BOE Latest Panel Development Plans – Oct 2020

We have some updates from one of the smaller LCD panel manufacturers BOE about their panel development plans. This is BOE as a panel manufacturer, as opposed to any specific monitor/display manufacturer, but it gives an indication of where monitors are likely to go in the future by looking ahead at the panel production plans. Please keep in mind that the production dates are not set in stone and may change, and there is then also a lag of several months before a panel is produced, then used in a display and launched to market. We have updated our panel parts database with all the new information we have as well as best we can.

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Acer Launch New Predator and Nitro Gaming Monitors in a Range of Options

Acer has expanded its gaming monitor line with a new assortment of models suited to a wide range of gamers, from elite professionals requiring top-of-the-line technology to casual players more concerned with enjoying themselves. Additionally, Acer is the first brand to offer TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe®-certified gaming monitors, designed to selectively filter out blue light while still maintaining crisp and vivid colors.

“Our newest gaming monitors feature the industry’s newest technology to give gamers smooth performance and comfortable ergonomics,” said Victor Chien, President, Digital Display Business, Acer Inc. “Designed to appeal to the most power-hungry gamers as well as those who just want to have fun, the new Predator and Nitro-branded monitors are available in a variety of designs and sizes to support just about anyone in the market for a gaming monitor.”

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AU Optronics Latest Panel Development Plans – Oct 2020

We have some updates from AU Optronics about their panel development plans which is always interesting to see. Our last update was Dec 2019. This is AUO as a panel manufacturer, as opposed to any specific monitor/display manufacturer, but it gives an indication of where monitors are likely to go in the future by looking ahead at the panel production plans. AUO make a large portion of the IPS-type panels (their ‘AHVA’ technology) in the market which is always of interest along with a range of interesting TN Film options. Please keep in mind that the production dates are not set in stone and may change, and there is then also a lag of several months before a panel is produced, then used in a display and launched to market. We have updated our panel parts database with all the new information we have as well as best we can.

Keep in mind many date slips are due to covid this year. Here are the highlights.

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LG.Display Latest Panel Development Plans – Oct 2020

We have some updates from LG.Display about their panel development plans which is always interesting to see. This is LG.Display as a panel manufacturer, as opposed to LG the monitor/display manufacturer, but it gives an indication of where monitors are likely to go in the future by looking ahead at the panel production plans. LG.Display make a large portion of the IPS-type panels in the market which is always of interest. Please keep in mind that the production dates are not set in stone and may change, and there is then also a lag of several months before a panel is produced, then used in a display and launched to market. We have updated our panel parts database with all the new information we have as well as best we can. Here are the highlights.

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Dell UltraSharp U3421WE 34″ Ultrawide Announced for Productivity Boosting and Office Environments

Correction: the Dell press release said this was the U3431WE but there was a typo in there and it is actually the U3421WE. Updated throughout.

Dell have announced a new model in their popular UltraSharp range. The U3421WE is a 34″ ultrawide screen aimed primarily at productivity and office uses. It includes a 3440 x 1440 resolution, built in KVM switch, PiP/PbP capabilities and a “productivity hub” offering RJ45 and USB type-C connectivity.

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Dell UP3221Q with 2000 Zone Mini LED Backlight and Integrated CalMAN Calibration Device

First discussed back in February of this year, we now have some further official information about the new UltraSharp Premium UP3221Q display from Dell. The 31.5″ sized screen is focused on professional users and colour critical work, as well as HDR creation and display. Highlights include a 2000 zone Mini LED backlight for great local dimming capabilities, VESA Display HDR 1000 certification, built in CalMAN calibration device, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and a 99.8% DCI-P3 wide colour gamut.

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Eizo FlexScan EV3895 with 37.5″ Ultrawide IPS Panel for Productivity and Office Use

Eizo have announced the release of their first ever ultrawide curved monitor, their new FlexScan EV3895. This is a 37.5″ sized screen featuring a 3840 x 1600 resolution IPS panel and it’s aimed at general usage and office situations where productivity and functionality are a focus. It includes features like USB type-C connectivity and integrated LAN capabilities.

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Acer Predator XB323U GX with 32″ IPS Panel, 1440p Resolution and 270Hz Refresh Rate

In June 2020 Acer announced their new Predator XB273U GX which was a 27″ IPS model with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and a maximum 270Hz overclocked refresh rate. We have some information now about a 32″ sized equivalent via Taobao.com which is the Predator XB323U GX. This IPS-type display carries the same 2560 x 1440 resolution along with a 270Hz maximum overclocked refresh rate (240Hz native) and adaptive-sync support for VRR from both AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards. The screen has also been certified as G-sync Compatible by NVIDIA according to their website.

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Acer Predator X34 S with 34″ Ultrawide Nano IPS Panel, 200Hz Refresh Rate and Native G-sync

Information about a new monitor in Acer’s popular Predator gaming series of screens has appeared on taobao.com. The Acer Predator X34 S is a 34″ ultrawide display with a curved 1900R IPS panel. It offers a 3440 x 1440 resolution combined with a 200Hz refresh rate (a first in this size screen) and an advertised 0.5ms G2G fastest response time. Variable refresh rates are supported through a Native G-sync hardware module as far as we can tell and we expect the 200Hz to therefore be an overclock of probably the current native 144Hz LG.Display Nano IPS panel used in some other ultrawide models. Made possible to such a level thanks to the hardware G-sync module.

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