ViewSonic is launching a new model 24” LED monitor in their VX range. The VX2451MHP-LED has a new design coming as standard in white. This monitor has a 24” wide display incorporated in an ultra slim design, measuring only 3.6cm deep. It is designed to compliment an Apple Mac environment or just for those who appreciate the fairly unique design.
Utilising power saving LED technology, the display offers a 1920x1080 resolution with a 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, powered by a choice of inputs including HDMI 1.3 and DVI ports.
The specs for the new screen are:
The ViewSonic VX2451MHP-LED is available now from all approved resellers, starting at a suggested retail price of £169 inc VAT.
LG have recently shown off their new 23" IPS display at IFA 2011, this time also featuring passive 3D support. This is through their "Cinema 3D" technology which has slightly lower 3D resolution than active 3D systems but comes with advantages such as no crosstalk, no flicker and cheap/light-weight/no-batteries 3D glasses that help reduce eye strain. LG boasts a 3D brightness of 100 cd/m2. A 2D-to-3D conversion function has been incorporated as well. Their 3D technology uses their Film Pattern Retarder (FPR) 3D technology as opposed to active shutter 3D. It therefore does not support 120Hz input frequencies.
HP have announced the release of 4 new IPS based screens in their quite popular ZR series of desktop displays. The screens will be the 27" HZ2740w, 24" ZR2440W, 21.5" ZR2240w and 20" ZR2040w. All four models will feature LED backlighting.
The ZR2740w is particularly interesting featuring a massive 2560 x 1440 resolution. HP state that the brightness can range from 50 to 380 cd/m2 which is ideal for low brightness to high brightness work environments. 8-way comfort includes height, tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustments from the stand and DisplayPort and dual-link DVI provide connection to a range of evolving technologies. The integrated USB hub connects up to four devices at the monitor. Their website also says that the screen offers "Up to 1.07 billion on-screen colors enables ultra-smooth transitions" which must come from 10-bit input over DisplayPort input according to the specs. This sounds like it might be a new panel module with 10-bit support (probably 8-bit + AFRC). The design is apparently black and brushed aluminium.
The 24" ZR2440w is similar in design, specs and features and many users will be pleased to hear they have stuck with the 16:10 aspect ratio and 1920 x 1200 resolution
The specs for the new 24" and 27" models are:
The screens are priced at $729 (27"), $525 (24"), $289 (21.5") and $189 (20"). They are available now
We are pleased to announce that due to popular demand we have managed to agree an extension of the discount code available when purchasing the Dell U2412M in the UK.
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ViewSonic are about to extend their popular professional grade VP range of monitors this September with the addition of the 27" VP2765-LED and 23" VP2365-LED.
The VP2765-LED will feature an AMVA panel and W-LED backlighting and offers a decent range of features and specs. According to ViewSonic's website they want this model to be the "ultimate professional grade LCD monitor for medical facilities, scientific design, digital art, video production, architecture and any application where true colour and total screen viewing is essential."
The VP2365-LED will be replacing the VP2365wb but will stick with an IPS panel as per the older model. This will be combined with W-LED backlighting this time. Looking at the specs it seems ViewSonic have opted for an overdrive impulse on this new model as the quoted response time is 6ms G2G instead of the older models 14ms ISO response time (with no overdrive). ViewSonic are marketing this model as being "the perfect solution for designers, manufacturers, medical applications and movie production"
The specs for the new models are:
The VP2765-LED and VP2365-LED will be on sale in September and have an ESP (respectively) of €259 and €399.
AOC are about to launch two new displays in their range which will use the popular IPS panel technology. The screens will be available as the 21.5" i2252Vwh and 23" i2352Vh. AOC seem to be heavily promoting the use of IPS in their press release, making comparisons with TN Film displays and highlighting the differences. Perhaps a little ironic since AOC have used TN Film widely over the years.
Both screens offer a slim design with a black finish and will feature W-LED backlighting. VGA, DVI and HDMI inputs are provided and the screen offers a 5ms G2G response time, 20 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1000:1 static) and 250 cd/m2 brightness.
AOC are also planning to release other IPS based displays in the future which can only be positive news. Both displays will enter the market in the second half of September. Retail prices have not been determined yet.
This month Iiyama will be releasing three new LED backlit 27" monitors in their ProLite range which look quite interesting. First of all there are two TN Film based models, the E2773HDS and the height-adjustable version which is the B2776HDS. Both models boast a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 1ms G2G response time, 5 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio and D-sub, DVI and HDMI connectivity. These larger screens are aimed at the pro consumer, gaming enthusiasts as well as the home office user. The height adjustment of the B2776HDS is 85mm and it also offers tilt and swivel adjustments.
The third monitor is perhaps more interesting. The X2775HDS will feature a VA panel. This screen offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5 million:1 DCR and the three inputs available on the other models. The X2775HDS is a aimed at those wanting a screen for Design, Multi-Monitor Applications such as Finance and gaming.
The specs for the new models are as below:
Back in May we brought you the news of three updates to Dell's popular UltraSharp series. The first of these has already arrived on the market in the form of the 24" U2412M. Now the other two models we discussed have appeared on Dell's website - the 21.5" U2212HM and the 23" U2312HM. Both models are updates to the U2211H and U2311H respectively and include a move to the popular W-LED backlighting technology. Both models remain based on e-IPS panel technology as well and offer a decent range of ergonomic options and connections.
The specs for the new models are mostly identical, but obviously in two different sizes:
The screens should be available very soon to ship and are priced on Dell.com at $279 and $319 USD respectively. UK pricing to be confirmed.
We recently brought you news of Dell's new ultra-thin 23" model, the S2330MX, providing some early basic information about the new screen. We now have information about a second model in the series which will be a 21.5" display called the S2230MX. Both models follow the ultra-slim design for a thin office profile and small footprint and are W-LED backlit.
The specs for the new models are identical, but obviously in two different sizes:
The release date and price is not known at the moment but is expected very soon.
Samsung are set to release three new monitors in their SA650 series. Two will be 24" in size, the S24A650D and S24A650S, and the third will be 27", the S27A650D. The new screens will all feature PVA panels with 1920 x 1080 resolutions, 8ms G2G response times, 3000:1 contrast ratios and W-LED backlighting.
Samsung's website states: "The Samsung Business Monitor SA650 is the perfect choice for professional businesses that are looking to increase overall operational efficiencies while boosting the performance and productivity of employees. These high-performance monitors are specially designed for working under extremely demanding conditions while providing its users with ergonomic features that will reduce fatigue. The new line up is also a born multi-tasker and can run more efficiently with lower power consumption. So whether you’re in professional services, financial industry, or higher education, our new SA650 will transform the way you and your employees conduct business."
The spec known so far for the new S24A650D model is:
The S24A650S will apparently feature 2x 1W speakers and a USB hub but will be the same as the D model in other areas. The specs of the S27A650 is not known in full yet.
Recommended retail prices are €319, €329 and €399 for the S24A650S, S24A650D and S27A650D, respectively. They are expected in August at which point pricing could well vary of course.
Source: Samsung (S24A650D)
We brought you some brief news about the forthcoming 23" monitor from Dell last week. We have a little more information about the S2330MX now to share, which will be Dell's thinnest monitor ever. The screen offers an ultra-thin profile thanks to its use of W-LED backlighting, and a small footprint which would look nice in a modern office or at home.
The full spec and detail is not known yet, but what we do know is that the screen will be 23" in size, offers a full 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, W-LED backlighting, 2ms response time and comes with VGA and DVI interfaces. A DVI > HDMI adapter is also included.
The S2330MX is apparently going to be available globally from 18th August. Expect full details on Dell's website soon.
Source: Dell Youtube
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By way of a brief update, the UK price for the U2412M is now listed at online retailers at £299 GBP (inc VAT) which brings it in at a very competitive price and around £130 less than the U2410. Stock is expected next week and we are hoping to feature a full in depth review within the next week or so. Watch this space!
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We already know all about the 24" U2412M screen which is expected imminently in the UK. We have also previously discussed the forthcoming release of new versions of their 21.5" and 23" UltraSharp models in the form of the U2212HM and U2312HM. These are expected to be available late August / September.
We're also pleased to bring you news of some other new models expected over the next year or so, with some brief summaries of their expected specs and release dates:
More details and specs when we know them. At the moment there appear to be no planned updates to the U2711 or U3011 models.
Correction 17/8/11 - we have been informed now that although initial information suggested some of these models would be VA panel technology, they will in fact be TN Film based. At the moment the only model without further information and confirmation is the P2712H.
Samsung have just announced a new business orientated monitor which supports Cisco's Universal Power Over Ethernet (UPOE) technology. This allows the screen to act as a "zero client" device, meaning it can connect to the network to a virtualized central server which then executes all the tasks and applications needed by the user. It is powered over the Ethernet connection as well, much like many modern phone handsets. They are known as zero client monitors because they eliminate the need for a local CPU, memory and storage at each workstation. A keyboard, mouse and other peripherals, including external storage solutions, can be connected via four USB 1.1 built-in ports. Cisco's UPOE technology can supply up to 60 watts of power, twice as much as existing power-over-Ethernet solutions, which are currently restricted to 30 watts.
The spec known so far for the NC220 will be as follows:
ViewSonic are set to release a new 24" 3D monitor in their range, following the V3D241wm-LED last year. That screen supported AMD's HD 3D technology, but this new model sees ViewSonic back NVIDIA's active shutter technology instead. The screen has an integrated 3D wireless emitter and comes with their 3D Vision glasses.
The screen supports a true 120Hz refresh rate through this technology and offers a low 2ms G2G response time which you'd hope for from a screen aimed primarily at gamers. The integrated NVIDIA 3D Vision wireless emitter gives you the flexibility to connect to an NVIDIA GeForce-equipped PC in order to play over 550 3D games in full 1080p, 60fps resolution. It also allows you to view 3D videos and photos or even stream 3D web content. You can also choose to connect directly to a 3D Blu-ray player or PlayStation 3 with the standard built-in HDMI 1.4 input. In addition to that, the integrated 2 watt SRS Premium Sound audio speakers provide you with the ultimate multimedia entertainment display.
The spec for the V3D245 will be as follows:
It wasn't going to be long after information became available about the U2412M that Dell released the spec and price on their official website. Now, you can find the U2412M on Dell.com confirming that release can't be far away!
We expect to have a review sample of the screen very soon over the next couple of weeks. The screen is priced on Dell.com at $399 USD. The screen will not fully replace the U2410 either, which will continue to be available to meet the needs of those wanting additional features, wide gamut etc. This will be a supplementary model which suits current market trends towards LED backlighting etc.
You can pre-order the U2412M in the UK as well from PcBuyIT.co.uk. Expected early August
Back in April X-rite refreshed their colour calibration packages in their i1 Pro Spectrophotometer range. We took a look at their new i1 Profiler software combined with the i1 Pro device as well in our review. Now X-rite have refreshed their popular colorimeter packages, namely what were known as the i1 Display 2 and ColorMunki devices.
The i1 Display Pro (aka i1 Display 3 by some - pictured above) and ColorMunki Display (pictured below) feature an advanced, high-end, optical system with custom-designed filters that offer superior color measurement results on all modern display technologies and is fully updatable for future display technologies. The new all-in-one colorimeter design also combines three important functions – ambient light measurement, display profiling, and projector profiling. An, integrated, ambient measurement diffuser makes it seamless to take ambient light measurements of the users work environment. Rotate the ambient diffuser out of position and it now acts as a tabletop stand for positioning of the device when creating projector profiles, or use the integrated tripod mount. Finally, the device is positioned on the display using an integrated counterweight with push button action to easily adjust the position for display profiling.
The new i1Display Pro and ColorMunki Display also incorporate the next generation display and projector profiling software with features like Ambient Light Smart Control that measures and compensates for ambient lighting conditions (for color accuracy regardless of the viewing conditions) and FlareCorrect™ for the measurement of display surface flare which automatically compensates for on-screen glare. The Intelligent Iterative Profiling technology of these solutions enables users to attain the highest quality color results on all modern display technologies including new LED backlight and wide gamut displays. X-Rite’s Automatic Display Control (ADC) automatically adjusts the user’s display hardware, further simplifying the process while attaining high quality results.
The devices have also been redesigned and are now packaged with X-rites i1 Profiler software. At this stage, it will probably be a little while before the devices are compatible with other popular software solutions. They are available now Worldwide. The ColorMunki retails for ~£139 GBP and the i1 Display Pro is ~£199.
It seems LG have developed the first monitor to display 3D content, without the need for the user to wear special glasses. Normally 3D images are rendered using two sets of images at the same time, one for each eye. Those images are then synchronised by the active shutter or passively polarized glasses which are provided. Other attempts to produce a display without the need for glasses have been made but have their own limitations, often in the form of very limited viewing angles.
With the D2000 LG have produced an 'autostereoscopic' technique apparently which allows the screen to track movement in the users eyes. It has a built in web-cam which does the eye tracking and relays the information to the monitor which then adjusts the 3D image.
The panel itself is 20" in size and has a 1600 x 900 resolution, LED backlighting, a 1000:1 contrast ratio and the ability to switch easily between 2D and 3D mode with a single button press. There are DVI and HDMI connections available and the web-cam can also be used for 'standard' webcam activities as well.
Users should be able to find the monitor in July in South Korean shops for the price of 1.29 million won, which is the rough equivalent of $1,209 USD. It won't be available elsewhere until Q3/Q4 2011.
We have been bringing you new information about the Dell U2412M over the last week or so and we now have some other details we can share with you. Here are some photos of the new screen from various angles. You can click them for slightly larger versions as well. The bezel on the screen is thin and looks attractive, and Dell have stuck with a largely matte black design. The panel coating is standard AG coating as opposed to any glossy solution. As we confirmed recently, the U2412M is confirmed as a 16:10 aspect / 1920 x 1200 resolution screen. There will be only one version of the screen and our early information suggesting this would be 16:9 was in error.
Above shows the rear view with a silver stand backing and cable tidy shown. The rest of the screen is neatly enclosed at the back as well. The screen can be rotated fully into portrait mode. The stand also offers a full range of tilt, height and swivel adjustments. The last image above shows the underside of the screen (from portrait mode rotation) where you can see the interface options for D-sub, DVI and DisplayPort.
Above shows the side views of the screen from both sides. The left hand edge features 2x USB ports for quick connection. Dell have done away with the card reader which was featured on the U2410.
The spec for the U2412M will be as follows:
We will feature a full review of the U2412M as soon as it is available.
We talked last week about how Samsung had announced a 24" model as part of their interesting new SA850 series of screens. We now have some more official information about this screen, which will be known as the S24A850DW.
Despite the press release statement that the screen would be 16:9 aspect and 1920 x 1080 resolution, it appears that the S24A850DW will in fact be 16:10 aspect and 1920 x 1200 resolution. This fits in with the details of the PLS panel on Samsung's global panel website. The spec is listed on Samsung's website in the Netherlands confirming this resolution. The rest of the spec is fairly standard and close to a lot of competing IPS models. Interestingly Samsung do even list the colour depth as 16.7m with 6-bit + Hi-FRC being used to produce that palette. There is a full range of ergonomic adjustments and D-sub, DVI and DisplayPort connections available.
The spec for the S24A850DW is below:
No word on final release or price yet but we will keep you updated.
As is normally the case with the release of new Dell screens, we have now seen the first few official images emerge on the Dell.com website for their new U2412M, a little ahead of an official release and annoucement it seems. We already announced last week that the screen will in fact be a 16:10 aspect ratio and 1920 x 1200 resolution which is seem as positive news by many people.
The design of the new screen seems to be fairly similar to the old U2410. The
OSD control buttons are not touch sensitive on this model though it seems with
small rounded buttons on the right hand side. It's hard to tell much more at
We have just learnt the forthcoming spec for the new 24" UltraSharp monitor from Dell. The screen will actually (and thankfully) be a 16:10 aspect screen, with a 1920 x 1200 resolution. When we first released the news about the new range of screens we were informed that the screen would be 16:9 aspect and would have a 1920 x 1080 resolution. The model had been listed as the U2412HM, where the H signified 16:9 aspect, but it seems it has now been changed to the U2412M as well. This was a mistake at the time in the information we were provided but we have it 100% confirmed that the screen will be 16:10 aspect now.
The screen will feature an e-IPS panel combined with W-LED backlighting to offer a standard colour gamut (72% NTSC coverage). Release and pricing is still not known yet but I'm sure more information can't be far away.
We've been following news of the new Samsung SA850 series for some time. We've had plenty of information released about the 27" model, identified the panel parts and specifications and even seen the first pre-production review. Now an official press release from Samsung provides a little more information, and also announces the forthcoming release of a 24" model in the same range.
Their press release states: "Designed with graphic and video professionals in mind, the 850 Series employs Samsung’s Plane Line Switching (PLS) Technology, offers users an improved viewing angle, 100-percent sRGB color support and ultra-high definition resolution – necessities for intensive design or editing work.The 850 Series also boasts comfortable ergonomics for comfortable viewing, and Proximity and Ambient Light sensors to keep energy costs at a minimum."
We will have to start referring to the new 850 series screens by their full names, those being the S27A850D (27" model) and the S24A850 presumably for the 24" model. The press release lists the 24" model with a 1920 x 1080 resolution which is a little puzzling, since Samsung's panel website lists their 24" PLS module with a 1920 x 1200 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. As far as we know, the only 24" PLS panel will be the LTM240CL01 which is also listed as 1920 x 1200 across many sources. Perhaps this will be a change to the panel, or maybe an entirely different module. It remains to be seen I suppose what the final spec will be for the 24" model.
According to the press release, the availability is apparently July, but I'd be surprised if we saw either model until much later in the year, probably in Q3.
Following in the footsteps of their 24" PA246Q monitor, Asus have recently announced the forthcoming release of a new 23" model in their ProArt range. This model is aimed at professional users it seems with a pretty decent spec on offer from its IPS panel. The screen will reportedly feature a 10-bit LUT as well for improved performance, and features a standard gamut backlight which covers 100% of the sRGB colour space. There is a decent range of ergonomic adjustments and interface options as well.
The spec for the PA238Q is below:
No word on pricing of availability yet.
There's not a massive amount known yet about this new screen from LG, other than that it will be known as the DM50D and will feature their passive 3D technology. The display will reportedly feature a built in DTV-tuner and will offer HDMI and USB connections.
"Our consumer research showed that while interest in 3D monitors was high, there were certain misgivings about the cumbersome glasses, reported health concerns and lack of 3D content," said Si-hwan Park, vice president of the monitor division at LG's Home Entertainment Company.
"Through CINEMA 3D technology, the DM50D addresses all of these concerns, leaving users free to be completely immersed in the best quality 3D content and gaming on any monitor on the market today."
Release is expected in July across Europe so more information when we get it.
NEC are set to release a new monitor in their 'Office Cool' range of screen. The EX231Wp is a 23" model and is designed around "delivering trusted performance and quality, with new standards of minimalism and Eco Innovation." Interestingly the screen is a move away from NEC's recent IPS based models, and it will use a new Samsung cPVA panel by the look of things. The screen is also super-slim in design with only a 16.4mm depth thanks to its use of W-LED backlighting. The quick-release button enables stand removal and allows simple setup with the optional photo-frame stand. Furthermore, the super-thin, flat surface bezel not only ensures a seamless layout but also makes the new display perfect for multi-monitor layouts.
“The minimalistic appearance of the EX231Wp is a perfect match for the modern office, a core aspect of the Office Cool ethos. We have focused on making the display the dominant part with minimalist lines and a very slim frame, but without sacrificing quality or usability. The LED backlighting not only helps create a slimmer and lighter display, but also allows for very low energy consumption,” said Birgit Sommerer, Product Line Manager for Commercial Displays at NEC Display Solutions Europe.
“The ultra-slim MultiSync EX231Wp was created to enhance the office environment, giving business users more functionality with the ability to easily implement web conferencing, small-scale digital signage, portability in between meetings and simple multi-screen setup.”
The screen also features human and ambient light sensors and a stand offering 110mm height, pivot, tilt and swivel capabilities. DisplayPort and DVI interfaces are available.
Release is expected in July with a retail price of $319 USD.
Philips is set to release a new 27" monitor aimed primarily at gamers. The 273E3LSB will reoprtedly feature a typical 3.5ms G2G response time although is being promoted as being as low as 1ms G2G, presumably to help their marketing campaign and keep up with a few other 1ms rated 27" models like the Viewsonic VX2739wm. The screen will be TN Film based and uses W-LED backlighting.
The specs for the 273E3LSB are as below:
Note: Philips list this screen with 178/170 viewing angles but this is based on a lapse measurement classification where CR > 5 instead of CR > 10. Remember it is a TN Film model. The CMO panel used is rated as 170 / 160 as most TN Film models are.
Release is expected in most European countries very soon with a 330 Euros price tag.
Here's a bit of a break from tradition! Eizo are set to release a new 23" screen in their range, but rather than being a high end professional screen, this one is aimed at a gaming audience. The Foris FS2332 combines an IPS panel with W-LED backlighting "that make it optimal for gaming, watching videos, photo editing, and reading ebooks."
The marketing advertises all the usual benefits you would expect to see from a screen like this including the wide viewing angles of IPS and high 1080p resolution. The screen does have a few extra features which are less common. There is a 'power gamma' mode for gaming. Power Gamma applies a gamma curve to games and other animated images that amplifies the feeling of contrast to make them look more three dimensional. Other features that optimize the monitor’s performance for gaming are a gray-to-gray response time of just 6 ms and an input lag of less than one frame (<16ms). In keeping with Eizo's other models the screen has a 10-bit gamma correction (10-bit LUT) and it even comes with a remote control and internal speakers which are a nice touch.
The specs for the F2332 are as below:
No word on release date and price at the moment.
ViewSonic VX2753mh-LED and VA2448-LED Announced
The 27" VX2753mh-LED (pictured) is their flagship model, and Viewsonic's press release states: "This 27” monitor delivers the desktop space that gamers, casual users and businesses are requiring to get the best from their applications, at the right price point. Getting LED monitor technology mature enough to deliver our display standards across our entire portfolio is a challenge but we commit to not compromise and this monitor is the latest addition to our already successful range.” says James Coulson, European Marketing Manager.
The specs for the VX2753mh-LED are as below:
ViewSonic also release the VA2448-LED, an affordable model designed primarily for school and business use where performance and value are closely linked.
The specs for the VA2448-LED are as below:
Both monitors are available now with SRRP of £255 inc Vat VX2753mh-LED and £130 inc VAT VA2448-LED
The new Prolite E2273HDS from iiyama is the manufacturer’s second expansion into the new generation LED display market this year. While being promoted on their website and press releases as a new 22" monitor, it is in fact a 21.5" model. Key selling points include the use of W-LED backlighting, a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio and fast 2ms response time. The triple connectivity of D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI allows greater use across various media platforms from PC to gaming and video. As long-term cost and energy savings are also key requirements the ProLite E2273HDS is Energy Star 5.0 qualified, using less than 0.5W in standby and typically only 21W typical usage.
The specs for the E2273HDS are as below:
The ProLite E2273HDS is available now at a SRP of £125.00 ex VAT.
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