ViewSonic unveils its line of touch displays for Windows 8.
By design, Windows 8 has an interface that's best suited for touch, and even though enthusiasts are hesitant to jump on the bandwagon, hardware manufacturers are ready to punch your ticket. ViewSonic is taking advantage of this new era in computing by launching a new line of Windows 8-certified touch monitors, and we stopped by the company's booth at CES to take a look.
Might 2013 be the year of glassless 3D TVs? It's looking that way.
Television makers and the entertainment industry as a whole has been trying to cram 3D viewing down our collective throats (or eye sockets, as it were -- apologies for the unpleasant visuals), but having to don a pair of sometimes goofy looking goggles hasn't proven popular. The other problem with 3D TVs is that they're often limited to strict viewing angles. Sit just a little bit off axis and the 3D effect goes out the window. It doesn't have to be that way, as Dolby demonstrated at its booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Yep, THAT Dolby, the one that's known for sound.
NEC's 24-inch EA244WMi is a business-oriented monitor with a thin profile.
CRT stalwarts can still be heard grumbling about superior picture quality and other mostly stale arguments, but the rest of us have long since moved on to slimmer LCD monitors that take up less space and are more power efficient. And if you really want to embrace those benefits, an LCD panel with LED backlighting is the way to go. That's the direction NEC is taking with its 24-inch EA244WMi monitor, the newest addition to its MultiSync EA Series for office warriors.
LG will attempt to get the UltraWide display party started at CES.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is coming up next week, and in the meantime, companies are having a tough time keeping products under wraps. One of the things that will be on display at CES is a premium IPS monitor lineup from LG. What makes LG's monitors stand out from the crowd, however, is that at least one will feature an UltraWide panel with a 21:9 aspect ratio.
Two of the three monitors Samsung is bringing to CES will feature touchscreen panels.
Samsung will be attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas later this month, and we've been given a heads up to at least three products the company plans to bring with it. Two of them are new additions to its lineup of premium monitors, including the Series 7 SC770 Touch Monitor and Series 7 SC750 with 90 degrees of pivoting posture. The third monitor that will be on display is the Series 9 S27B970 for professionals.
LG Electronics is planning to introduce an extended Google TV lineup at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month, the company announced. There will be two new models on display -- GA7900 and GA6400 -- both of which will run Google's latest platform and feature LG's redesigned "Magic Remote QWERTY," which allows you to point-and-click or use Voice Search to find what you're looking for.
Pricing premium or not, there's a market for Apple branded HDTVs.
It's long been rumored Apple would eventually release its own brand high definition television (HDTV), but given the premium price tags the Cupertino company often applies to its products, would it sell enough units to make the venture worthwhile? Who are we kidding, of course it would! A new survey suggests a large number of people are interested in an Apple HDTV, many of which would be willing to pay a higher price tag (this is where we feign surprise).
It's good to know that while everyone's talking up tablets and the so-called post PC era, there are still companies dishing out high-end hardware. Boutique system builder Origin PC is one of those companies, and nobody's going to confuse its EON17-SLX gaming laptop with a slate. It is, however, a desktop replacement that you can deck out as far as your budget allows, and it now comes with a 3D display option.
In its continued quest for relevance amid a sea of Ultrabooks and the ghosts of netbooks, Google's Chromebook may getting a touchscreen upgrade by the end of the year. So says news and rumor site DigiTimes, which is getting its information from a Chinese language financial newspaper published in Taiwan (Commercial Times). Details are sparse, but here's what we know so far.
Not a fan of chunky borders surrounding your monitor's display panel? If that's the case, you might like what AOC did with its newest 23-inch display. The company's i2367fh boasts a virtually borderless design, save for the bottom strip. On the sides and top, however, all you really see is the 23-inch IPS panel with a 50,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. That is, unless you look real closely.