Monday, August 29, 2011

Two New Monitors from LG on Display at IFA

LG D237IPSLG is planning on taking the cover off of its newest products, the ultra-slim E91 and D237IP monitors, at the upcoming IFA 2011 convention in Berlin. The E01 has a depth of only 7.2mm as well as a very stylish acrylic finish, sure to make it a hit with more high-end customers. The other monitor, the D237IPS, boosts LG's market-leading Film Pattern Retarder (FPR) 3D display technology on IPS panels giving you a brighter and clearer 3D image.

According to Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company, "These monitors aren't just for work and internet browsing, they were designed to be the center of entertainment for any bedroom, study or dormitory. The E91 and D237IPS combine elegant design and unique technology to look great in any room and still be able to deliver exceptional images and videos."

The E91, with its incredibly thin frame and bezel, takes up minimum space on your desk while at the same time adding a little bit of style. The bezel measures only 4.35mm and the screen looks almost as if it doesn't have a border at all. The hanger-type hinge design of the E91 also makes it extremely easy for you to adjust your monitor to the desired viewing angle.

The SUPER+ resolution of the E91 also ensures that you are getting the highest picture quality possible and also prevents any decrease in resolution during format upgrades. In addition to that, this resolution also sharpens blurry edges and adds new life to dim colors. The 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio of the E91 also helps in delivering a an extremely vivid and crisp image.

The D237IPS, on the other hand, uses state-of-the-art 3D technology in order to deliver high-quality and comfortable 3D viewing. In addition to that, this device also boasts "Flicker-Free" certification as well as lower crosstalk, which means less dizziness and headaches from using the 3D. The brightness of this monitor clocks in at 100nits, which is over twice that of competing 3D monitors, and the D237IPS also offers a more clear 3D picture in order to reduce eyestrain.

More information about both the E91 and D237IPS monitors from LG will be on hand at this year's IFA 2011 convention in Berlin. We will have all the updates about both of these devices as they come from the show floor so keep checking back for all the latest information.

Source: Engadget - LG gets ready for IFA with a pair of new monitors

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Most business class projectors will do a good job displaying your PowerPoint presentation. If you have a small presentation group, a 2000 lumen LCD projector will be able to produce a nice and clear picture. For larger audiences you should consider a 5000 lumen LCD projector.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

HP Sues AU Optronics for Fixing LCD Panel Prices

AU OptronicsHP recently filed a law suit against AU Optronics in which HP accused the company of conspiring to fix prices of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display panels according to the filing.

According to a document filed on August 19 in federal court in San Francisco by HP Vice President and General Manager for HP's Displays Business Jun Kim, a complaint for damages alleging violations of antitrust laws was filed under seal in order to conceal confidential information about HP's process for acquiring LCD panels from HP's competitors.

According to a related document, AUO and other companies "conspired to fix the prices of LCD panels". The document is related to a complaint about a pending group case that was filed against LCD makers on behalf of purchasers of the screens used in personal computers, televisions and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Yawen Hsiao, a spokeswoman for AUO, was not immediately aware of the complaint when recently contacted for information by multiple media outlets. Hsiao also declined to comment further on anything regarding such complaints or a lawsuit between AUO and HP. HP is one of the largest clients AUO has and provides the company with panels used in laptops and computer monitors.

However, if it is true that HP is suing AUO for fixing prices, it wouldn't be surprising. The Taiwanese company was indicted last year for supposedly conspiring to fix prices on flat-panel screens sold around the world. The conspiracy lasted from 2001 until 2006. Apple, Dell and HP were among the many companies directly affected by the supposed scheme according to the United States Justice Department.

Source: Bloomberg - HP Sues AU Optronics in U.S. Court Alleging It Fixed Prices of LCD Panels

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Asus Announces 27" VG278H 3D Monitor

Asus VG278HIf the announcement of the 27" 3D monitors from Samsung, known as the SA750 and SA950, in addition to the announcement of the 27" 3D monitor announced from Acer, known as the HN274H, wasn't enough excitement for all you monitor junkies out there, then this recent announcement from Asus may just do the trick for you.

Asus has just announced at CeBit a 27" 3D monitor as well, known as the VG278H. Now before you go getting all doe-eyed on me, this isn't the first time Asus has made a big announcement like this at the annual convention. At last year's event there was the infamous ordeal involving the Asus PG276, a device that promised to be the world's first 27" 120Hz 3D monitor. The problem with that was that this device never materialized.

The VG278H, on the other hand, is real and tangible. This device sports a similar design to the VG236H but adds an integrated IR transmitter on the top. The IR transmitter is an integrated 3D receiver that offers support for Nvidia 3D Vision natively. The VG278H is said to ship with a pair of Nvidia 3D glasses as well.

3D integration via IR transmitters seems to be the running standard with all of these recently announced 3D monitors. However, they do seem to also represent an unnecessary expense for anybody who is looking to harness the power of 120Hz responsiveness as opposed to just viewing stereoscopic 3D content.

Aside from what I have already mentioned, not a lot has been revealed about the VG278H. However, close inspection by multiple guests at CeBit has revealed support for HDMI 1.4, DVI-D (dual link), a 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 2ms gray to gray response time, 400 cd/m2 rated brightness and WLED backlighting.

Asus has revealed that the VG278H 27" 3D monitor will be released in October of this year with a recommended price of around €599, or around $865. However, price could change upon release as this price could be given to retailers as a mere guideline. The Asus VG278H will also ship with a pair of Nvidia 3D glasses.

Source: PC Monitors - ASUS VG278H - a 27 inch 3D monitor from ASUS announced at CeBit is news of, for and by SMBs! The Small & Medium Business Magazine!

Monday, August 1, 2011

ViewSonic Debuts 24-inch V3D245 3D Monitor

ViewSonic V3D245ViewSonic has just revealed the new V3D245, a 24-inch 3D, 1080p HD LED monitor that includes a built-in NVIDIA 3D Vision wireless emitter as well as NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses.

This 24-inch monitor comes with a vibrant 120Hz frame refresh rate as well as an ultra-fast 2ms video response time. In addition to that, the V3D245 also comes with an HDMI 1.4 input making it perfect for giving you a fully immersive 2D and 3D experience. If you combine that with the 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution, 20,000,000:1 contrast ratio and 300 units high brightness then you can expect beautiful color accuracy and incredible picture detail in both 2D and 3D.

The integrated NVIDIA 3D Vision wireless emitter gives you the flexibility to connect to an NVIDIA GeForce-equipped PC in order to play over 550 3D games in full 1080p, 60fps resolution. It also allows you to view 3D videos and photos or even stream 3D web content. You can also choose to connect directly to a 3D Blu-ray player or PlayStation 3 with the standard built-in HDMI 1.4 input. In addition to that, the integrated 2 watt SRS Premium Sound audio speakers provide you with the ultimate multimedia entertainment display.

According to Phil Eisler, General Manager of 3D Vision at NVIDIA, "Gamers, movie buffs and photo enthusiasts will love moving up to 3D. And there's no better way to do so than with ViewSonic's V3D245 3D monitor, with its built-in NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, which produces the most immersive and crystal clear 3D images. Set-up is quick and easy. Simply connect the monitor to your NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, put on the included NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses, and start enjoying games, videos and photos in a whole new way."

NVIDIA's 3D Vision drivers support over 550 games in 3D with more games being added all the time. In addition to that, hosts hundreds of 3D videos and thousands of 3D photos that can be viewed on your web browser with a 3D Vision kit. YouTube also supports 3D Vision, with thousands of videos now available for viewing in stereoscopic 3D.

ViewSonic's LCD Monitor and PC Product Marketing Manager Erik Willey added, "Whether for work, play or media enjoyment, our new V3D245 monitor offers the highest level of compatibility with both PC and console-based 3D content and is ideal for delivering an incredible 3D experience. By pairing our exclusive 120Hz, LED-based 3D technology with NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, we are able to deliver a new world-class level of performance that will shape the future of 3D gaming and entertainment."

The V3D245 monitor comes with ViewSonic's strongest pixel performance guarantee standard and a 3-year limited warranty as well. The V3D245 with included pair of NVIDIA 3D Vision active stereo 3D glasses will be available in North America in the second half of August for $499.

Source: Engadget - ViewSonic reveals 24-inch V3D245 3D monitor, ships this month for $500

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