Philips Momentum 345M1CR with 34″ VA Panel and 144Hz Refresh Rate

Philips have announced their new 34″ ultrawide monitor in their Momentum gaming display line-up. The 345M1CR is a curved screen based on a VA technology panel and offers a 3440 x 1440 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate and low input lag. A 1ms MPRT spec is also listed as the screen features a blur reduction mode. Adaptive-sync is supported with a 48 – 144Hz range, allowing for VRR from both AMD and NVIDIA systems.

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LG 34GN850 with 34″ Ultrawide IPS Panel and 160Hz Refresh Rate

LG have recently announced the successor to the very popular 34GK950F display, their new 34GN850. The new screen maintains the same 34″ ultrawide Nano IPS panel from LG.Display with the same 3440 x 1440 resolution. This time the native panel refresh rate of 144Hz has been boosted a little via an overclocking function to 160Hz. The high refresh rate is supported by adaptive-sync meaning it can be used for VRR from both AMD and NVIDIA systems. The screen has been certified by both AMD (FreeSync Premium) and NVIDIA (G-sync Compatible) as well.

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MSI Optix MAG301CR with 30″ Ultrawide VA Panel and 200Hz Refresh Rate

MSI have recently announced their new Optix MAG301CR display. This new screen is a fairly unusual format, being curved (1500R) and 30″ in size but in an ultrawide format (close to 21:9 aspect ratio). It offers a 2560 x 1080 resolution along with a 200Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time spec. The high refresh rate is supported for variable refresh rates via adaptive-sync, meaning it can support AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-sync systems.

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Dell S2421HGF Gaming Display with 23.8″ TN Film Panel and 144Hz Refresh Rate

Dell have recently launched their new S2421HGF gaming display. This is a 23.8″ sized TN Film technology screen offering a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. This is supported by adaptive-sync allowing for VRR support from AMD (FreeSync Premium certified) and NVIDIA systems.

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BenQ ZOWIE XL2546S with 24.5″ 1080p Panel, 240Hz and DyAc+

Recently BenQ have announced their new XL2546S, the updated version of the XL2546. Since its release, the ZOWIE XL2546 has become the monitor of choice for professional First-Person-Shooter (FPS) e-Sports tournaments. The new XL2546S has the same features as XL2546 with the addition of Dynamic Accuracy Plus (DyAc+), BenQ’s blur reduction backlight technology. The XL2546S is 24.5″ in size and features a 240Hz refresh rate TN Film panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution.

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Samsung Display to Cease LCD Panel Production by End of 2020

South Korean panel maker Samsung Display, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. that develops and manufactures display panels, have announced this week their intention to cease LCD panel production by the end of 2020. The company runs two LCD production lines at factories in South Korea and two LCD-only factories in China.

This would would mark the departure of one of the key panel providers from LCD desktop monitors as well as from the LCD TV space. Samsung currently make a range of LCD panels for monitors, primarily based on their SVA (VA-type) and PLS (IPS-type) technologies. Many of which (e.g. 49″ ultrawide) are fairly niche segments at this time for them. Much of this article is focused on the TV market and there is not much clarity on what this might mean for the desktop monitor market at this time.

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Coolermaster GM34-CW Curved Gaming Display with 34″ Ultrawide VA Panel and 144Hz

Back in July 2019 Coolermaster entered the monitor market with their first couple of displays. They are a well known manufacturer in the PC case segment, but very new to monitors. They have a new model listed in their range now as well, the GM34-CW. This is a 34″ ultrawide display with a 3440 x 1440 resolution, 1500R curvature and a range of impressive gaming specs.

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Asus TUF Gaming VG259QM with 24.5″ IPS Panel, 280Hz Refresh and ELMB-sync

We’ve recently completed our review of the excellent Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM, a 27″ IPS monitor boasting a 280Hz refresh rate (the fastest currently available), 1ms G2G response time, G-sync/FreeSync support and the ability to use a motion blur reduction mode at the same time as variable refresh rates via Asus’ ELMB-sync feature. That model is 27″ in size and has a 1920 x 1080 resolution. If you are looking for something a little smaller, or prefer this 1080p res on a smaller sized screen then Asus are also set to release the 24.5″ sized VG259QM now.

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Philips 498P9 with 49″ Ultrawide Panel and 5120 x 1440 Resolution Coming Soon

Image shown is the smaller 43″ 439P9H model but we expect design to be similar from this new 49″ model

Philips are set to release a new 49″ ultrawide screen later this year. We don’t have a massive amount of information about it at this time, but we do know that the 498P9 is expected to be available around June time. It’s a 49″ ultrawide display with a 32:9 aspect ratio, a 1800R curvature and a 5120 x 1440 resolution. This is the same as dual 27″ 2560 x 1440 screens size by side.

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Philips 439P9H with 43″ Ultrawide Panel, with USB type-C and Pop-up Webcam

Originally showcased at IFA 2019, we had chance yesterday to hear more about and see the new 43.4″ sized ultrawide monitor from Philips, their 439P9H. This monitor is packed with productivity- enhancing features such as a built-in USB-C docking station, a Windows Hello pop-up webcam, and a MultiClient Integrated KVM switch, as well as numerous comfort-boosting features designed to provide an enjoyable experience from beginning to end.

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