IPS

Panasonic has developed a new type of IPS liquid crystal panel that has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, as well as a peak brightness of up to 1000 nits. Many LCD displays often advertise such contrast ratios which are measured against a dynamic backlight and are essentially meaningless, but in this case Panasonic is talking about the static contrast ratio of the display, which only reaches as high as 2000:1 on a typical IPS display. Little information is available about the technology at this point, but Panasonic claims that it is achieved by implementing pixel-by-pixel control of backlight intensity and that panels featuring the tech can be produced using contemporary LCD manufacturing facilities. One of the key advantages that OLED displays have over LCD displays is...

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...

100 by Chris Heinonen on 10/4/2012

The iPhone 5 Display: Thoroughly Analyzed

When Apple rolled out the iPhone 5, they announced that it had a full sRGB gamut, which the new iPad almost achieves and would be a substantial improvement over...

100 by Chris Heinonen on 9/27/2012

Nixeus NX-VUE27 27" Monitor: High Resolution for the Masses

The price model for 27” IPS displays has been turned on its head recently by imported models from Korea that you can buy on eBay. Selling for as little...

66 by Chris Heinonen on 9/20/2012

Amazon Kindle Preview: Paperwhite, Fire (2012), and Fire HD 7" & 8.9"

Earlier today Amazon revealed four new Kindle devices: a new Touch e-reader called the Kindle Paperwhite; the latest update to the Fire (not the Fire 2, just Kindle Fire)...

81 by James Pikover on 9/6/2012

HP 2311xi IPS Monitor

HP managed to make the right choices with their 27” ZR2740w monitor, hitting a reasonable price point without sacrificing quality. Now HP has introduced their 2311xi monitor, a 23&rdquo...

68 by Chris Heinonen on 8/13/2012

ASUS PA246Q 24" ProArt Monitor: No Adjustments Needed?

Our monitor reviews frequently go into a lot of depth about the results before and after calibration, but for many users this won’t matter, as they aren’t going to...

52 by Chris Heinonen on 7/2/2012

DoubleSight DS-277W: Back to the Drawing Board

For the most part, the market for 27”, 2560x1440 monitors has been dominated by the higher end brands. The one main exception has been DoubleSight, which has made a...

55 by Chris Heinonen on 6/13/2012

The Achieva Shimian QH270: A $350 27-inch WQHD S-IPS Display

A couple of months ago our resident smartphone guru, Brian Klug, told me about a super affordable, Korean made 27-inch 2560 x 1440 display that used the same panel...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2012

NEC PA271W - When Accuracy and Consistency Matter

As long as I’ve been following, using, or writing about computers, NEC has been a leader in displays. From the early MultiSync monitors to their current line of LCDs...

69 by Chris Heinonen on 5/1/2012

Sony VAIO SE: An IPS Laptop for Under a Grand

Yes, folks, we finally managed to get someone to send us a mainstream laptop with an IPS display. Not that there are many choices; besides the Sony SE reviewed...

58 by Jarred Walton on 4/3/2012

HP ZR2740w - High Resolution IPS that Doesn't Break the Bank

Almost 15 years ago I set up my first multiple monitor system, using a 17” and a 15” CRT. At that time it was a very uncommon setup, but...

119 by Chris Heinonen on 3/16/2012

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