DisplayPort

An Apple Thunderbolt 5K Display? Don’t hold your breath

An Apple Thunderbolt 5K Display? Don’t hold your breath

First reaction among those setting eyes on Apple's new iMac with Retina 5K Display after it was announced yesterday was typically along the lines of "Wow": even Tim Cook couldn't resist the charms of the 14.7m pixel all-in-one, and he knew it was coming. The second, though, from a few laterally-thinkers in the crowd, was to ask whether the iMac would support Target Display mode, and thus turn into a standalone 5K monitor for a plugged-in MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, that's just not the case, and in fact some big changes need to take place before we can even get a standalone 5K update for the aging Thunderbolt Display.

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Look out, Thunderbolt: USB Type-C and DisplayPort are coming for you

Look out, Thunderbolt: USB Type-C and DisplayPort are coming for you

USB Type-C won't just address the perennial frustration of trying to plug in your charger upside-down, but also double as a DisplayPort connection in a move that could well challenge Intel's Thunderbolt. DisplayPort Alternate Mode, announced by VESA today, will mean a single USB Type-C cable will be able to drive a 4K or higher resolution display, along with audio, USB 3.1 data, and even up to 100W of power.

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micro-DisplayPort for 4K+ thinner phones and laptops in works for 2014

micro-DisplayPort for 4K+ thinner phones and laptops in works for 2014

Laptops could be getting smaller and smartphones gaining easier external display connectivity with the news of a new, more compact micro-DisplayPort connection in the works. Expected by VESA to be finalized as a standard by Q2 2014, the smaller port will be backward-compatible with existing DisplayPort and mini-DisplayPort devices, but still offer beyond-4K Ultra HD connectivity for phones, tablets, and ultraportables.

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LG EA73 UltraWide LED Monitor Review

LG EA73 UltraWide LED Monitor Review

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.

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VESA unveils new Dual-Mode standard supporting 4K resolution and more

VESA unveils new Dual-Mode standard supporting 4K resolution and more

VESA, the Video Electronics Standards Association, has announced that it has released an updated DisplayPort Dual-Mode standard. The new standard supports the next-generation of Dual-Mode DisplayPort enabling personal computers and cable adapters to support new functionality and resolutions. The updated standard allows for several refinements that improve interoperability including a higher data rate for DisplayPort-to-HDMI cable adapters.

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Apple Dock Connector update patent could enable USB 3.0, DisplayPort, maybe Thunderbolt

Apple Dock Connector update patent could enable USB 3.0, DisplayPort, maybe Thunderbolt

Apple has patented what could well be the next generation of Dock Connector for iOS devices, potentially including functionality like USB 3.0, DisplayPort and even ThunderBolt. The patent, "Reduced size multi-pin male plug connector", describes a connector that is either narrower or thinner, thanks to various combinations of chamfered, rearranged or otherwise tweaked contacts, and which are technically capable of carrying the signals required for the latest breed of high-speed data bus.

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VGA dead by 2015 say Intel, AMD & PC/display makers

VGA dead by 2015 say Intel, AMD & PC/display makers

AMD, Dell, Intel, Lenovo, Samsung and LG Display have announced plans to discontinue VGA connectivity on their products, with the ageing legacy connector expected to disappear from their ranges by 2015. Instead, they'll turn to HDMI and DisplayPort, which they argue will allow for lower power consumption - meaning longer battery life on portable devices - together with better image quality.

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Wireless DisplayPort promised by WiGig and VESA partnership

Wireless DisplayPort promised by WiGig and VESA partnership

The WiGig Alliance has taken just enough time out of its busy wireless wig promoting schedule to partner up with VESA on a multi-gigabit wireless DisplayPort standard, which should eventually see a wireless alternative to regular DisplayPort that supports the same bi-directional speeds together with both audio and video data.  The complete DisplayPort v1.2 feature set will be supported, on everything from lower-power handhelds to tablets, notebooks, monitors, projectors and HDTVs.

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LaCie 324i 24-Inch IPS Display Unveiled, Available Now

LaCie 324i 24-Inch IPS Display Unveiled, Available Now

Display technology is improving, and the customer is benefiting from it. LaCie has just unveiled a brand new 24-inch display meant for the professional market, and it's packing enough pixels in there that the company says it will provide you with "lifelike clarity." The 10-bit P-IPS LCD display is indeed packing quite the feature set, and it's probably more than enough to make anyone out there in need of a display to show off all of their pictures and movies to take a second look.

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