The fascination with gold colored electronic devices isn't unique to Apple, nor is it limited to mobile devices. Need proof? Check out BenQ's newly minted gold version of its EW2440L monitor. BenQ swapped the casing on this 24-inch panel for a gold colored version that's most noticeable on the bottom strip, while the other three sides offer a soft accent due to their slim design.
Technically there's a bezel on Acer's new 25-inch H257HU monitor. However, Acer's marketing the display as having a "zero-frame design" that both maximizes the viewing area and provides a more seamless viewing experience for multi-monitor setups. Having looked at pictures, I won't argue the point too much, just that there are bezels, though nowhere near as thick as my Dell U3011 (except on the bottom).
We don't need to preach the benefits of a dual-monitor setup to power users -- chances are you already know. The downside, of course, is the amount of desk space you have to give up for a multi-monitor setup. That's what makes the Philips Two-in-One display so clever. It's supposedly the world's first virtually seamless two-in-one monitor, which combines a pair of 19-inch screens for a 32-inch display.
Benq today announced that its 27-inch RL2755HM "blazing fast professional gaming monitor" is now shipping, meaning you should be able to find it online, if not now then soon. Selected as the official console gaming monitor of both Major League Gaming (MLG) and UMG, they hype machine is in overdrive on this one. We haven't played with this particular model ourselves just yet, though we have glanced the spec sheet.
When's the last time you fired up a monitor and thought, "Wow, the speakers in this thing are amazing!"? Probably never. The best you can really hope for from the tinny cans that manufactures shove inside of monitors is serviceable audio, but more often than not, they simply suck. Granted, nobody goes shopping for a monitor and puts audio quality at the top of their list, but c'mon, is this the best the industry can do? Maybe not. Asus promises a better audio experience with its new Designo MX27AQ, a 27-inch WQHD (2560x1440) monitorwith embedded ICEpower Bang & Olufsen technology.
Consumers have yet to fully embrace 4K Ultra HD displays, but now that the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has published the Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) 1.4a standard, it will only be a matter of time before 8K resolution panels end up on all-in-one PCs, laptops, and even mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The new standard replaces eDP 1.4 published a year ago this month.
For the longest time, it seemed as though the monitor market was frozen in time. While CPUs and graphics cards became increasingly advanced and faster with each new generation, monitor makers were content to stick with Full HD 1080p panels of varying sizes for mainstream users, and 30-inch panels checking in at 2560x1600. Ah, but the landscape is changing, so don't be shocked if monitor makers test the market with bigger size and higher resolution displays.
A visit to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas wouldn't be complete without popping by AVN AMD to see what the Sunnyvale chip designer is excited about as we embark on a new year of technology, and we got our answer to that when Online Managing Editor and freestyle rap legend Jimmy Thang moonwalked his way to AMD's location. It was there that he got a glimpse of AMD's FreeSync display technology in action.
One is the world’s maiden G-Sync enabled IPS monitor and the other the first with an edge-to-edge frameless display
Acer has officially announced the 27-inch XB270HU gaming monitor that we told you about in November. Specs-wise, it’s not exactly what we had expected it to be, though. What we thought would be another TN (twisted nematic) panel display with G-Sync has, to our pleasant surprise, turned out to be the world’s first G-SYNC enabled gaming monitor with an IPS display. But it is not the only upcoming Acer gaming monitor to pack a world-first design choice.
Compact accessory turns your existing eyewear into a set of smart glasses
The wearables category is shaping up to be a big one, or at least manufacturers will give the segment the ol' college try. We expect to see a bunch of wearable devices at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month, especially since we're already seeing a handful of products hit the web ahead of the convention. Take Sony for instance -- Sony is developing a compact and lightweight single-lens display module that it says can turn various eyewear into smart devices.