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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

IHS: Autonomous Vehicle Sales to Surpass 33 Million Annually

by Andrew Fenn

More than 33 million autonomous vehicles will be sold globally in 2040, a substantial increase from the 51,000 units forecast for the first year of significant volume in 2021, according to IHS Markit. The …

Tags:Automotive| IHS Markit| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 01

Outdoor Play Can Help Prevent Shortsightedness

by Andrew Fenn

The BBC has published an article investigating the effects of long-term, regular use of electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and games consoles for work or play, on the eyesight of young people. Ophthalmologists …

Tags:Health and Safety| Human Vision| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 01

HDR PC Monitor Market Coming

by Chris Chinnock

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is now becoming well established in the TV market, but it is now as well established in the PC segment. Here, HDR-capable PCs and monitors can be useful for gaming, …

Tags:AUO| Desktop Monitors| HDR - High Dynamic Range| LG Electronics (LGE)| Samsung| Vol 25 - Issue 01| Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)