IPS-based displays were made famous by Apple. The viewing angle, as well as the production of crisp colors was one of the reasons the iPad was such a big success. And now LG wants to get in on the IPS goodness. The company has just announced four brand new desktop monitors, all of which are equipped with the display technology. Three of them are designed for the house, while one is meant for the "pro" market.
Watching TV on your computer really isn't all that revolutionary. There's plenty of people out there who've turned down their TV entirely, just because they can get the same entertainment right on their computer. But, seeing a computer monitor that has the same functions as a TV doesn't happen every day. Samsung unveiled the FX2490HD in South Korea today, allowing its features to speak for itself.
Nanovision's MIMO range of USB companion displays are no strangers to the pages of SlashGear, and we've reviewed our fair share of them over the months. Standing proudly on the test bench today, though, is the company's biggest to date, the 10-inch touchscreen iMo Mini-Monster. A titan among USB secondary displays (and a Tinkerbell among regular LCDs), the iMo Mini-Monster promises the same ease of connectivity as its smaller siblings but with the same resolution as a 10-inch netbook. Worth the $259.99, then, or has Nanovision overestimated exactly what consumers want from their companion LCDs? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Tonight's edition of The Daily Slash is going to be a bit different. If you'll recall, we've only ever had one video put into one of these nightly articles, but tonight, well, tonight is special. Why? Because the two videos we've included after the break are some of the more interesting ones we've seen lately, and we felt like we needed to share them, well past just the standard text-based variation. So, happy Wednesday, and welcome to tonight's very special edition of The Daily Slash. In the Best or R3 Media, we've got the Intercept coming soon, an even better giveaway, and the first images of the retail box for the white iPhone 4. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we've got intelligent service robots, LED monitors, and people who may print too much.
If you're a fan of monitors, or touching monitors to make things happen, then it looks like 3M's got something in the works for you. Over at InfoComm 2010, the company pulled the curtain off their 22-inch multi-touch monitor. And, when we say multi-touch, we mean they've managed to go to the extreme with what's inside the M2256PW, but it's all in a very, very good way. And no, it's not a USB 3.0 monitor, either.
Press releases are getting crammed these days. But, we can't blame companies for wanting to shove as many products into one release as they can, especially if they all move towards one goal. In Lenovo's case, they believe that the desktop computing market has lost its innovation, and that's why they're officially announcing five new products to inject some of that innovation back into the market. They're covering pretty much all of their bases with the products herein, so if you're interested in what Lenovo is doing for big-businesses out there, then jump after the link to find out what's going on.
Technology is an ever-progressing front, and as we welcome the next batch of great inventions, we also have to take in the minor steps in the same direction as well. Then again, getting a monitor that not only receives its display signal from the next step in Bluetooth tech, but is also powered by it, may not be all that minor at all. Thanks to 3M, you can now safely debate the subject, as they've gone ahead and demoed their first monitor that does just that.
If you're conscious of the green movement, then it's probably a good thing that companies like ViewSonic feel the same way as you do, and can come up with these excellent pieces of technology that manage to hit all the right buttons. For example, the ViewSonic 22" LED monitor manages to pack all the punches of the LED goodness, but amass a good amount of energy saving power all at the same time.
Touchscreen displays are slowly making their way into the home, accelerated since Microsoft stepped up their touch functionality in Windows 7, but they're still expensive. IDTI reckon they have a low-cost alternative, however; their 21.5-inch display responds to pen input and two-point multitouch thanks to a proprietary touch technology, but best of all they're expecting to launch it with a $300 price tag.
Video demo after the cut