ACER Reveal Worlds First Curved Monitor with G-SYNC

There are several big innovations happening in the world of digital displays right now, two of the biggest are curved displays and G-SYNC, so why not go for double the fun and create a monitor that sports both of these technologies! Acer has just announced its new 34″ curved 21:9 ultra-wide XR341CKA monitor, making it the first monitor in the world to support both a curved display and the impressive G-SYNC technology.

This is great news for gamers as the 21:9 ultra-wide form factor is excellent for providing extra immersion while gaming, G-Sync will provide you with tear-free performance should your frame-rate take a dive and 34-inch of screen real estate will be fantastic for productivity.

The panel supports a 3440×1440 resolution, an IPS panel, a 178-degree viewing angle, 100% of the sRGB colour gamut; so it certainly ticks all the right boxes for a great monitor.

“Acer continues to showcase its commitment to PC gaming with the introduction of their new NVIDIA G-SYNC-enabled XR341CKA gaming monitor,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice-president of the GeForce business unit at NVIDIA. “The preferred choice of PC gamers everywhere is a GeForce GTX GPU, which when paired with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology is the only platform to deliver an ultra-smooth gaming experience across the entire spectrum of PC games.”

The monitor will also support a 6-axis colour adjustment, on-screen refresh rate readout, an adjustable stand, DisplayPort and HDMI input, built-in USB 3.0 hub and more. The downside? The monitor will take a chunk of $1299/1399 EUR out of your wallet. The new display is expected to launch in North America in September and Europe in August.

New 34″ Ultra-Wide Display Released by Philips Featuring MHL-Capable HDMI

Philips has just added a new 34″ ultra-wide display to their range of products. The new display product code is BDM3470UP and it looks perfect for anyone who is looking for a display to work with in applications that require a big landscape-mode solution.

Brief specs can be seen below:

  • 3440 x 1440 pixel resolution
  • 5ms G2G response time
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 320 cd/m2 brightness
  • 178/178 viewing angles
  • 1.07b colour depth
  • W-LED backlight offering sRGB gamut

The BDM3470UP screen also features Philips’ SmartUniformity mode, using dedicated metrics to assess colour accuracy and deliver at least 95% average luminance uniformity. In terms of connectivity, the display comes with MHL-capable HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and VGA display ports, as well as 2 x USB 2.0 and 2 x USB 3.0 ports.

The 34″ display also features 2 x 3W stereo speakers and PiP / PbP support and allows the user to tilt, height, swivel and rotate as per preference. Philips is said to be selling the BDM3470UP at a price of €799.

Thank you Guru3D for providing us with this information

Dell U3415W Appears on Dell Website with Full Specifications

We had to be patient since we saw the gorgeous Dell U3415W unveiled about 3 months ago considering there weren’t that many details given at that time. The monitor has now finally been listed on Dell’s page, at least fully on the Hong Kong version with the rest looking to be in the update progress.

“Enter a new dimension of multitasking with a curved monitor that delivers an immersive, panoramic screen that surrounds your senses with amazingly detailed edge-to-edge WQHD (3440×1440) imagery and crystal-clear sound.”

The monitor allows for both Picture-by-picture as well as Picture-in-picture and has a built-in USB 3.0 hub and KVM switch for 2 computers. This way you can attach the monitor to two different systems and control both with the same keyboard and mouse combo.

The display can perform a resolution of 3440 x 1440 with 60Hz support. The IPS panel inside has a native grey to grey response time of 8ms with a boost mode to 5ms. It has a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles and 1.07b colour depth. The screen has a standard gamut of 99% sRGB coverage.

You could also connect your smartphone or tablet to these monitors using the mini-DisplayPort. The stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustments, but due to the shape of the screen there isn’t any rotation.

The full connectivities are 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x MHL, 1x mini-DisplayPort, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x DisplayPort out and 4x USB 3.0 ports with 2x USB 3.0 upstream ports. It also has integrated speakers with 9W output. The expected MSRP is less than $1200 and release date is expected within the next couple of month, maybe already in December.

Thanks to Dell for providing us with this information

Images courtesy of Dell

LG Reveals The First Ever 21:9 Ultra-Wide With An IPS Display

LG look set to dominate the higher end of the 21:9 ultra-wide display market as they become the first company to reveal an IPS display unit. IPS (In-plane Switching) has a greater viewing angle and are regarded as much more accurate in terms of colour reproduction, and of being a higher quality panel in general when compared to TN panels. There are a fair few 21:9 ultra-wide displays on the market right now, but all of them featured TN or similar panel technology and IPS were nowhere to be seen.

The new LG 34UC97 features a AH-IPS panel, with an ultra-wide 21:9 screen format and a resolution of 3440 x 1440 over is 32.7″ display; the viewing angle is an impressive 178/178 °. Connectivity is well catered for, with Thunderbolt 2 interface, 2 HDMI ports, DisplayPort and two USB 3.0 ports; the monitor also features a pair of MAXX Audio 7w speakers. All the usual high-end features are here too, such as the Adobe RGB colour Gamut (99%) standards, LG’s true colour pro calibration software; Dual Colour Space.

The monitor has already started shipping worldwide with a price of $1,299 and if professional content editors were staying away from curved displays due to the lack of IPS panels, this could be the one to tempt them over to a less flat work space.

Thank you Chiphell for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of Chiphell.

Stunning AOC U3477PQU 34-Inch WQHD Monitor Revealed

Huge banks of monitors in Eyefinity are no stranger to the enthusiast end of the PC market, but the latest monitor from AOC still manages to stand out from the crowd despite the fact that it is just a single screen. The new U3477PQU is an absolute monster of a display, clocking in a 34″ wide and running a WQHD panel that is sure to make cinema enthusiasts giddy with delight.

The display can churn out 1.07 billion colours, something that should reflect well from the 4.95 million pixels that its UltraWide Panoramic 21:9 cinema display offers. With a resolution of 3440 x 1440 and a 60Hz refresh rate. this screen is going to offer some serious resolution real estate to improve productivity, movie watching gaming and more. You can even split the display to game on one side and watch a movie or work on the other.

Other bonuses come in the form of two 3w speakers, a slim bezel design, high-grade IPS panel with up to 178 degree of both vertical and horizontal viewing angle, a luminosity of 320 cd/m2, 5ms response time, USB 3.0 ports, DisplayPort, HDML and MHL functionality. The whole thing comes backed up by a 3 year warranty and will set you back £499 (MSRP) incl. VAT, that’s a lot of money, but given the feature set on offer I think it’s incredible value for money.

Thank you TechPowerUp for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of TechPowerUp.

LG Launching 4K 31-inch Ultra-Wide Panel In January

LG have been pushing 21:9 monitor tech hard this year and rightly so! The screens look absolutely incredible, but now they’re about to get even better as LG prepare to launch their first 4K panel. The 31-inch ultra-widescreen 21:9 31MU95 display packs a DCI 4K 4096 x 2160 IPS panel, a significant resolution boost compared to the 3840 x 2160 16:9 panels that we currently see wearing the 4K moniker.

The new 21:9 format that LG is using is the same as that offered up by the RED Epic and RED Scalet cameras, while also offering supporting Thunderbolt 2 (20Gbps) throughput, a technology that will allow you to monitor 4K footage and back it up at the same time! Making it ideal for movie makers.

The display will also be available in 34-inch and 29-inch model featuring a 3440 x 1440 resolution, capable of displaying 99% of the sRGB gamut and all come with LG’ True Colour Calibration Software. There is no word on pricing just yet, but a few thousand dollars would be a safe bet.

Thank you Engadget for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Engadget.