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IDC: Improved Q2 2016 for PC Monitors

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IDC: Improved Q2 2016 for PC Monitors

According to IDC Q2 2016 PC monitor shipments total 30 million units in Q2 2016-- a 4.9% Y-o-Y (or 4.6% Q-o-Q) increase the analyst describes as better than previous forecasts.

However the analyst also predicts the global market will decline at rates of around -3% Y-o-Y from 2018 through 2020, even if currently EMEA sees "solid" Y-o-Y results, the result of growing mobile device adoption at lower price points. As for full year 2016, IDC forecasts shipments will reach 118m, a decline of -12.7%.

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LG Presents Biggest Monitors at IFA 2016

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LG Presents Biggest Monitors at IFA 2016

LG announces a duo of 21:9 "UltraWide" monitors-- the 38-inch 38UC99 curved monitor and the 144Hz 34-inch 34UC79G curved gaming monitor, both offering "significant advances in display innovation."

The 38UC99 features a 3840 x 1600 resolution IPS panel offering a colour gamut covering 99% of sRGB colour space. Described as the biggest curved monitor from the company yet, it is also the first to feature USB-C connectivity for the transmission of both content and power through a single cable.

Custom display options are available through OnScreen Control and My Display Preset software.

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Dell Intros 24-inch Gaming Monitor

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Dell Intros 24-inch Gaming Monitor

Dell announces the S2417DG-- a 24-inch gaming monitor promising "premium visuals fit for a champion" through WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution and variable refresh rate with Nvidia G-Sync.

Refresh rates range from 30 to 165Hz, while the inclusion of Nvidia G-Sync ensures the elimination of screen tearing, stuttering and ghost images. Grey-to-grey response time is also fast at 1-millisecond, while 3D is supported through Nvidia 3D Vision technology. Constrast ratio stands at 1000:1 with 350cd/m2 brightness, 170/160 viewing angles, 16.7 million colour depth and standard sRGB gamut.

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BenQ Intros PD7700Q Designer Monitor

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BenQ Intros PD7700Q Designer Monitor

BenQ announces the PD2700Q-- a 27-inch 2560x1440 resolution monitor the company says is aimed mainly for customers of the "designer" variety.

The monitor offers 3 self-explanatory brightness/contrast profiles aimed at different use cases. Darkroom promises more clarity and sharpness to image details, CAD/CAM ensures technical illustrations stand out and Animation enhances dark shadow details.

Interestingly Windows users can have multiple modes on different parts of the display using through screen partitioning DualView functionality.

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Apple Ends Thunderbolt Display

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Apple Ends Thunderbolt Display

Apple confirms it is ending sales of the only monitor it makes, the Thunderbolt Display-- but the press continues to insist a much rumoured replacement remains in the works.

"We’re discontinuing the Apple Thunderbolt Display," the company tells The Verge. "It will be available through Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorised Resellers while supplies last. There are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users."

The 2560x1440 resolution Thunderbolt Display was much loved by Apple fans, but the monitor has not seen an update since 2011. However, while Apple is still to confirm its plans regarding the monitor industry, the grapevine says a 4K (if not 5K) update is to launch sooner, rather than later.

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