viewing angles. Both are TN Film based. They both offer DVI, VGA and HDMI interfaces, but only come with a tilt adjustment from the limited stand.

The ST2210 is available now at $259 and the ST2310 at $229 (yes, cheaper for the 23"!)

Source: Dell
Further: Testfreaks (ST2310)

 


BenQ Release LED Backlit G920WL and G922HDL
September 10th 2009

With the never ending quest for environmentally friendly 'green' IT, BenQ have focused their efforts on bringing us some smaller sized screens to the market, this time using LED backlighting. The new models carry all kinds of certifications, are mercury free and are the most energy efficient displays in the 19" and 18.5" sectors.

They both offer a 5ms response time, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 170/160 viewing angles and are equipped with DVI and D-sub interfaces. The screens are reported to offer dynamic contrast ratios of up to 5 million:1, but for those who are interested, they come with a 1000:1 static contrast ratio. The resolutions vary a little with the 19" G920WL offering 1440 x 900 and the 18.5" G922HDL offering 1366 x 768.

Source: BenQ

 


LG Flatron W2363V Released
September 10th 2009

LG are set to release a new 23" screen into the market, with a fairly unusual design. The new W2363V comes in a white design and offers a series of features aimed at gamers. The screen offers a 2ms G2G response time, and a "thru mode" similar to what we saw with the NEC 24WMGX3, where you can bypass some circuitry to reduce input lag. The screen also offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 70,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is TN Film based as you might have gathered.

There are a few other nice features included here as well, such as the SRS TruSurround HD speakers for 360 degree sound support. There is an auto brightness control, a great range of aspect ratio controls and the screen offers DVI, VGA, 2x HDMI and component interfaces. HDCP is supported of course.

Source: LG

 


HP Release the First 25 Inch Screen, New 2509m
September 10th 2009

It's an unusual size for a desktop monitor, but HP have released their new 2509m display, offering a 25" diagonal size. This is the first 25.0" screen we have seen in the market  I think, and offers a full 1080p 1920 x 1080 resolution, 3ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio (60,000:1 dynamic), 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. There are integrated speakers and VGA, DVI and HDMI interfaces available (with HDCP support). There is only a basic tilt function from the stand, and HP's product description seems to suggest the screen features a glossy 'BrightView' coating.

The screen is available from HP now at $299 USD

Source: HP

 


Dell Release 24" U2410 with IPS Panel
August 6th 2009

It's what many people have been asking for, a new 24" model from Dell, but this time, using an IPS panel! Dell have seemingly done away with their Samsung S-PVA panels in this size, and after the success of the 22" e-IPS based 2209WA, they now have the U2410 in their range.

The monitor is being promoted with a 12-bit internal LUT and a palette of 1 billion colours. There's a 100% sRGB colour gamut, 1920 x 1200 resolution, 80,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1000:1 static), 6ms G2G response time, 400 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. There are VGA, DVI-D (HDCP), component, composite, HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces available.

The U2410 is set to retail for 69,000 yen in Japan (about $750 USD). No word on US or UK release or prices just yet.

Source: Dell Japan (Translated)

 


HP Release 27" Widescreen 2709m
August 5th 2009

HP have released details of a new 27" widescreen monitor in their range. The new 2709m will offer a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 3ms G2G response time, 1000: contrast ratio (30,000:1 dynamic control), 400 cd/m2 brightness and 92% NTSC colour gamut. There is a VGA, DVI and 2x HDMI interfaces available, with digital interfaces having HDCP support. There is a basic tilt and swivel function from the stand and the screen is available now in the US for $499.99 USD.

Source: HP

 


Dell Release E2010H, E210H and E2310H Models
August 5th 2009

Dell have released details of three new models in their "2010" (the year that is!) range of screens on their website. The new models include the 20" E2010H, the 22" E2210H and the 23" E2310H. The models all feature dual CCFL backlighting to help reduce power consumption significantly and fit into their Economical range.

  • E2010H - 20"WS size, 1600 x 900 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. 24W power consumption.

  • E2210H - 21.5"WS size, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. 27W power consumption

  • E2310H -23"WS size, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. 29W power consumption. (pictured above)

All three models are TN Film based panel with tilt adjustment stands, 72% NTSC gamut, VGA and DVI interfaces with HDCP support. The models are set to retail for $210, $260 and $300 respectively and are listed on Dell's website as per the above links.

 


NEC EA231WMi - The First 16:9 IPS Based 23" Screen
July 21st 2009

Available from Autumn 2009, NEC are set to release the first IPS based screen in the 23" sector, which is in a 16:9 aspect ratio. "The MultiSync EA231WMi combines excellent image quality in high resolution (full HD) with low energy consumption and its wide screen format enhances productivity. Another innovation for NEC desktop displays is the DisplayPort interface for future-proof digital connectivity. Priced at a similar level as conventional 19“ or wide 22“ models it offers more display area to work with several applications at the same time. The monitor comes with TCO 5.0 certification and is therefore ideally suited for professional use."

The rest of the spec is unconfirmed at the moment, and LG.Display don't have any 16:9 aspect IPS panels on their website yet either. More information as it becomes available, but the screen is expected to retail for around 300 - 350 Euroes.

Source: NEC

 


Dell 2410WFP On Its Way Soon?
July 21st 2009

It might not be anything to get excited about yet, but there has been mention of some new models on Dell's website, including a new 2410WFP. If you read through the description for some of Dell's monitor mounting arms, there is a section stating "Supported monitors include: Dell 2709WFP, Dell 2410WFP, Dell 2210WFP, Dell 2209WFP, Dell 2010WFP, Dell 1909WFP, Dell E2209WFP, Dell E2009WFP, Dell E1909WFP, Dell G2410WFP and Dell G2210WFP. Monitor availability may vary by region."

It would seem logical that Dell will eventually release a 2010 version of their popular 20", 22" and 24" WFP models, and this is perhaps the first indication of an imminent release (?) from Dell themselves. We don't have any further information at this time, but as we hear more, I will certainly post back.

Source: Dell

 


LG Release LED Backlit W2286 Display
July 4th 2009

LG have announced details of their new 22 inch widescreen W2286 monitor. The new display offers an LED backlight and ultra-thin design. The W2286 offers a 1680 x 1050 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio (with a massive 1 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio too!) and is TN Film based. There is minimal power consumption as well at only 26 watts, and the screen offers VGA, DVI and 2x HDMI interfaces. The screen is also very thin at only 18mm.

Retail price is reported to be about 290 Euroes, and there is also talk of a 24" model coming soon.

Source: Prad.de

 


HP Eco-Friendly LE1901w and LE2201w
July 4th 2009

HP have released two new models in their LE range of screens, being touted as 'eco-friendly' screens as is the trend at the moment. The new LE1901w and LE2201w have an improved optical film stack, allowing HP to use a reduced backlight (and therefore save energy), while still allowing the user to experience a high brightness level from their screen. The 22" LE2201w uses 30W power in operation, and only 2W in standby. The 19" LE1901w uses 23W and 2W respectively.

In terms of specs, there is nothing special heree. The 22" model for example offers a 1680 x 1050 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 160/160 viewing angles. Both this and the smaller LE1901w (same specs but with a 1440 x 900 resolution) are TN Film based.

The LE2201w retails for £151 GBP while the LE1901w retails for £115.

 

 

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