Displays

Kicking off what’s set to be a busy May, this morning the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), the PC display industry’s primary consortium, is rolling out a new set of performance standards for variable refresh rate displays. Dubbed AdaptiveSync and MediaSync, these new test standards are designed to offer an industry-neural and open specification for the behavior and performance of DisplayPort displays. AdaptiveSync is a standard designed for high-end gaming displays, while MediaSync is aimed at eliminating video jitter on a much wider array of devices.

Big, Fast, & Curved: The ASUS TUF VG328H1B, A 31.5-Inch Gaming Display

ASUS has unleashed a new TUF Gaming display, the 31.5-inch VG328H1B. The mainstream-segment monitor is aimed at gamers who are after a combination of a large screen size, a...

18 by Anton Shilov on 3/2/2020

MSI Launches Optix MAG272CRX: A 27-Inch, 240Hz Curved Monitor with USB-C

Having announced a number of interesting displays recently, MSI this week unveiled a yet another monitor featuring a rare combination of capabilities. The Optix MAG272CRX is a 27-inch curved...

5 by Anton Shilov on 2/28/2020

A 27-Inch 240 Hz 2560x1440 Monitor: AOC Reveals Agon AG273QZ

For gamers who demand the maximum refresh rate and the lowest Moving Picture Response Time (MPRT) possible, AOC has introduced its new 27-inch display. The Agon AG273QZ happens to...

14 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2020

AOC Launches Their Flagship G-Sync Ultimate Gaming Monitor: The Ultrawide 35-Inch Agon AG353UCG

AOC has formally unveiled its long-awaited Agon AG353UCG curved gaming display. The high-end display offers a 200 Hz maximum refresh rate with VESA Adaptive-Sync VRR technology, a 1000 nits...

58 by Anton Shilov on 2/21/2020

Philips’s 243B1: An Inexpensive Monitor with USB-C Docking & Presence Detector

USB Type-C connectors on displays and docking capabilities for modern laptops are extremely convenient, but up until recently monitor manufacturers have treated USB-C as a premium feature. This is...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/20/2020

280 Hz Fast: The ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM IPS Monitor, It's Love At First Sight

Now that 24.5-inch and 27-inch Fast IPS panels with a 240 Hz maximum refresh rate are in mass production, it is time to overclock them. ASUS was the first...

42 by Anton Shilov on 2/14/2020

Samsung's New The Wall Display: Is 583 Inches Large Enough?

Samsung has expanded its The Wall lineup of Micro LED-based displays with two models featuring 437 and 583-inch diagonals. The monitors are intended for commercial use, though nothing can...

35 by Anton Shilov on 2/11/2020

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...

29 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...

25 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...

21 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...

22 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

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