Tomorrow morning an Apple event is set to take off bringing on a set of new devices starting, first and foremost, in the iPad arena. The 5th generation iPad is tipped to appear alongside the 2nd generation iPad mini, both of them ready to work with iOS 7 right out of the box. The desktop and mobile laptop environments are also tipped to be getting an update with the MacBook Pro lineup receiving 4th generation Intel Core technology (Haswell) alongside a final push for the Mac Pro 2013 to stores.
NVIDIA has revealed G-Sync, a new module for gaming monitors that, when used with a GeForce GPU, helps avoid tearing and skipping. The new hardware, shown off by NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at the company's Editor's Day in Montreal, works around the limitations of V-Sync, the system by which monitors currently deal with changing refresh rates, by setting up a path of direct communication between display and graphics card and synchronizing the refresh rate of both together.
With wearables like Google Glass approaching the consumer market, and predictions that the segment as a whole could be a $50bn business in just a few years time, OmniVision is wading in with a shortcut for companies wanting to launch their own head-mounted computer. Consisting of a tiny head-worn display, camera, and image processor, the OmniGlass reference design is intended to be a one-stop way of putting digital content and augmented reality onto users' faces.
NEC has rolled out a new computer monitor aimed specifically at professional users called the MultiSync PA272W. The desktop monitor is available with a black case or a white case with both featuring a 27-inch screen. The display promises highly accurate color and is available with SpectraView calibration software and sensor.
A lot of computer users out there looking forward to 4K resolution monitors allowing them to get higher-quality images and more information on the screen at one time. Sharp has a 32-inch 4K resolution touchscreen monitor that it is aiming at retail and commercial applications. The screen supports 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160.
We've got our hands on one of LG's newest in IPS LED display technology here in the LG EA73, one of two such displays with "Ultra Wide" aspect ratio of 21:9 right out of the box. This 29-inch display is made to be of the highest caliber on-desk displays on the market today, offering up 2560 x 1080 pixel resolution and a helpful and (at first) seemingly odd collection of features. Need to connect two different devices to the same monitor and dedicate half the display to each device? This monitor can do that.
LG has announced that it has started mass production of what it claims to be the world's first flexible OLED panel for smartphones. LG previously grabbed the distinction of being the first to company commercially rollout 55-inch OLED TV display earlier this year. The company is building it's flexible panels on plastic substrates.
On September 24, Samsung revealed that it will be introducing a smartphone with a curved display in the near future, and it seems LG will be doing the same. According to sources who spoke to the folks over at CNET, the handset will probably be named the LG G Flex, offering a six-inch display that is "rounded in" towards the center-most part, tapering out in a gentle curve.
Who would have thought there'd be an end to the seemingly never-ending enlargement of television displays for the home - yet here it is, being warned against by none other than the CEO of LG Display. Han Sang-beom has suggested this week that LG Display, the company he is CEO of at the moment, will guard against "further oversupply" whilst investing in "more premium products." He's made clear that the television hardware industry has been hit by none other than a growing demand for smaller displays - namely those for smartphones and tablets.