Posted Thu Oct 18, 2018 at 02:25 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
We've compiled the latest gear news, including details on Screen Innovations' short throw projector screen, Dell's new monitors, and more.
From product announcements and streaming app updates to general industry news and recent gear trends, keeping up with the latest tech news can be a daunting task. With that in mind, we're here to offer you a roundup of some of the latest gear and consumer electronics news that you may have missed.
For this edition, we're covering the launch of Screen Innovations' Solo Pro ST projector screen, details on Dell's latest monitor lineup, and LG's newest 4K HDR monitor.
So, without further ado, here's a rundown of some of the latest gear and tech news:
Screen Innovations has announced its latest projector screen option. The company's ambient-light-rejecting Short Throw (ST) screen material is now available on the Solo Pro lineup.
The Solo Pro collection offers customizable motorized screens allowing simple and quick installation in just 5 minutes by one user, offering a convenient wireless, rollable, and portable projector screen solution. Likewise, the system's lithium-rechargeable and low-voltage options let users easily configure the screen nearly anywhere without the need for an electrician.
Meanwhile, SI's short throw screen material uses a microscopic lenticular optical technology geared toward use with ultra-short throw projectors positioned directly below the screen with support for throw ratios as close as 0.1 times the image width. With that in mind, the material is designed to accept light from directly below the screen while rejecting ambient light from above or perpendicular to the screen.
"The extraordinary Short Throw screen material is very difficult to work with due to its optical qualities. It took almost two years to perfect a method to manipulate it to function in a motorized system. Thankfully, SI has the manufacturing capability to not only develop this methodology, but we also have the capacity to create repeatable results to scale for production." Said Tom Nugent, SI’s Chief of Material Technology.
The Solo Pro with Short Throw material is now available for order. Shipments are expected to launch this month.
Source: Screen Innovations
Dell has revealed the latest additions to its monitor lineup. The new collection includes the UltraSharp 49-inch Curved Monitor (U4919DW), UltraSharp 32-inch 4K USB-C Monitor (U3219Q), 34-inch Curved USB-C Monitor (U3419W), and 24-inch and 27-inch USB-C Monitors (U2419HC and U2719DC).
"It's amazing that Dell is so far out front on the monitor scene," said Jon Peddie, president at Jon Peddie Research. "Dell's expanding displays portfolio highlights the company’s vision of meeting every customer’s displays needs."
The UltraSharp U4919DW is the world’s first 49-inch curved dual QHD monitor. The display features an IPS panel with a 5120x1440 resolution and an ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio designed for advanced multi-screen productivity, offering a perfect single-screen alternative to a dual 27-inch QHD monitor setup. The Dell UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor (U4919DW) is set to start shipping on October 26 for an MSRP of $1,699.99.
"As the world's favorite monitor brand, Dell continues its legacy of leading innovation with multiple firsts in the industry. Once again, we have pushed the boundaries of display technology to deliver the world’s first 49-inch curved dual QHD monitor. This new monitor offers an immersive panoramic experience without compromising design or functionality," said Kirk Schell, senior vice president, Dell Displays & Engineering. "This revolutionary 49-inch curved monitor is focused on enhancing the performance and productivity of desk-centric users such as financial traders, bankers, creatives and engineers. With the new UltraSharp family, we remain committed to providing the best to meet the visualization needs of our commercial customers."
Meanwhile, the UltraSharp U3219Q is a 32-inch 4K USB-C monitor with an Ultra HD resolution and VESA certified DisplayHDR 400 support, offering HDR playback capabilities with up to 400 nits of brightness (typical) and a color depth of 1.07 billion colors. The Dell UltraSharp 32 4K USB-C Monitor (U3219Q) is available now for an MSRP of $1,099.99.
In addition, the company has also released the UltraSharp U3419W. The 34-inch Curved USB-C monitor features an ultra-wide 21:9 IPS panel with a WQHD resolution of 3440x1440. Built-in dual 9W speakers are integrated as well. The Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved USB-C Monitor (U3419W) is now available for an MSRP of $1,149.99.
Finally, the U2419HC and U2719DC are 24-inch and 27-inch USB-C monitors. The displays feature virtually borderless InfinityEdge bezels, thin side profiles, and small bases for space-saving placement options. The 24-inch size features a FHD resolution panel while the 27-inch version features a QHD resolution panel. Versions without USB-C connectivity are also available. The Dell UltraSharp 24 USB-C Monitor (U2419HC) is on sale now for an MSRP of $399.99, and the Dell UltraSharp 27 USB-C Monitor (U2719DC) is on sale now for an MSRP $649.99.
LG has revealed the latest addition to its monitor lineup. Though a US release has not been announced yet, the 4K HDR 32UK550 is currently available in Japan for 55,000 yen (about $490).
The 32UK550 features a 32-inch VA LCD panel with a 4K resolution of 3840×2160 and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Likewise, the display includes support for HDR10 high dynamic range playback with up to 300 nits of brightness, 95% coverage of the DCI-P3 wide color gamut, and a 3,000:1 contrast ratio. In addition, the monitor offers several features geared toward gaming applications, including a fast 4ms GTG response time and AMD Radeon FreeSync technology. FreeSync allows the display to sync its refresh rate to a game's frame rate (up to 60 Hz) in order to help minimize screen tearing.
Beyond the new 32UK550, LG also recently revealed the upcoming 34GK950G UltraGear Monitor ($1,400). The display is also geared toward gaming and features a 34-inch curved Nano IPS panel with a QHD resolution, UltraWide 21:9 aspect ratio, DCI-P3 support, and NVIDIA G-Sync capabilities.
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