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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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ASUS Announces PQ321Q Pre-Order: The World’s First Consumer 4K Monitor

31.5-inch 4K Ultra HD Monitor features four-times the resolution of a Full HD display for incredibly detailed and lifelike images Fremont, California (July 1, 2013) — ASUS, a worldwide leader in high performance large screen displays, today announced the exclusive pre-order for the highly-anticipated PQ321Q True 4K UHD monitor. Starting July 1st, US consumers will be able to pre-order the world’s first consumer 4K monitor through Newegg, Amazon, or TigerDirect at an introductory MSRP of $3,499 USD. The PQ321Q True 4K UHD Monitor, a desktop display with a stunning Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution, delivers a screen resolution equivalent to four Full HD displays combined. It has a 31.5-inch LED-backlit 4K Ultra HD display (140 pixels-per-inch) with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and supports 10-bit RGB ‘deep color’ for vibrant images with more natural transitions between hues. Introducing Cutting-edge IGZO Panel Technology The ASUS PQ321Q True 4K UHD Monitor uses cutting-edge Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) rather than traditional amorphous silicon for the active layer of its LCD panel. IGZO panels support much smaller transistors than amorphous silicon, enabling much smaller pixels. This allows the PQ321Q to have four times the amount of pixels compared to a 1920 x 1080 Full HD display. Despite the increase in pixels, the PQ321Q offers peace of mind by coming with a 30-day Zero Bright Dot warranty. To ensure the ultimate visual experience, 176-degree wide viewing angles on bo...



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Sceptre Adds Energy Efficient 40-inch LCD HDTV to Family of Entertainment Solutions

City of Industry, Calif – June 25, 2013 – Sceptre, superior manufacturers of world class LED and LCD HDTVs and PC displays, increases its selection of energy efficient models with its newest 40-inch LCD HDTV featuring MHL Technology and an estimated yearly energy cost of only $15. Equipped with a true 40-inch crystal clear viewable area, the X405BV-FMDU provides the design and convenience needed for smaller spaces without sacrificing image quality. The unit features a FullHD 1080P, 1920×1080 high resolution and a true widescreen 16:9 ratio while boasting 3 HDMI ports, giving users the option of connecting multiple devices at the same time without needing to disconnect and exchange cables. The addition of MHL technology allows mobile devices to directly connect to the Sceptre HDTV using a single cable, transmitting up to 1080P high-definition video and surround sound audio while simultaneously charging the connected mobile device.   “Our newest 40-inch LCD HDTV reinforces our belief that affordability, convenience and long term savings are essential requirements for every consumer product,” said Cathy Chou, vice president of operations, Sceptre. “We’ve created a line of products suitable for every user by incorporating new technologies such as MHL into our lineup of cost saving products.”   Perfect for the high tech man cave, college dorm rooms or the common household, the 40-inch LCD HDTV with MHL technology has an estimated yearly energy cost ...



 
 
 
 
 
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Dyconn Condor DE743A-S Triple LCD Monitor Stand

With the popularity of multi-monitor gaming and workstations in recent years, sometimes looking for the right solution to mount your display(s) can become a daunting task. While 3 monitors on your desk can work, it still takes up a lot of real estate; however, the purpose of multi-monitor stands is to eliminate this problem. It's a solution which offers one mount to hold all three displays and free up valuable desktop space for your other accessories. When it comes to shopping for triple LCD mounts their are very few options available and most of them come with high cost. Today we are going to be looking at a Dyconn Condor DE743A-S Triple LCD Monitor Stand that doesn't break the bank, but offers some great versatility. Before we move forward let's take a look at Dyconn.



 
 
 
 
 
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Diamond DualView Super Speed 3.0/2.0 Dual Display Graphics Adapter

In today’s desktop environment, multiple displays are becoming more popular whether you are working or playing. However, sometimes video cards that will enable you to accomplish this are pretty expensive. Today we will be reviewing an inexpensive solution to facilitate expanding your desktop space with multiple monitors. We have the Diamond DualView Super Speed 3.0/2.0 Dual Display Graphics Adapter on the test bench today, so let's dive in and see if its just what the doctor ordered.



 
 
 
 
 
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Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO VideoStream Wireless USB PC to your TV

With all the content now available to us on or computers we are always looking for simple ways to share and display that content, not just from our laptops or computer screens, but also on a big screen TV. With bulky set top boxes and cable connections we can do just that. However, there are alternatives. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing a device from Diamond Multimedia that is one such alternative. We have their WPCTVPRO VideoStream Wireless USB PC to your TV device on the bench and are going to put it through its paces. The Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO VStream wirelessly streams HD video and internet content to your HDTV. Enjoy and share your home computer content and stream movies from your laptop from sites like Hulu®, Netflix®, Boxee, iTunes® and YouTube from the comfort of your own living room. Watch 1080P video and 6 channel HD 5.1 audio content, share pictures, presentations, office documents, web content and other types of data, on your HD display without wires. Read on and let’s see how well the VideoStream from Diamond performs on a larger size display streaming video and content without any cable limitations.






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