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IDC: Monitors Decline on Q4 2014

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IDC: Monitors Decline on Q4 2014

According to IDC global Q4 2014 PC monitors drop by -4.4% Y-o-Y to reach 34 million units-- a 1.3% improvement over analyst forecasts, as the adoption of lower-price mobile devices eats into the monitor market.

"For consumer-oriented vendors like Samsung and LG the holiday season helped fuel the sector. Shipments were also bolstered by high volumes of renewals for devices still running Windows XP in both the public and private sectors," the analyst says. "Geographically, W. Europe, the 2nd largest regional market in terms of units shipped, experienced year-over-year gain for the fourth consecutive quarter, recording 8.4% growth Q4 2014."

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Freescync Support for Acer Monitor

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Freescync Support for Acer Monitor

According to Acer the XG270HU gaming monitor uses AMD FreeSync technology and AMD Radeon R-Series GPU support to eliminate screen tearing and stuttering for an "ultra-smooth" gaming experience.

Available in WQHD (2560x1440) resolution, the 27-inch monitor offers 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and an edge-to-edge frameless design to maximize the viewing area. Meanwhile the FreeSync technology syncs the monitor's frames with those of the graphics card to further reducing lag and latency.

Further additions include EyeProtect flicker-less technology and ComfyView glare reduction.

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Embedded DisplayPort Reaches 1.4a

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Embedded DisplayPort Reaches 1.4a

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) publishes the Embedded DisplayPort (ePD) standard version 1.4a-- a replacement to the February 2013 eDP v1.4 bringing an increase in video data transfer rate.

It incorporates the VESA Display Stream Compression (DSC) standard 1.1, as well as a segmented panel architecture allowing for higher panel integration.

Leveraging on DisplayPort 1.3 as base specification, eDP 1.4a operates at the HBR3 link rate of 8.1Gbps per lane (for maximum bandwidth of 32.4Gbps), allowing it to support 8K resolution displays. Another addition is Multi-SST Operation (MSO), a technology supporting Segmented Panel Display, a VESA display architecture for thinner, lighter and lower-cost display panels.

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HP Presents Zvr VR Display

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HP Presents Zvr VR Display

HP launches what it says is a "a step closer to true holographic viewing"-- the Zvr Virtual Reality Display, a "Blended Reality" monitor allowing users to view and manipulate 3D animated objects in real-time, first seen at CES 2015.

The Zvr consists of a 23.6-inch desktop display armed with four head-tracking IR cameras. Use requires the wearing of passive 3D glasses, while interaction with on-screen objects come through a stylus. As for actual specifications, the display handles 1920x1080 resolution, with input via either DVI or DisplayPort 1.2.

Aimed mainly at architectural, educational and MCAD applications, the Zvr display also features a n optional zView solution for the real-time sharing of 3D models on a 2D big screen, while zSpace technology handles the interactive on-screen visuals.

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IDC: Touchscreens Help Monitor Market

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IDC: Touchscreens Help Monitor Market

According to IDC global Q3 2014 monitor shipments total 33.4 million units-- a -5.1% Y-o-Y decline leading to forecasts of flat Q4 2014 shipments reaching 33.5m units.

"We found modest Y-o-Y shipment growth for Q3 2014 in W. Europe and the US-- – 4.4% and 4.5%, respectively-- two of the largest regions for PC monitor unit shipments," the analyst remarks.

However one segment is actually growing-- touchscreen monitors. IDC says the segments sees "double-digit" growth across all territories, with W. Europe being the largest in terms of touchscreen unit shipments.

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