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Samsung's CHG90 gaming monitor

Samsung releases 49-inch desktop monitor with 32:9 aspect ratio

The Register doesn't spare a glance for news of monitors but we made an exception when we learned of Samsung's new CHG90. The reason? It's a bit outrageous. As the shot above (or here for m.reg readers) shows, the monitor is rather wide and curved. Samsung rates it at 49 inches. But the aspect ratio is where it gets weird: …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Jun 2017
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LG's $1,300 5K monitor foiled by Wi-Fi: Screens go blank near hotspots

LG's space-age monitors are suffering from an engineering flaw that causes the screen to become unusable when placed too close to a Wi-Fi hotspot. Owners of the top-end displays writing on Apple's reviews page say they have found that, when placed within two metres of a router or wireless access point, an UltraFine 5K monitor …
Shaun Nichols, 31 Jan 2017
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Bureau of Statistics hides trade data about monitors. Yes, monitors!

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' Confidential Commodities List has gain turned up something odd, this time in the form of restrictions on reporting of trade in “Colour video monitors (excl. cathode-ray tube monitors), whether or not incorporating radio-broadcast receivers”. As we've reported previously, the Confidential …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Oct 2016
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Thunder struck: Apple kills off display line

Apple has ended production of its line of Thunderbolt monitors. The Cupertino idiot tax racket says that it will no longer be making the display available after its current stock is sold out in Apple stores and online. Apple debuted the Thunderbolt display in 2011, pushing the screen as a reason for users to adopt its new …
Shaun Nichols, 24 Jun 2016
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US court agrees $563m settlement over CRT anti-trust allegations

A $563m (£372m) settlement has been agreed over alleged price fixing by large TV and computer screen manufactures, including Philips, Pansaonic, Hitachi, Toshiba and Samsung SDI. The lawsuit claims that the defendants fixed the prices of cathode ray tubes (CRTs) from March 1, 1995 to November 25, 2007, which resulted in …
Kat Hall, 2 Jun 2015
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Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share

Market monitor IDC's latest word on monitors goes some way to explaining limp enthusiasm for Windows 8: people just aren't buying touch-screen monitors. Windows 8's user interface was designed to work on mouse-driven and poke-enabled devices. It's racked up plenty of sales, but not much love. The analyst outfit's latest …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Sep 2014

Samsung, Chipzilla in 4K monitor price cut pact

Computex Intel and Samsung have created a “collaboration” to help the latter company slice the price of 4K monitors. In a pre-Computex briefing call Lisa Graff, Chipzilla's PC Client Group veep and general manager of the Desktop Client Platforms Group opined that PC buyers are aware of 4K but that monitor costs are so high they're …
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Monitor-makers ponder Android-powered touch screens

Anyone fancy a 21-inch touch screen monitor with an ARM CPU and enough computing grunt to run Android? For about twice the price of a conventional monitor? Taiwanese analyst outfit WitsView says monitor-makers are considering just such a gadget as a way to fix the sales slump in the display industry. That slump is in part …
LG EA93 21:9 monitor

Monitors to grow half an inch in 2013

Monitors will grow by about half an inch in 2013, but there's be no sales bulge for resellers according to Taiwanese market-watcher WitsView. The firm says new manufacturing processes mean it is now just as easy and cost-effective to cut LCD screens 19.5 inches wide as it is to slice them into 18.5 inch slabs. While only one …
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Japan's LCD biz survives quake and tsunami

The Japanese LCD monitor industry will be breathing a sigh of relief after analysts trumpeted its remarkable resilience in the months following the twin disasters of massive earthquake and tsunami which struck in the north east region of Tohoku a year ago. However, it’s not all good news, as a supply chain disaster was only …
Phil Muncaster, 22 Mar 2012

OS X Lion paves way for "Retina Display" monitors

Mac OS X Lion incorporates support for displays packing four times as many pixels as they do today. Right now, the so-called "HiDPI" mode remains inaccessible unless you've downloaded Apple's Xcode software development tool. It contains a graphics test application called Quartz Debug and it enables HiDPI modes in Lion's …
Tony Smith, 26 Jul 2011
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Boffins herald end of stiff screens

Flexible e-ink is, again, being heralded as the future of mobile computing, this time with navigation by manipulation of semi-rigid jabber-slablets, as well as grey-on-grey animated action. The revolution comes from boffins at Queens University, Ontario, who are demonstrating how flexible e-ink can create a computing surface …
Bill Ray, 5 May 2011
Samsung XL2370

Samsung launches skinny monitor, spurious marketing

Warning, meaningless acronyms ahead. Samsung today announced a new 23in monitor with "LED BLU" technology on board. Something to do with Blu-ray Disc, perhaps, or some other HD jiggery-pokery? No. 'BLU' simply stands for... er... "back light unit". Yes, Samsung could easily have said its XL2370 monitor has an LED backlight. It …
Tony Smith, 9 Sep 2009
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Asus intros stylish binary-inspired monitors

Asus has come up with a series of LCD monitors. The screens' designers say the panels' sexy look was “inspired by the binary state”. Hmmm.... Asus_Designo_MS_01 Asus' Designo MS: will sit well on a glass table top and beside a Herman Miller chair The luscious Designo MS series is a collection of five 16.5mm thick monitors …
Asus TV Monitor T1

Asus punts monitor with built-in TV tuner

Most if not all HD TVs now have computer VGA and/or DVI connections, but that hasn't stopped Asus coming at the problem from the other direction and introducing a boundary blurring monitor that has a built-in TV tuner. TV Monitor T1 Series comes in 21.5in, 23.6in and 27in sizes but all of them deliver a 1920 x 1080 resolution …
Tony Smith, 14 Jul 2009
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Dell accidentally sells 140,000 monitors for $15 a pop

Taiwan consumer regulators have ordered Dell to honor an online pricing error that offered 19-inch LCD monitors for only NT$500 (US$15, £9). News of the supposed bargain spread quickly over the internet when it was posted June 25 at 11pm. Within the eight hours before it was removed, more than 26,000 customers placed orders …
Austin Modine, 1 Jul 2009
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Computer-related injuries in US 'increase sevenfold'

American medical eggheads have issued a stark warning today about the latest deadly health scourge to hit the developed world. It's one particularly relevant to Reg readers. We refer, of course, to the unprecedented rise in computer-related injuries, which have - shockingly - surged by a shocking 732 per cent in America during …
Lewis Page, 9 Jun 2009

Tech repair shop to the UK flees Manchester

A Novo UK, which services mobile phones, monitors and set-top boxes, is laying off at least 130 staff and closing its Manchester repair centre. The company provides after-sales support and repairs for lots of tech companies including BT Vision, Sky, Dell and Philips. The redundancy plan, part of a strategic review of UK sites …
John Oates, 27 Aug 2008

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