MSI's new Adora24 all-in-one (AIO) PC is supposed to be a treat for your eyes in more ways than one. To start with, it's an ultra slim system that measures just 21mm at its thinnest point. It also makes use of "staggered lines" to make it look even slimmer, MSI says. Not only that, but the flowing lines down the side are supposed to enhance the feeling of "crisp speed." Yep, MSI's marketing gurus had a field day with this one.
Hewlett-Packard this week unveiled its new EliteDisplay E271i, a 27-inch monitor that puts ergonomics at the forefront and is built for business users. It has an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel that provides "stunning color quality and depth-ratio" from various viewing angles and distances, while the stand offers customizable tilt, height adjustment (150mm range), swivel, and pivot settings.
A monitor for serious photography and graphics pros
Graphics professionals demand more from a monitor than what a standard TFT panel can offer, and even some In Plane Switching (IPS) displays might not make the cut. If color accuracy is the name of the game, NEC hopes to win with its new 24-inch MultiSynic PA242W monitor with SepctraViewII calibration software and sensor. With SpectraViewII, NEC promises near perfect (99.3 percent) coverage of Adobe RGB and 100 percent of sRGB color space that's finely tuned for professional chores.
Been looking for a reason to upgrade to a large screen monitor? You might finally have one, provided you're willing to drop three and a half large on a display. Starting today, you can pre-order the Asus PQ321Q, a 31.5-inch 4K ultra-high definition display with a 3840x2160 screen resolution, versus the 2560x1600 resolution found on most 30-inch monitors. That equates to four times the resolution of a Full HD 1080p display.
There are only a handful of 30-inch PC monitors to choose from, compared to, say, 24-inch panels, of which you could spend an entire weekend just researching all the different options. For that reason, we can't help but get a little excited when a display maker announces a new large screen monitor, only Asus didn't stop at 30 inches. The new PQ321 Asus unveiled is actually 31.5 inches, slightly larger than the competition.
Samsung is taking high resolution displays seriously these days. How serious? Enough to launch a 13.3-inch WQXGA+ laptop at the Society for Information Display's (SID) Display Week 2013 convention in Vancouver. That works out to a 3200x1800 display resolution, packing more pixels per inch (276 PPI) than Google's Chromebook Pixel (239 PPI) or Apple's MacBook Pro 13 (227 PPI).
Samsung's Galaxy S4 brings a 5-inch Full HD PenTile OLED panel to a display fight.
DisplayMate Technologies president Dr. Raymond M. Soneira managed to sweet talk Samsung into giving him an early production unit of its upcoming Galaxy S4 smartphone to test and analyze for its Display Technology Shoot-Out article, the results of which are now live. In it, Dr. Soneira compares the Galaxy S4's upgraded 5-inch Full HD 1080p PenTile OLED display with that of that of its predecessor, the Galaxy S III, and Apple's iPhone 5. How did it fare?
There's no need to fuss with the PA249Q's calibration controls, Asus claims.
Most monitors can benefit from a burn-in period and custom calibration, some needing more than others. This is especially true if you require pinpoint color accuracy for photography chores or other professional work, so it's always nice when a company can deliver a panel that's ready to go right out of the box. Such is the claim Asus makes with its new PA249Q ProArt Series display, a professional 24-inch monitor that comes pre-calibrated from the factory "for uncompromised color precision."
The new B6 and V6 monitors come in a wide variety of sizes.
Acer is attempting to offer a little something for everyone in announcing its new B6 and V6 Series of LED-backlit monitors. These displays range in size from just 17-inches all the way up to 27 inches, all of which sport a slimmer chassis than the prior generation of monitors, Acers says. They also come in a variety of panel types, including in-plane switching (IPS), vertical alignment (VA) and twisted nematic (TN).
Ever wonder what would happen if you took a typical widescreen monitor and stretched out the sides until you're left with a 21:9 aspect ratio? To find the answer, just take a peek at NEC's new 29-inch EA294WMi. It's an ultra-wide display with LED backlighting and an elongated IPS panel with a slim profile, full ergonomics, and plenty of connectivity options. With split-screen Picture by Picture/Side by Side (PBP) functionality, NEC is pitching this as an alternative to dual monitors.