If you though the Consumer Electronics Show would be mostly about Ultrabooks and tablets, well, you're probably right. That doesn't mean there won't be other nifty products on display. AOC tells us it's going to unveil a 22-inch USB monitor (e2251Fwu) with LED backlight and simple plug-and-play connectivity, making dual- and multi-monitor setups an attainable goal for the masses.
NEC is getting ready to drop its second MultiSync EA Series monitor on the U.S. market this month, the EA243WM. It's a 24-inch Full HD (1920x1200) TN panel with LED backlighting that takes aim at high-performance enterprise users with a slim profile, lightweight design, and increased power savings compared to previous models. There's a Customize Setting that allows IT admins to set and restore specific monitor settings with a single touch.
Maybe your budget doesn't allow for a 30-inch IPS monitor, especially after the holiday shopping season left us all a little lighter in the wallet. Or perhaps you don't have room for a ginormous panel, or a strong enough videocard to drive a super high screen resolution. On the other end of the spectrum is Hewlett-Packard's new Compaq-branded LE2002xm monitor, a 20-inch LED backlit LCD display priced at an even $155.
It's only natural to feel burned out with your job at one time or another, but that doesn't excuse the actions of a seemingly disgruntled FedEx delivery driver who was caught on camera tossing a fragile computer monitor over a tall fence like it was the ultimate hot potato. You do know what we're talking about, right? The video was uploaded to YouTube and quickly went viral, amassing over 4.6 million views in just three days.
DisplayLink and AOC today announced the retail availability of the new e1649fwu portable USB 2.0 monitor. The display is built by AOC and powered by a DisplayLink DL-125 chip, hence the hand-holding between these two companies in introducing the display to the public. Lightweight and relatively inexpensive, the e1649fwu provides 15.6 inches of real estate with a maximum resolution of 1366x768 at 60Hz, and both the video and power are piped through USB.
One of these days, 3D glasses will be obsolete and a dorky reminder of how things used to be. Kind of like rotary phones. We're not quite there yet, but we're getting closer by the day. LG Electronics is doing its part by expanding its glasses-free 3D monitor lineup with the introduction of its 25-inch DX2500, a 3D display that utilizes parallax barrier technology similar what's used on the Nintendo 3DS handheld console.
If thought your video of Uncle Andy barreling down the slopes and skiing face first into a pine tree was hilarious in 2D, do you think it would be even funnier in 3D? Acer's HR274H is supposed to be able to answer that question. It's a 27-inch 3D monitor "featuring new advances in 3D technology," one of which is an innovative chip solution that helps the display convert any 2D content to 3D, Acer says.
“The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.” That kind of brutal honesty to higher-ups shocked our senses and made us laugh when Peter Gibbons uttered it in Office Space. But could forthcoming generations not get the gag? That bit’s future funniness lies in doubt now that Microsoft’s newest technology patent has broken cover. The patent describes a computer program that monitors employees’ behaviors in emails, texts, VOIP conversations and interactions caught on video conferences, then identifies behaviors as either “negative” or “positive” and assigns employees a positivity rating based on the findings. It's in your HEAD!
The newest edition to AOC's AireLED Series is a 23-inch monitor with an IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel and a price tag that won't necessarily scare off budget conscious shoppers. AOC's new Aire Pro i2353Ph hits retail at $199, and with 23 inches of screen real estate, this is one of the least expensive IPS monitors in the market with a large enough panel to not feel like you're sacrificing size for quality.
One of the biggest arguments against 3D technology is the cost, especially as more and more 3D content becomes available, which used to be one of the other major concerns. You know no longer have to ask, 'What the heck would I use a 3D monitor for?,' and with the launch of Hewlett-Packard's new 23-inch 3D monitor (2311GT), you don't have to sweat the price tag, either.