MSI has just announced its new Optix AG32C, a new 32-inch 1080p display with an 1800R curvature. It's a huge display, but the 165Hz refresh rate will help gamers enjoy a smooth experience in a whopping 32-inch size.
The MSI Optix AG32C has a native 1080p resolution, 165Hz refresh rate with AMD FreeSync support, 3000:1 static contrast ratio, and 250 cd/m2 brightness. Connectivity wise we have HDMI 2.0, DP1.2, and dual-link DVI. MSI hasn't revealed pricing just yet, but if you were hoping for a large gaming experience with 32-inch, remember the native 1080p resolution. 1080p should really be enjoyed at up to 27/28-inch or so, while 32-inch is reserved mostly for 4K.
You could squeeze in a large 1440p display into a 32-inch panel and not feel overcrowded, which is something the 165Hz refresh rate will help with. So, MSI... when is a 32-inch 1440p and 4K model coming? 32-inch 4K @ 165Hz... now you'd be talking.
AOC have recently announced the availability of the curved AG322QCX 32" QHD gaming monitor. Featuring a 144Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time and AMD FreeSync technology, the AG322QCX is designed for competitive esports and gaming enthusiasts.
This VA panel offers vibrant colors and crystal clear image thanks to its 2560x1440 QHD screen that features a 1800R curve. The AG322QCX's curve conforms to the way the eye sees, reducing eye fatigue and providing an immersive experience. AOC partner and recent Dota 2 champions of The International 7, Team Liquid, use AOC monitors to prepare for tournaments that allows them to excel at the highest level of esports and be a step ahead of the competition.
Philips have unveiled their new 49-inch curved UltraWide display, with the new Philips 492P8 (best name ever!) that will cost just over $1000 and provide a mammoth 49-inch panel with a native resolution of 3840x1080.
The new Philips 492P8 monitor joins the company's P-line of displays, aimed at professionals. There's not much known about the monitor right now, apart from its huge 49-inch panel with an awesome 32:9 aspect ratio and 3840x1080 native resolution, 5000:1 contrast ratio, LED backlighting, and 1800R curve.
We can also expect 1 x DP, 2 x HDMI, and 1 x D-Sub connector, 3.5mm input and output, 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and 1 x GbE connector.
Philips introduces us to their new 276E8FJAB monitor, this QHD 27-inch display utilizes Philips' Ultra Wide-Color technology that offers crisp images with the richest, most vivid colors on an elegant display for incredible viewing pleasure.
The IPS panel produces a wider color gamut, producing more natural-looking greens, vivid reds and deeper blues whilst offering users extra-wide viewing angles of 178/178 degrees.
Offering only 60Hz refresh rate, this may discourage gamers who want high refresh rates from their panels. Philips compensate this by have included their Flicker-free technology, which regulates brightness and reduces flicker to relieve eye fatigue and provide more comfortable viewing experience. SmartContrast detects the content on the display and automatically adjusts colors and backlight intensity while SmartImage Lite analyzes the content of the screen and dynamically enhances the contrast, color saturation and sharpness for ultimate display performance.
The 276E8FJAB is available now at Amazon for $349.99 MSRP.
Sony has just unveiled a few new Home Cinema projectors at IFA 2017, with 4K HDR models that are sure to compliment - or be the star of your new HT room.
Sony's new Home Cinema 4K HDR projectors come in the premium but compact VPL-VW760ES, the mid-range VPL-VW360ES, and the cost effective VPL-VW260ES. All three of these new projectors feature "breathtakingly-real picture quality" according to Product Manager at Sony Professional Solutions Europe, Thomas Issa. Issa adds: "Whether viewers are watching the latest action film or a sporting event they'll feel truly immersed in the experience".
The new high-end VPL-VW760ES has "extraordinary cinematic detail, color and contrast" - even in well-lit rooms. This is courtesy of Sony's advanced ultra-pure last light source, as well as other Sony technologies including their impressive TRILUMINOS tech and Motionflow technology that reduces blurs and pixelisation.
Dell rules the 8K display game right now with their out-of-this-world UP3218K, but now Philips will be joining the ultra high-res 7680 x 4320 game with their upcoming Philips 328P8K monitor.
Philips upcoming 328P8K will rock a 31.5-inch IPS-based panel with its native 7680 x 4320 resolution, 100% Adobe RGB/sRGB color space support, and even HDR 400 support. Philips calls it HDR 400 on the 328P8K as its brightness is set at 400 nits, which is enough to meet AMD's requirements for FreeSync 2 HDR, but is not even h alf of the HDR10 standard which is 1000 nit peak brightness - and it doesn't begin to compare against Dolby Vision's 4000 peak brightness target.
We should expect a 60Hz refresh rate that will be driven by 2 x DisplayPort 1.3 connectors (the same display connectivity requirement as Dell's UP3218K display), while we can expect a USB hub with USB Type-A and Type-C ports.
Philips should hit a cheaper price than Dell at 8K, with Dell's UP3218K costing less than $4000 now. Philips hasn't released any details on pricing, but the ETA on their new 8K display is Q1 2018, still a while away yet allowing Dell to scoop up anyone wanting an 8K display right now, and not in 2018.
For those of you that know my style of content, you'll know that I'm obsessed with high resolutions and refresh rate, as well as display technology in general.
This is the driving reason behind my personal purchase of the only 8K monitor on the market, Dell UP3218K - and now, Sharp have just announced their new AQUOS-branded 8K TV. Sharo has announced their next-gen AQUOS Series 8K TVs will be released in China, Japan, and Taiwan between October 2017 and February 2018. Europe will receive the 8K set in March 2018.
Sharp's next-gen 8K TV comes in at a huge 70 inches, but other than that all we know is that Sharp's new AQUOS Series 8K TV will have 4 x HDMI inputs. It will have an HDMI input dedicated to 8K content, while the other HDMI ports will accept 4K and 2K output with 8K upscaling.
ASUS has teased their new ROG Strix XG35VQ gaming display, with a rather large 35-inch panel rocking a native resolution of 3440x1440 @ 100Hz, the perfect 21:9 display for gamers.
The new ROG Strix XG35VQ has Adaptive-Sync technology, with ASUS' signature Aura Sync lighting that can sync with the rest of your Aura Sync-capable lighting inside, and outside of your gaming PC. The company also revealed their new ROG Strix PG27VQ, a 27-inch 2560x1440 @ 165Hz monitor with NVIDIA G-Sync technology and Aura Sync.
Both of these new displays will be detailed later this year.
Acer has just unveiled my Christmas present, with the announcement of the new Predator X35 curved 21:9 display that won't make it until Q1 2018.
Acer's new Predator X35 rocks a larger 35-inch panel with a native resolution of 3440x1440, a massive enthusiast worthy 200Hz refresh rate, and HDR abilities. NVIDIA's G-Sync technology also makes the cut, so you'll need to scope out dual GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards if you think you'll run 3440x1440 @ 200Hz without SLI... think again.
We're also going to get some great Quantum Dot technology, as well as zone-controlled LED backlighting. Inside, Acer will include their own GameView interface, which rocks 7 pre-set display modes (Graphics, Movie, Action, etc) and another slot for custom settings.
AOC has just unveiled its next-gen gaming displays, with two 27-inch models under their AGON gaming brand that will be coming out in April and May 2018 for the FreeSync 2, and G-Sync versions respectively.
The big surprise here is that both monitors feature a super-fast 0.5ms response time, which is an incredible feat considering both panels are 2560x1440 native resolution displays with 144/165Hz. The AOC AG273QCX is a 27-inch 1440p HDR display with a native 144Hz refresh rate, TN panel, and 0.5ms response time - this is the FreeSync 2 powered display which will debut at around $700.
AOC also announced a new NVIDIA G-Sync version of the display, the AG273QCG that rocks the same native resolution, 0.5ms response time, but increased 165Hz refresh rate. The AMD FreeSync 2-powered display rocks HDR support, which would probably explain the drop to 144Hz from 165Hz. I'd rather have a HDR-capable display @ 144Hz than a non-HDR display @ 165Hz, but the G-Sync variant will cost $824... $120 more than the FreeSync 2 model.