Displays

Today, VESA is announcing the first version of their DisplayHDR specification, a new open standard for defining LCD high dynamic range (HDR) performance. Best thought of as a lightweight certification standard, DisplayHDR is meant to set performance standards for HDR displays and how manufacturers can test their products against them. The ultimate goal being to help the VESA's constituent monitor and system vendors to clearly display and promote the HDR capabilities of their displays and laptops according to one of three different tiers. The core of the DisplayHDR standard is a performance test suite specification and associated performance tiers. The three tiers have performance criteria related to HDR attributes such as luminance, color gamut, bit depth, and rise time, corresponding to new trademarked DisplayHDR logos...

BenQ Launches EW277HDR: 27-Inch FHD Display with DCI-P3 & HDR10, Sub-$300

For the past several quarters, we have seen numerous launches of 4K UHD monitors supporting the DCI-P3 color space as well as the HDR10 standard. To that end, BenQ...

9 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

HDMI 2.1 Specification Released: Variable Refresh, Dynamic HDR, & More In 2018

Earlier this week, the HDMI Forum, the open industry consortium for developing the HDMI specification, officially finalized and released the HDMI 2.1 specification. Previously announced in January HDMI 2.1...

26 by Nate Oh on 11/29/2017

ASUS Announces ROG Strix XG32VQ and ROG Strix XG35VQ: Large, Curved, & Fast

ASUS has quietly added two large curved displays to its lineup of ROG gaming monitors. The new LCDs are based on VA panels and boast a 100 Hz and...

33 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2017

ASUS Ships ROG Strix XG258Q ‘eSports’ LCD: 1080p 240 Hz Display w/FreeSync

ASUS has added a new ultra-fast monitor forhardcore gamers and eSports enthusiasts to its lineup. The new ROG Strix XG258Q resembles its close relative — the ROG Swift PG258Q...

20 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2017

ASUS Launches ROG Swift PG27VQ: Curved 27-inch LCD with 165 Hz G-Sync & RGB Lighting

ASUS is about to start selling its new ROG Swift PG27VQ, the company's latest 165Hz monitor. Aimed at gamers who are looking for a very high responsiveness in games...

46 by Anton Shilov on 11/18/2017

VESA Announces DisplayID Version 2.0 Standard to Succeed EDID

This week, VESA has officially announced the DisplayID v2.0 standard, intended to succeed the venerable Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) used by monitors, TVs, and embedded displays. Like EDID/Enhanced...

2 by Nate Oh on 11/15/2017

Acer Releases ET322QK LCD: 31.5-inch VA, 4K, HDR10, FreeSync, Around $500

Acer has released its new display designed primarily for console gaming and HTPCs. The ET322 combines a fairly large diagonal size, a 4K resolution, and HDR10 capability with a...

8 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2017

BenQ Launches the SW271 Display for Professionals: 27-inch 4K with HDR and DCI-P3

BenQ has quietly released its new SW271 professional display that features a 4K resolution panel, wide color gamut support, and HDR10 support. The monitor is a smaller relative of...

27 by Anton Shilov on 11/4/2017

AOC Announces Q3279VWF Display: 31.5”, MVA, 2560×1440, FreeSync

AOC has introduced its new display that promises to combine a set of features with an affordable price of around $300. The AOC Q3279VWF uses a 31.5” MVA panel...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/30/2017

Philips Preps 328P6AU and 328P6VU: 31.5” Professional LCDs with QHD, UHD, HDR, USB-C

Philips announced two professional displays with HDR support at IFA earlier this month. The new 328P6AU and 328P6VU monitors offer QHD and UHD 4K resolutions respectively, while both monitors...

21 by Anton Shilov on 9/18/2017

Philips Readies Curved Ultra-Wide 492P8 Display: 49”, 32:9, USB-C, Sub-$1100

Wrapping up our IFA coverage, at least week's trade show TPV demonstrated a preproduction version of its upcoming ultra-wide (32:9 aspect ratio) 49” Philips display. The 492P8 monitor will...

28 by Anton Shilov on 9/8/2017

AOC’s Entry-Level C2789FH8 27” Display Weds Gold, Bling, and Curvature

AOC has introduced its new curved display specifically aimed at the entry-level market. The new C2789FH8 monitor is one the industry’s first curved LCDs that comes in yellow gold...

10 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2017

StarTech's Thunderbolt 3 to Dual 4Kp60 Display Adapters Now Available

StarTech's new family of Thunderbolt 3 adapters that let one TB3 port to drive two 4K 60Hz displays are now available for sale. One of the adapters supports two...

7 by Anton Shilov on 9/2/2017

Philips Demos 328P8K: 8K UHD LCD with Webcam, Docking, Coming in 2018

TPV Technology is demonstrating a preliminary version of its upcoming 8K ultra-high-definition display at IFA trade show in Germany. The Philips 328P8K monitor will be a part of the...

21 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 9/1/2017

Alienware Announces AW3418DW and AW3418HW Ultra-Wide Curved Displays

Among their many IFA announcements this week, Dell’s Alienware group has introduced two ultra-large displays aimed at gamers. The monitors measure 34” in diagonal and feature refresh rates of...

14 by Anton Shilov on 8/30/2017

AOC to Launch Curved QHD Displays with 0.5 ms Response Time in 2018

In a surprising move, AOC has announced plans to launch a new series of AGON gaming displays with a 0.5 ms response time in Q2 of next year. The...

27 by Anton Shilov on 8/26/2017

ASUS ROG Strix XG27VQ Available: 27” Curved, FHD@144Hz & FreeSync w/ELMB

ASUS is about to start shipments of its ROG Strix XG27VQ display — an inexpensive curved 27” screen with a high refresh rate and AMD’s FreeSync technology designed for...

25 by Anton Shilov on 8/16/2017

BenQ Announces ZOWIE XL2546 ‘eSports’ Display: 24'', FHD, 240 Hz, DyAc ULMB Tech

BenQ this week introduced a new version of its ZOWIE XL2540 ultra-fast gaming display it launched last year. The improved device carrying the XL2546 model number has the same...

41 by Anton Shilov on 7/22/2017

Dell’s UltraSharp U3818DW Now Available: Curved 37.5”, 3840×1600, USB-C, $1499

Dell this week began shipments of its curved ultra-wide 3840×1600 UltraSharp U3818DW display. The monitor is the fourth screen of this size and with this resolution on the market...

17 by Anton Shilov on 7/21/2017

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