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.
Samsung unveiled its huge super-wide 32:9 aspect ratio display earlier this year, but now the company has shown it off to gamers at Gamescom 2017 in Cologne, Germany.
Samsung's new CHG90 QLED Gaming Monitor rocks a massive 49-inch panel with a never-before-seen 32:9 aspect ratio, twice as wide as a 16:9 panel, and even wider than the current crop of 21:9 aspect ratio UltraWide displays. Samsung's new CHG90 rocks a 3840x1080 resolution, providing the horizontal pixels of a 4K display, but the vertical pixels of a 1080p panel.
Inside, we have the hardcore gaming worthy 144Hz refresh rate,. but Samsung also lets you knock it down to 60/120Hz if 144Hz isn't your thing. We also have FreeSync/Active Sync support, with a 1ms response time and Game Mode options that gamers can play with on the Samsung CHG90.
Acer has been teasing gamers for most of 2017 with its upcoming Predator X27 gaming monitor, promising 4K @ 144Hz with HDR and G-Sync... but now the company has delayed it until 2018. No reason has been given for the delay, with Acer announcing the news over Twitter of all places.
Acer would've been one of two companies with a 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitor, with ASUS being whisper quiet on its upcoming display with the same specs. Acer delaying its Predator X27 gaming monitor until Q1 2018 is a weird move, and could be for a few reasons. First, it has never been done before: 4K @ 144Hz with HDR is a huge shift in gaming panels. It represents the utter peak of the enthusiast market, and will quickly become the Ferrari of gaming displays.
Secondly, there's no hardware that can drive 4K at 144FPS minimum... period. Since it's a NVIDIA G-Sync supported panel, you'll want GeForce graphics cards to power it, and even two GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards in SLI won't be enough. Maybe Acer have delayed the Predator X27 to better line up with NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce GTX 11 series graphics cards to power 4K @ 144FPS. Does this mean we'll see the GeForce GTX 1180 Ti released before the GTX 1180? It would make sense, that's for sure.