LDM Product Roundup – Vol 22 09

Acer‘s H7550ST, introduced at CES (Acer Attempts to Kickstart Notebook Innovation), is now available in Europe. The projector costs €840.

Asian sources have said that three major notebook vendors – Dell, HP and Lenovo – are expected to release models with on-cell touch in the first half of this year. The sources said that 14″ and 15″ products would be released. On-cell was chosen over one-glass-solution, due to higher yields and lower prices.

Eizo‘s RX850 and RX650 medical monitors are now available with an anti-reflective coating (RX850-AR and RX650-AR).

The MD212G3 LCD medical monitor, which was launched in the USA by NEC last year (LED Backlights Arrive on Full Multisync Medical Range), is now available in the UK.

The BDM3470UP, a Philips monitor introduced at IFA last year (Philips Tempts Then Disappoints), is now on sale in Europe. It costs £625 ($970).

Philips BDM3470UP LCD monitorThe prices for Samsung‘s SUHD TVs (No More Plasma for Samsung, But LED is New Category) have been leaked by HDGuru – and they’re not cheap. According to the site, the lowest-cost model is a 48″ for $2,500, climbing to $23,000 for an 88″ unit. A 65″ will cost between $5,000 and $6,000.

The Trimaster EL OLED monitor from Sony that we saw at IBC (Sony Shows UltraHD OLED Monitor), the BVM-X300, is now available.

Last year’s Kira ultrabook from Toshiba has been upgraded with fifth-generation (Broadwell) Core i7 processors from Intel. Graphics have been boosted to Intel HD 5500 and the battery life extended to 13 hours (1920 x 1080 model) or just under 11 hours (2560 x 1440 model). The other specifications – and, importantly, the price – are identical to the 2014 version, at £1,085 ($1,670).

HD Guru claims to have obtained details of a new Vizio TV line called the M Series: an UltraHD model in eight different sizes. Like last year’s P Series, the new models have direct-LED backlights with local dimming; the 65″ model has 32 zones and is thought to feature a 10-bit panel. The TVs do not have 3D. 43″ (M43-C1, $600); 50″ (M50-C1, $900); 55″ (M55-C2, $1,000); 60″ (M60-C3, $1,500); 65″ (M65-C1, $1,700); and 70″ (M70-C3, $2,200) models will be launched in the spring. A 75″ (M75-C1, $3,000) unit will be launched in the autumn and the flagship 80″ (M80-C3, $4,000) in June.

All prices are ex VAT.