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March 2010:

Dell G2410H, a 24" with WLED Backlighting
Lenovo L2461x Multi-touch Monitor with 120Hz
LG W2363D - A New 23" Monitor with 120Hz
Asus Release 27" PG276H With 120Hz

February 2010:

BenQ Release 9 New V Series LED Monitors
Samsung NC240 23.6" PC-over-IP Solution
Samsung P2450H Touch Of Color Monitor
Asus Release New MS Series of Screens
Eizo ColorEdge CG223W - 22" 10-bit VA Panel
Eizo Release 30" IPS ColorEdge CG303W
10-bit IPS Panels - A Discussion
NEC PA231W, PA271W and PA301W Premium Monitor Details
Dell U2711 Now Available to Buy
NEC PA241W - 24" IPS Screen for Colour Enthusiasts
Further Details on the Samsung F2380MX


January 2010:

Dell Accidentally Leak Firmware Fix for U2410!
Samsung Release 23" Screens with 'World's Highest Contrast Ratio'
ViewSonic Release New 24" and 27" Screens at CES 2010
ViewSonic Launch new 24" 120Hz V3D241wm
HP Release 21.5" IPS Based ZR22w
Iiyama Release 27" ProLite B2712HDS-1 Monitor
Details of New 27" Dell U2711 Released

Samsung Announce LED Backlit 23" PX2370
HP Release IPS Based 24" ZR24w Display

 

Dell G2410H, a 24" with WLED Backlighting
March 22nd 2010

Designed with high efficiency and low power consumption in mind, Dell have just released their new G2410H model in their 24" range. This new screen features WLED (White LED) backlighting to help reduce power consumption to less than 20W when in use, and <0.15W when in power save mode using VGA input. The screen will also feature an ambient light sensor and dynamic dimming features to help keep power consumption to a minimum, and comes in all kinds of recyclable packaging.

In terms of specs the G2410H offers:

Size

Resolution

Response Time

Contrast Ratio

Dynamic CR

Brightness
(cd/m2)

Viewing Angles

Colour
Depth

Panel
Tech

Ergo-nomics

Interfaces

24" 1920 x 1080 5ms 1000:1 1M:1 250 170/160 16.7m TN Film Tilt, swivel, height VGA and DVI-D (HDCP)

The G2410H is available now for $339 USD

Source: Dell

 


Lenovo L2461x Multi-touch Monitor with 120Hz
March 22nd 2010

Details are thin at the moment, but Lenovo look set to release a new multi-touch (touchscreen) monitor in their range. The new L2461x is 23.6" in size, and is also reported to offer 120Hz MEMC (Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation)  technology. The naming of this almost suggests it is using an interpolation type technology to estimate and 'guess' the intermediate frames on the screen, similar to how 120Hz LCD TV's operate. We will wait and see how the technology ends up. It will also feature a 2 MP webcame and 4 port USB hub.

In terms of other specs, not much is known other than it will offer a 1920 x 1080 resolution and 300 cd/m2 brightness. More details as we get them. The screen will apparently retail for around $550 USD.

 


LG W2363D - A New 23" Monitor with 120Hz
March 5th 2010

LG have released details of a new 23" model in their range of desktop monitors, which will include support for 3D gaming and a true 120Hz refresh rate. The W2363D offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 3ms G2G response time, 70,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and even offers a thru mode for reduced input lag in 2D (ie 60Hz) mode. The screen is of course TN Film based.

The integrated SRS Tru-Surround HD system provides virtual surround sound, improved bass and clear, high-frequency 3D experience. There are also DVI-D and 2x HDMI interfaces available.

The W2363D is expected to retail for about 379 Euros, and will be available in black from May

 


Asus Release 27" PG276H With 120Hz
March 5th 2010

Asus have announced details recently and shown off at CEBIT 2010 their new 27" screen supporting 120Hz technology. The new PG276H screen is reported to offer a full 1080HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen will be TN Film based as you would expect and is compatible with 3D gaming and a true 120Hz input signal.

The PG276H will be available in June with an expected retail price of between $549 - 599 USD

Source (and image): Softpedia

 


BenQ Release 9 New V Series LED Monitors
February 25th 2010

Not one to be outdone in the LED monitor market, BenQ have recently released a range of 9 new monitors in their V series line-up, spanning HD to Full HD, 18.5”W to 24”W, bringing the company’s total LED lineup to 23 models. 

"Distinguishing BenQ’s new V Series from the competition are class-leading slimness (14mm and 15mm^), extreme energy efficiency, and unbeatable dynamic contrast ratio (10M:1 DCR).  Today’s sophisticated consumer will further be drawn to the V Series’ distinctiveness by exclusive and high-end characteristics, including Senseye® Human Vision Technology, HDMI 1.3^, eco-friendly engineering, headphone jack^, and globally-renowned iF award designation."

The new models include the new 23" V2320 and new 24" models - V2420 and V2420H. Full line up is as below

  • 18.5”W - V920 / V920P

  • 21.5”W - V2220 (image shown above) / V2220P / V2220H / V2220HP

  • 23.0”W - V2320

  • 24.0”W - V2420 / V2420H 

These new models all feature White-LED backlighting as opposed to traditional CCFL backlighting units, allowing BenQ to make the models very thin. This however does not elevate the colour gamut as possible with RGB LED backlighting in some higher end models. DVI and D-Sub equip all models while HDMI 1.3 and headphone jack are available on models designated with an “H”.  Displays having a “P” in the model name are glare panel.

Source: BenQ (Also: V2220 / V2220H spec)
Further: Testfreaks (V920)

 


Samsung NC240 23.6" PC-over-IP Solution
February 25th 2010

Time for something a little different to the norm with Samsung's NC240 23.6" monitor solution. This integrated all-in-one monitor feature PC-over-IP® technology, for fully stateless, low-power, fanless alternatives to the traditional desktop PC. Working directly from a central server, you sacrifice nothing and gain efficiencies. Your full desktop, including any USB devices, HD video and HD audio, is delivered from a back rack workstation, tower, blade or other PCoIP-enabled host. The NC240 is the secure way to more efficiently manage your business.

In terms of a monitor spec, the NC240 offers:

Size

Resolution

Response Time

Contrast Ratio

Dynamic CR

Brightness
(cd/m2)

Viewing Angles

Colour
Depth

Panel
Tech

Ergo-nomics

Interfaces

23.6"WS 1920 x 1080 5ms 1000:1 n/a 300 170/160 16.7m TN Film swivel, height D-sub

[System] - PCoIP Processor : Tera1100 - Memory : XDR 128 MB - Operating System : None - HD Audio : ALC883 - Ethernet : Gigabit Switching Hub

[Connectivity] - VGA in (for PC monitor), DVI out (for Dual Video) - 10 / 100 / 1000 RJ45 Ethernet - Internal Speaker (1 W x 2) - Headphone out - Microphone in - Line in - USB1.1 x 4 (2 x Rear, 2 x Side)

Source: Samsung
Further: Testfreaks

 


Samsung P2450H Touch Of Color Monitor
February 25th 2010

Samsung's product description states: "The Samsung P2450H widescreen LCD monitor gives you a premium monitor an at accessible price. Its Touch of Color cabinet features a stunning rose-black gradation reminiscent of a fading sunset, while a thin, graceful neck adds elegance. Touch-sensitive OSD (On Screen Display) control buttons add another level of refinement. Dynamic contrast ratio of 70,000:1 gives you tremendous detail, while 2 ms (G to G) response time gives you razor-sharp motion graphics along with 1,920 x 1,080 full HD resolution. The P2450H also has HDMI connectivity. It’s beauty within budget."

The P2450H offers:

Size

Resolution

Response Time

Contrast Ratio

Dynamic CR

Brightness
(cd/m2)

Viewing Angles

Colour
Depth

Panel
Tech

Ergo-nomics

Interfaces

24"WS

1920 x 1080

2ms G2G

1000:1

70,000:1

300

170/160

16.7m

TN Film

Tilt

D-sub, DVI-D, HDMI

Within the same Touch Of Color series, Samsung have also released the 20" P2050 and 22" P2250 models for those wanting something a little smaller.

Source: Samsung (P2450H)

 


Asus Release New MS Series of Screens
February 25th 2010

Asus have recently unveiled their new "Designo" MS series of screens in sizes from 20" up to 23.6". Asus' press release says: "Graceful design combines with leading quality components and ASUS Splendid™ Video Intelligence Technology to deliver crisp fast visuals in Full HD 1080p, 50,000:1 contrast ratio, 2ms response time and an extra 40% in power savings. The unique spherical ring stand features Ergo-Fit Technology that lets the user adjust the monitor’s tilt angle with just one gentle nudge of a finger. The Designo MS Series’ ergonomic design puts the screen at eye level for a comfortable and productive dual screen computing experience when deployed as a notebook’s supplementary monitor."

The key features of the screens include an ultra-slim 16.5mm profile with glossy black bezel and pearl-white back. There's the ring-stand ergo-fit adjustment, LED touch-sensor buttons and a range of fairly impressive specs to offer. The Designo MS Series’ eco-friendly design is manufactured with 50% less hazardous materials and reduces power consumption by up to 40% to lower electricity bills and help save the Earth.

The models are available as follows: MS246H/D (23.6"), MS236H/D (23"), MS226H (21.5"), MS227N (22") and MS202N/D (20"). All models are widescreen, with 1920 x 1080 resolution on the 21.5 - 23.6" models and 1680 x 1050 on the 22" and 1600 x 900 on the 20".

All screens offer a 2ms G2G response time with the exception of the 20" model which offers 5ms (without RTC). There's a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio available from each along with 250 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. All models are TN Film based. HDMI and D-sub interfaces are available on the 21.5 - 23.6" models, with DVI-D and D-sub available on the smaller models. All of them do offer HDCP support though.

Source: Asus (MS246H)
Further: Testfreaks (MS246H)

 


Eizo ColorEdge CG223W - 22" 10-bit VA Panel
February 19th 2010

The new 22" CG223W from Eizo offers many interesting features, rate in 22" sector. The screen offers hardware calibration compatibilty, 95% AdobeRGB gamut coverage, a 12-bit LUT with 16-bit internal processing, 68 billion colour palette, and even a true 10-bit panel - all aimed at colour ethusiasts and graphics professionals. The monitor fits nicely into Eizo's ColorEdge range and has an impressive set of features on offer.

The monitor utilizes a new EIZO-developed 3D LUT. Whereas a typical 1D LUT adjusts color on separate tables for each red, green, and blue, a 3D LUT accomplishes this on a single, mixed-color cubic table. A 3D LUT improves the monitor's additive color mixture (combination of RGB), a key factor in its ability to display neutral gray tones.

Along with all this, the spec offers a 1680 x 1050 resolution, 6ms G2G response time, 950:1 contrast ratio, 270 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. There are 2x DVI interfaces (with HDCP) and a DisplayPort which allows full use of the 10-bit panel if there is a relevant 10-bit 'journey' as we talked about recently in our article about 10-bit IPS panels. There's also the usual impressive range of height, pivot, tilt and swivel adjustments from the stand.

Interestingly the CG223W features a VA panel, which is the first we have seen offering 10-bit colour depth. The same principles apply as we discussed in our article about 10-bit IPS panels, and it certainly seems like these are becoming more and more common now, and different technologies are getting in on the act.

Source: Eizo

 


Eizo Release 30" IPS ColorEdge CG303W
February 19th 2010

Eizo have recently launched a new 30" model in their CG range of screens. The CG303W offers a massive 2560 x 1600 resolution and features an IPS panel. Being an Eizo screen, aimed primarily at colour enthusiasts, the screen has hardware calibration compatibility, a wide colour gamut covering 98% of the AdobeRGB space and an sRGB emulation mode for those who need it. The IPS panel used is a 10-bit panel as well, allowing for up to 1.07 billion colours and a true 30-bit colour depth.

The screen will also feature 16-bit internal processing and a 12-bit LUT giving a colour palette of 68 billion! Eizo have even factory calibrated the gamma of the screen and provide a verification document with the screen covering the gamma calibration and also panel uniformity checks. EIZO carefully measures and sets every shade of R, G, and B from 0 − 255 on the production line with the monitor's 12-bit Look-Up Table, to produce a monitor gamma value of 2.2. Should the user prefer a different value, ColorNavigator software can be used to set the gamma value from a range of 1.0 up to 2.6 in increments of 0.1.

The monitor utilizes a new EIZO-developed 3D LUT. Whereas a typical 1D LUT adjusts color on separate tables for each red, green, and blue, a 3D LUT accomplishes this on a single, mixed-color cubic table. A 3D LUT improves the monitor's additive color mixture (combination of RGB), a key factor in its ability to display neutral gray tones.

In regards to other specs and features, the CG303W will offer a 12ms response time (ISO), 260 cd/m2 brightness, 850:1 contrast ratio and 178/178 viewing angles. There is a 12-bit LUT along with 16-bit internal processing giving a colour palette of 68 billion for the 10-bit panel (I know, lots of difference "bits" here!). The backlighting allows the screen to cover 83% of the NTSC colour space which equates to 98% AdobeRGB. There are 2x DVI-D interfaces (1x dual link, 1x single link). The screen also offers tilt, height, pivot and swivel adjustments from the stand.

The screen is set to launch mid March in Japan for the equivalent of $4500 USD / 3200 Euro

Source: Eizo

 


10-bit IPS Panels - A Discussion
February 18th 2010

With the imminent launch of the new PA series from NEC, I thought it would be worth writing a little bit more about the new generation of 10-bit IPS panels which are starting to become more mainstream. A couple of the higher end graphics models in the market already use these new 10-bit panels, including the HP DreamColor LP2480zx for instance, which was released back in mid 2008. HP have a very useful whitepaper about the new 10-bit IPS panels which is available here for those interested.

I won't go into too much detail here about colour depth as you can read the full information in our specs section. In regards to IPS panels though, they have long been capable of a true 8-bit colour depth, also often referred to as 24-bit colour (8-bits per sub-pixel in red, green and blue). This allows the panel to show a true 16.7 million colours, without the need for any frame rate control / dithering type technologies. In contrast, TN Film panels are limited to only 6-bit colour depth (18-bit colour) and use FRC to simulate more colours than the actual 262k true colours, taking you up to 16.2 million.

The bit precision of a panel basically determines how many steps of brightness are possible, with the more steps the better, offering smoother less obvious differences from one step to the next and therefore delivering smoother gradients and less banding or gradation. This is also important where very slight subtle differences occur in shades.

To be honest, an 8-bit panel is easily sufficient for most purposes, and certainly for most general users. It's only really very high end graphics use which would really benefit from 10-bit colour, and even then, only if certain criteria are met. 10-bit technology, with a larger number of steps available between each level of grey can be useful for 3D rendering or in automotive styling for instance, where banding can be evident on 8-bit panels due to a slight detectable change between each step. Where subtle differences are needed, or where gradients are very common, 10-bit colour depth can help avoid banding and bring out detail in close colour tones. For instance, 10-bit colour depth is useful in satellite and medical imagery where precession is vital.

Keep in mind though that simply having a 10-bit panel does not automatically give you big advantages. Firstly consider that it is only really for high end graphics use where this is going to be of any real benefit and so consider whether the additional cost for these 10-bit panels is worth it to you. Even if you do have a real requirement for 10-bit panels, you can only take advantage of it if every link in the chain operates at 10-bit (30-bit colour):

Application > Operating system > graphics drvier > graphics card > DisplayPort interface and cable > 10-bit capable display

There are few applications and hardware devices which support 10-bit colour, although I expect more and more will become available over time of course. You will also note that you need an interface / cable which can handle a full 10-bit signal such as DisplayPort. If you dont have a graphics card with this interface, you can't take full advantage of the 10-bit panel since DVI is limited to 24-bit colour. As you can see, there's quite a few limitations at the moment if you really want to make the most of those new 10-bit panels which are starting to emerge in the market.

If you don't have all these links in the chain, the monitors should still be capable of scaling the colours well even from 24-bit sources. Indeed most of these 10-bit panels will also be coupled with extended internal processing (12-bit LUT etc) which will help improve accuracy and these are better translated onto a 10-bit panel than they would be onto an 8-bit panel, giving less deviation and less chance of banding issues. Don't get confused either with monitors which feature an 8-bit panel, but have 10-bit or 12-bit internal processing via a LUT. That processing can help, but the panel itself is still limited by its 8-bit nature.

Further reading:

IPS Panel Technologies Explained
HP 10-bit Panels Whitepaper Download

News Links:

NEC PA Series
NEC PA241W
NEC PA231W, PA271W and PA301W
NEC PA241W Testfreaks

 


NEC PA231W, PA271W and PA301W Premium Monitor Details
February 11th 2010

Following on from the recent details about the 24" PA241W, we have a few new details about other models forthcoming in the IPS-based PA series of screens from NEC. We don't have full details yet, but we'll give you what we can! Each of the PA range will feature a 12-bit LUT and 3D LUT for "amazing colour emulation control" and a new 10-bit IPS panel technology (touted as p-IPS which NEC says stands for "Performance IPS") as well! They will also come with  DisplayPort connectivity

These will come in sizes of 23", 27" and 30" as follows:

  • PA231W - 23"WS featuring an e-IPS panel, 1980 x 1080 resolution, 320 cd/m2 brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 150mm height adjustable stand and 75% AdobeRGB coverage.
     

  • PA271W - 27"WS featuring a p-IPS panel, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 320 cd/m2 brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 150mm height adjustable stand and 98% AdobeRGB coverage.
     

  • PA301W - 30"WS featuring a p-IPS panel, 2560 x 1600 resolution, 320 cd/m2 brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 150mm height adjustable stand and 98% AdobeRGB coverage.


Source: NEC

 


Dell U2711 Now Available to Buy
February 11th 2010

The new 27" screen from Dell which we talked about a month ago has finally been released and is now available to order from Dell's websites. The new U2711 will retail in the UK for a pretty hefty £1006.98 and in the US for a slightly more reasonable $1099.

The U2711 offers a massive 2560 x 1440 rsolution, 6ms G2G response time, 80,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1000:1 static), 350 cd/m2 brightness, and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen features an IPS panel with a 1.07 billion colour support via a 12-bit LUT. The screen offers a colour space covering 100% of the sRGB space, 102% NTSC and 96% AdobeRGB. The screen, like the U2410, comes factory calibrated in AdobeRGB and sRGB preset modes.

We hope to feature a full review of the U2711 in the very near future, so keep an eye on the site!

Source: Dell (UK) and Dell (US)

 


NEC PA241W - 24" IPS Screen for Colour Enthusiasts
February 2nd 2010

Back in December we discussed the forthcoming launches of new IPS models from NEC, and now we have further information about their new 24" PA241W screen. NEC's press release states: "Designed for professional graphics applications, this 24-inch desktop display is ideal for digital photography, video editing, print production and any environment in which color accuracy is crucial." Perhaps most interesting of all is the statement on NEC's website that the PA241W features a "10-bit IPS LCD panel with a 14-bit Look Up Table, which increases color depth to more than one billion possible colors". The NEC press release mentions this 10-bit IPS panel, but the spec page does not, only the 14-bit 3D LUT. More clarification to come.

The screen offers a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 8ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 360 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles.

The PA241W also offers an extended gamut covering 102% of the NTSC space and 99.3% of the AdobeRGB. There is a 10-bit DisplayPort interface available along with DVI (HDCP) and an integrated USB hub. There are tilt, swivel, height and pivot adjustments from the stand, which is now a smaller size giving a smaller footprint to the screen. There is also a 3D lookup table, which enables accurate representation of hard-to-match color spaces, and ICC profile emulation, which loads ICC color profiles to accurately support manufacturer color spaces

The MultiSync PA241W is available for shipment with an estimated street price of $1,079

Source: NEC
Further: Testfreaks

 


Further Details on the Samsung F2380MX
February 2nd 2010

Samsung's new 'highest contrast in the World' F2380MX has recently appeared on their website, and so we have further information to report on the new screen since our article the other week. This 23" model will offer a full 1920 x 1080 resolution, 8ms G2G response time, 3000:1 static contrast ratio (150,000:1 DCR), 300 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. Their website confirms the screen will feature a PVA panel and a 100% coverage of the sRGB colour space. This appears to be using the new 23" PVA panel listed on Samsung's LCD module site, but annoyingly they appear to have stopped listing the actual part!

There's an HDMI, DVI-D and D-sub connection available, and a full range of tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments.

Source: Samsung (translated)

 


Dell Accidentally Leak Firmware Fix for U2410!
January 22nd 2010

You may have heard a bit about it on the net, but the U2410 seems to have been affected by a few issues in some cases which is causing buyers some concern. These issues don't affect every user, but you will read disappointing user experiences online in forums nevertheless. The two main issues with the U2410 A00 revision (the initial release) seem to be:

  • Green and pink tinting and colour uniformity problems across the screen

  • Dithering artefacts especially visible in dark shades when using the sRGB or AdobeRGB preset modes

The Inevitable Firmware Fix

Users have been hounding Dell representatives for an inevitable firmware update and new revision of the screen for months, hoping that the new "A01" would help address these issues. In fact, Dell have started shipping new A01 revisions screens to customers in some countries, although very recently. Check the sticker on the box and on the pull out screen info section on the monitor itself to see what version you have. It seems this new A01 revision has addressed the dithering issue and this is now fixed, although the tinting problem is more of a design / panel problem which cannot be fixed by firmware.

Dell Returns and Replacements

For those who are affected by the issues, Dell have done a pretty good job at returning and replacing screens, although users have often been sent another replacement which has the same problem. If you are suffering from the problems badly, then the best 'official' advice is to return the screen to Dell for a replacement or even a refund if you want. If you are suffering from the dithering issue, you may get an A01 revision now which fixes it. If it's the tinting problem, you may get a replacement which is much better or free of the problem.

Leaked User Updatable Firmware! - Make your U2410 an A01

For those who dont want to go the official route, Dell have accidentally leaked the firmware update for the U2410 via their Chinese support teams, allowing you to update the firmware at home to effectively make your screen an A01 revision! I would advise extreme caution here, since as with any firmware flash, you can run the risk of 'bricking' your screen beyond repair. Dell have also stated that any user attemps to update the firmware will void your warranty, so if you do break the screen now or at any point, it wont be officially covered. I'd also like to say we are not advocating the flashing of the firmware yourselves either, only printing it as an interesting piece of news!

If you want to flash the firmware yourself, you can get the instructions and  .exe and .bin files from here (you will need to rename the file extensions to .pdf, .bin and .exe to get them to work). Note: this only fixes the dithering issue if you are affected, and not the tinting problem. All firmware flashes are at the readers own risk and it will void your warranty! Be careful! The above image shows the Dell ISP GUI which allows you to process the flash of the new M1F191 firmware.

This process flashes your monitors firmware from the original M1F190 to the new M1F191 as shown in the image above (OSD factory menu showing firmware update). Make sure you follow the instructions, and good luck!
 

More info

TFT Central Dell U2410 Review
Dell Support Forms Thread
Hardforum Thread (start of firmware discussion)
Firmware Flashing Files and Instructions
Testfreaks U2410 Info

 


Samsung Release 23" Screens with 'World's Highest Contrast Ratio'
January 22nd 2010

Samsung have recently announced their new 1080p 23" screens, the F2370H and F2380MX. Both screens will apparently offer the 'world's best contrast ratio' with a static figure of 3000:1 and a dynamic figure of 150,000:1. Now we all know that the dynamic figures are a little dubious and dont really give you a true reflection of the panels performance. In fact, you will see even higher figures than 150,000:1 quoted in places. What is interesting is the mention of a 3000:1 static contrast ratio. This would be a marked improvement compared with the current realistic limit of about 1400:1 to 1500:1. Whether this is really going to be the case is another matter, but it will be interesting to find out.

Both screens feature an HDMI connection, but the MX is the only one of the two to also feature integrated speakers it seems. More info on specs and features when we know.

The F2370H is expected to retail in Korea first for the equivalent of around $350 and the F2380MX for around $370 USD

 


ViewSonic Release New 24" and 27" Screens at CES 2010
January 14th 2010


VX2739wm (left) and VX2450wm-LED (right)

Amongst a few other smaller screens shown at CES, Viewsonic have released details of a new 24" LED screen and a new 27" screen.

VX2450wm-LED - This new 24" (23.6" actual) screen forms part of Viewsonics VX50 and Eco friendly series of screens. They feature a WLED backlight with automatic brightness adjustment, integrated speakers and DVI + VGA interfaces. The screen will offer a 1920 x 1080 resolution. There is also a smaller 21.5" version, again with the same resolution and features which is the VX2250wm-LED. Retail prices are expected to be $299 for the 24" model and $219 for the 21.5" model.

VX2739wm - A new 27" model in the new VX39 range of screens. Offering a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2ms G2G response time and HDMI, DVI and VGA interfaces. Slim, sleek and glossy black design also featuring intergrated speakers. Expected to retail for $399, also with smaller 21.5" and 23.6" models available with similar offerings.
 

Source: Viewsonic CES

 


ViewSonic Launch new 24" 120Hz V3D241wm
January 14th 2010

Following on from the annoucement of the new 24" 120Hz screen from Acer (23.6" really, but close enough!), Viewsonic have announced their own 23.6" screen. The new V3D241wm will offer a full 1920 x 1080 resolution and is reportedly going to feature an LED backlighting unit. Other specs not known at this time, more when we hear.

The screen will offer DVI, HDMI and D-sub interfaces and a tilt function from the stand. Release is expected in Q2 but no word on pricing yet

Source: Flatpanels

 


HP Release 21.5" IPS Based ZR22w
January 8th 2010

We spoke about the release of the new 24" IPS screen from HP yesterday, and I thought we should bring you some more information about the new 21.5" model also being released. The ZR22w will also feature an IPS panel, something very rare in this sector at the moment. HP were one of the few manufacturers who ventured away from TN Film in the 22" market when they released the LP2275W  a year or so ago, and now they are one of the first to use IPS technology as well.

The ZR22w will offer a full 1080p 1920 x 1080 resolution, 8ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio (3000:1 DCR), 250 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen is also a standard gamut screen covering 96% of the sRGB spave. It has tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments and there is a DVI (HDCP supported) and VGA interface. Looks like the screen will be using LG.Display's LM215WF2 panel and interestingly HP's datasheet says that it is a "UH-IPS technology for improved energy efficiency". Obviously a type of H-IPS panel, but not sure whether this new "U" is an LG.Display term or something HP are touting. Let's not get too hung up on that or what it means. I expect it's similar to the "eIPS" naming scheme seen with the Dell 2209WA release. The 24" ZR24w has "H2-IPS" listed on the spec sheet, again stating it's for improved energy efficiency.

The ZR22w is cost-effective and responsible with an 85% efficient power supply, at least 25% recycled resin in the chassis and key certifications including: ENERGY STAR® 5.0, EPEAT® Gold and TCO Displays 5.0.

As we reported yesterday, the screen is expected to retail for $289 USD and will be available next month in the USA.

Source: HP

 


Iiyama Release 27" ProLite B2712HDS-1 Monitor
January 8th 2010

The screen will offer a 1920 x 1080 resolution which is not much compared with the whopping 2560 x 1440 of new models like the Dell U2711 and Apple 27-inch iMac. Nevertheless the screen also has a fast 2ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio (50,000:1 DCR), 400 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. As you can probably tell, the screen is TN Film based. There are VGA, HDMI and DVI interfaces available with HDCP support as well, and the screen offers height, tilt and swivel ergonomic adjustments.

The screen retails for £299 GBP and is available now.

Source: Iiyama

 


Details of New 27" Dell U2711 Released
January 7th 2010


Note: design is the same as the U2410 shown above

We talked about the early 'leak' of information about a possible new 27" screen from Dell back at the end of October. Further information is now available about the new U2711 monitor which is bound to spark more user interest. As with Apple's new 27-inch iMac, the screen will offer a massive 2560 x 1440 resolution, 6ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 350 cd/m2 brightness. All this from an IPS panel as well, with Dell also promoting the screens "billion colour depth" (presumably billion colour palette as with the U2410) and 12-bit internal processing (again like the U2410). The screen also offers a 110% colour gamut along with factory calibrated AdobeRGB and sRGB modes. There are the usual range of Dell interface options including HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI (x2), D-sub, composite and component. A wide range of ergonomic adjustments, a card reader and USB ports can be expected as well.

The U2711 is apparently being released next month at RRP $1049 USD

For some hands on images please see: Engadget

 


Samsung Announce LED Backlit 23" PX2370
January 7th 2010

LED backlighting seems to be the big trend at the moment, and Samsung have not fallen behind. Their new PX2370 has been annnounced this week with LED backlighting and an ultra-thin 18mm design. The screen also offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio (5 million:1 dynamic) and comes with VGA, DVI and HDMI interfaces. Looks like the screen will be TN Film based much like the XL2370.

The PX2370 will be available in April from Samsung resellers at a price of $369.

 


HP Release IPS Based 24" ZR24w Display
January 7th 2010

HP have recently announced the forthcoming release of a new 24" monitor in their 'performance range'. Readers will be pleased to hear that the screen will be IPS based, and also features a standard CCFL backlighting unit covering 97% of the sRGB colour space (no extended gamut here!). The screen also offers a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 5ms G2G response time, 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1000:1 static), 400 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. Inputs include HDCP-compliant DisplayPort and DVI and VGA. The HP ZR24w displays feature a new brushed aluminum industrial design to make it an ideal complement to HP Z Workstations.

There is also a 21.5" screen being released at the same time with a similar offering. This model will be the ZR22w. Both displays have an 85-percent-efficient power supply and the chassis contain at least 25 percent post-consumer recycled plastics. In addition, the HP ZR22w is ENERGY STAR 5.0 qualified, and both displays feature an eight-way comfort-adjust stand for maximum comfort in height, tilt, swivel and pivot.

The HP ZR22w and HP ZR24w start at $289 and are expected to be available in the United States in February.

Source: HP (press) and HP (spec)

Correction: Apologies for the mis-information but this screen appears not to feature an LED backlight. The news piece has been updated to reflect this

 

 

 

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