monitors

HP’s new DreamColor displays put your dumb human eyes to shame

HP’s new DreamColor displays put your dumb human eyes to shame

HP has some new monitors up its sleeve, and it is promising they offer the most precise colors yet offered by its myriad DreamColor displays. This makes them a tantalizing option for photographers and digital artists, animators, graphic designers, and they’re complemented by thinner construction, higher resolutions, better colors, and more over the previous generations. The HP Z32x, Z27n, Z25n, Z24n, Z24nq, and Z24nf make up the new offerings, and they’ve all been introduced at NAB.

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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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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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Dell 27-inch UltraSharp 5K monitor announced at CES

Dell 27-inch UltraSharp 5K monitor announced at CES

Dell, not content with letting loose an awesome tablet and mind-boggling Windows laptop, also unveiled a 27-inch 5K monitor today. Featuring over 14 million pixels, the 5120 x 2880 display is about the best we’ve seen. Accurate color recreation and Harmon Kardon speakers also make this one special. Dell says their new monitor delivers 99% AdobeRGB and 100% sRGB coverage, right out of the box. It also supports up to 1.07 billion colors, so it can take whatever you throw at it.

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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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Acer unveils two 27in monitors built for gaming

Acer unveils two 27in monitors built for gaming

Just days before the 2015 CES event, Acer continues to draw the curtain back on its new products. This time the company is announcing two new computer monitors purpose-built for high-end gaming, and each featuring new technology to present the best possible screen image to players. Both measuring 27 inches and featuring 2560x1440 resolution, the XB270HU is the first gaming monitor to use IPS and offers 178 degree viewing angle, and the XG270HU offers a gorgeous edge-to-edge frameless display.

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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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