Monitors

Among the monitor announcements to come out this week, HP has introduced a new display aimed at hardcore gamers and esports professionals. With a 240 Hz max refresh rate, FreeSync 2 support, and HDR, the Omen X 27 is designed to be a jack of all trades for gaming monitors. HP's new gaming monitor is based around a high-performance QHD TN panel, sporting a 240 Hz refresh rate, 300/400 nits brightness (SDR/HDR), and a 90% coverage of the DCI-P3 gamut. Seeing a TN panel show up in a (marginally) HDR-capable monitor like the Omen is a relatively recent advancement; for years, TN displays have lagged IPS monitors when it comes to the color space that could be represented. However, recently developed TN panels and new...

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...

19 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...

27 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...

18 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...

29 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

Acer and ASUS Delay Their 4K 144 Hz G-Sync HDR Displays to 2018

In a bit of a surprising move, Acer last week announced that its 4K HDR Predator X27 gaming display would be delayed to Q1 2018, missing the important holiday...

38 by Anton Shilov on 8/9/2017

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

ASUS Adds Entry-Level VP28UQG to Gaming LCD Lineup: 28”, 4K, FreeSync, 1ms

Without making any formal announcements, Asus has quietly added a new gaming display to their product lineup. The VP28UQG features a 4K resolution, a 1 ms response time, as...

17 by Anton Shilov on 7/15/2017

AOC Teams Up with Porsche Design for PDS241 and PDS271 Displays

AOC this week introduced two new displays that it co-developed with the Austrian arm of the Porsche Design Group. The PDS241 and PDS271 feature IPS panels with FHD resolution...

20 by Anton Shilov on 7/8/2017

LG’s 34UC89G 21:9 Curved Display with G-Sync, 144 to 166 Hz, Available for $999

LG has begun to sell its new ultra-wide curved display that appears to be its first monitor to support NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology. The LG 34UC89G resembles the 34UC79G display...

21 by Anton Shilov on 7/3/2017

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

Nixeus NX-EDG 27 27-inch Gaming Monitor: 1440p, 30-144Hz FreeSync

Nixeus, a Los Angeles-based consumer electronics company that was founded in 2010, has officially launched their new EDG 27 gaming monitor, which they claim is the world’s first WQHD...

17 by Patrick MacMillan on 6/8/2017

ASUS Unveils Three Strix Gaming Monitors: FreeSync & High Refresh Rates

Hot on the heels of the Swift PG35VQ announcement, ASUS has unveiled three new Strix-branded gaming monitors that will feature AMD’s FreeSync technology. While the first Strix model was...

16 by Patrick MacMillan on 6/6/2017

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