AOC Launches U2477PWQ 23.6″ 4K 60Hz Monitor

UHD 4K resolution has made its entry all the way down to smartphones and tablets, but most desktop monitors are still quite large and maybe not the best suitable solution for tight office spaces. That doesn’t mean that you don’t want the extra clarity and resolution that a 4K panel can provide and for that AOC launched the compact 23.6-inch U2477PWQ monitor sporting HDMI 2.0 and 60Hz at a 3840 x 2160 resolution.

The PLS panel delivers a good colour uniformity at any viewing angle (178/178 degrees) and exploits 100% of the sRGB colour gamut. A 4ms response time might not be the fastest, but anything below 5ms should be usable for gaming too.

The AOC U2477PWQ comes with DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, DVI and VGA for connectivity to pretty much any device. If your smart devices are compatible, then the MHL allows you to both display content from a smartphone or tablet directly on the monitor while charging it at the same time. The flicker-free technology should also help reduce eye stress while using the monitor, something everyone can appreciate that has worked at a monitor for longer periods of time.

The included and pretty stylish stand allows for a pivot, but not swivel. You can tilt it -5 to plus 23 degrees and adjust the height with up to 130mm. Should this not be sufficient, then you can mount it on a 100×100 VESA compatible arm or stand.

The AOC U2477PWQ will be available in November 2015. The MSRP will be £289. As with all of its displays, AOC offers a 3-year warranty with on-site exchange service.

ASUS Unveils ProArt 4K UHD Monitor at Computex

Computex 2015: ASUS didn’t just have a the Zenfone Selfie in the bag and also unveiled the new ASUS ProArt monitor with spectacular color and 4K UHD resolution.

The new 4K UHD monitor provides 100% Adobe True Color reproduction with a 16- bit look-up table for high-fidelity color and it is factory pre-calibrated for accurate color rendering.

The ASUS ProArt Monitor PA329Q features a UHD resolution of 3840×2160 pixels as well as a 178 degree viewing angle on the 32-inch sized panel.

The whole thing is topped off with an ultra-narrow bezel, perfect for multi-monitor setups.

BenQ Started to Ship Their 84-Inch 4K Multitouch Panels

BenQ’s huge RP840G ten-point multitouch, 84-inch, 4K UHD interactive display has started to ship now and it looks great. It is intended for use in conference rooms, classrooms, and similar situations, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want one of these for my living room.

The RP840G provides multiplatform compatibility with Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS, has multi-PC touch control via USB, and QCast software to share content easily from any PC or smart device. It also has hotkeys directly on the front of the bezel for easier overall operation.

The panel facilitates easy IT maintenance using BenQ’s Multiple Display Administrator (MDA) software that provides remote management over the LAN connection that includes offsite shutdown. The included DisplayNote teaching software enables audience members to collaborate and contribute to any presentation in real-time via their tablets or laptops.

“Our RP840G multitouch panel was designed to provide an incredible value proposition for today’s connected environments,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “By providing 4K UHD resolution and 10 touch points across 84 inches, the panel allows for presenters to easily interact with any onscreen content. To further increase collaboration, the display lets users pair their handheld devices, bringing audience participation to an entirely new level.”

As an added bonus, BenQ has partnered with Omnivision to bundle the Omnitapps Showcase interactive software with the RP840G for free. Omnitapps Showcase is an entry-level, multitouch display software tool ideally suited for any location that requires the ability to communicate with users and customers in a highly intuitive and interactive manner.

Sadly no word on pricing on this monster of a monitor. I guess the BenQ RP840G is one of those things where you just don’t ask for a price.

Thanks to BenQ for providing us with this information

ASUS Announces PB279Q: 10-bit, 4K Monitor With 100% sRGB Color Gamut

ASUS announced the new PB279Q 4K/UHD monitor designed for prosumers and gamers alike. The new monitor has a 27-inch IPS display and uses a 16:9 ratio 3840 x 2160 resolution with a pixel density of 163 PPI. The 100% sRGB gamut and 10-bit colour technology will give you a billion colours displayed perfectly, may it be to view the mountains and valleys of Kyrat in FarCry 4, or your pictures and videos of the great outdoors.

The monitor has plenty of connection options with one DisplayPort, one miniDisplayPort and four HDMI ports, but it’s only the DisplayPort connections that support 60Hz. ASUS also added its EyeCare technology, consisting of a DC-controlled WLED backlight to completely avoid PWM flicker, and low-blue light modes to reduce eye-strain. Further ASUS-exclusive technologies inside include SplendidPlus Video Intelligence Technology with eight display modes, QuickFit Virtual Scale, VividPixel Technology and GamePlus Technology.

The PB279Q isn’t the fastest on the block with the 5ms grey-to-grey refresh rate, but it should be enough for enjoyable gaming as well as anything else. Picture in Picture and Picture by Picture modes further enhance the abilities of this large display that comes with a narrow 9mm bezel.

The ASUS PB279Q will be available from mid-December in Taiwan, Asia Pacific, and Europe. Prices start from $799 USD and may vary by region. Overclockers UK have it listed as pre-order with an estimated arrival on the 19th and with a price of £679.99.

Specifications:

  • 27-inches, 16:9
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz via DisplayPort/Mini DisplayPort
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz via via HDMI
  • 1.07 billion colors (10-bit)
  • 300cd/m² brightness
  • Pixel pitch 0.155mm / 163 PPI
  • Viewing angles 178 degrees (H) / 178 degrees (V)
  • Brightness (max) 300cd/m2
  • Contrast ratio 100,000,000:1
  • Audio 2-Watt stereo speakers
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x Mini DisplayPort (mDP) 1.2, 4 x HDMI/MHL, 3.5mm Earphone-out, 3.5mm Audio-in
  • Stand Tilt: +20°~-5°, Swivel: ±60°, Pivot: 90° clockwise
  • Height adjustment: 0~150mm
  • VESA wall mount: 100 x 100mm
  • Size (WxHxD) 640.78 x 429.84 (lowest) x 240mm (With stand) and 624.96 x 368.23 x 58.8mm (Without stand)
  • Estimated Weight: 7.7kg

Thanks to ASUS for providing us with this information

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Phillips Launches Massive 40-Inch 4K Monitor

If you’re like me and want a big screen for the living room, but are sick of paying for TV receivers you never use as you stream all your content, then Phillips might have you covered with their latest monitor. The new massive BDM4065UC has a 40-inch 4K panel, offering Ultra-HD resolution up to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

The massive 40-inch monitor helps to display the high 4K resolution a lot better due to a more native pixel pitch and font sizes. This prevents the issues smaller monitors might have with the scaling of the content. The new BDM4065UC is based on a vertical alignment panel and supports 60Hz refresh rates when connected through a DisplayPort connection. The contrast is 5000:1, the brightness is 300 cd/m2 and the viewing angle is 176 degrees both horizontal and vertical.

The screen surface is a semi-glossy and anti-glare which is said to be pleasing by those who have experienced the monitor at IFA Berlin. Philips quote a 3ms Grey to Grey response time with their SmartResponse pixel overdrive technology (8.5ms typical with a lower setting), but those specs should be taken with a pinch of salt given the VA panel technology.

The Phillips BDM4065UC monitor has a built-in four-port USB 3.0 hub with fast charging technology for easy connectivity. Display connections are covered by a D-Sub RS232, a DisplayPort, a Mini DisplayPort and two HDMI 1.4 ports. One of the HDMI ports supports MHL, but none of them support 60Hz in 4K due to them being version 1.4. Luckily that is covered by the two DisplayPort connections. It further has an analog audio in and output for headset as well as two built-in 7W stereo speakers.

Other features included are picture in picture and picture by picture. The monitors are expected at retailers around the 8th December according the search-probes and will cost less than £600 including VAT.

Thanks to TFTcentral for providing us with this information

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ACER Predator XB280HK Final Details and Dates Revealed

In a press release, Acer Announces Full Line of 4K2K and WQHD Resolution Monitors – Bigger screens, sharper images plus smart colour control and eye protection technologies to provide comfortable viewing. The comprehensive line-up of high resolution monitors with screens up to 32 inches and sharper images in 4K2K and WQHD resolutions come with features such as Acer ColorPlus and Acer EyeProtect for a more immersive and comfortable visual experience. Acer will also be the world’s first to launch the 4K2K monitor in 32-inch screen size.

Acer has three high resolution monitor series designed for individual, SMB, or corporate professionals who specialize in visual and gaming or work with complex data.

  • Acer B6 specialty series designed for the commercial market with up to a 32-inch screen, features an ergonomic stand that allows the display to tilt -5 to 35 degrees and swivel 60 degrees to the left or right for maximum user comfort.
  • Acer CB0 series for the prosumer market includes SMB and home offices, and features Acer EyeProtect and ColorPlus technologies to improve work productivity.
  • Acer XB0 series for avid gamers; when used with a GeForce® GTX-powered PC, NVIDIA® G-SYNC display technology eliminates screen tearing and minimizes display stutter and input lag to deliver smoother, faster, and more responsive gaming.

The new high resolution monitors with 27-32-inch screens offer more real estate to display expansive content. They display sharper images in 2560 x 1440 pixels WQHD and 3840 x 2160 pixels 4K2K, presenting stunning high quality images for outstanding visual enjoyment. On the 21:9 aspect ratio models, users can view dual screens in landscape mode for convenient multi-tasking, or switch to portrait mode for viewing lengthy webpages or data with less page scrolling.

Acer ColorPlus is a set of technologies that ensures real and consistent colour output in addition to sharper and clearer visuals. Built-in 100% sRGB color correction technology delivers high colour accuracy and colour space reproduction, while the wide colour gamut provides rich, natural colours desired by design professionals and photo enthusiasts. A 6-axis colour independent adjustment permits precise colour and saturation control for customized settings. The 178 degrees wide viewing angle preserves image clarity and prime colours without shift or image distortion. In addition, super sharpness technology optimizes images from a lower resolution for clearer image quality, for example, optimizing a 1080p photo on a high resolution monitor.

Acer EyeProtect incorporates several features that take into consideration prolonged usage by heavy users such as programmers, writers, and graphic designers to reduce eye strain. It includes flicker-less technology that eliminates screen flicker for comfortable viewing through a stable supply of power; the ComfyView display reduces reflection from light sources on the non-glare panel; and low-dimming technology enables brightness settings down to 15 percent in darker environments to reduce eye fatigue, while working in non-optimal lighting conditions.

The Acer B6 Specialty, CB0 and XB0 series high resolution monitors have started shipping worldwide and retailers are taking orders. In Germany the XBo series with G-SYNC is available at cyberport for €599 and in the UK it’s available at Overclockers UK for £499.99 incl. VAT. Estimated time of arrival is the 5th September.

Thank you Acer for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Overclockers UK.

AOC Reveals First Affordable High-End 4K Resolution 28″ Display In London

The display industry has been cooking up new ways to improve our visual experience for some time now, from 3D features to Virtual Reality gear which isn’t quite ready just yet. However, the latter is not always useful in all areas, therefore the focus has been shifted to 4K technology it seems.

Whether designing, gaming or entertainment activities is in order, 4K technology will always do the trick. This might have sounded appealing to most in the past, but actually acquiring one meant selling an arm and a leg, since the prices were well into the thousands and even more in some cases. No, the price has drastically dropped to around £600 or less for most 4K displays which also meant a drop in specs, but not for AOC and their new 28″ display it seems.

AOC has revealed this first affordable gaming high-spec 28″ display, the U2868Pqu, at the PC Retail Bootcamp event in London. It features a 1ms response timing, which means users do not have to worry about ghosting problems at all, a 300 cd/m brightness rate for high contrast and a 60 Hz refresh rate. These features can be found on its 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution, making it a must-have item when it comes to enthusiastic gamers or even designers.

In terms of connectivity, the U2868Pqu comes with Dual-Link DVI, HDMI and Display Port support, having additional built-in speakers. However, gaming enthusiast will not be quite fond of the speakers, but nonetheless it comes as an additional support when in need of an output device.

In terms of a specific price, Amazon.co.uk has listed the display at a price of £537.60, giving it a release date set for the 1st of June.

Thank you KitGuru for providing us with this information
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