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When you think of gaming monitors, your first thought is probably not ViewSonic. While they have long been in the display market, gaming-oriented products have never been a big part of the company's lineup. This changed recently, with the launch of the new XG product lineup, featuring three individual displays designed with gamers in mind. We recently got our hands on the entry-level option, the 24-inch XG2401, and have spent the past few weeks putting the display through a series of tests to see just how well it performs. Read on to find out in our review.
Display company Viewsonic today introduced new home solutions with the XG Series of high-performance gaming monitors and new 1080p LightStream home entertainment projectors. The gaming monitors feature quick refresh rates with a range of resolutions from Full HD to 4K UHD, ultra-fast response times, low input lag, with support for Nvidia's G-Sync or AMD's FreeSync technologies. The LightStream 7 Series of projectors offers improved color accuracy over predecessors for an immersive big screen entertainment experience.
Display manufacturer ViewSonic announced its second-generation smart display today. The 24-inch VSD241 is a self-contained Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-based display with an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, designed for executing local Android apps and cloud-based computing.
Display manufacturer Viewsonic is refreshing its entertainment line of monitors today with the launch of its new VESA-mountable VX52 series, which includes the 24-inch (23.6-inch viewable) VX2452mhand 22-inch (21.5-inch viewable) VX2252mh. The VX52 series features Full HD resolution and ClearMotiv II technology that delivers 2ms response times for what the company says are blur-free images.
Display manufacturer ViewSonic is expanding its product family of professional displays by announcing the availability of its 27-inch VP2772 Adobe Color QHD display. The VP2772 delivers image quality with its Adobe Color capability and a 10-bit panel that delivers 1.07 billion colors at a 2560x1440 resolution.
Display manufacturer ViewSonic is expanding its VG39 ergonomic display series with the availability of the new 19.5-inch VG2039m-LED, designed specifically for the enterprise market. The display boasts a "fully ergonomic" stand with height adjust, swivel, and tilt. Alternatively, the monitor can be installed into any VESA-compatible mount.
Visual solution product supplier ViewSonic is expanding its TD40 touchscreen display series with the announcement of its brand new 27-inch TD2740 for consumer and commercial markets, and its 32-inch TD3240 designed for interactive digital signage applications. Both displays are 1920x1080 IPS displays with integrated 10-point projective capacitive touch technology.
A series of patent cases started by Nokia against ViewSonic and HTC have been referred -- as a group -- to mediation. Judge Leonard P. Stark of the United States District Court has sent the trio to Magistrate Judge Christoper J. Burke to try and hammer out a solution to the patent battles. The order comes nearly a week after Stark set a trial schedule that extends into 2015.
ViewSonic, a provider of monitors and related products, today unveiled its Smart Display product family, adding the 24-inch VSD240 to the recently-launched 22-inch display in the same line. The VSD240 integrates a 24-inch 1920x1080 Full HD LED screen with a quad-core Tegra 3 1.7Ghz processor from nVIDIA and the Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system.
ViewSonic has said it will be showing off a number of displays at CES next week, including two UHD screens. An 84-inch 4K display that could be used as an interactive digital sign will be accompanied by a more practical 32-inch 4K-resolution desktop display aimed at cinematographers and graphic designers.
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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE