Samsung Release SM2253BW With 8000:1 Dynamic
February 23rd 2008
Samsung have released
details of their new 2253BW 22" display on their official website recently.
The new screen will offer the usual 1680 x 1050 resolution you would expect in
this sector, along with a 2ms G2G response time (5ms ISO), 8000:1 dynamic
contrast ratio (1000:1 static), 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing
angles. The panel is of course TN Film based.
The screen will offer
DVI-D (HDCP supported) and D-sub interfaces along with tilt and swivel
ergonomic adjustments. Release date and price are unknown at this point, but
it looks likely to be the replacement for the popular SM226BW.
Dell 2408WFP Now Available in the UK
February 23rd 2008
Dell's new 24" monitor is now available to order, or at least pre-order, in
the UK. The screen is available from
Dell direct at a retail price from £578.10, or from suppliers such as
Overclockers.co.uk for £469.99.
We discussed the release of the new screen back in January and the full
spec is listed in our previous article. As a further note, Dell have also
recently confirmed that the screen is indeed S-PVA based as we originally
thought, dispelling rumours that it could feature and S-IPS panel.
LG.Philips LCD To Become LG Display
February 14th 2008
This week LG.Philips
LCD, the panel manufacturer, announced that it plans to change its corporate
name to LG Display upon receiving approval at the company’s annual general
meeting of shareholders on February 29. The new corporate name reflects the
company’s business scope expansion and business model diversification, the
change in corporate governance following the reduction of Philips’ equity
stake, and LG’s commitment to enhanced responsible management.
LG.Philips LCD completed
preparations for the name change after the board resolution at the board of
directors’ meeting on February 4. Once the change is approved at the annual
general meeting on February 29, LG.Philips LCD will register the new company
name on March 3. The official new trade name is expected to be LG Display Co.,
Ltd, and the company will use the trademark of LG Display. The entire process
of changing the company name is expected to be completed by the end of June
CMO Release New Panel Specs
February 12th 2008
Chi Mei Optoelectronics
have released some new panel specs on their
website. These include a new high resolution 22"WS TN Film panel, offering
a full 1920 x 1200 resolution, and a new higly specced 26" S-MVA panel with a
6000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.
Full specs are listed
below as well, and have of course been added to our
panel part database.
Iiyama Release Low Cost E2403WS 24" Display
February 12th 2008
Iiyama have recently announced the release of a
new 24" model in their range, the E2403WS. The screen will come at a very nice
£249 RRP in the UK, making it well worth a look for a 24" screen. The spec and
details remain the same as the B2403WS model, but without a height adjustable
stand. This means the new E model will offer a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 2ms G2G
response time, 2000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160
viewing angles. The screen is characteristically TN Film based, especially
when you factor in the low price. The screen does however offer a D-sub and
HDMI interface along with 2x 2W speakers and tilt functionality.
LG W2452V - 24" Monitor With 10,000:1 Dynamic Contrast
January 31st 2008
It seems LG will soon be
releasing a new 24" monitor in their range, with an impressive 10,000:1
dynamic contrast ratio. The W2452V will also offer the usual 1920 x 1200
resolution, along with a 5ms ISO response time and 170/170 viewing angles. The
panel is characteristically TN Film. The screen also offers tilt and rotate
ergonomic adjustments, intergrated 2x 2W speakers, and an HDMI, DVI-D (both
HDCP supported) and a D-sub interface. The price and release date are unknown
at present, but the screen is expected to be shown at CEBIT 08 in March.
NEC Release Further Details For the LCD3090WQXi
January 31st 2008
couple of weeks ago we reported that NEC were releasing a new 30"WS
monitor into their 90-series of screens. At the time, the spec of the panel
was not listed, but NEC have now released further information on their
website, allowing us to update you on the new model.
The 3090WQXi offers a
6ms G2G response time (12ms ISO), 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness
and 178/178 viewing angles. Further details can be found on the link below.
Retail price is still listed as $2199 USD.
Samsung Release New Panel Specs
January 29th 2008
Samsung have updated their
panel module product pages to include several new parts. Perhaps most
interesting is the addition of a 22" S-PVA panel, the LTM220M3 and a high
resolution 23" module, the LTM230TT01. There is also a 24" (LTM240CS02), and
30" (LTM300DS) module which looks like they will include LED backlighting to
offer a 111% coverage of the NTSC colour space.
Full specs for the new modules can be seen
below, and are updated in our
panel part database
Eizo Showcase CG222W Display With Hardware
January 29th 2008
Eizo have announced a
new 22" monitor in their ColorEdge series of screens, the CG222W. This model
is being showcased at the PMA (Photo Marketing Association) 2008 event being
held in Las Vegas from 31st Jan - 2nd Feb. The CG222W will offer an extended
colour gamut and 12-bit hardware calibration, targetting the screen at
high-end graphics and photo work.
The screen will offer
the usual 1680 x 1050 resolution, along with 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2
brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. Looks like this could well be another
VA based screen in the 22" market, and certainly wise of Eizo to avoid TN Film
given the target audience! The extended gamut covers 98% of the sRGB space and
93% of the Adobe RGB space. The screen comes packaged with Eizo's
ColorNavigator software and can be combined with a variety of colorimeters.
Since the screen features hardware level calibration, the adjustments are made
at a monitor LUT level for the most accurate results. Interestingly the screen
also comes with a factory calibrated gamma curve of 2.2 and DeltaE of < 3
across the screen which is nice to see. Height, tilt, swivel and pivot
adjustments are offered ergonomically, along with a DVI-I interface with HDCP
Mass production is
scheduled for late March.
Samsung SM2693HM and 2493HM Monitors Showcased
January 18th 2008
week's MacWorld event Samsung have shown off two new monitors, a 24" SM2493HM
and a 26" (well, 25.5" technically) SM2693HM. Both screens feature tilt,
pivot, height and rotate ergonomic adjustments and offer a 1920 x 1200
resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2
brightness and 160/160 viewing angles. Both models feature VGA, DVI and HDMI
interface options. The 24" model even offers an impressive 10,000:1 dynamic
contrast ratio while the 26" model offers a more modest 3000:1. Both models
are evidently TN Film based.
Samsung's press release states that: "Featuring full 1080p HD resolution, HDMI
inputs, and built-in multimedia speakers, these monitors are comprehensive
entertainment solutions for consumers looking for superior image quality and
next-generation audiovisual input while listening to music, gaming, or
watching movies on their computer monitor. The built-in multimedia speakers
also allow end-users to seamlessly participate in teleconferences or listen to
videos and audio presentations without the need to incur the cost of acquiring
2493HM monitor is currently available for an MSRP of $599, while the
2693HM monitor is available for $699 MSRP, and both are listed on
Samsung's product pages now.
More Dell 2408WFP Info Released!
January 16th 2008
As we reported
earlier in the week,
the Dell 2408WFP release seems to be imminent! Earlier today Dell had released
manual online in their support sections, but it has since been removed
probably because it was an inadvertant early leak. However, users of
our forum were quick to report features of the new screen.
The 2408WFP will feature a DisplayPort interface
as many have expected, and in keeping with the recently released 3008WFP
model. There will also be VGA, DVI-D, S-Video, Composite, Component and HDMI
available. The screen will also offer the usual 1920 x 1200 resolution for a
24"WS monitor, and also a 6ms G2G response time, 1300:1 contrast ratio, 400
cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The backlighting will feature a 7
CCFL U-type system capable of offering a gamut covering 102% of the NTSC
colour space, an improvement even over the Dell 2407WFP-HC (92%).
As you can see from the image above, the design
seems to have been kept the same as the 2407WFP models. The screen could be
selected through Dell's online store as well as the screen capture above
shows. Keep an eye on the support sections of Dell's site for the manual if
you are interested.
update: It seems the price in the US will
be $699, which includes a 3 yr warranty, or $748 for a 5 yr warranty package.
NEC LCD3090WQXi - A New 30" Monitor Released
January 16th 2008
NEC have this week
announced the release of their new 3090WQXi display, which delivers innovative
display performance for users in the graphic design, photography, print
production, and CAD/CAM industries. The LCD3090WQXi display was seen at the
2008 Macworld Conference and Expo this week and through to January 18th at The
Moscone Center in San Francisco. The screen forms part of their 90 series of
screens and offers a 2560 x 1600 resolution. While the rest of the spec is not
listed at this time, we do know that the panel will be IPS based. The DVI
interface also features HDCP support, and ergonomically the screen offers
pivot, rotate, height and tilt adjustments.
The screen also features
ColorComp which reduces LCD uniformity errors, and compensates for differences
in color/grayscale and luminance. Along with this, the display also features
NEC's X-Light Pro, AmbiBright and CableComp technologies. The backlighting
used offers a gamut covering 102% of the NTSC colour space, and this is
combined with a 12-bit internal LUT.
90-Series display delivers the color-performance benefits that high-end
professionals have come to expect and require from NEC,"
said Stan Swiderski,
Product Manager for NEC Display Solutions.
" Whether in pre- or post-production photography, digital animation, CAD/CAM
design, or even soft-copy clinical viewing in the medical field, the MultiSync
LCD3090WQXi arms end-users with sophisticated features and advanced
functionality in order to deliver optimal output performance."
The LCD3090WQXi is
available for February 2008 shipment with an estimated street price of
Is The Dell 2408WFP On The Way?!
January 10th 2008
While there is no
official information available yet for an update of the popular Dell 2407WFP
models, the rumour-mill has been running overtime in recent months, especially
with the refresh of the 20, 22 and 30" range. With models like the SP2208WFP
3008WFP emerging in recent months, it looks likely that we will see an
update of the 24" model as well. With all the
ghosting issues with the HighColor version of the 2407WFP, it seems many
people are hoping a newer model will be more favourable. The 2407WFP original
edition is no longer available to buy, and many users have reported that the
2407WFP-HC has disappeared from Dell's product line.
There has also been a
recent clue that a 2408WFP model is hopefully on it's way. The
Dell support pages have listed a device driver for the 2408WFP display!
(see screen shot above). We don't know if there will be a new model any time
soon, and what specs and features are to be expected. More details as and when
they become available.
LaCie 324 Monitor With 10-bit Gamma Correction and
January 10th 2008
LaCie have this week
announced the release of their new 324 monitor, targeting the needs of
creative professionals. The screen features an S-PVA panel from Samsung, along
with enhanced CCFL backlighting to offer a gamut covering 92% of the NTSC
colour space. The display also offers a 10-bit gamma correction mechanism to
eliminate colour banding and ensure smooth gradients. The screen also features
Faroudja Video Processing technology, and offers a VGA, DVI and 2x HDMI
interfaces. HDCP is supported as well for encrypted content. To further
enhance the workspace, the monitor features a touch sensitive control panel
and has both a built-in three-port USB 2.0 hub and a speaker/headphone port,
thus allowing the user to conveniently connect most peripherals directly to
wise, the 324 offers a 24"WS screen size, 1920 x 1200 resolution, 6ms G2G
response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing
The LaCie 324 is
available in bundle with LaCie blue eye pro, LaCie’s professional,
single-click hardware calibration solution that is faster, more precise, and
much more convenient for the user than traditional manual calibration methods.
Other bundle options include the LaCie 324, plus calibration software and hood
or the LaCie 324 plus calibration software, hood, and LaCie Blue Eye Pro
colorimeter. For more information, visit
www.lacie.com/us. The 324 will be available from end of January 2008 and
from a retail price of $999, depending on package taken.
Viewsonic Launch New 26" VX2640w and VP2650wb
January 8th 2008
Viewsonic have launched
a couple of new 26" sized monitors in their popular VX and VP ranges. The
VX2640w offers an impressive spec as well, and in a relatively uncommon
sector. The display offers a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 3ms G2G response time
(5ms ISO), 1000:1 contrast ratio (4000:1 dynamic), 400 cd/m2 brightness
and 160/160 viewing angles. The backlighting used offers a gamut covering a
reported 102% of the NTSC colour space. As you may guess from the technical
specs, the screen is TN Film based. The VX2640w also offers VGA and HDMI
interface options, along with a tilt ergonomic adjustment. Price is not known
at this point.
The second screen is
part of Viewsonic's VP 'professional range' of screens. The VP2650wb offers a
1920 x 1200 resolution along with a 3ms G2G response time, 3000:1 dynamic
contrast ratio and a gamut covering a reported 110% of the NTSC colour space.
The screen offers a very versatile stand with tilt, height, pivot and rotate
adjustments. It also features a very thin bezel and HDCP support over its
digital interface. The expected retail price is $579 and should be available
in January. Viewsonic will also release the 19" VP950b and the 22" VP2250wb
models at $379 and $449 USD respectively. Further tech specs in the links
Viewsonic Shows Off 22" LED Display at CES 2008
January 8th 2008
The VLED221wm was shown
at this years CES event and certainly offers some impressive specs. The screen
will offer the usual 1680 x 1050 resolution and 5ms response time you might
expect in the 22" market. However, the screen features an LED backlit unit
offering a reported 12000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 118% coverage of the
NTSC colour space.
“ViewSonic has a long-standing reputation for delivering leading-edge
technologies that shatter industry standards,” said
Jeff Volpe , vice president of
marketing, ViewSonic Americas. “The VLED221wm surpasses the expectations of
discerning consumers and professionals who demand the true-to-life, crisp
colors and contrast ratios prevalent in high-definition content and want to
make green purchasing decisions.”
VLED221wm comes with a pixel quality guarantee that exceeds the International
Organization of Standardization’s requirements for consumer protection.
ViewSonic promises immediate replacement if the display has three sub-pixels
locked in the on/off position, or if there is any combination of four
defective pixels. ViewSonic’s guarantee offers the world’s highest level of
consumer protection against “dead” pixels.
The expected retail
price is $799, and it is expected to be available next month.
Viewsonic Release New VX1962wm and VX2262wm Monitors
January 8th 2008
At CES 2008, Viewsonic
have shown their new 19" and 22" models in their VX 62 range. The screens come
in an attractive glossy black design and feature "invisible speakers" for a
pleasing appearance. The sound is further enhanced by
SRS WOW HD software, which is activated by
installing SRS Audio Soundbox (SAS) that comes with the monitors. This
enhancement extends the frequency range of the speakers and allows for better
response and sound performance, which will compliment the multimedia features
in the displays.
Back in September
we discussed the VX1940wm screen which was one of the first screens to
feature a 1680 x 1050 resolution from a 19" screen size. The new VX1962wm
features this same technology, along with a 2ms G2G response time and 6000:1
dynamic contrast ratio. The 22"WS VX2262wm offers the same 1680 x 1050
resolution, along with 2ms G2G response time, 6000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
and 300 cd/m2 brightness.
ViewSonic VX1962wm will be available in February for the estimated street
price of $269 and the VX2262wm will be available in April for $369 ESP.
Dell Showcase Crystal Widescreen Monitor Design
January 8th 2008
It was back in
that we first discussed the release of a new ultra-thin design from Dell. Now,
finally Dell have officially released details of the new "Crystal Widescreen"
model which will be on show at CES 08. The new 22" sized screen will be
crafted from a premium-grade 4mm ultra-clear tempered glass and will also
incorporate a 2MP web cam, microphone and speakers which are cleverly
integrated into the svelte frame. There is a polished metal tripod stand which
supports the 'floating' screen. “The Dell Crystal is a
direct result of listening to customers and applying that inspiration to
create strikingly original products that are beautifully functional,” said
Steve Gluskoter, director, displays product marketing. “For consumers who
value technology with iconic design, Crystal offers an eloquent expression of
their high-def lifestyle.”
Spec-wise, the 22"WS
display offers a 1680 x 1050 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 2000:1 dynamic
contrast ratio, 98% NTSC colour gamut coverage (Dell's TrueColor technology).
The screen will offer a DVI / HDMI interface which is HDCP certified
All in all, the design
and features look very impressive with the new Crystal monitor. The screen is
available at a very high price however of $1199 USD which may well put off