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Let’s Agree Not To Report Things Before They Happen

by Ken Werner

It was, I believe, early on September 18, 1961, when I remember reading a small article by a stringer in the morning edition of a distinguished U.S. newspaper. The below-the-fold* (as I remember it) …

Tags:CES 2018| Vol 25 - Issue 01

Lenovo Adds Two Monitors and Upgrades ThinkPads

by Bob Raikes

Lenovo plans to show a new UltraHD monitor at CES. The ThinkVision P32u monitor has Thunderbolt 3 and includes a TB3 output to allow daisy-chaining of devices and charging/power supply. There are also DisplayPort …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Large Display Monitor| Lenovo| Notebooks| Vol 25 - Issue 01

DisplayPort Cables for 8K at 60 FPS Now Available

by Andrew Fenn

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has announced that DP8K Certified DisplayPort cables—native DisplayPort cables that are guaranteed to support DisplayPort High Bit Rate 3 (HBR3)—are now available in the marketplace. HBR3 is the …

Tags:Cables| CES 2018| DisplayPort| Large Display Monitor| VESA| Vol 25 - Issue 01

Digitimes Research: Global Notebook Shipments Grew in 2017

by Andrew Fenn

Digitimes Research has estimated that global monitor shipments reached approximately 120 million units in 2017, down 3.4% year-on-year, while global notebook shipments are believed to have risen to over 150 million units in 2017 …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| Vol 25 - Issue 01

Asustek To Invest in Chinese eSports

by Bob Raikes

Unconfirmed Taiwanese sources report that Asustek is to spend $16 million to set up a subsidiary in China to exploit the eSports opportunity in the region. Activities will include setting up an eSport team, …

Tags:Asus| China| eSports| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 01

LeEco Chairman Misses China Return Deadline

by Andrew Fenn

Following a period of financial uncertainty and legal struggles, LeEco chairman Jia Yueting has refused a demand from regulators to return to China. Jia is said to owe hundreds of millions of dollars in …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| LeEco (formerly LeTV)| Litigation| Mobile Display Monitor| Reorganisation & Restructuring| Vol 25 - Issue 01

Tom’s Hardware Includes Basic Tutorial on VR Lenses

by Bob Raikes

The Tom’s Hardware blog site has published an interesting basic tutorial and description of the challenges in developing lenses for virtual reality systems. The article highlights that new nanotechnologies will be needed to overcome …

Samsung to Show QD Curved Monitor at CES

by Bob Raikes

Samsung will show its first Thunderbolt 3-equipped QD LCD monitor at CES. The CJ791 curved monitor has a 34″ diagonal and supports 3440 x 1440 in 21:9 format. The Thunderbolt 3 interface means that …

Tags:CES 2018| Curved Displays| Desktop Monitors| Large Display Monitor| Quantum Dots| Samsung| Thunderbolt| Vol 25 - Issue 01

LG 2018 OLEDs will Support HFR

by Bob Raikes

LG released some details of its TV plans for CES ahead of the show. The company will upgrade the processor in its sets and will introduce a ThinQ AI system that can be used …

Tags:HFR - High Frame Rate| Large Display Monitor| LG Electronics (LGE)| OLED TVs| Vol 25 - Issue 01