We just received word from NEC that it's adding a new monitor to the its MultiSync EX-Series, the EX201W. This latest addition is a 20-inch ultra-slim widescreen display with a premium-grade PVA Twisted Nematic panel and LED backlighting. It has a bezel depth of around 0.65 inches, with an overall profile measuring 1.9 inches.
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.
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.
It's no secret that consumers have been slow to convert over to the whole 3D display thing. There's plenty of speculation floating around as to why that is, but commonly pointed-to culprits include the cost and inconvenience of those high-tech 3D glasses. With the newly announced Cinema 3D DX2000 monitor, LG's betting that consumers hate 3D glasses rather than 3D pictures. In addition to ditching the shades, the DX2000's glasses-free display adds a new technological twist: it's the first 3D monitor that uses eye-tracking technology.
Between tablets, all-in-one (AIO) PCs, smartphones, and even desktop monitors, computer users are going to have to learn to keep their hands clean or risk gunking up all their gear with finger grease. The latest addition to the 'touch me!' crowd is AOC's aptly named Touch Monitor (e2239FwT), a 22-inch LCD display with LED backlight, Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, and multi-touch capabilities.
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.
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.
Asus is aiming to be an even more aggressive player in the LCD market and expects to increase monitor shipments by double digits in 2011. Overall, Asus plans to ship 4.5 million LCD monitors around the world, with a particular focus in North America and Europe. Not all of these will be entry-level units either, which is where Asus has focused most of its attention up to this point.