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 CES this year we saw larger, higher resolution 21:9 panels introduced. All of these panels are aimed at consumers so far, with an emphasis on integrated audio, multiple video inputs, MHL, and other consumer features. Because of this it isn't a surprise that the 21:9 display from NEC is also consumer focused, but let's see how it performs.

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...

39 by Chris Heinonen on 12/23/2013

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...

45 by Chris Heinonen on 9/23/2013

Monoprice Zero-G Slim 27" IPS Monitor Review

We’ve almost all bought things from Monoprice -- most likely some cables, maybe printer toner, perhaps some speakers. They certainly come to mind for those products, but until recently...

79 by Chris Heinonen on 8/26/2013

Nixeus VUE 30: 30" 2560x1600 IPS Monitor Review

Over the past 18 months, we’ve all been happy to watch as the price of 27” 1440p monitors has steadily fallen. With cheaper import panels becoming available, the cost...

95 by Chris Heinonen on 8/20/2013

Toshiba KIRAbook Ultrabook Review

Toshiba throws their hat into the high-end ultrabook ring with this 13.3" gem featuring a 2560x1440 IPS display.

110 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/9/2013

Acer Aspire V Series: New AMD APUs and Other Upgrades

The final piece of news out of Acer from today consists of updates to their Aspire V series of laptops targeted at value-conscious consumers. We’ve previously reviewed the Aspire...

42 by Jarred Walton on 5/3/2013

Toshiba's New KIRAbook Brings QHD to the Windows PC

I recently had an opportunity to take a meeting with Toshiba in San Francisco. Meetings with reps from major notebook vendors are oftentimes an exercise in enthusiasm coupled with...

46 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/18/2013

Vizio Thin+Light CT15: Something New and Edgy

Last year was very eventful in the notebook world. Beyond the UX upheaval brought on by Windows 8 and the blurring of the line between notebooks and tablets, we’ve...

55 by Vivek Gowri on 2/14/2013

Acer T232HL - Touch Comes to the Desktop

Windows 8 has brought about its shift in how we use our computers and its focus on having a more unified experience for phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop PCs...

66 by Chris Heinonen on 2/6/2013

Vizio's New Touch Notebook and AIO PCs at CES

Vizio used CES as the platform to debut the third revision to its PC lineup, which currently consists mostly of ultrabooks and all-in-ones. The first revision was the initial...

13 by Vivek Gowri on 1/14/2013

Acer Shows Off 2880x1620 Panel

We visited with Acer at this CES, and they didn't specifically have anything that we were told we could discuss, but after seeing another publication with pictures of Acer's...

27 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2013

CES 2013 in Retrospect: Laptop Market Trends

With CES now wrapped up and all of us home or headed home, Anand has tasked each of us with putting together some thoughts on what we saw at...

27 by Jarred Walton on 1/12/2013

Quick Look at ASUS UX51V: My CES 2013 Laptop

Brian and Vivek talked about their CES equipment, and I thought I’d chime in as well—except I don’t really have anything worth discussing other than my laptop. My Nikon...

21 by Jarred Walton on 1/12/2013

LG 29EA93 Ultrawide Display - Rev. 1.09

When migrating away from 4:3 screens for home video, the 16:9 aspect ratio was chosen as a compromise between all the common formats at the time. For many film...

91 by Chris Heinonen on 12/11/2012

AOC's i2367fh: Thin, "Virtually Borderless", and IPS

We've been waiting for affordable LCDs to start showing some clear improvements in performance, quality, features, and design for a while. AOC has potentially done exactly that with their...

44 by Jarred Walton on 11/20/2012

ASUS PB278Q Review: An IPS Competitor Emerges

Every 27” panel that I have reviewed this year has had two things in common: the panel was IPS based, and it was made by LG. The vast majority...

55 by Chris Heinonen on 11/19/2012

Dell U2713HM - Unbeatable performance out of the box

When you look at the 27” panels on the market today, they virtually all use a panel from LG. Samsung has their own PLS panels, but otherwise almost everyone...

99 by Chris Heinonen on 10/4/2012

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