Displays

Today LG and Apple made a joint product announcement of sorts. Apple announced their new MacBook Pro, which uses four Thunderbolt 3 ports for IO. During the launch event, Apple also noted that LG would be launching a new pair of monitors to go along with the MacBook Pro. These new monitors are branded as LG UltraFine, and LG is advertising them as monitors designed to seamlessly integrate with macOS and both new models of the MacBook Pro. I've included the known specifications for both monitors below: LG UltraFine 21.5 LG UltraFine 27 Panel 21.5" IPS 27" IPS Native Resolution 4096 x 2304 5120 x 2880 Refresh Rate 60 Hz Brightness 500 cd/m² Color Gamut Display P3 Color Depth 8bit 10bit Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical Inputs USB-C Thunderbolt 3 USB Hub 3 x 5Gbps USB-C Audio Stereo speakers The first LG UltraFine display is a 21.5" 4K model. Unlike most...

HP Announces The HP ENVY 27 4K Thin Bezel Display

Today HP announced an update to their product lineup, and one of the announcements that caught my eye immediately was the new ENVY 27 display. HP has packed a...

36 by Brett Howse on 10/12/2016

Understanding the 9.7" iPad Pro's Display: How DCI-P3 & True Tone Work

Earlier this month Apple launched a smaller version of the iPad Pro. At 9.7" it essentially takes the place of the iPad Air 2 as Apple's flagship standard sized...

74 by Brandon Chester on 4/21/2016

ASUS Announces Three New Displays with Adaptive-Sync Technology

ASUS has introduced three new inexpensive displays for gamers with full-HD and 4K resolution: the MG248Q, the MG28UQ and the MG24UQ. The new monitors support VESA’s Adaptive-Sync technology and...

42 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2016

Foxconn Takes Control of Sharp

Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest contract maker of consumer electronics, announced on on Wednesday that they have officially acquired Sharp, a major maker of LCD panels and various...

7 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2016

VESA Releases DisplayPort 1.4 Standard: DisplayPort Adds Compression & HDR

One of the more interesting aspects of the DisplayPort standards is how the VESA has the separate but strongly intertwined DisplayPort and Embedded DisplayPort standards. As a result of...

38 by Ryan Smith on 3/2/2016

HP Z27q Monitor Review: Aiming For More Pixels

Almost a year ago, we reviewed the HP Z27x monitor, which was a 27-inch display capable of covering a very wide gamut. It had a reasonable 2560x1440 resolution, which...

96 by Brett Howse on 12/22/2015

AMD Discusses 2016 Radeon Visual Technologies Roadmap

This is something that initially caught me off-guard when I first realized it, but AMD historically hasn’t liked to talk about their GPU plans much in advance. On the...

99 by Ryan Smith on 12/8/2015

ASUS Announces ROG PG279Q & PG27AQ Gaming Monitors

Today ASUS announced two new gaming monitors at their Republic of Gamers Unleashed event in San Francisco. Both displays are 27" IPS panels, although there are some significant differences...

38 by Brandon Chester on 10/9/2015

ASUS Announces A 144Hz WQHD Gaming Monitor With FreeSync

Today ASUS announced a new monitor targeted at the gaming market. The ASUS MG278Q is a 27" TN panel with a resolution of 2560x1440 and a 144Hz refresh rate...

59 by Brandon Chester on 8/19/2015

Analysing AMOLED Power Efficiency Improvements

Over the last few years we’ve been repeatedly reporting how Samsung was able to improve AMOLED power efficiency by employing better emitter materials on each new device generation. This...

73 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/23/2015

Samsung Launches Two FreeSync Capable UltraHD Monitors

Today Samsung launched two new UltraHD monitors with support for AMD's Freesync technology. AMD actually announced these monitors at their Future of Compute event last year, but there wasn't...

29 by Brandon Chester on 6/22/2015

ASUS Unveils The ProArt PA329Q UHD Monitor

In addition to their smartphone and tablet announcements at Computex today, ASUS has also revealed a new monitor aimed at imaging professionals, photographers, and editors alike. It will be...

11 by Brandon Chester on 6/1/2015

Dell Announces Mainstream 2560x1440 P2416D Display

Today Dell is taking the wraps off of a new display to their lineup. It’s fair to say that everyone loves hearing about 4K, curved panels, Freesync, G-Sync, and...

42 by Brett Howse on 4/3/2015

LG 34UM67: UltraWide FreeSync Review

AMD officially launched FreeSync earlier this month, and the technology is interesting not just in how it works but also in how it differs from NVIDIA’s G-SYNC. Our first...

96 by Jarred Walton on 3/31/2015

The AMD FreeSync Review

After a long wait, AMD’s FreeSync has finally arrived. Promising adaptive refresh rates using open standards and with no royalty fees, there are only two remaining questions: does is...

349 by Jarred Walton on 3/19/2015

ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q G-SYNC Monitor Review

The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) line includes everything you want for building a high-end gaming PC: GPUs, Motherboards, Keyboards and Mice, Sound Cards, Headsets, and now Monitors. The...

101 by Chris Heinonen & Jarred Walton on 2/13/2015

VESA Releases Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a Standard: Display Stream Compression Arrives

The last time we talked to the VESA was back in September, where the association announced their long-awaited DisplayPort 1.3 standard. Introducing a newer, higher signaling rate technology (HBR3...

41 by Ryan Smith on 2/11/2015

Acer XB280HK 4K G-SYNC Monitor Review

When it comes to gaming, 4K displays present a conundrum (beyond 4K being used incorrectly, but I’ll still use it). On the one hand, all the extra pixels allow...

69 by Chris Heinonen & Jarred Walton on 1/28/2015

Monoprice at CES: 30-inch IPS with "Guaranteed" 120Hz and a Mechanical RGB Keyboard

Over the past year or two one of the hot subjects with displays among enthusiasts has been overclocking them to drive the panel at higher refresh rates. We've seen...

37 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2015

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