LDM Product Roundup – Vol 22 15

Asus has received official Freesync certification for its MG279Q LCD monitor, which was first seen at CES this year. The 27″ display was shown with 2560 x 1440 resolution, an IPS panel and a 120Hz refresh rate – since raised to 144Hz.

LG has announced US pricing for its premium 2015 TVs. All of these are UltraHD, aside from the EC9300. The EG9600 and EC9300 are OLED. They will cost $9,000 (64.5″ EG9600), $5,500 (54.6″ EG9600) and $3,500 (54.6″ EC9300). The UF9500 is the first LCD set, with quantum dots. It will cost $4,500 (64.5″). The UF8500 TVs (59.5″ and 64.5″) are 3D-capable; they will cost $3,000 and $3,200, respectively. The UF7700 is a ‘basic’ set in 59.5″, 64.5″ and 69.5″ sizes, costing $2,500, $3,000 and $4,000, respectively. Finally, the UF7600 TVs (43″, 48.5″ and 54.6″) will cost $1,400, $1,700 and $2,000.

Pricing for the 34″ and 29″ UM67 21:9 monitor was shared at the same event. The monitor will cost $650 and $450.

Finally in LG TV news, the EA9800 OLED TV, launched in 2013, has had a price reduction on Amazon. It can now be purchased for $2,000.


LG Display posted an announcement in its blog recently – since removed – claiming that an 8k iMac would be released by Apple this year. LGD wrote, ‘It has become clear that Japan is planning to launch an 8K SHV test broadcast and then promptly restructure the UHD service. Apple has also announced that it will release the ‘iMac 8K’ with a super-high resolution display later this year’.

The MD322C8 medical monitor from NEC now has 510(K) market clearance from the USA’s Food and Drug Administration.

The ‘SUHD’ quantum dot LCD TVs from Samsung (No More Plasma for Samsung, But LED is New Category) have been launched in the USA. The 65″ JS9500 costs $6,000; the 55″ JS9000 costs $4,000; and the 55″ JD8500 costs $3,000.

All prices are ex VAT, where applicable.