If there's one thing the emerging tablet market has taught us to do, it's to touch everything on the screen. From playing Angry Birds in the john to flipping pages on a Nook Color, it's almost instinctive to want to reach out and touch every display out there. Rather than break you of that habit, Acer encourages it by announcing a new 23-inch multi-touch display, the T231H designed for Windows 7.
NEC’s MultiSync EX family of ultra-slim displays now has a new 23-inch member. Actually, the EX231Wp is more like an identical twin of the EX231W. A twin that somehow evaded eviction from mother NEC’s womb for almost eight months after its brother came out. Just because they look alike does not mean that there are no differences.
ViewSonic appears ready to move all-in with LED backlights, announcing that "LED technology will feature in all of ViewSonic's mointors moving forward." Kicking off ViewSonic's commitment to LED displays, the company's European operations just launched a pair of new monitors aimed at two very different target audiences, including ViewSonic's flagship VX2753mh-LED, and VA2448-LED for school kids and business users.
Wearing a pair of 3D glasses is one thing, but would you be willing to keep yourself tethered to your PC? Nvidia is gambling that at least some of you will be fine with a wired set of specs, and so the graphics chip maker on Sunday announced a new addition to its 3D Vision product family, Nvidia 3D Vision wired glasses. Nvidia realizes that adding another wire to your desktop might be asking a lot, so these new glasses are priced at a buck shy of a C-note (MSRP).
One thing all-in-one PCs have over most desktops is that they simply look better. We've seen a lot of ugly tower systems, but relatively few AIOs that we'd qualify as eyesores. From what we can tell by viewing MSI's press photos, the company's new Wind Top AE2070 AIO doesn't buck the trend and is another classy edition to a growing number of AIO PCs. Touching it is optional.
Acer today announced its newest all-in-one 3D entertainment center built around Intel's Sandy Bridge platform, the Aspire Z5763. This latest AIO PC sports an integrated IR emitter and Nvidia 3D Vision technology to serve up 3D visuals on its 23-inch, Full HD 1080p 16:9 display. Audio duties are handled by an integrated 5W stereo speaker system and Dolby support. More specs after the break.
You're not going to find anyone saying you can have their 3D glasses when you pry them from their cold, dead hands. The truth is, the need for eye gear is a major turnoff many consumers would rather do without, even if it means living in a 2D world. That's where glasses-free 3D displays come in, like the one found on Nintendo's recently released 3DS handheld console, and also on Toshiba's just unveiled 'Dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR' notebook. If glasses-free 3D displays aren't exactly new, why is Toshiba beating its chest?
Word on the Web is that Lenovo is talking with several OEMs, including Wistron and Compal Electronics, in hopes of contracting one to build smart TVs. This is new ground for Lenovo, but not uncharted territory for OEMs who also dabble in notebooks, like Samsung and LG. Lenovo's desire to follow them into the living room underscores the convergence of PC technology with entertainment devices.
Acer this week started shipping a pair of new 3D monitors for customers in North America. These include the 23.6-inch HS244HQ and 27-inch HN274H, the larger of the two Acer claims is the first to feature both Nvidia 3D Vision and HDMI 3D for connecting to PCs and CE devices. And for what it's worth, Acer says both displays offer 50 percent more power savings than competing 3D solutions.
Fallout from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan continue to rock the tech industry with delays for one reason or another. From damaged facilities to disruptions in power, parts just aren't getting from point A to point B, and who knows how long it will be until things are back to normal. But these aren't the only problems. Now we're hearing that a shortage of industrial gases has forced Sharp to halt production of some LCD panels.