Displays

Almost a year ago, we reviewed the HP Z27x monitor, which was a 27-inch display capable of covering a very wide gamut. It had a reasonable 2560x1440 resolution, which was pretty common for this size of display. But at CES 2015, HP announced the HP Z27q monitor, which takes a step back on gamut and manageability, but takes two steps forward with resolution. The HP Z27q is a '5K’ display, which means it has an impressive 5120x2880 resolution. This easily passes the UHD or '4K' levels which are becoming more popular. The HP Z27q is one of a handful of 5K displays on the market now, and HP came in with a pretty low launch price of $1300. When I say pretty low, it’s...

AMD Discusses 2016 Radeon Visual Technologies Roadmap

This is something that initially caught me off-guard when I first realized it, but AMD historically hasn’t liked to talk about their GPU plans much in advance. On the...

96 by Ryan Smith on 12/8/2015

ASUS Announces ROG PG279Q & PG27AQ Gaming Monitors

Today ASUS announced two new gaming monitors at their Republic of Gamers Unleashed event in San Francisco. Both displays are 27" IPS panels, although there are some significant differences...

38 by Brandon Chester on 10/9/2015

ASUS Announces A 144Hz WQHD Gaming Monitor With FreeSync

Today ASUS announced a new monitor targeted at the gaming market. The ASUS MG278Q is a 27" TN panel with a resolution of 2560x1440 and a 144Hz refresh rate...

59 by Brandon Chester on 8/19/2015

Analysing AMOLED Power Efficiency Improvements

Over the last few years we’ve been repeatedly reporting how Samsung was able to improve AMOLED power efficiency by employing better emitter materials on each new device generation. This...

73 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/23/2015

Samsung Launches Two FreeSync Capable UltraHD Monitors

Today Samsung launched two new UltraHD monitors with support for AMD's Freesync technology. AMD actually announced these monitors at their Future of Compute event last year, but there wasn't...

29 by Brandon Chester on 6/22/2015

ASUS Unveils The ProArt PA329Q UHD Monitor

In addition to their smartphone and tablet announcements at Computex today, ASUS has also revealed a new monitor aimed at imaging professionals, photographers, and editors alike. It will be...

11 by Brandon Chester on 6/1/2015

Dell Announces Mainstream 2560x1440 P2416D Display

Today Dell is taking the wraps off of a new display to their lineup. It’s fair to say that everyone loves hearing about 4K, curved panels, Freesync, G-Sync, and...

43 by Brett Howse on 4/3/2015

LG 34UM67: UltraWide FreeSync Review

AMD officially launched FreeSync earlier this month, and the technology is interesting not just in how it works but also in how it differs from NVIDIA’s G-SYNC. Our first...

96 by Jarred Walton on 3/31/2015

The AMD FreeSync Review

After a long wait, AMD’s FreeSync has finally arrived. Promising adaptive refresh rates using open standards and with no royalty fees, there are only two remaining questions: does is...

349 by Jarred Walton on 3/19/2015

ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q G-SYNC Monitor Review

The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) line includes everything you want for building a high-end gaming PC: GPUs, Motherboards, Keyboards and Mice, Sound Cards, Headsets, and now Monitors. The...

101 by Chris Heinonen & Jarred Walton on 2/13/2015

VESA Releases Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a Standard: Display Stream Compression Arrives

The last time we talked to the VESA was back in September, where the association announced their long-awaited DisplayPort 1.3 standard. Introducing a newer, higher signaling rate technology (HBR3...

41 by Ryan Smith on 2/11/2015

Acer XB280HK 4K G-SYNC Monitor Review

When it comes to gaming, 4K displays present a conundrum (beyond 4K being used incorrectly, but I’ll still use it). On the one hand, all the extra pixels allow...

69 by Chris Heinonen & Jarred Walton on 1/28/2015

Monoprice at CES: 30-inch IPS with "Guaranteed" 120Hz and a Mechanical RGB Keyboard

Over the past year or two one of the hot subjects with displays among enthusiasts has been overclocking them to drive the panel at higher refresh rates. We've seen...

37 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2015

MHL Consortium Announces superMHL: New Standard & New Cable To Drive 8K TV

When the Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) was introduced in 2010, it was created to solve a simple but none the less daunting problem: how to get power in and...

67 by Ryan Smith on 1/6/2015

HP z27x Review

The HP z27x is loaded with features. Beyond the usual features like a USB hub and multiple inputs it offers multiple color space support for AdobeRGB, DCI P3, and...

47 by Chris Heinonen on 12/2/2014

VESA Releases DisplayPort 1.3 Standard: 50% More Bandwidth, New Features

Although DisplayPort-equipped 4K monitors are still relatively new, the DisplayPort 1.2 standard underlying those devices is anything but. The long lead time between standards and products means that just...

33 by Ryan Smith on 9/16/2014

Dell Previews 27-inch ‘5K’ UltraSharp Monitor: 5120x2880

UHD is dead. Not really, but it would seem that displays bigger than UHD/4K will soon be coming to market. The ability of being able to stitch two regular...

76 by Ian Cutress on 9/5/2014

NEC EA244UHD Review

The NEC EA244UHD is the first UltraHD (UHD) monitor from NEC. While it's not from their professional line, it has many of the features we've come to expect in...

58 by Chris Heinonen on 8/7/2014

Filling the Gap: AMOLED and LCD from 2010 to 2012

For a while now, I’ve realized that there is a massive gap in the continuity of smartphone display history. Until the last few months of 2011 and early 2012...

72 by Joshua Ho on 7/26/2014

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