Sharp may look like it’s in trouble, but that’s not stopping it bringing new displays to the market, including today’s announcement of the AQUOS Quattron 3D XL TV line. Behind the mouthful of acronyms, these LED-backlit LCD panels are the first to feature Sharp’s Moth-Eye technology, designed to reduce glare and pump out bright colors, as well as a deep black. The company’s ‘four primary color’ tech is partly responsible for the rich output, which squeezes a yellow sub-pixel in with the standard R, G and B. All the panels run at 1,920 x 1,080, as you’d expect, sport a 10 million to 1 contrast ratio and use five speakers to deliver audio. Prices aren’t fixed, but the 46-, 52- and 80-inch models will be released in Japan on December 15th, while the 60- and 70-inch variants will come slightly earlier, on November 30th. You’re going to have to be quick on launch day, though — only 10,000 units are expected to be available in the first month.
Only a couple of months have passed since ViewSonic announced its new pair of wallet-friendly VA12 monitors as well as that larger, energy-efficient 27-inch VX2703mh-LED. Fast forward to today, and the company’s back with a trio of fresh VX70Smh-LED panels, including a lavish 27-incher in the VX2770Smh-LED, plus a couple of 22- and 23-inch monitors for those who prefer something a bit more conservative — all of which are equipped with IPS technology, a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution (30,000,000:1 MEGA Dynamic Contrast Ratio) and SRS Premium Sound. ViewSonic has said both the 23- and 27-inch VX70Smh-LEDs will be available “early October” for $189 and $319, respectively, while the smaller 22-inch VX2270Smh-LED is expected to hit shelves around December with a $159 price tag.
While Sony’s current lineup of HDTVs has so far topped out with the HX929/920 series that’s been kicking around since 2011, in Japan it has just unveiled a new top of the line model: the HX950. Often rumored in the last few months, it’s available in 65- or 55-inch varieties and features Sony’s now-trademark monolithic style as well as “Intelligent Peak LED” backlighting. Although Sony’s brand name for the tech doesn’t exactly reveal how it works, information leaks have suggested it is full array LED backlighting and not edge based, although we don’t know how many zones (individually controlled light sources) are in play. What we do know, however is that it claims to outperform the LED backlighting in the old 929 quite handily, although we’ll let our eyes be the judge of that.
It also includes MotionFlow XR960 (800 in the US) motion processing tech that can create 240fps from 60 frames and a glass panel mounted to the LCD itself with a special type of resin designed specifically to reduce glare. Finally, there’s also the usual add-ins like 3D and Sony Entertainment Network streaming video. We haven’t seen any European or US information for this model yet, although with IFA 2012 under way and CEDIA coming up that may change quickly. Currently pricing in Japan for the 65-inch is expected to be around 650,000 yen or $8,269 when it ships November 10th, but we should mention actual US prices are typically much lower than a direct conversion. Unofficially, one retailer is already listing the 55- and 65-inch models for sale in the US for $3,499 and $5,499, respectively, although we’d take that with a grain of salt until we know for sure.
Samsung wasn’t saying much about US availability when it showed off its new Series 9 monitor back at CES in January, but it’s now finally confirmed that it will be available at a number of different retailers starting June 29th (following a brief “prelaunch” period with Newegg). Coming in at the expected $1,199.99, this one is a 16:9 LED PLS monitor, and it packs a suitably high-end 2560 x 1440 resolution along with most of the other features you’d expect from a $1,200 monitor: HDMI, DVI and a pair of USB ports, an all glass and metal enclosure, and support for MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets. Those curious can find a full rundown of the rest of the specs at the source link below.
While we’re still waiting for Toshiba to deliver its top of the line 55X3 HDTV with 4K resolution and glasses-free 3D technology here in the US, it just announced a step-down model in Japan. The Regza 55XS5 keeps the 3840 x 2160 LCD panel, but switches to edge LED lighting instead of local dimming and drops 3D altogether, autostereoscopic or otherwise. There’s a CEVO Duo image processing engine inside the slimmed-down frame upconverting your standard HDTV res inputs to QFHD, as well as support for apps and USB hard drive for recording broadcasts. This model should ship in June on the other side of the Pacific for an “open price” expected to be around 750,000 yen ($9,410 US), slightly lower than the X3′s 900,00 yen launch price last December.
Along with announcing the official release details for its 2012 Plasma and Smart Interaction TV lineup today, Samsung also introduced its Smart Touch Remote and Wireless Keyboard. Essentially serving as the replacement for its 2011 Qwerty remote, the new Touch variant will come included with the ES7500 and ES8000 LED models and E8000 Plasma display. The retro-looking slab features tactile controls for channel switching and adjusting volume on its edges, while the middle section is dedicated to gesture controls for interacting with services like Smart Hub. Notably, the remote also features a built-in microphone which will assist with voice controls if ya happen to be far away from your TV. Moving along for those who like to type, the Wireless Keyboard will be available separately and features most of what you’ll find on the remote cleanly affixed on its right side. We’re also told that it’s compatible with both models of the Galaxy Tab 2.We haven’t heard any word on pricing or availability, but check out the gallery below and a cameo of the remote in the video past the break for further details.
Samsung’s CES 2012 press conference is going on right now, and it’s unveiling new products including the top of the line ES8000 LED model that packs a dual core CPU to run its apps, and an integrated camera and microphone for “Smart Interaction”. Beyond that, the “Smart Evolution” feature will let users swap out that dual core processor for something heftier later on if they want to upgrade. Finally “Smart Content” is the umbrella term for a wave content and apps including, of course, Angry Birds, and an upgraded version of AllShare that pulls from the cloud, and can even control other compatible devices. The ES8000 edge lit LED line ranges in size from 46- to 65-inches, and features Smart Interaction cameras and mics for videoconferencing as well as voice and gesture control. Check after the break for the press release with all the details, or follow along with our liveblog.
Toshiba is finally ready to bring its 55-inch, 4K res 3DTV home in Japan, and buyers will have their first chance to part with 900,000 yen ($11,578 US) on December 10th. The 55X3 (ZL2 in Europe) still doesn’t have a North American ship date, but we can still drool over its high res display and autostereoscopic (no glasses) 3D screen that adjusts for its viewers’ location based on face tracking technology, although that results in a resolution drop down to 720p. Our last time getting eyes-on with a prototype panelwas at CES and we probably won’t see it again until we’re back in Las Vegas in a few weeks, let’s hope all that CEVO Engine technology Toshiba’s plugged in for image processing makes it worth the wait… and the price.
Philips presenta il nuovo monitor aziendale PowerSensor 241P4QPYES/00, equipaggiato con tecnologia LED AMVA. Siamo in presenza di un monitor da 24 pollici progettato per i professionisti che trascorrono molte ore ogni giorno davanti allo schermo e hanno bisogno di display che li aiutino a essere più produttivi possibile.
La tecnologia AMVA (Advanced Multi-Domain Vertical Alignment) aumenta le prestazioni (in termini di visualizzazione) proprie degli schermi a retroilluminazione LED e offre un rapporto di contrasto statico molto elevato per immagini ancora più nitide e brillanti, assicurando che il lavoro davanti allo schermo non affatichi gli occhi. Tra le altre caratteristiche segnaliamo l’angolo di visuale 178/178 gradi e supporto allo standard Zero Watt.
ASUS presenta il nuovo monitor VG278H, dotato di un pannello LED da 27 pollici con risoluzione Full HD, rapporto di contrasto 50.000.000:1 e tempi di risposta di 2 ms. L’ASUS VG278H sfrutta la nuova tecnologia NVIDIA 3D LightBoost che offre una visione in 3D, con immagini ancora più luminose e brillanti, colori estremamente vivaci e consumi energetici contenuti.
Il monitor integra anche la tecnologia ASUS Trace-Free II che, grazie ad una frequenza di refresh di 120Hz e tempo di risposta di 2ms, raddoppia la capacità di elaborazione delle immagini per secondo, assicurando video più fluidi. La tecnologia ASUS Advanced Dual-side LCD Driving, invece, riduce i tempi di latenza del monitor LCD, prevenendo fastidiosi effetti scia e fluorescenze.
Completano la dotazione dell’ASUS VG278H la connettività ad un’ampia gamma di fonti 3D, oltre ai collegamenti dual-link DVI-D e D-sub per il PC, film in Blu-ray e console di gioco, collegabili al monitor attraverso una porta HDMI 1.4.
ASUS VG278H sarà disponibile in Italia a partire da Novembre con un prezzo al pubblico di Euro 599 Euro, IVA inclusa
23″ Wide 3D-Ready LED monitor with 2ms response time for 3D gaming and crystal clear video experience. Native Full HD 1080p resolution, and HDMI 1.4a input allows for direct connect to 3D Blu-ray or PS3 gaming consoles. Includes polarized 3D glasses, stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound technology to deliver immersive surround sound experience. Inexpensive polarized 3D glasses make it easy to outfit your entire family, work group, or classroom. Also includes TriDef 3D suite software to convert 2D PC images to 3D, and play over 540 PC based video games in amazing 3D quality.
Toshiba has unveiled the worlds first 4k2k 3D TV that requires no glasses to view 3D and provides a massive 4 x Full HD resolution of 3,840 × 2,160 pixels. But unfortunately if you are viewing 3D movies or media the resolution can only reach 1280 x 720.
But dont be too disappointed as the Toshiba Regza 55X3 is also equipped with a 5,000:1 contrast ratio, LED backlight, a face-tracking function to enable high-quality 3D pictures for viewers, Regza Link, 5 x digital tuners, 10W× 2ch+10W speakers, 4 x HDMI ports, and 2 x USB ports.
Together with a new processor called “Regza Engine Cevo Duo”. Toshiba hope to be launching the new Regza 55X3 TV in Japan during December where it will sell for around $11,730.
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always. But I suggest you start saving now if its something you fancy adding to your gadget collection.
Source: Tech Crunch
It’s been more than two months since Apple unveiled its Thunderbolt Display, and the gadget sadists over at iFixit are just getting around to picking the thing apart — quite literally. So what has this dive into the 27-incher revealed? Well, for starters, the iFixit crew found that the LG-made LCD display in this Thunderbolt monitor appears to be the same one found in Dell’s UltraSharp U2711, though favoring a cursed glossy finish. That’s also the same setup we saw in Cupertino’s 2009 iMac. This teardown also features a slew of chips from the likes of Texas Instruments and Broadcom and a miniature subwoofer. For more under-the-hood discoveries and a healthy helping of disassembled Thunderbolt Display components take a stroll on over to the source link below.
HP amplia la sua linea di monitor con i nuovi modelli ZR2740w, ZR2440w, ZR2240w, ZR2040w, HP Compaq LE2202x e Compaq LA2206xc. I primi vantano pannelli LED (senza mercurio) e sono dedicati ai professionisti nel campo dell’animazione, gaming, broadcast, computer-aided design, design e grafica. L’HP Compaq LE2202x invece presenta tecnologia LED e risoluzione full HD, con 3,000,000:1 DCR, 170°/160° angoli di visualizzazione e tempo di risposta di 5 ms.
Non per ultimo menzioniamo l’HP Compaq LA2206xc, un LCD da 21,5″ retroilluminato a LED con webcam integrata con HP MyRoom. I prezzi saranno noti tra qualche settimana inizialmente per ilmercato asiatico.
LG has added two new stars to its constellation of Aurora laptops, with the LG S430 and LG S530. Both models are powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, with the S430 boasting a 14-inch, 1366 x 768 HD LCD and the S530 rocking a slightly larger, 15.6-inch display, available in either HD or HD+ (1600 x 900) resolution. Both also feature 8GB of DDR3 memory and up to 750GB of HDD space (5400 RPM), along with your standard WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity. Perhaps most notable, however, is their sleek, metallic veneer and crystalline, scratch-free finish, available in both purple and blue. Pricing remains a mystery, but the pair should be available in Africa, Asia and the Middle East by early next month, before making their way to Europe and the US shortly thereafter.
While LG’s 2011 HDTV lineup has been largely a success so far — we found a lot to like in the LW5600 we reviewed and quarterly earnings seem to justify its 3D and LED technology — some wouldn’t be satisfied without an LED backlit (rather than edge lit) option. That issue is solved now with the new LW9800 series, shown off here in Korea as the LW980S. Announced in two sizes, 55- and 47-inches, both feature “Nano LED” local dimming with as many as 2,300 sources in the larger one and 480Hz motion technology. They also include other LG standard features like Cinema 3D, Magic Motion gesture remote control and its Smart TV menus as well as built-in WiFi, but the big draw here is the deep blacks and a claim of the industry’s highest 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Check the press release after the break for a few more details while we wait to get our eyes on the new models in September at IFA 2011.
In search of “the ultimate docking station” for your Mac notebook? Look no further than the new Thunderbolt Display, a single 27-inch model packing a 2560 x 1440 res 16:9 IPS display, one of Apple’s fancy new connectors, integrated 2.1 speaker system, and even a Firewire 800 slot. There’s also a built-in FaceTime HD camera and Mic, Gigabit Ethernet, three USB 2.0 ports and MagSafe charging for your laptop, but the big difference is that single speedy DisplayPort hookup. It can daisy chain up to six high speed devices and all those connectors mean when it’s time to take your laptop on the go there’s a minimum of cables mooring it to your desk. It’ll cost $999 to bring home in just a few days, if resolving cable clutter to your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac (required) is a good enough reason to ditch your old Cinema Display.
NEC annuncia la disponibilità del nuovo monitor LCD da 23 Pollici MultiSync EX231Wp che permette di avere un buon rapporto di contrasto e un migliorato angolo di visuale grazie all’utilizzo di un pannello VPA. Ideale per configurazioni Multi-Monitor, il EX231Wp MultiSync è progettato per l’utenza business (ambienti finanziari e societari) con un design minimalista e ultra-sottile; il pannello è inoltre retroilluminato a led e permette di contenere i consumi entro i 27 Watt.
Evolve III prices triple-booting Maestro S and swiveling Maestro C tablets, unveils cordless NGen desktop (video)
We knew Evolve III had some major plans in store for this year and now, we’ve found out a little more about the company’s latest creations. First up is the Maestro S — a triple-booting slate that, as promised, can now support Android, Windows 7 and Meego. Rocking a 10.1-inch, 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen, the Maestro is powered by an Intel Z670 Oak Trail processor clocking in at 1.5GHz and runs on a battery that can last for up to ten hours per charge when running on Windows 7, or up to 18 hours when in Meego mode. The Maestro C will give you all of this, plus that swiveling kickstand we heard about last month. Designed with frequent flyers in mind, the convertible tablet also comes with a wireless keyboard that can serve as a protective, hardshell case. Rounding out the troika is the NGen — a next-generation, “all-in-one” PC, powered by an Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge CPU. The WiDi-enabled desktop boasts a 21.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 LED, supports Intel HD graphics and packs a 2.0-megapixel, front-facing camera. Weighing in at a little under 13-pounds, the cordless NGen can be folded up for quick transport, or mounted on a wall. Content can also be synced across all three devices, with a Wormhole connecting cord. As far as pricing goes, the Maestro S and C are running for 800 AUD (about $860) and 825 AUD (around $886), respectively, while the NGen, according to an Evolve III representative, will retail for about $1,500 of the green stuff. Unfortunately, this lineup won’t be available Stateside until later this year, but you can find out more in the video that awaits you, after the break.