Displays

JapanNext has started to sell its new ultra-large 49” and 55” curved displays that feature an Ultra HD resolution, a low response time, AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology as well as HDCP 2.2 copyright protection. The monitors are not too expensive: they are currently available for less than $900. Ultra-large displays are not so common but are not something extremely rare too. For example, companies like NEC offer displays with 40”+ diagonals for professional and industrial applications. Such monitors tend to be too expensive for personal use because they are built according to different standards asking for 24/7 operation and rated for maximum endurance. For many people displays larger than 40” are simply too big, but there are gamers as well as those need...

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...

350 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

MHL Consortium Announces superMHL: New Standard & New Cable To Drive 8K TV

When the Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) was introduced in 2010, it was created to solve a simple but none the less daunting problem: how to get power in and...

67 by Ryan Smith on 1/6/2015

HP z27x Review

The HP z27x is loaded with features. Beyond the usual features like a USB hub and multiple inputs it offers multiple color space support for AdobeRGB, DCI P3, and...

47 by Chris Heinonen on 12/2/2014

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