LDM Product Roundup – Vol 22 No 25

Acer has shared prices for its K138ST, U5320W and P5515 projectors (Acer Introduces New Projectors in New York). The K138ST will be launched in July, for €505. The U5320W and P5515 are available now, for €1,010 and €840, respectively.

The LV-WX300UST and WX300USTi projectors, from Canon (Canon Brings Interactivity to UST Space), have been launched in the USA.

BenQ has launched its XR3501 monitor in the USA, at the E3 gaming show.

Lenovo has said that it will be producing its own stick-PC device, in the style of Intel’s Compute Stick and similar products. It will be launched in time for the 2015 back-to-school period, and will be known as the IdeaCentre Stick 300. The product will run on a quad-core 1.33GHz Intel Atom processor, with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

Recent reports claim that LG Display has raised its UltraHD OLED panel yield rates (see LG Pushes OLED TV Yields to 65%), and it appears that cost savings are being passed on to the consumer. LG has lowered the price of its 55″ EG9600 TV (LG Stresses Importance of Colour) to $4,500 – a $1,000 reduction.

The EA275UHD monitor (NEC Impresses with LEDs), an UltraHD unit, will be available in the USA this month. It will cost $800, or $950 bundled with the Sypder calibration sensor and Spectraview II software.

Samsung U32E850R LCD monitorOptoma‘s EH320UST and EH320USTi (Partnership Promotes Mapping at Optoma) have been shown at Infocomm and will be launched in the USA in Q3.

Netflix has approved Panasonic‘s TVs, which will now carry the official Netflix Recommended TV logo. The logo will begin to appear on 50″ – 65″ TVs in the CX850, CX800, CX650 and CX600 series soon.

Samsung is now offering end users a TV and smartphone bundle offer in Germany. Customers purchasing one of the company’s SUHD TVs (JS9590, JS9090 or JS8590 in 48″ – 88″ sizes) will receive a Galaxy S5 smartphone, as well. The offer runs until 4th July.

Prices have also been shared for Samsung‘s UE850 LCD monitor (Freesync to Arrive in 2014) in Europe. This is an UltraHD unit, in 24″, 28″ and 32″ sizes. It will be launched this month, for €455, €510 and €1,015, respectively.