IPS

MSI has announced its first display that uses a Fast IPS panel, which boasts a 240 Hz refresh rate. Like many gaming LCDs, the Optix MAG251RX is NVIDIA G-Sync compatible as well as VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified. Meanwhile, unlike most gaming monitors, the new product comes with a USB-C input. Based on a 24.5-inch 8-bit+FRC IPS panel, the MSI MAG251RX features a 1920×1080 resolution, 400 nits brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles, a 1 ms response time, and a maximum refresh rate of 240 Hz. The monitor supports VESA’s Adaptive-Sync variable refresh rate technology and is NVIDIA G-Sync-compatible certified. The monitor can display 1.07 billion colors and can reproduce 107% of the sRGB as well as 84% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, which is...

How Good (or Bad) is a $100 Laptop? The Coda Spirit Review

Back in late 2014, I remember Brett reviewing the HP Stream 11-inch laptop for $200. At the time, it was a great little machine, offering all you need to...

103 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/9/2020

Predators: Acer Launches 24.5 & 27-Inch Fast IPS 240 Hz Monitors

Acer Japan has unleashed the company’s first Predator displays that use Fast IPS panels, and therefore offering a 240 Hz refresh rate along with all the advantages that the...

16 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2020

Going Big: Iiyama Intros 43-inch ProLite X4372UHSU-B1 4K Monitor

Using a TV-sized display as a monitor always seemed like a fanciful idea. Until one day it wasn't. Thanks to the increasing commoditization of LCD panels and the continual...

18 by Anton Shilov on 3/5/2020

EIZO Unveils ColorEdge Prominence CG3146 HDR Reference Monitor with Calibration Sensor

Well known for their high-end and reference-quality monitors, EIZO has introduced their latest reference monitor, the ColorEdge Prominence CG3146, which is designed for HDR content mastering for the broadcast...

21 by Anton Shilov on 3/2/2020

Philips’s 243B1: An Inexpensive Monitor with USB-C Docking & Presence Detector

USB Type-C connectors on displays and docking capabilities for modern laptops are extremely convenient, but up until recently monitor manufacturers have treated USB-C as a premium feature. This is...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/20/2020

280 Hz Fast: The ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM IPS Monitor, It's Love At First Sight

Now that 24.5-inch and 27-inch Fast IPS panels with a 240 Hz maximum refresh rate are in mass production, it is time to overclock them. ASUS was the first...

42 by Anton Shilov on 2/14/2020

More Hz for Less: GIGABYTE Unveils Aorus FI27Q 27-Inch 165 Hz Monitor

GIGABYTE has introduced its 2nd Generation 27-inch ‘tactical’ display for gamers, updating the display to offer a maximum refresh rate of 165 Hz. The Aorus FI27Q monitor continues to...

25 by Anton Shilov on 1/31/2020

Assassin’s Speed: Eve Technology Reveals 27-Inch QHD Monitors With 240Hz Variable Refresh

Eve Technology is known primarily for its crowd-developed 2-in-1 Eve V notebook introduced a couple of years ago. But this week the company introduced its first crowd-developed displays. The...

42 by Anton Shilov on 1/28/2020

Big & Fast: 17.3-Inch 240 Hz ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE Portable USB-C Gaming Monitor

With over half of a dozen external displays for laptops in its lineup, ASUS is a company that takes portable monitors seriously. Following that philosophy, this week the company...

28 by Anton Shilov on 1/24/2020

MSI Reveals Optix MEG381CQR 37.5-Inch HDR600 144 Hz Curved Monitor

MSI has announced its new curved gaming display that combines a near-4K resolution with an up to 144 Hz variable refresh rate supported by VESA’s Adaptive-Sync technology, and 600...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/21/2020

Lenovo’s Qreator 27: A Sub-$900 10-Bit 4K Professional Monitor w/ Qi Charging

Just in time for CES 2020, Lenovo has introduced a new display for media creators, the Qreator 27. Lenovo's latest monitor offers essential professional-grade qualities along with a number...

9 by Anton Shilov on 1/6/2020

Lenovo Unveils ThinkVision Creator Extreme P27: A Professional Monitor with Mini LED FALD

Continuing our run of CES 2020 announcements, Lenovo has announced its new ThinkVision Creator Extreme top-of-the-range professional-grade display. The new 27-inch Ultra-HD monitor features a Mini LED-based full-area local...

20 by Anton Shilov on 1/3/2020

Quick & Deadly: Alienware 25 (AW2521HF) 240 Hz Fast IPS Monitor Revealed

Dell’s Alienware was among the first brands to offer a 27-inch Fast IPS gaming display featuring a 240 Hz refresh rate back in August, 2019. This spring, the company...

23 by Anton Shilov on 1/2/2020

CES 2020: Dell’s New UltraSharp U2520Q & U2720Q USB-C Monitors for Designers

Dell has introduced its new 25-inch and 27-inch displays that are aimed at artists and designers with color-critical workloads. The new UltraSharp U2520Q and U2720Q monitors feature a 3H...

22 by Anton Shilov on 1/2/2020

CES 2020: Dell Announces UltraSharp U4320Q 42.5-Inch 4K IPS Monitor

Dell was among the first companies to introduce a 43-inch monitor designed for office and environments where multi-display configurations have traditionally been used. At CES, the company rolled out...

30 by Anton Shilov on 1/2/2020

LG Reveals 31.5-Inch UltraFine Ergo 4K Monitor with Ergonomic Arm

LG has announced its new 31.5-inch UltraFine Ergo 4K display, the largest in the UltraFine family to date. Living up to its name, the Ergo monitor has an innovative...

15 by Anton Shilov on 12/20/2019

280 Hz Fast: ASUS Releases TUF Gaming VG279QM IPS Monitor w/ 280 Hz

ASUS has started sales of its yet unannounced TUF Gaming VG279QM display in China. The new monitor features a maximum refresh rate of 280 Hz along with a dynamic...

28 by Anton Shilov on 12/19/2019

NEC's MultiSync PA311D, a 10-bit IPS 4K Professional Monitor

NEC this week introduced a new professional display for color critical applications. The NEC MultiSync PA311D LCD features a 4K resolution, covers 100% of the AdobeRGB color space and...

52 by Anton Shilov on 11/20/2019

LG Unveils 43UN700 Monitor: 42.5-Inch 4K w/ HDR10 for Work & Gaming

When LG introduced its 43UD79 monitor over two years ago, it quickly gained popularity both among gamers and among office workers mainly due to its combination of size, connectivity...

34 by Anton Shilov on 11/11/2019

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