Dubbed the 'ColorPrime' monitor by LG, their new 27EA83 screen offers users a large 27" monitor with a super-high 2560 x 1440 resolution. This monitor is designed to compete with the recently announced Dell U2713H and sports the latest generation of AH-IPS panel from LG.Display, now using an LED backlight unit capable of producing a wide colour gamut. Unlike the now very common W-LED backlights which only product a standard sRGB gamut (~72% NTSC), this new GB-r LED backlight can cover 99% of the Adobe RGB space. This equates to ~103% of the commonly used NTSC reference (CIE 1931), making them very comparable to older wide gamut CCFL units in terms of their colour space coverage. Those who want to work with standard gamut content need not worry either, as LG state there is an sRGB mode available within the screens menu thankfully.
The screen is promoted by LG as being suitable for colour critical work and offers support for hardware calibration via their own 'True Color Pro' software package (and a compatible calibration tool of course). The screen is also factory calibrated and LG do provide an 'External calibrator' as they call it which is sold separately if needed. The screen also offers 10-bit colour depth (1.07b colours) from the panel as well via an 8-bit module with FRC added (which LG confirm in their spec).
In terms of other specs the 2560 x 1440 resolution panel also offers a 6ms G2G response time, 5 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. There are dual-link DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 available for video connections. Picture In Picture and Picture By Picture are featured and there's a 3 port USB hub included as well. The stand offers a full range of tilt, height, rotate and pivot adjustments.
The 27EA83 is scheduled for release around March 2013, but final retail prices have not been confirmed yet.
BenQ recently announced the release of their new GW60 series of screens, and we brought you the news about their 24" GW2460HM and 27" GW2760HM models back in November. A new model in this range has now emerged as well, the GW2760HS.
This model is promoted as having an ultra-slim bezel, presumably designed to compete with the so-called "frameless" IPS models we've seen emerge of late. The GW2760HS will be AMVA based again with a W-LED backlight and a 1920 x 1080 resolution. The screen also offers a 4ms G2G response time, 3000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. It appears to be using a different panel than the GW2760HM which was promoted with a 5000:1 contrast ratio. There are D-sub, DVI and HDMI video connections available, integrated 2x 1W stereo speakers and a basic tilt function from the stand.
Interestingly as well, the BenQ website for this new model talks about a couple of things which the other GW series screens don't. The following is taken from their website:
Flicker-free Backlight for Visual Pleasure
"The GW2760HS is upgraded to eliminate flickering at all brightness levels, effectively reducing eye fatigue. Test Your Computer Monitor for Flickering:"
This implies the screen will not use PWM for backlight dimming. This feature is not promoted with the other GW60 series screens but it is unclear if they are PWM-free or not.
Color Shift-free Technology
"Enjoy perfect skin tone and image color presentation from a wide-viewing angle of 178°/178°! The all new Color Shift-free Technology reduces the visibility of color washout, or color shift, between normal and oblique viewing angles, giving you consistent color uniformity and true color definition from left, right, above and below.
Color Shift Effect Scale by Human Eye Distinguishability"
It remains to be seen if this is just marketing talk or whether viewing angles have really been improved compared with other VA panels available. We hope to have a look at this model at some point in the future.
We've had several readers ask us about some additional information for the new U2713H and U2413 monitors from Dell. Having studied the user guides and documentation we are able to confirm a few interesting key points about these new models:
We will feature a review of both of these screens as soon as they are available.
Hot on the heels of the recent news about the U2413 and U2713H models coming very soon, it seems that the updated 30" model might well go by a different name to what we originally thought when we brought you the news for the first time in September.
The attached photo is taken fro the user guide and documentation from the recent U2913WM monitor and talks about the DisplayPort 1.2 MST support. It mentions at the top the new U2413 and U2713H models we already know about, but then also mentions the "U3014". It is of course possible that this is a typo or mistake, and the new 30" model will also keep the 2013 naming scheme and be the U3013.
The other explanation is that Dell will not release that model until 2013 and so they are already getting ahead of themselves with the 2014 scheme for models released next year. Those being released this year, including the U2413and U2713H keep the 2013 naming scheme What this does mean though is that we can pretty certain of a refreshed 30" UltraSharp model at some point soon. We have been told that release is expected around February 2013.
More info as we get it.
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Hot on the heels of the newly announced U2413 monitor, Dell also look to be introducing a new 27" offering. The U2713H is not to be confused with the existing U2713HM. It is a 27" 2560 x 1440 resolution monitor which has now appeared officially on Dell's Chinese website.
Much like the newly announced 24" model, this will offer an extended colour gamut with 99% Adobe RGB coverage, and 120% sRGB. This looks to be using the latest generation of AH-IPS panel from LG.Display which we've been waiting for for many months now (likely the LM270WQ3).
Like the new 24" model this screen seems to be aimed more at professional and higher end colour critical work. Along with the wide gamut support the screen comes factory calibrated with a deltaE of <2, offers 6-axis colour adjustment, 10-bit colour support (1.07b colours - again likely 8-bit + FRC) and features a programmable hardware 14-bit LUT. An optional X-rite i1 Display Pro colorimeter can be included as well to allow for full calibration of the screen.
This seems to be a significant change in direction from many of the other UltraSharp screens we have seen of late, and looks to be a replacement for the U2711. Dell will of course have the U2713HM available for more "mainstream" users but this model will offer higher end specs and features for colour critical work and professional uses.
In terms of other specs the screen offers a 6ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio (2 million:1 DCR), 350 cd/m2 brightness (max) / 50 cd/m2 brightness (min) and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen features an AH-IPS panel which operates at 60Hz refresh rate. The spec states the screen features an anti-glare coating, and let's hope this is as light as we saw on the recent 27" U2713HM model. The backlight is W-LED based but of the newer type with wider gamut coverage.
The screen features DL-DVI (HDCP), HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2 and mini-DisplayPort video connections. There is also an integrated 4 port USB 3.0 hub, with 2 located on the left hand edge of the screen as shown above. There is also a multi-function card reader on the left hand edge. The stand offers a full range of tilt, height, swivel and rotate adjustments as well which we have become accustomed to seeing on the UltraSharp models. The screen remains VESA compliant for wall-mounting as well if required. The OSD control buttons are touch-sensitive as well unlike on the U2713HM.
On Dell's Chinese website the screen retails for the equivalent of ~£897 GBP or $1445 USD. These prices may well vary when the screen officially appears in other markets though and remember the screen is aimed more at high end, professional users than the U2713HM was, which will still be available along side this U2713H.
As more information emerges from other countries we will keep this news piece up
to date. We will of course feature a full review as soon as the screen is
Update 6/12/12 - The U2713H has now gone online on Dell.com USA with a RRP of $999.00. No sign of the U2413 pricing or anything for the UK site yet. We are also waiting for the official manuals to go live on the Dell websites.
Back in September we brought you the news that Dell would soon be upgrading their popular 24" UltraSharp range with the arrival of the so-called U2413. Now official information has started to emerge on Dell.com, at this stage on their Chinese website.
The new 24" model will indeed be called the U2413 and sticks with the 16:10 aspect ratio 1920 x 1200 resolution of its predecessors (U2412M and U2410). The screen is aimed at colour enthusiasts and is "designed out-of-the-box to provide consistent colour" through a factory calibration process. A factory calibration report is included in the box as well and the process is designed to ensure overall DeltaE of <2. The screen offers a colour gamut covering 99% of the Adobe RGB colour space (also covering 100% of sRGB and beyond - 120% is mentioned), and offers the user 6-axis control over the colour channels from the OSD. The screen also features hardware calibration with a programmable 14-bit LUT which is certainly something new for the Dell range and starts to aim these more at the professional, high end user. An optional X-rite i1 Display Pro colorimeter can also be included it seems. The panel also offers support for 1.07 billion colours (10-bit) although like the U2410 this is probably through an 8-bit + FRC panel as opposed to a full 10-bit module.
This seems to be a significant change in direction from many of the other UltraSharp screens we have seen of late, and looks to be a replacement for the U2410. Dell will of course have the U2412M available for more mainstream users but this model will offer higher end specs and features for colour critical work and professional uses.
In terms of other specs the screen offers a 6ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio (2 million:1 DCR), 350 cd/m2 brightness (max) / 50 cd/m2 brightness (min) and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen features an AH-IPS panel which operates at 60Hz refresh rate. The spec states the screen features an anti-glare coating, and let's hope this is as light as we saw on the recent 27" U2713HM. The backlight is W-LED based and so given the rest of the spec (99% Adobe RGB etc), it is very likely that this is using one of LG.Display's newest generation of IPS panels which we announced in Feb 2012, most likely a variant of the LM240WU9 panel it seems.
The screen features DVI-D (HDCP), HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2 and mini-DisplayPort video connections. There is also an integrated 4 port USB 3.0 hub, with 2 located on the left hand edge of the screen as shown above. There is also a multi-function card reader on the left hand edge. The stand offers a full range of tilt, height, swivel and rotate adjustments as well which we have become accustomed to seeing on the UltraSharp models. The screen remains VESA compliant for wall-mounting as well if required. The OSD control buttons are touch-sensitive as well like they were on the U2410, but which were not included on more recent models like the U2412M.
On Dell's Chinese website the screen retails for the equivalent of ~£549 GBP or $883 USD. These prices may well vary when the screen officially appears in other markets though.
As more information emerges from other countries we will keep this news piece up to date. We will of course feature a full review as soon as the screen is available.
Update 6/12/12 - The U2413 is expected to be released in early January in the UK. No word on price yet
We brought you news in August about a range of new monitors Philips were showcasing at this years IFA event. One model which caught our eye in particular was the 27" 3D GIOCO model with AmbiGlow technology. We now have more detailed information about this screen from Philips to share with you.
The full model name will be the 'Philips Gioco 278G4DHSD 3D display with
AmbiGlow' and is designed to offer the user a fully immersive gaming experience.
Ambiglow technology in this iconic 27-inch LCD monitor works by casting a halo
of light matching the image on the surrounding wall. This visually enlarges the
screen image and intensifies the viewing experience. The high-speed processor
analyses incoming image content and adapts colour and brightness of the emitted
light to match the image.
very excited about the new 27-inch Gioco,” said Jeroen Brants, Product
Manager Europe at MMD. “This is the first Philips LCD display to feature
Ambiglow. This technology creates a completely engaging and immersive 3D
experience, and really brings 3D games and movies to life.”
For a true movie-theatre viewing experience at home, a dark room is the ambience of choice. But intensive viewing or gaming in a dark environment causes eyes to dilate and constrict with constantly changing images. The Smart Bias lighting mode in the Gioco 278G4DHSD 3D display offsets this impact: it combines optimum image quality with viewing comfort by creating a soft halo of static 6500k white light on the wall around the monitor. This reduces eye strain and offsets reflections and glare from room lights, without sacrificing correct colour perception.
The screen features an AH-IPS panel and features passive FPR technology for 3D content. The HDMI-ready Gioco with 3D accepts high quality digital and audio signals from multiple HDMI sources. The display auto-switches to 3D mode, delivering awesome images straight away and ensuring players can get straight into action. Also uncomplicated: the affordable, lightweight zero-flicker 3D glasses require neither batteries nor cabling. Of course it can be used in normal 2D mode as well.
The display has a quick-access OSD with multiple preset modes as well including: "FPS" mode (First Person Shooting) which improves dark themes, allowing gamers to see hidden objects in dark areas. "Racing" mode adapts the display to fastest response time and high colour. "RTS" mode (Real Time Strategy) has a special SmartFrame mode to highlight specific areas.
The minimalistic yet stylish design of the Gioco 278G4 3D display is quietly understated for a sophisticated impression. With the latest display panel technology, the Gioco features a reduced outer bezel thickness – for minimal distraction and maximum viewing size. The unique diamond faceted back and special stand, combined with premium dark bronze or black cherry sparkle finish, exudes elegance.
Spec-wise the screen is 27" in size and offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution operating at 60Hz refresh rate. The screen offers a 7ms G2G response time (2D mode), 20 million:1 DCR, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. It is W-LED backlit. The stand offers only a basic tilt adjustment, but there is an integrated 4 port USB 3.0 hub included which is useful. There are 3x HDMI and 1x VGA connections available as well.
The Philips Gioco 278G4DHSD 3D display will be available from reseller and distributor partners from Week 48 at the recommended retail price of £319.99 (including VAT). A 2D-only version of this monitor (Philips Gioco 278C4QHSN with Ambiglow and without USB hub) is also available on the market now.
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While little information is known about them at this stage, interestingly a new 27" panel module has appeared on AU Optronics' website. Annoyingly AU Optronics seem to have stopped listing the panel part number and instead refer to this as a '27" WQHD' part with "AHVA" technology. This seems to be an advancement to the widely used AMVA technology they have been manufacturing for a long time, and perhaps a name to distinguish either the latest generation of panel they are producing (like LG.Display did with AH-IPS), or perhaps to signify High Resolution (H = High res?).
We do know that the panel will offer a 2560 x 1440 resolution which is something up until now reserved only for IPS and PLS matrices from rival manufacturers LG.Display and Samsung. The panel technology is listed as VA within the spec page so this does certainly seem like an advancement of their existing VA technology. The spec also lists a 14ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2 brightness. It will apparently be available in Q4 2012 and so we'd expect it to be adopted in some new screens in the early part of 2013. This will likely be by BenQ first due to their links with AU Optronics.
Update 4/12/12: With thanks to one of our readers we have been linked to the following article with AU Optronics President Paul SL Peng. In the interview he talks about an "IPS-mode LCD technology called "AHVA (Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle)" for some of their mobile panels. So this looks to be the official name for the AHVA technology. Interestingly they talk about IPS-mode though so this could be an equivalent technology much like Samsung's PLS was designed to be. More info when we get it.
Asus have just announced the release of a new 24" monitor in their range. The VG248QE will offer support for 144Hz refresh rates, following in the footsteps of their 27" VG278HE model. The screen offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution from its TN Film panels and supports 3D content through active shutter glasses and NVIDIA's 3D Vision 2. As well as the increased refresh rate of 144Hz (compared with many 120Hz models available) the screen has a 1ms G2G response time specification, clearly showing Asus' aim to provide a top notch gaming screen.
The VG248QE features Dual-link DVI and DisplayPort 1.2 connections and also has an HDMI interface, although the latter cannot support the full 144Hz refresh rate. the stand offers tilt, height and rotate adjustments and there are even integrated 2W stereo speakers included.
An official price is not yet available but it is expected to retail for around $450 USD according to some sources.
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Display specialist AOC introduces two new 24" 60ID range models from its Professional line. The e2460Phu and the m2460Phu are equipped with impressive ergonomic and technical features, as well as numerous connectors.
Both models feature a full range of tilt, height, swivel and rotate adjustments from the stand. They also both offer D-sub, DVI and HDMI connections. They are both 24" in size and offer a 1920 x 1080 resolution.
The e2460Phu is TN Film based with a 2ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles.
The m2460Phu however is AMVA based and offers 8ms G2G response time (according to the press release) or a 5ms G2G response time according to their website. The spec listed for this model does seem to be a little confused though as the contrast ratio is only listed as 1000:1 in the spec, but we know that modern AMVA panels are normally 3000:1 - 5000:1. There is again a 250 cd/m2 brightness but the screen has wider viewing angles of 178/178 with this different panel technology.
Both models are
already available at recommended retail prices of £216 GBP (m2460Phu) and £199
We brought you news of this new ultra-wide 21:1 aspect 29" screen from Dell back in September. The screen has now started to go on sale in Australia at a retail price of $662.20 (Australian dollars). Interesting this makes it a very affordable alternative to popular screens like the 27" Dell U2713HM ($799) and even the 24" U2410 ($699). If pricing is the same elsewhere in the World this might be an interesting option for many buyers.
We will feature a full review of the screen once it is available in the UK
Update 15/11/12 - The screen is now available from Dell in the UK at a price of £621.60 (inc VAT). It has also gone on sale from other UK suppliers including PCBuyIT at a price of £574.80 (inc VAT). Full review coming over the next couple of weeks.
BenQ are set to update and refresh their GW50 series (GW2450HM and GW2750HM we have already reviewed) with the new GW60 series. There seems to be a couple of aesthetic changes including a thinner bezel and re-designed stand, but they have stuck with the glossy black look overall.
The GW60 series will be available in three sizes, a 21.5" GW2260HM, 24" GW2460HM and a 27" GW2760HM. These three models will have D-sub, DVI and HDMI inputs, and an "M" model will also be available in some locations minus the HDMI input. The screens will offer a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 4ms G2G response time, 5000: contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The screens feature 8-bit AMVA panels with W-LED backlighting, covering ~sRGB gamut.
The GW60 series is expected to be released in November and prices are expected to be similar to the existing GW50 series models.
First reported in a few at Czech site Extrahardware.cz, it seems HP have made an update to their popular 27" ZR2740w display. The review stated that a recent 2012 edition of the screen featured a seemingly updated panel, with a lighter "semi glossy" AG coating. The original version had a traditional heavy, grainy AG coating which is common for most IPS models.
We have confirmed with HP that they have indeed made a slight change to the panel, and with it a change in the AG coating as described. There has not been a new model number or anything introduced as this is considered a minor change in the product but new versions of this screen should be based on the new panel we are told. We are trying to source a sample of the new version from HP for further testing ourselves. Obviously existing users will not be able to swap their units and shouldn't need to as we suspect most are happily getting on with using their screen. This news piece is only meant as a matter of interest, and the change from HP may attract a few new buyers perhaps if they were put off by the type of AG coating used on the original version of the screen before.
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The innovative Philips ErgoSensor monitor has been around for a little while now. It detects the position of the user’s face and head angle, measures the distance between the user’s eyes and the monitor, and suggests how users can adjust their posture or correct their distance from the screen. It also tracks the time spent at the screen and reminds people when they’re due a break. In short, the Philips ErgoSensor is personalized ergonomics – designed for well-being.
Now Philips have decided to update the ErgoSensor screen with the latest generation of IPS + W-LED panel technology, bringing about positive changes in image quality and viewing angles in particular. The new 23-inch ErgoSensor with IPS maintains the same focus on physical comfort as other models. The Smart ErgoBase, with its flexible height, swivel, tilt and rotation angle adjustment, allows the monitor to be positioned for maximum viewing comfort – whatever the user’s height.
The 23" screen offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 7ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. There are DisplayPort, DVI-D and D-sub connections available along with 2x 1.5W speakers.
The 231P4QRYES 23-inch Brilliance IPS LCD monitor with ErgoSensor will be available through reseller and distributor partners at the recommended retail price of £199.99 (ex VAT).
Following the same design and style of the recently reviewed i2757Fm display, AOC are now releasing a 3D supporting version in their 27" IPS range. The AOC d2757Ph features passive FPR 3D technology and also supports conversion of 2D content to 3D. Through a hotkey on the bezel, the integrated software can be activated, which converts various 2D content to 3D. Old photos, home videos or classic movies can thus be viewed in an entirely new perspective.
The screen features an IPS panel with W-LED backlighting offering a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The d2757Ph offers the same thin bezel and flat front design of the i2757Fm, with bushed aluminium style plastics and a detachable stand (offering tilt only). It offers D-sub and HDMI connections as well.
The d2757Ph has entered the market in November 2012; the recommended retail price is £ 259.
Dell released their first IPS touch-screen at the beginning of last year in the form of the 21.5" ST2220T. They have now announced their new 23" S2340T model, featuring a 10-point multi-touch capability and designed for use with Windows 8. Since the monitor is a touch screen it features an edge to edge glass front which produces a glossy screen surface. It features a full HD integrated webcam and microphone as well.
The screen is 23" in size and offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution from its IPS panel with W-LED backlighting. There is an 8ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 270 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen offers HDMI and DisplayPort video connections and has a 4 port USB 3.0 hub built in. There is also a Gigabit Ethernet port, headphone jack, microphone jack and integrated 5W speaker. The stand offers an articulated design with tilt and height adjustments possible as shown below.
It is expected to be available in the United States in November, starting with availability direct from Dell for $699.99.
BenQ have released a couple of new white monitors in
their VW series. The 24" VW2430H and the 21.5" VW2230H. Both offer a 1920
x 1080 resolution and feature AMVA panel technology and W-LED
backlighting. The specs suggest a 4ms G2G response time which is probably
a little adventurous, although we have seen positive improvements in AMVA
panels in recent times with models like the
GW2450HM for example. The spec also offers a 5000:1 static contrast
ratio, but in reality we've yet to see a screen reach this high in
practice. Being AMVA based the screens should offer the light AG coating
that users will be familiar with on this technology. They also offer a 250
cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles.
The new models feature DVI, VGA and HDMI connections but only offer a basic tilt adjustment from the stand. There is a cable tidy at the back and VESA 100mm compatibility, and they even feature a small green mobile phone stand in the base a shown above.
Both monitors are priced quite aggressively, with the VW2230H announced at €169 (approx. £138) and the VW2430H at €219 (approx. £178). They'll be in stores in early November.
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AOC have just announced the release of their new 27" m2752Pqu screen. This model features an AMVA panel and W-LED backlighting and is designed to offer a decent range of ergonomic and connectivity options. The screen is 27" in size and offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 8ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles.
The stand offers tilt, height (110mm) swivel and rotate adjustments and the screen offers DVI, VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort connections (with HDCP). There are also a built in 4 port USB hub and integrated speakers available.
The m2752Pqu is available from October at a suggested retail price of £ 259.
hilips Release 23" 237E4QHAD/00 IPS Screen with MHL
October 25th 2012
Philips showcased their new 23" IPS based screen with MHL interface at IFA 2012 as we briefly discussed back in August. We now have some further information about the new237E4QHAD/00 screen. The main selling point for this model is its new MHL interface, allowing for connection of mobile/tablet devices to show their content on the big screen (and charge at the same time). This MHL connectivity seems to be popular with new models and has already started to emerge on some screens we have tested of late.
The screen is IPS based with W-LED backlightin and is 23" in size. It offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 7ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. There are VGA, HDMI and MHL-HDMI connections available. The stand offers only a basic tilt adjustment but the screen also features integrated stereo speakers.
The Philips IPS LCD Monitor 237E4QHAD/00 is available now from reseller and distribution partners at the recommended retail £189.99 inc VAT
Philips showcased their new 27" AMVA based screen with built in webcam at IFA 2012 as we briefly discussed back in August. We now have some further information about the new 271P4QPJKEB/00 screen. It forms part of the Philips P-line of screens, offering a 27" screen size and an AMVA technology panel with W-LED backlighting. The key selling point of this model seems to be the built in 2.0 mega-pixel webcam and microphone for audio/video conferencing.
The screen features 3x USB 2.0 ports, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D and VGA video connections. It also has built in stereo speakers and a full range of tilt, height, pivot and rotate adjustments from the stand. Spec-wise there is a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 6ms G2G response time, 5000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles.
The screen should be on sale during October.
BenQ have seemingly snuck out a new XL series gaming monitor in their very popular series, designed for professional gamers. The new XL2411T looks like it will take over from the XL2420T model and offers a few updated specs and supposedly some tweaked performance.
The screen offers a 24"WS size with 1920 x 1080 resolution. It now features a 1ms G2G response time spec (instead of 2ms G2G on the XL2420T) and 120Hz refresh rate support. This will allow you to play 3D games on the screen (NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 supported) or use the extra refresh rate for your 2D games at higher frame rates. It will also come with BenQ's Black eQualizer technology which we saw in action on the XL2420T along with a massive range of aspect ratio control and scaling options. BenQ even talk about the screens input lag in their product pages, saying "Take advantage of ultra low 0.001-frame input lag to embrace the smoothest gaming experience!". This represents a supposed 0.016ms input lag which is basically nothing in practical terms. It will be interesting to see if it can deliver this along with decent pixel response times and frame rates.
In terms of other specs the XL2411T will offer a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 12 million:1 DCR, 350 cd/m2 brightness, 170/160 viewing angles and an sRGB / 72% NTSC colour gamut from it's W-LED backlight unit. The screen is TN Film based as were the XL2410T and XL2420T models. The screen offers tilt, height, pivot and rotate adjustments from the stand and comes with D-sub, DVI and HDMI inputs.
X-rite have recently announced a new addition to the
ColorMunki family of colour calibration solutions – the
ColorMunki Smile. Ideal for photo hobbyists, design enthusiasts, gamers
and any other users looking for the easiest way to colour correct their
computer monitors, ColorMunki Smile offers a simple and affordable option for
beginner colour perfectionists.
Iiyama have just announced two new gamers monitors in their ProLite range, in sizes of 23.6" and 27". The E2473HS (23.6") and E2773HS (27") both feature a 1920 x 1080 resolution and 1ms G2G response time. Both monitors sport the Iiyama proprietary X-Res technology that allegedly enhances blurry images and text and the strength of the corrections can be adjusted from “soft” to “hard.” We suspect this will be like many other enhancement features we have started to see recently, and all they really do is exaggerate the sharpness. Maybe useful in games or movies, but in day to day work it looks unrealistic and too sharp.
In addition the 27" model offers a 300 cd/m2 brightness, 1200:1 contrast ratio (5 million:1 DCR) and 170/160 viewing angles. Both models are TN Film based.
The 23” E2473HS is slated to retail for $280 USD and the 27” E2773HS will cost $331.
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Asus have just released a new gaming monitor in their range. The 27" VG27AH is particularly interesting as it offers an IPS panel and support for 3D content. Before people start to get excited about this being the first IPS 120Hz refresh model, the screen is actually using passive FPR 3D techniques as opposed to shutter glasses. As such, it can support 3D content, but does not operate at 120Hz.
The VG27AH offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms G2G response time, 80 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The IPS panel is W-LED backlit as well and so offers a standard ~sRGB colour gamut.
The screen can also convert 2D content into 3D and offers HDMI 1.4, DVI and D-sub connections. There are integrated 2x 3W stereo speakers included as well and the stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustments.
Asus have recently introduced a new 24" model in their Professional range of screens. The new PA248QJ will follow on from their PA248Q model, this time updated to include USB 3.0 ports (x4). The screen sticks with a 16:10 aspect ratio 1920 x 1200 resolution IPS panel, and also offers a standard gamut (72% NTSC / 100% sRGB) W-LED backlight. The screen will also offer a 6ms G2G response time, 80 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles.
Each PA248QJ guarantees high levels of colour accuracy, having been pre-calibrated to minimize the colour different to ∆E < 5 right out of box. It also comes with reliable gamma and white point setup and a factory calibration report. The screen is also bundled with a DataColor Spyder4 Express colorimeter package.
There are HDMI, D-sub, DisplayPort and DVI-D connections available and a full range of tilt, height, swivel and rotate features from the stand.
The U2913WM is pictured on Dell.com as shown above, with message stating it is coming soon and asking for readers to "keep watching". No other information is provided by Dell at the moment on their site. However, some further information has been provided by sites such as blog.get-pc.net who have seen the new screen in person.
What we do know is the The screen will feature DVI, VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort video connections, along with a 4 port USB hub (2 on the left hand side of the screen). There also looks to possibly be a mini-DisplayPort connection from the photos they have provided. The design is in keeping with other Dell models, with a black design for the bezel and stand, and silver trim. Being 29" in size it will provide a 2560 x 1080 resolution and it is likely it will feature the same AH-IPS panel that is being utilised by LG and Philips for their models. Piecing together some specs we know from those models, this would suggest it will offer a 5ms G2G response time, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles and can reportedly cover 99% of the Adobe RGB colour space (according to the LG EA93 press release). This means it expands beyond the sRGB reference space like some of the other LG.Display IPS panels we heard about several months ago in other sizes.
No word on availability or pricing yet, but we do know Dell will also be updating their 30" model in March 2013 to the U3013.
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We have been given some advanced information by Dell about replacements for a couple of very popular models in their UltraSharp line-up. We don't have much information yet, no images or specs, but we do know that Dell will be replacing the 30" U3011 with a new U3013 model in March 2013.
We have also been told that the 24" U2410 will be officially replaced with a new U2413 model, with an ETA for this not yet known. While the U2412M is of course a newer model than the U2410, it was released to run alongside the U2410 which offered a wide gamut and higher end specs. It looks as if the new U2413 will replace the U2410 and so could well be a wide gamut offering again.
We've yet to see whether these models will carry the 'M' suffix of the more recent models, but we suspect they will.
More information as we get it.
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Dell have just released details of some new models in their ever popular range of desktop monitors. These new S-line models are being marketed as "virtually frameless" although there is of course still a bezel on the monitor. Some of the models (27" and 24") will also feature "edge-to-edge" glass designs and so will offer glossy panel coatings which many users prefer to the often grainy AG coatings usually on offer. The specs and details for each model in the range are listed below, along with links to the information on Dell's website:
So all models seem to offer a full 1920 x 1080 resolution and use W-LED backlighting. They all offer only a basic tilt adjustment from the stand. The L models have HDMI and VGA inputs, while the M models have DVI and VGA instead. The only exception is the 27" model which has all three. All are IPS based as well, except the 24" model which instead features an AMVA panel which is an interesting choice. Only the 27" and 24" models feature the glossy edge to edge glass coating.
Prices in Europe and USA are not known yet, but prices in Hong Kong are included in each link above. More info as we get it, along with full reviews of course.
Update: Estimated UK prices now released at PCBuyIT.co.uk for the 24" and 27" models. S2740L at £306 (inc VAT) and the S2440L at £210 (inc VAT).
Update 2: Official UK prices now available at PCBuyIT along with pre-orders now being taken. They should be in stock within 5 - 7 days and the prices are now: S2240L £150, S2340L £162 and S2440L £199. All inclusive of VAT and delivery. The S2740L is a little behind so we are still waiting on an official price and availability. The S2340M DVI only model will apparently not be released in the UK, in favour of the S2340L.
Update 3: price now released for the 27" S2740L. This should retail for £300 GBP (inc VAT) and should be available in the first week in October
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ViewSonic have today revealed its top picks for the holiday gifting season today at Pepcom. “This year the hottest tech gifts are all about being connected, all about entertainment realism,” said Jeff Volpe, president of ViewSonic Americas. “Our gift recommendations give consumers revolutionary new choices for at home PC-less computing and lifelike home theatre. Our new Android 4.0 VSD220 22” Smart Display directly connects to the internet, no PC needed to connect to your favourite internet sites and cloud services."
ViewSonic’s brand new 21.5" VSD220 Smart Display gives users a whole new way to experience the web, partnering a 1080p Full HD LED monitor with a Texas Instruments dual-core, ARM®-based OMAP 4 processor and Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) operating system with full Google GMS certification. This connected display makes it easy for consumers to surf the web, engage with others on social networks and enjoy a world of Android apps in a self-contained and easy to use format. Paired with a built-in 1.2MP webcam with integrated microphone for videoconferencing and photo taking, plenty of connectivity options and integrated SRS Premium Sound® speakers, the VSD220 is the complete multimedia package.
From a monitor point of view the VSD220 will offer a 1920 x 1080 resolutions, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is TN Film based and features a W-LED backlight. It features optical touch technology and a glass coating. More information and specs available in the link below.
The VSD220 Smart Display delivers a seamless full sized desktop computer experience for an ESP of just $399. The VSD220 will be available for purchase in mid-to-late October, in perfect time for the holidays.
HP have just announced their new 24" monitor, the x2401. The screen is only 11mm thick and so has a very thin profile. The screen features a full 1920 x 1080 resolution and an MVA panel with W-LED backlighting. This will offer a high static contrast ratio of 5000:1 and a dynamic contrast ratio of 10 million:1 according to the press release. There are DisplayPort and HDMI connections provided. The HP x2401 monitor also was designed with the environment in mind with mercury-free LED backlighting, BFR/PVC free components and arsenic-free display glass.
The HP x2401 will be available in November for $249 USD. A business version will be available with extended warranty under the name L2401x.
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NEC have recently introduced a new 21.5" EA224WMi monitor in their EA ranged, aimed primarily at corporate, healthcare and government customers, plus those who work in finances. Energy saving is of course a key focus and the W-LED backlight offers 26W power consumption during use and <0.43W in standby. There is also NEC's AmbiBright ambient light sensor and their human sensor feature.
The screen offers the following specs:
The screen should be available this month at a price of $279 USD.
Asus have recently announced their (apparently) "inspired by sundials" Designo series screens, available in 23" and 27" and boasting ultra-thin and sleek designs along with the ever-popular use of IPS panel technology. The 23" MX239H and 27" MX279H offer an edge-to-edge design and measure just 14.5mm and 17.5mm thickness respectively. Both are W-LED backlit as you would probably expect. It is the base which has apparently been inspired by sundials according to the Asus press release.
Both models feature 2x HDMI inputs and have integrated speakers with audio technology developed by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower.
No words on availability or prices yet. More details as they are released.
Much like LG have done recently with their IPS7 series, and AOC have with their i2757Fm model, ViewSonic are set to release some new screens featuring the latest generation of AH-IPS panel along with an ultra-thin 'frameless' bezel design. This will offer a completely flat front without a protruding front bezel. There will be two screens available, a 23" VX2370Smh-LED and a 27" VX2770Smh-LED. Both have already been released in Asia and are expected to arrived elsewhere including the USA very soon.
Both models offer a 1920 x 1080 resolution and feature W-LED backlighting and a standard ~sRGB colour space. They should feature the new lighter AG coating that we've seen on other new AH-IPS generation panels. They will offer D-sub, DVI and HDMI interfaces (with HDCP), and come with integrated stereo 1.5W speakers. There is however only a basic tilt function available from the stand.
The screens both offer the following specs:
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