Product Roundup Vol 21 Issue 49

The BL3201PT monitor from BenQ (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 37) is now available in the USA. It is known as the BL3201PH and costs $1,100.

A new variant on LG’s 34″ curved widescreen LCD monitor (34UC97, Display Monitor Vol 21 No 33) has been revealed. The 34UC87 has an adjustable stand and lower refresh rate, but is otherwise identical to the original model. A price has not been revealed yet.

We have heard of a ‘new’ 28″ UltraHD monitor from Medion, called the X57299. We understand that it is using the Innolux panel seen on many UltraHD displays of this size this year. As far as we can tell, however, the product is identical to the X57120 monitor that we saw at IFA (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 36), which leads us to believe that the model may have simply been renamed. The monitor is available now, for €415.

More information has been shared about Philips’ BDM3470UP monitor, which we saw at IFA (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 36). The 34″ unit is now available, costing $1,100. It features an ergonomic stand; an IPS panel; and calibrated uniformity. Resolution is 3440 x 1440, with a 14ms response time; 1,000:1 contrast ratio; 320 cd/m² of brightness; and 178 deg viewing angles. DisplayPort, MHL-HDMI, dual-link DVI, VGA, USB 3.0 (x2) and USB 2.0 (x2) ports are featured.

The 98″ UltraRes display from Planar, introduced at Infocomm (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 25), will be made available worldwide this month. Price is on application.

Polaroid launched its first UltraHD TV at CES this year (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 3), and promised that larger screens would follow. Just before the next CES show, the company has followed through, with 42″ and 55″ units joining the 50″ from January. They cost $700 and $1,000, respectively.

A curved OLED TV for the Chinese market has been produced by Shenzen KTC Technology Group. The 55″ 55L83F is 8mm thick and covers 115% sRGB. An octa-core processor supports Smart functionality. More detailed specifications, a launch date and price were not available. The TV is very likely to be using an LG Display panel.

Toshiba calls its new ‘Shared Board’ product (TT301) a tablet, but as it’s 24″ in size we’re including it in Large Display Monitor! At 3.9kg, it’s also not exactly portable. Running Android 4.2 (customised to support split-screen), the TT301 also features Miracast and an HDMI port, so can be used as a second display for a external PC. A dual-core 1GHz processor runs the unit, which also has 1920 x 1080 resolution, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Toshiba has so far only announced a release in Japan, but has not provided full specifications.