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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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DigiTimes: Vendors Eye 5K Monitors

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DigiTimes: Vendors Eye 5K Monitors

According to DigiTimes the October launch of the Apple iMac with 5K (5120 x 2880) resolution Retina Display has led to LCD monitor vendors considering the release of similar high-end displays in 2015.

How come? Apparently LCD monitor shipments face declines in the coming years-- from a 136 million unit high in 2014 to 132m in 2015 and 128m in 2017-- and as a result vendors are looking into high-end niches in order to remain profitable.

One such vendor is Philips, DigiTimes reports. LG Display is apparently the company supplying "most" of the 5K panels of the market.

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