4k, Wide Screen, Curves – Westinghouse Monitors Are Premium

Westinghouse launched two UltraHD desktop monitors, for professional users, at CE Week in New York last month. The 28″ WE28UX8310 and 39.5″ WE40UX8310 can show 12-bit colour and feature a variety of ports.

The new screens are intended for use in the design, architectural and financial services industries. Applications such as these require large, high-resolution displays. Both units have UltraHD resolution, to suit this.

Westinghouse’s 28″ monitor is based on a TN panel. It has a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 170°/160° viewing angles and a 5ms response time. Brightness is 300 cd/m². The 39.5″ unit has a 5,000:1 contrast ratio, 176° viewing angles and 8.5ms response time. Brightness is 350 cd/m².

Both monitors have DisplayPort, HDMI (x3, one supporting UltraHD at 60fps) and DVI ports. The larger also features a VGA port. They are on sale in the USA now, for $350 (28″) and $900 (39.5″).

Westinghouse also showed a curved 34″ monitor at CE Week. The (currently unnamed) monitor is a widescreen unit, with 3440 x 1440 resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio.

A 60Hz refresh rate, 3,000:1 contrast ratio and 178° viewing angles are featured. The display has an 8.5ms response time and 300 – 350 cd/m² of brightness. NTSC and ATSC TV tuners are also built in.

The 34″ monitor features DisplayPort, HDMI (x2, one carrying UltraHD at 60fps) and DVI inputs. A release date was not available, but Westinghouse has assigned a preliminary price of $1,000.