Displays

TPV Technology, the company that produces monitors under the Philips brand, this week began to sell one of the world’s first curved displays with a 4K resolution that was formally introduced at IFA last September. The BDM4037UW monitor was designed primarily for consumers seeking for UHD experience on the PC, which is why the screen is not too expensive when its dimensions, curvature and resolution are considered. Nonetheless, PBP and PiP capabilities of the display make it useful for various control room applications as well. Curved and UHD monitors are gaining traction these days because prices of models featuring good panels with decent brightness, contrast ratio and viewing angles have become more palatable in the recent quarters. However, the popularization of curved and UHD displays...

Computex 2014: AMD Demonstrates First FreeSync Monitor Prototype

Our very own Anand Shimpi just got off of the Computex showfloor for a bit after paying a visit to AMD’s booth. Among the items AMD is showing at...

44 by Ryan Smith & Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2014

VESA Adds Adaptive-Sync to DisplayPort 1.2a Standard; Variable Refresh Monitors Move Forward

The last half-year or so has seen the concept of variable refresh desktop monitors advance rather quickly. After sitting on the technology backburner for a number of years, the...

38 by Ryan Smith on 5/12/2014

VESA and MIPI Announce Display Stream Compression Standard

For some time now the consumer electronics industry has been grappling with how to improve the performance and efficiency of display interfaces, especially in light of more recent increases...

85 by Ryan Smith on 4/22/2014

QNIX QX2710 LED DPmulti True10 Review

The best thing to happen to the computer monitor marketplace has been the introduction of inexpensive QuadHD displays from South Korea. At a time when a $700 monitor was...

85 by Chris Heinonen on 4/11/2014

Dell UP3214Q Review

Last year I spent time with one of the first UltraHD monitors to be come out and came away convinced of the benefits. Even though the screen size was...

86 by Chris Heinonen on 4/1/2014

Dell XPS 15 QHD+: Revisiting the LCD Results

When I posted the review of the Dell XPS 15 last week, the display was one of the highlights, though not without problems. The biggest issue of course is...

33 by Jarred Walton on 3/20/2014

Improving the State of 4K Display Support Under OS X

In my Mac Pro review I lamented the state of 4K display support under OS X 10.9.0. In my conclusion I wrote: "4K display compatibility under OS X is...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2014

Color Gamut in Smartphones: Why Bigger isn't Always Better

Post-MWC, with the launch of at least two of the major high-end flagships in the smartphone space, the basics are becoming increasingly easier to get from OEMs like high...

57 by Joshua Ho on 3/3/2014

NEC EA294WMi Review

While 21:9 displays have never caught on for TVs, they seem to have found a niche with computers. Now most vendors have at least one 21:9 display, and at...

37 by Chris Heinonen on 2/10/2014

The Pixel Density Race and its Technical Merits

While this has always been an issue that’s been in the background since Android OEMs started releasing devices with display PPIs above the 300-400 “retina” range, recent events have...

102 by Joshua Ho on 2/8/2014

BenQ LCDs and Projectors: RevolutionEyes and Colorific

BenQ has been in the display market for many years, and they’re one of the few companies still using VA (Vertical Alignment) panels – as opposed to IPS or...

5 by Jarred Walton on 1/21/2014

Lenovo Digital Home, AIOs, etc.

Wrapping up the tour of Lenovo (and by no means capturing everything they had to display, I’m going to keep this short. Lenovo had their latest rendition of their...

2 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2014

AMD Demonstrates "FreeSync", Free G-Sync Alternative, at CES 2014

AMD has been relatively silent on the topic of NVIDIA’s variable refresh rate G-Sync technology since its announcement last year. At this year’s CES however, AMD gave me a...

82 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2014

Nixeus VUE27D Monitor Review

After the wave of cheap 27” monitors from South Korea hit Ebay, a number of vendors started to offer their own cheaper models. One of the first models, and...

40 by Chris Heinonen on 12/23/2013

Samsung S27B971D Monitor Review

At the 2013 CES Samsung made a point to demonstrate the excellent accuracy of their monitors. They had an example of the automated calibration routine they go through at...

52 by Chris Heinonen on 10/31/2013

Monoprice IPS-Glass Panel Pro 27" LCD Monitor

The first Monoprice display I looked at didn’t fare well. While very affordable, it only offered a DVI input and very little in the way of controls. The worst...

41 by Chris Heinonen on 10/22/2013

NEC PA242W Monitor Review

What separates a professional grade monitor, like the NEC PA242W, from a similarly designed consumer display? You can easily go to Dell and find a 24”, 1920x1200 resolution display...

77 by Chris Heinonen on 9/27/2013

ASUS MX299Q Monitor Review

The panel does not make the monitor. As I saw in my last 21:9 monitor review, even if you have the exact same panel in two displays, a whole...

46 by Chris Heinonen on 9/23/2013

DVDO Announces Matrix6 6x2 Ultra HD Matrix Switcher

Most people I know are still merely lusting after the thought of a good 4K display – the least expensive displays start at around $700 for a 39” model...

11 by Jarred Walton on 9/17/2013

Lenovo Announces New ThinkVision LT2934z Panoramic Display

Along with their new ThinkPad Ultrabooks, Lenovo also announced their new LT2934z panoramic display today in Berlin, Germany prior to the start of IFA. This is a 29” 21:9...

16 by Jarred Walton on 9/3/2013

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