Archive for: display

XFX Outs Triple Monitor Stand (With Triple Digit Pricing)

  • May 23, 2011 10:51 pm

If you follow the PC gaming crowd in any form or fashion, you’ll no doubt know that multi-screen and 3D gaming are in. Whether you decide to go with a single larger display or multiple smaller ones doesn’t matter; people want pixels and lots of them. Handling all of those pixels and the plastic that surrounds them can be quite unwieldily, though. Thankfully there are a few multi-monitor stands to solve such problems.

Take for example, the XFX triple monitor stand. It looks like a capable stand with its wide, sturdy base. Ultimately, however, it is the nearly $400 price tag that pushes us away.

Is a hunk of metal worth that much or are the included single-stand variants more than sufficient?

Kyocera Announces Dual Display Echo Smartphone.

  • February 7, 2011 7:27 pm

LG, Samsung, HTC, and Motorola may dominate your daily dose of Android news, but there is an underdog coming up from behind and packing quite a punch. Kyocera is generally known for bottom of the barrel cellphones — no frills, no bells, and certainly no whistles. But the Kyocera Echo changes that all with two 3.5″ 480 x 800 displays that can be unfurled into one gigantor 4.7″ 960 x 800 display separated only by a thin hinge. Speaking of the hinge, it’s pretty high-tech stuff, consisting of a so called “metal hinge”. It’s unique enough that Kyocera already has a slew of patents covering said hinge, waiting for approval.

Intrigued yet…? There’s more…

#CES2011 — 3M Showcases 60-Point Multitouch Display

  • January 6, 2011 10:47 am

The CES: Unveiled event that went down Tuesday night was a great way to see some of the coolest things being showcased at CES 2011. While all exhibitors in attendance and equally impressive tech on display, there has to be service/gadget/product that is “the” product. And in our opinion, that award goes to 3M and their 60-point multi-touch capacitive display.

The two models on display came in at 23″ and 32″ and featured response times of 5ms and 7ms respectively. For the sheer number of points the display tracks, that’s quite impressive. Pricing will be $1,200-$1,500 for the 23 incher and $2,500 for the 27″ model. Thus far, the only release date mentioned is “Q1″. We’ll try to nail down a more specific date later today.

What would you do with 60-points of multi-touch awesomeness?

Samsung Shows Off Super-PLS Display Technology. Production Slated for 2011. #samsung

  • December 1, 2010 8:36 am

Most of the display-loving world may be currently in love with IPS (In-plane Switching) display technology. And as good as it is, there’s always something bigger and better around the corner. This time, it’s Samsung with their new, upcoming Super-PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) technology.

The big draw behind S-PLS is actually two-fold. For starters, Samsung claims better viewing angles with S-PLS over today’s IPS technology. On top of that, S-PLS will be 10% brighter than current IPS displays as well. The cherry on top is of course the WXGA resolution. Finally, S-PLS is said to cost 15% less than IPS displays to manufacturer, meaning barring any time delays, it’s an open road ahead.

As for competing technology from other display manufacturers, the outlook isn’t as “open”. Samsung has filed for 30 patents regarding S-PLS so far. Nonetheless, it’s exciting news. S-PLS sounds like it will be a worthy upgrade.

LG Bringing 240Hz IPS LCD to Market. #LG

  • November 24, 2010 9:10 am

Home theater and PC enthusiasts have a new gem to lust after. Today, LG revealed a new high-end monitor featuring a 240Hz refresh rate and IPS-based technology. The latter of which is a big deal for installations in which viewing angles are a concern. Though IPS displays typically look nicer than other display technologies (save for OLED and AMOLED displays). As for that 240Hz refresh rate, a combination of 120Hz of actual panel refresh speed coupled with a rapidly flashing scanning backlight add up to the claimed 240Hz speed.

Production is currently up and running. Price and release date information are however, not available at the time of writing.

Apple’s Policy On Dead Pixels Slips Out.

  • November 3, 2010 5:27 pm

Ever wonder what Apple’s super secretive policy on dead pixels was? Thanks to BGR and some of his ever stealthy ninjas, we now know. On that note, it’s particularly unsettling to know that your 27″-30″ Apple monitor is allowed up to 15 dead pixels (max: 8 bright/10 dark) before Apple has to do anything. Granted, out of 3,686,400 pixels, 15 seem like a drop in the bucket. But as many of you whom have had the unfortunate encounter with dead pixels know, even one can be annoying. Also worth noting is that while these are guidelines for Apple Geniuses to go by, they are by no means bound to them — You can get your Apple device replaced even below the pixel threshold if the Apple Genius says so.

Smaller screened users (iPhone/iPod) have it a bit better. 1 lonely, dead pixel is all that’s needed to warrant a complete replacement. Thoughts?

Samsung Mobile Display To Unveiling 7″ AMOLED Display With 1200 x 600 Resolution!

  • November 3, 2010 8:11 am

OLED-backed screens may be one of the highest sought after item for mobile devices in the age of battery-conscious, eye candy loving consumers, but that will soon change. This November 10th-12th at FPD-International, Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) is going to unveil their latest and greatest — a 7″ 1,200 x 600 AMOLED display. That’s WXVGA for all of you not familiar with screen-res alphabet soup specs. The most promising thing, however, is that this seemingly gorgeous display is coming to market sooner than many may think — 2011.

Looks like the next crop of tablets will have some truly awesome ocular properties. (We can’t wait for someone to cram a smaller version into a phone…)

(Thanks, Eric)

Toshiba puts OLED mass production plans on ice.

  • October 1, 2010 11:48 am

The joint venture between Toshiba and Panasonic, Toshiba Mobile Display, appears to have a $191.6 million failure on their hands. According to statements made by Toshiba Mobile Display spokesperson Masahiro Kume:

“The plan (for mass-production) is currently frozen. We’ll review the production plan again from scratch.”

The mass production he’s speaking of concerns the $191.6 million investment in OLED mass production the company was gearing up for. Looks like all of those videos we’ve seen of AMOLED displays not really being all that different (read: better) than LCD and Super LCD screens is starting to hurt interest in OLED technology. It’s quite a shame really, because in certain conditions AMOLED does provide a noticeable improvement over traditional LCD counterparts.

With that said, it’ll be some time before we see AMOLED jumping ahead of LCD in terms of usage numbers as Tohisba Mobile Display is redirecting resources to current higher demand LCD screens. Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be…

Apple’s 27″ Cinema display now available.

  • September 17, 2010 6:28 am

If 24″ of screen real estate is awesome, then 27″ is even bigger. Hey, more is better. Right? In most cases I’d say yes, especially this case. Get your IPS powered, 2560 x 1440 worth of pixels for $999 today.

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