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Subject: Displays | September 24, 2010 - 04:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When LCD monitors were first replacing CRTs as the standard on computer desks everywhere the main concerns were the size of the display, its refresh rate and not much else. Now that the technology has had time to develop shopping for an LCD can be a little daunting as there are several different technologies to choose from. Benchmark Reviews is here to help with description of the types of LCD and what each is best suited for as well as explaining why some d
Subject: Displays | September 21, 2010 - 06:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LaCie today announced the latest addition to its line of professional displays, the LaCie 324i – featuring a 10-bit P-IPS LCD panel. An ideal monitor for prepress, illustration, web design, and photographic workflows, the LaCie 324i delivers uniform and accurate colors thanks to its wide gamuts and backlight stabilization.
Subject: Displays | August 30, 2010 - 05:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The specifications look familiar a 23" 1920x1080 LCD with a 2ms response and 80,000:1 contrast ratio with VGA, DVI and HDMI
connections. What makes the Acer T231h different is the USB port that connects to your PC and allows the multi-touch interface to work, if they are using Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional or Home Premium, other versions of Win7 as well as XP are limited in their interface. Check out the full review that The Inquirer provided here.
Subject: Displays | August 16, 2010 - 08:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You've probably all seen George Takei trying to sell you the new Sharp Aquos with added yellow pixels, instead of the usual RGB array that all other TVs use. ExtremeTech had a chance to see this $3000 52" LED TV in action as well as to check out a few of the extras the TV has, like the ability to stream certain online content through Aquos Net. Viewing movies and TV in both SD and HD showed that this is a well crafted TV with a decent brightness and good picture quality. When it came time to d
Subject: Displays | August 5, 2010 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Picking up a two or three pack of monitors is not the cheapest upgrade to a system but for those who desire to experience EyeFinity or nVIDIA Surround it is certainly an attractive upgrade. You can drop the price significantly if you abandon the idea of a 3D monitor and can go even further if you are willing to pick up a debranded monitor like the HP De-branded 25-inch HD Widescreen LCD which Think Computers recently reviewed. That debranding knocks the price of this 1920×1080 LCD down to $220 if you shop around, which keeps the price of a three pack well below $1000. As you
Subject: Displays | July 28, 2010 - 10:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Usually when we discuss DisplayPort adaptors on PC Perspective it is to talk about active DisplayPort to DVI adaptors used to bring a half dozen screens to a Crossfire setup. There is another use for this connection type however, as evidenced by the Accell UltraAV DisplayPort to DVI Multi-Monitor Adapter that ThinkComputers just reviewed.
Without the need for Eyefinity or nVIDIA Surround you can have up to three monitors running at a combined resolution of 10
Subject: Displays | July 22, 2010 - 09:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP was subjected to some terrible hardships recently as they were forced to play games on three screens in order to test the differences between EyeFinity and nVIDIA Surround. If you can bear to see what happened to them during the testing of this feature with SLI and Crossfire setups then you can click through. Thankfully there are not too many screenshots as the fps they manged are envy inducing enough, pages of triple screens showing Metro 2033 and others
Subject: Displays | July 19, 2010 - 05:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (July 19, 2010) - ASUS launches the VG236H-a new 23” Full HD 1080p display that includes market-leading NVIDIA 3D Vision and Trace Free II technologies.
Subject: Displays | July 15, 2010 - 03:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS VW266H
is a super sized 1920x1200 LCD, at 25.5" viewable area it trumps many other displays by as much as 2", though the price stays fairly reasonable. While OC3D was reviewing this monitor they had a worry that the extra size might mean the display suffered from fat pixel syndrome, as the pixels get bigger antialiasing is not going to wor
Subject: Displays | July 6, 2010 - 09:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
3D displays are really trying to take a chunk of the market, with several display manufacturers, nVIDIA and many small players all rushing products into market. The initial investment can be quite steep whichever route you take to be able to display your entertainment in 3D which is why we are seeing several all in one solutions of various types. Merlin has recently released what seems to be a 3D picture frame, a 7" LCD with an 800x480 pixel display capable of displaying video and stills in 3D, as well as having a few other features familiar to MP3 players, like a calendar. &n
Subject: Displays | June 25, 2010 - 07:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Monster Vision Max 3D glasses are a bit of a work around for the problem that 3D displays have with compatibility. Currently you can purchase a variety of 3D glasses but the hitch is that those glasses will only work on a very limited number of displays. You won't be able to mix and match glasses and displays, instead you currently need to buy different glasses for each display you want to use. Monster will sell you their glasses along with a base station that can adjust the timing of the glasses to match a variety of different displays. A nice idea, if only a
Subject: Displays | June 9, 2010 - 08:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When you think of 30" monitors it tends to be Dell and their 3007WFP/3008WFP
that people think of first but HP is hoping to put and end to this with their new ZR30w. It is 29.7" viewable diagonally with a 2560x1600 resolution and a MRSP of $1,299 which makes it fairly inexpensive compared to other 30" monitors. HP has tried for a balance with the lower price, they didn't make sacrifices on the screen quality but the lack of HDMI or components plugs as well as no real onscreen display obviously contribute to the lower price.
Subject: Displays | May 25, 2010 - 04:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech will be the first to admit that there are some sacrifices you have to accept to use the Sceptre X270W-1080P, but most of those will not have any effect on enjoyment during gaming. Consider that a single high end Dell 30" will run you about $1,300 while you can pick up three of these Sceptre LCDs for under
Subject: Displays | May 14, 2010 - 07:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Zalman ZM-M215W 3D Monitor is, as the name hints at, a 21.5" LCD with a 120MHz refresh rate allowing it to display 3D looking images using circular polarization. techPowerUp tested out the quality of this monitor with the help of nVIDIA's active shutter glasses in their latest review. One of the biggest hurdles they had to overcome was the installation of the iZ3D driver, as a default installation will leave you with a timeout error and no 3D. Once that hurdle was overcome their experience
Subject: Displays | May 6, 2010 - 10:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new line of Optima projectors have a new and improved DLP engine and higher resolutions than previous models. At 1280x800 you are getting some nice definition and the Optima GT720 (not to be confused with nVIDIA products), supports TI's DLP Link and Nvidia's 3D Vision so you can game or watch movies in 3D. It even comes with a backpack to let you easily lug around the 6.5lb projector and show it off to your friends. On the back you will find an HDMI port, S-Video and composite video ports, a set of stereo RCA phono plugs for input, and a stereo miniplug for audio ou
Subject: Displays | April 12, 2010 - 04:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The $250 Samsung B2430is a 24" TN LCD panel with a native 1920 x 1080 resolution. According to InsideHW there are a few flaws, the swivel-less base and the fact that the monitor does not tilt past 90 degrees will make a lot of users turn away in disgust. Samsung tries to overcome this with a feature called MagicAngle which is supposed
Subject: Displays | March 23, 2010 - 09:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you lack the welding skills of Colleen and don't have one in your circle of friends and family, setting up EyeFinity with three monitors can be a little difficult. Levelling three LCD displays can be a bit of a challenge even with identical monitors and the fact that they can move independently
can cause headaches. There are various small companies that offer triple monitor stands but finding one when you are not familiar with the market is daunting. Tweaktown offer
Subject: Displays | March 9, 2010 - 06:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Zalman's new Zm-M220W
LCD is a 22" stereoscopic display, giving you a 3D view with the help of nVIDIA's standard stereoscopic driver, but not their active shutter glasses. This LCD does all the work, allowing you to use passive glasses to enjoy the 3D effects. OCMODSHOP tried it out at several trade shows and they offer you a look at the display as well as a list of all of the games that are currently compatible. The monitor runs about
Subject: Displays | February 22, 2010 - 04:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Panel technology is something that should get more recognition that it does now. Shopping for a new display tends to be a simple process of picking a size of display and then looking for a good deal, but doing your research before buying a monitor is just as important as researching any other part in your machine.
Subject: Displays | February 2, 2010 - 10:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The most important things in display reviews have changed over the years, from SVGA or VGA to LCD or CRT to more recent times when the big differences have been limited to native resolution and screen size. There are other statistics which are important, like response times, brightness and viewing angles, as well as the colour gamut if you are into graphics design. Thanks to nVIDIA and a few other companies, the next big thing has arrived which is depth, or 3D. The ViewSonic VX2268WM and