Displays

As the tech industry gears up for the launch of the new USB4 standard, a few more parts first need to fall into place. Along with the core specification itself, there is the matter of alternate modes, which add further functionality to USB Type-C host ports by allowing the data pins to be used to carry other types of signals. Keeping pace with the updates to USB4, some of the alt modes are being updated as well, and this process is starting with the granddaddy of them all: DisplayPort Alt Mode. The very first USB-C alt mode, DisplayPort Alt Mode was introduced in 2014. By remapping the USB-C high speed data pins from USB data to DisplayPort data, it became possible to use a USB-C...

Acer Launches Cheap USB-C Monitor for Laptops: The 15.6-Inch Acer PM1

Joining the growing market for portable external displays, Acer has started selling its first USB-C based external display for laptops. The no-frills Acer PM1 is aimed at the entry...

15 by Anton Shilov on 2/3/2020

More Hz for Less: GIGABYTE Unveils Aorus FI27Q 27-Inch 165 Hz Monitor

GIGABYTE has introduced its 2nd Generation 27-inch ‘tactical’ display for gamers, updating the display to offer a maximum refresh rate of 165 Hz. The Aorus FI27Q monitor continues to...

25 by Anton Shilov on 1/31/2020

Assassin’s Speed: Eve Technology Reveals 27-Inch QHD Monitors With 240Hz Variable Refresh

Eve Technology is known primarily for its crowd-developed 2-in-1 Eve V notebook introduced a couple of years ago. But this week the company introduced its first crowd-developed displays. The...

42 by Anton Shilov on 1/28/2020

Big & Fast: 17.3-Inch 240 Hz ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE Portable USB-C Gaming Monitor

With over half of a dozen external displays for laptops in its lineup, ASUS is a company that takes portable monitors seriously. Following that philosophy, this week the company...

28 by Anton Shilov on 1/24/2020

MSI’s Optix MAG342CQR Ultra Curved Monitor: 34 Inch & 144Hz with a 1000R Curve

Having entered the market for gaming displays not so long ago, MSI is certainly not afraid of experimenting with various technologies in a bid to address niches that are...

24 by Anton Shilov on 1/23/2020

MSI Reveals Optix MEG381CQR 37.5-Inch HDR600 144 Hz Curved Monitor

MSI has announced its new curved gaming display that combines a near-4K resolution with an up to 144 Hz variable refresh rate supported by VESA’s Adaptive-Sync technology, and 600...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/21/2020

CES 2020: LG’s New 8K TVs Use α9 Gen 3 SoC with AV1 Decoding & AI Support

Modern smart televisions do much more than just display broadcasted programs, so these days TV makers need to equip them with powerful applications processors to decode HD and Ultra-HD...

19 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2020

CES 2020: Analogix Announces ANX2187 TCON With Gamut Rotation

We haven’t talked about Analogix in a few years, and we certainly haven’t talked about TCON announcements much at all. At CES 2020 Analogix announced the new ANX2187 TCON...

5 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/17/2020

CES 2020: HP Unveils Advanced Docking Monitors w/ Webcam, GbE, USB-C PD

HP has introduced a new series of displays with docking capabilities that have been developed with corporate and business customers in mind. The HP E24D G4 and HP E27D...

5 by Anton Shilov on 1/16/2020

Samsung’s Odyssey Continues: Ultra-Curved QLED 49-Inch 240 Hz HDR1000 Monitor w/ Adaptive Sync

Nowadays, you can barely impress a gamer with just a curved display. So when Samsung started development of its new Odyssey G9 and Odyssey G7 gaming monitors, it decided...

31 by Anton Shilov on 1/16/2020

CES 2020: Samsung’s 8K QLED TVs Use AI Quantum 8K SoC, Add Support For AV1 Video

Most years CES feels first and foremost like a TV show, and certainly this year's show hasn't disappointed. Among the many vendors making TV announcements for CES 2020 was...

20 by Anton Shilov on 1/9/2020

CES 2020: ViewSonic Joins Big Format Game w/ 55-Inch 4K 120 Hz OLED Gaming Display

Demand for larger gaming displays is growing these days, so it is not surprising that more and more manufacturers have introduced 37.5-inch and bigger LCDs. But up until recently...

10 by Anton Shilov on 1/8/2020

CES 2020: Acer’s Predator X38 Is A 38-Inch Curved Monitor w/ UWQHD+, 175 Hz & G-Sync

Acer has introduced its new top-of-the-range ultrawide curved gaming display just hours before CES 2020 was set to kick off. The Predator X38 happens to be the industry’s first...

20 by Anton Shilov on 1/7/2020

CES 2020: Acer’s Predator X32 4Kp144 Monitor w/1152-Zone Mini LED FALD & G-Sync Ultimate

Acer and ASUS were the first and only companies to announce 27-inch NVIDIA G-Sync HDR 4Kp144 displays with a 384-Zone Mini LED-based Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) backlighting, and...

12 by Anton Shilov on 1/6/2020

Lenovo’s Qreator 27: A Sub-$900 10-Bit 4K Professional Monitor w/ Qi Charging

Just in time for CES 2020, Lenovo has introduced a new display for media creators, the Qreator 27. Lenovo's latest monitor offers essential professional-grade qualities along with a number...

9 by Anton Shilov on 1/6/2020

Gone in 240 Hz: Lenovo’ Legion Y25-25 ‘Fast IPS’ Monitor w/ FreeSync at CES 2020

Lenovo seems to be getting more serious about gaming than it has ever been and its CES announcements just prove the theory. In a bid to address gamers demanding...

0 by Anton Shilov on 1/6/2020

CES 2020: Acer Goes Big Format with Predator CG552K 55-Inch 4K OLED Monitor

As the culmination of its CES 2020 gaming announcements, Acer has introduced its first big-format OLED display aimed at gamers. The Predator CG552K brings to the table everything that...

17 by Anton Shilov on 1/5/2020

Lenovo Announces ThinkVision T34w-20 Curved Monitor

Wrapping up today's Lenovo CES 2020 announcements, the company is joining the club of suppliers whom are offering ultrawide curved displays for productivity applications. The ThinkVision T34w-20 uses a...

12 by Anton Shilov on 1/3/2020

Lenovo Unveils ThinkVision Creator Extreme P27: A Professional Monitor with Mini LED FALD

Continuing our run of CES 2020 announcements, Lenovo has announced its new ThinkVision Creator Extreme top-of-the-range professional-grade display. The new 27-inch Ultra-HD monitor features a Mini LED-based full-area local...

20 by Anton Shilov on 1/3/2020

Quick & Deadly: Alienware 25 (AW2521HF) 240 Hz Fast IPS Monitor Revealed

Dell’s Alienware was among the first brands to offer a 27-inch Fast IPS gaming display featuring a 240 Hz refresh rate back in August, 2019. This spring, the company...

23 by Anton Shilov on 1/2/2020

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