Subject: Displays | October 13, 2015 - 12:24 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: acer, Predator X34, gaming monitor, 34-inch, ips, g-sync, curved lcd, 3440x1440
The new Acer Predator X34 claims a “world's first” as a curved 34-inch IPS G-SYNC gaming monitor, and from appearance to specs the new display looks very impressive.
- Curved 34-inch IPS 21:9 ultra-wide QHD display
- 3440x1440 @ 60 Hz resolution
- 4 ms response time
- 100,000,000:1 max contrast ratio
- 300 cd/m2 brightness
- 1.07 billion colors (10-bit)
- 100% sRGB
- Panel supports overclocking to 100Hz
- NVIDIA G-SYNC technology
- Two 7W speakers enhanced with DTS Sound
- Zero frame design maximizes viewing area
- Tilt from –5 to +35 degrees, height adjustments up to 5 inches
- Connectivity includes HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2, and 4x USB 3.0 ports
The 60 Hz native refresh rate might cause comment, but the adjustable overclocking up to 100 Hz should satisfy those looking for a better high FPS experience, though at 3440x1440 it would be difficult to max out even 60 Hz with the newest games at ultra settings if you're running a single GPU. And if you do play at the highest settings the included NVIDIA G-SYNC variable refresh technology will certainly help with those moments when the game is outputting much less than 60 FPS.
So how much will the new Predator X34 set you back? Acer says the monitor will be available “at leading online retailers in the United States” for a cool $1299.
Subject: Displays | January 5, 2015 - 12:08 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: uwqhd, ultrawide, philips, ips, curved lcd, ces 2015, CES, 3440x1440, 21:9
Philips is showing a new 34-inch, 21:9 monitor at this year's CES, and the ultra-wide monitor will feature a curved IPS panel with 3440x1440 resolution.
The BDM3490UC monitor has a 60 Hz IPS panel with a native response time of 14 ms, though this can be adjusted down to 5 ms using the "SmartResponse" control. This model also features MultiView technology which enables two active connections to be used simultaneously, allowing multiple devices to share the screen.
- Panel Type: AH-IPS
- Backlight: W-LED
- Panel Size: 34.1"
- Resolution: 3440 x 1440 @ 60 Hz
- Response time (typical): 14 ms (Grey to Grey)
- SmartResponse (typical) 5 ms (Grey to Grey)
- Brightness (typical): 300 cd/m²
- Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1
- Viewing angle: 178° (H) x 178° (V) @ C/R > 10
- Display colors: 1.07 billion colors (8-bits + FRC)
- Display inputs: DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI 2.0 x 1, HDMI 1.4 (w/MHL) x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1
- USB: USB 3.0 x4 (1 with BC 1.2 Fast Charging)
- Audio in/out: PC audio in, headphone out
- Built-in speakers: 7 W x2 with DTS sound
- Tilt: -5/20 degree
- Power supply: External
- Color: Black
No word on pricing or availability just yet.
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Subject: General Tech | August 13, 2013 - 01:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Samsung, curved lcd, oled, Multi-View, KN55S9C
Tomorrow for a cool $9000, which is cheaper than predicted, you can get your hands on the Samsung KN55S9C. That is a 55" OLED TV which is curved to offer you a more natural viewing experience, or for anyone who can dream a way to have multiple displays curve around you instead of placing flat panels at a slight angle. They do not state a resolution nor really any details apart from the price and size, hopefully tomorrow someone will have gotten their hands on one to get the proper specifications. Check out Gizmodo for a brief explanation on how two people can simultaneously watch two different shows with certain 3D glasses.
"The new display comes with Samsung's famed Multi-View feature, which means two people watch two different programs at once, thanks to the included active 3D glasses. And even though it seemed like we might never see the day, you can actually pick one up for your very own at select retailers for a cool 9K."
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Subject: General Tech | April 29, 2013 - 04:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: LG, curved lcd
You thought 72"+ HD panels and 4K TVs were expensive? Wait until you get a load of the price tag attached to the first curved OLED displays which will hit the market in South Korea for a mere $13,569; each. At just 4.3mm thick and 17lbs they won't be hard to position in your home, if you can afford the asking price of one, let alone the three you would need to get proper multi-monitor performance. The Inquirer begged for an official release date and price for the UK and were disappointed as are those in North America who have been waiting for these for several years now.
"SOUTH KOREAN ELECTRONICS FIRM LG has announced that it will launch the world's first curved OLED TV this summer, pipping rival Samsung to the post to take the lead in OLED technology."
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