AU Optronics Showcase New 65″ and 32″ Mini LED Panels with 1000+ Zones and 144Hz Refresh Rate

AU Optronics (AUO) are one of the leading providers of monitor and display panels in the market, and have recently showcased some new innovations at the Touch Taiwan 2019 event at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center this week. Of particular interest to us are a couple of new Mini LED backlit displays, in 65″ and 32″ sizes and aimed at high refresh rate gaming.

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MSI Prestige PS341WU with 34″ Ultrawide IPS Panel and 5120 x 2160 Resolution

MSI have recently announced a new 34″ ultrawide monitor in their Prestige series, aimed at home users and creative professionals. The PS341WU features a higher resolution though than most 34″ ultrawide screens, offering 5120 x 2160 instead of the traditional 3440 x 1440 (or sometimes even 2560 x 1080). It’s based on an IPS panel and features a fairly unusual design with a mixture of black, white, bronze and silver colours used. According to the MSI website “The MSI Prestige PS341WU was inspired by the combination of Western oil & Eastern ink painting. An asymmetrical circle and a curved line on the back perfectly blend with the symmetrical square on the front – integrate the viewing experience into the creators’ life.”

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LG 27GL83A with 27″ IPS Panel, 144Hz Refresh Rate and sRGB Gamut

A new display has appeared on some regional pages of LG.com. The LG 27GL83A is a 27″ screen which has very similar appearance, features and specs overall to the recently released (and reviewed) 27GL850. It has a 2560 x 1440 resolution IPS panel, 144Hz refresh rate and support for adaptive sync. This includes support for variable refresh rates from AMD FreeSync as well as being certified as G-sync Compatible by NVIDIA. The main difference between the new 27GL83A and the 27GL850 appears to be the use of a standard sRGB gamut backlight from the “Vivid IPS” panel (as LG refer to it), instead of the wide DCI-P3 gamut offered by the “Nano IPS” panel of the 27GL850.

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Acer Predator VG272UP with Nano IPS Panel and 144Hz Refresh Rate

A new screen from Acer has appeared on some Chinese store websites which looks interesting, and is likely an indication of a wider launch in other countries. The Predator VG272UP is a 27″ sized model which looks like it will be an alternative to the new LG 27GL850, and likely using the same panel. It has an advertised Nano IPS panel, 144Hz refresh rate, 98% DCI-P3 colour gamut and support for NVIDIA G-sync and AMD FreeSync.

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Philips Momentum Displays for Console Gaming – 558M1RY, 328M1R and 278M1R

At this year’s Gamescom event Philips unveiled 3 new models in their Momentum display line-up, aimed at console gamers. There are three new sizes available, a massive 55″ model (the 558M1RY), a 31.5″ model (328M1R) and a 27″ model (278M1R). All three monitors feature the innovative signature Ambiglow technology, a halo of light that makes all kinds of entertainment extend beyond the edges of the screen for the most immersive experience. All three screens are equipped with Adaptive-Sync technology for VRR support.

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HP Omen X27 with 2560 x 1440 Resolution TN Film Panel and 240Hz

HP have just announced an interesting new monitor in their lineup, which was also showcased at this year’s Gamescom event. The Omen X27 is a 27″ screen featuring a 2560 x 1440 resolution TN Film panel and a 240Hz native refresh rate. This marks a significant step up in resolution from the wider range of 1080p resolution 240Hz panels that are already available in the market. There is a 1ms G2G response time spec, and support for adaptive-sync (including FreeSync 2 certification).

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Asus ROG Strix XG43VQ with 43″ VA Panel, 120Hz and a Lower Price Point

There doesn’t seem to be much information about this screen online yet, but it was announced at this year’s Gamescom event. It’s a new 43″ sized screen from Asus which is part of their ROG Strix gaming lineup. The XG43VQ will feature a different format to the other 43″ models Asus have announced, this time with a 32:10 aspect ratio and 3840 x 1200 resolution. It uses a VA panel and will support a 120Hz refresh rate and adaptive-sync for support from G-sync and FreeSync systems. The screen is actually FreeSync 2 certified as well.

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Asus TUF Gaming VG35VQ with 35″ Ultrawide 100Hz Panel and ELMB

Announced at this year’s Gamescom event was the new Asus TUF Gaming VG35VQ. This is a 35″ ultrawide model with a 3440 x 1440 resolution VA panel. It has a 100Hz refresh rate and support for adaptive-sync so you can use it on both NVIDIA G-sync and AMD FreeSync systems. Also included is support for Asus’ ELMB” (Extreme Low Motion Blur) technology which offers a strobing blur reduction backlight.

Updated news piece 24/9/19 – Contrary to the information we had at the time this news article was published, this does not appear to be the latest “ELMB-sync” technology and so cannot be used at the same time as variable refresh rates. We do have final specs and further information though in this updated news piece.

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Asus ROG Strix XG279Q with 165Hz Refresh Rate and Adaptive-sync

Announced at this year’s Gamescom event was the new ROG Strix XG279Q from Asus. The screen is 27″ in size and aimed at gamers, offering a 2ms G2G response time, 165Hz refresh rate and support for adaptive-sync. This allows the screen to be used for variable refresh rates from both NVIDIA G-sync and AMD FreeSync systems.

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