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Monoprice Dark Matter 24 144Hz and 27 165Hz monitors hit the low price point, but how?

Monoprice Dark Matter 24 144Hz and 27 165Hz monitors hit the low price point, but how?

Today Dark Matter revealed a pair of new monitors made for PC gamers, video editors, and graphics artists. One is the Dark Matter 27-inch 165Hz monitor, the other is the Dark Matter 24-inch 144Hz monitor. Both monitors are headed to market with 1-year warranties and introductory prices between approximately $200-$230. We have yet to review a monitor from this Monoprice sub-brand Dark Matter, so we're still in the "how can this be possible" camp for price, given the rest of the specifications - we shall see!

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Samsung’s huge curved Odyssey Neo G9 gaming display gets an equally huge price

Samsung’s huge curved Odyssey Neo G9 gaming display gets an equally huge price

Samsung's big curved gaming displays are getting an upgrade, with the new 2021 Odyssey Neo G9 finally having a price tag attached. Announced back in March, the new gaming screen certainly isn't scaled for diminutive desktops, with a 49-inch ultra-wide panel that's the first to offer curved Quantum Mini LED.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 arrives with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 arrives with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics

Computers are getting smarter and more powerful and the demands on workers who use them are also growing. Long gone are the days when computers, even laptops, were just glorified typewriters and everyone can always use some powerful specs that these devices have to offer. Of course, not everyone has the same needs or budget, and Lenovo's newest models for its ThinkPad line of laptops and ThinkVision monitors try to offer the combination of features that will meet your needs and resources.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebooks, Mobile Monitor embrace the hybrid lifestyle

Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebooks, Mobile Monitor embrace the hybrid lifestyle

After being forced to work or study from their homes, workers and students have started to adopt what has been called a hybrid lifestyle. This new buzzword simply puts a name to what many have already been doing before the pandemic, working or studying in whatever location possible without being tied to desks in the office or at home. To cater to this new generation of computer users, Lenovo is announcing several new products, including two Chromebooks and a portable USB-C monitor, for people with unlimited places to work but with limited budgets.

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2021 Samsung Odyssey gaming monitors make flat screens hip again

2021 Samsung Odyssey gaming monitors make flat screens hip again

For the past years, display makers in both TV and monitor markets have been aggressively pushing curved screens to consumers. Advertising their more cinematic form, these curved panels almost try to make flat screens sound uncool. Of course, not everyone might buy into all that curved marketing and have preferences for more traditional displays. Trying to address all market segments, Samsung is launching four new gaming monitors from its Odyssey line to deliver all the goodies that gamers expect but in a non-curved form this time.

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Razer Raptor 27 gaming monitor offers a 165Hz refresh rate

Razer Raptor 27 gaming monitor offers a 165Hz refresh rate

Razer has a new gaming monitor that serious gamers will appreciate. The display is called the Raptor 27, and it's been updated to be faster than ever with up to 165-hertz refresh rate, and its THX Certified for visual clarity. Razer says it's the first THX-certified 27-inch QHD IPS monitor with a 165-hertz refresh rate and optional VESA mounting adapter.

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Acer Predator desktop gaming expands with RTX 30 and massive monitors

Acer Predator desktop gaming expands with RTX 30 and massive monitors

A set of new gigantic monitors and an updated set of gaming desktop machines were announced this week by Acer. In the display department, three new Acer Predator monitors came in at 28-inches (with 155Hz refresh rate overclocked), 37.5-inches (overclocked at 175Hz), and a whopping 42.5-inches. Acer's Predator Orion 3000 and Nitro 50 gaming desktop lines were given a refresh, too, with 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (or AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors) and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs.

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Samsung Smart Monitors now have 43-inch UHD and 24-inch FHD options

Samsung Smart Monitors now have 43-inch UHD and 24-inch FHD options

Many monitors these days have gotten much better and much more advanced but the way they work has mostly remained the same. You plug in a video source, like a computer, console, or even a phone without which the monitor is basically useless. Late last year, Samsung launched a new breed of displays that, while also acting as monitors, can also serve their own content from other sources. These Samsung Smart Monitors are now growing with two new models covering the smallest and the biggest needs.

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HP Omen 25i Gaming Monitor detailed with streaming add-on for Omen Gaming Hub

HP Omen 25i Gaming Monitor detailed with streaming add-on for Omen Gaming Hub

It’s been a pretty big day for HP, as the company has announced refreshes for its Omen 16 and Omen 17 gaming laptops along with revealing an entirely new gaming notebook brand called the Victus. The announcements don’t stop at just laptops, however, as HP also announced a new gaming monitor today. In addition, it appears that the Omen gaming hub is getting an upgrade with a new add-on called Omen Oasis that allows you to live stream your game to friends.

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Samsung’s new high-resolution 2021 monitor line aims to be easy on the eyes

Samsung’s new high-resolution 2021 monitor line aims to be easy on the eyes

Samsung Electronics has announced its full lineup of 2021 high-resolution monitors. The electronics maker promises that the new line delivers life-like image quality, improved convenience, and ergonomic designs. The monitors are aimed at use both at home and in the office.

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Samsung TVs and 2021 curved Odyssey monitor get big gaming upgrades

Samsung TVs and 2021 curved Odyssey monitor get big gaming upgrades

Samsung made a number of announcements during its Unbox & Discover event today, and a few of those announcements were related to gaming. Specifically, Samsung says that it will update some of its TVs to offer gaming features that are traditionally only available in PC monitors. Speaking of PC monitors, Samsung has also updated its curved Odyssey G9 gaming monitor for 2021.

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Lenovo ThinkPad 2021: Big X, T, P and L Series updates plus 40″ curved display

Lenovo ThinkPad 2021: Big X, T, P and L Series updates plus 40″ curved display

Lenovo is readying a bevy of new ThinkPads, including the ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 i with baked-in 5G, and the X13 Yoga Gen 2 with a much-requested switch to a 16:10 display. The new line-up also includes new ThinkPad T15, T14, P15, P15s, L15, and L14 models, plus a big new curved display.

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