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HDR may help reproduce all the detail in shots like this. (Source: Flickr)

Red Dead Redemption 2 appears not to support HDR on XBox One

A Eurogamer analyst has reported that Red Dead Redemption 2, a fresh release from RockStar Games, seems to have failed his test for high dynamic range (HDR) support while running on the XBox One. If these results are valid, the g...
An example of what the Companion App looks like on iOS. (Source: Rockstar Games)

Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App will put your game's map on your phone

Rockstar Games has announced the Companion App for its upcoming release, Red Dead Redemption 2. This app connects an Android or iOS device to the console in question, and allows the player to view maps, stats and progress on their...
Smartphone manufacturers need to stop marketing inaccurate product renders

Smartphone manufacturers need to stop marketing inaccurate product renders

Narrow bezels are all the rage these days—so much so that some OEMs have been overtly exaggerating their claims through marketing material. We want users to be aware of deceiving product shots that are seemingly becoming more comm...
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K may be intended to take the new Chromecast on. (Source: IoTGadgets)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: this affordable streaming device may challenge new Chromecast

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has just been announced. It may be able to deliver HDR10+, as well as Dolby Vision, in order to stream content. Amazon has also included object-based Dolby Atmos surround sound, for material that suppor...
The Gen 11 iGPU in the upcoming Intel 'Ice Lake' CPUs will support DP 1.4a and DSC. (Source: XDC 2018)

Intel 'Ice Lake' Gen 11 iGPU will support DisplayPort 1.4a and Display Stream Compression for [email protected]

At the recently concluded XDC 2018 conference, Intel's Linux graphics kernel developer, Manasi Navare touched upon the support for DisplayPort 1.4a and Display Stream Compression capabilities of the upcoming generation of Intel in...
Alienware flagship store in Chengdu, China (Source: Retail Design Blog)

Alienware opening a new flagship store in China this weekend

Back in 2009, Alienware opened up the gates of its first retail store in the US. In the meantime, the brand's network of brick-and-mortar locations expanded all over the world and even got to China. Now, the time has come for a ne...
Dell "would love" to make more OLED laptops, but supply is limited (Image source: Dell)

Dell "would love" to make more OLED laptops, but supply is limited

OLED offers an unbeatable experience when it comes to response times, viewing angles, and contrast ratio. After making a very brief appearance on the Alienware 13 R3 and Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga last year, the technology has been lyin...
Samsung CJ79 34-inch curved QLED monitor. (Source: Samsung)

IFA 2018 | Samsung launches the 34-inch 21:9 C34J791 Thunderbolt 3 QLED ultra-wide curved monitor

Samsung announced the new CJ79 monitor at IFA 2018 yesterday. The CJ79 is a 34-inch ultra-wide QLED monitor with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The display features a VA panel that offers a 3000:1 contrast ratio and comes with suppor...
The Samsung CJG5 is the company's latest monitor directed at gamers. (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Gamescom 2018 | Samsung announce new, 'budget-friendly' curved 144Hz monitor

Samsung has launched its new, 144Hz monitor in 32- and 27-inch variants. They claim that the new product, the CJG5, will be "reasonably" priced while offering decent specs and features. While there is no information on when it wil...
The new JapanNext curved gaming monitor is among the first to feature 200 Hz refresh rates at an affordable price. (Source: JapanNext)

JapanNext launches affordable curved 35-inch gaming monitor with 200 Hz refresh rate

The new JN-35VCG200UWHD gaming monitor is among the first to support 200 Hz refresh rates for ultra-wide resolutions. It might not be 4K and HDR-capable, but its AMVA panel with 180R curvature provides 3 ms response times, 300 nit...
The Samsung C43J89 is a 3840x1200 32:10 curved monitor with a 120 Hz refresh rate. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung announces the C43J89 — a 43-inch 32:10 ultra-wide curved gaming monitor

The C43J89 is Samsung's new ultra-wide monitor that boasts a resolution of 3840x1200 in a 120Hz 43-inch VA panel. Coming in both business and gaming variants, the C43J89 supports a host of connectivity options, offers a 99% FOV, a...
The Xbox One X will support certain HDMI 2.1 features without requiring re-certification. (Source: Xbox Enthusiast)

The Xbox One X is the first device to support HDMI 2.1

At Computex 2018, HDMI showed off some new features of the HDMI 2.1 specification on the Xbox One X. The Xbox One X will be the first device to support HDMI 2.1 features such as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mod...
The Galaxy Tab S4 is expected to bring dual-screen capabilities to Samsung DeX. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung DeX will reportedly receive dual-screen capabilities

Dual-screen support is reportedly coming to Samsung DeX with the release of the Galaxy Tab S4 later this year. DeX has previously allowed the phone's screen to be used as a touchpad for controlling the mouse, but displaying conten...
Play Overwatch on your Asus touchpad powered by the GTX 1050 Ti

Asus' experimental trackpad display is more useful than the Apple Touch Bar - albeit with a notable flaw

Carry a 5.5-inch 1080p secondary display with you wherever you go with the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580. On paper, the concept of having the trackpad be a second display would be immensely useful for multimedia and productivity purpo...
Apple iMac Pro (Xeon W-2140B, Radeon Pro Vega 56) Review

87% Apple iMac Pro (Xeon W-2140B, Radeon Pro Vega 56) Review

iMac for professionals!? Apple's iMac is a popular all-in-one system in two different sizes, but it is primarily designed for private users. Professionals only got the Mac Pro so far, but Apple now sells a pro version of the iMac with Intel Xeon CPU and AMD Radeon Pro GPU. We review the entry-level model for almost 5,500 Euros (~$6359).
Intel Xeon W-2145 | AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56 | 27" | 9.8 kg
Are some QHD monitors actually UHD panels in disguise? (Source: Newegg)

Your 1440p QHD monitor might be actually housing a 4K UHD panel

Surprising as it may seem, there is every possibility that the QHD monitor that you are using right now might in fact be a 4K panel. Supply shortages mean that OEMs could simply install a 4K panel, which are now almost as expensiv...
Remember to switch off Intel Display Power Saving Technology for maximum display brightness (Source: Own)

Disable Intel Display Power Saving Technology to increase maximum display brightness

Most Windows laptops prioritize battery life at the cost of a dimmer display. If you frequently find yourself squinting at washed out content when using your glossy laptop or Windows tablet outdoors, then disabling this automatic ...
The MSI Pro 24X AiO boasts a super-thin design with narrow bezels (Source: MSI)

The MSI Pro 24X AiO boasts a super-thin design with narrow bezels

MSI wants to bring style to the seemingly stale world of business PCs with its latest AiO. The 23.6-inch Pro 24X has bezels just 2.2 mm narrow and a thickness of only 6.5 mm along the top. Internally, however, it's a bit disappoin...
Image: Asus

Asus' new ROG Swift PG27UQ is the first 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with DisplayHDR 1000 certificationr

The ROG Swift PG27UQ from Asus packs in almost everything anyone could want in a monitor: 4K, HDR, G-Sync, and a 144 Hz refresh rate. Asus will also sell the monitor pre-calibrated to professional-grade standards with excellent co...
Lenovo Legion is the official PC and monitor sponsor for the Ubisoft Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six eSports events. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo inks pact with Ubisoft to furnish Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Pro eSports events with Legion gear

Lenovo has partnered with Ubisoft to furnish the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Pro League and Majors eSports events with Legion hardware including desktop PCs, laptops, and monitors. The partnership extends from Spring 2018 to Sp...
Lenovo V330-15IKB (i3-7130U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

80% Lenovo V330-15IKB (i3-7130U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Ultrabay reloaded. The 15.6-incher from Lenovo features a Kaby Lake processor, an SSD, and 8 GB of (dual-channel) RAM. Windows 10 Pro serves as the OS. The battery life fails to impress. However, you can put a secondary battery inside the device.
Intel Core i3-7130U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Dell P2719H 27-inch productivity monitor. (Source: Dell)

A bevy of new Dell productivity monitors that include USB-C connections and 65 W power delivery

Dell has been number one in monitor sales for 17 straight quarters, and they are looking to continue this trend with the announcement of seven new and refreshed monitors. Three of the new models stand out because of their USB-C co...
Panama City has great nightlife, incredible historical sites, and this amazing hotel gaming room to offer. (Source: Engadget)

Alienware creates the perfect hotel room for gamers

Gamers planning a trip to Panama City may just want to book a stay at the local Hilton hotel. Alienware has teamed up with the hotel’s management to create a gaming-themed room that is awesome enough to bring tears to the eyes of ...
Dell Inspiron 27 7000 All-In-One. (Source: Dell)

Dell's new Inspiron all-in-ones feature InfinityEdge displays, dedicated GPUs, and a focus on the cinema experience

Dell has announced refreshes of the Inspiron 24 5000 AIO and Inspiron 27 7000 AIO bringing Intel 8th Gen processors and Nvidia 10-series graphics. Display options include matte touch screens and 4k UHD. Dell is placing an emphasis...
The Mi TV 4S. (Source: Gizmochina)

The Mi TV 4S is a 55-inch 4K HDR TV with a sub-US$500 price tag

Xiaomi's new Mi TV 4S will be an improved refresh of the Mi TV 4 that was launched last year. The TV features a 55-inch 4K HDR display, 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, a quad-core Cortex A53 SoC clocked at 1.5 GHz, a Mali-450 MP5 GP...
Asus ROG Strix GL703VM Scar Edition (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD 120 Hz) Laptop Review

84% Asus ROG Strix GL703VM Scar Edition (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD 120 Hz) Laptop Review

Hotter, Louder, Faster, Stronger. The Asus ROG Strix GL703VM is a more powerful version of the GL703VD, which we reviewed back in October. In addition to a faster GPU, the GL703VM brings a 120 Hz display, but fan noise and temperatures leave room for improvement.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
HP has announced a number of new 4K displays with support for USB-C. (Photo: HP EliteDisplay S270n)

HP announces 4K displays with USB-C and thin bezels

HP has announced a number of new EliteDisplay monitors with 4K IPS panels and support for USB-C. The displays will launch in sizes of 27, 32 and 43 inches.
CES 2018: Our impressions of the biggest show of the year

CES 2018: Our impressions of the biggest show of the year

CES 2018 has come and gone, and we have witnessed OEMs showcasing the best of their innovations. While we had some noteworthy announcements that will shape the tech industry for years to come, there were also a lot of me-too products on display as well. We recap the event to look at some of the products that were show-stoppers and discuss what they may indicate for the overall tech landscape this year.
No more new OLED laptops: LCD technology continued to dominate the market

CES 2018 | No more OLED laptops: LCD technology continues to dominate the market

There were many new laptops at CES. Not a part of any new announcement: Laptops with OLED displays. It seems that most manufacturers will instead continue to stick with IPS LCDs – a situation that can by explained with multiple re...
Asus ROG Strix Flare mechanical gaming keyboard. (Source: Asus)

CES 2018 | Asus ROG Strix Flare is a mechanical keyboard with flair, and the Asus Bezel-Free Kit makes multi-monitor seamless

With the ROG Strix Flare, Asus has added on-board programmability and moved some of the media control keys to improve reachability. Their Bezel-Free Kit is in the concept stage, but uses optical tricks to hide the bezels in multi-...
Image: Liliputing

CES 2018 | The eOneBook is an expensive dual-E ink display device that can only be used to read one manga

Do you have $300 burning a hole in your pocket and really like the manga Fist of the North Star? The eOneBook by Progress Technologies may be the device for you. Featuring two E ink displays that fold out like a book, the device c...
HP Omen X 65 Big Format Gaming Display. (Source: HP)

CES 2018 | HP introduces Omen Game Streaming service to create your own Geforce Now style server, and the 65-inch Omen X 65 display

HP announces the 65-inch 120 Hz Omen X Big Format Gaming Display with G-sync, and the Omen Game Streaming service that is similar to Steam in-home streaming but can stream to remote locations over the internet.
Dell S2419HM and S2719DM monitors. (Source: Dell)

CES 2018 | Dell's new 24- and 27-inch monitors are claimed to be the brightest ultra-thin monitors available

Dell's new ultrathin monitors combat bright home and office setups with up to 600 nit brightness, while also being well suited to multi-monitor setups thanks to their InfinityEdge bezels.
The module-based MicroLED TVs can have 8K or even higher resolutions. (Source: Samsung)

CES 2018 | Samsung's modular MicroLED TVs expected to be better than OLEDs

To compensate for the lackluster QLED experience from 2017, Samsung is betting now on the MicroLED technology that seems to be better than the current OLED solutions form LG. The Samsung First Look panel at CES 2018 showcased a 14...
Asus is among the first OEMs to offer a BFGD, announcing the ROG Swift PG65. (Source: Asus)

CES 2018 | Nvidia presents 65-inch 4K @120Hz G-Sync HDR gaming display

The Big Format Gaming Display initiative from Nvidia brings the G-Sync technology to large TV screens with diagonals of at least 65-inch. These large screens are also HDR compliant and come standard with a [email protected] HZ resolution, bu...
The new Thunderbolt 3 controller comes with support for DisplayPort 1.4. (Source: Intel)

Intel's new 'Titan Ridge' Thunderbolt 3 controller brings support for DisplayPort 1.4

Intel has announced upgraded Thunderbolt 3 controllers belonging to the JHL7x40 series, codenamed 'Titan Ridge'. The new controllers retain the 40 Gbps bandwidth and add support for the DisplayPort 1.4 specification.
The 88-inch 8K display was announced ahead of CES 2018, but a unit should also be showcased at the Las Vegas event. (Source: LG)

LG presents world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display

Even though the market is not yet ready for the 8K standard , LG breaks the ice releasing the first 8K OLED display with an impressive 88-inch diagonal and astounding brightness.
Lenovo ThinkVision P32u. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2018 | Two new Lenovo ThinkVision monitors: The ridiculously thin X24, and the highly color-accurate P32u

Lenovo has announced two new ThinkVision monitors. One is a sleek looking FullHD monitor with a slim body and thin bezels, while the other runs at 4K, boasts a higher degree of color accuracy, and supports a wider range of movemen...
Samsung CJ791 QLED curved monitor with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

CES 2018 | Samsung unveils CJ791 curved monitor with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity

The Samsung CJ791 QLED curved monitor has a 4 ms response time and can provide up to 85 W of laptop charging power via the Thunderbolt 3 interface included, which can also provide up to 40 Gbps transfer rate when connected to vari...
Why Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) is such a headache

Why Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) is such a headache

We often make a big deal about low-frequency Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) in our detailed reviews of displays, but why is it such a negative? This articles takes a detailed look into Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) as a technology and why certain PWM frequencies can be harmful to people.
Intel Core i5-6300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2 kg
Each tier has its own distinct logo. (Source: VESA)

VESA introduces three-tier DisplayHDR open standard for LCD screens

The new DisplayHDR certificate aims at a more clear classification for HDR-grade LCD displays. It includes three tiers that have distinct logos and are differentiated according to luminance, color gamut, bit depth and rise time. C...
The Onyx Boox Max 2 Pro is a quad-core E-Ink tablet coming this month for $800

The Onyx Boox Max 2 Pro is a quad-core E-Ink tablet coming this month for $800

The Onyx Boox Max 2 Pro is a powerful (if expensive) eReader tablet with a huge 13.3-inch hi-res E-Ink display. The reader boasts a quad-core processor, a full version of Android 6.0, and a highly responsive E-Ink display, but the...
Monitor color profiles in Windows 10

How to correctly install and assign monitor color profiles in Windows 10

Windows is often a bit stubborn when it comes to configuring monitor color profiles. Some pitfalls are buried deep inside the system preferences. Here, we discuss screen profiles in general, guide users through the setup and we offer some useful tips for problem solving, some of which may even be interesting for advanced users.
HDMI 2.1 will be enabled through Ultra High Speed HDMI cables that have a 48 Gbps throughput. (Source: HDMI Forum)

Final HDMI 2.1 specifications released with 8K, 10K and dynamic HDR support

Other new features include enhanced audio return channel, variable refresh rate, quick media switching, quick frame transport, auto low latency mode, and display stream compression (DSC). The 2.1 standard actually allows [email protected] ...
The micro-LEDs are less than 100 micrometers wide. (Source: ZDNet Korea)

150-inch micro-LED TVs to be demoed by Samsung at CES 2018

Samsung claims the micro-LEDs are better than OLEDs when it comes to larger screen TVs. The microscopic LEDs would solve the burn-in problems that come with the OLED displays, and would allow for larger screen sizes at a fraction ...
MSI Optix AG32R Freesync Monitor. (Source: MSI)

Curved 32-inch 165 Hz Freesync gaming monitor with 1 ms response time from MSI

MSI have released their new Optix AG32C, with high-end features and AMD Freesync technology for reduced screen tearing.
The XG2530 e-sports monitor comes with 240 Hz refresh rate. (Source: ViewSonic)

ViewSonic unveils new XG gaming monitors, interactive displays and e-posters

Celebrating 30 years of existence, ViewSonic reveled a host of new products including gaming monitors, interactive 4K 75-inch flat panels, and e-posters.
The CHG90 gaming monitor is the world's first to integrate a 32:9 screen ratio display. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung outs 49-inch 32:9 super ultrawide QLED gaming monitor

The CHG90 boasts an impressive 32:9 ratio screen with 3840 x 1080 resolution. The QLED panel handles HDR content and provides blacks almost as deep as the ones found with the more expensive OLEDs. The curvature of the screen allow...
Asus ZenScreen MB16AC (15.6, FHD, IPS) Monitor Review

Asus ZenScreen MB16AC (15.6, FHD, IPS) Monitor Review

Portable USB monitor. No recharging, one cable, light and slim. Asus' portable monitor is neither matte nor particularly bright. Although the poor color space will deter professionals, the very high contrast will certainly appeal to everyone.
The AOC AG322QCX is an 1800R curved panel. (Source: AOC)

AOC unveils the AGON QHD curved gaming monitor with support for AMD FreeSync

AOC has announced the launch of the AG322QCX — a curved 32-inch QHD gaming monitor with support for AMD FreeSync. The AG322QCX targets the enthusiast gamer segment and features technologies that reduce eye fatigue.

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