X-bit Labs ever expanding monitor roundup

Subject: Displays | June 23, 2008 - 03:29 PM |
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X-bit Labs have been doing a yeoman's job at trying to compile a huge list of monitors for you to compare.  They are continually expanding the number of round-ups they have for monitors of various sizes, the newest of which is the sixth installment of their look at 20" monitors.  This installment comes with some rather serious warnings about the models from NEC and ViewSonic.

Source: X-Bit Labs

The best monitor for play and productivity?

Subject: Displays | June 12, 2008 - 03:22 PM |
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The ASUS MK241 is 1920x1200
24" monitor with a claimed 2ms (gray to gray)
response time, 3000:1 contrast ratio and a 130% colour gamut.  They also claim that this monitor will be perfect for both gamers and graphics pros, a serious achievement if it is true.  ExtremeTech has some positive things to say, but can't call the monitor perfect.

Source: Extremetech

Post-Computex 2008: Zalman shows 3D display and new mouse

Subject: Displays | June 10, 2008 - 03:06 AM |
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At the show last week Zalman continued to show off their monitor that supports 3D technology from NVIDIA. 


Finally, a use for quad SLI

Subject: Displays | June 4, 2008 - 06:15 PM |
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HEXUS has spotted a Sapphire monitor that is worth showing off!  A native resolution of 3,840x2,160 (16:9) will pretty much cripple any graphics card if you could find a game that supported it, and your system might actually need this fan if you actually managed it.

Source: Hexus

A quick primer on resolution

Subject: Displays | May 23, 2008 - 03:31 PM |
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Shopping for a new monitor, and are getting frustrated by the enormous amount of choice you have in native resolutions?  Trying to figure out if scrimping enough for a 24" monitor is worth it, or if you are fine with a 22" display?  Drop by Techware Labs for an overview of the current standard resolutions, and how they compare to HDTV resolutions and other handy tips.

A change in the matrix can cost you

Subject: Displays | May 15, 2008 - 12:30 PM |
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BCC Hardwares takes a look a pair of 24" monitors from Samsung, the (hard to find) ~$380 245B and the ~$560 245T.  The price difference really jumps out at you, and the two monitors reflect that in their technology.  The 245T has a 6ms response time, the 245B a 5ms, they both offer 1920 x 1200 resolution and can be calibrated to

Source: BCCHardware

Grab some extra real estate

Subject: Displays | May 2, 2008 - 01:58 PM |
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If you are looking for a nice big monitor, then AnandTech is the place to visit.  They've gather five 24" widescreen LCDs, three are TN panels aimed at consumers and two are S-PVA panels which will appeal more to graphical designers.  None of these panels are cheap, either in construction or in price, but gaming at 1920x1200 has some other steep entry requirements.

Source: AnandTech

Sales cease on Dell 3008WFP 30-incher

Subject: Displays | April 14, 2008 - 12:48 PM |
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Well, don't I feel foolish for buying a 30" monitor that now has a "technical issue" and has been removed from Dell's website?  I wonder how long it will take for people to revolt and want an exchange for all the existing 3008WFP monitors...

Source: engadget

264" of TN displays

Subject: Displays | April 11, 2008 - 12:08 PM |
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A full dozen 22" TN monitors are up for review in the second installment of X-Bit Labs 22" LCD round up.  Prices for a decent 22" wide screen gaming LCD have hit the $300 mark, a far cry from what they were a year ago.  It also helps that you can pick up a graphics card that can handle 1680x1050 in most games for about the same price.  Read on to get an idea of the state of the market for those looking to game on a wide screen LCD.

Source: X-Bit Labs

A stressful display

Subject: Displays | March 28, 2008 - 01:49 PM |
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Buying monitors has change a great deal in a small amount of time.  With three competing LCD types, a plethora of aspect ratios, response times and resolutions, it bears little resemblance to purchasing a CRT monitor.  Drop by Madshrimps for some advice on choosing the technology that is best for your viewing needs.

Source: Madshrimps

Caveat Emptor

Subject: Displays | March 11, 2008 - 12:18 PM |
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Techgage delivered a warning during their review of the ASUS VW222, and that warning was to avoid the monitor altogether.  They found the 22" TN panel LCD to be a poster child for every problem that can occur when using that type of LCD.  Even with it's fast response rate, poor colour replication and a very noticeable screen door effect real detract from what could have been a good LCD. 

You should keep an eye on this review though, ASUS contacted Techgage as they believe that the monitor they tested may have been defective; there will be an update soon.

"The display market is chalked-full of models that fill up the quality spectrum, from sub-par up to high-end. The VW222 falls into the sub-par category, sadly, with overall poor color representation and noticeable screen-door effects, resulting in a model that should not be considered for purchase."

Here are some more Display articles from around the web:

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Source: TECHGAGE

Soyo and Honeywell join in a display of force

Subject: Displays | February 25, 2008 - 02:30 PM |
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Soyo used to be a major motherboard manufacturer, although they have moved on many have fond memories of their Dragon series.  Now, in a venture with Honeywell, they have released the Soyo Topaz S 24" LCD, a 1920x1200 TFT display with a 6ms refresh.   ASE Labs tried it out and found it to have no problems gaming or playing DVDs, or with Linux as the used Ubuntu to test it.

Source: Aselabs

Samsung's new display

Subject: Displays | February 7, 2008 - 03:21 PM |
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Samsung's new 245T 24" LCD monitor takes advantage of a newish display type, called Super Patterned Vertical Alignment, and for now it seems to be only Samsung that provides it.  The biggest surprise you may run into is the price, it is a $700 monitor, although Pricegrabber may get you a bit better price.  Bearing that in mind, the bar that this monitor has to reach is fairly high.  The response time of 5 ms gray-to-gray was enough for AnandTech's eyes,

Source: AnandTech

The new year's resolution

Subject: Displays | January 28, 2008 - 03:02 PM |
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The Samsung SyncMaster 2232GW sports a hefty price, over $350 on PriceGrabber, but you do get a lot out of it.  It sports 2ms grey to grey response, a 1680x1050 native resolution and colours that Think Computers found to be quite impressive.  It is simple compared to some other monitors, having only 3 plugs, power, VGA and DVI, no audio, USB or iPod Docks, just the basics.&nbs

Ambidextrous monitor

Subject: Displays | January 14, 2008 - 06:26 PM |
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Dell's UltraSharp 3008WFP-HC will accept just about any possible signal, with ports on the back for Analog VGA, DVI-D (2, w/HDCP), HDMI, DisplayPort, S-Video, Composite and Component.  The 8ms gray-to-gray can show some issues in FPS games, but ExtremeTech found the display perfect for watching HD video.  Another consideration for gamers is that it doesn't handle 1680x1050 which some find to be a sweet spot for Crysis.


Source: Extremetech

That curved Alienware monitor you keep hearing about

Subject: Displays | January 11, 2008 - 04:27 PM |
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A lot of people have been talking about the Alienware monitor that was on display at CES this week.  You know the one: 2880x900 resolution, LED lit DLP technology, due out in the second half of the year.

Here's a couple of images to remind you:


Dell Crystal Takes Home Best of CES Innovations Award 2008

Subject: Displays | January 7, 2008 - 05:36 PM |
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Dell's new 22" Crystal display gives you a rather attractive way to watch HD content and to game, check out Ryan's pics from the floor of CES.




Source: Dell

AMD Displays Technology Leadership with New AMD Xilleon

Subject: Displays | January 7, 2008 - 11:19 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - January 7, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled a new family of AMD Xilleon panel processors designed to provide unrivaled visual quality in liquid crystal display (LCD) digital TVs. AMD's new panel processors deliver advanced motion compensation and frame rate conversion technology for excellent image processing, resulting in a rich, immersive entertainment experience.

Source: AMD

Dell Crystal Display a reality

Subject: Displays | January 3, 2008 - 12:15 PM |
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Looks like someone spilled the beans early on the "crystal" display that was showcased last CES.


Source: engadget

Dell 3008WFP LCD Monitor with DisplayPort

Subject: Displays | December 31, 2007 - 02:00 PM |
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DisplayPort is coming, and very soon.  Dell is going to be one of, if not THE first to get a high quality DisplayPort capable monitor on the market in the form of an updated 30" display.  The Dell 3008WFP adds more than just a DisplayPort connection though; it combines the 30" and 2560x1600 resolution with the features of the multimedia-based 24" monitors released in 2007.