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The Best OLED Gaming Monitors to Buy in 2024

25 Apr 2024  |  tftcentral.co.uk
This guide provides recommendations for the best OLED gaming monitors to buy in 2024, covering various sizes and regions. It highlights the pros and cons of OLED technology, including excellent response times, high refresh rates, and HDR capabilities, while noting challenges like image retention and burn-in. The guide recommends specific models from MSI, Dell, Samsung, Corsair, and Asus, detailing their key specifications, features, and regional pricing differences. Each recommendation includes a summary of the monitor's strengths and considerations, helping consumers make informed decisions based on their needs and preferences.

Limbo – Reel Film Reviews

15 Apr 2024  |  reelfilm.com
Limbo, directed by Ivan Sen and starring Simon Baker as detective Travis Hurley, is a slow-burn murder-mystery set in a small Australian town. The film is characterized by its deliberate pacing, compelling protagonist, and striking black-and-white cinematography. Despite its length, it is considered effective and engaging, with Baker's performance and the film's atmosphere contributing to its success.

Guide: Best Settings for the MSI MPG 491CQP

28 Mar 2024  |  tftcentral.co.uk
TFT Central provides a quick guide video on the best settings for the MSI MPG 491CQP monitor, covering both SDR and HDR modes, as well as OLED care options. The settings are applicable for PC inputs and external devices like game consoles. The article includes links to purchase various OLED monitors, including the MSI MPG 491CQP, and mentions participation in affiliate programs with Amazon, Newegg, Bestbuy, and Overclockers.co.uk.

Differences Between the MSI MPG 271QRX and MAG 271QPX Explained

27 Mar 2024  |  tftcentral.co.uk
The article provides a detailed comparison between the MSI MPG 271QRX and MAG 271QPX monitors. Both models share similar specifications, including a 27-inch Samsung QD-OLED panel, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 360Hz refresh rate, and various connectivity options. Key differences include the MPG model's higher power delivery from its USB type-C port, additional USB data ports, user-updatable firmware, support for the 'Gaming Intelligence' app, and RGB lighting. The MPG 271QRX is positioned as a premium product with limited availability and a higher price, while the MAG 271QPX is more widely available and slightly cheaper.

LG 32GP850-B Review

07 Feb 2024  |  Gadget Review
The LG 32GP850-B is a 32-inch gaming monitor praised for its high out-of-the-box color accuracy, sharp and detailed images, and excellent gradient handling, making it suitable for both gaming and media creation. Reviewers noted its wide viewing angles and effective reflection handling due to its matte screen finish. However, some criticisms were raised regarding its low contrast and poor ergonomics, particularly the lack of swivel adjustments and visibility in dark areas.

Asus ROG Swift PG34WCDM Review

15 Jan 2024  |  tftcentral.co.uk
The Asus ROG Swift PG34WCDM is a 34-inch ultrawide OLED gaming monitor featuring LG.Display's new WOLED technology, offering a 3440 x 1440 resolution and a 240Hz refresh rate. It includes gaming features like ELMB for blur reduction, adaptive-sync for VRR, and a wide color gamut. The monitor's design is consistent with the ROG line, featuring a sturdy stand, matte anti-glare coating, and a steep 800R curvature. While it excels in gaming performance with low input lag and excellent motion clarity, it has limitations for office use due to text clarity issues and image retention risks. The HDR performance is improved with a peak brightness of 1170 nits, although the default setting caps it at 90%. The monitor is not well-suited for console gaming due to aspect ratio and feature compatibility issues. Overall, it is a solid choice for PC gamers looking for a high-performance ultrawide OLED monitor.

All The Best CES 2024 Monitor news! Round-Up Summary

10 Jan 2024  |  tftcentral.co.uk
The article provides a comprehensive summary of the latest monitor and display news from CES 2024, covering new models, specifications, and technological advancements. It highlights updates on OLED screens, LCD panels, and emerging display technologies. Key brands such as MSI, Asus, Dell, Samsung, HP, Gigabyte, Acer, LG, and Nvidia are discussed, with detailed information on their latest products and innovations. The article also includes links to reviews and purchasing options for various monitors.

Acer Predator X34 V3 Announced with 34" Ultrawide Panel, 180Hz and Mini LED Backlight

09 Jan 2024  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Acer has announced the Predator X34 V3, a 34" ultrawide monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio, 3440 x 1440 resolution, and 180Hz refresh rate. It features a 2304-zone Mini LED backlight for high-end HDR performance and local dimming, with >1000 nits peak brightness and VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification. The monitor includes DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and integrated speakers, with availability in North America and EMEA in Q2 2024, starting at USD 899.99 and EUR 849.00, respectively.

OLED 2024 Panels and Improvements

08 Jan 2024  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Samsung Display's third generation of QD-OLED panels for 2024, showcased at CES in Las Vegas, introduces several advancements including Quantum Enhancer technology for improved lifespan and durability, and a new ultra-precise pico inkjet process for higher pixel density. The new panels promise higher brightness for TV-sized panels, reaching up to 3000 nits, while monitor panels remain at 1000 nits. New flagship monitor panels include a 32” 4K panel with 240Hz refresh rate and a 27” 1440p panel with 360Hz refresh rate. The article also discusses the competitive landscape with LG.Display's WOLED technology and future panel developments.

Guide: MSI MEG 342C QD-OLED Best Settings

20 Dec 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
The article provides a guide for the best settings of the MSI MEG 342C QD-OLED monitor, including purchase links for relevant products and affiliate links for recommended OLED monitors from various brands. It also mentions the test system used for the settings guide, supported by manufacturers like AMD, Asus, Corsair, and NVIDIA, and highlights participation in affiliate programs like Amazon's.

Asus Showcase Dual Refresh Rate ROG Swift PG32UCDP OLED Monitor at CES 2024

20 Dec 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Asus has unveiled the ROG Swift PG32UCDP, a 32-inch OLED monitor with dual refresh rate modes, at CES 2024. The monitor features LG.Display's WOLED panel, offering 4K resolution at 240Hz and 1080p at 480Hz. It boasts a peak brightness of 1300 nits, improved text clarity, and various connectivity options including USB type-C and HDMI 2.1. The monitor is expected to be released around August or September 2024. Asus also showcased the PG32UCDM model, which uses Samsung Display's QD-OLED panel but lacks dual-mode support.

MSI MAG 323UPF Review

15 Dec 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
The review evaluates the MSI MAG 323UPF monitor, highlighting its 32” size, 4K resolution, and 160Hz refresh rate. It assesses the monitor's performance, particularly for gaming, and provides purchasing links. The review also lists the components of the test system used, including products from AMD, Asus, Corsair, and NVIDIA. The overall sentiment towards the MSI MAG 323UPF is positive, with the monitor being recommended for gaming.

Cooler Master Enter OLED Market with 27" 240Hz Tempest GZ2711 Monitor

12 Dec 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Cooler Master is set to enter the OLED monitor market with the Tempest GZ2711, a 27-inch monitor featuring a 2560 x 1440 resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, and adaptive-sync support. It boasts an LG.Display WOLED panel, HDR capabilities, and a range of connectivity options including HDMI 2.1 and USB type-C. The monitor comes factory calibrated and includes ergonomic adjustments and RGB lighting. Release is expected in Q1, with pricing and regional availability pending. TFTCentral may earn a commission through affiliate links.

TCL CSOT Unveil New 31" 4K Dome Display OLED and 27" 8K LCD Panels

07 Dec 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
TCL CSOT launched its Global Display Tech-ecosystem Conference 2023 in Wuhan, China, unveiling several new display panel technologies. Key highlights include the world's first 31-inch 4K OLED Dome Display with 3D spatial viewing and a 27-inch 8K LCD panel with built-in eye tracking. Other notable products introduced were a 65-inch 8K 120Hz IJP OLED Curved Monitor and a 14-inch 2.8K IJP Hybrid OLED Notebook, showcasing advancements in OLED and LCD capabilities.

LG Tease Exciting New Range of OLED Monitors for CES 2024

01 Dec 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
LG Electronics has teased a new range of OLED monitors ahead of CES 2024, featuring various sizes and advanced specifications. The highlight is the 32GS95UE, a 31.5-inch monitor with 4K resolution at 240Hz and 1080p at 480Hz, equipped with Dynamic Frequency and Resolution (DFR) technology. Other models include the 34GS95QE and 39GS95QE ultrawides, and the 45GS95QE and 45GS96QB curved ultrawides. The new monitors incorporate 'Pixel Sound Technology' for enhanced audio. Detailed specifications and further updates are expected at CES 2024.

Acer Predator Launch Two New 34" and 39" Ultrawide OLED Monitors with 240Hz

01 Dec 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Acer has introduced two new ultrawide OLED monitors, the 39" Predator X39 and 34" Predator X34 X, at CES. These monitors feature 3440 x 1440 resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, and are built with LG.Display's latest WOLED panels. They offer an 800R curvature, 0.01ms G2G response time, 99% DCI-P3 color gamut, and VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black certification. The monitors support adaptive-sync for VRR, AMD FreeSync Premium, and include USB type-C connectivity with KVM functionality. The Predator X39 will be available in North America and EMEA in Q2 2024, and in China in Q1 2024, while the Predator X34 X will follow a similar release schedule.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023 Monitor Deals Tracker

27 Nov 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
TFT Central provides a comprehensive list of monitor deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023, including discounts from major retailers such as Amazon, BestBuy, Newegg, B&H, and Overclockers.co.uk. The article details various monitor models from brands like Asus, Dell, Samsung, AOC, MSI, LG, Corsair, BenQ, and Cooler Master, highlighting significant price reductions. The list is updated throughout the sales period, and TFT Central may earn a commission through affiliate links provided in the content.

Acer Predator 27" 1440p XB273U V3 and 28" 4K XB283K V3 Monitors Released

25 Nov 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Acer has announced two new monitors in their Predator gaming line-up: the 27" XB273U V3 with a 1440p resolution and 180Hz refresh rate, and the 28" XB283K V3 with a 4K resolution and 150Hz refresh rate. Both models feature IPS-type panels, adaptive-sync support, and ergonomic stands. The XB273U V3 is priced at $349.99 USD, while the XB283K V3 is listed at $499.99 USD, with both available on Amazon in the US.

AOC U27G3XM Launched with 27" 4K IPS Panel, 160Hz and Mini LED Backlight

25 Nov 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
AOC has launched the U27G3XM, a 27-inch 4K IPS monitor with a 160Hz refresh rate and Mini LED backlight in China. The monitor features a 3840 x 2160 resolution, 1ms response time, 450 cd/m2 brightness, and a wide color gamut covering 98% DCI-P3. It supports adaptive-sync for VRR, has multiple connectivity options, and a stand with full range adjustments. The 576-zone Mini LED backlight supports HDR content with a peak brightness of 1200 nits, conforming to VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification. Priced at approximately $480 USD, availability in other regions is yet to be announced.

AOC Porsche Design PD49 to be Released with 49" Curved QD

25 Nov 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
AOC has announced the release of the Porsche Design PD49, a 49-inch curved super-ultrawide monitor featuring a Samsung Display QD-OLED panel. The monitor offers a 5120 x 1440 resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, and a 0.03ms G2G response time. It includes a variety of connectivity options such as HDMI 2.1, USB type-C, and a built-in USB hub. The design is inspired by the Porsche 911, with a sandblasted aluminum cast stand and dynamic RGB Light FX elements. The monitor is available for purchase at an RRP of £1950.00.

New OLED Monitors for 2024: Buy Now or Wait?

17 Nov 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
The article discusses whether consumers should purchase an OLED monitor now or wait for upcoming models in 2024. It provides recommendations for current OLED gaming monitors, lists upcoming models, and includes affiliate links for purchasing. The article also references reviews of various monitors and related news links, and mentions participation in affiliate programs with Amazon and other retailers.

MSI Launches New 32" Monitor with 4K Resolution and 160Hz Refresh Rate

02 Nov 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
MSI has introduced the MAG 323UPF, a 32-inch monitor featuring a 4K resolution, 160Hz refresh rate, and compatibility with the latest gaming consoles. It includes HDMI 2.1 ports, adaptive-sync support, and is expected to be certified under the AMD 'FreeSync Premium Pro' and NVIDIA 'G-sync Compatible' programs. The monitor meets the VESA DisplayHDR 600 requirements and offers various connectivity options. It is anticipated to retail at approximately $700 USD. TFTCentral may earn a commission from affiliate links included in the news piece.

KTC G27P6 Launching with 27" OLED Panel, 1440p and 240Hz Refresh Rate

02 Nov 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
KTC Technology is launching the G27P6, a 27-inch OLED gaming monitor with a 1440p resolution and 240Hz refresh rate. The monitor features a WOLED panel from LG.Display, adaptive-sync support, and a peak brightness of 1000 nits in HDR cinema mode. It includes multiple connectivity options and built-in speakers. The G27P6 is priced at $799.99 and is available in the US and Europe. The article also mentions KTC's expansion into international markets and their partnerships with brands like NEC, Samsung, and ViewSonic.

RCA Enter the Monitor Market with the Evolution Premium M27PG135F 240Hz Monitor

01 Nov 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
RCA, an established American electronics company, has entered the monitor market with two new models, including the RCA Evolution Premium M27PG135F, a 27-inch monitor with a 1440p resolution and 240Hz refresh rate, and the RCA Evolution Standard M27SG134F, with a 165Hz refresh rate. The M27PG135F features a high refresh rate, adaptive-sync with VRR, and various connectivity options, retailing for approximately $430 USD. The article also mentions TFT Central's participation in affiliate programs with Amazon and other retailers.

AOC AGON AG456UCZD to Launch with 45" Ultrawide OLED Panel and 240Hz

30 Oct 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
AOC is set to release a new 45-inch ultrawide gaming monitor, the AGON AG456UCZD, featuring an OLED panel with a 240Hz refresh rate and 800R curvature. The monitor boasts modern OLED specs, including 1000 nits peak brightness, 0.03ms G2G response time, and 3440 x 1440 resolution. It supports adaptive-sync for variable refresh rates from compatible NVIDIA and AMD systems. The screen offers HDR capabilities, per-pixel dimming, true blacks, and a wide color gamut. Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4, USB type-C, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.2 ports, and a headphone jack. Additional features include tilt, height, and swivel adjustments, integrated speakers, RGB lighting, KVM function, and PiP/PbP modes. The AG456UCZD is comparable to the LG 45GR95QE, Acer Predator X27U, and Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240.

KTC M32P10 with 31.5" 4K IPS Panel, 144Hz and 1152-Zone Mini LED Backlight

26 Oct 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
KTC has launched the M32P10 monitor, featuring a 31.5-inch 4K Fast IPS panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 1152-zone Mini LED backlight for high-end HDR performance. It supports 100% sRGB, 98% DCI-P3, and 99% Adobe RGB color gamuts, meets the VESA DisplayHDR 1000 standard, and offers a peak brightness of 1000 nits. The monitor includes various connectivity options and is available for purchase in North America on Amazon for $1,199.99 as of October 26, 2023.

Asus ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD Review

25 Oct 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
The Asus ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD is a 49-inch ultrawide monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate, adaptive-sync VRR, and a QD-OLED panel offering true blacks and near-infinite contrast ratio. It features a wide color gamut, HDR support, and various gaming-oriented certifications. The review discusses its performance, design, and features, comparing it to competitors like the Samsung Odyssey OLED G95SC and Philips Evnia 49M2C8900. The review notes the monitor's suitability for dynamic content consumption and highlights its strengths in HDR content and gaming, despite a lower refresh rate compared to some competitors.

Dell U2424H and U2424HE Launched with 23.8" IPS Panels and Now, 120Hz Refresh Rates

20 Oct 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Dell is expanding its UltraSharp display range with the U2424H and U2424HE models, featuring 23.8" 1920 x 1080 resolution IPS panels with increased refresh rates of 120Hz. Both models share the same main specs, but the U2424HE offers additional connectivity options such as USB type-C with 90W power delivery, a LAN connection, and an extra USB data port. They cover 85% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB color gamuts and have a range of ergonomic stand adjustments. Initially launching in China, the U2424H is priced at 2499 yuan, and the U2424HE at 2799 yuan.

Dell Announce New Alienware 27" 1440p 360Hz and 32" 4K 240Hz QD

20 Oct 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Dell has announced two new QD-OLED monitors in their Alienware range, set for launch in 2024. The 32" AW3225QF model features a 4K resolution and 240Hz refresh rate, while the 27" AW2725DF model offers a 1440p resolution and 360Hz refresh rate. Both monitors were unveiled at TwitchCon 2023 and are expected to include adaptive-sync for VRR and a 3-year OLED burn-in warranty. The 32" model has a curved format, unlike its flat competitors, and the 27" model is aimed at eSports with a high refresh rate and compact base design. Availability is anticipated around late Q2 or early Q3 of 2024.

North–south publishing data show stark inequities in global research

04 Oct 2023  |  Nature
Data from 82 natural-science journals tracked by Nature Index reveal significant disparities in global north–south research collaborations. Between 2015 and 2022, only 2.7% of publications involved both global north and south authors, with a north–south authorship ratio of nearly 3 to 1. South–south collaborations were notably scarce, with just 24 articles compared to almost 200,000 north–north collaborations. The categorization of countries into 'global north' and 'global south' is based on World Bank income groups, leading to some contentious classifications. Health-sciences journal data were not included in the analysis.

Cooler Master Tempest GP2711 with 27" 1440p VA Panel and 576

02 Oct 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Cooler Master is set to release the Tempest GP2711, a 27-inch monitor with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and a 165Hz refresh rate, aimed at gamers and visual creators. The monitor features a VA technology panel, offering higher static contrast and better HDR performance with a 576-zone Mini LED backlight. It supports adaptive-sync for VRR, has a 3 million:1 contrast ratio, and includes connectivity options like DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and USB type-C. The GP2711 is priced at $449 USD and is expected to be released in early Q1 2024.

Acer Nitro KG272U X with 27" Flat VA Panel and 240Hz Refresh Rate

01 Oct 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Acer is set to launch the Acer Nitro KG272U X monitor, featuring a 27-inch flat VA panel with a 240Hz refresh rate, which is uncommon as most similar monitors are curved. The monitor will also have a 2500:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles, 1x DisplayPort, 2x HDMI 2.1 connections, a headphone jack, and 2x 2W integrated speakers. It is expected to retail for approximately $330 USD.

Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2 Offers a Lower Cost Alternative to the FO32U2P Without the DisplayPort 2.1 Connection

01 Oct 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Gigabyte has launched the FO32U2, a more affordable version of the FO32U2P, featuring a 32-inch QD-OLED panel from Samsung Display with a 4K resolution and 240Hz refresh rate. The FO32U2 lacks the DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity found in the FO32U2P, instead offering DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 connections. It supports adaptive-sync for VRR and is certified under AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and VESA ClearMR 13000. The monitor includes various gaming features, a 0.03ms response time, and a 99% DCI-P3 color gamut. The FO32U2 is available for pre-order at $1,099.99 USD, with a release date of April 30, 2024.

Philips 27E2F7901 Launched with 27" 4K IPS Black Panel and USB Type

01 Oct 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Philips has launched the 27E2F7901 monitor from their Creator series, featuring a 27" 4K IPS Black panel aimed at professional and general use. The monitor offers a high contrast ratio, wide color gamut, and modern connectivity options including USB Type-C and KVM function. It is available in the US for around $500 from retailers like Amazon and Newegg.

Asus Teases ROG Swift PG32UCDP Dual-mode OLED Monitor Ahead of CES 2024

01 Oct 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Asus has released a teaser for their upcoming 32-inch ROG Swift PG32UCDP dual-mode OLED gaming monitor, which will feature LG.Display's WOLED panel. The monitor supports both 4K 240Hz and FHD 480Hz modes, allowing users to switch based on their gaming needs. This follows a previous announcement of a similar model using Samsung Display's QD-OLED panel, which lacks the dual-mode feature. More details are expected at CES 2024.

OLED Launched in China with 27" 1440p 240Hz OLED Panel

01 Oct 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
ViewSonic has announced two new 27-inch class monitors, the VX2776-2K-OLED and VX2781-2K-OLED, featuring a 2560 x 1440 resolution and 240Hz refresh rate OLED panel. These monitors offer a 0.03ms response time, 150,000:1 contrast ratio, and support for HDR with a peak brightness of 1000 nits. They also include adaptive-sync for variable refresh rates, multiple connectivity options, and ergonomic stand adjustments. Priced at approximately $960 USD in China, there is no information on availability in other regions.

CU Trustee Dr. Hilda Legg to speak at chapel service

13 Sep 2023  |  www.columbiamagazine.com
Dr. Hilda Legg, a Campbellsville College alum and native of Adair County, will speak at Campbellsville University's Heritage Day chapel on September 20, 2023. Legg has served under four U.S. Presidents and has over 40 years of experience in rural economic development. She is currently a consultant at Legg Strategies. The event is part of an annual celebration reflecting on the university's traditions and legacy, with an enrollment of nearly 12,000 students offering over 100 programs of study.

Lenovo Launch ThinkVision 27 3D Monitor with Glasses Free 3D and 4K Resolution

01 Sep 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Lenovo unveiled the ThinkVision 27 3D monitor at IFA 2023 in Berlin, designed for professional content creators requiring immersive 3D visualization without glasses. The 27-inch display supports 2D and 3D content, features integrated eye-tracking cameras, switchable lenticular lenses for a natural 3D experience, and comes with 3D Explorer software for a comprehensive 3D creation and consumption ecosystem. The monitor has a 4K resolution, wide color gamut, and various connectivity options, with a retail price of €2999 and a release date set for February 2024.

Samsung Showcase and Launch Odyssey Neo G95NC 57" Monitor with Very Impressive Spec

01 Sep 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Samsung has officially launched the Odyssey Neo G95NC, a 57-inch monitor with a dual Ultra HD resolution of 7680 x 2160, at Gamescom in Cologne. The monitor features a 240Hz refresh rate, Mini LED backlight, HDR 1000 certification, and DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity. It supports adaptive-sync for G-sync and FreeSync, with a 1ms response time and a 2500:1 contrast ratio. The monitor also includes multiple HDMI 2.1 inputs, USB 3 data ports, and an ergonomic stand. The product is now available for purchase from Samsung and major retailers.

Asus Announced ROG Swift PG32UCDM with 31.5" QD

23 Aug 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Asus announced the ROG Swift PG32UCDM, a 31.5-inch 4K 240Hz OLED gaming monitor, at the 2023 Gamescom event in Cologne. The monitor features a high resolution, adaptive-sync support, and a 0.03 ms response time. It includes HDR capabilities with a peak brightness of 1000 nits and meets the VESA 'DisplayHDR 400 True Black' tier. The monitor also has a custom heatsink and graphene rear panel for better cooling and lifespan. Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1, and USB type-C. The estimated launch date is Q1 2024.

Acer Predator X32Q FS with 32" 4K IPS Panel, 150Hz and 1152

19 Aug 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Acer has introduced the Predator X32Q FS, a 32-inch 4K IPS gaming monitor with a 150Hz refresh rate and a 1152-zone Mini LED backlight for high-end HDR performance. The monitor features a 1ms response time, 1200:1 contrast ratio, 178/178 viewing angles, 10-bit color depth, and a wide color gamut covering over 99% AdobeRGB. It supports Adaptive-sync, AMD FreeSync Premium, and NVIDIA G-sync Compatible certifications. Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1, USB type-C, and USB 3.0 ports, along with KVM support and integrated speakers. Pricing and availability details are yet to be announced.

Leaked Roadmap Suggests MSI are Developing 6 New QD-OLED Monitors Including 360Hz OLED

11 Feb 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
A leaked photo suggests MSI is developing six new QD-OLED monitors, including models with ultrawide screens, 4K resolution, and refresh rates up to 360Hz. The monitors are expected to be based on Samsung QD-OLED panels, with potential availability dates ranging from late Q2 to early Q3 2024. MSI's lineup includes the MPG 491CQP, MAG 341CQP, MPG/MAG 321UPX, and MPG/MAG 271QPX models. Competitors like Asus and Dough are also planning to release similar monitors. Official specs, pricing, and availability are yet to be confirmed.

Samsung Announce Expanded Odyssey OLED Line

06 Jan 2023  |  tftcentral.co.uk
Samsung has announced three new models in their Odyssey QD-OLED monitor line-up, to be showcased at CES 2024 in Las Vegas. The new models include the 32" 4K 240Hz G80SD, the 27" 1440p 360Hz G60SD, and the 49" super ultrawide G95SD. These monitors feature advanced specifications such as high refresh rates, low response times, and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification. They also support adaptive-sync for variable refresh rates and are certified under AMD's FreeSync Premium Pro scheme. The G9 and G8 models include Multi Control and SmartThings Hub for enhanced connectivity and smart home integration. The new models also feature Core Lighting+ RGB lighting and OLED Glare-Free technology. Pricing and availability details are expected to be announced at CES 2024.

British woman killed after Thai boat packed with tourists capsizes

27 May 2016  |  Mail Online
A British woman and a German woman have died, and a British man is missing after a speedboat capsized near Koh Samui, Thailand. The boat, carrying 32 tourists and four crew members, hit a big wave and overturned. The Thai captain has been charged with negligence. The British Foreign Office is assisting the families of the victims. The incident highlights ongoing safety concerns in Thailand's tourism industry, where regulations are often weakly enforced.
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