LCD

Over the past two decades we've seen an explosion of growth in the market for liquid crystal displays, but this growth has also led to its maturation. Companies have scaled up and merged, new firms have brought down costs and production technology has continued to advance, resulting in a cut-throat market for LCDs that offers negligible profit margins. So as we often see in these cases, another competitor is getting ready to bow out: Panasonic is announcing that it will exit production of LCDs by 2021. This has been a long time in the marking for Panasonic; the company once used to be a leading maker of televisions, but because of intense competition from Chinese and South Korean manufacturers, previously ceased making LCD TVs in...

Lenovo’s Q24i & Q27q Ultra-Thin Displays with Reduced Eye Fatigue

Lenovo has unveiled two new consumer displays featuring ultra-thin bezels, AMD’s FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, and certified to minimize eye fatigue by TÜV Rhineland Eye Comfort standards. The...

8 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2019

Samsung Mulls Suspending South Korea LCD Plant Due to Oversupply

Samsung Display is considering to suspend one of its LCD panel production facilities in South Korea because of oversupply, the company said this week. There is no final decision...

32 by Anton Shilov on 8/16/2019

Japan’s Ministry Approves Shipments of Industrial Chemicals to South Korea

Amidst the ongoing trade conflict between Japan and South Korea, there is some good news to close the week out. The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has...

16 by Anton Shilov on 8/9/2019

TCL/CSOT Reveals Mobile AMOLED & LCD Hole-Punch Displays

Along with today’s announcement of a foldable display panel and hinge, TCL’s display panel division revealed a new generation of AMOLED screens and demonstrated their ability to produce a...

0 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/24/2019

iBuyPower at CES 2018: Putting a Monitor Inside A Snowblind PC

One of the most esoteric elements to CES this year was in the iBuyPower booth. iBuyPower is a system integrator rather than a components manufacturer, so it comes across...

12 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2018

Samsung Announces First Freesync 2 Monitors: CHG70 & CHG90 - Quantum Dots, Up to 49”, 144 Hz, DCI-P3

Samsung on Friday announced the C49HG90 monitor, their new flagship gaming monitor that includes virtually all of the major gaming-oriented display technologies available today. The new 49” screen has...

52 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2017

AOC P2779VC: 27” PLS Display with Qi Wireless Charging Base for $199

AOC has introduced a new 27” display that features Qi wireless charging for mobile phones in the base. The monitor uses a PLS panel and has standard characteristics for...

24 by Anton Shilov on 12/5/2016

Panasonic Develops IPS Panel with 1,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio, 1000 Nits Brightness

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...

50 by Anton Shilov on 12/1/2016

Philips Begins to Sell 43” 4K IPS BDM4350UC Display for $799

For many workloads that require a lot of on-screen space, big displays are hugely beneficial — the bigger the better. TPV Technology, the company that produces monitors under Philips...

51 by Anton Shilov on 5/13/2016

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

Philips Begins Shipments of LCD Monitors with Quantum Dot Technology

TPV Technology, the company that produces monitors under Philips brand, has started to sell displays with QD Vision’s Color IQ quantum dot technology. What makes this notable is that...

40 by Anton Shilov on 3/18/2016

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

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

AMD Shows Off Multiple FreeSync Displays

We met with AMD and among other things, one item they wanted to show us was the essentially final versions of several upcoming FreeSync displays. Overall AMD and their...

118 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

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

NEC EA244UHD Review

The NEC EA244UHD is the first UltraHD (UHD) monitor from NEC. While it's not from their professional line, it has many of the features we've come to expect in...

58 by Chris Heinonen on 8/7/2014

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

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

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