AOC Porsche Design AGON PG27 Monitor with 27″ Curved VA Panel and 240Hz

Prestige car manufacturer Porsche have teamed up with AOC to create the first ever Porsche Design AOC AGON gaming monitor. The 27” PD27 according to the press release “provides an experience similar to driving a race car: high octane specifications (27” QHD panel, 240 Hz refresh rate, 0.5 ms MPRT), a sleek, eye-catching, racing-influenced design and a wide range of functionalities to be utilized both on a daily basis and during long gaming sessions. Even before the official launch, the impressive design of this new monitor was honoured with the Red Dot Award 2020.”

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LG to Release New Firmware for 27GN950 with Several Major Updates and Bug Fixes

During the course of our current testing of the LG 27GN950 we came across a couple of issues, some of which had also been flagged to us by existing screen owners. We have fed these bugs back to LG this week and received an update from their product team with the excellent news that a new firmware will be released very soon to address the bugs, and provide another significant update as well. We’ve had the chance to test this new firmware as well this week as part of our forthcoming review.

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Dell Alienware AW2721D and AW3821DW More Specs, Information and G-sync Ultimate Discussion

Over the last couple of months some early information has appeared online about a couple of new models planned in Dell’s popular Alienware line-up for high end gaming. The new 27″ AW2721D and 37.5″ ultrawide AW3821DW displays. This was followed more recently by a pretty vague press release, although we at least got sight of expected release dates and pricing. We have searched around to provide the latest information, specs and details we can get our hands on in this news piece and we also want to discuss the NVIDIA G-sync Ultimate certification that Dell are heavily promoting in more detail.

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TFTCentral Black Friday Monitor Deals Tracker 2020

Black Friday weekend is not until Friday 27th November, but in some regions Amazon and other retailers have started the Black Friday deals early. Last year we kept a tracker during this whole period of all the best monitor deals we could find, so we thought we would do the same again this year. This time though, we are starting it early to account for this Early Black Friday period.

See below for our regularly updated tracker of all available Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de and Overclockers.co.uk

If you spot any great deals that we’ve missed please let us know!

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Acer Nitro XV282K KV with 28″ IPS Panel, 4K Resolution and 144Hz Refresh Rate

A new model in Acer’s Nitro gaming line-up has appeared on Chinese shopping website Taobao. The Acer Nitro XV282K KV is a 28″ sized screen featuring a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution and high refresh rate of 144Hz. Variable refresh rates from both AMD and NVIDIA systems are supported through the use of adaptive-sync. It is expected to also include HDMI 2.1 support for next generation Sony and Microsoft games consoles.

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ViewSonic Elite XG320U with 4K Resolution, 144Hz Refresh Rate and HDMI 2.1 Included

Listed on some ViewSonic regional pages including their Russian site is the forthcoming ViewSonic Elite XG320U display. This is a 32″ sized screen featuring a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution, 144Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 to support the latest graphics cards and games consoles. It offers a range of top-end features for gamers including FreeSync Premium Pro certification for variable refresh rates (VRR) and also DisplayHDR 600 support.

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Philips Momentum 328M1R for Console Gaming, with HDMI 2.1 Now Included

This model was briefly covered as part of a Philips display update back in August 2019 but it has been delayed to include some new technologies, and we felt it deserved a news piece of its own with more information. The Philips 328M1R is part of the company’s Momentum line up of screens aimed primarily at console gaming. This is a 31.5″ sized screen offering a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution along with a 120Hz refresh rate. Why the long delay? Because with the announcement of next generation Sony Playstation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X, Philips wanted to make sure they could include the latest HDMI 2.1 connection to take full advantage of the console capabilities.

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When 4K is Not Really 4K

This news piece was inspired by a conversation we had today with @TotallydubbedHD and discussion about the usage of the term “4K” in the monitor market. We wanted to comment on a couple of trends we’ve seen of late that probably need a bit more clarity for consumers, and probably need highlighting to avoid confusion or misunderstanding. One is the use of the term “4K” on certain displays, and the other is on “Virtual 4K” support.

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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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