display http://www.maximumpc.com/taxonomy/term/827/ en AOC Rolls Out 17-inch USB Companion Monitor http://www.maximumpc.com/aoc_rolls_out_17-inch_usb_companion_monitor_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/aoc_e1759fwu.jpg" alt="AOC e1759Fwu" title="AOC e1759Fwu" width="228" height="151" style="float: right;" />Pair with your desktop or laptop</h3> <p>If you rock a dual-display setup at home, it can be difficult to adjust the single panel setup of your laptop when out and about on business trips. The solution? <strong>One way to restore that dual-display goodness is with AOC's 17-inch USB Monitor (E1759FWU)</strong> powered by built-in DisplayLink technology. This newest model from AOC is thinner, lighter, and larger than the company's previous USB offerings.</p> <p>There's no power cord or VGA cable to muck around with, just plug the panel into a USB 3.0 port and you're good to go. It comes with a foldable stand that goes from landscape to portrait model with auto-pivot, along with a carrying case since one of the most likely uses is as a travel companion to your laptop. Once connected to your laptop (or desktop), the integrated DisplayLink graphics allow it to function as a secondary display.</p> <p>The specs are decent, though not outstanding -- it boasts a 1600x900 resolution rather than Full HD 1080p. It also has a 10ms rated response time (GTG), 650:1 contrast ratio, 220 cd/m2 brightness, and 90 degrees horizontal / 65 degrees vertical viewing angles.</p> <p>Should you want a more permanent placement, it's VESA 75mm x 75mm wall-mount compliant.</p> <p>The <a href="http://us.aoc.com/monitor_displays/e1759fwu" target="_blank">AOC 17-inch USB Monitor</a> is available now on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/AOC-E1759fwu-17-Inch-Powered-Portable/dp/B00LPC3U8Q" target="_blank">Amazon for $200</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/aoc_rolls_out_17-inch_usb_companion_monitor_2014#comments aoc display e1759fwu Hardware monitor panel usb News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:56:32 +0000 Paul Lilly 28771 at http://www.maximumpc.com Samsung Throws PC Gamers a Curved LED Monitor http://www.maximumpc.com/samsung_throws_pc_gamers_curved_led_monitor_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/samsung_sd590c.jpg" alt="Samsung SD590C" title="Samsung SD590C" width="228" height="209" style="float: right;" />A curved display with a narrow bezel</h3> <p>Display makers have been trying to sell consumers on the benefits of curved panels, hence why there are a handful of curvacious TV models to choose from. That same concept is now being applied to computer monitors -- <strong>Samsung today unveiled the SD590C, a curved monitor</strong> with a "super narrow bezel", built-in stereo speakers, and a specialized mode optimized for gaming.</p> <p>"As a leader in the display industry, Samsung is committed to pushing the envelope on both monitor design and technology to offer consumers the best experience possible," said Ron Gazzola, vice president of marketing at Samsung Electronics America. "The SD590C represents that vision, with a curved design that was carefully engineered to draw you into the display and truly make you feel a part of the content."</p> <p>The SD590C is a 27-inch display with Full HD 1080p 1920x1080 resolution, 350 cd/m2 brightness, 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 4ms response time (G2G), 60Hz refresh rate, 178 degrees viewing angle (both horizontal and vertical), and three display input options (D-sub, HDMI, and DisplayPort).</p> <p>Why bother with a curved panel? According to Samsung, curved displays offer a more enveloping experience. They're also supposed to be more comfortable for long sessions because peripheral vision clutter is reduced.</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/samsung_sd590c_top.jpg" alt="Samsung SD590C Top" title="Samsung SD590C Top" width="620" height="110" /></p> <p>As for the special Game Mode, with just a single click, the monitor adjusts settings for what Samsung considers optimized play -- it will detect changes in scenes, enhance the color, alter the contrast to make the darks daker and the lights lighter, make it so that gamers can see the action at all times, and enrich the sound.</p> <p>The SD590C will be available on October 1 for $430 (MSRP).</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/samsung_throws_pc_gamers_curved_led_monitor_2014#comments 5d590c curved display led monitor panel samsung News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:17:53 +0000 Paul Lilly 28629 at http://www.maximumpc.com Acer’s XB280HK 4K G-Sync Display Arriving Next Month for $800 (Updated) http://www.maximumpc.com/acer%E2%80%99s_xb280hk_4k_g-sync_display_now_available_north_america764 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="http://www.maximumpc.com/files/u69/acer_monitor_2.jpg" alt="Acer 4K G-Sync Display" title="Acer 4K G-Sync Display" width="228" height="192" style="float: right;" /></h3> <h3>First 4K UHD display with G-Sync</h3> <p><em>Correction: An earlier version of this article wrongly claimed that the Acer XB280HK was already up for sale in North America when, in fact, it's the full HD <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009657" target="_blank">XB270H</a> ($599) and not the 4K XB280HK that has gone on sale. The error is regretted.</em></p> <p>The <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/acer_rolls_out_worlds_first_4k_display_nvidia_g-sync_technology_2014">28-inch 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) computer monitor Acer announced back in May</a> will be available in the United States and Canada sometime next month, the company announced in a <a href="http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/press/2014/82208" target="_blank">press release</a> Friday. The <strong>Acer XB280HK is the first 4K monitor to come with an Nvidia G-Sync module.</strong></p> <p>The XB280HK is a TN (twisted nematic) display with a 60Hz refresh rate. Of course, support for Nvidia’s G-Sync technology means that this refresh rate can be adjusted automatically to match that of the GPU (<a href="http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/g-sync/system-requirements" target="_blank">see eligible models</a>), thereby obviating any screen tearing and keeping both stutter and input lag in check.</p> <p>“The incredibly sharp and smooth images provided by NVIDIA G-SYNC technology are sure to thrill the most avid gamers. Combined with Acer’s highly flexibly ergonomic stand, non-glare ComfyView panel and low dimming technology, users are assured long hours of both comfortable and visually stunning game play,” Ronald Lau, Acer America business manager, said in the press release.</p> <p>The US$799 ($849.99 CAD) XB280HK delivers 170/170 viewing angles (horizontal and vertical), 1.07 billion colors, 1000:1 native contrast ratio, 300 nits brightness, and 72 percent NTSC color saturation. Further, it is equipped with DisplayPort and as many as four USB 3.0 ports.</p> <p>Follow Pulkit on <a href="https://plus.google.com/107395408525066230351?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/acer%E2%80%99s_xb280hk_4k_g-sync_display_now_available_north_america764#comments Acer display Gaming Hardware monitor nvidia g-sync tn XB280HK News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:51:29 +0000 Pulkit Chandna 28576 at http://www.maximumpc.com AOC Wants to Save Your Eyes Using Anti-Blue Light Technology in Monitors http://www.maximumpc.com/aoc_wants_save_your_eyes_using_anti-blue_light_technology_monitors_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/aoc_monitor_0.jpg" alt="AOC Monitor" title="AOC Monitor" width="228" height="145" style="float: right;" />A friendly technology for your eyeballs</h3> <p>Display maker <strong>AOC is rolling out a patent-pending technology called "Anti-Blue Light"</strong> that's supposed to protect your eyes against the damaging effects of blue light from LED-backlit monitors. Just like overexposure to Ultra-Violet (UV) light waves from the sun can impair your vision, so can shortwave blue light (380-450 nm) from LED-backlit devices, AOC says. The company's Anti-Blue Light technology reduces the intensity and strength of the harmful shortwave blue light by fine tuning the LED backlight.</p> <p>This method reduces blue light by over 90 percent. Compared to other solutions that use filters or software settings, AOC's ABL technology reduces shortwave blue light without dimming or distorting colors so that the monitor can maintain the true color and clarity of your images.</p> <p>Is this a real problem? According to AOC, there are studies showing that long-term exposure to blue light can lead to macular degeneration (AMD), a permanent loss of vision in the center of the eye due to damage of the retina. The company references Dr. Carl Kupfer, former Director of the U.S. National Eye Institute, who predicts that "the prevalence of AMD is expected to rise 6.3 million by the year 2030" and that it will become an epidemic.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/blue-light.jpg" alt="Blue light" title="Blue light" width="555" height="245" /></p> <p>"We believe that any technology that can help protect our users’ eyes, without forcing them to change their digital lifestyles will be highly welcome," said Steve Young, AOC Marketing Manager. "AOC’s Anti-Blue Light technology leads the industry in protecting consumers against the damaging effects of blue light and providing a safer and healthier workplace."</p> <p>AOC's solution tweaks the blue light emissions at the source by shifting the wavelength peak of the LED backlight from 450nm to 460nm, moving it out of the range that's considered harmful.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/blue-light2.jpg" alt="Blue Light" title="Blue Light" width="612" height="252" /></p> <p>The company plans to implement it's ABL technology into its AOC 76V Series.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/aoc_wants_save_your_eyes_using_anti-blue_light_technology_monitors_2014#comments anti-blue light aoc display Hardware monitor technology News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:17:05 +0000 Paul Lilly 28546 at http://www.maximumpc.com VESA Announces DisplayPort 1.3 Standard, Pushes Bandwidth to 32.4Gbps for 5K Displays http://www.maximumpc.com/vesa_announces_displayport_13_standard_pushes_bandwidth_324gbps_5k_displays_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/displayport.jpg" alt="DisplayPort" title="DisplayPort" width="228" height="137" style="float: right;" />Bring on the 5K monitors!</h3> <p>Just when we were beginning to get used to the idea of 4K resolution TVs and monitors, Dell went and teased us with a <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/dells_5k_monitor_pre_reviewed_2014" target="_blank">32-inch 5K panel</a> that it plans on releasing later this year for $2,499.99. With a resolution of 5120x2880, that's 70 percent more pixels than 4K, and to drive that many pixels you'd need to utilize two DisplayPort 1.2 ports. We don't expect 5K to be a mainstream thing anytime soon, but for those who plan on playing with that many pixels, you'll be happy to know that the <strong>Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced the release of the DisplayPort 1.3 standard</strong>, which supports 5K monitors.</p> <p>DisplayPort 1.3 increases the maximum link bandwidth to 32.4Gbps by way of four lanes running at a link rate of 8.1 Gbps each. That's a 50 percent bump from DisplayPort 1.2a, and once you account for transport overhead, DisplayPort's 32.4Gbps combined link rate delivers 25.92Gbps of uncompressed video data, VESA says.</p> <p>"While becoming a mainstream video standard, DisplayPort continues to be at the cutting edge of A/V transport," <a href="http://www.displayport.org/pr/vesa-releases-displayport-1-3-standard/" target="_blank">said VESA Board of Directors Chair Alan Kobayashi</a>, Fellow &amp; Executive R&amp;D Management for DisplayPort Group at MegaChips Technology America. "These new enhancements to DisplayPort will facilitate both higher resolution displays, as well as easier integration of DisplayPort into multi-protocol data transports, which will satisfy consumer’s desire for simplicity and ease-of-use."</p> <p>The new standard will allow users to run 5K monitors using a single DisplayPort cable without the use of compression. It will also allow for higher resolutions when running multiple monitors through a single connection using DisplayPort's Multi-Stream feature, such as running a pair of 4K monitors.</p> <p>DisplayPort also adds support for the 4:2:0 pixel structure, a video format used on consumer digital television interfaces, which enables support for future 8K x 4K displays, VESA says.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/vesa_announces_displayport_13_standard_pushes_bandwidth_324gbps_5k_displays_2014#comments 5k display displayport 1.3 Hardware vesa News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:13:49 +0000 Paul Lilly 28539 at http://www.maximumpc.com Philips 28-inch 4K Ultra HD Monitor Debuts at Discounted $600 Price Tag, Now Available Online http://www.maximumpc.com/philips_28-inch_4k_ultra_hd_monitor_debuts_discounted_600_price_tag_now_available_online <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/philips_monitor.jpg" alt="Philips 28-inch 4K Monitor" title="Philips 28-inch 4K Monitor" width="228" height="153" style="float: right;" />Save $200 off the MSRP</h3> <p><strong>Philips this week unveiled its new 28-inch 4K Ultra HD display</strong>, model 288P6LJEB, which boasts a 3840x2160 resolution. As you've heard a million times before, that's four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p. That translates into more on-screen real-estate to work with, and to entice early adopters to make the leap, Philips has made available its new display for a special price of $600, saving you a couple of Bennies over its $800 MSRP.</p> <p>The 28-inch 4K panel features a color depth of 1.07 billion colors. It has a 1ms response time, 300 cd/m2 brightness, a pair of 3W speakers, 170-degree (H) / 160-degree (V) viewing angles, built-in USB hub with two USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports, a DisplayPort, VGA, DVI-D, and HDMI with MHL.</p> <p>Using MultiView technology, you can connect multiple devices to the monitor such as a PC and laptop and view them side-by-side simultaneously.</p> <p>You can <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Philips-28-Inch-Monitor-resolution-288P6LJEB/dp/B00K15LQZM" target="_blank">order Philips's monitor</a> now.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/philips_28-inch_4k_ultra_hd_monitor_debuts_discounted_600_price_tag_now_available_online#comments 4k display Hardware monitor Peripherals philips ultra hd News Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:59:13 +0000 Paul Lilly 28306 at http://www.maximumpc.com Acer's B286HK Spreads a 4K Resolution Over 28 Inches of Screen Real Estate http://www.maximumpc.com/acers_b286hk_spreads_4k_resolution_over_28_inches_screen_real_estate <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/acer_b286hk.jpg" alt="Acer B286HK" title="Acer B286HK" width="228" height="211" style="float: right;" />Acer jumps on the 4K Ultra HD bandwagon</h3> <p>Don't worry, your Full HD 1080p display isn't going out of style and will likely remain the sweet spot for a long time, but the transition to 4K Ultra HD on the high end of the spectrum is well underway. Even Acer's getting in on the action. <strong>Acer's foray into 4K territory starts with its new B286HK</strong>, a 28-inch monitor with 6-axis color adjustment for superior color accuracy, 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and 2ms response time.</p> <p>The B286HK has a flexible stand that supports tilt (-5 to 25 degrees), swivel (60 degrees to the right or left), pivot, and height (5.9 inches up or down) adjustments. Alternately, you can mount the panel on a wall to save desk space (it's VESA compliant).</p> <p>Other features include wide viewing angles of up to 170 degrees horizontal and 160 degrees vertical, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 1.07 billion colors with a 72 percent NTSC color saturation, built-in USB 3.0 hub, HDMI with MHL for charging smartphones, DisplayPort, and mini Displayport.</p> <p>The Acer B286HK is available now for $600 MSRP.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/acers_b286hk_spreads_4k_resolution_over_28_inches_screen_real_estate#comments 4k Acer b286hk display Hardware monitor ultra hd News Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:16:00 +0000 Paul Lilly 28299 at http://www.maximumpc.com Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Earns Major Kudos From DisplayMate http://www.maximumpc.com/microsoft_surface_pro_3_earns_major_kudos_displaymate_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/surface_pro_3_2.jpg" alt="Surface Pro 3" title="Surface Pro 3" width="228" height="163" style="float: right;" />Surface Pro 3 impresses DisplayMate with excellent color accuracy</h3> <p>The <strong>Surface Pro 3</strong> is arguably the first tablet capable of replacing a notebook, which is something Microsoft is quite fond of saying, but did you know that it <strong>has one of best display screens of any mobile device</strong>? That's not Microsoft making that claim, it's Dr. Raymond M. Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies Corporation. Dr. Soneira put the Surface Pro 3 through its paces and came away quite impressed with the tablet's panel.</p> <p>"Based on our extensive Lab tests and measurements on the display for the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft has produced an excellent professional grade high performance display for Windows. In fact, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the very best and most accurate displays available on any mobile platform and OS," <a href="http://www.displaymate.com/Surface_Pro_ShootOut_1.htm" target="_blank">Dr. Soneira said</a>. "It joins near the top of a small set of tablets that have excellent top tier displays – ideal for professionals that need a very accurate high performance display for their work, and for consumers that want and appreciate a really nice and beautiful display."</p> <p>That's high praise from one of the most respected display gurus in the business. The Surface Pro 3 earned it by reproducing some of the most accurate on-screen colors of any tablet or smartphone ever measured by DisplayMate.</p> <p>It's also only the second display to earn "Very Good to Excellent" ratings in all categories, save for Brightness Decrease. Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 was the other, the Surface Pro 3 is more accurately calibrated with the best "Absolute Color Accuracy" DisplayMate has ever measured, Dr. Soneira says.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="width: 100%; max-width: 600px; margin: 0 auto;"><iframe src="//tablets.findthebest.com/w/4gUVlwYrXU1" width="600" height="400" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><br /> <div style="text-align:center;"><a style="font:10px/14px arial;color:#3d3d3d;" href="http://tablets.findthebest.com" target="_blank">Price vs. Pixel Density | FindTheBest</a></div> </div> http://www.maximumpc.com/microsoft_surface_pro_3_earns_major_kudos_displaymate_2014#comments display displaymate laptop microsoft notebook surface pro 3 tablet News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:25:55 +0000 Paul Lilly 28267 at http://www.maximumpc.com Acer Owns the U.S. Retail Monitor Market http://www.maximumpc.com/acer_owns_us_retail_monitor_market_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/acer_monitor_3.jpg" alt="Acer Monitor" title="Acer Monitor" width="228" height="196" style="float: right;" />Nearly half of all touchscreen monitors shipped last year donned an Acer label</h3> <p>Time and again, we see examples of where lower priced gadgets rule the day. We saw it when Amazon stormed the Android tablet market with its smaller size, lower cost Kindle Fire (compared to what was available at the time), and we're seeing it again in the monitor market. According to the latest data from NPD Group, <strong>Acer is selling more monitors in the U.S. than any other player</strong>.</p> <p>Acer's share of the overall monitor market during the first half of this year has bounced between 18 percent to 20 percent, which qualifies the company for pole position. In the touchscreen monitor segment, Acer slammed the competition by remaining the top maker for the entire year (from July 2013 to June 2014), reaching a high in market share of 46.4 percent in May.</p> <p>It will be interesting to see if Acer can hold onto its lead once 4K monitors grow up a little bit and become more affordable. The company's off to a good start, having <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/acer_rolls_out_worlds_first_4k_display_nvidia_g-sync_technology_2014" target="_blank">announced back in May</a> the first 4K monitor to support Nvidia's G-Sync technology, the XB280HK.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/acer_owns_us_retail_monitor_market_2014#comments Acer display Hardware monitor NPD Group News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:45:11 +0000 Paul Lilly 28260 at http://www.maximumpc.com Asus ROG Readies Swift PG278Q Monitor with Nvidia G-Sync for August Release http://www.maximumpc.com/asus_rog_readies_swift_pg278q_monitor_nvidia_g-sync_august_release <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/asus_swift_pg278q.jpg" alt="Asus Swift PG278Q" title="Asus Swift PG278Q" width="228" height="219" style="float: right;" />This might be the gaming monitor you've been looking for</h3> <p>Slow your roll, early adopter -- before you go checking out with that 4K Ultra HD monitor in your virtual shopping cart, you should familiarize yourself with Asus ROG's Swift PG278Q panel. Teased earlier this year, <strong>Asus ROG officially announced the Swift PG278Q this week</strong>, a 27-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate, blazing fast 1ms response time, and Nvidia G-Sync technology. It isn't 4K, but it is prepped and primed for gaming at high res.</p> <p>User can cycle through 60Hz, 120Hz, or 144Hz display modes courtesy of the panel's Turbo key for one-click switching. With a compatible graphics card, Nvidia's G-Sync technology will synchronize the display's refresh rate to the GPU to eliminate screen tearing and minimize display stutter and input lag. And regardless of refresh rate, you'll enjoy a 2560x1440 resolution spread out over 27 inches of screen real estate for a pixel density of 109 ppi.</p> <p>"The ROG Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor features the ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey with crosshair overlay and timer functions. The former gives gamers a choice of four different crosshairs to suit their gaming environment, while the latter provides an on-screen timer to help keep track of spawn and build times," <a href="http://rog.asus.com/340122014/gaming-monitors/pr-asus-republic-of-gamers-announces-swift-pg278q-gaming-monitor/" target="_blank">Asus explains</a>.</p> <p>There's also a 5-way navigation joystick for easy access to the OSD settings, a smart air vent design that helps in dissipating heat after extended gaming sessions, a slim profile with a 6mm bezel, a cable management design feature found on the back of the panel, built-in USB 3.0 hub (2 down, 1 up), and an ergonomic stand that supports tilt, swivel, and pivot.</p> <p>The Swift PG278Q will be available in North America by the end of August for $799.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ekXHvEK2bbI" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/asus_rog_readies_swift_pg278q_monitor_nvidia_g-sync_august_release#comments asus display g-sync Hardware monitor nvidia panel pg278q Republic of Gamers ROG swift News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:05:57 +0000 Paul Lilly 28238 at http://www.maximumpc.com Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Leak Suggests a 5.7-inch QHD Display http://www.maximumpc.com/samsung_galaxy_note_4_leak_suggests_57-inch_qhd_display <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/samsung_galaxy_note_iii.jpg" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 3" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 3" width="228" height="152" style="float: right;" />Move over, LG G3, and make way for Samsung's Galaxy Note 4</h3> <p>Fans of the phablet form factor -- smartphone/tablet combination -- might have a tough choice to make in the near future. For one, there's the LG G3 with its 5.5-inch quad high-definition (QHD) display, 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 13MP rear-facing camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, and removable 3000mAh battery. And then there's <strong>Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 4, which may end up with a 5.7-inch QHD display</strong>, according to leaked documents.</p> <p>The folks at <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note_4_screen_size_and_resolution_confirmed-news-8787.php" target="_blank"><em>GSMArena</em></a> rounded up a handful of sources that paint a picture of the Galaxy 4's panel, including import data into India. It appears that Samsung started testing a pair of Galaxy 4 devices in an Indian R&amp;D center some three months ahead of when the company plans on announcing the device. The shipping records for those tests show a 5.7-inch display.</p> <p>They also reveal that the price will be the same as its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 3. Other details aren't as readily available, though there's some speculation that Samsung may opt to release two versions -- one with a traditional flat display, and a second SKU sporting a curved OLED screen.</p> <p>Image Credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/janitors/10050987044" target="_blank">Flickr (Kārlis Dambrāns)</a></p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/samsung_galaxy_note_4_leak_suggests_57-inch_qhd_display#comments 2560x1440 display galaxy note 4 mobile phablet qhd samsung smartphone News Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:00:59 +0000 Paul Lilly 28014 at http://www.maximumpc.com Intel Senior Exec Predicts 4K Monitors Will Drop Below $400 Before 2015 http://www.maximumpc.com/intel_senior_exec_predicts_4k_monitors_will_drop_below_400_2015 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/aoc_u2868pqu.jpg" alt="AOC U2868PQU" title="AOC U2868PQU" width="228" height="175" style="float: right;" />Affordable 4K Ultra HD monitors might be around the corner</h3> <p>We have to give credit to monitor, TV display, and panel makers for pushing out next-generation technology despite the relative lack of content compared to Full HD 1080p. In years past, hardware and software and/or content makers would sometime get caught in a standstill waiting for one side to justify the other. Not so with 4K displays, of which there are already several to choose from. And while we wait on more content to appear, <strong>an Intel executive is predicting that 4K monitors will drop below $400 by the end of the year</strong>.</p> <p>Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group at Intel, announced during a news conference in Computex that the Santa Clara chip maker is working with ViewSonic and TPV to bring budget 4K monitors to market later this year," <a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/421641/prices-4k-monitors-could-go-under-400-year-end-says-intel-exec" target="_blank"><em>ITWorld</em> reports</a>. You may not have heard of TPV, but might be familiar with AOC and Envision, two brands it sells monitors under.</p> <p>Skaugen also said that Intel is working with MSI to introduce a line of 4K Ultra HD all-in-one (AIO) systems that will cost less than a grand. These are also slated to release before the end of the year.</p> <p>At these price points, we're probably looking at TN panels, and there are still quirks to work out in order to run 4K displays at 60Hz, However, it's nice to see a company like Intel getting involved.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/intel_senior_exec_predicts_4k_monitors_will_drop_below_400_2015#comments 4k display Hardware intel kirk skaugen monitor ultra hd News Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:09:23 +0000 Paul Lilly 27938 at http://www.maximumpc.com NEC Brings 4K Ultra HD to MultiSync EA Series Starting with 24-inch EA244UHD http://www.maximumpc.com/nec_brings_4k_ultra_hd_multisync_ea_series_starting_24-inch_ea244uhd <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/ea244uhd.jpg" alt="NEC EA244UHD" title="NEC EA244UHD" width="228" height="191" style="float: right;" />NEC's first 4K desktop display</h3> <p>The newest company to hitch a ride on the 4K train is NEC, which just launched its first Ultra HD display. <strong>NEC's new MultiSync EA244UHD is a 23.8-inch LED-backlit monitor with a 3840x2160 resolution</strong>, which we know by now is four times the typcial Full HD 1080p space (a point monitor makers have been hammering into our heads ever since 4K panels first emerged on the market).</p> <p>NEC isn't marketing the EA244UHD at the average user or even gaming enthusiast -- instead, the company is taking aim at the professional crowd (graphic artists, photographers, and the such). Like NEC's other professional grade panels, this one is compatible with the company's SpectraView calibration software.</p> <p>The monitor sports an AH-IPS panel. Rated specs include 350cd/m2 brightness, 99.3 percent coverage of Adobe RGB with 1.07 billion displayable colors, 15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1,000:1 typical), and 6ms response time. It also features two DisplayPort connectors, two HDMI connectors, two DVI-D inputs, integrated 3-port powered USB 3.0 hub (1 up/3 down), two 1W speakers, a headphone jack, and an adjustable stand with 13mm height-adjust, tilt, swivel, and pivot.</p> <p>NEC's <a href="http://www.necdisplay.com/p/ea244uhd-bk" target="_blank">MultiSync EA244UHD</a> will be available this month for $1,349 (estimated street price). It's backed by a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/nec_brings_4k_ultra_hd_multisync_ea_series_starting_24-inch_ea244uhd#comments 4k display ea series ea244uhd monitors multisync nec uhd ultra hd News Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:18:34 +0000 Paul Lilly 27931 at http://www.maximumpc.com Asus PB287Q is a 28-inch 4K Ultra HD Monitor for Prosumers and Gamers http://www.maximumpc.com/asus_pb287q_28-inch_4k_ultra_hd_monitor_prosumers_and_gamers <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/asus_pb287q_0.jpg" alt="Asus PB287Q" title="Asus PB287Q" width="228" height="183" style="float: right;" />A 4K monitor with a 1ms refresh rate (gray-to-gray)</h3> <p>The transition from Full HD 1080p to 4K Ultra HD is moving along at a steady pace. Those interested in being an early adopter already have several models to choose from; add one more to the pile. <strong>Asus today introduced the PB287Q, a 28-inch monitor with a 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) resolution</strong> and fast 1ms refresh rate. According to Asus, the PB287Q is intended for prosumers and gamers.</p> <p>You can coax a 60Hz refresh rate out of the PB287Q, provided you use DisplayPort 1.2. If you're fine with 30Hz, you can hook it up using either of the two HDMI ports, the second one of which provides MHL support to charge your mobile device and/or display mobile content on the monitor.</p> <p>The monitor itself is slim and ergonomic with a stand that provides swivel, title, pivot, and height adjustments. It's also VESA mount compatible in case you'd rather plop it on your wall.</p> <p>Other features include a true 10-bit panel, 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 170 degree (H) / 160 degree (V) viewing angles, 3.5mm earphone output, 3.5mm audio input, Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support, Picture-by-Picture (PbP) support, and several proprietary Asus technologies.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/PB287Q/overview/" target="_blank">Asus PB287Q</a> will be available around the middle of June for $649 MSRP.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/asus_pb287q_28-inch_4k_ultra_hd_monitor_prosumers_and_gamers#comments 4k asus display Hardware monitor pb287q ultra hd News Wed, 28 May 2014 14:45:39 +0000 Paul Lilly 27891 at http://www.maximumpc.com Acer Rolls Out World's First 4K Display with Nvidia G-Sync Technology http://www.maximumpc.com/acer_rolls_out_worlds_first_4k_display_nvidia_g-sync_technology_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/acer_monitor_2.jpg" alt="Acer Monitor" title="Acer Monitor" width="228" height="192" style="float: right;" />A big screen monitor for gaming</h3> <p>Up to this point, there haven't been very many 4K computer monitors to get too excited about. Some of the early models use lower quality panels, while others have janky issues pumping out 4K Ultra HD at 60Hz. The technology is maturing, however, as evidenced by <strong>Acer's XB280HK, a 28-inch gaming monitor with a 3840x2160 resolution</strong> and support for Nvidia's G-Sync technology.</p> <p>This is the <a href="http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/press/2014/77934" target="_blank">first 4K monitor to support G-Sync</a>, which synchronizes the display's refresh rates to the GPU to eliminate screen tearing, minimize display stutter, and reduce input lag. The end result is smoother, faster game play without having to tweak a bunch of settings.</p> <p>Other features include 170/170 degree viewing angles (horizontal and vertical), DisplayPort input, four built-in USB 3.0 ports, LED backlight, and a multifunctional stand that supports tilt from -5 to 35 degrees, 120 degrees of rotation, 150mm of height adjustment, and pivot.</p> <p>Acer didn't say how much it's asking for the XB280HK, though the company did say it will begin shipping the monitor in the second quarter of this year.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/acer_rolls_out_worlds_first_4k_display_nvidia_g-sync_technology_2014#comments Acer display g-sync Hardware hb280hk monitor nvidia News Tue, 27 May 2014 16:39:56 +0000 Paul Lilly 27884 at http://www.maximumpc.com