Other features include a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution, a 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 250 nits of brightness level, an HDMI port and a 178-degree viewing angle. Both will be launched in November and December. No info on pricing just yet however.
Acer is releasing its 20-inch AT2056 and 23-inch AT2356 LCD monitors that feature “Full HD” or “HD Ready” resolutions and firmware that automatically adjusts picture settings according to the content you are displaying. You can also choose between “close” and “far” viewing distance modes, depending on how close you like to sit to your monitor.
Both displays have contrast ratios of 20,000:1, 16:9 aspect ratios, a 5ms response rate, DVB-T HD receiver and a pair of HDMI ports. The 23-inch model and 20-inch model will retail for £250 and £200.
Benq is still offering up the green displays. The latest come in the form of the G920WL, a 19-inch 1,440 x 900 display, and the G922HDL which is the same, only 18.5-inches and 1,366 x 768. Both are claiming impressive power efficiency, with their Eco mode using only 10 and 11 watts.
They also come with the company’s new SensEye 3 auto-calibration utility, 250 nits of brightness, 5 millisecond response time, and a real, non-dynamic 1,000:1 contrast ratio. These new G models are all set for immediate release in Europe and Asia.
Looks like the next generation of CinemaView displays will be equipped with Mini DisplayPort connectors along with a TV add-on. The new models will be larger than their predecessors and will start with the 24-inch model. The new screen now features four USB ports, 2ms of response time and 1,000:1 contrast ratio. The price is still $499 each, but its launch has been moved back two months to October 2009.
There’s also the CinemaView 47, which is a hybrid TV/PC display that comes with similar resolutions to those of a dedicated computer display, though it relies on Mini DisplayPort for input. The screen has four USB 2.0 ports, 4ms response time and 4,000:1 contrast ratio.
Samsung announced that they will be releasing two new SyncMaster 80 Series LCD monitors in Korea. The F2080 and F2380, a 20-incher and a 23-incher. According to the company, these monitors feature the highest contrast ratios available for displays that are standardly lit. The contrast ratio is a whopping 150,000:1. Both monitors feature a 178-degree viewing angle and full sRGB coverage.
Each are set on a 5.1-inch stand and will be released in Korea soon. We just don’t have a date. Pricing is expected to be around $293 for the F2080 model and $354 for the F2380 model.
Acer announced two new green LCD displays that won’t hurt the environment. Well, not as much. Both models use 36-percent less power than Acer’s previous display models. The pair is the Acer V193WBbmd measuring in at 19-inches and the V223WBbmd which is a 22-incher.
Both models feature a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time and a 300cd/m2 brightness rating. The only differ in resolution and price, with the 19-inch model featuring a 1,440 x 900 resolution and a $185 price tag and the 22-inch model featuring a 1,680 x 1,050 resolution and a $236 price tag.
Despite the fact that hi-tech watches are awesomely cool, they tend to make one look like a nerd. That’s why these e-ink Phosphor watches are pretty cool. They bridge the gap. Awesome tech, with a look that is at least respectable.
You could actually wear these outside of a Trek convention without being labeled a dork. They have screens that will show you the time, date, and other stuff. Techie and retro at once, without going overboard. They’re all under $200.
The FanSee is a nice innovation on the standard desk fan. Thanks to LEDs built right into the fan blades, the FanSee gives you the current temperature while the blades are spinning. That’s right! Feel the oppressive heat, turn on the fan, and let it tell you what you already know. That it’s damn hot. That’s why you turned the fan on.
So, it’s a device that states the obvious. The temperature readout on the 9 inch diameter fan blades is large enough so that the whole room can see it. If you absolutely need this in your life, it can be had for $39.99.
Asus ups it’s LCD inventory with four new high-end displays arriving this month. The VK266H and VW266H are 25.5 inches, making them the largest Asus has offered. The VK246H and VW246H are the new 24 inch models. All feature the company’s new Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, 1,920 x 1,200, Full HD 1080p video playback via an HDMI input, with a 20,000:1 contrast ratio, a nice improvement over the current 3,000:1 of Asus’ flagship. Specs are identical on all four, with the VK266H and the VK246H having built-in webcams. No word on pricing just yet.
The ICT Graphics Lab at USC has created a low-cost volumetric 3-D display that brings Princess Leia one step closer to begging Obi-Wan for help. The system projects high-speed video onto a rapidly spinning mirror. As the mirror turns, it reflects a different and accurate image to each potential viewer.
The rendering algorithm can recreate virtual and real scenes with correct occlusion, horizontal and vertical perspective, and shading. Close to 5,000 individual images are reflected every second within the surface area and create a real-space three-dimensional object. Video below.
Dell really does make some nice LCDs and they just put out another new on that fits into that “nice” category with the UltraSharp 2009W. This is a 20-inch, 16:10 widescreen monitor that will support up to a 1680 x 1050 resolution.
Other notable features include a 5ms response time, a 2000:1 contrast ratio, 102% color gamut and a 170º horizontal viewing angle. It also has 4USB ports and DVI with HDCP and VGA which will let you get in on the protected movies. The stand even telescopes up and down, pivots, tilts and rotates 90 degrees. Dell has the UltraSharp 2009W available on its website now for $289.
The largest TFT LCD maker you’ve probably never heard of today said it had developed for its name brand clients the world’s first 16:9 Full HD TFT-LCD with 1920 x 1080 resolution for desktop monitor. Availability for this LCD from Au Optronics is projected later this year, though we don’t know as of yet pricing or who will actually put this panel into retail environments.
Auo’s new 24-inch TFT-LCD offers up a widescreen 16:9 format for better viewing of HD content. It offers up what is described as a “stylish thin and eco-friendly” design and is 1080p capable. Thinness of the display compared with more conventional 24-inch displays measures out at some points to 14mm.
NEC is out today with some new widescreen desktop displays targeted at business owners. These new AccuSync displays are the 19-inch ASLCD194WXM and the 22-inch ASLCD224WXM as well as the 17-inch ASLCD174WXM. Pricing is set at around $230, $330 and $210 respectively.
These new AccuSync displays are designed to refresh this particular NEC product family. They offer native resolutions of 1440 x 900 for the ASLCD174WXM and ASLCD194WXM, and 1680 x 1050 for the ASLCD224WXM; thin bezels; dual-input technology; built-in speakers and contrast ratios of 800:1 for the ASLCD174WXM, 1000:1 for the ASLCD194WXM and 900:1 for ASLCD224WXM.
Samsung is adding a new 19-inch display to its SyncMaster line for use in retail or consumer environments. The Samsung SyncMaster 942BW is set to have a price tag around $250.
The Samsung SyncMaster 942BW offers up a 19-inch display with a 16:10 widescreen format and 1440×900 resolution. Response time is rated at 5ms GTG and the contrast ratio is set at 500:1. You’ve also got support for HDCP via DVI and a narrow bezel.