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.
It's a bit unusual for a company to release a product without a bunch of fanfare, or at the very least a press release pimping the product's highlights, and that's especially true for gear aimed at gamers. Be that as it may, BenQ has quietly slipped a new gaming oriented monitor into its product lineup, the XL2411T, an apparent successor to the XL2410T we reviewed last year. In lieu of a press release, BenQ used the XL2411T's product page to hype the display, which the company says is "built for victory."
We don't know if it's something in Germany's water supply or what, but ultra-wide 21:9 cinematic displays seem to be a popular thing to showcase in recent days. To wit, Toshiba's been showing off its stretched out Satellite U845W at IFA in Berlin, which is getting a Windows 8 makeover in October, and LG unveiled a pair of monitors, one of which also employs a 21:9 aspect ratio.
AOC is taking aim at gamers who want a large screen monitor with a low response time and budget friendly price tag by launching its 27-inch e2752Vh LED display. We're always wary of reading too much into rated specs when it comes to monitors, but for what it's worth, the e2752Vh is a thin and light display with a 2ms rated response time (GTG), 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and 300 cd/m2 typical brightness.
ViewSonic on Monday announced the latest addition to its high-performance line of monitors, the new 27-inch VX2703mh-LED. According to ViewSonic, everyone and their uncle should be interested in this display, including home consumers, small-to-medium businesses (SMBs), and educational institutions, the latter of which will appreciate the monitor's energy efficiency while hoping to sell the former two on the panel's overall feature-set.
WHEN SAMSUNG DEMOED the T27A950 for us a few months back, we got excited. This 27-inch, 120Hz display looks sleek and sophisticated, and it offers a long list of features, including an onboard digital HDTV tuner, picture-in-picture capability, DLNA-compliant networking, Samsung’s collection of smart TV apps, and active 3D. We couldn’t wait to get it in the Lab for a better look.
It didn’t take long for our excitement to ebb. The unconventional stand that makes the monitor stand out from the crowd severely limits the panel’s range of movement. You can tilt it forward and back by a few degrees, but you can’t adjust its height, pivot it into portrait mode, or mount it to a wall or any alternative stand.
ViewSonic this week rolled out its new VX2460h-LED monitor, a 24-inch LED-backlit display with what the company claims is the thinnest profile available for its size and class category. Whether or not there's a 24-inch monitor out there that's skinnier, no one's going to call ViewSonic's newest panel chunky, as the widescreen display measures a scant quarter-of-an-inch thick at the bezel (full dimensions are 22.87 inches (W) by 17.60 inches (H) by 7.64 inches (D) with stand).
Typically when a company advertises a product for enterprise or commercial customers, what they're really saying is, 'Hey, we jacked up the price, thanks for your business.' That doesn't appear to be the case with Acer's new B243PWL monitor, a 24-inch "commercial display." It's a $329 (MSRP) monitor, but it boasts an IPS panel with a Full HD (1920x1200) 16:10 screen resolution and a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio (dynamic).
Things are looking up for PC users! And by that, we mean bigger and sharper. A couple of months back, we told you that the average monitor size had increased 3 inches in just 4 years and that multi-display setups were becoming more popular. Now comes word that resolutions are starting to catch up: today, StatCounter reported more people rock 1366x768 than any other resolution, the first time that a widescreen format has taken the top of the charts.
Gone are the days when ghastly looking CRT monitors cluttered your desk with a chunky footprint and all the grace of a sloth. Some of today's displays actually quality for design awards, like Acer's S235HL monitor, winner of a 2012 iF product design award and one of five new ultra-slim, LED-backlit S Series LCD panels unveiled to the U.S. market place today.