MMD Refreshes E-Line Displays with 3 New Philips Models

MMD, a leading brand license partner for Philips Monitors, announced a refreshed line-up of consumer displays with three new models. The first new monitor is a 23-inch version using an AH-IPS panel while the last two monitors feature PLS LED panels and are 24-inch and 27-inch respectively. All three of the latest E-Line displays are said to “offer vivid, true-to-life colours and wide-angle viewing, styled in an elegance-inspired design for a light, fresh face in any home or office.”

IPS panels are the preferred ones by most people, so let’s start with the 237E (237E7QDSB) 23-inch monitor. The stand and frame is a glossy black finish with edge-to-edge glass and narrow borders. The narrow borders give minimal viewing distractions and also allow easy setups with multiple monitors. For an extra sleek look, the front border is kept free of touch buttons, instead the monitor features a discreetly placed EasySelect toggle key on the rear to make quick adjustments to monitor settings. You can spot the EasySelect key on the bottom left side in the photo below.

The EasyToogle button is present on all three new monitors, also on the 24-inch 246E (246E7QDSW) and 27-inch 276E (276E7QDSW) monitors. You also get the same 178-degree viewing angles, Full-HD resolution at 60Hz, and a 250 cd/m² brightness on all three models.

Besides the difference in panel type, the three new Philips monitors are almost identical. The 24-inch and 27-inch monitors use PLS LED technology and aren’t black. Instead, they are available in a glossy white finish with a slim and elegant metal stand. Colour-wise, the two can reproduce 82% of the NTSC colour gamut.

All three displays come with technology features such as Philips Flicker-free, SmartContrast, Economy mode, and SmartImage Lite. Connection wise you get an analog VGA D-Sub connector, a digital HDCP DVI-D connector, and an MHL-HDMI connector, making them suitable for almost any system. That even goes for mobile devices that are MHL-capable. With an optional MHL cable, you can connect it directly and charge the mobile device at the same time.

The new Philips displays 237E7QDSB, 246E7QDSW and 276E7QDSW will be available at the beginning of November at £149, £159 and £219 respectively.

Samsung Reveals First Monitor With a Qi Wireless Charging Stand

Interested in something that serves more than one purpose? Samsung seems to have the same idea and has just revealed their first display with a Qi wireless charging stand. The SE370 seems to come in two sizes, a 23.6-inch and 27-inch, and provides a way to ditch the old data cable for charging your smartphone.

Samsung says that all Qi wireless charging smartphones are compatible with the stand, so there won’t be any smartphones featuring the wireless charging technology left out. The idea is quite brilliant because let’s face it, most of us want or already have a wireless charging pad on their desks. So why use more space than needed? What’s better that to have the charging station integrated into your display that will always be plugged in and on your desk?

In addition to the wireless charging feature, the display features a PLS panel, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 4ms response timing and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. Besides the latter, the 23.6-inch model comes with a 250 cd/m2 brightness ratio, while the 27-inch model features a 300 cd/m2 ratio, both having a 170­° viewing angle. Also, when talking about connectivity, the SE370 seems to come with one HDMI 1.4, one DisplayPort 1.2 and one D-Sub connectivity options.

The extra features found on the display consist of Eco Saving Plus, Magic Bright, Magic Upscale, Game Mode, Eye Saver Mode, Flicker Free, FreeSync, Image Size. Samsung did not mention a price or release date, but the latter information is bound to follow soon enough. Stay tuned!

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AOC Unveils Latest 27-inch WQHD Monitor

The latest monitor from AOC comes equipped with a WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution TN panel, a snappy 1ms response time and 27-inches of real estate. AOC promise wide viewing angles of 170° horizontal and 160° vertical.

The monitor comes with DispalyPort input, giving you full command over the available resolutions, but you’ll also find HDMI, DVI and D-Sub connectors to ensure compatibility with most systems.

It’s certainly going to be a nice monitor upgrade for those currently running 1080 panels and at just £299 it’s also competitively priced given the size of the screen on offer. The AOC Q2778VQE should be available at retailers immediately.

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BenQ Announced RL2755HM 27-inch Monitor for Console Gaming

The next preview we’re getting from BenQ and their CES 2015 lineup is the 27-inch RL2755HM monitor. It is built with feedback from the professional gaming community and specifically engineered for FPS games such as Halo and Call of Duty, but also popular fighting games like Mortal Kombat.

It has an ultra-low input lag that renders action without ghosting or latency from mouse motions. It has a 1ms grey to grey response time but no word on resolution yet. The 24-inch predecessor only had 108op and it is likely that this one is the same as it is geared towards console gamers. The contrast is said to be 12 million to 1.

The RL2755HM has LED backlighting for that extra ambient feeling, built-in 2-watt stereo speakers, and dual HDMI ports “to provide full HD connectivity with gaming consoles.” But it also enables live streaming of gaming content without any risk of lag or delay via the monitors HDMI-out port. A cool feature for sure. Since console gamers don’t get any more than 60 fps anyway, the RL2755HM features a 60Hz refresh rate “tuned to match any console video output for seamless connectivity.”

I really don’t know if this monitor will be a hit with console gamers or not, if they’re passionate enough about their gaming to invest in a gaming monitor for the console they’ve already hooked up to their TV. But if they should be, then the BenQ RL2755HM seems like a great option.

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BenQ Announces New 27-Inch XL2730T Monitor for FPS Gamers

Continuing presenting the CES 2015 lineup, BenQ has shown off their newest 27-inch monitor aimed directly at First-Person Shooter players. The BenQ XL2730T monitor. The new 27-inch monitor continues what was started with the 24-inch version XL2430T.

The FPS Gaming monitor features Motion Blur Reduction 2.0 technology and Black eQualizer 2.0 to give the smoothest and clearest images for these fast paced shooter games. The monitor is able to automatically adjust the amount of brightness within a range selected by the user that in returns allows players to easier identify targets. The XL2730T also includes the Auto Game Mode that automatically detects and adjusts to the genre being played and a new Game to Go Mode that allows you to save your profiles onto a USB flash drive for the go.

That was what was presented on official information so far, but we do get some more information from both the predecessor and the images supplied. The XL2730 has built-in USB 3.0 and audio hub and a retractable headphone rest on the side. There is a long list of connections available spanning the entire width of the monitor, but we can’t spot which ones they are.

It also comes with the carrying handle at the top and the round S Switch Arc for easy configuration changes on the fly. We can also assume that it will be a 144Hz monitor with 1ms grey to grey response time. The 24-inch model had a 1080p resolution, but it’s currently unknown if the 27-inch model will increase that to 1444p or stay the same; CES 2015 will tell us more.

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BenQ Announces Wide-Quad High-Definition XL2730Z 27″ Gaming Monitor

BenQ has started to present their CES 2015 line-up, and among it is the 27-inch XL2730Z monitor with a WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution and equipped with Gaming Refresh-rate Optimization Management (GROM). The GROM allows gamers to tweak preferences such as display resolution, screen sizes, and refresh rates. Speaking of refresh rates, this is a 144Hz monitor with a 1ms grey-to-grey response time and with adaptive sync function.

For better images and less eyestrain, the monitor features RevolutionEyes technology that eliminates backlight flickering at all brightness levels, reduced blue light technology for reduced exposure of the blue spectrum, and BenQ’s Black Equalizer, Motion Blur Reduction 2.0, Auto Game and Game to Go modes.

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Dell UP2715K Expected in December for Less than $2K

Dell is full of good display news today, this time regarding the world’s first 5K monitor that is about to hit the market. Sources now say that the Dell UP2715K will retail for less than $2000 despite the current official $2500 listing and there is more good news on as it could arrive as early as December.

We’ve seen Apple launch their iMac with a 5K screen, but so far anyone else hasn’t been able to get this resolution. Dell’s 27-inch monitor has a IPS display with GB-r-LED backlighting that offers a 5120 x 2880 resolution with a 8ms grey to grey response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen has a wide colour gamut with 99% Adobe RGB and 100% of sRGB coverage.

The optical bonding and anti-reflective coating used eliminates reflection from the LCD panel itself and the protective glass layer in front of it. This in return allows more light to be transmitted and dramatically improves clarity, vividness and contrast. Dell also gave it an anti-smudge coating to help you keep it clean.

There are a lot of options on how you want to use the monitor as it has VESA mounts as well as a stand that supports tilt, swivel, height and rotate adjustments. Sound is provided by integrated Harman Kardon 16W speakers and it has 6 USB 3.0 ports, two DisplayPort, one mini-DisplayPort as well as a card reader.

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Rumours Suggest 27-Inch iMac with 5K Retina Display

Most people believed that Apple would present a new iPad during their next press event in October, while other people leaned more towards a new Retina iMac; the latter won that argument according to the latest rumours, though one doesn’t necessarily exclude the other.

Citing an unnamed source familiar with Apple’s plans, Jack March confirms the rumour. According to his source, Apple are planning to launch a single Retina iMac at the next press event. The new 27″ iMac will use a 5K Retina panel with a resolution of 5120 x 2880. The resolution figures were previously leaked in the OS X Yosemite code a couple of weeks ago. The new 27″ model boasts double the resolution compared to the current, so it’s quite an upgrade.

The rest of the design is said to stay the same, and it won’t have the new USB Type-C port either: That’s not planned until the new 12″ Macbook Air. The only real difference between the new and the old model will the processor; besides the display of course. The new top iMac’s will sport the Intel i7-4790K that has a clock speed of 4 GHz and a Turbo up to 4.4 GHz.

The Broadwell CPU’s will likely be added in an update next year, but with their delay Apple has to stick with Haswell for now. The source also said the new product will include AMD graphics like the Late 2013 Mac Pro, the current iMacs use Nvidia GPU’s. What model it might be is pure speculation, maybe a Radeon R9 285?

The 21.5-inch model will sadly not get a Retina display and will stay at a 1920×1080 resolution. Just like the 27″ model it will keep its current design too. The source said that it was likely that the smaller model would get the Retina upgrade at the same time as the version with Broadwell processors start shipping.

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Samsung Uncovers Curved 27-Inch Monitor

Samsung have revealed details of their new 1080p curved monitor; which is geared towards a more immerse entertainment experience. The 27-inch Samsung S27D590CS is aimed at gamers and heavy video-watchers where the curved screen is meant to create a more subtle 3D effect with a greater sense of depth and wider field of view.

The monitor has a wide 178-degree viewing angle and a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution. The grey-to-grey response time is 4 ms and the screen has a refresh rate of 60 Hz. It has plenty of connection options with VGA D-sub, HDMI and DisplayPort. Besides a set of 5 watts dual speaker the monitor also has pass-through for headphones.

The monitor has a sleek design with a metallic silver stand and the thin black bezel; it doesn’t have many ergonomic options or abilities, but it can be tilted up and down from -2 to +20 degrees and it also supports 100 mm VESA wall mounts. I believe the size to be very fitting for a curved display, as the larger screens the effect is barely noticeable due to the width and on phones it’s more of a gimmick than anything else.

In theory at least, the curved design should allow for a smother view to the corners of the screen, as your eyes don’t need to refocus for the change in distance. This factor will be heavily increased when running multi-monitor setups, giving you a smooth view all the way to your peripheral vision.

The monitor has a MSRP of $430 and will go on sale in the US on October 1st. As for the rest of the world, your guess is a good as mine. While the specification don’t impress too much when looking at the price, you have to consider the fact that curved monitors still are a niche market; a premium has to be expected, but does it offer enough to convince you?

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Dell Demo Stunning 27-Inch 5K Monitor

That’s not a typo, Dell really are about to release a 5K monitor! The UP2715K packs a stunning 5120 x 2880 resolution display into a 27″ Crystal Clear panel. To put 5K into perspective, you’ll find a 4K panel represents 8.3 megapixels, which is nothing compared to the 14.7 megapixels of the 5K panel, a whopping 70% more pixels!

You can’t even run 5K over DisplayPort, the new Dell monitor was running off of two DisplayPort 1.2 ports via a Quadro K5000 card.

The panel features 218 pixels per square inch, a colour depth of 1 billion and features an extra miniDisplayPort to be used in 4K mode. No information on panel type, but given that this is a high-end flagship monitor, we doubt it will be a TN panel.

The monitor is set to be release later this year with a price of $2,499.99, a lot less than I was expecting, but still more money than I’ll be spending on monitors this year.

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New EIZO 27-inch ColorEdge Monitors Display 99% of the Adobe RGB Color Space

EIZO has announced two 27-inch monitors to its lineup, the ColorEdge CG277 and CX271 color management monitors, targeting professionals from digital photography, prepress, video editing, and other similar fields of expertise.

The ColorEdge CG277 and CX271 are said to offer a new wide IPS panel range which reproduces 99 percent of Adobe RGB color space, as well as dark tones which retain depth even when the screen is viewed at an angle in a dimly lit photographic or post production studio. Having LED technology, the monitors also reduce power consumption by 40 percent and uses brightness modulation technology to minimize flickering and eye fatigue.

“The calibration system is astonishing – for the first time I can calibrate my screen without professional help. The colors are entirely in line with what comes out of my large printers, so no guessing anymore; just true what you see is what you get.” said photographer Carl De Keyzer of Magnum Photos.

EIZO has been stated to use its own Digital Uniformity Equalizer technology, having Delta-E difference of three or less across the screen and also counterbalancing the influences which a fluctuating ambient temperature may have on color temperature and brightness. Another EIZO feature incorporated in the ColorEdge CG277 and CX271 is the ColorNavigator calibration software, which is used for setting the target values for brightness, gamma, and white point, and generating an ICC profile. The ColorNavigator even has a scheduling function that activates the self-calibration and self-correction functions for both monitors.

In terms of video editing, the ColorEdge CG277 presents a 3D look-up table which adjusts color individually on a RGB cubic table. Along with the ColorNavigator software’s emulation function, the 3D LUT is said to apply a film look to the image, allowing users to see how a preview image will be seen by their audience.

The ColorEdge CG277 and CX271 monitors have DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI-D connectivity, a 10-bit display with more than one billion colors displayed simultaneously from a 16-bit look-up table via the DisplayPort input, a USB hub with two upstream and downstream ports, stable brightness chromaticity and tone characteristics within seven minutes after power on, ergonomic stand with 25° tilt, 344° swivel, portrait mode, and 151.5 mm height adjustment, as well as a five-year manufacturer’s limited warranty including the LCD panel and a 12-month pixel defect warranty for the CG277 model.

Both the EIZO ColorEdge CG277 and CX271 monitors will start shipping late March or Early April, depending on country and release date. No price has been confirmed for either monitor just yet.

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ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor Announced By ASUS

ASUS announced the ROG Swift PG278Q 27-inch gaming monitor. The Swift PG278Q features a WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, fast 120+ Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and a full range of ergonomic adjustments. It also features ASUS GamePlus and NVIDIA® G-SYNC technologies that are designed to deliver the ultimate gaming experience.

Experience Immersive Gaming and Outstanding Visuals
Say goodbye to motion blur and lag with 120+ Hz refresh rate and 1ms response times for a competitive advantage in all your games, thanks to smoother gameplay and on-screen responsiveness. The ROG Swift PG278Q also features GamePlus, an exclusive ASUS feature.
GamePlus is a OSD overlay that enables crosshair and timer functions to be displayed on the monitor. Gamers can select from four different crosshair types to suit the gaming environment, while the timer function allows players to track elapsed time in real-time strategy games. These tools allow gamers to practice and improve their gaming skills.
The ROG Swift PG278Q provides an array of options that include DisplayPort 1.2 for native WQHD output, dual USB 3.0 ports, VESA wall mount capability and a versatile stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for an ideal viewing position while playing the latest game titles.
The smart cable management feature rids your desktop of tangled wires, while the super narrow 6mm bezel ensures the ROG Swift PG278Q is an ideal choice for seamless multi-display gaming setups. Another nod to gamers and improving the user experience is a 5-way joystick that allows the user to easily navigate the OSD and make quick monitor adjustments.

The World’s First and Fastest WQHD Monitor powered by NVIDIA G-SYNC
The ROG Swift PG278Q is also the world’s first WQHD monitor powered by NVIDIA® G-SYNC technology. NVIDIA® G-SYNC, a breakthrough in display technology, synchronizes the display’s refresh rates to the GPU. The ROG Swift PG278Q eliminates screen tearing, minimizes stutter and input lag to deliver the smoothest gaming experience possible. With G-SYNC technology objects look sharper and more vibrant, while gameplay is more fluid and responsive.

ROG Swift PG278Q will be available in the UK in early Q2. A price has not yet been revealed.


  • ROG Swift PG278Q
  • Display: 27-inch WQHD 2560 × 1440 (16:9)
  • Narrow 6mm bezel designed for multi-monitor setup
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.233mm
  • Brightness: 350cd/m²
  • Display Colors: 16.7M
  • Refresh Rate: Over 120 Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms (GTG)
  • Connectivity: 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • Stand Adjustments: tilt (+20° ~ -5°), swivel (+60° ~ -60°), pivot (90° clockwise), height adjustment (0 ~ 120mm)
  • VESA-wall mountable (100 × 100mm)
  • Special ASUS Features: GamePlus and 5-way joystick OSD navigation

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BenQ XL2720Z 27″ Pro Gaming Monitor Launched

BenQ has launched a new 27-inch professional gaming monitor called the XL2720Z. The new monitor incorporates several technologies aiming to enhance your gaming enjoyment including Gaming Refresh Rate Optimization Management or GROM for short, Motion Blur Reduction technology and Low Blue Light technology. All together BenQ hopes these enhancements will bring you “striking visual clarity, seamless fluidity and great gaming comfort”.

The 27-inch 1080p monitor is specifically targeted towards “competitive FPS game play,” says BenQ. The headlining features of this gaming monitor try to alleviate annoying performance sapping traits of lesser-monitors during fast paced gameplay by reducing motion blur and implementing the patented GROM system while making users more comfortable over extended sessions with flicker-free and Low Blue Light technology.


Black eQualizer settings are BenQ’s profiles for displaying dark shadowy scenes without over-exposing the bright areas “enabling gamers to spot their enemies easily in critical combat and react quickly in any situation”. The XL2720Z also offers a fast response time of 1ms grey-to-grey.

As well as the gaming orientated hardware features mentioned above BenQ has a Game Mode Loader which enables users to download “special gaming preset calibration used by well-known gamers so you can see what the pros see”.

You can use these presents or customise them and save your own. Presents are also assignable to the ‘S Switch’, a mouse like monitor dongle for quick access (see below). The XL2720Z is also certified as NVIDIA 3D Vision 2-ready with NVIDIA 3D LightBoost technology.

The BenQ XL2720Z 27″ Pro Gaming monitor will be available in this month, however a price has yet to be determined.

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