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HIS Multi View Display Adapters Review

HIS have provided three different hardware adapters for those users who lack the ability to add additional displays to their system setup: the Multi View II, the Multi View X2, and the Multi View+Sound. Each of these offer different features, but all work on the same premise: a USB or DVI adapter expands your ability to add more displays to your setup in a simple manner. Let's take a look.



Philips Two-in-One Monitor Wins 2014 COMPUTEX Gold Award

 Philips Two-in-One Monitor Wins 2014 COMPUTEX Gold Award World’s first virtually seamless Two-in-One display brings dual monitor productivity and minimalist, ultra-thin design to desktops  Taipei, Taiwan – June 3, 2014 – Today Philips Monitors was named the recipient of the 2014 COMPUTEX d&i Gold Award for outstanding innovation in the development of the world’s first virtually seamless Two-in-One Monitor. The Philips Two-in-One Monitor (Model 19DP6QJNS) combines two 19-inch screens, providing a virtually seamless 38-inch display for increased productivity and a streamlined view. With a minimalist 3.5 mm narrow border and a panoramic IPS display, brilliant colored images can be seen from any viewpoint. Supported by one space-saving stand and designed with maximum adjustability and viewing comfort in mind, both screens tilt forward and backward up to 22.5 degrees to accommodate preferred viewing angles. The monitor’s light footprint provides a clutter-free design to clear up your desktop. The sleek Philips Two-in-One Monitor generously offers multiple connectivity options including 1 DisplayPort and VGA input on the first display, and 1 VGA input and one MHL-enabled HDMI input on the second display, along with a two USB inputs on each display for convenience. The monitor’s MHL capability brings your mobile devices to life on the big screen display, allowing you to view content directly from your compatible smartphone or tablet, while also charging the dev...



ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches Wide Array of Products at Computex 2014

ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches Wide Array of Products at Computex 2014 – Gaming focused products include the new G20 desktop, GR8 console PC, GX500 notebook, Maximus VII Formula, Impact and Crossblade Ranger motherboards, plus the Ares III graphics card and SWIFT PG278Q Display – Fremont, CA (June 3, 2014) – ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today displayed at Computex 2014 its new line-up of products for gamers in pursuit of portability, class leading design and extreme performance. These exciting products include the powerhouse G20 small-form-factor desktop, the GR8 that delivers PC gaming power in a console design and the ultra-thin, ultra-cool GX500 gaming notebook. To tantalize gaming and performance enthusiasts, ROG also showcased the flagship Z97-based Maximus VII Formula, Maximus VII Impact mini-ITX powerhouse, Crossblade Ranger — ROG’s first AMD FM2+ gaming motherboard — and the limited-edition Ares III, the world’s fastest graphics card powered by dual Radeon™ Hawaii XT GPUs and cooled by a custom-designed EK water block. Commenting on ROG’s Computex 2014 presentation, ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih said, “Performance is what we live and breathe for at ROG. Our design aesthetics are about creating a sense of pride and belonging, way beyond the use of lines or colors. We take it upon ourselves to transform your desires and imagination into a myriad of products that are both beautiful and powerful — to deliver an epic gaming experience. T...



AOC’s New 24-inch IPS Monitor packs Two 7W Onkyo Speakers in a Full HD Display

Connect to PCs, gaming consoles, smartphones and DVD players to enjoy Full HD visuals and stereo quality sound while gaming, surfing the web or watching videos Fremont, Calif. – May 12, 2014 – AOC, a worldwide leader in display technology, today announces the 24-inch Full HD IPS Display with ONKYO sound technology. With two 7W speakers onboard, the monitor is an ideal entertainment hub and has both VGA and HDMI inputs for easy connection to consoles, PCs and other electronic devices. The flicker-free LED backlit display offers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, and the IPS panel ensures consistent color and brightness regardless of viewing angle. The AOC 24-inch Full HD monitor (i2473Pwm) is available for $249 MSRP at Amazon.com, and is backed by AOC’s three-year warranty as well as the EASE exchange program. The AOC 24-inch Full HD IPS Display with ONKYO sound technology has a sleek body framed by an extremely narrow black hairline-textured bezel. The monitor offers a 5ms refresh rate, 250 cd/m² typical brightness, and 50M: 1 dynamic contrast-ratio for clear and crisp images. Connectivity includes VGA and HDMI to bring vivid colors, no matter what you are watching, along with MHL (mobile high-definition link), which allows you to connect mobile phones, tablets and other portable electronics devices for quick charging while also mirroring content to AOC’s 24-inch Full HD display. With the ability to connect to various devices such as PCs, gaming consoles, smartphones...



AOC launches 28″ MVA monitors

Redefining large: AOC launches 28″ MVA monitors Amsterdam, 23 April 2014 – Display specialist AOC launches its first two 28″ (71.1 cm) monitors. The m2870Vhe and m2870Vq feature large 16:9 MVA panels with Full HD resolution, wide viewing angles and high luminosity. Rich colours, high contrast and fast response times make these two displays ideal for both professional needs and entertainment such as video games and movies. Both models come with an extensive array of input options and other features, with the m2870Vq even boasting an additional DisplayPort connector and stereo speakers. Perfect colours at an impressive scale With the two new models from its Value Line, the m2870Vhe and m2870Vq, AOC enters the young market segment of 28″ (71.1 cm) displays. Thanks to MVA panel technology, the 16:9 wide screen monitors offer rich, vivid colours and a super-high contrast of 3000:1. This makes them perfect for demanding professional tasks such as design programmes requiring high colour fidelity, even at wide viewing angles of up to 178°. With a fast response time of only 5 ms, the two Full HD displays are also ideal for fast-paced entertainment such as gaming and movies, which truly come to life on the large 28″ screens. Everyday office tasks such as handling large spread sheets and programmes with multiple windows profit from the huge screen real estate as well. In all of these cases, the high luminosity of 300 cd/m² allows for clear images even in environments with...



AOC launches IPS monitors with ONKYO speakers, MHL and Miracast connectivity

  AOC launches IPS monitors with ONKYO speakers, MHL and Miracast connectivity   Amsterdam, 14 April 2014 – AOC announces a new set of 23.8″ (60.5 cm) IPS monitors with powerful ONKYO speakers for a spectacular entertainment experience. Both the i2473Pwm and the i2473Pwy boast a stylish Razor Concept design. Built in the stand of these Full HD monitors, two 7 watt speakers from ONKYO are perfect for a superior sound quality when playing games and watching movies. In addition to exceptional image quality, the models also feature the latest connectivity options with MHL and the wireless Miracast™. Home entertainment centre: The 73 Series models offer a solid sound performance thanks to 7 watt ONKYO speakers Exceptional images and world class brand sound AOC equips the new 73 Series members with high-grade 23.8″ (60.5 cm) IPS panels. Delivering Full HD resolution, 250 cd/m² luminosity and a pixel response time of 5 ms (GTG), the LED-backlit displays stun with extremely vivid colours and super-wide viewing angles of 178° both vertically and horizontally. To match the exceptional image quality with high-class sound, the monitors are equipped with a set of powerful 7 watt ONKYO high-quality loudspeakers. An external audio set-up is no longer needed. MHL and Miracast Both monitors feature D-Sub as well as HDMI connectors. The i2473Pwm furthermore supports MHL connectivity. This Mobile High-Definition Link allows to directly connect compatible Android...



AOC Debuts 24-inch 144Hz Gaming Monitor Built for Speed

r AOC Debuts 24-inch 144Hz Gaming Monitor Built for Speed 3 Apr 2014   High-performance G2460PQU display brings a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time to your gaming PC and console   Fremont, Calif. – April 3, 2014 – AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces the 24-inch 144Hz Gaming Monitor (G2460PQU). Designed for high-performance gaming, the AOC G2460PQU delivers a refresh rate of 144Hz and response time of 1ms for ultra smooth, crystal clear visuals that give gamers decisive advantages including reduced input lag and more frames per second.   The AOC G2460PQU is the ultimate gaming monitor with ample connectivity options and a sleek design to meet your competitive gaming needs. The wall-mountable monitor has a black hairline textured design with a sleek red bar at the bottom bezel, and comes with Display Port, HDMI, DVI-Dual Link, VGA, with four USB 2.0 ports. The USB hub includes a fast-charging port for mobile devices that is three times faster than a standard USB port. Plus the monitor’s four-way adjustable stand allows gamers to change the monitor height by 130mm, swivel left and right, tilt the screen angle, and pivot 90 degrees to landscape or portrait view to maximize the gaming experience. The AOC G2460PQU is now available for $399.99 at national CE retailers. The display is backed by AOC’s three-year warranty as well as the EASE exchange program.   The AOC 144Hz Gaming Monitor’s 24-inch screen displ...



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Diamond DS3900 Ultra Dock review

Are you tired of continuously reconnecting cables to your laptop, but don't want to buy the specific docking station for your laptop? Or, perhaps you have multiple systems that you use daily. Personally, I run multiple systems from home and constantly switch between systems that require more then a remote desktop connection. Diamond Media has a solution for these scenarios. Introducing the DS3900 Docking station! Cconnected via a USB, the DS3900 allows you to keep your primary peripherals connected to the dock and switch over with a single cable swap. Before we get started, here's a little about Diamond.



Newegg Hybrid Center Launch Party with AORUS

Sometimes being located in Southern California can have its benefits, and we’re not talking about the weather here. California being one of the larger states in the US houses most of today’s PC hardware and software companies. One of these companies is Newegg, and if you haven’t heard of Newegg; we have to say… you need to stop hiding under that rock. Newegg is one of the largest electronics e-tailers in the nation today. If you have ever thought about building a PC or looking for some of today’s latest gadgets, the one place you have probably searched is Newegg.com. Newegg houses some of the largest range of products available today in stock in their inventory and its where most of us PC enthusiasts turn to for some of the geek shopping. Today, at spur of the moment I was notified by a good friend of mine from NZXT (thanks Eric!) that Newegg was hosting a launch party at their new hybrid center. Newegg’s “will call” is located in City of Industry and has housed a space for many local consumers to be able to pick up their online orders; this allowed some of us locals to pick up the items and save some shipping costs if the item isn’t shipped for free. However, the space here was previously pretty empty and houses some chairs and seating in the waiting area and a counter to pick up your packages. But that wasn’t good enough for Newegg and now they have opened the “Hybrid Center,” which has some of today’s latest ...



 
 
 
 
 
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ColdTears Electronics GOverlay LCD Display Review

Introduction Has there been a time during a gaming session that you were wondering how your system is performing temperature-wise? How about how much of a load your system currently has on it? We as gamers are always looking at additional data to see how our newly built gaming system is performing. While we have seen many software-based widgets that can be used to view that information on your desktop, how about those times when you are in-game and don’t want to tab out of the session? Well today we are going to be looking at a little device from ColdTears Electronics called LCDSysInfo for GOverlay. What does this device do? Today we are going to put the GOverlay LCD to the test and show you what this convenient little desk top display can do. This has the ability to customize the data source you want to view, all at-a-glance on this 2.8″ LCD screen. Today we are going to put the software and hardware to the test today to see just how well this device can hold to its promise of total customization.   Now without going into too much detail, let’s jump forward and get started.



EIZO Releases World’s First 240 Hz Monitor for Gaming

Introduction On October 30, 2013 in Hakusan, Japan, the EIZO Corporation announced the 23.5-inch FORIS FG2421, the world’s first gaming monitor with a 240 Hz refresh rate.The FORIS FG2421 comes with a new feature called Turbo 240 that surpasses the 120 Hz refresh rate of conventional gaming monitors. Turbo 240 converts 120 Hz signals to 240 Hz by controlling the blinking of the LED backlight. This high refresh rate along with a response time of less than 1ms produces the smoothest image display available on a gaming monitor. This unit comes with a five year warranty. EIZO FORIS FG2421 specifications as follows:   Specifications abinet Color Black Panel Type VA Size 23.5″ / 59.8 cm (598 mm diagonal) Native Resolution 1920 x 1080 (16: 9 aspect ratio) Display Size (H x V) 521.3 x 293.2 mm Pixel Pitch 0.272 x 0.272 mm Grayscale Tones 256 tones (a palette of 1021 tones) Display Colors 16.77 million from a palette of 1.06 billion Viewing Angles (H / V, typical) 176°, 176° Brightness (typical) 400 cd/m2 (Turbo 240: OFF) Contrast Ratio (typical) 5000:1 (15000:1 with ContrastEnhancer) Response Time (typical) Less than 1 ms (Turbo 240: ON, Monitor spec) Video Signals Input Terminals PC: DisplayPort, DVI-D 24 pin (with HDCP) PC / AV: HDMI x 1 Digital Scanning Frequency (H / V) HDMI: 15 – 100 kHz, 23 – 122 Hz DVI: 31 – 138 kHz, 59 – 122 Hz DisplayPort: 31 – 138 kHz, 49 – 122 Hz Sync Formats PC: Separate AV: - USB Function 1-port for m...



 
 
 
 
 
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Roccat Tusko

Intro Here’s the situation: your friends just invited you to a LAN gaming session nearby, and you really want to go. Your favorite games are being played and you’ve been wanting to show off your rig for a while. You start making plans to go when it hits you: you have far too many accessories to cart around with you, not to mention you just shelled out 300+ dollars on that sweet 24″ monitor you use. Also, you certainly don’t want to be moving that around too much for fear of damaging it. *sigh* What’s a gamer to do? Roccat has been known to make rock solid accessories that cater specifically to the PC gaming enthusiast. From mice and mouse pads to headsets and keyboards, Roccat has your enthusiast needs covered. For the LAN gamer, they also offer the item we will be placing under the magnifying glass today: the Roccat Tusko. It’s a portfolio-style case for carting around your monitor and accessories all in one safe and easy-to-use package. Let’s dive right in and see if it’s got what it takes.   Here’s a word about Roccat: Founded in 2007, ROCCAT™ develops high quality and innovative accessories in Germany for ambitious computer gamers. In close collaboration with the gaming community, outstanding input devices and headsets, which excel through their first-class precision, high level of ease-of-use and unique design, are designed at ROCCAT™ Studios in Hamburg. The ROCCAT™ Kone Gaming Mouse was the first produc...



 
 
 
 
 
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Gigabyte Windforce R9-27xOC-2GD

    Introduction:   There has been a flurry of guesses, assumptions, predictions and all out nonsense relating to the new AMD R9 and R7 series of GPUs. Well the day has come where we can confirm and/or lay to rest most of the items previously listed. Launch day is here! The internet has been on fire for the last few days about the new AMD GPUs for multiple reasons: performance increases, newer technology features and most of all prices. We all love to finally know how much something will cost so we know how much work it will be to obtain. We love it even more when we get more performance per dollar. That ratio seems to be the driving force behind the new AMD cards released today. Unfortunately we don’t get to see all of the new features of the Hawaii based cards, but I will cover some of those here. What we do get to see is a shift towards a model based on the idea that everyone/anyone can be a gamer. The R9-270x is focused on the mainstream segment of the market where most of the market share resides. Lowering the initial cost of entering the PC gaming segment while still allowing them to play most games with high settings can be a big win for the industry. More people will buy games and will upgrade other hardware. They might also add a 2nd GPU when they decide one will no longer feed their thirst for higher levels of detail and resolution. Many, like myself, are eager to see what the new- “New era of gaming” is all about. Can it possibly live up...



 
 
 
 
 
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Diamond Multimedia BVU165 HD USB Video Adapter

Introduction Have you ever found yourself wishing you could hook up a second monitor for productivity only to find out your hardware doesn’t support it? It can be frustrating. The typical solution would be to upgrade your hardware. In some cases this could require replacing your graphics card (or adding another one) in your system, or even buying an entirely new system. Diamond Multimedia has teamed up with Display Link to offer an inexpensive solution – the BVU165HD USB Video Adapter. This neat little device hooks to any open USB 2.0 port and offers DVI output as standard with adapters for both VGA and HDMI outputs to a display. They were kind enough to send us one to check out, so let’s get to it!   About Diamond Multimedia: “For over two decades, Diamond Multimedia has been widely recognized as a pioneer in the graphics, sound and communications industries and a key player in launching the multimedia revolution. Our mission is to provide our customers with the latest quality technology combined with outstanding service and support. Diamond offers a complete multimedia solution featuring ATI Radeon graphics cards, TV tuners, USB display adapters, video capture devices, sound cards, modems, and electronics accessories all from one convenient location. Diamond video cards use the latest technology to offer the best solutions for gaming, home media and business applications. Powered by ATI Radeon Graphics from AMD, Diamond is continuously striv...



 
 
 
 
 
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Silverstone Dual Monitor Mount – ARM22SC

Introduction When we think of the name Silverstone, the first thing that comes to mind is their line of PC Chassis in which they specialize. They also develop other accessories, like CPU Coolers, Power Supplies and many more. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that Silverstone has expanded their product line to meet the growing demand of multi-display solutions. With today’s growing market of gamers and professionals using multiple displays as part of their work-stations, there must be a better solution for mounting, rather than simply having two large displays just sitting on your desk. Today we are going to be looking at a new product from Silverstone that will do just that. We have the Silverstone Dual Monitor Mount, model ARM22SC. This is a clamp style dual display solution that is designed to suit the gamer or professional, by freeing up desktop space. Let’s dive in and take a closer look at the Silverstone ARM22SC Dual Monitor mount.   Founded in 2003, SilverStone is an established leader in its field, with an elite team of engineers; we started our quest of providing products that create inspirations. We have since expanded the lines of products as well as types of products we produce, giving our customers a wide selection of choices. With distribution centers in different areas of the globe, SilverStone products can be seen all over the world, not just for computer users but also for home entertainment use. Providing leisure with integr...






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