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February 8, 2017

CES 2017: Samsung Displays Stunning CF791, CH711, UH750 Quantum Dot Displays

Samsung is one of the largest manufacturers of LCD panels in the world, so it’s natural that they had quite a few displays to show at CES. While their new QLED TVs were the highlight of the show, Samsung also showed off a slew of monitors based on their Quantum Dot display technology.

 

CF791 34″

The most impressive of Samsung’s displays is the Samsung CF791. Spanning across 34-inches of ultrawide screen real estate, the Samsung CF791 features a VA panel with Quantum Dot technology which allows the display to achieve a contrast ratio of 3,000:1 and 125% sRGB coverage. It also features a WQHD resolution of 3440×1440, 4ms [...]

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January 31, 2017

LG UltraFine 5K Display Discovered to Have Issues When Used Near Routers

After Apple decided to drop out of the monitor market after years of selling their beautiful Cinema Displays, the position of its beloved Thunderbolt Display is now being filled by the LG with their new UltraFine 5K display. Sporting a modern design, the LG UltraFine 5K features a IPS panel with a resolution of 5120 x 2880, packing a whopping 14.7 million pixels into the 27-inch display.

While the display is unquestionably one of the most beautiful ever made, it has recently been discovered that there’s a pretty big problem – the display stops working when it’s in close proximity of a router. According to 9to5 Mac, the screen would flicker when [...]

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January 21, 2017

AOC Announces Agon 35-inch Curved Ultrawide QHD G-Sync Gaming Monitor

 

AOC has announced the latest in its lineup of Agon gaming monitors: the AG352UCG is a 35-inch, 3440 x  1440 ultrawide gaming monitor which features NVIDIA’s G-Sync variable refresh rate technology.

Agon AG352UCG Ultrawide G-Sync Gaming Monitor

The AG352UCG features an AU Optronics VA panel with a maximum refresh rate of 100Hz, along with a 4ms response time. The panel boasts an impressive 100% sRGB color coverage, in addition to a 2000R curvature. That said, not all things are equal as the brightness is set to a mere 300 nits. This is somewhat compensated by the 2500:1 contrast ratio as well as the 178-degree viewing angles. 

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January 9, 2017

CES 2017: Razer Demos Project Valerie Triple Display Laptop, Project Ariana Gaming Projector

At CES 2017, we got a chance to visit the Razer booth before all their stuff was stolen. Two products are under the spotlight at Razer’s CES booth included Project Ariana and Project Valerie. While both products are considered to be proof of concept, Razer did have the prototypes to show off.

 

Project Valerie

At the very front of the booth is Razer’s biggest eye catcher: a gaming laptop featuring triple 4K displays dubbed project Valerie. This 12lb colossus is Razer’s solution of making a triple monitor setup as compact as possible. In the private press booth, Razer had a demo running Battlefield 1 at practically 12K.

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January 9, 2017

Multiple Razer Prototypes Stolen from CES 2017 Show Floor

Some very unfortunate news came from Razer CEO, Min-Liang Tan, as he recently reported that two of Razer’s prototype devices had been stolen from the CES 2017 show floor. According to the post:

“I’ve just been informed that two of our prototypes were stolen from our booth at CES today.

We have filed the necessary reports and are currently working with the show management as well as law enforcement to address this issue.

At Razer, we play hard and we play fair. Our teams worked months on end to conceptualize and develop these units and we pride ourselves in pushing the envelope to deliver the latest and greatest.

We treat [...]

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January 7, 2017

Exclusive: Nixeus Displays 27-inch 1440p 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor, 32-inch 4K FreeSync Monitor

Far removed from the craze of CES 2017, we had the chance to meet with Nixeus, a company best known for their fairly inexpensive and featured packed gaming monitors with arguably the most popular of which being the Nixeus NX-VUE24, the world’s first 30-144Hz variable refresh rate 24-inch 1080p FreeSync monitor. At CES 2017, Nixeus recently gave us an exclusive look at a few of their latest monitors, one of which follows the footsteps of the Nixeus NX-VUE24.

 

Nixeus Unveils World’s First 27-inch 1440p, 30-144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor

While the name has not yet been finalized, the first of the new displays is a 27-inch 1440p FreeSync gaming [...]

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January 6, 2017

CES 2017: NVIDIA Announces G-Sync HDR, First Displays Available 2Q2017

Following AMD’s recent FreeSync 2 announcement, Nvidia countered with G-Sync HDR, which is an evolution of the existing G-Sync technology with the addition of HDR (High Dynamic Range) support.

 

First Two G-SYNC HDR Displays from ASUS and Acer

In conjunction with the launch, Nvidia announced that two of its partners, Acer and ASUS, will launch the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ and Acer Predator XB272-HDR which will support G-Sync HDR at launch. According to Nvidia, these new displays were created in conjunction with AU Optronics designed specifically for gaming, which means it’ll feature very little to no input latency and a 144Hz [...]

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December 28, 2016

Samsung Announces CH711 Quantum Dot Gaming Monitor Ahead of CES 2017

For CES 2017, Samsung will be launching their new CH711 Quantum Dot curved monitor designed specifically for gamers in mind. Available in 27-inch and 31.5-inch variants, the CH711 will feature Samsung’s Quantum Dot display technology, a 2,560 x 1,440 WQHD resolution and 125% sRGB color coverage. It’ll also feature an 1,800R curvature and an ultrawide 178-degree viewing angle so the picture will be accurate from virtually anywhere in the room.

The CH711 Quantum Dot will be showcased at CES 2017 and is expected to be available in early 2017. Pricing information is unavailable at this time.

Over the next week, we’ll be putting hands on the [...]

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November 2, 2016

Samsung Bundling Watch Dogs 2 with Select Samsung SSDs, Curved Gaming Monitors

In a recent announcement, Samsung revealed that they’ll be bundling the upcoming Watch Dogs 2 game with the purchase of select Samsung SSDs 500GB and above or Samsung curved gaming monitors for the holiday season.

Watch Dogs 2, the sequel to Watch Dogs, is one of the most highly anticipated games of this year. The game is an open world action adventure game following hacker Marcus Holloway, a hacker who goes around a fictional version of the city of San Francisco taking down the city’s ctOS 2.0 surveillance system.

Samsung will begin offering the Watch Dogs 2 bundle beginning now through December 31, 2016 or while supplies last.

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October 28, 2016

Samsung Investing Record 27 Trillion Won into Facilities This Year

While the failure of a product launch as big as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 would typically cripple a normal company, Samsung doesn’t seem to be skipping a beat, recently telling investors that they’ll be spending a record 27 Trillion Won ($23.59 Billion USD) this year with a majority of it happening in the 4th quarter.

Up until 3Q2016, Samsung had already invested 14.7 Trillion Won ($12.84 Billion USD), which is quite a bit compared to R&D and facilities spending for most tech firms however, in 4Q2016 alone Samsung is expecting to invest another 12.3 Trillion Won ($10.75 Billion USD). According to Samsung, the largest portion of the investment will go to [...]

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