LDM Product Roundup – Vol 23 No 13

We now have a specification list for Acer‘s laser gaming projector, the Z850 (Acer Brings Laser to Gaming). Despite being described as ‘mirrorless’, it is in fact a DLP unit – there are no mirrors in the UST lens, though. In addition to the reported specifications, the projector features HDMI (x2, one with MHL), VGA (x2, doubles as output), composite, USB-A, RS232 and RJ45 ports. It measures 383 x 310 x 96mm and weighs 5.5kg.

Dell and HP have become the latest companies to build machines that are specifically certified as VR-ready, for the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. The Dell Precision workstations will have a set of minimum specifications for the CPU, RAM and GPU, as well as graphics drivers; they will also need to pass performance tests conducted by Dell, using test critera based on benchmarks from third parties. The Dell Precision Tower 5810, 7810, and 7910 Workstations and Rack 7910 can be purchased with these upgrades now.

HP’s new HP Z Workstation configurations meet Nvidia’s VR Ready specifications. They use up to two Nvidia Quadro M6000 24GB video cards. They are available now, starting at €4,000.

LG Japan has shared news of a white version of the 27UD88 monitor that was shown at CES (Sensational Displays at CES). It will be launched on the 15th April for ¥75,440 ($675).

Panasonic‘s Toughbook CF-54, announced earlier this year, is now available in Europe. The 14″ notebook has three display options: 1366 x 768; 1920 x 1080; or 1920 x 1080 with 10-point touch. Windows 10 Pro runs on a sixth-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, with Intel HD Graphics.

Two of Samsung‘s curved monitors, which were shown at CES (Samsung Uses LED in Modular TV Concept), are now available in Europe. The CF390 is a 24″ or 27″ model, for €185/€270. The CF396 (labelled as the CF398 at CES) differs only in its Y-shaped stand. It is available for the same price as the CF390.

Samsung CF390 LCD monitorAll prices are ex VAT, where applicable.