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July 23, 2017

Buyer Beware: Dell U2518D HDR Monitor Has Fake HDR

Dell recently introduced their new U2518D 2560×1440 monitor which on paper is a pretty good monitor. The U2518D is a 25-inch 2560×1440 WQHD resolution IPS monitor capable of up to 99% sRGB coverage, 350 cd/m² maximum brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and a 5ms GTG response time.

The only problem? Dell advertises that it includes a feature called “Dell HDR” which sounds a lot like HDR (High Dynamic Range), but it’s not. In fact, it’s not even close. According to Dell, “Dell’s HDR feature has been designed with a PC user in mind and supports specifications that are different from existing TV standards for HDR.” Hmm… [...]

 
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June 19, 2017

Samsung Announces CHG90 UltraWide HDR Gaming Monitor

Samsung now has the biggest monitor on the market with the announcement of its CHG90 HDR gaming monitor.

The CHG90 comes in a whopping 49-inch form factor. Yep. You read that right – a full 49 inches. For those of you yearning for a larger, wider monitor monitor, it doesn’t get bigger than this.

Having a 49″ monster monitor erected in your face can make your head spin and that’s why the CHG90 features an 1800R curvature for your viewing pleasure. With all that wideness is also a wider resolution of 3,840×1080, the combined resolution of two 1080p monitors placed next to each other.

Being one of Samsung’s top-end displays, [...]

 
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August 3, 2017

Alienware Announces Gaming Mice, Keyboards, Monitors

Ever wanted a new Alienware branded mouse, keyboard, and monitor to go with your new Alienware Area 51 gaming PC? Yeah, you did! That’s why Alienware is announcing a host of new gaming mice, keyboards, and monitors to fulfill your needs.

 

Alienware Gaming Mice

Alienware is launching two new Alienware gaming mice, the Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse (AW558) and the Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse (AW958). The main features of the Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse include on-the-fly DPI switching, nine buttons, fully adjustable RGB lighting and up to three levels of DPI switching. Building on top of that, the Alienware Elite [...]

 
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July 31, 2017

Nixeus EDG 27 1440p, 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor Now Available

Back at CES this year, we got an exclusive look at a then prototype 1440p, 30-144Hz IPS FreeSync-enabled gaming monitor from our friends at Nixeus, now it has a name and is available for purchase today.

The all-new Nixeus EDG 27 retails for $499, making it one of the best values for a high-end gaming monitor available, and the world’s first FreeSync monitor pairing a variable refresh rate range of 30-144Hz with an IPS display and a 1440p resolution.

It’s clear that Nixeus looks to have a real contender on its hands with the EDG 27, but we’ll have to wait until we can test it ourselves before we can say for sure. Still, anyone in the [...]

 
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May 28, 2017

Acer Launches Predator Z35P Gaming Monitor: 35-inch, 3440×1440, AMVA, G-Sync

For those who enjoy the experience of massive gaming monitors, Acer is quietly launching an updated version of the Predator Z35, the Predator Z35P.

The Acer Predator Z35 is one of the most impressive monitors on the market featuring 35-inches of screen real estate, Nvidia G-Sync support, and a refresh rate of up to 200Hz; however, with a lowly resolution of just 2560×1080, it’s a bit low for 2017.

Given that the resolution is clearly lacking, Acer’s new Predator Z35P remedies this issue by equipping the monitor with a new 35-inch AMVA+ 1800R curved panel featuring a native resolution of up to 3560×1440 (21:9 aspect ratio), 2500:1 [...]

 
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April 19, 2017

AOC Launches Monster 40-inch Curved 4K UHD 10-bit MVA Panel Monitor

Thought you had something special with your puny 32″ 4K monitor? Think again.

AOC recently announced their new C4008VU8 monitor for those who want the ultimate immersive experience. Spanning across a massive 40-inches, the C4008VU8 is one of the most full featured monitors on the market featuring a 4K UHD resolution, 10-bit color, and MVA panel technology capable of reproducing 85% of the NTSC wide color gamut. Unfortunately for gamers, refresh rate is capped at the standard 60Hz.

Key Features

40” curved VA panel with 3840 x 2160 4K UHD Resolution 85% NTSC Wide Color Gamut and 10-bit colors 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI 1.4 (MHL), 1 x HDMI 2.0 (MHL), 2 x DP [...]
 
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March 24, 2017

Dell’s New 32-inch 8K HDR Monitor is Now Available for Pre-Order

 

If you’ve ever craved for display resolutions higher than 4K, the Dell UltraSharp UP3218 is ready to answer your call.

As one of a handful of monitors that offer 8K resolution with HDR support, the Dell UltraSharp UP3218 is ready to be deployed for creative and design work. At the heart of the Dell UltraSharp UP3218 is a anti-reflective coated 7,680 x 4,320p 60hz 10-bit IPS panel supporting a color depth of 1.07 billion colors, 100% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB, 100% Rec709 and 98% DCI-P3 color gamuts. It also features a contrast ratio of 1300:1, response time of 6ms grey to grey and a brightness of 400 nits.

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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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