The folks over at the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) probably thought the royalty free digital interconnect known as DisplayPort would have supplanted DVI and VGA interfaces by now, but here we are five years after it was designed and not a lot of mainstream users are ditching their DVI cables. We're still a few years away from when DisplayPort is expected to dominate the commercial desktop scene, but you can still find it on select displays, such as ViewSonic's latest large format graphics (VG2732m-LED) and professional (VP2765-LED) monitors.
AOC’s e2243Fw made a strong first impression on us: A glossy, piano-black frame houses this remarkably thin, 21.5-inch LCD monitor. In addition to being only 1/2-inch from front to back, it’s also extremely lightweight and flexible—and has a budget price, too. But unfortunately this display is super-thin in more than just profile and price.
The thickness of a phone gets a lot of attention due to its fundamental nature as a pocketable device. For a monitor to wow us with its svelte lines, it really has to be eye-catchingly thin. The new Dell S2330MX certainly is that kind of sleek and slender.
Hewlett Packard's targeting display hunters short on real estate with a couple of new HP Compaq branded monitors, the LA2206xc and LE2002x. The 21.5-inch LA2206xc is a thin form factor monitor with LED backlight and built-in 720p HD webcam that, along with HP's MyRoom software, is supposed to make videoconferencing a snap. Also an LED monitor, HP says the 20-inch LE2002x sports a small footprint with a slim profile.
Display maker ViewSonic today announced its new V3D245 model display, a 24-inch 3D LED backlit monitor with Full HD (1080p) support. The new monitor includes a built-in Nvidia 3D Vision wireless emitter and 3D Vision glasses, and comes with an HDMI 1.4 input to connect directly to Blu-ray 3D players or PlayStation 3 consoles. It also boasts integrated 2W SRS Premium Sound audio speakers.
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.
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.
You might have the fastest, sleekest gaming tower in existence, but that pudgy, unsightly monitor is probably bringing you down. Maybe it's time for something with design sense. That's what HP is hoping for with the announcement of the new x2301 desktop monitor. HP put this baby on a crash diet, slimming it down to a mere 0.39-inches thick.
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.
We're a little surprised that, up until now, NEC hasn't released a large-screen LCD display with LED backlighting, but hey, there's nothing wrong with showing up fashionably late. NEC joins the large-screen LED party with a pair of professional-grade models, the 46-inch X461S and 55-inch X551S. Like nearly all LED displays, both of NEC's new models sport a super-slim profile.