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DuoPad trackpad adds touchscreen functionality to monitors

DuoPad trackpad adds touchscreen functionality to monitors

You might have a perfectly functional desktop monitor that meets all your needs, except one: touch support. Touchscreens have become such a familiar part of your computing habits that you might find yourself flicking or tapping the screen on occasion, only to remember that it lacks such functionality, relegating you to the use of a mouse. The DuoPad trackpad is a novel solution for this problem, lending touchscreen functionality to non-touchscreen displays using a large laptop-like trackpad with a little added technology.

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AMD FreeSync launches with Acer’s new gaming monitor

AMD FreeSync launches with Acer’s new gaming monitor

The Acer XG270HU gaming monitor will be coming to the United States and EMEA with AMD's newest in gaming display technology. AMD FreeSync will compete with NVIDIA G-Sync, a similar system with graphics technology in the monitor to match that of the graphics processor in your PC. The Acer XG270HU gaming monitor has a 27-inch display with WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution and an edge-to-edge "frameless" design for what Acer describes as "seamless viewing." This monitor is being released inside the US and EMEA immediately through gaming and display-friendly shops throughout both regions.

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Samsung’s new curved monitors promise to be easy on the eyes

Samsung’s new curved monitors promise to be easy on the eyes

Already making some headway in TVs, Samsung is now bringing the message of curved displays to computer monitors. Four new series, one of which comes in two size variations, will soon be making their way to desktops, laptops, and gaming rigs in an attempt to convince consumers that curved is really the way to go. The 29-inch SE790C and 31.5-inch SE590C boast of Samsung's ideal 3000R curvature while the 27-inch SE591C gets a sllghtly lower 4000R. The new SE510C, which comes in 23.5 and 27 inches, boasts not only of 4000R curves but also budget price.

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LG 34UC97 review — the curveball we just couldn’t hit

LG 34UC97 review — the curveball we just couldn’t hit

A full 34-inches diagonal with a 21:9 aspect ration, LG’s latest monitor is, at rest, one of the coolest looking displays around. The modern stand and wrap-around design make for an eye-catching design, but what happens when you turn it on? LG talks a big game about their bigger-than-life monitor experience, but we want to know if it’s worth the asking price. With an impressive spec sheet and looks that could kill, we take the LG 34UC97 for a spin.

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Philips Two-in-One dual-display monitor launches

Philips Two-in-One dual-display monitor launches

Studies have claimed that using two displays makes you more efficient than using one, and many people find them more comfortable than a single display set up. The problem is how much desk space they take -- having two monitors propped up requires a lot of space, and that's a problem for some, especially those limited to a cubical or other tiny work areas. Enter the Philips Two-in-One monitor, which is exactly what it sounds like: a single monitor made of two displays, conserving desk real estate while increase one's screen space.

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Samsung shows off curved SE790C and UHD UE590 monitors

Samsung shows off curved SE790C and UHD UE590 monitors

It's that time of the year again and electronics manufacturers everywhere are showing off their wares at CES 2015. While Samsung isn't ready yet to spill the beans on what it plans to put in your pockets or on your wrists this year, it is definitely raring to give the crowd a foretaste of what it wants you to use for your computing or gaming needs. Its SE790C monitor brings the company's obsession with curved displays from TVs to computer monitors while the UE590 boasts of a high resolution display in a tinier package.

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HP expands display roster, includes “virtual reality” monitor

HP expands display roster, includes “virtual reality” monitor

Manufacturers announcing new hardware during this part of the year isn't really new, but HP is making a strange play by almost subtly including a rather unique, if not odd, computer monitor into the mix. Together with a new batch of flat 4K and 5K monitors and a handful of curved screens, HP is announcing the Zvr Virtual Reality Display. This rather imposing contraption combines many technologies, including, of course, virtual reality, in order to reduce the barrier between the physical and the digital.

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Lenovo ThinkVision X24 Full HD display loses the border

Lenovo ThinkVision X24 Full HD display loses the border

Lenovo has introduced a new display, the ThinkVision X24. This particular monitor features a 23.8-inch IPS panel and boasts Full HD resolution, something complemented by a wide viewing angle of 178-degrees and a variety of the most commonly used ports. The design itself has also received some attention, as well, with the most notable aspects including the near complete lack of a bezel and the use of what Lenovo calls a "unique" pre-coated metal surface tech for improved looks.

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LG outs 21:9 UltraWide 4K curved displays

LG outs 21:9 UltraWide 4K curved displays

LG already showed us its 4K Ultra HD TV range for CES 2015, and now it's the turn of some eye-catching monitors to get a shot at the limelight. The trio of unusual, 21:9 UltraWide displays are targeting gamers, graphics designers, and even financial traders, with a variety of curved form-factors and stacked stands; they're also joined by a fourth screen, promising greater-than-Ultra-HD resolution that, while a little short on an iMac with Retina Display, still edges ahead of most 4K panels out there.

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Samsung unveils Ultra Wide QHD SE790C curved monitor

Samsung unveils Ultra Wide QHD SE790C curved monitor

With the largest Consumer Electronics gathering just a few weeks away, some companies are starting to show their wares this early, probably to give your taste buds a good tease of what's to come. Samsung's latest reveal isn't one of its more sensational mobile devices. Instead, it is the company's latest entry into the curved TV/monitor market, a market that is largely dominated by itself and rival LG. The SE790C boasts of the same curvature as the rest of Samsung's roster, except in a wider body.

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BenQ SW2401PT IPS monitor targets pro photographers

BenQ SW2401PT IPS monitor targets pro photographers

Monitors boasting accurate, bright colors are nothing new, and now BenQ has introduced its own offering with the same promise: the new SW2401PT monitor. The display measures in at 24-inches, and its maker is hailing it as the first monitor designed for professional photographers. Dubious claim aside, the SW2401PT supports 99% of AdobeRGB, and includes a variety of software and hardware that aim to produce high quality image reproduction. This is joined by a high 2560 x 1440 resolution and very thin bezels.

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Duet turns iOS devices into second screens for Macs

Duet turns iOS devices into second screens for Macs

There are some studies that claim that productivity is increased manifold by a second or more monitors. Whether you buy that or not, it might be pretty handy at times to have that setup as well. But what if you don't have a spare monitor, can't afford one, or can't justify buying one? If you have an iOS device around, especially an iPad, then you're in luck. Duet is an upcoming app that will turn that those into an extended display for Macs.

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